Society

‘Smoking gun' evades Delta officials

While cross-border smuggling in the Cuu Long ( Mekong ) Delta's border areas has decreased somewhat, no headway has been made against the trafficking of cigarette, local authorities concede.
Society

First-ever requiem to be held for AO victims

The first-ever requiem for Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange/dioxin will be held in late July, 2011, marking the 50th anniversary of the catastrophe of AO defoliants sprayed by the US on Vietnam.
World

NASA-developed fire monitoring system launched

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on August 11 launched a new online portal on timely fire information and monitoring to help countries control fire effectively and protect property and natural resources.
US House holds hearing on AO Politics

US House holds hearing on AO

The US House of Representatives' Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and the Global Environment held a hearing on AO in VN on July 15.
Society

AO producers lambasted for ‘hypocritical’ event

The Vietnam Association of Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin (VAVA) issued a statement on April 13 protesting a worldwide event to be held on April 18 sponsored by several US producers of toxic chemicals used in the American war in Vietnam.
Society

Lao Cai combats trafficking, facilitates reintegration

One of Vietnam’s hotspots of human trafficking, the northern province of Lao Cai is dealing with a rise in the trafficking of women and children cross the border shared with China while trying its best to help trafficked ones reintegrate into the community.
Society

Fight against transnational drug crime gathers speed

Vietnam will tighten exit and entry of people under suspicion of being involved in transnational drug-related crime in the wake of a recent rise in cross-border transportation and trafficking of illegal narcotics.
Politics

Friendship officials work to enhance Vietnam-US ties

President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Associations (VUFO) Vu Xuan Hong led a delegation to visit the US from August 29 to September 5 with the aim of making the best use of the people-to-people diplomacy to promote bilateral Vietnam-US cooperation.
Business

Targets lowered but still hard to meet: Hanoi official

The President of the Hanoi People’s Council, Ngo Thi Doan Thanh, said that although most of second half years targets were lower than the previous ones, they underline the Capital’s determination to achieve its socio-economic development goals.