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.
Over 50 firefighters hospitalised after extinguishing a blaze
More than 50 firefighters were hospitalised after operations to extinguish a blaze at Nam Hai Port, an official of the Fire Fighting and Prevention Department of Hai Phong said.
Sunk clinker-carrying vessel towed away
Rescuers this morning towed away a clinker-carrying vessel that sank in Cam River, northern Hai Phong Province on Saturday night after colliding with an oil-laden vessel.
Doctors remove 59 pieces of porcelain from patient
Doctors at the Bach Mai Hospital saved a patient's life after successfully completing a rare surgery of his abdomen and removing 59 pieces of porcelain he swallowed a day before.
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.
Patients receive free COPD checks and medicine
Doctors from Bach Mai General Hospital last weekend provided free checks, consultancy and medicine to more than 500 people at high risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD).
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.
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.