The capacity of fire rescue and prevention services in provinces and cities should be considered among criteria to assess local competitiveness, said Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng.
It will be difficult to fully resolve the issue of piracy of television broadcasts without the co-operation of users and the active support of the authorities, said experts at a workshop in Hà Nội on Wednesday.
The National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting said on Wednesday that there was high risk of landslide in northern provinces including Thái Nguyên, Tuyên Quang and Hòa Bình.
Urban air pollution, mostly from vehicles, is associated with an increased risk of dementia, according to research published on Wednesday.
European leaders will gather Wednesday for a summit to put summer tensions over migration behind them and to set up the last stretch of talks for a Brexit deal.
A flash flood triggered by heavy downpours has submerged schools in Yên Tĩnh Commune, Tương Dương District in the central province of Nghệ An.
Hundreds of Philippine rescuers used shovels and their bare hands on Tuesday to sift through a massive landslide where dozens are feared dead in the region worst-hit by deadly Typhoon Mangkhut, as the storm's toll hit 74.
The central province of Thừa Thiên-Huế is having a headache removing illegal residents from the citadel’s walls located in its municipal city of Huế.
Torrential rain is still forecast for northern regions of Việt Nam today, although super typhoon Mangkhut weakened into a tropical low-pressure system and made landfall in China’s Quangxi Province yesterday morning.