Housing for workers: only one drop in ocean Society

Housing for workers: only one drop in ocean

Available social housing at present can provide stable accommodation for only about 28 percent of workers nationwide, which means the remaining 72 percent still have to rent rooms of private owners.
HCM City slow to finish renovation of old tenements Society

HCM City slow to finish renovation of old tenements

Three years after a five-year plan to renovate half of the 476 old tenements was announced by Ho Chi Minh City’s authorities, only a fraction of them have been refurbished or rebuilt, causing suffering to many people living in them.
High-rise buildings at fire risk Society

High-rise buildings at fire risk

More than 4,100 high-rise buildings in Vietnam are at high risk of fire, the interdisciplinary team of the Ministry of Public Security and Ministry of Construction concluded in a recent investigation.
Business

Vietnam, Thailand to promote trade

Trade and investment activities between Vietnam and Thailand would be further promoted in the new year, said Vietnam's trade counsellor in Thailand.
Society

Book of folk songs tugs heartstrings

Le Giang says many people who talked to and sang for her as she traversed the country collecting folk songs would burst into tears when they saw themselves in her new book.