Social News 26/11

VN trade, labor to get legal lookover Changes and updates to the current Labour Code and Trade Union Law and their impact on business operations will be discussed at a conference in HCM City next week. Ho Xuan Lam, deputy director of the Investment and Trade Promotion Centre of HCM City (ITPC), said: "FDI firms usually have a large number of employees, therefore it is very important for them to understand the Viet Nam's labour law to help build harmonious and stable labour relations, befitting … [Read more...]

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Social News 22/10

Free health checks offered in Kien Giang Over 500 disadvantaged people in the Cuu Long (Mekong Delta) province of Kien Giang received free health screening on Sunday. At the programme, organised in An Minh Bac Commune in U Minh Thuong District by local authorities, the Thien Tam Charity Foundation belonging to the Tan Binh District Red Cross, and Bayer Viet Nam, medicines and supplies like instant noodles and cooking oil were also donated to the beneficiaries. They were taught how to grow … [Read more...]

Social News 2/10

Dong Nai rioters imprisoned for disturbing peace The People's Court of Nhon Trach district in the southern province of Dong Nai sentenced 15 men to 9-14 months in prison on September 29 for "causing social disturbances" in Nhon Trach Industrial Park. The accused include Nguyen Van Tri, 24 from Khanh Hoa province; Tran Ngoc Tha, 17 (Binh Dinh); Le Van Sang, 24 (An Giang); Dinh Tuan Vu, 31 (Hau Giang); Vien Van Man, 24 (Bac Giang); Le Van Dung, 19 (Phu Yen); Vu Viet Dinh, 29 (Binh Thuan); Du … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 5/9

First Monsoon Music Festival attracts foreign artists Large numbers of talented artists and musicians from around the world will gather at Hanoi's former Thang Long Imperial Citadel from October 2-4 for Monsoon Music Festival 2014. Famous artists of Vietnam such as singers Thanh Lam and Ha Tran, jazz guitarist French-Vietnamese Nguyen Le, and foreign artists including percussionist Rhani Krija from Morocco, keyboard player Martin Hedin from Sweden and others from Denmark, the UK, France, … [Read more...]

Social News 15/8

Six sentenced to death in drug case The People's Court of Dien Bien yesterday sentenced to death six defendants in the biggest drug trafficking case in the northern province to date. According to the indictment, ten persons formed a network that transported more than 120 kilogrammes of heroin via Laos to Ha Noi and Lang Son en route to China, between November 2012 and May 2013. Eight of them are from Thanh Yen Commune of Dien Bien Province and two others are from Cao Loc District in Lang Son … [Read more...]

Social News 12/8

The police's initial investigation found that the company had illegally imported 46 Hitachi biochemistry automatic analysers through two customs centres at Noi Bai and Gia Lam from 2007-12.

Workers successfully evacuated from Libya Vietnam Airlines has successfully evacuated all 458 Vietnamese labours of Korean Huyndai Engineering Construction from war ravaged Libya. The last flight carrying 180 Vietnamese workers departed at 23.00 on August 11 from Cairo, Egypt and is scheduled to land in Noi Bai International Airport at 13.00 on August 12. Vinamex Company Deputy Director Do Xuan Chien said all 458 Vietnamese workers have successfully and safely been evacuated to Cairo on five … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 6/8

Looking for Asian beauties Much of the world's advertising is pitched at pretty women, or uses them to draw in viewers and get higher ratings. Realising this, Asian advertising agencies has organised another Miss AdAsia 2014 contest "to honour beautiful young women from Asian countries". Candidates aged 18-28 will be selected from photos they send to the organising board. Already, contestants from Laos, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, and India have registered to join. The organisers will … [Read more...]

Sports News 4/8

Tien Minh not seeded at world champs Top badminton player Nguyen Tien Minh will be the only Vietnamese in the men's singles of the Copenhagen world championships in Denmark from August 25 to 31, according to the World Badminton Federation. Minh, who was a regular top 10 in previous tournaments, is not seeded this time as he is No.15 in the world. Vu Thi Trang, the top national player will compete in the women's singles category. The championship draw will be held on August 24. At the … [Read more...]

Social News 17/7

Chinese man arrested for stealing taxi Police in the southern province of Binh Duong arrested a Chinese man on July 15 for allegedly stealing a taxi from Mai Linh Group. At around 1pm on July 12, Zhu Dong Cheng is said to have simply got into a taxi, parked near Song Than Trade Center in the town of Di An with its doors open, and drove away. After realising what had happened, the driver immediately informed the other drivers and the management. At 2pm, a group of Mai Linh taxi drivers found … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 11/7

Chinese passenger caught trying to steal $5,000 on flight A Chinese passenger was caught attempting to steal USD5,000 on a Vietnam Airlines' flight from Jakarta to HCM City. Since early this year, Vietnam Airlines has reported 13 cases of theft. All violators have been Chinese. Xu Haisheng was taking the money from the two Japanese passengers when he was spotted by a Vietnamese passenger who informed the flight attendants of Xu's unusual behaviour. Xu had taken a suitcase which was being put … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 8/7

Ministry hails Ha Noi for clean water supply efforts Most of the water samples taken from plants that supply Ha Noi are of acceptable quality, an inspection by the Ministry of Health has found. Inspection results released at a workshop on Wednesday said the water samples matched "physical and micro-organism norms." Inspectors had collected more than 190 samples from 16 potable water plants and seven water supply stations in the city. However, in seven out of the 23 water plants, located in … [Read more...]

New Zealand Ambassador to Vietnam visited Nghe An province

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New Zealand Ambassador to Vietnam Mr Haike Manning is paying a visit to Nghe An province on June 25-26. During his visit, Mr Ambassador will explore opportunities to enhance the trade, education, and disaster management links between New Zealand and the province. Since 2012, New Zealand has implemented a 3-year NZ$2.5 million project focused on developing and piloting a prototype system for dam and disaster management based on New Zealand best practice developed from public and private sector … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 2/6

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Lean pork paste proved to emit light Information that lean pork paste was giving off light proved to be true and was witnessed by many people, said Truong Hoang Kien, deputy director of the Quang Ninh Food Safety and Hygiene Department. … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 22/5

Ferries with only a single ramp would be allowed to carry passengers, cargo and vehicles if they met technical safety requirements and environmental protection measures, according to a new draft decree.

Officials blame poor working conditions for workers' hospitalisation Health Ministry officials and health experts yesterday alleged that over 2,000 workers of two companies had been affected by high levels of organic solvents, leading to their hospitalisation. The incident happened in the northern Thanh Hoa City last Thursday and Monday. A team of inspectors from the ministry, led by head of the Food Safety Department Tran Quang Trung, yesterday investigated the working conditions in the two … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 8/5

A war-era bomb, weighing about 125 kilos, was safely dug out of the Nai Mountain historical relic site in Ha Tinh city, the central province of Ha Tinh, on May 6.

Sappers recover war-era bomb in Ha Tinh Sappers from the provincial Military Command retrieved the bomb, dropped by US troops during their fierce air attacks on northern localities from 1968 to 1972, and brought it to a location to be safely detonated. … [Read more...]

Vietnamese police asked to probe in-flight Chinese-dominated theft ring

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The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has asked the Ministry of Public Security to launch a full probe into a suspected in-flight theft ring operated by a Chinese-dominated group of foreigners, according to the CAAV's leader Lai Xuan Thanh. Local aviation security officials have determined a group of approximately10 foreigners - most of whom are Chinese - who are suspected of thefts onboard various Vietnam Airlines commercial flights, Thanh told a recent meeting with the … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 1/5

Russia to begin construction on 6th submarine for Vietnam St Petersburg-based Admiralty Verfi shipyard will commence work on its 6th submarine for Vietnam on May 28, according to Russian media sources. This is the final submarine the Russian shipbuilder is providing to Vietnam pursuant to a contract signed in 2009. The first submarine, dubbed HQ-182 Hanoi successfully made its first maiden voyage on January 8, 2014. The second vessel named HQ-183 Ho Chi Minh City docked at Vietnam's … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 4/4

Strategy on marine environment protection announced A strategy for sustainable exploitation and use of natural resources and protection of the marine environment by 2020 with a vision to 2030 was officially announced at a ceremony in Hanoi on April 2. Speaking at the event, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha said that the plan, approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung last year, will act as an important foundation for Vietnam to effectively utilize its rich … [Read more...]