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Vietnam wins bronze medal at WorldSkills 2017

Vietnam wins bronze medal at WorldSkills 2017

Vietnamese contestant Nguyen Ba Thuoc has won a bronze medal in the information technology software solutions for business category at the 44th WorldSkills Competition in Abu Dhabi, the UAE.

Fining drivers a waste of time

Fining drivers a waste of time

Many drivers in Hanoi would rather have their driving licences confiscated by police than pay fines after violating road rules, Giao thong (Transport) newspaper has reported.

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Locals compensated for fish kill

Locals compensated for fish kill

Residents in four central provinces have received Government compensation of more than VNĐ6.1 trillion (US$275.2 million) for the April 2016 mass fish kill in which 70 tonnes of fish died, affecting the livelihoods of 260,000 people, due to pollution by the Taiwanese steel company Formosa.

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VN to develop alerts for climate change-related diseases

VN to develop alerts for climate change-related diseases

Viet Nam is developing an integrated database and early warning system for diseases related to climate change, Do Manh Cuong of the Ministry of Health said on Thursday (October 19).

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More obese children found in Hanoi and HCM City

More obese children found in Hanoi and HCM City

HCM City and Hanoi have the highest number of overweight children with children in city centres more obese than children in the suburbs.

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Teacher collects and discards risky needles

Teacher collects and discards risky needles

The rain was coming down harder and harder, but Gao kept moving around Bao Loc Lake in the central Highlands province of Lam Dong, picking up needles left by drug users. She then carefully put the needles into a plastic can before bringing them to a medical waste container at Lam Dong Hospital No 2.

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New bridge opens in HCM City’s District 8

New bridge opens in HCM City’s District 8

The Nhị Thiên Đường No 1 Bridge in HCM City’s District 8 officially opened to traffic on Thursday, replacing one built in 1925.

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Bio-tech products promote sustainable agricultural growth

Bio-tech products promote sustainable agricultural growth

The results of research on biotech applications such as microbial bio-pesticides have helped foster sustainable agricultural growth in Việt Nam, according to scientists.

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Obstacles hinder the switch to E5 biofuel

Obstacles hinder the switch to E5 biofuel

There are only two months left until January 1, 2018, the date set for the nation to switch from RON A92 petrol to bio-fuel E5, but the plan is facing problems.

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Health Ministry urges preventive methods against hand-foot-mouth disease

Health Ministry urges preventive methods against hand-foot-mouth disease

The Ministry of Health has instructed people’s committees in provinces and cities throughout the country to ensure that preventive methods against hand-foot-mouth disease are being carried out as the number of incidences has increased.

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Vietnam, US work on settlement of war aftermath

Vietnam, US work on settlement of war aftermath

Officers of the Ministry of National Defence on October 17 held a working session with a delegation of US congressmen on the settlement of war consequences in Vietnam.

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Cars to pay fee for entry into downtown HCM City in 2019

Cars to pay fee for entry into downtown HCM City in 2019

Cars would have to pay a fee from 2019 if they enter HCMC’s central business district, according to a traffic congestion reduction plan which Tien Phong Technology JSC (ITD) has sent to the city government.

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Big bundle of joy: Vietnam woman gives birth to 7 kg baby

Big bundle of joy: Vietnam woman gives birth to 7 kg baby

HANOI: A Vietnamese mother had the shock of her life when her newborn son weighed in at a whopping 7.1kg, one of the heaviest births ever reported in the Southeast Asian nation.

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24,000 train tickets sold for Tết on 1st sale day

24,000 train tickets sold for Tết on 1st sale day

More than 24,000 train tickets out of 72,000 bookings made online for the Tết period (Lunar New Year holiday) were sold on the first day of sales on Sunday in HCM City.

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Five children die in drowning accident

Five children die in drowning accident

Five children drowned on Sunday while fishing in Cà Lồ River which passes through Việt Long Commune in Hà Nội’s Sóc Sơn District.

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More dengue fever likely as rain continues

More dengue fever likely as rain continues

Experts are warning against an outbreak of dengue fever and hand-foot-mouth disease as wet weather continues.

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