UPU launches 44th letter writing contest

18:56 10/10/2014

The 44th Universal Postal Union (UPU) letter writing contest themed “Tell us about the world you want to grow up in” was launched at Chu Van An School in the northern port city of Haiphong on October 9.

Products from the wild special but dangerous

15:25 10/10/2014

Old polyscias fruticosa roots, coucal, bumblebee and gecko, as well as and other plants and animals from the jungle, are now available in town to satisfy the need for “unique and tonic” products of townsmen.

Hanoi a major metropolitan area of the region and the world

13:41 10/10/2014

After 60 years of national liberation and with many ups and downs, Hanoi has transformed into a major metropolitan area of the region and the world and has been honoured as the city for peace, said Chairman of the Municipal...

Pirates hijack VN tanker, drain oil

10:28 10/10/2014

Sunrise 689, a Vietnamese oil tanker hijacked by pirates has been found intact, but with all its 5,200 tonnes of oil missing.

Thousands sign petition on Tax Plaza preservation

09:56 10/10/2014

Hours after a representative of the Honorary Consul General of Finland in HCMC proposed local authorities preserve parts of the Saigon Tax Trade Center due to be demolished soon, hundreds of locals have signed an online petition...

Thousands of Chinese workers in Ha Tinh lack permits

09:29 10/10/2014

Thousands of Chinese people are working without permits at Formosa Company in Vung Ang Industrial Park, one report showed.

UNICEF commits more childcare support in Vietnam

23:45 09/10/2014

The United Nations' Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) jointly held a seminar in Hanoi on October 9 to discuss child-related issues in the 2016-2020 period.

FAO applauds Vietnam's poverty reduction achievements

23:44 09/10/2014

Vietnam is an idyllic model of success in agriculture and rural development that other economically troubled countries throughout the world should emulate, said officials from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation...

Passengers should not expect lower airfares for Tet holiday

23:42 09/10/2014

Air carriers, including budget airlines, are not planning to lower fares during the Tet holiday.

Many consumers shun vegetables, fruit at markets, buy organic instead

23:38 09/10/2014

Believing that they are unsafe for health, many people are now reluctant to eat fruit and vegetables.

Missing oil tanker returns home

23:38 09/10/2014

Oil tanker Sunrise 689, which reportedly lost contact after leaving Singapore for Vietnam on October 2, is on the way home, according to the ship's owning company - the Haiphong Seafood Shipbuilding Joint Stock Company.

Danang statistics conference: How to do more with less

21:24 08/10/2014

A conference on official statistics opened in Danang on October 8 by the International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS), providing a good chance for domestic and international statisticians to share experience and...

Weather forecast bulletin receives European awards

21:19 08/10/2014

The Vietnamese weather forecast bulletin on Super Typhoon Haiyan has been presented EMS (European Meteorological Society) TV Weather Forecast Award an Oct.

Long Bien – the bridge connecting past and present

20:09 08/10/2014

The old Long Bien Bridge not only spans the banks of the Red River but also the memories of Hanoi people.

1 dead, 2 injured in HCM City hostel fire

17:22 08/10/2014

One Malaysian woman was confirmed dead and two others were injured in a fire at Budget Saigon Hostel in HCM City's District 1 on October 8.

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