$490M fuel warehouse abandoned in HCMC

A project to store fuel for HCMC and the southern region that was inaugurated in 2016 and slated for completion in 2020 is in limbo.

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Woman, grandson killed as tree falls on them

Heavy rains and strong winds caused a giant tree to fall on a woman and her grandson and crush them to death in the southern Soc Trang Province Friday.

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When Vietnam scoured forests, mountains for rare earths

Nearly 100 Vietnamese and Japanese geologists and engineers spent the whole of 2010 surveying the mountains and forests of the northern Yen Bai, Lai Chau and Lao Cai provinces.

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Vietnam condoles death of former Chinese President Jiang Zemin

Vietnamese leaders have sent condolences to the government and people of China on the death of former Chinese President Jiang Zemin.

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Rare 3-meter-long Indian python found in HCMC home

A three-meter-long Indian python found in the garden of a house in HCMC’s outskirts district of Nha Be was handed over to the forest department Friday.

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Vietnam returns remains of Cambodian war allies

Vietnam has repatriated the remains of 49 Cambodian soldiers killed alongside Vietnamese comrades fighting Khmer Rouge.

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Northern Vietnam to enjoy warmer weekends

Temperatures in northern Vietnam regions would increase by 2-4 degrees Celsius this weekends, to around 15-21 degrees in Hanoi.

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Hanoi to begin public bicycle sharing service in 6 districts

Six Hanoi districts are all set to trial a public bicycle sharing service, with rentals as low as VND5,000 (20 cents) for 30 minutes.

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Vaccine diplomacy helps Vietnam save $900M: foreign minister

Vietnam had received 260 million Covid-19 vaccine doses and almost half of them were donated, saving more than US$900 million for the state budget, said Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son.

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Four hospitalized in HCMC road accident featuring armed motorcyclists

Four people were hospitalized Thursday after a motorbike carrying three armed persons collided with an unidentified vehicle and rammed into a HCMC food stall.

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Mercury dips to 4.5 degrees Celsius in northern Vietnam

Temperatures in northern Vietnam have dropped to as low as 4.5 degrees Celsius at certain locations as a strong cold front sweeps the region, weather experts say.

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President Nguyen Xuan Phuc to visit South Korea

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc will have a three-day state visit to South Korea per an invitation from South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol.

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Work to start on north-south expressway extension this month

The Ministry of Transport is completing procedures so that construction of 12 segments to extend the North-South Expressway can start this month.

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Vietnam to enjoy 7-day Tet break

Vietnamese people will take a break of seven days for the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday, the Government Office announced Thursday.

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More young couples seek divorce, prefer to be childless as lifestyles change: experts

Many young couples want to get divorced due to "materialistic" lifestyles and avoid having children due to financial pressures, experts said at a conference on cultural and family values.

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Vietnamese exam for English proficiency not welcomed at home

Despite cheap fees and similarities with international English proficiency exams like IELTS or TOEFL, Vietnamese equivalent VSTEP is not widely used at home.

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Hanoi to send 200 teachers with IELTS 6.5 to Australia for training

Hanoi will send 200 teachers with an IELTS score of 6.5 to go train at an Australian university for 14 days in December, the municipal People’s Committee said.

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Foreign doctors must be fluent in Vietnamese, HCMC proposes

The HCMC health department has proposed for all foreign doctors to be fluent in Vietnamese if they want to operate in Vietnam.

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Man arrested for forcing 57 to work in illegal factory in Russia

Police in southern Vietnam arrested a local man after an investigation showed he had sent Vietnamese people to Russia and forced them to work illegally there.

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Girl fights back as mugger attacks mother

Security footage shows a five-year-old girl fighting a mugger who attacked her mother with a knife in southern Dong Nai Province.

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3 men sentenced to death for transporting 3kg of meth

A court in the central Quang Tri Province sentenced three men to death Tuesday for sending three kilograms of methamphetamine through an express delivery company.

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41,500 workers lose jobs as demand, manufacturing plummet

Thousands of contracted workers have lost their jobs, mostly since the middle of this year, and hundreds of thousands of others have reduced working hours amid a demand slump.

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Red River Delta should be sustainable, interconnected: Party chief

The urban system of the Red River Delta needs to be interconnected in a smart and sustainable way, allowing its population to have high incomes, General Party Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong said Tuesday.

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Da Nang karaoke parlor manager arrested for allowing drug party

A karaoke parlor manager in Da Nang was arrested for allowing customers and employees to throw a drug party inside the parlor.

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Dozens of people wreak havoc at HCMC restaurant

Dozens of people brandished knives and metal bars to wreak havoc at a HCMC restaurant and threaten customers on Monday.

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Ministry wants advance payment to transfer military land for Tan Son Nhat airport

The National Defense Ministry said it will transfer a military land plot needed for expanding Tan Son Nhat airport after HCMC pays an advance of VND29.5 billion ($1.19 million).

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Transport ministry proposes $141 mln upgrade of seven railway stations

The Ministry of Transport has proposed the mobilization of VND3,500 billion ($141.3 million) from the state budget to upgrade seven railway stations by 2025, including designating them international.

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Four riparian nations launch two new initiatives protect Mekong River

The governing body of the Mekong River Commission, which has Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam as its members, has approved two major initiatives to better protect the river.

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Vietnam expects to welcome 100 millionth citizen next year

Vietnam has around 99 million citizens now and is all set to welcome its 100 millionth citizen next year, according to the health ministry.

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Vietnam resets modernization push with new economic restructuring targets

Vietnam will target 7% GDP growth, $7,500 per capita GDP, agriculture workforce reduction to less than 20% and trained workforce augmentation to 35-40% by 2030, a Party resolution says.

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