New strains to lift maize yields
By applying more advanced technology, Vietnamese maize farmers could boost yields by 50 per cent by 2020 and reduce money spent on imports, Syngenta representative Peter Pickering said at a recent meeting with Vietnamese agricultural leaders.
Resettlement slow at hydropower plants
Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai called for the prompt resettlement of people displaced by the construction of hydropower plants in Son La and Lai Chau provinces.
Enterprises in Viet Nam should provide comprehensive health care to employees to increase productivity and retention, an expert said yesterday at a workshop held in HCM City.
Taiwanese customs approved about 70 containers of Vietnamese tea products after initially stopping them because of contamination allegations that were later proved false.
The power outage at the Ho Chi Minh City Area Control Centre (AACC Ho Chi Minh) at Tan Son Nhat Airport on Thursday was an extremely serious technical failure that had never occurred in the country, head of the Civil Aviation Authority of Viet Nam (CAAV) Lai Xuan Thanh said yesterday.
The Lilama 2 Technical and Technology College has become the first Vietnamese school to be accredited as a member of the European Association of Institutes for Vocational Training (EVBB).
The agricultural sector, companies, and researchers should do more research into the cocoa market, analysing its value chain and socio-economic impact, and utilise the by-products of the crop to develop the sector, a seminar heard in HCM City on Wednesday.
German Vice Chancellor visits Bosch vocational facility
Sigmar Gabriel, German Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy, visited the Borsh vocational education facility in Dong Nai Province on Thursday.
Police confiscate smuggled goods
The Ha Noi Police have seized nearly 20 tonnes of smuggled goods in the past five days.
Two business leaders face prosecution for fraud
Ca Maus Police Department yesterday prosecuted two fishing industrys business leaders for defrauding the Viet Nam Development Banks (VDB) Minh Hai branch in Ca Mau of VND600 billion (US$28.5 million).
Truong Sa islanders get access to fresh water
Inhabitants of the island district of Song Tu Tay, off the coast of Khanh Hoa province, will have access to fresh water now that a solar energy-generated desalination system is complete, director of the HCM City-based Bach Khoa Solar Investment Company (Solar BK) Nguyen Minh Vu said yesterday.
Remember traffic laws when taking a photo
Remember traffic laws when taking a photo

Last week during his tour through Viet Nam promoting a whisky brand, David Beckham posted a photo on Facebook: A young woman in Ha Noi was taking a picture of him from her motorbike, while carrying an infant between her knees and without a helmet.

Rethink spending priorities
Rethink spending priorities

Last week, a run-of- the-mill report in the Infonet online newspaper (published by the Ministry of Information and Communications) raised many eyebrows.


Singaporeans unite to help scammed Vietnamese tourist Singaporeans unite to help scammed Vietnamese tourist

The assistance that Singaporeans gave a Vietnamese tourist who was scammed when he bought an iPhone 6 in Singapore has earned much attention and applause from Vietnamese newspapers and netizens.

Old apartments remain in state of disrepair Old apartments remain in state of disrepair

There are more than 1,500 old apartment buildings at risk of collapse across Viet Nam, but in the last decade, only five per cent were rebuilt.

Province backs cable car to cave 1    Province backs cable car to cave

Authorities in central Quang Binh Province have given the go ahead for a highly controversial cable car system connecting various sites in the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to the world's biggest cave, Son Doong.

Edward Scissorhands among free outdoor films Edward Scissorhands among free outdoor films

Saigon Outcast will hold two free Thursday outdoor film screenings this month.

Tax not the solution to online gaming issue 1    Tax not the solution to online gaming issue

A 10 per cent tax on the online gaming industry recently proposed by the Ministry of Finance aims to address the connection between the increase in gaming addiction and game-related crimes among youngsters by charging them more to fuel their addiction.