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.
Coast Guard Force gets multi-purpose vessel
The defence ministry and the Song Thu Shipyard Corporation launched a multi-purpose vessel, CBS 8005, for the Viet Nam Coast Guard Force at a ceremony yesterday.
More than 18,000 people join Terry Fox Run
More than 18,000 residents of HCM City and neighbouring provinces have joined in the Terry Fox Run to raise funds for cancer research and treatment activities.
Fire destroys four stores in Kon Tum
Leakage of electrical charge was blamed for the fire that destroyed four stores in Plei Kan Town, in the Central Highland Kon Tum Province's Ngoc Hoi District late on Saturday.
Japan, VN developing new rice resistant to disease, bugs
Vietnamese and Japanese researchers have completed an international project to develop a new rice variety that is disease- and insect-resistant with a high-yield, short-growth duration.
Violent crime rises in first ten months
Despite the efforts of law enforcement forces, Viet Nam has seen a rising level of complexity and severity in criminal cases recently, head of the country's investigation police Gen. Ho Sy Tien said during an annual police meeting on Friday in HCM City.
Police charge teen for killing cellmate
Local police yesterday completed their investigation and decided to prosecute Vu Van Binh, 17, from Bac Giang, for allegedly beating to death one of his cellmates while in a custody in Ha Noi.
Robot makers
A total of 122 teams of domestic and international contestants took part in the Robothon International 2015 with the theme "Ecological Conservation" which was held yesterday in HCM City.
Hospitals reducing inappropriate antibiotic usage
Hospital infection control activities have helped reduce inappropriate antibiotic use, which has improved quality of health care and reduced the need for medical treatment, according to Assoc. Prof Le Thi Anh Thu, president of HCM City Infection Control Society.
Five die in farm truck crash
Five people were killed and nine seriously injured when a farm truck collided with a container truck in the central highlands province of Gia Lai on Saturday.
Police arrest eight in bus mugging ring
The HCM City criminal police have arrested eight people for allegedly attacking and robbing money and other belongings from passengers on buses they operated illegally from the city to Mekong Delta provinces.
What's in a name
What's in a name

Phuc Dat Bich may be an interesting and favourite name to many Vietnamese people. Phuc Dat Bich (Bich is family name, Phuc Dat means happiness and success) is name of a National Australian Bank worker living in Australia. But the 23-year-old Vietnamese-Australian man was in trouble with his name.

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.