VN relations with India ‘have never been better'
The warm friendship between Viet Nam and India founded by President Ho Chi Minh and India's Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru has been fostered by successive generations of leaders and people of both countries. How do you assess relations between two countries today?

Govt invests in classrooms
To make sure every school class in Viet Nam has its own space, the Prime Minister, Nguyen Tan Dung, has approved the building of 5,000 classrooms and homes for teachers by 2015. In 2020, the Government will again assess the need.

New board will address freight surcharges
The Viet Nam Maritime Administration plans set up a management board to deal with extra freight fees applied to Vietnamese exports and imports by foreign shipping companies.

Singers splurge on music videos
As the year-end season comes to an end, young singers are releasing new and catchy music videos (MV) after long days of working in the studio.

Politics & Laws

Australian speaker visits Viet Nam

Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives, Bronwyn Bishop, is on an official visit to Viet Nam until Sunday.

VN relations with India ‘have never been better'

Viet Nam, Cambodia look forward 5 billion USD trade

Vietnam, Italy to turn economic ties into pillar of strategic partnership


Farmers reap high profits from prawn breeding scheme

Farming blue-legged giant prawns in paddy fields during the flooding season in Dong Thap Province has brought high profits for farmers in recent years.

Mekong holds health summit

Capital tackles illegal cigarettes

Viet Nam to host ASEAN journalists' 2015 assembly


Maximum land price to be increased

The State aims to increase the price of land in Viet Nam to a maximum of VND162 million per square metre.

Trade surplus forecast on export growth

PM approves Vietnam Airlines equitisation plan


Life & Style

Canadian dancer says Life is a Game

Anyone who has had a dream, anyone who is passionate about anything, anyone who is working towards success or has met success, anyone who struggles or struggled with challenges can relate to this show," choreographer John Huy Tran says about his upcoming urban dance show Song – Life Is a Game.

Free outdoor concerts to be held in HCM City

Game show capitalises on mixed marriages in Viet Nam

Singers splurge on music videos


U19 offers fresh start for football

A new pool of promising players and generation of fans have fuelled the hope that football competition in the country will experience a resurgence after a long period of stagnation plagued with problems from coaching controversies to match-fixing.

Gymnasts aim to raise the bar at ASIAD

Sy signs contract to coach Can Tho for three seasons

Wushu teams aim for ASIAD gold with 13 martial artists


HCM City attempts to cut use of plastic bags

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has urged HCM City to reduce the use of plastic bags to protect the environment.

Animals released into wild in Quang Ninh

Most would give up wildlife products

Chlorine gas leak endangers locals

Your Say

Will a new ban on sleeper buses travelling on steep and winding routes actually save people's lives? 5

You Asked, published on Tuesdays, gives readers an opportunity to ask Viet Nam News questions. We publish selected responses the following week.


Persecuted child worker searches for right path

Four years ago, Nguyen Hao Anh, 14, from the southern province of Ca Mau, became a media figure when he reported inhumane and barbaric torture at the hands of his employers.


Kayaking tours make a splash in Da Nang with sea adventurers

On the coast of Da Nang's Son Tra Peninsula, Nguyen Kim Thu, 32, and a 20-member yoga team like to explore the sea on kayak, an increasingly popular tourist activity.

Expat Corner

Volunteers introduce capital city

After moving to Ha Noi in 2012, Yuko Kanetaka could not cross the street by herself.

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