Mangrove forests protect Mekong crops
Crops and farms would be protected by a mass of mangrove forests in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta provinces, thanks to a restoration project.
EC programme promotes disaster risk management in VN
Firefighters battle inferno in central HCM City
Hundreds of firefighters battled a blaze that devastated at least eight houses and caused chaos for many hours in central HCM City today.
Quang Nam dyke to guard against coastal landslides
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said drastic measures were needed to tackle the landslides along Cua Dai Beach in Quang Nam Province during his visit to the site yesterday.
Rare wood seized in Thua Thien-Hue Province
Traffic police in the central Thua Thien-Hue Province today found a truck travelling on the South-North route to be illegally transporting 3cu.m of rare and protected wood.
Trawler with 14 fishermen rescued off Nha Trang
The Nha Trang Maritime Search and Rescue Co-ordination Centre's (Nha Trang MRCC) SAR 27-01 boat yesterday rescued a trawler and towed it to Khanh Hoa Province's Nha Trang Port.
New expressway opens to traffic on Saturday
The newly built Ha Noi-Hai Phong expressway will be opened to traffic on Saturday (December 5), a representative of the project contractor said.
Stump-tailed macaque released back into the wild
Centre of Biodiversity Conservation, GreenViet, and the central city's Ba Na-Nui Chua forest protection sub-department have jointly released a stump-tailed macaque into the wild in Ba Na-Nui Chua Nature Reserve.
EC programme promotes disaster risk management in VN
The European Commission humanitarian aid department's 17-year community-based disaster risk management programmes (DIPECHO) in Viet Nam have achieved remarkable results, it was announced at a conference today in Ha Noi.
Company continues to help
Lixil Viet Nam Ltd today donated VND1 billion (US$45,000) in support of the Tam long Viet (Vietnamese Heart) Fund's healthy heart operation.
PM grants more funds for resettlement project
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved two road construction projects, and has granted more than VND629 billion (US$28 million) for the resettlement process under the Son La Hydropower Plant Project.
Fat Cat local attraction
Fat Cat local attraction

Tran Thi Nga, 75, lives in Van Mieu Ward, Nam Dinh City in the northern province of Nam Dinh. She has a 20-kilogram cat. With the heavy weight, her cat is famous in the ward and many people come to Nga's house to see it.

Media targets urban readers in coverage
Media targets urban readers in coverage

On one hand, cities are expected to be the key to economic growth and to foster prosperity. But they are often seen as chaotic and full of poverty. They suck in productive people from rural areas and undermine agricultural production, the basis of economic development.


Environmental issues hinder new rural areas Environmental issues hinder new rural areas

In the five years since the Government put in place Decision No 49/QD-TTg on 19 criteria for new-style rural areas for the 2010-20 period, the majority of communes across the nation fail to meet the 17th criterion on environment. Both local and central authorities find it difficult to fill all five norms, as set down.

Baby vaccinations remain a cause for concern Baby vaccinations remain a cause for concern

Parents are concerned about post-vaccine reactions after the recent death of babies after receiving Quinvaxem vaccine, although the Health Ministry has repeatedly confirmed the safety of the vaccine.

Photos strengthen confidence of Mong girls Photos strengthen confidence of Mong girls

Wearing her most beautiful dress, Vu Thi Vu smiles broadly as she shows to her friends one of her photos which are on display at the Can Chu Phin secondary school in Meo Vac district of northernmost Ha Giang Province.

Lack of fire safety a risk in high-rises Lack of fire safety a risk in high-rises

Negligence and ignorance of fire safety regulations by both investors and residents at high-rise buildings have again come to the fore following the latest blaze in Ha Noi.