The jamming debate: How to unclog streets in Hanoi and Saigon?

The government has spoken and so have experts and residents; but just like the notorious traffic, the debate is going nowhere.

Vietnamese hostage rescued in Philippines: military

'The hostage was able to run from the militants in the course of military operations and our troops rescued him ...

Saigon's new river buses leave passengers waiting on the dock

The boats should have been cruising down the river Monday, but let's just call it a pilot project.
August 21, 2017 | 03:36 pm GMT+7

Taiwanese man seized at Saigon airport attempting to smuggle military arsenal

The man was busted transporting gun stocks, bullet shells and used NATO military uniforms.
August 21, 2017 | 10:45 am GMT+7

Vietnam's president calls for tougher internet controls

Hostile forces had used the internet to 'undermine the prestige of the leaders of the party and the ...
August 21, 2017 | 09:50 am GMT+7

In Vietnam, deep-rooted vested interests threaten to derail corruption crackdown

Vietnam's top leadership has admitted that interest groups have exerted their surging influence on ...
August 21, 2017 | 09:22 am GMT+7

Take the tunnel under treacherous mountain pass in Vietnam

The $740 million project is expected to reduce travel times by 40 minutes.
August 20, 2017 | 08:18 pm GMT+7

State firm exec arrested for sending death threats to city leader in Vietnam: police

The reason for the threats has not been revealed, but the exec faces up to seven years behind bars.
August 20, 2017 | 10:44 am GMT+7

Weekly roundup: Vietnam's vanishing news stands, Saigon's overpopulation, corruption crackdown and more

Revisit the week with top stories compiled by VnExpress International's editors.
August 19, 2017 | 02:44 pm GMT+7

Vietnam upholds death sentences against shipping execs in major corruption case

But without a major overhaul of the country's public sector, stern sentencing may be only cosmetic, ...
August 19, 2017 | 10:25 am GMT+7

Hanoi bans cabs and cars from traffic hotspots during rush hour

Drivers now have to look at the map more carefully and learn the ban by heart to avoid getting ...
August 19, 2017 | 10:24 am GMT+7

Vietnam's transport ministry slammed for handpicking investors for projects that shortchange the public

Inspectors are questioning why there was only one bidder for each multi-million dollar job.
August 18, 2017 | 07:15 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese couple arrested for attempting to smuggle liquid meth into Australia

Customs officers became suspicious when they spotted 36 bottles of 'sparkling water' in their ...
August 18, 2017 | 03:34 pm GMT+7

6 killed while sawing leftover mortar shell in central Vietnam

Neighbors said the family had been trying to dismantle a bomb to sell as scrap metal.
August 18, 2017 | 02:53 pm GMT+7

Saigon's road space 167 years behind national standard: city leader

Many have pointed fingers to private cars, saying they are clogging the city's streeets.
August 18, 2017 | 12:04 pm GMT+7