banned substances

HCM City struggles in war on drugs

Successive large-scaled seizures of drugs in HCM City has raised public alarm over the extent of drug-related crimes in the southern economic centre and the city’s administration is working hard to address the threats of drugs.

Demand for VN seafood on the rise

The domestic fishing industry should promote production of tra fish and shrimp by the end of this year to take advantage of the export potential of both commodities on the word market, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).


New narcotic lure young people

Medics and police are seeing an increase in illegal drug use countrywide – and are warning users of the potential dangers associated with narcotics.


Burning offerings a hot topic

An ancient tradition or a money making ploy?

The practice of burning paper has been with us for generations. But in recent years what once just fake cash and the odd gift has developed into something much more. Paul Kennedy reports.