New aid package targets flood-hit poor, near-poor families, American young political leaders council delegation visits Vietnam, Child stars to thrill capital audience, HCM City strengthens school fire safety

US launches project to improve Vietnam’s disaster preparedness
12/12/2017 6:18:52 PM (GMT+7)
VietNamNet Bridge - US Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink today launched Phase II of the Enhanced Capacity of the Vietnam Red Cross (VNRC) project.  

Hanoi man in custody after physically abusing his son
12/12/2017 11:30:35 AM (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – Ha Noi Police in Cau Giay District have arrested a man suspected of physically abusing his nine-year-old son, resulted in scaring and several injures on the boy’s body.

HCM City wants to up Gov't workers' salaries
12/12/2017 10:53:13 AM (GMT+7)
 Ho Chi Minh City wants to increase government workers’ salaries so that they match at least the minimum wage in the industrial sector.

Hanoi & HCMC streets sparkling ahead of Christmas
12/12/2017 8:15:00 AM (GMT+7)
Stores and building facades in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have been colourfully decorated over the last days, warming up the atmosphere on the threshold of Christmas.

Thirteen students hurt in balcony collapse
12/12/2017 10:37:27 AM (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – Thirteen students in Bac Ninh Province fell from the second floor and were wounded after a school balcony collapsed on Monday afternoon.

Mountainous district recovers from flooding
12/12/2017 11:07:02 AM (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – Signs of revival have brightened up Mu Cang Chai District in northern mountainous Yen Bai Province, three months after a historic flood swept through the area.

HCM City lacks capital for transport infrastructure
12/12/2017 10:53:34 AM (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City needs more investment capital for transport infrastructure development, according to the city’s transport department.

Farmer builds 300 free houses for poor people
12/12/2017 6:50:00 AM (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – It was early 2003. Truong Van Kiem was returning home after visiting his son’s in-laws when he saw a young man chase a woman with a knife.

Hospitals unsure on payment for malpractice victims
12/12/2017 6:30:00 AM (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – After fatal medical error, the anguish of victims and their families often drags on because of a lack of specific regulations to determine the appropriate compensation for medical malpractice.

Vietnam focuses on early HIV detection
12/12/2017 6:30:00 AM (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – Dr Hoang Dinh Canh, deputy director of the Viet Nam Authority of HIV/AIDS Control, speaks to Vietnam News Agency about the country’s efforts to increase early HIV screening tests, 

Social News 11/12
12/11/2017 7:41:25 PM (GMT+7)
 "Danish Week - Sustainable City Solutions" about to begin, HCM City honours 18 “Heroic Mothers”, Thousands come to int’l cuisine festival in Hanoi, Seven fishermen rescued at sea, Chinese contractor asks to further delay Hanoi's first sky train

Drivers protest against BOT station on National Highway 5
12/11/2017 7:31:10 PM (GMT+7)
 Cars lined up, causing a jam along National Highway 5 on Monday morning, as several drivers paid their tolls in small notes to protest the "unreasonable" tollbooth.