Technical safety tests target container trucks

Technical safety tests target container trucks

The Vietnam Register (VR) has asked its branches nationwide to increase technical safety examinations of vehicles, particularly container trucks, coaches and tractor trailers, as part of measures to improve traffic safety.

Average Tet bonus jumps 11.4 percent

Average Tet bonus jumps 11.4 percent

Bonuses for the upcoming Tet (Lunar New Year) at most companies nationwide are worth one month’s salary on average, which is around 6.3 million VND (271.68 USD), or 11.4 percent higher than 2018.

Conference discusses potential impact of Laos’ Pak Lay hydropower project

Conference discusses potential impact of Laos’ Pak Lay hydropower project

Representatives of Mekong Delta localities, central departments, and agencies, as well as scientists gathered at a conference in the city of Can Tho on January 15 to discuss the potential impacts of the Pak Lay hydropower project in Laos, especially to Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region.

Vietnam News Agency receives Lao noble orders

Vietnam News Agency receives Lao noble orders

The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) held a grand ceremony at its headquarters in Hanoi on January 15 to receive noble orders granted by the State of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

Trial of former senior security officials scheduled for Jan. 28

Trial of former senior security officials scheduled for Jan. 28

The People’s Court of Hanoi has decided to open the first-instance trial on January 28 for two former Deputy Ministers of Public Security who were prosecuted with the charge of “showing irresponsibility, causing serious consequences” in line with Article 285 of the 1999 Criminal Code.

PM presents Tet gifts to disadvantaged ethnic minority people

PM presents Tet gifts to disadvantaged ethnic minority people

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc presented 100 Tet gifts to policy beneficiaries and disadvantaged ethnic minority people in Nui village, Tam Thang commune, Cu Jut district during his working visit to the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong on January 15.

Campaign helps promote humanitarian aid

Campaign helps promote humanitarian aid

More than 2.3 million needy people have received aid totalling over 3.8 trillion VND (163.3 million USD) over the last 11 years under a campaign that promotes each organisation and individual’s committed support for one disadvantaged people.

Tet preparations well underway in Lai Chau

Tet preparations well underway in Lai Chau

VOV.VN - Ethnic people in the mountainous Lai Chau province have beaten the recent effects of flooding, stabilised their lives, and are currently busy preparing for the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

Missing crew member rescued as barge capsizes at sea

Missing crew member rescued as barge capsizes at sea

VOV.VN - A missing crew member was rescued at sea on January 14. The man was in a capsized barge that had been carrying bricks and was left at sea for nearly two days in the waters off of the Ong Doi cape in Phu Quoc island in the southern province of Kien Giang.

An Giang police smash two smuggling rings

An Giang police smash two smuggling rings

VOV.VN -Border guards in An Giang province have thwarted two smuggling rings. Forces seized a total of 2,000 packs of cigarettes and 1.5 tonnes of sugar from Cambodia.