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Eximbank officer in Chu Thi Binh case released on bail

A family member of Nguyen Thi Thi has paid VND8 billion ($352,423) in full. She is charged with appropriating VND245 billion ($10.8 million) from client Chu Thi Binh in Eximbank’s Ho Chi Minh City branch. C44 arrived Eximbank branch in Ho Chi Minh City to arrest two defendants on March 26 The leader of Eximbank has just confirmed to the ... Read More »

Vietnam to host 35th ASEAN Social Security Association meeting in Sept

The 35th ASEAN Social Security Association (ASSA) Board Meeting will take place from September 17 – 21 in Nha Trang, the resort city of Khanh Hoa in central Vietnam. The event will be hosted by the Vietnam Social Security (VSS), which will take over the rotating ASSA chairmanship in 2018. The VSS will also host celebrations to mark the 20th ... Read More »

Horseshoe kidney patient receives $16,261 as compensation

The General Hospital in the Mekong delta city of Can Tho had to pay VND375 million ($16,261) in compensation and provide lifetime medical treatment to a patient after it wrongly removed both her kidneys many years ago, according to a decision of a court on July 3. The woman and her husband, son (Photo: SGGP) Before, the court in Ninh ... Read More »

Swimming pools overcrowded amidst intense heatwave

A massive surge of Hanoians have been flocking to swimming pools in recent days to escape the intense heatwave hitting the north of Vietnam this the week. The drastic increase of swimmers has created problems of overcrowding in the city’s swimming pools. browser not support iframe. On these sweltering hot days, Trinh Quang Nang spends two hours every day from ... Read More »

Ministry urges localities to continue fighting IUU fishing

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has requested coastal cities and provinces to employ multiple measures to crack down on illegal, unreported, and unregulated or IUU fishing. browser not support iframe. The request was the latest move by the Ministry in an effort to have the European Commission’s “yellow card” lifted off Vietnamese seafood. On October 23, 2017, the ... Read More »

Hospitals urged to ensure quality after fees drop

Hospitals in the country have been instructed to ensure health exams and treatment for insured patients as fees for 70 healthcare services will fall on July 15 under a newly issued circular, according to Deputy Minister of Health Pham Le Tuan. Children wait for health examinations at HCM City Paediatrics Hospital 2. The fees will fall on average from 5 ... Read More »

Cooperation chances maintained for foreign NGOs in Vietnam: official

There is still an abundance of opportunities for foreign non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to partner with Vietnam during the country’s development path, even after Vietnam has become a low middle-income country with less outside assistance. Don Tuan Phong, Vice President and General Secretary of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations The statement was made by Don Tuan Phong, Vice President and ... Read More »

Large quantities of drugs seized in Dien Bien, Nghe An

The border guards of the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien arrested a woman who was allegedly transporting a large volume of drugs on July 4.  Lo Thi Bun (Source: Lo Thi Bun, born in 1982, residing in Pa Xa Lao village, Pa Thom commune, Dien Bien district, Dien Bien province, was seized with ten bricks of heroin weighing ... Read More »

Vietnam hands over two wanted men to China

Vietnam on July 4 handed over two Chinese men, who have been wanted by Chinese authorities, to the Chinese police. Zhang Xin Qiang and Qian Hong Liang were handed over to Chinese police on July 4 (Photo: On June 29, police of Mong Cai city in the northeastern province of Quang Ninh received a letter from the police of ... Read More »