Environment

Proposal to control invasive species

The Environment Department under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is looking to crack down on the import of exotic or alien species to Vietnam in a bid to protect local ecosystems.
Society

Iron-ore mine starts clean-up after mudslide

The Vietnam National Coal and Mineral Industries Group (Vinacomin) has taken responsibility for repairing damage caused by a mudslide last week in the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang.
Health

Border operations top health talks with Cambodia

Border quarantine, controlling epidemics and humanitarian medical care were the major topics at a meeting of senior health officials from Vietnam and Cambodia in Phnom Penh in early August.
Society

Breast milk still best: doctors

A proper nutrition regime, including breastfeeding immediately after birth, will maintain brain development during the first three years of life, according to local and international leading pediatric nutrition experts.
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.