Society

Northern coastal region braces for Storm Kujira

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat told Quang Ninh province and Hai Phong City to urge vessels at sea to take shelter and get ready to deal with big rains and floods as Storm Kujira is forecast to land in Quang Ninh on June 23 night.
Travel

Helicopter tours central Vietnam

Tourists, and locals, now have helicopters as a means of transport from Da Nang to world heritage sites in the central region via Vietnam TravelMart Agency's chartered tours.
Society

Maritime healthcare project reaps fruitful outcomes

Government project 371, which aimed to develop healthcare systems at sea and on islands, proved effective in helping coastal residents and islanders access basic healthcare services, as heard at a conference in the central province of Phu Yen on April 16.
Business

Globaltrans Air licence granted

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has authorised the Ministry of Transport to grant a business licence to Globaltrans Air JSC to operate as a general aviation service provider for helicopters.
World

Dozens of rebels killed in southern Philippines

At least 23 members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) and 2 Philippine government soldiers perished in clashes on Mindanao Island that broke out on March 10, according to Philippine media.
Culture - Sports

Local lanterns light up markets

With only three weeks to go before the Mid-Autumn Festival, markets are full of people buying mooncakes and colourful lanterns made by local artisans and manufacturers.
World

Singapore, US begin Exercise CARAT 2014

A ceremony was held at Singapore’s Changi Naval Base on July 29 morning to launch the 20th Singapore-US Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise.
US Senate passes resolution on East Sea World

US Senate passes resolution on East Sea

The US Senate on July 10 adopted a resolution coded S.RES.412 on the East Sea, requesting China to return immediately to the status quo as it existed before May 1, 2014.
India joins search for missing Malaysian jet World

India joins search for missing Malaysian jet

Indian Navy ships on patrol in the Strait of Malacca are participating in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, which lost radar contact on March 8 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board, including five Indians.
Society

Metal debris spotted on Vung Tau waters

A plane taking on the L642 air route by 14:10 on March 10 reported to the Hong Kong Air Traffic Control Centre that it has sighted some metal debris on the waters 32 nautical miles southeast of O Cap Cape in southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau province.