• Buddhist monks, nuns come home for Vesak

    A senior government official reiterated Vietnam’s policy on freedom of religious beliefs, saying that Buddhism and other religions enjoy equality in development in Vietnam and they have markedly contributed to national development.
  • Law-makers hear revisions on drug law

    Vietnam’s security chief has called for Law on Drug Prevention and Combat revisions and supplements to be considered to provide a legal system able to deal with the realities of combating drugs.
  • Vocational training for ex-drug addicts gains results

    A programme that has established rehabilitation centres, vocational training provision and job generation for former drug addicts in seven provinces and cities has recorded encouraging results after five years of implementation.
  • Yen Bai province benefits from Spain’s ODA

    Northern mountainous Yen Bai province has got better TV programmes from central station thanks to a project funded by the Spanish government.
  • Belgian organisation helps disabled kids

    The Belgium-based Donxa organisation will finance surgeries for 32 poor disabled children in northern Vinh Phuc province, which is estimated to cost two million VND each.
  • ASEAN meets to promote labour safety

    Making national occupational security and hygiene ( OSH ) programmes for ASEAN countries was the theme of an international symposium opened in Hanoi on May 12 with the host Vietnam setting an example.
  • Centre offers homeless kids sense of family

    With an alarming number of homeless children in Viet Nam, one Vietnamese couple is trying to follow the commandment "love your neighbours as yourself", bringing disadvantaged children into their own home.
  • Mauled baby gets fresh start in life

    Left for dead and mauled by wild animals, little Phung Thien Nhan’s early days were filled with tragedy. But today the two-year-old is enjoying a positive twist to his unhappy fate - and the promise of a new start in life.
  • Kidnapping haunts lives in border area

    Sung A Cau’s one-year-old son was kidnapped by human traffickers in Mu Sang Ward in Lai Chau Province while his wife was visiting relatives.
  • Gender imbalance puts women in the lead

    With fewer women born and more of them marrying foreigners, a lot of men may be left feeling lonely.