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Financial support proposed for second child

A draft for the Law on Population has proposed that localities with low birth rates in Vietnam should provide financial support for women having a second child, as well as giving the children tuition exemptions.

Noted former legislator detained on charge of property appropriation

Former National Assembly deputy Luu Binh Nhuong, 60, was detained on Tuesday for alleged “property appropriation”.

Flooding threatens central Vietnam as residents scramble to evacuate homes

Torrential rain has over the past few days triggered floods in central Vietnam, forcing local residents to move to a higher ground for safety reasons.

HCM City honoured with ASOCIO Digital Government Award

The Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organisation (ASOCIO) honoured Ho Chi Minh City with the Digital Government Award during the ASOCIO Digital Summit in Seoul on November 14.

Vietnam to organize tests to grant licenses to medicine practitioners

Vietnam is one of three countries in Southeast Asia that have the simplest procedures for licensing medicine practitioners, according to Deputy Minister of Health Tran Van Thuan.

Hanoians wrap up amid first strong cold snap

The northern mountainous regions, including Lang Son and Cao Bang provinces, are bracing for an exceptionally harsh cold snap.

Strong cold grips northern Vietnam, heavy rain spreads across localities

A cold air wave, the strongest since winter 2023, hit northern border provinces of Vietnam on November 12 evening and is impacting other localities in the northern and central regions on November 13.

Vietnamese youth prefer western-style weddings

Instead of a traditional wedding, where bride and bridegroom follow many ceremonies, many young people prefer a western-style wedding organized outdoors, with romantic, modern and personalized rites.

French court sentences 18 people for roles in Essex lorry deaths

As reported by the British newspaper The Guardian, of the 19 defendants in the French trial, who include Vietnamese, French, Chinese, Algerian and Moroccan nationals, 18 were found guilty.

Blood donation festival looks to collect 200 blood units for year-end demand

Since January this year, over 1.2 million units of blood have been donated across the country at major voluntary blood donation campaigns and events such as Red Spring Festival, Red Sunday and National Voluntary Blood Donation Day on April 7.

Overseas Vietnamese – a key resource in national development

There are currently 376 investment overseas Vietnamese projects with a total registered capital of US$1.7 billion, along with capital contributions to thousands of enterprises in VN.

HCM City sees rising unemployment

Many companies in HCM City have laid off staff due to a lack of orders, resulting in higher unemployment.

Ministry of Transport proposes adjustment to road planning

If the proposal is put into motion, Việt Nam would have 42 highway segments that span 9,263 km, against 41 segments that span 9,014 km under the current plan.

HCM City saves over $40m in administrative management costs

HCM City has saved more than VNĐ1 trillion (US$40.8 million) in administrative management costs through the implementation of a financial autonomy mechanism last year, the municipal People’s Committee said in a report.

Legal framework needed for criminal cases involving electronic evidence

VN needs to establish a comprehensive legal framework to effectively handle criminal cases involving electronic evidence and virtual currency, experts said.

Remote village still living without electricity, roads

For many years, hundreds of households in the central province of Quang Nam have held onto a glimmer of hope for basic infrastructure improvements.

Mekong Connect Forum to run in HCM City in mid-November

The Mekong Connect 2023 Forum will take place in Ho Chi Minh City on November 15 and 16, highlighting the connection of supply and value chains between the city and 13 Mekong Delta localities towards a green and sustainable economy.

2-3 more typhoons, warmer winter expected this year: Forecasting authorities

Until the end of 2023, there is a possibility of two to three tropical storms and tropical depressions entering the East Sea, including one or two storms that may directly impact VN.

29-year-old undergoes operation to remove 3,200 gallstones

A 29-year-old Vietnamese man flew from Japan to Vietnam to have a gallbladder operation. Surgeons found 3,200 gallstones with a diameter of 1-5 mm and a weight of 200 grams.

National programme on labour productivity improvement approved

The Prime Minister on November 8 issued a decision approving the national programme on labour productivity improvement by 2030.