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Hiking event in France raises funds for disadvantaged Vietnamese children

A hiking event was recently held in the French city of Domats, with nearly 30 local residents taking part, in response to the “Children’s Walk For Hope 2023" campaign initiated by the Christina Noble Children's Foundation (CNCF).

One dead in HCM City house fire

One person has been killed after a fire broke out at a three-storey house in Thu Duc City in HCM City.

Decree amending regulations on foreign workers’ employment issued

The Vietnamese Government has updated its regulations pertaining to the employment of foreigners in the country.

Tropical depression heading for central Vietnam

A low pressure area in the East Sea has strengthened into a tropical depression on September 24 afternoon and is heading towards the central coast of Vietnam, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.

Sixteen Vietnamese workers injured in Taiwan factory blaze now safe

Out of the 16 workers, three sustained serious injuries, four had moderate injuries and nine had minor injuries; three of whom have been released from the hospital.

Transgender community shares stories as gender affirmation law project underway

NA Deputy Nguyen Anh Tri, who is leading the law project on gender affirm, said that laws need to be based on reality, and in order to do so the legislative process should take into account the community’s needs, opinions and experiences.

Hanoi spends VND9.2 billion on support for tragic fire victims

Hanoi's authorities have agreed to spend VND9.20 billion (USD383,333) to help the survivors and families of a recent tragic fire.

Nineteen Vietnamese citizens injured in factory explosion in Taiwan

A fire and explosion at a factory in Pingtung county of Taiwan (China) on September 22 injured 19 Vietnamese citizens, the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

HCMC plans to collect nearly VND800bil in road, pavement usage fees per year

With the collection of road and sidewalk usage fees scheduled to begin on January 1, 2024, Ho Chi Minh City estimates that it can collect close to 800 billion VND (32.89 million USD) annually, serving the upkeep of these facilities.

Ha Tinh suspends VietnamEuropa’s journalism activities

VietnamEuropa, a newspaper of the Vietnamese community in the Czech Republic has had its journalism activities suspended in the central province of Ha Tinh since September 19.

Police wait for DNA results from murder, kidnap suspect

Police are trying to identify the body of a woman they believe may be the suspect in the kidnapping and murder of a two-year-old girl.

HCM City's first metro to operate from next July

HCM City is making efforts to complete the construction of its first metro line linking Ben Thanh and Suoi Tien by the end of this year and put the line into commercial operation next July.

HCM City hospital opens traditional medicine class for foreigners

The HCM City Traditional Medicine and Pharmacy Institute has opened a class for nine French students to introduce the uniqueness of Vietnamese traditional medicine.

Nguyen Phuong Hang gets 3 years for ‘abuse of freedoms’ to slander celebrities

The HCM City People’s Court has handed a three-year prison sentence to Nguyen Phuong Hang, former director of Dai Nam JSC, for “abuse of freedoms and democratic rights,” after finding her guilty of slandering various individuals.

4.4 magnitude earthquake jolts Central Highland province

An earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale hit Kon Plong district of Kon Tum on the morning of September 22, following detection by the Earthquake and Tsunami Warning Centre under the Institute of Geophysics of Vietnam.

Vietnamese citizens warned of online scamming

The Public Security Ministry announces 24 common online scamming types for the public to raise their awareness and be cautious when using the Internet for daily operations.

Consistent measures against IUU fishing as EC's inspection approaches

IUU fishing is considered a threat to marine ecosystems and biodiversity, while also creating negative impacts on the sustainable livelihoods of the coastal communities as well as the global economy and food security in the long term.

Vietnam Airlines to increase salaries to keep Vietnamese pilots

Specifically, in 2018-19, Vietnamese pilots received a salary of VNĐ124-135 million  ($5,200-5,600) per person per month, while foreign pilots were paid VNĐ249-281 million ($10,275-11,569) per person per month.

HCM City spends nearly $29 million to build second blood bank

The Ho Chi Minh City will spend 700 billion VND (28.6 million USD) on building the second blood bank as the city's first establishment, located at the Blood Transfusion and Hematology Hospital, has become overloaded.

HCM City to promote balance of rural, urban development

HCM City, in accordance with its master urban plan, will promote investment in residential and agricultural infrastructure to serve agricultural production.