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US billionaire Bob Parsons gives stellar sponsorship to Swing for the Kids

US billionaire Bob Parsons gives stellar sponsorship to Swing for the Kids

US billionaire Bob Parsons announced to give $100,000 to sponsor the Swing for the Kids charity golf tournament co-organised by the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s Foreign Investment Agency, Vietnam Investment Review, and BRG Group.

HCMC promotes medical tourism

HCMC promotes medical tourism

Nguyễn M., a 61 year-old overseas Vietnamese from Sweden, typically received treatment for his heart disease in Europe. But on a recent trip to Việt Nam, persuaded by the qualifications of Vietnamese doctors and the low cost of treatment here, he decided to schedule a coronary intervention at University Medical Hospital HCM City (UMH).

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Fire kills two, injures four in HCM City

Fire kills two, injures four in HCM City

Two people were killed and four injured after a fire destroyed two kiosks in HCM City’s District 9 early yesterday morning.

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Quảng Ninh hiring freeze creates teacher shortage

Quảng Ninh hiring freeze creates teacher shortage

Quảng Ninh Province stopped recruiting teachers in March as it undertakes a restructuring of the education sector. But the number of students has kept increasing, creating new burdens for local schools.

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Planner suggests ’twin city’ model for HCM City

Planner suggests ’twin city’ model for HCM City

HCM City should develop a “twin city” model, which would divide the metropolis into two urban areas, a western and an eastern one, to allow each part to properly develop, said Dr Võ Kim Cương, former deputy chief architect of HCM City.

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Cà Mau dense shrimp farming area expanded

Cà Mau dense shrimp farming area expanded

The area of super-intensive shrimp farming in Cà Mau Province, the country’s largest shrimp producer, has increased this year as the model offers high profits for farmers.

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Mothers help their children fight cancer

Mothers help their children fight cancer

Nguyễn Thị Vui held a doll as she walked in a hurry towards a room for child patients at the Hà Nội-based National Cancer Hospital.

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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.

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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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