The number of hand-foot-mouth disease and dengue fever patients saw a sharp increase in September, and is predicted to spread more widely this month.
As many as 4,500 hectares of forest and forestland under the management of the Truong Xuan Forestry Company in Dak Nong Province have been cleared in the last five years.
Newly built schools in Hanoi cannot keep pace with the number of new residential quarters and urban areas being built in the city, resulting in overcrowded classrooms.
Poor enforcement of aviation regulations has reached an alarming level, Vo Huy Cuong, deputy director of the Civil Aviation Authority of Viet Nam, told Hai quan (Customs) Newspaper.
The online retail market, which is expected to have the value of $4 billion by 2015, has become large enough to attract some of the bigger fish in recent months.
Vietnamese labor export companies have reported a sharp increase of 30 percent from Japan for Vietnamese laborers.
While the network of large-scale shopping malls has been expanding rapidly, the department store development has slowed down, attributed to the changes in the consumers' tastes.
The price of tuition at prestigious primary schools has soared dramatically because of the sharp increase in the number of first graders this school year, many parents in the capital have said.
The new regulation on examining trucks' unloaded weight at registration stations has caused problems for transport firms because they cannot fulfill registration procedures within one week.
In its report released on July 2, the Vietnam National Finance Supervision Council highlighted the sharp increase in outstanding loans in foreign currency, warning that there is pressure on foreign currency liquidity.