Residents stuck in sewer water for over a year
The residents of building 146 Quan Thanh have lived "knee-deep in sewer water and waste," as one put it, for more than a year since a blockage stopped their pipe from draining into the city sewer system.
Viet Nam's rich biodiversity has made it a hub for illegal transportation of rare species and stronger efforts are needed to curb wildlife trafficking, experts said at a workshop that opened in Ha Noi on Tuesday.
There are no alleged "prisoners of conscience" in Viet Nam, Foreign Ministry Vice Spokesperson Pham Thu Hang stated.
Officials and international experts discussed ways to amend the Penal Code in light of the 2013 Constitution at the second annual Legal Policy Dialogue yesterday.
Urbanisation turns villages into ‘slums'
Many wards and villages in suburban and developing urban areas required renovation, Deputy Minister of Construction Phan Thi My Linh said at a conference in Ha Noi yesterday.
Viet Nam ready for 10th ASEAN Skills Competition
Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Welfare Pham Thi Hai Chuyen visited the National Convention Centre in Ha Noi on October 21 to inspect preparations for the 10th ASEAN Skills Competition whose opening ceremony will take place on October 23.
CAAV disputes poor Asia rating for airports
Tan Son Nhat in HCM City and Noi Bai in Ha Noi are not among the worst airports in Asia, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam (CAAV), which disputed their recent poor rankings on an international survey site.
Ha Noi women screened for cancer
More than 51,000 middle-aged women in Ha Noi have now been screened for cancer thanks to a three-year project to combat breast and cervical cancers which comes to an end this year.
Finland to help VN develop smart cities
Finland's Minister of Economic Affairs said yesterday that his country would help Viet Nam achieve ambitious targets for smart and green cities by providing assistance in sustainable urban planning, industrial design, clean technologies and digital services, along with education and training.
Kids need better food, mental care
Nutrition and psychological care are vital for the comprehensive development of children, experts told a seminar in HCM City on Sunday attended by kindergarten teachers.
Salvage of sunken ship cargo continues
Southern Can Tho Province authorities continued to salvage cargo from a ship that sank in Can Tho River.
Prisoner escapes the pot
Prisoner escapes the pot

Police in Phu Duc commune in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta Province are keeping their eyes wide open, night and day, to ensure their latest prisoner doesn't escape.

Piracy clouds e-books' growing popularity
Piracy clouds e-books' growing popularity

Nguyen Hung Sang, a self-confessed bookworm and an employee of an import enterprise in Ha Noi, used to wander through bookstores along Nguyen Xi and Dinh Le streets near Hoan Kiem Lake on weekends to find new books.


Woman steps up in fight to tackle drugs 1    Woman steps up in fight to tackle drugs

Since for Le Thi Nga "to live is to give," she thought nothing about joining the neighbourhood watch in her fourth quarter in District 1's Cau Kho Ward in 2009.

Tan Son Nhat Airport on verge of overloading 1    Tan Son Nhat Airport on verge of overloading

HCM City's Tan Son Nhat Airport will be stretched beyond capacity in the next two years, making construction of the new Long Thanh airport in Dong Nai Province more urgent than ever, experts warn.

BIDV teams up with Japanese banks to facilitate investment BIDV teams up with Japanese banks to facilitate investment

The Bank for Investment and Development of Viet Nam (BIDV) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with two Japanese banks, namely Minato Bank and the Bank of Yokohama (BOY).

My Lai survivor writes book My Lai survivor writes book

Pham Thanh Cong, 57, was one of only a dozen survivors of 1968's infamous My Lai massacre. More than four decades later, he has written a book about the mass murder, in which American soldiers killed 504 unarmed civilians.

Imported brews, grub at Ha Noi's Oktoberfest Imported brews, grub at Ha Noi's Oktoberfest

A celebration of Germany's Oktoberfest will be held in Ha Noi on Thursday and Friday.