‘Pepper spray' hits coffee, rubber
Farmers in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak have chopped down some of the area's most essential crops, coffee and rubber, to make room for the possibly more lucrative black pepper plant.
North, centre to swelter
The National Hydro-meteorological Forecasting Centre yesterday said the country's northern and central regions would continue to experience dry and hot weather through Sunday at least.
Deputies from 14 nations participating in the 2015 Pacific Area Security Sector Working Group (PASSWG) agreed to ensure equal benefits for all nations, respect their independence and sovereignty, and settle disputes peacefully in line with international law and regional agreements.
The HCM City Transport Department has inspected an area in Long Phuoc Ward, District 9, where local residents complain illegal sand mining in a section of the Dong Nai River has eroded over 42 hectares of their land.
The 2014 Viet Nam Fund for Supporting Technological Creations (VIFOTEC) Awards has honoured 40 projects in Ha Noi.
The cultivation of fragrant rice in the Cuu Long (Mekong) province of Soc Trang has shown good results, according to experts.
Growing areas should be clearly zoned and a national brand should be developed to promote rice from the Mekong Delta, a conference heard in Can Tho on Wednesday.
Farmers in Binh Tan District in the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long, which has the largest area of sweet potato cultivation for export, are despairing over fall in prices.
An "urgent" investigation has been launched into the collapse of a bridge costing more than VND2.5 billion (US$116,000) just two weeks after it opened, authorities in Long An Province have said.
No respite from heat wave for north, centre
The National Hydro-meteorological Forecasting Centre yesterday said the country's northern and central regions will continue to experience dry and hot weather through Sunday at least.
Five in critical condition after eating toxic mushrooms
Many young people and students in Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands), Kon Tum Province, gathered today to donate blood for five patients of mushroom poisoning.
Ladder houses return to Ha Noi
Ladder houses return to Ha Noi

A 565-metre extension to Nguyen Van Huyen Street in Cau Giay has led to the street being called the most expensive in Ha Noi. The section, connecting Nguyen Khanh Toan and Cau Giay streets, cost nearly VND1 trillion (US$46.2 million) including VND680 billion ($31.4 million) for site clearance compensation.

Driving skills, not licences, key to safety
Driving skills, not licences, key to safety

While the Ministry of Transport's recent plan to divide driving courses into two sections, one for automatic cars (AT) and the other for manual cars (MT) pleases many drivers of automatic vehicles presently forced to take the more difficult manual test, some doubt the feasibility of the separation.

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VN smartphone hits shops 1    VN smartphone hits shops

Bkav Corporation yesterday launched the first made-in-Vietnam smartphone, Bphone, which was in development for more than four years.

CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security 1    CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security

The Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam (CAAV) has issued a plan for better management and prevention of theft of passengers' baggage and cargo, and to ensure aviation security.

Son makes Dad prize wheelchair 1    Son makes Dad prize wheelchair

Le Van Hoa works through his lunchtime at a workshop at the Hue College of Industry every day, despite the extreme heat. He is finalising an electric wheelchair designed for his father who was paralysed in a motorbike accident 12 years ago.

US show to shoot secret cave special 1    US show to shoot secret cave special

The American television network ABC (American Broadcasting Company) will make a live broadcast of a Good Morning America programme featuring one Viet Nam's natural wonders.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.