Companies across the country still owe about VND5.7 trillion (US$250.9 million) in social insurance premiums, accounting for 3.3% of all receivables, Tien Phong newspaper quoted the Vietnam General Confederation of Labor (VGCL) as saying.

Social News 16/1
1/16/2018 4:30:59 PM (GMT+7)
Fire destroys thousand sq. meter wood factory in Dong Nai, HCM City ensures traffic safety for Tet, Small-scale coffee farmers get helping hand, Kids’ Dash marathon attracts 220 participants

Vietnamese worker died in Algeria brought home
1/16/2018 5:25:32 PM (GMT+7)
 The body of Nguyen Xuan Dinh, who died in an accident in a construction site in Algeria, was brought home on January 15 at the request of his family.

HCM City entrance gateways overloaded, traffic jam regularly occurs
1/16/2018 4:01:20 PM (GMT+7)
 HCMC entrance gateways have been overloaded and traffic jam has regularly occurred partly because infrastructure has failed to catch up with population increase and fast urbanization speed.

Trinh Xuan Thanh to stand trial in PVP Land graft case
1/16/2018 4:04:06 PM (GMT+7)
 The Hanoi People’s Court will hear a graft case at the PetroVietnam Power Land JSC (PVP Land) involving Trinh Xuan Thanh on January 24.

Colourful Sapa children earn a living on the street
1/16/2018 3:26:39 PM (GMT+7)
Children travel with their parents to Sapa City centre from various surrounding hamlets as they try to earn a living selling products or offering tourism services.

Experts suggest red maples may be unsuitable for Hanoi
1/16/2018 3:14:44 PM (GMT+7)
 Several experts have raised their concerns over the plantation of red maple trees on Hanoi streets.

New Lao Cai bridge to China proposed
1/16/2018 3:11:01 PM (GMT+7)
 The General Department of Vietnam Customs has proposed to build a bridge to China in the northern province of Lao Cai to boost the local economy.

HCM City Can Gio-Vung Tau high-speed boat route to be launched in first quarter
1/16/2018 3:09:51 PM (GMT+7)
 High-speed boats on the Ho Chi Minh City - Can Gio - Vung Tau route will be put into operation in the first quarter of 2018, according to the HCM City People's Committee.

Huge leap in workers sent overseas
1/16/2018 2:55:33 PM (GMT+7)
 Vietnam sent more than 134,700 workers abroad last year, according to data from the Department of Overseas Labour (DOLAB) under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs. This included 53,340 female workers, or 39.6 per cent.

HCM City speeds relocation of erosion-threatened households
1/16/2018 10:48:03 AM (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – The HCM City People’s Committee has urged district authorities and government agencies to inspect households in erosion-prone areas and speed up relocation of families to safe areas.

Concern over car ban on Hanoi streets
1/16/2018 11:05:00 AM (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – Many road users have raised their voices about a Hanoi ban prohibiting the use of taxis - including Grab and Uber - from using 13 inner-city streets. 

Experts call for arrest of drunk drivers
1/16/2018 11:25:00 AM (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – Drunk drivers whose alcohol content exceeds 100mg for every 100ml of blood, or 0.5mg for every litre of breath, should be pressed with criminal charges instead of fines, experts suggested.