New air route links City to Ha Noi
Aviation authorities from Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia had agreed to launch a straight air route from HCM City to Ha Noi over Lao and Cambodian airspace from June 2015 onwards, according to Head of the Civil Aviation Authority of Viet Nam (CAAV) Lai Xuan Thanh.
VN to set up teams to fight Ebola
The health ministry has called for increased vigilance and response against the spread of the Ebola disease in the country.
Two drown near Tuy Hoa in Phu Yen
Two people drowned in the sea off Ward 7 in the central Phu Yen province's Tuy Hoa City yesterday.
Insurance still out of reach for many
A health insurance law passed in early 2012 told the State to pay 30 per cent of health insurance card costs for farmers, fishermen and salt workers within a certain income range, but its implementation has been slowed down because of some difficulties in related procedures.
Inspector-General listens to requests for compensation
Vietnamese Government Inspector-General Huynh Phong Tranh met with citizens in Quang Ninh Province for the first time on Friday to listen to their complaints and concerns.
Drug rehab programme draws few participants
HCM City's two-year-old community-based treatment for drug addicts has not proven very successful due to various reasons, including the fact that admission for treatment is voluntary.
New group links female entrepreneurs
A congress held in Ha Noi yesterday launched the Viet Nam Association of Women Entrepreneurs and elected Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Ho Thi Kim Thoa its first president.
Three die in fertiliser factory blast
A fertiliser factory explosion killed three and injured four Friday in HCM City.
Crew members saved after sea collision
Border soldiers discovered seven crew members yesterday who fell into the sea when their fishing vessel collided with another and sank on Saturday morning in territorial waters of southern Ca Mau Province.
Driver caught illegally transporting wood
Police in central Quang Tri Province last Friday discovered team illegally transporting a rare type of wood, Burma padauk, at the Lao Bao border gate.
Three die in road accident
Three people died in a road accident yesterday in central Nghe An Province.
Chronicle of a crime foretold
Chronicle of a crime foretold

People visit police stations to report a crime, but 31-year-old Ho Quy Ve was looking for something slightly different. He wanted permission to commit a crime.

Piracy clouds e-books' growing popularity

Nguyen Hung Sang, a self-confessed bookworm and an employee of an import enterprise in Ha Noi, used to wander through bookstores along Nguyen Xi and Dinh Le streets near Hoan Kiem Lake on weekends to find new books.


Tan Son Nhat Airport on verge of overloading Tan Son Nhat Airport on verge of overloading

HCM City's Tan Son Nhat Airport will be stretched beyond capacity in the next two years, making construction of the new Long Thanh airport in Dong Nai Province more urgent than ever, experts warn.

BIDV teams up with Japanese banks to facilitate investment BIDV teams up with Japanese banks to facilitate investment

The Bank for Investment and Development of Viet Nam (BIDV) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with two Japanese banks, namely Minato Bank and the Bank of Yokohama (BOY).

Capital to host biotechnology fair Capital to host biotechnology fair

A three-day fair on technology and biological equipment will take place in the capital on October 21 organised by the National Agency for Science and Information Technology.

Rhino horn demand falls after campaign Rhino horn demand falls after campaign

Vietnamese demand for rhinoceros horns decreased by 38 per cent within a year after a campaign was launched against the practice.

My Lai survivor writes book My Lai survivor writes book

Pham Thanh Cong, 57, was one of only a dozen survivors of 1968's infamous My Lai massacre. More than four decades later, he has written a book about the mass murder, in which American soldiers killed 504 unarmed civilians.