Forest fires engulf over 100 hectares Environment

Forest fires engulf over 100 hectares

Fifteen forest fires were recorded from June 26-30, ravaging over 100 ha of forest, according to the Vietnam Administration of Forestry under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD)
Six-month CPI growth lowest in three years: GSO Business

Six-month CPI growth lowest in three years: GSO

The consumer price index (CPI) in the first half of 2019 increased on average 2.64 percent against the same period last year, the lowest pace recorded over the past three years, General Statistics Office (GSO) General Director Nguyen Bich Lam announced on June 28.
Vietnam’s rubber exports drop in May Business

Vietnam’s rubber exports drop in May

Vietnam's rubber exports fell in May due to China’s changing policies and fears over the US-China trade war, a representative of the Vietnam Rubber Group (VRG) has said.
Hanoi in peak season for dengue fever Health

Hanoi in peak season for dengue fever

Over 67,000 cases of dengue fever and three deaths were reported in the first five months of this year across the country, according to the latest report from the Ministry of Health.
PM orders greater fire-prevention efforts Society

PM orders greater fire-prevention efforts

Heads of localities or establishments where fires cause serious consequences to people and property will have to take responsibility for any violations of fire prevention and control, according to an official dispatch issued on May 19 by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
Thailand: Floral decorations along procession route World

Thailand: Floral decorations along procession route

Volunteers, who are enlisted under the royally initiated "Jit-Arsa" project, together with officials of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) have decorated areas along the procession route of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s coronation with additional displays of flowers.