Noi Bai airport gets international heath accreditation for Covid-19 preventive measures
Noi Bai in Hanoi has become the first airport in Vietnam to receive the Airports Council International’s health accreditation for its safety measures against Covid-19.
Central provinces report $1.3 bln flood damage, seek more government aid
Six central provinces that were hit by unprecedented floods and storms for over a month have asked for more relief aid from the government.
Hanoi to sort burnable trash for efficient waste treatment
The capital city will sort its trash into burnable and non-burnable categories for optimum waste processing, an official said.
Three Chinese men get death for killing taxi driver in Hanoi
Three Chinese men were sentenced to death in Hanoi Friday for robbing and murdering a taxi driver last year.
UNICEF provides food to help malnourished Vietnamese children
UNICEF has sent 10 tons of ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) to help severely malnourished children across flood-affected communities in central Vietnam.
Vietnam records eight new Covid-19 imported cases
Eight returnees from four countries were confirmed Vietnam’s latest Covid-19 cases Friday afternoon, taking the nation’s active case count to 131.
More Vietnamese female officers to join UN peacekeeping ranks: defense ministry
The Ministry of National Defense is considering increasing the number of female officers among United Nations (UN) peacekeeping personnel.
HCMC traffic deaths lowest in 20 years: official
A combination of tough measures and increased public awareness has seen HCMC record its lowest traffic deaths in two decades – 516 in January-November.
Vietnam to enjoy seven-day Lunar New Year break
The next Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday will last seven days starting February 10, the Government Office announced Thursday.
31 kg Cambodia drug haul captured in Mekong Delta
Over 31 kg of ketamine, cocaine and morphine were seized in the Mekong Delta’s An Giang Province on Thursday, with one man arrested.
Vietnam jumps 5 places in global ranking of renewable energy attractiveness
Vietnam has risen five places to 34th out of 40 economies in a global ranking of attractiveness in terms of renewable energy investment.
Three Vietnam candidates debut in Asian university ranking
The debut of three universities in a 2021 ranking of Asian universities has brought the total number of Vietnamese candidates this year to 11.
Poor public transport, pollution affect quality of life in HCMC: expat survey
Vietnam’s southern metropolis is rated among the world’s worst in terms of environment and public transport infrastructure by expats, a global survey has found.
Russia, France returnees add to Vietnam’s Covid-19 tally
Vietnam confirmed 10 new imported Covid-19 cases from Russia and France Thursday afternoon, taking the nation’s active case count to 127.
HCMC estimates $1.25 billion five-year budget to handle solid waste
HCMC will need VND29 trillion ($1.25 billion) to prepare technologies and other resources for collecting and treating solid waste until 2025.
Government adds $29 mln to aid for flood-hit central region
The government has added VND670 billion ($29 million) to the aid it is offering central provinces hit by the historic flooding and deadly landslides last month.
Hanoi store changes name, logo resembling Apple
A yet-to-open store in Hanoi changed its name and logo last weekend after a request by multinational tech giant Apple.
Vietnam 10th best performer in pandemic-related resilience ranking
A Bloomberg ranking lists Vietnam 10th among 53 most resilient economies amid the havoc wreaked by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Vietnam saves lightest premature baby in ‘rare miracle’
A baby girl in the northern Vinh Phuc Province is the lightest prematurely born baby to survive in Vietnam, weighing just 480 grams at birth.
Vietnamese architect in BBC list of 100 most influential women in 2020
A woman behind free playgrounds for children made from recycled materials has been honored in the 2020 BBC 100 women list.
Labor companies rush to apply for visas as Japan eases travel ban
Labor export companies are scrambling to apply for Japanese visas for their clients after that country lifted an entry ban for non-tourist arrivals from Vietnam.
Airport officials find 20 kg of drugs in packages bound for overseas distribution
Customs officers at Tan Son Nhat airport in HCMC on Tuesday discovered over 20 kilograms of narcotics in nine packages to be sent overseas.
Vietnam fears further Covid-19 outbreaks from illegal entrants
A rising number of illegal entrants is exposing Vietnam to higher risks of community transmission, officials say.
Rescuers drain river in search of central Vietnam landslide victims
A task force has been dredging a river in Thua Thien-Hue Province to locate 11 dam workers still missing after a mid-October landslide.
Vietnam to increase retirement age gradually from 2021
Vietnam will gradually increase the retirement age to 60 years for women and 62 for men starting next year.
Man arrested in HCMC for swindling foreigner out of $2.45 mln
The HCMC police on Monday arrested a man for allegedly swindling a foreign businessman out of VND57 billion ($2.45 million) by offering to sell medical gloves.
Stuck in Vietnam a stroke of luck
Pros heavily outweigh cons as foreigners talk about their experiences of an unexpected, prolonged Vietnam sojourn courtesy of the Covid-19 pandemic.
US backs international law compliance in South China Sea
The U.S. has reiterated its support for Vietnam and the Philippines in promoting compliance with international law in the South China Sea.
Teenage boy escapes beatings, starvation dished out by employers
A 14-year-old boy in northern Bac Ninh Province had been beaten by his employers with pestles and fish scaler for a month before he managed to break free.
Estonian fined for slapping woman’s buttocks in Saigon elevator
Police in HCMC slapped a fine of VND200,000 ($8.61) on an Estonian man for sexually harassing a female neighbor inside an apartment building elevator.