Work begins on Truc Lam Zen monastery in Dong Thap, Dong A College, Japanese company sign training deal, Red Cross sets up Foodbank VN to feed indigents, 28 Vietnamese scholars heading to New Zealand to study in 2018

Illegal gold mine tunnel found, 5 arrested
1/22/2018 5:17:34 PM (GMT+7)
An illegal gold mine tunnel was found on Sunday by the Central Highland province of Kon Tum Department of Natural Resources and Environment and the provincial environmental police.

Tet gifts presented to offshore soldiers
1/22/2018 3:17:46 PM (GMT+7)
 Two naval ships left the coastal city of Vung Tau, Ba Ria-Vung Tau province on January 21, carrying missions to visit and present gifts to the officials and soldiers on duty at the marine defence platform DK1.

Brisk trade in Hung Yen bonsai kumquat trees as Tet nears
1/22/2018 2:28:42 PM (GMT+7)
Van Giang district in the northern province of Hung Yen is the biggest bonsai kumquat garden in northern Vietnam, spanning an area of 300 ha.

Tan Son Nhat Airport braces for Tet overload
1/22/2018 3:11:10 PM (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – The country’s busiest airport, Tan Son Nhat in HCM City, has taken measures to cope with overload inside as well as on roads outside during Tet (the Lunar New Year) next month.

Trinh Xuan Thanh sentenced to life imprisonment
1/22/2018 12:51:10 PM (GMT+7)
 Former Chairman of PetroVietnam (PVN) Construction Joint Stock Corporation (PVC) Trinh Xuan Thanh on January 22 was sentenced to life imprisonment for his wrongdoings at the corporation.

Peach flowers flood Hanoi's streets
1/22/2018 12:16:04 PM (GMT+7)
 Traders are already starting selling and displaying peach flower trees on many streets in Hanoi in preparation for the Lunar New Year.

Negligence blamed for building deaths
1/22/2018 12:41:27 PM (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – A report from the Labour Safety Department shows that 33.8 per cent of construction-related accidents are caused by employer negligence.

Downtown HCM City parking lots overloaded
1/22/2018 11:48:50 AM (GMT+7)
Many family households in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1 are storing motorbikes at their homes after a decision by the District 1 People’s Committee on January 11 to suspend operation of 48 parking sites on street pavements.

Landslide threaten lives, crop of Hue residents
1/22/2018 10:56:51 AM (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – The lives and crops of residents living near the Bo River bank in central Thua Thien- Hue Province are being threatened by riverbank landslides.

Social News In Brief
1/22/2018 2:42:23 AM (GMT+7)
 Health sector determined to reduce overloaded hospitals, Bridge collapses in Tien Giang following barge collision, Oshougatsu Cultural Festival 2018 in Hanoi, 10 fishermen rescued from peril at sea

Farmers offer special moulded fruits in time for Tet
1/22/2018 1:38:07 AM (GMT+7)
As the Lunar New Year festival (Tet) draws near, many farmers in the western region are preparing special fruit with unique shapes and personalized messages for their customers.

North-South railway to get US$50bil capital injection
1/22/2018 1:06:35 AM (GMT+7)
 The total investment in the railway route is estimated at more than US$50 billion, said the Ministry of Transport (MoT) on January 18.