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Embankment to safeguard Saigon River from floods

17:33 | 08/27/2015

The HCM City Steering Centre for the Urban Flood Control Programme has asked the municipal government to build a 1.1-km long embankment along the Saigon River to prevent flooding during high tides.

Images: Hanoi’s streets under water

12:16 | 08/27/2015

(VOV) -A downpour in August 26 evening heavily flooded several streets in the capital city of Hanoi.

Soc Son suburban district to become industrial centre

09:00 | 08/27/2015

The Soc Son district in the outskirts of Hanoi is set to become an industrial hub under the city’s industrial development plan through 2020 released on August 26.

Phu Quoc Paradise Pearl Island

19:07 | 08/26/2015

(VOV) -Phu Quoc, Vietnam's largest and most beautiful island is home to some of the nation’s most picturesque beaches and forests.

HCM City strives to optimise WB-funded projects

12:06 | 08/26/2015

World Bank (WB)-funded projects in Ho Chi Minh City have helped fuel socio-economic development, upgrade traffic facilities, improve the environment and supply water to city dwellers.

National exhibition centre to be built in Co Loa

11:33 | 08/25/2015

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai on August 24 gave the green light to a proposal on building the National Exhibition and Fair Centre covering 300 ha in Co Loa commune, Hanoi’s Dong Anh district.

Hanoi hi-tech park calls for investments

09:24 | 08/25/2015

The Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park (HHTP) is calling for projects on researching, applying and developing advanced technologies in a bid to help foster hi-tech industries nationwide.

Eco-friendly tour launched at Tram Chim National Park

10:37 | 08/24/2015

A green sight-seeing tour was launched at Tram Chim National Park in Tam Nong district, the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap, on August 22.

Beirut protests turn violent for second day as PM threatens to quit

10:17 | 08/24/2015

Protests against the Lebanese government turned violent for a second day on August 23, and Prime Minister Tammam Salam threatened to resign as public discontent brought thousands into the streets.

Vietnam, Cambodia facilitate cross-border transport

18:12 | 08/23/2015

Vietnam and Cambodia reached consensus on a range of traffic matters at a ministerial-level meeting held in Hanoi on August 22.

HCM City’s August CPI drops 0.12% monthly

17:23 | 08/22/2015

The August consumer price index (CPI) in Ho Chi Minh City declined 0.12% from the previous month, contributing to an annual 0.66% rise in the southern economic hub’s average eight-month index.

Last victim in coalmine accident in northern Vietnam still missing, two days on

16:13 | 08/22/2015

The last victim in the coalmine accident that killed one worker and injured ten others in the northern Vietnamese province of Quang Ninh on August 20 was still unaccounted for by the end of August 21, local authorities reported.

HCM City expanded water plant inaugurated

08:31 | 08/22/2015

The Saigon Water Supply Corporation (SAWACO) put the Thu Duc Water Plant, phase III, into operation on August 21 in Ho Chi Minh City.

Korean volunteers build houses for poor Vietnamese

12:14 | 08/21/2015

(VOV) -As many as 43 Korean volunteers from Samsung Electronics have arrived in Vietnam to build 6 houses for poor households.

Water puppets attend Hanoi Days in Fukuoka, Japan

11:52 | 08/21/2015

(VOV) - Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre will take part in “The Hanoi Days” in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan late this August.