Deaf struggle to find employment
A 27-year-old female resident of HCM City, who is deaf, lost her job when her new boss decided not to renew her contract, saying that he did not want to communicate with her in writing as her former supervisor had done.
Experts sceptical of Maritime Silk Road
Doubts of the possibility of creating a modern Maritime Silk Road that passes through the South China Sea, which Viet Nam calls the East Sea, continue to dog experts concerned by on-going territorial disputes in the region.
Too many VN workers in Taiwan quitting jobs
The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) will tighten labour export management to stop Vietnamese nationals from quitting their jobs in Taiwan before their contracts end.
Fewer VN traffic accidents in 2015
Viet Nam has seen a sharp decrease in the number and the severity of traffic accidents in recent years. Compared to 2011, the number of traffic accidents in 2015 has gone down by 51 per cent, the number of fatalities and injured down by 24 per cent and 60 per cent respectively.
Khanh Hoa cracks down on foreign language billboards
The People's Committee of Khanh Hoa Province has asked authorised agencies to inspect and punish stores in Nha Trang city with billboards written only in foreign languages.
Workers return home from Algeria deep in debt
The last batch of 18 Vietnamese workers assaulted by Chinese employers in Algeria late in October were repatriated today, happy to be soon reunited with family, but burdened with debts.
Police warn of surge in fraud cases
HCM Police have warned that swindlers posing as law enforcement officials to appropriate money from victims appear to have made a comeback in recent months.
Health ministry launches online drug registration services
The Drug Administration of Viet Nam (DAVN) under the health ministry today launched online public services level 4 to help pharmaceutical firms register drug and medicine prices.
Nine persons face prosecution in pipeline case
Nine persons will be prosecuted after police concluded investigation into a series of misconducts and violations at the Viet Nam Construction and Import-Export Co., JSC (Vinaconex).
Advanced waste treatment plant lies unused
The northern Hai Phong City's Trang Cat solid waste treatment plant, once known to be the most advanced one in Viet Nam, has not been operated for two years.
Executives face trial on embezzlement charges
The People's Court of Ho Chi Minh City yesterday commenced a preliminary hearing for two defendants involved in a major embezzlement scandal at the Agribank Financial Leasing Company No 2 (ALC II).
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.

Misuse of antibiotics in VN a danger for children
Misuse of antibiotics in VN a danger for children

Vietnamese health officials are en-couraging local patients to use antibiotics only when prescribed by a doctor but a survey by the Health Ministry reveals that 76 per cent of doctors prescribe medicines unreasonably, causing antibiotic resistance to about 33 per cent of patients.


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.