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Son La police bust big drug trafficking case

Police in Song Ma district of the northern border province of Son La on June 22 caught two suspects who were smuggling a large amount of drugs. The two suspects, identified as Lau A Chu, also known as Lau A Mua, 37 and Giang A Mai, 21, reside in Huoi Mot commune of Song Mai ... Read More »

Volunteer campaign 2018 kicks off in HCM City

The 12th Hanh Quan Xanh (Green Operation) volunteer campaign 2018 was launched on June 24 by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU) of Ho Chi Minh City, with the participation of 800 members of the youth unions under the municipal armed forces and police.  Lasting until August 12, the campaign is hoped to attract 18,000 youth union members ... Read More »

Floods, landslides leave three dead, three missing in Lai Chau

The number of casualties in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau caused by flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains on June 23 and 24 continued to rise, local officials said. By 16:00 on June 24, floods and landslides had left three dead, three missing and five injured. According to the provincial Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention, ... Read More »

Hanoi buses strive to serve more riders

The number of passengers riding buses in Hanoi has risen since late 2016, the municipal Department of Transport said, but the system still faces major challenges as it seeks to attract more riders. At a press conference this week, Director of the Department of Transport Vu Van Vien said that in 2017, Hanoi’s public buses transported 441 million passengers, up ... Read More »

Lao Cai border guards arrest heroin smuggler

Border guards of the northern province of Lao Cai have arrested a suspect who was illegally transporting two bricks of heroin (nearly 0.7 kg) in Na Loc 4 village, Ban Lau commune, Muong Khuong district. Lu A Cau, born in 1977 and residing in Tam Dinh village, Son Thuy commune, Van Ban district, was stopped by local border guards patrolling ... Read More »

Utilities cut off over in fire risk apartment block

Authorities in Hanoi have decided to cut water and power services to an apartment building as it violates fire safety regulations.      The Discovery Complex Hanoi Department of Fire and Rescue said on April 20 that they had completed the inspection at the Discovery Complex in Cau Giay District owned by Cau Giay Investment and Trade JSC. The results ... Read More »

Driver provides ambulance services for strangers

VietNamNet Bridge – A resident of Hanoi’s outer district of Chuong My has been providing ambulance services for his neighbours and strangers for the past 20 years. Vuong Van Thanh stands beside one of his ambulances. — Photo Vuong Van Thanh used to serve in the car squadron that delivered necessities to the army during the Vietnam War.  In ... Read More »

Four PVN’s oil officials detained on charges of power abuse, asset misappropriation

Four persons, including two executives, at the State-owned oil and gas group PetroVietnam (PVN) were detained yesterday on charges of abusing power to misappropriate assets. Từ Thành Nghĩa (left), former General Director of the Việt Nam – Russia oil and gas exploration joint venture (Vietsovpetro), under the State-owned oil group PetroVietnam (PVN) and Võ Quang Huy, former chief accountant of ... Read More »

HCM City faces manual labour shortage

Demands for manual labour is rising Ho Chi Minh City, accounting for 50% of the recruitment, but young people prefer better jobs.      Job seekers at a job fair in Ho Chi Minh City 65% of the jobs available at a job centre in Thu Duc District are for component assembly workers or machine operators. Nissei Electric Vietnam alone ... Read More »