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US Ambassador presents 20 new AmCham Scholars

US Ambassador presents 20 new AmCham Scholars

AmCham announced the new scholars to not only receive financial rewards, but additional support in job skills training, internships, and job placement assistance.

Hanoi eyes remedy to herbal med issue

Hanoi eyes remedy to herbal med issue

Developing herbal medicine in Ha Noi has met many obstacles as some authorities are not aware of the medicines' importance and staff familiar with herbal medicine is limited.

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City holds group wedding of 100 couples

City holds group wedding of 100 couples

A total of 100 couples were married in a group wedding ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City, organised by the HCM Communist Youth Union on September 2.

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Clinic inspected, Chinese ‘doctors’ flee, hide

Clinic inspected, Chinese ‘doctors’ flee, hide

Many Chinese health workers at a general clinic in Ho Chi Minh City fled or hid from inspectors who visited the clinic on Thursday. Ten Chinese nationals have been found working there illegally, and they will be deported if they fail to show their work permits.

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Finance ministry mulls car repo plan

Finance ministry mulls car repo plan

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) is considering confiscating automobiles with expired diplomatic plates that have not paid the ownership transfer tax.

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Prisoners freed for National Day

Prisoners freed for National Day

As many as 15,446 domestic and foreign prisoners nationwide will be released today thanks to a Presidential amnesty to mark National Day on Monday.

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Pou Yuen blaze delays Europe shoe orders

Pou Yuen blaze delays Europe shoe orders

A major blaze at a Taiwanese shoe and garment company in Ho Chi Minh City - the second in three months at the facility - has delayed shoe shipments to Puma and Classic in Europe, a company source said.

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USGAC appreciates effort in HIV/AIDS prevention

USGAC appreciates effort in HIV/AIDS prevention

The Office of U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (USGAC) appreciated incessant efforts of the Vietnamese Government in realizing its commitment to zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths.

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Computer skills lift vulnerable out of poverty

Computer skills lift vulnerable out of poverty

Hoa is a young girl born in a poor village in the mountainous district of Thanh Hoa province. In order to bring extra money to their families, young people in the village looks for farm jobs across the border. Hoa left her village in a morning in 2007, to earn a living.

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Netherlands funds fresh water project in Ba Ria-Vung Tau

Netherlands funds fresh water project in Ba Ria-Vung Tau

The Netherlands will provide non-refundable aid worth nearly 260 billion VND (12.38 million USD) for the building of two water plants in the southern coastal province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau.

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Vietnamese should be allowed to gamble at casinos: Proposal

Vietnamese should be allowed to gamble at casinos: Proposal

The agency that verified a draft decree on casinos has proposed that Vietnamese be allowed to gamble at casinos on a pilot basis, said the chairman of the National Assembly’s Committee for Finance and Budget.

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Storm Utor to sweep over northern region

Storm Utor to sweep over northern region

As of August 16, northern mountainous provinces will be hit by thunderstorm and heavy rain while Hanoi is expected to have a rainfall of 50-100 mm.

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VN, Japan ink MoU on human resources training

VN, Japan ink MoU on human resources training

Vietnam and Japan have signed a memorandum of understanding on human resources training to beef up Japanese investment in Vietnam.

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Hanoi to lend $15 million to stabilise prices

Hanoi to lend $15 million to stabilise prices

Hanoi will provide VND318 billion (roughly $15 million) in zero-interest loans between July 2013 and April 2014 in a bid to stabilise the price of essential goods.

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Super Typhoon Utor to enter East Sea tonight

Super Typhoon Utor to enter East Sea tonight

Packing maximum gusts of up to 220 kph, powerful typhoon Utor will sweep through the Philippines’s Luzon Island before entering the East Sea, where a tropical depression is currently situated, tonight, the Vietnam National Hydro-meteorological Forecasting Center has warned.

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CNN names Vietnam tower among world’s construction icons

CNN names Vietnam tower among world’s construction icons

Bitexco Financial Tower, the tallest building in Ho Chi Minh City, has become one of 25 great skyscrapers that can be considered the world’s “icons of construction,” according to a list published this week on CNN.

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