Malaysia detains 16 Vietnamese fishermen, two boats for trespassing
Malaysian maritime authorities have arrested 16 Vietnamese fishermen from two boats they said were encroaching in Malaysia’s waters without a license, the Bernama state news agency reported.
Underdogs dream of future without poverty
For Hao and An, two little boys in Can Tho City, crawling under their bed to sleep at night offers an escape from their reality of poverty and hunger.
South Korea backs Hue smart city plans with $13 mln
South Korea has agreed to fund with $13 million efforts made by Hue to turn itself into a smart cultural and tourism city.
Better infrastructure is way to absorb surge in renewable energy production: experts
Storing renewable energy in batteries and pumped storage of water to generate power, and improving transmission capacity are keys for Vietnam to foster renewable energy, according to experts.
Quality of life in Hanoi better than HCMC: report
Hanoi has done better than Ho Chi Minh City in a quality of life index with the northern city ranked safer than its southern sister, a report states.
Too early to draw Covid-19 origin conclusions: WHO
The World Health Organization said Friday it was too early to draw any conclusions from its mission to Wuhan as to whether the Covid-19 pandemic started in China.
Steel used in HCMC metro beam support falls short of contracted quality: source
The steel used in beam support pads in HCMC’s first metro line does not meet contracted standards and poses a safety threat, an urban railway source told VnExpress.
Lengthy jail terms given to men involved in Vietnamese truck deaths
Four men were given long jail sentences on Friday for the manslaughter of 39 Vietnamese men, women and children in October 2019 as they were being smuggled into Britain.
Central Vietnam province weighs dam damage against gains
Hurting from floods and landslides that ravaged it last year, Quang Nam says it will suspend hydropower projects deemed to pose environmental threats.
5 km, $200 mln could be cut for high-speed HCMC-Mekong Delta rail
A high-speed rail running from HCMC to Can Tho can save $200 million if its distance is cut 5 kilometers, a research unit reckons.
Second Hanoi metro line conducts debut trial run
The first train to operate on the Nhon-Hanoi Station railway conducted a trial run Friday morning, three months after it reached Nhon Depot from France.
New city within city gets its first Party, executive leaders
The HCMC Party Committee and the Thu Duc City legislature appointed the first Party and executive leaders for the new city Friday.
Vietnamese diaspora hope things get better under Biden
The Vietnamese diaspora in the U.S. are cautiously optimistic about the tenure of new U.S. President Joe Biden, knowing he faces stiff challenges.
Pandemic to cause migrant workers to stay back in HCMC for Tet
The Covid-19 pandemic and the recent severe floods in the central region mean many workers in HCMC will not return home for the Lunar New Year next month.
Stray dog delays landing at central Vietnam airport
A plane flying from HCMC to central Thanh Hoa Province had to delay landing due to a stray dog in an empty apron.
Thu Duc City to commence operations in a day
Thu Duc will kick off its administrative apparatus Friday to officially operate as a city within HCMC.
10 students volunteer for second Vietnam coronavirus vaccine trial
10 university students signed up Thursday to be vaccinated with Covivac in its first stage of human trials in February.
Vietnam leaders congratulate US President Joe Biden on inauguration
Party chief, President Nguyen Phu Trong and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Thursday congratulated U.S. President Joe Biden on his inauguration.
Hanoi plans new pedestrian street near Thien Quang Lake
Hanoi would have another pedestrian street in Hai Ba Trung District to boost tourism in the area, following a proposal by district authorities.
Vietnam, US finish first part of dioxin cleanup at Bien Hoa airbase
American and Vietnamese personnel have removed dioxin from an area of 5,300 square meters at Bien Hoa airport, the most contaminated spot in Vietnam.
Fresh carcass of large tiger found in central Vietnam house
A freshly killed 250 kg tiger was found after police raided a house in the central province of Ha Tinh.
US zoo gives endangered baby langur Vietnamese name
An endangered langur native to China and Vietnam born at Philadelphia Zoo last month was named Quy Bau, meaning "precious" in Vietnamese.
Vietnam mandates 14-day quarantine for all foreign experts, flight crew
All foreign experts and flight crew entering Vietnam will have to compulsorily undergo a 14-day centralized quarantine as Covid-19 prevention measures are strengthened ahead of Tet.
90 kg of drugs from Cambodia seized in Mekong Delta
Authorities in Dong Thap Province have impounded around 90 kilograms of trafficked narcotics, the largest amount ever discovered in the Mekong Delta province, leading to three arrests.
Vietnam considers shutting down polluting facilities to improve air quality
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has ordered state agencies to monitor factory emissions and clamp down on those found to exceed dangerous levels.
HCMC to change water source for piped supply to residents
HCMC will draw water from further up the Saigon River to supply its residents since the current spots are affected by pollution and saltwater ingress.
Computer viruses cost Vietnam $1 bln in 2020: Bkav
Computer viruses cost Vietnam over $1 billion last year, cybersecurity firm Bkav said in a report it released on Tuesday.
Thai investors focus on sustainability in Vietnam
In addition to impressive growth in the number of projects and registered capital, many Thai investors place sustainability as their top concern when investing in Vietnam.
Covid-19 infectee illegally entering Vietnam faces criminal charges
Vinh Long police have launched a criminal investigation against a man who tested positive for the novel coronavirus after illegally entering Vietnam.
Mekong Delta province to widen roads leading to HCMC at $1.3 billion
Long An Province has announced plans to widen 11 roads linking it with neighboring HCMC in five years at a cost of VND30 trillion ($1.3 billion).