Authorities call for measures to prevent highway fatalities
The National Steering Committee for Traffic Safety has ordered localities to take measures to reduce traffic accidents along National Highway 1A, particularly road sections that are being upgraded.
Fire destroys warehouse in HCM City
A fire broke out at a 1,000sqm-warehouse in HCM City's Thu Duc District early this morning.
Women's Union provides training in Vinh Long
The Vinh Long Province Women's Union has helped thousands of women escape poverty in recent years by providing them with vocational training and helping them set up businesses among other efforts.
Workers need health insurance
The latest draft law on occupational safety and health will cover labourers without contracts due to their vulnerability and lack of support.
Ministry draws up tourism marketing
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on Tuesday approved a tourism marketing strategy until 2020 which includes a marketing roadmap.
Atomic technology fuels development
Viet Nam's use of radio-active technology had created huge growth in agriculture, medicine, oil and gas production and other industries, the deputy minister of Science and Technology, Tran Viet Thanh.
HCM City to test medicine supplies
The HCM City Department of Health this week ordered the Centre for Quality Control of Food, Drug and Cosmetics to obtain samples and test 332 out of 1,193 drugs that won bids to supply to hospitals this year following reports about poor quality of drugs.
Empowering disabled people
National Assembly deputies yesterday listened to reports on Viet Nam's preparation for the ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
ASEAN workers test out their skills
The opening ceremony of the ASEAN Skills Competition 2014 took place yesterday in Ha Noi with the theme: "Skills - our intrinsic value".
Miners put lives, homes in danger
Many families in the northern mountainous province of Son La are living in fear as big stones from blasting hits their homes and covers them with dust.
VN nurses to benefit from year in Japan
The Department for Overseas Labour Management announced on Monday that it was recruiting 180 nurses and orderlies to work in Japan under the Viet Nam-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).
Prisoner escapes the pot
Prisoner escapes the pot

Police in Phu Duc commune in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta Province are keeping their eyes wide open, night and day, to ensure their latest prisoner doesn't escape.

Piracy clouds e-books' growing popularity
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.


Woman steps up in fight to tackle drugs 2    Woman steps up in fight to tackle drugs

Since for Le Thi Nga "to live is to give," she thought nothing about joining the neighbourhood watch in her fourth quarter in District 1's Cau Kho Ward in 2009.

Tan Son Nhat Airport on verge of overloading 1    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).

My Lai survivor writes book 1    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.

Imported brews, grub at Ha Noi's Oktoberfest 1    Imported brews, grub at Ha Noi's Oktoberfest

A celebration of Germany's Oktoberfest will be held in Ha Noi on Thursday and Friday.