Hanoi plans to flush To Lich River with Red River

Hanoi is considering using the Red River's waters to flush out polluted sludge from one of its former tributaries, To Lich.

Hundreds of endangered darters found in southern Vietnam

Around 500 Oriental darters, an endangered bird species, have been spotted at the Buu Long tourism site in Dong Nai Province for the last few days.

Vietnamese national named honorary citizen of Seoul

Le Nguyen Minh Phuong is the first Vietnamese citizen to receive Seoul’s Honorary Citizenship for her contributions to the South Korean capital.
November 14, 2019 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

Foul deed: Hanoi lays waste to a majestic river

Dumping trash and untreated wastewater with abandon has turned a revitalizing river in Hanoi into a foul creek of black water and sludge.
November 14, 2019 | 03:58 pm GMT+7

Foreign man wins $1.1 million lottery

A Saigon businessman has become the first foreigner in Vietnam to win big prize money from the American style lottery Vietlott.
November 14, 2019 | 02:55 pm GMT+7

Vietnam sentences five to death for drug trafficking

Five Vietnamese and Lao nationals have been sentenced to death, and eight other Vietnamese have received life and other prison terms for drug trafficking.
November 14, 2019 | 02:05 pm GMT+7

Double whammy: Coastal erosion, land sinkage plague Mekong Delta

Co Thanh Binh's family has lost two houses and 200 square meters of land in Tien Giang Province to subsidence in the last decade.
November 14, 2019 | 12:45 pm GMT+7

Southeast Asian countries need tougher plastic policies to curb pollution: UN

Southeast Asian countries, among the world’s worst ocean polluters, need tougher regulations for plastic packaging to curb leakage, a United Nations report said.
November 14, 2019 | 10:36 am GMT+7

Next batch of medical personnel to leave for UN peacekeeping in South Sudan

The new personnel who will man Vietnam's field hospital in South Sudan as part of the U.N. Peacekeeping mission have received orders to depart.
November 14, 2019 | 09:39 am GMT+7

Truck driver gets 14 years in prison for fatal accident

A truck driver will spend 14 years in jail for a Tay Ninh accident that killed five people, including one child.
November 14, 2019 | 08:33 am GMT+7

Zalo domain suspended for unauthorized social network function

The Zalo.vn domain has been suspended for 45 days starting Monday, according to the Vietnam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC).
November 14, 2019 | 07:33 am GMT+7

Saigon to close downtown street to commemorate traffic accident victims

A road section outside Saigon's Independence Palace will be closed off for three days for a national ceremony to pay homage to traffic accident victims.
November 13, 2019 | 04:59 pm GMT+7

Vietnam rejects China's territorial claim on Spratly Islands

Vietnam has dismissed outright the territorial claims over its Spratly Islands made recently by a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman.
November 13, 2019 | 04:22 pm GMT+7

Couple jailed for organizing drug party on wedding night

A newly married couple in northern Vietnam have received long jail sentences for facilitating their friends’ use of drugs soon after their wedding.
November 13, 2019 | 03:19 pm GMT+7

$20.6 million upgrade to HCMC sewerage network approved

The Ministry of Planning and Investment has given the green light for a VND467 billion ($20.6 million) upgrade of Saigon’s outdated sewer system.
November 13, 2019 | 01:10 pm GMT+7
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