Traffic accidents claim 5,659 lives in nine months Society

Traffic accidents claim 5,659 lives in nine months

A total of 12,675 traffic accidents occurred nationwide in the nine months to September 14, killing 5,659 people and injured 9,619 others, according to a report of the National Committee for Traffic Safety.
Vietnam likely to gain 11 billion USD from wood, forest products Business

Vietnam likely to gain 11 billion USD from wood, forest products

Vietnam is likely to reach its export turnover target of 11 billion USD from wood and forestry products this year as the main season for business is in the last six months of the year, according to an official of the Vietnam Timber and Forest Product Association (VIFORES).
High-tech FDI shouldn’t be taken for granted Business

High-tech FDI shouldn’t be taken for granted

Vietnam has emerged as a destination for large tech firms as the trade dispute between the US and China continues to intensify with no end in sight. However, whether and how much Vietnam can take advantage of the shifting FDI flow out of China remains to be seen.
 Four drown in Binh Thuan sea Society

Four drown in Binh Thuan sea

Four tourists drowned to their death and two others are still missing when swimming in the sea in Dat Lanh tourism site in La Gi town, the central province of Binh Thuan, on August 10.
North-South express freight train service launched Society

North-South express freight train service launched

The Hanoi Railway Transport JSC (Haraco), a subsidiary of Vietnam Railway (VNR), launched a North-South express freight train route to connect Hanoi’s Yen Vien station and Song Than station in southern Binh Duong province on July 31.
Real estate transactions fall on tightened property loan control Business

Real estate transactions fall on tightened property loan control

As the State Bank of Vietnam has tightened the control over real estate loans to ensure sustainable development of the market and safety of the banking sector, property transactions have fallen down in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in the first six months of the year, experts said at a recent meeting in Hanoi.
Binh Duong province strives for more social housing Society

Binh Duong province strives for more social housing

The southern province of Binh Duong has proposed the Government allow it to keep some of the money gained from the equitisation of local State-owned enterprises to fund the development of housing for low-income earners, including workers at industrial parks.