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An old educator can teach us all a lesson

Teacher Ngô Mạnh Cường and his students at the Sơn Công secondary school in the capital city’s outer Ứng Hòa District.

HÀ NỘI — Teacher Ngô Mạnh Cường, 60, was one of the few residents of Ha Noi’s outer district of Ứng Hòa honoured for their virtues and contribution to society in the city last year. A pedagogy major, after graduation Cường was assigned to teach in Hòa Bình District for …

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Party, parliament leaders donate to support storm victims

Chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA) Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân (first left) and deputy chairman of the NA yesterday collected funds at the NA Office in Hà Nội to help residents in central provinces recover from the destruction wrought by the Doksuri Typhoon.

HÀ NỘI — Party and National Assembly leaders joined people nationwide in donating money for victims of storm Doksuri in the central region. Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng, former Party General Secretaries Lê Khả Phiêu and Nông Đức Mạnh, and staff of the Party Central Committee’s Office contributed over …

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Living in a state of suspense near water reservoirs

Living in a state of suspense near water reservoirs

Though thousands of water reservoirs have been found unsafe, it is impossible to upgrade all of them because of a lack of funds. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) reported that 1,150 out of 6,648 water reservoirs are in bad condition and need to be repaired in 2016-2022. …

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Foreign employees to get work permits online from October 2017

Foreign nationals who want to work in Vietnam will be able to acquire employment permits online, via the web portal http://dvc.vieclamvietnam.gov.vn, starting from October 2, 2017. The aforementioned regulation was stipulated in the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs’ (MOLISA) recently issued Circular No. 23/2017 on guiding the granting …

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The deficiencies in cancer treatment in Vietnam

Nguyen Le, who has been fighting against liver cancer over the last 10 years

In cancer treatment, next-generation and expensive drugs do not always mean the best therapies for patients, according to Nguyen Le, a physician at Military Hospital 103. Le has become well known in Vietnam for his fight against primary liver cancer over the last 10 years. When the tumor was discovered, …

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Largest event for LGBTQ community underway in Hanoi

H​anoi Pride advocates for an end of prejudice, discrimination, shame, and invisibility faced by LGBTQ people

H​anoi Pride advocates for an end of prejudice, discrimination, shame, and invisibility faced by LGBTQ people The capstone events of the sixth annual Hanoi Pride – the bike rally, parade, and Pride Festival – will bring together almost 1,000 LGBTQ community members and allies. Since the first celebration in 2012, …

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The snake raising village in Hanoi

Le Mat Village in Long Bien District, Hanoi, has raised snakes for hundreds of years. The locals are skilled in catching snakes and earned good money from selling products made from snakes. Now they specialise in catching, trading and raising snakes. Snakes are also available to be eaten. According to …

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Ban on English names in class sparks debates

Vietnamese students with English names are not rare in English classes in Việt Nam, especially in those taught by native English speakers. But HCM City’s Education and Training Department does not approve: the department has banned the use of English names for Vietnamese students in its latest teaching guidelines for …

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Ministry of Health suspends use, trade of medicine

The Drug Administration of Vietnam under the Ministry of Health has requested a halt to purchase and use of three batches of Human Albumin 20% on suspicion of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

HÀ NỘI — The Drug Administration of Việt Nam under the Ministry of Health has requested a halt to purchases and use of three batches of Human Albumin 20% due to concerns over Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. This medicine is albumin extracted from human plasma and used to stabilise blood circulation, while …

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Railway projects in Hanoi, HCMC to be audited next year

The Cat Linh-Ha Dong urban railway in Hanoi. SAV plans to audit large-scale traffic infrastructure projects including the Cat Linh-Ha Dong urban railway

The State Audit Office of Vietnam (SAV) will audit urban railway projects which are underway in Hanoi and HCMC. This auditing is part of a broader plan of SAV to audit the medium-term public investment plan and the 2016-2020 financial plan next year. SAV earlier conducted inspections of public-private partnership …

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