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Ministry considers extending deadline to close gold mine

Ministry considers extending deadline to close gold mine

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is considering extending the deadline for the closure of Bồng Miêu gold mine to the end of this month.

Former Vinaconex boss faces prosecution

Former Vinaconex boss faces prosecution

The Ministry of Public Security’s Police Investigation Agency has prosecuted Phi Thai Binh, former chairman of the Vinaconex board of directors, for violating construction regulations and causing serious consequences.

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No Vietnamese injured in hospital blast in Bangkok

No Vietnamese injured in hospital blast in Bangkok

No Vietnamese citizens were injured at the bomb blast at a military-run hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, on May 22.

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Việt Nam condemns attack in Manchester, offers sympathy to UK

Việt Nam condemns attack in Manchester, offers sympathy to UK

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc sent a message of condolences to his British counterpart Theresa May over the explosion in Manchester on Monday that killed at least 22 people and injured many.

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Hanoi wants Japan-built parking planning

Hanoi wants Japan-built parking planning

Hanoi’s People’s Committee has proposed that the Government choose a Japanese company as a consultant contractor to implement the planning of underground parking stations in the city.

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Pioneers prospering in Hà Tĩnh border land

Pioneers prospering in Hà Tĩnh border land

Witnessing it now, one cannot imagine how sterile and deserted the Tây Sơn economic zone in central Hà Tĩnh Province was 14 years ago.

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HCM City to use English on street signs

HCM City to use English on street signs

The HCM City Department of Transport has asked for approval from the Ministry of Transport to use English on street signs to serve foreign tourists.

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Fewer than one-third of VN children can swim

Fewer than one-third of VN children can swim

Drowning is still one of the leading causes of mortality among children in Việt Nam, despite efforts to deal with the problem. Concern is re-surfacing ahead of the coming summer months.

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City considers use of helipads on high-rises

City considers use of helipads on high-rises

HCM City authorities are considering requiring high-rises of 20 floors or more to have helipads for search-and-rescue missions during natural disasters or fires.

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Hà Nội leader to fix all workers’ problems

Hà Nội leader to fix all workers’ problems

Hà Nội’s top politician has promised to solve all issues in the daily lives of all workers in the city soon, including shortages of housing, cultural activities, kindergartens and medical centres at industrial zones.

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Sub-standard biogas tanks pose high risks

Sub-standard biogas tanks pose high risks

Three recent gas asphyxiation deaths in Hải Dương Province has raised alarms about the risks of building substandard biogas systems in rural areas, local authorities and experts said.

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Proposal to make alcohol firms pay health tax

Proposal to make alcohol firms pay health tax

It has been proposed that companies which produce and import alcohol and beer products should pay VND360 billion (USD16.36 million) annually for health services.

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Sand mining in the largest irrigation lake in VN ordered to stop

Sand mining in the largest irrigation lake in VN ordered to stop

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has ordered a halt to all sand mining in the Dầu Tiếng Lake, the largest reservoir in the country.

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Officials to be disciplined if sidewalks are encroached upon again

Officials to be disciplined if sidewalks are encroached upon again

 In a move to sustain its sweeping "sidewalk clean-up" campaign, the capital city’s leader said the head of each local division will be held accountable if public space violations reoccur.

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Interest rate for social housing loans

Interest rate for social housing loans

The Việt Nam Bank for Social Policies (VBSP) interest rate for social housing loans in 2017 will be 4.8 per cent per annum, or 0.4 per cent a month, according to a decision just signed by Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc.

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Deputy PM highlights significance of North-South Expressway project

Deputy PM highlights significance of North-South Expressway project

Specific policies and mechanisms are needed to draw investment and hasten the progress of the North-South Expressway. However, they must be conducted in an open and transparent manner, said Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình at a recent meeting on the project.

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