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Fugitive oil executive Trinh Xuan Thanh faces death penalty

Fugitive oil executive Trinh Xuan Thanh, who fled to Europe, is facing the death penalty for million-dollar losses at State-owned PetroVietnam, while its former Chairman Dinh La Thang may receive 20 years in prison for his poor management, prosecutors said. A file photo of Trinh Xuan Thanh The Supreme People’s Procuracy on December 26 verified ... Read More »

Life in Hanoi in new cold spell

Hanoi has experienced a new cold snap with drizzle, causing certain difficulties for life of local residents. Since this morning, December 27, the city has seen lower temperatures of around 12 degrees centigrade along with drizzle and low visibility. The unfavourable weather worsened traffic congestion in many local streets this morning.  Traffic jam at Chuong Duong Bridge area on the ... Read More »

Doctors remove large, rare tumour from boy

VietNamNet Bridge – Doctors at Paediatrics Hospital 1 and the Hospital for Traumatology and Orthopaedics in HCM City worked as a surgical team to remove a large noncancerous tumour from the ribcage of a 12-year-old boy from Phu Yen Province, saving him from permanent paralysis. A doctor at HCM City’s Paediatrics Hospital 1 explains how a tumour spread to the ... Read More »

Vietnam holds counter-terrorism exercise in Cam Ranh airport

A counter-terrorism exercise was held at Cam Ranh International Airport on December 26. It was co-organized by the National Civil Aviation Security Committee, the National Defence, Public Security and Transport ministries and Khanh Hoa province’s People’s Committee. Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh directly commanded the exercise, which involved nearly 1,000 police, soldiers and personnel from relevant agencies. Scenarios are ... Read More »

Ex-PetroVietnam chief Dinh La Thang to stand trial on January 8

The Hanoi People’s Court will open proceedings in the trial of Dinh La Thang and his accomplices accused of wrongdoings at PetroVietnam Construction Joint Stock Corporation (PVC) on January 8, 2018.  Dinh La Thang, former Chairman of the Member Council of PetroVietnam  According to an announcement issued by the court on December 27, a five-member bench will judge the case.  ... Read More »

Airport terror plot trial begins

A court in HCM City yesterday began to hear the case of 15 people who allegedly plotted to use petrol bombs to blow up Tan Son Nhat International Airport as the country was preparing to celebrate Liberation Day,  Source link Read More »

Strong rise in unemployment among graduates: labour ministry

The unemployment rate among university graduates and those holding higher degrees in the third quarter of 2017 was 4.51 percent, compared to 3.63 percent in the previous three months, according to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA). Young people read vacancy information at the Hanoi Employment Service Centre MoLISA released a report on Vietnam’s labour market in ... Read More »

Health Ministry seeks more time to compile data

The Ministry of Health has asked Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc for more time to issue circulation numbers for certain medical equipment (categories B, C, D) by January 1. The Ministry of Health has asked Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc for more time to issue circulation numbers for certain medical equipment (categories B, C, D) by January 1. — Photo ... Read More »

Ha Noi Court apologises to wrongly-sentenced man

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ha Noi Superior People’s Court on Monday (December 25) held a meeting to publicly apologise to Vu Ngoc Duong for giving him a wrong sentence of 30 months in jail. The Ha Noi Superior People’s Court on Monday held a meeting to publicly apologise to Vu Ngoc Duong for giving him a wrong sentence of 30 ... Read More »

Illegal trucks increasing accidents in HCM City

VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City residents are increasingly concerned about the number of heavy trucks, construction vehicles and container trucks entering the downtown area during peak hours, affecting the quality of living and worsening traffic jams. An accident caused by a heavy truck in HCM City’s District 1 which killed one person and injured another. — VNA/VNS Photo Manh Linh ... Read More »