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Political Commissar, Rear Admiral Pham Van Vung from the VN People’s Navy talks on the application of  lessons obtained 55 years ago from the first victories the navy has made in the Gulf of Tonkin to today’s context of national defence.


Heroes rise from typhoon's destruction

Typhoon Wipha has finally left Vietnam, leaving in its wake a trail of death and destruction.

Bac Kan’s ethnic women sell local products online

Using Facebook and other social media platforms to sell products is nothing new among urban communities.

For children, exercise is the key to battling obesity

Pursing his lips, 3-year-old Bin holds tightly to the sides of his pram. His face turns red and he shakes his head angrily as his mother tries to push a spoonful of food into his mouth.

Girl arrested on suspicion of trafficking baby to China

Border guards in northern Lang Son Province have arrested a girl for allegedly trafficking a newborn baby to China, online newspaper has reported.

Officials prosecuted for State property misuse

The Ministry of Public Security has started criminal proceedings against Tran Ngoc Ha, former president of the managing board and general director of the Vietnam Engine and Agricultural Machinery Corporation (VEAM)

Hai Phong investigates illegal dumping of waste in Da Do River

The People’s Committee of northern Hai Phong City has called for an investigation into the illegal dumping of 27 barrels of suspected chemical waste into the city's Hoa Binh Canal.

Adjustments proposed for HCM City’s metro line projects

The HCM City People’s Committee has instructed the Management Board of Urban Railway (MAUR) to send the changes to the first two metro lines’ cost estimates to the city's People’s Council for approval.

Start-up plans to bring mushroom products to the world

Back in 2005, Pham Hong Van used to wake up at 2am every day to make homemade mushroom floss to earn money for her family.

Residency management must be tightened

General Nguyen Thanh Hong, a standing member of the National Security and Defense of the National Assembly Commission talks to Tiền Phong newspaper on the need to tighten the control of temporary resident cards for foreigners in Vietnam.

Agriculture insurance saves farmers from crop losses

In spite of being implemented in 2011, the Government-supported agriculture insurance programme which aims to protect farmers against losses of crops and livestock has so far failed to attract farmers due to high premium and complicated procedures.

Residents of landslides-prone areas wait for relocation

Flash floods battered northern mountainous area in late June, sweeping away Lu Van Ve’s house and all of his belongings.

HCM City' seeks gov't support for key infrastructure projects

The Government Office has asked 13 ministries and agencies to provide support for nine key infrastructure projects in HCM City.

Long An to be urged to further connect with HCM City

It is important to develop Long An Province’s strengths as a link between HCM City and other provinces in the Mekong Delta, experts have said.

Weakened Storm Wipha devastates northern and central Vietnam

Five people have died and 14 are still missing after bad weather devastated Vietnam.

Tissue donation movement grows strong in Vietnam

With many touching stories about tissue donors who have saved the lives of many people recently, such as Major Le Hai Ninh and Duong Hong Quy, Ninh Binh province has become a leading locality in tissue donation.

Ghost train still on track

The train between Hanoi and Ha Long in the northern province of Quang Ninh often leaves the station without any passengers.

An Giang residents make modified fire trucks to stamp out blazes

An old truck, a water tank, an engine and some hosepipes are everything that a group of residents in Phu Tan Island in Mekong Delta An Giang Province need to make their own fire truck.

Doctors remove 3.5kg ovarian cyst from 14-year-old girl in Dong Nai

Doctors from the Children's Hospital in the southern province of Dong Nai have removed a benign ovarian cyst weighing 3.5 kilogrammes from a 14-year-old girl.

Hanoi to build digital traffic map for drivers as congestion worsens

Hanoi is planning to build a real-time digital traffic map system similar to Google Maps within the year, according to the city’s transport department.