Vinh Long farmers expect bumper vegetables Tet crop
Farmers in Vinh Long, one of the main vegetable growing provinces in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta, are busy planting crops ahead of Tet (Lunar New Year) next month and expecting a good harvest.
City makes modest safety gains
Labour safety and hygienic standards at enterprises in HCM City last year improved but only modestly, according to the city's Centre of Occupational Health and Environmental Protection.
With funding tied up for three of HCM City's five metro lines, the use of the money is carefully monitored, the head of the city's urban railway agency, has said.
Construction of the Thu Thiem No 2 Bridge between Ton Duc Thang Street in HCM City's District 1 and the proposed Thu Thiem urban area in District 2 will begin on February 3, the builder, the Dai Quang Minh company, has said.
Many wild animal farmers have been accused of abusing permits allowing them to breed species such as pangolins, porcupines and civets to help protect them.
The HCM City People's Committee has approved the use of bank loans to build 72 public kindergartens worth a total of more than VND 2.7 trillion (US$128 million).
Construction sites and all public transportation vehicles—buses, boats and trains— must have their fire prevention and control designs approved and rechecked before going into operation.
A Ha Noi Transport Department official denied a report in Ha Noi Moi (New Ha Noi) newspaper that the department wasted VND24 billion (US$120,000) on removing concrete dividers from streets.
Fast friends
Deputy PM Hoang Trung Hai (right) presents the Labour Order First Class to an official of the Russia-Viet Nam Friendship Association at an event marking the 65th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries.
The Government Office announced yesterday that the new national exhibition centre will be relocated to Nhat Tan, in Ha Noi's Tay Ho District.
Two Viet Nam Air Petrol Limited (VINAPCO) employees were caught while stealing aviation fuel at Tan Son Nhat International Airport compound on Thursday night.
Hup, it's a magic show!
Hup, it's a magic show!

Hien slowed down as he neared the red light at the Go May crossroad in HCM City on his motorbike. As an old man walked past swinging his arms, one of his hands hit Hien's handlebar. The aging pedestrian was not hurt, so Hien continued on his way when the light turned green.

Cheaper input, higher prices!
Cheaper input, higher prices!

Fuel prices have dropped twice this month and for the 15th time since July. The move should mean good news for consumers, who expect a corresponding reduction in the price of most goods, especially as Tet approaches.

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Military helicopter crash kills four crew members Military helicopter crash kills four crew members

Four crew members were killed when a Viet Nam Air Force UH-1 helicopter crashed during a training exercise yesterday morning.

VN committed to realising TPP VN committed to realising TPP

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh reiterated Viet Nam's commitment to negotiating and realising the terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) for the benefit of all TPP members while meeting US Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Stefan M. Selig yesterday in Ha Noi.

Talented ‘stage magician' tells story in memoir Talented ‘stage magician' tells story in memoir

Artist Thanh Loc will begin his five-city tour tomorrow in HCM City to launch his newly published memoirs.

Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings

Viet Nam jumped up four steps in international football rankings, according to FIFA's latest list.

Ministry to tighten control over wild Ministry to tighten control over wild

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has urged relevant ministries and agencies to tighten management over centres that raise dangerous wild animals in order to ensure the safety of local people.