The Hanoi People’s Court will open the second trial of Dinh La Thang, who is charged with of pouring VND800 billion ($35.3 million) of state-run Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) into OceanBank despite all the alerting signs on March 19.

Hanoi seeking ways to save low-priced daikon radishes
3/18/2018 11:54:48 PM (GMT+7)
 Hanoi authorities on March 16 held a meeting to seek measures to help farmers boost sales of daikon radishes which are facing incredibly low prices.

Dispute over port design leads to boats sinking at Ha Long
3/18/2018 11:49:13 PM (GMT+7)
 Several tourist boats have sunk while anchoring at Tuan Chau International Port while boat owners and the port management team have not reached a solution.

Russians in Vietnam cast ballots in presidential election
3/18/2018 11:38:26 PM (GMT+7)
 Russian nationals headed to ballot stations in Vietnam to elect a new President of Russia on March 18 when the election was also taking place in their homeland. 

Bibliophile brings books to children
3/18/2018 3:10:00 PM (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – On Lunar New Year’s Eve in 2018, a group of six walked from Dong Ha City’s Cultural Centre to Le Duan Park, presenting books to every child they met on the road. 

HCM City manholes turned into canvases
3/18/2018 12:00:00 PM (GMT+7)
 A group of young people in HCM City are making the city more colourful by painting on the manholes.

Huge resettlement area abandoned in HCM City
3/18/2018 9:00:00 AM (GMT+7)
 A large resettlement area in HCM City's District 2 has been abandoned for years due to high prices.

Social News In Brief
3/18/2018 1:46:01 AM (GMT+7)
 4 dead from suspected alcohol poisoning, 1 critical, Efforts joined to tackle gestational diabetes in VN, HCM City health officials to inspect private medical centres, beauty clinics, 9 bodies recovered from Red River

HCM City may fail in old apartment restoration target
3/18/2018 1:20:19 AM (GMT+7)
 HCM City may fail to reach the target to restore 50% out of the city’s total old apartment building number of 474, according to the municipal Department of Construction.

Hanoi goes vibrant with activities response to Earth Hour
3/18/2018 1:16:02 AM (GMT+7)
 Over 1,000 people came together at the walking and painting events held on the pedestrian streets around Hoan Kiem (Returned Sword) Lake, Hanoi on March 17 in response to the Earth Hour 2018.

HCM City parking fees face six-fold increase
3/18/2018 1:21:33 AM (GMT+7)
 HCM City People's Council approved a six-fold increase in car parking fees on roads at a meeting on March 16.

Vietnam aims to complete roll-out of cashless tolling by 2019
3/18/2018 1:10:21 AM (GMT+7)
 The Directorate for Roads of Vietnam (DRVN) has requested all of the toll stations in Vietnam to employ an electronic toll collection system by the end of 2019, in an effort to make the collections more transparent.  

HCM City to pilot ’smart urban area’
3/17/2018 4:44:02 PM (GMT+7)
 All districts will be expected to develop a “smart urban area” plan by 2020, Tran Vinh Tuyen, HCM City People’s Committee vice chairman and head of the smart city management board, said on Friday.