Diseases undermine Mekong fruit exports
Mekong Delta provinces are rich in orchards with many kinds of fruit for export, but a shortage of disease-free seedlings is threatening the industry.
Ship shape
India's INS Sahyadri (F49), carrying 300 crew members, began a five-day friendship visit to Da Nang's Tien Sa Port yesterday.
Coastal provinces brace as storm Mujigae nears
Coastal localities stretching from northern Quang Ninh province to central Khanh Hoa province are bracing for tropical storm Mujigae (meaning rainbow in Korean) which entered the East Sea after it gained strength from a tropical low-pressure system yesterday morning.
VN, US discuss regional defence
The sixth Viet Nam-US Defence Policy Dialogue held in Washington DC from September 29 to October 2 agreed that emerging sovereignty disputes and claims that went against international law were complicating affairs in the Asia-Pacific region.
Da Nang sues students for breaking contracts
The Da Nang Centre for Promotion of Human Resources Development has sued seven people who have been sponsored to study abroad but refused to work for the local authority as committed.
Local apple species should bring profit to ethnic groups
The growing acreage of apple fruits locally called tao meo, has rapidly increased in recent years, as more business is needed to boost the consumption of fruit in the northwest region.
Duck egg production to receive shake-up
The production process of salted duck eggs, one of Viet Nam's potential export products, will be re-arranged to boost exports, said an official from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development's National Institute of Animal Sciences
City launches bus route via Thu Thiem Tunnel
HCM City launched the first bus route through Thu Thiem Tunnel on Thursday, according to the HCM City Passenger Transport Management Centre under the HCM City Department of Transport.
HCM City hailed for rural progress
The HCM City administration yesterday reviewed the progress made in the five years since implementation of the Government's New Rural Area Programme began.
Ha Noi to build water pipeline
Ha Noi's People's Committee has urged the Prime Minister to build a water pipeline from Highway 21 to Ring Road 3 to meet local residents' need for clean water.
Three times more youths unemployed in VN today
Even though Viet Nam's unemployment rate remains at just over 2 per cent, the youth unemployment rate is three times higher, affirmed a report on the socio-economic situation till September.
Beware, falling coconuts!
Beware, falling coconuts!

Viet Nam Coconut Association has suggested that the HCM City People's Committee and People's Council plant coconut palms along streets to slow down floods and lessen the danger of falling trees and branches during the rainy season.However, residents are more worried that they or their children or friends will be hit on the head with a falling coconuts - a real danger to those living with the highly useful tree.

Parents struggle with school fees
Parents struggle with school fees

Many Vietnamese parents struggle to cover the so-called "voluntary contribution" to class and school of their children as a new school year starts.


Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh

Wiping sweat from his forehead, 36-year-old Trinh Duc Sang took big strides along a road covered with muddy coal sludge and dirt to the place that was his home until just three weeks ago. He climbed a rickety ladder that buckled under his weight to reach his neigh-bour's house overlooking a creek. From there, he crossed into his old home.

Doctors treat patients for free at clinic in Ha Noi Doctors treat patients for free at clinic in Ha Noi

For more than 20 years, Dang Thi Nhan, 67, has been waking up about 30 minutes earlier each day to bake cakes or prepare tea for two retired doctors in a clinic near her house in Ha Noi's Giap Bat Ward.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam 1    Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam

Pham Ba Lu swore thousands of times that he "would not live under the same sky as the United States".

Water resources, eroding land need saving Water resources, eroding land need saving

Water management has become a major topic of discussion in recent years among Viet Nam's lawmakers, experts and society. The country has been struggling to deal with water-related issues such as a rising sea level, land subsidence and saline intrusion in the Mekong Delta. Lawmakers and experts shared their views on water management with Viet Nam News reporters Thu Van and Hoang Anh.