Smuggling fines boost State budget
As many as 11,500 cases of smuggling and trade fraud have been uncovered in the first seven months of this year alone, the General Department of Vietnam Customs reported yesterday.
VN celebrates 70 years of freedom
An exhibition to showcase the nation's socio-economic achievements – among the largest celebrations to mark the 70th year since Viet Nam gained independence – was opened to the public yesterday evening in Ha Noi.
State to free more than 18,000
More than 18,000 inmates in prisons and detention centres across Viet Nam are set to be released early, with 34 foreign inmates among them.
Hundreds of villagers do well with custard apples
Custard apple farmers in the Bo Ly commune, Vinh Phuc Province, are thrilled with a bumper crop.
Rice institute teaches 1,000 delta farmers
Around 1,000 farmers in the Mekong Delta received training in the best rice cultivation and crop protection practices from the Cuu Long Delta Rice Research Institute (CLRRI) and US conglomerate DuPont in Can Tho on Thursday.
Poor methods lead to shrimp losses
Hundreds of once wealthy households in Quang Binh Province are now in debt after investing large sums of money in shrimp breeding without mastering the proper techniques.
Party may turn urban areas into smart cities
Viet Nam should turn its urban areas into smart cities to improve economic efficiency and quality of life, Viet Nam Fatherland Front Central Committee Chairman Nguyen Thien Nhan said yesterday.
Wages redefined under labour law
To improve the legislative framework for managing labour and improving workers' living standards, a slew of changes and updates have been made to the Labour Code and other regulations.
Smuggled guns fetch up to $400
HCM City Police are alarmed at the number of hand guns being smuggled into Viet Nam and sold, often to criminals.
Few Vietnamese abattoirs are considered hygienic
Most abattoirs in Viet Nam were unhygienic, said Dam Xuan Thanh, deputy director of the Department of Animal Health under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
Ha Noi floods
Ly Thuong Kiet street is flooded after a heavy rain that hit the capital yesterday afternoon. Heavy rain also flooded and caused traffic jam in several others streets of the city.
No kindergarten is an island
No kindergarten is an island

Teachers, students and parents have to trespass every day to reach Bung Rieng Kindergarten in Xuyen Moc District in southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province. Construction of the modern facility, which cost a whopping VND48 billion (US$2.1 million) and can accommodate up to 300 children, was completed three years ago. However, the road leading to the school was never built.

Kindness should come from the heart
Kindness should come from the heart

A story shared by Huyen, a young woman who took the Ha Noi-Vinh train last week, went viral online. Opinion was divided over whether she should have offered her bed to a senior when asked to do so.


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.

Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane

The national flagship carrier Vietnam Airlines held a ceremony on July 2 to receive its first Airbus 350-900 aircraft and announce its upgrade service quality programme and new brand identifying system, marking a major step in bringing the airline into the international arena.

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".

Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA

Nearly 9 million people in Viet Nam, or 10 per cent of the population, suffer from mental disorders, including 2.5 per cent with serious mental illnesses under social protection.