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Ted Osius vows US support for smart city building in Vietnam

The US stands ready to sponsor, support and share its experience in building smart cities with Vietnam in general and Hanoi in particular, US Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius said.


Cambodian NA President Heng Samrin begins official visit to Vietnam

A high-ranking delegation of the Cambodian National Assembly (NA), led by President Heng Samrin, starts a four-day official friendship visit to Vietnam on June 23, at the invitation of Vietnamese NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.


Bangladesh’s Communist Party chief greeted in HCM City

President of the Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) Mujahidul Islam Selim was welcomed by Vice Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Vo Thi Dung on June 22 during his visit to Vietnam.


Hanoi Mayor Nguyen Duc Chung to visit the US

Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung and a delegation from the capital city will pay a visit to the US.


Feel the burn: Experts warn of more deadly heat waves for Vietnam

Climate change will be scorching the earth by the end of the century, with tropical countries worst at risk, researchers say.


Hanoi plans to send old motorbikes to the scrap yard from early 2018

Standards will need to be set to give the city legal grounds to start taking people's motorbikes off the street.



Forest funds boost northern livelihoods

– Thousands of households in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang have committed to use and protect parcels of forest near their homes, receiving monthly environmental payments that help them to improve their livelihoods, the Nong Thon Ngay Nay (Countryside Today) newspaper reported.


UXO victims need livelihood support

– Top priority should be given to creating new livelihood for victims of war-era unexploded ordnance (UXO) to help them return to normal life, said an official from the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA).


Fire destroys 5,000sq.m. warehouse near Sai Gon Port

– A huge blaze that broke out late on Thursday night destroyed some 5,000sq.m of a warehouse near Sai Gon Port in HCM City’s District 4.


VN netizens mobilise to save foreign volunteer

– A Thursday morning at the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion (NIHBT) is just like every other weekday morning at a hospital: crowded, noisy with patients awaiting medical examinations.


Firms told to fix substandard fishing boats

– An inspection carried out by an independent team on the quality of steel fishing ships built under a Government decree revealed that ship-building companies used substandard components for a number of ships, resulting in frequent breakdowns and degradation.


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