Social insurance causes concern
Ha Van Tha, a carpenter who does seasonal work in Ha Noi, is concerned that he would lose money under the recent revisions of the social insurance law, which will require employers and and workers with one- to three-month contracts to co-pay premiums on social insurance.
Fruit imports inspected over hepatitis A scare
Viet Nam is examining Chinese fruit imports as mandated by the Department of Plant Protection (DPP), triggered by an announcement that Chinese fruit shipped to Australia were allegedly contaminated with the hepatitis A virus (HAV).
Workers cash in over Tet holiday
Workers at about a dozen companies in the southern province of Binh Duong did not get a holiday break for Tet.
Parents hold out for foreign vaccinations
A shortage of paid vaccinations – foreign-produced vaccines that must be paid for - will continue this year, says an official from the Ministry of Health.
Districts told to speed up red book process
The municipal administration of the capital city has urged its districts to expedite the granting of land titles (also known as "red books") so that it can begin operating a land administration database in the second quarter of this year.
VN celebrates health sector on Doctors' Day
Doctors' Day, today, February 27, is a day to acknowledge the nation's doctors and an occasion to measure the progress the health sector has achieved over the past 60 years.
Science and technology crucial for national development: Official
Science and technology play an important part in a country's development and modernisation, especially a developing country, such as Viet Nam, said Dr. Tran Chi Thanh.
Journalistic works on women's empowerment chosen for contest's final round
The Women's Empowerment Journalism Award 2015 has selected 19 journalistic works for its final round in the Asia Pacific Region.
Housing law means affordable homes, real estate growth
The construction sector excelled in 2014, said Minister of Construction Trinh Dinh Dung.
ASEAN co-operation needed in the fight to combat piracy
A delegation from Viet Nam is attending a two-day conference in Kuala Lumpur to discuss information sharing on the fight against maritime terrorism.
Gov't employees to receive pay rises
A government decree today announced an eight per cent increase in wages for government officials, public servants and members of the armed forces with a salary coefficient lower than 2.34.
Mission Incomplete or Mission Impossible?
Mission Incomplete or Mission Impossible?

Huynh Ho is building a house. Nothing unusual about that, you say, but Ho has been focused on this task for more than half of his 65 years, 35, to be exact.

Sale of fake health foods concerns consumers
Sale of fake health foods concerns consumers

Everyone knows functional food works to improve health and build resistance to diseases, especially in patients and people recovering from ailments.

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Wild peach branches disappear as demand rises Wild peach branches disappear as demand rises

It's hard to find ancient wild peach branches on sale in the northern mountainous province of Son La, due to their overexploitation by the local people.

Flower Road to be opened today Flower Road to be opened today

The Flower Road in HCM City's Ham Nghi Street will be opened to the public at 7pm today. Viet Nam News photographer Van Dat presents different images of the Flower Road, as seen through his lens.

Vietnamese consumer confidence "largely intact": Economist Vietnamese consumer confidence "largely intact": Economist

Vietnamese consumers started 2015 with their confidence broadly unchanged after a tumultuous 2014, ANZ Bank Economist Glenn Maguire said in a recent report.

Viet Nam ranks 10th worldwide in remittances Viet Nam ranks 10th worldwide in remittances

Viet Nam was among the top 10 countries in the world with the largest amount of remittances from abroad last year, with around US$12 billion, according to the Western Union company, which handles money transfers worldwide.

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.