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Poor southerners to enjoy happy Tet holiday

14:49 | 01/23/2015

More than 12 billion VND (570,000 USD) is expected to be raised during a programme entitled “Xuan yeu thuong” (the beloved Spring) scheduled for February 10 in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho to help local needy soldiers and poor households enjoy a warm and happy Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

US Army Pacific Commanding General on Vietnam visit

11:10 | 01/20/2015

The Commanding General of the US Army Pacific, General Vincent Brooks met with Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) and Deputy Defence Minister Senior Lieutenant General Do Ba Ty in Hanoi on January 19.

Smugglers get crafty to cross Chinese border as Tet nears

14:47 | 01/19/2015

As the Lunar New Year (Tet) approaches, smugglers are adopting sophisticated tactics to evade authorised agencies.

Vietnam aims for deeper involvement in 2015 UN agenda

00:00 | 01/16/2015

Vietnam will continue to deepen its involvement in the 2015 United Nations agenda for global peace, sustainable development, and dealing with world challenges, Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga told Vietnam News Agency in New York on January 14.

Vietnam, Thailand foster defence cooperation

16:49 | 01/14/2015

(VOV) - A Thai high-ranking delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister, General Prawit Wongsuwan has paid a three-day visit to Vietnam to boost friendly relations and mutual trust and understanding between the two countries and two armies.

Female trafficker of 6 heroin cakes arrested in Tay Ninh

17:26 | 01/07/2015

(VOV) - Border guards in the southern province of Tay Ninh has caught a woman in the act of transporting six cakes of heroin from Cambodia into Vietnam.

Thailand, Vietnam hold first tactical officer exchange

18:04 | 12/29/2014

(VOV) - The first exchange for tactical-level officers between the Vietnam People’s Army and the Royal Thai Armed Forces has been held in Bangkok, aiming to boost mutual understanding between the two armies in the context of building the ASEAN Community in 2015.

Exhibition on Gac Ma memorial designs opens in HCM City

15:22 | 12/22/2014

The three best designs for a memorial dedicated to naval officers and soldiers who perished in a battle to defend national sovereignty over Gac Ma island in the country’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago are being exhibited in Ho Chi Minh City from December 21 to 31.

Amy’s 70-year anniversary celebrated abroad

19:14 | 12/20/2014

The 70 year-history of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) has been written with glorious victories, inspiring national liberation movements of suppressed nations around the world in the past as well as significantly contributing to the current national defence and construction, said Ambassador to France Nguyen Ngoc Son.

Solemn ceremony marks Army's 70th anniversary

19:09 | 12/20/2014

(VOV) - A grand meeting was held on December 20 in Hanoi to mark the 70th anniversary of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) and the 25th anniversary of the All-People’s Defence Festive Day.

Vietnam People’s Army expands external relations

11:51 | 12/19/2014

Expanding international cooperation in defence is an important vision in the building of the army during international integration process.

VPA’s founding anniversary celebrated overseas

11:46 | 12/19/2014

(VOV) -A broad array of activities marking the 70th founding anniversary of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) and the 25th anniversary of the All-People’s Defense Festive Day continue being held in different countries across the globe.

Vietnam halts Australia fruit imports

11:07 | 12/18/2014

Vietnam plans to cease the import of 38 kinds of fruits from Australia from 2015, the Plant Protection Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development announced on December 17.

Greater rescue efforts for trapped workers

08:39 | 12/18/2014

Two ministers arrived at the scene of the hydropower plant accident in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong on December 17 to supervise efforts to rescue 12 workers trapped inside the collapsed tunnel at the construction site of Da Dang – Da Chomo hydropower plant.

Yen Bai removes 10,000 pieces of UXOs

11:18 | 12/16/2014

Nearly 10,000 pieces of unexploded ordnances (UXOs) have been found and destroyed during a three-month campaign in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai.