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Project to develop mini buses in HCM City proposed

A firm is seeking HCM City approval for a project to develop electric minibuses to run along local small roads and alleys.

Legal database on military, national defence makes debut

The Ministry of National Defense launched a database of legal documents on military and national defence at a ceremony in Hanoi on November 6.

Puppy slaughterhouse owner calls it a day

For the past seven years, business has been good – with Kieu Viet Hung earning between VND 50 and 60 million a month. But, making a living doing something most people find abhorrent, Hung was faced with a crisis of conscience.

HCM City proposes issuance of resolution on ‘city within city’ model

The HCMC People’s Committee has reported the implementation results of the project ‘Urban Government Organization in HCMC’ in the first 9 months of 2023 in accordance with the Resolution of the 11 th Congress of the HCMC Party’s Committee.

Hanoi adjusts general planning with two satellite urban areas

Hanoi authorities have decided to reduce the number of satellite urban areas from five to two, under the project adjusting the Capital's general planning to 2045, with a vision to 2065.

Da Nang to be major socio-economic center under new master plan

The central city of Da Nang is dedicated to becoming a major socio-economic center under its newly approved master plan for 2021-2030 with a vision towards 2050.

Korean high schools enroll Vietnamese students

Nine high schools in Gyeongbuk province of the Republic of Korea (RoK) have begun enrolling 65 students from Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, and Mongolia.

PM decides seven days off for 2024 Lunar New Year holiday

VGP - Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has approved a proposal by the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs on the lengths of the Lunar New Year and the National Day for 2024.

Ban on night races around iconic Hanoi lake

Authorities in Hanoi's Hoan Kiem District have proposed banning running events around Hoan Kiem Lake during the night because of the impact on residents.

Hanoians struggle with rove beetle blisters

People in many areas in Hanoi are struggling with a species of insect commonly known as the rove beetle, which can cause skin blisters.

Project to clear southern waterway bottlenecks approved

The Ministry of Transport has just approved a project for developing waterway corridors and logistics in the Southern region funded by the World Bank (WB).

Hanoi calls for correction of unacceptable behaviour in schools

The Hanoi People's Committee has written to relevant bodies, urging the enhancement of cultural standards and for them to address behaviour issues within the educational sector.

Two Vietnamese victims of human trafficking rescued from Cambodia

Border guards of the Ha Tien International Border Gate have successfully rescued two Vietnamese men who were alleged to fall into a casino scam to get ‘high-paying easy jobs’ in Cambodia by human trafficking rings.

Nine workers injured in Dung Quat shipyard blast

Nine workers of Dung Quat Shipyard at Dung Quat Economic Zone in Quang Ngai province, central Vietnam, were burned following a gas blast on November 3.

27th ASEAN Federation of Cardiology Congress takes place in Hanoi

The 27th ASEAN Federation of Cardiology Congress (AFCC 2023) opened in Hanoi on November 3, bringing together over 2,000 domestic and foreign delegates, including about 300 leading cardiologists as guest speakers from ASEAN and around the world.

Increased counseling for students needed to prevent violence in schools

Counseling for students should be increased to reduce violence in schools because there has been much school violence since the beginning of the year 2023-2024 despite the Ministry of Education and Training’s documents to prevent the problem.

HCM City to grow more trees

Cities around Vietnam have seen an alarmingly poor tree density compared to the national standard, with that of HCMC being the lowest, said a report from the Ministry of Construction.

Overnight electric bike charging at Hanoi's mini apartment buildings banned

According to an official dispatch recently issued by the Hanoi authorities, mini apartment buildings should build proper electric bike charging stations and not allow overnight charging.

National Innovation Centre, Dutch lighting giant sign MoU

Dutch lighting giant Signify and Vietnam’s National Innovation Centre (NIC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to facilitate their collaboration in the areas of innovation and sustainability.

Experts warn e-cigarettes are dangerous, may contain narcotic substances

The common characteristic of new-generation drug poisoning cases is the severe conditions of patients, with symptoms of convulsions, hallucinations, uncontrollable behaviors, and damage to the brain and other organs.