Unauthorised fees plague Viet Nam's bus terminals
Transport enterprises are concerned about fees that they have to pay for their operations at bus stations.
Vo Thi Yen, 80, of HCM City's Phu Nhuan District, who has heart disease and arthritis, no longer has to queue for her turn at Thong Nhat Hospital; the hospital now comes to her house to treat her.
Viet Nam aims to reduce processing time for commercial disputes to 200 working days from the current 400 working days, as the country continued with administrative reforms to improve its business environment, as stipulated in Resolution 19/2015/NQ-CP.
The Government yesterday began an integrated nutrition and food security programme to end malnutrition and stunting for children and vulnerable groups in Viet Nam.
Lack of strict punishments have made it difficult for local authorities to tighten control over businesses violating food safety as more and more samples of meat, vegetables and seafood have been found failing to meet hygiene and quality standards, threatening local people's health, since the beginning of this year.
The section of the Hong (Red) River that runs through Ba Vi District is now full of dredgers exploiting sand both day and night, but district authorities have failed to do anything about the illegal dredging.
Children's hospital in HCM City pushed beyond capacity
The number of in-patients at HCM City Paediatrics Hospital No.1 has increased to a 10-year high, with 2,099 as of this week.
Water reserves in Central Highlands running low
Thousands of reservoirs and lakes in Central Highland are short of water for the upcoming dry season.Central Highlands Standing Steering Committee reported that rainfall filled only 30 per cent of the storage capacity of the reservoirs and lakes.
North-west's largest waste processing plant opens
The largest solid waste processing plant in the northwestern region officially started operations yesterday, aiming to address the accumulation of hazardous garbage dumping sites across towns in this province.
Three top directors of Viet A Bank in southern Bac Lieu branch office have been prosecuted for deception and misappropriation of nearly VND20 billion ($870,000).
Fishermen still missing in Binh Dinh Province
Search operations are underway to locate 13 fishermen who were reported missing after their fishing boat capsized in a tornado on Sunday night in the Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago's waters.

Watch out for this driver
Watch out for this driver

Drivers on Yen Phu Road in Ha Noi's Tay Ho District last Friday saw a Honda automobile travelling along with the words, Sorry, I'm just practising to drive. Please sympathise written on paper and stuck in the middle of the rear window.

Parents struggle with school fees
Parents struggle with school fees

Many Vietnamese parents struggle to cover the so-called "voluntary contribution" to class and school of their children as a new school year starts.


Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh

Wiping sweat from his forehead, 36-year-old Trinh Duc Sang took big strides along a road covered with muddy coal sludge and dirt to the place that was his home until just three weeks ago. He climbed a rickety ladder that buckled under his weight to reach his neigh-bour's house overlooking a creek. From there, he crossed into his old home.

Doctors treat patients for free at clinic in Ha Noi Doctors treat patients for free at clinic in Ha Noi

For more than 20 years, Dang Thi Nhan, 67, has been waking up about 30 minutes earlier each day to bake cakes or prepare tea for two retired doctors in a clinic near her house in Ha Noi's Giap Bat Ward.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam 1    Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam

Pham Ba Lu swore thousands of times that he "would not live under the same sky as the United States".

Water resources, eroding land need saving Water resources, eroding land need saving

Water management has become a major topic of discussion in recent years among Viet Nam's lawmakers, experts and society. The country has been struggling to deal with water-related issues such as a rising sea level, land subsidence and saline intrusion in the Mekong Delta. Lawmakers and experts shared their views on water management with Viet Nam News reporters Thu Van and Hoang Anh.