Anti-corruption moves receive society’s compliments
12/11/2017 11:44:18 AM (GMT+7)
 The arrest of Dinh La Thang, former Chairman of the Member Council of PetroVietnam (PVN) drew public attention, with widespread support for the anti-corruption efforts of the Party and its General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong.

Youth die in motorbike-lorry collision
12/11/2017 11:13:58 AM (GMT+7)
Youth die in motorbike-lorry collision, Four rescued from fire in Hanoi, Seriously injured Chinese sailor rescued at sea

Test run of Cat Linh-Ha Dong railway delayed until next September
12/11/2017 11:08:51 AM (GMT+7)
 The test run of the Cat Linh-Ha Dong urban railway project, the first of its kind in Hanoi, has been delayed until September 2, 2018, after it missed a scheduled test in October.

Airplanes cause damage to roofs of Hue’s houses
12/11/2017 10:19:02 AM (GMT+7)
Residents of a village near Phu Bai Airport in central Thua Thien- Hue Province have reported that pressure from airplanes taking off has damaged their roofs.

Raising a stink over fragrance
12/11/2017 8:08:00 AM (GMT+7)
When people describe the “poetic beauty” of Hanoi, they are usually referring to autumn, when the city is at its beautiful best (weather-wise and otherwise). 

Social News In Brief
12/11/2017 12:48:33 AM (GMT+7)
 HCM Communist Youth Union convenes national congress, Health ministry launches national action month on population, National Mekong Committee urged to promote role in regional growth

HCM City approves metro line extension to Dong Nai, Binh Duong
12/10/2017 6:47:57 PM (GMT+7)
 Ho Chi Minh City has approved the extension of the city’s first metro route, which links Ben Thanh Market with Suoi Tien Theme Park in District 9, to the neighbouring provinces of Binh Duong and Dong Nai.

UN Women conducts online survey on revised Labour Code
12/10/2017 7:10:12 PM (GMT+7)
 The UN Women and the Australian Embassy in Viet Nam are calling on labourers to participate in an online survey to assess the effects of the revision of the Labour Code on men, women and different labour groups in society. 

Vietnam aims to treat HIV, halt drug rise
12/10/2017 6:46:34 PM (GMT+7)
 Vietnam must step up efforts to ensure 90 percent of HIV-infected people will receive sustained antiretroviral (ARV) therapy by 2020, in line with the international UN target, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam said.

Gov’t suspends change to red book rules
12/10/2017 7:32:04 PM (GMT+7)
 The Ministry of Resources and Environment early this week issued a circular suspending a regulation that required each family to include information about every member in their certificate of land use rights, or red book.

Ministry of Health clarifies health insurance
12/10/2017 7:41:00 PM (GMT+7)
Private hospitals that have signed health-insurance contracts with Viet Nam Social Insurance will continue the contracts next year. However, private healthcare facilities must now have their classifications authorised

Lower age of criminal responsibility for child sex abusers: Lawyer
12/10/2017 7:16:40 PM (GMT+7)
 Lawyer Ngo Anh Tuan has proposed implementing specific regulations on acts of child sexual abuse and lowering the age of criminal responsibility for such abusers from 18 to 16.