Plan to cleanse city of rampant advertising
A major plan to regulate the installment of outdoors advertising billboards in Ha Noi has been developed by the city to deal with unauthorised outdoor advertising.
School closed for torturing autistic students
City authorities have shut down an illegal school for autistic children after it was found to be torturing its students.
Climate infrastructure needed
Mega-cities and big cities have endured dangerous impact from climate change, but small- and medium-sized towns will suffer the most, according to experts.
Ha Noi calls for social housing reform
The Ha Noi People's Committee has asked relevant departments to review the progress of social housing projects and report on when the projects will be completed, before July 25.
Ministry unveils proposals on late night liquor sales
Those midnight runs for 12-packs of Beer Ha Noi might soon get a bit more complicated.
Official calls for community-based healthcare plans
A top family welfare official yesterday urged the HCM City Population and Family Planning Division to soon submit plans for expanding a project on community-based healthcare for seniors to the HCM City People's Council to get approval and funds.
AmCham VN honours World Blood Donor Day
More than 1,140 volunteers donated 1,497 units of blood in HCM City and the southern province of Binh Duong as part of a drive by the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Viet Nam to celebrate the World Blood Donor Day.
Ha Noi centre issues alert over dengue outbreak
The Ha Noi Preventive Medicine Centre yesterday warned about an outbreak of dengue fever in Cau Giay District's Yen Hoa Ward.
Twin separation
Doctors from the National Paediatrics Hospital conduct surgery to separate conjoined twins yesterday. The four-month-old twins, from the northern province of Yen Bai, were conjoined at their stomach. It was the sixth conjoined twin separation surgery at the hospital since last year.
Online health remedies put patients at risk
Many families in Viet Nam who seek health remedies on online forums and websites have failed to check the accuracy of the information, leading to serious illnesses, and in some cases, death.
Vaccinations for hepatitis B drop
The number of children receiving hepatitis B vaccine within a day of being born has fallen sharply, said professor Nguyen Tran Hien, director of the Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology.
Killing the goose?
Killing the goose?

Tourists, especially backpackers, who love drinking beer at night on Vietnamese streets might soon have to think twice. The Health Ministry is hoping to introduce a ban on selling beers or any alcoholic beverages after 10pm. This is part of a draft law to stop the ill effects of booze on the community, particularly in lowering the dreadful number of roads deaths.

Private school transportation comes to town
Private school transportation comes to town

Every afternoon, around 4.30pm, Nguyen Thi Lan, a bank employee in Dong Da District of Ha Noi starts getting worried. She waits for her boss to leave office, and then rushes off to pick up her daughter from school.


China continues East Sea aggression China continues East Sea aggression

China continued to maintain its illegal presence and aggression in Vietnamese waters yesterday as more condemnation of its actions came from US and Philippine officials.

Single father's formula for mother's milk 6    Single father's formula for mother's milk

The baby began to cry just as the taxi started moving.Trinh Tuan was at a loss. He had no previous experience of taking care of any baby, and here he was, alone with his 14-day-old baby daughter for the first time, going home from the Tu Du Hospital in HCM City.

BIDV funds $53 million road in Laos 1    BIDV funds $53 million road in Laos

The Bank for Investment and Development of Viet Nam (BIDV) will lend US$53.16 million to Laos to help the country build a road in its northern province of Houaphanh.

Delta faces major water crisis Delta faces major water crisis

More efforts must be made to efficiently manage and use scarce water resources of the Mekong River as climate change and rapid development to produce electricity have threatened its sustainability.

Three guys, one camera, an Irish goal Three guys, one camera, an Irish goal

It has been difficult getting back to normal life for Iain McNamara and his peers after their one-year trip through 22 countries.