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HCM City, France cooperate in anti-corruption

HCM City, France cooperate in anti-corruption

Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Huynh Cach Mang has expressed his hope that the French Anti-corruption Agency (FAA) and the HCM City Inspectorate will cooperate with each other and exchange experience in the fight against corruption.

Confectionery fire kills at least one

Confectionery fire kills at least one

A fire that raged yesterday at Trang An Viet Nam Confectionery Joint-stock Company in Bac Son Industrial Zone, Thanh Hoa Province, left at least one person dead.

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PM requests high vigilance in response to typhoon Tembin

PM requests high vigilance in response to typhoon Tembin

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has urged authorities and people of southern localities to keep a close watch on typhoon Tembin and must not be negligent as this is a particularly dangerous storm accompanied by high tide.

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Former official proposes privatising construction inspection

Former official proposes privatising construction inspection

When Phạm Sỹ Liêm, former deputy minister of construction, recommended that the Government hire private construction inspection services on December 13, he was met with mixed opinions from experts.

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Support centres set up at universities for students with disabilities

Support centres set up at universities for students with disabilities

Support service centres for students with disabilities have been set up at the HCM City Pedagogy University and HCM City University of Social Sciences and Humanities.

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HCM City centre to set up public rental sites for electric motorbikes

HCM City centre to set up public rental sites for electric motorbikes

The HCM City Department of Transport will set up 74 parking spots for rental of electric motorbikes in an effort to improve transportation convenience for local residents.

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Firms grapple with year-end labour crunch

Firms grapple with year-end labour crunch

Several enterprises in the south, mostly in HCM City and the provinces of Đồng Nai and Bình Dương, are accelerating worker recruitment, preparing to up production after the Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday that falls in mid-February 2018.

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New radiation therapy to improve cancer prognosis

New radiation therapy to improve cancer prognosis

The National Cancer Hospital (K Hospital) is working on a project to set up the first centre in the country to use proton radiation therapy to treat cancer.

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Bình Định fishing boats hit by Typhoon Kaitak

Bình Định fishing boats hit by Typhoon Kaitak

Late yesterday, the Việt Nam National Committee for Search and Rescue sent a vessel to rescue a local fishing boat which had ran out of fuel and was drifting at sea 116 nautical miles from Ô Cấp Cape in the southern province of Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu.

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11-digit phone numbers to be cut

11-digit phone numbers to be cut

All 11-digit mobile phone numbers in Việt Nam will be changed to 10-digit numbers in 2018, said Phạm Hồng Hải, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications.

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Occupational diseases on the rise

Occupational diseases on the rise

A Ministry of Health report reveals that each year 100,000 labourers in the country were checked for occupational diseases and more than 5,000 found to have diseases.

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HN installs cycling machines to purify lake water

HN installs cycling machines to purify lake water

Four cycling machines attached to a water filtration system have been installed on the banks of Hoàng Cầu Lake in Hà Nội’s Đống Đa District to purify the lake water.

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Vietnam pledges more contributions to UN peacekeeping operations

Vietnam pledges more contributions to UN peacekeeping operations

Vietnam will contribute more to the United Nations peacekeeping operations, said Deputy Minister of National Defence Sen. Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh.

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Vietnam's minimum wages to increase by 6.5 per cent in 2018

Vietnam's minimum wages to increase by 6.5 per cent in 2018

The minimum wage will be officially increased from January 1, 2018 by an extra VND180,000-230,000 ($8.07-10.13), depending on the region.

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Salmonella contamination: VN recalls French baby milk products

Salmonella contamination: VN recalls French baby milk products

The Ministry of Health has asked the public to suspend the use and trade of several baby formula milk and baby food products made by French dairy giant Lactalis following concerns over salmonella contamination.

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Fresh typhoon hits East Sea

Fresh typhoon hits East Sea

A new typhoon, Kaitak, entered the south of the East Sea on December 18 afternoon. As the 15th storm to hit the waters this year, it is forecast to get stronger, according to the National Centre for Hydrometeorological Forecasting.

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