Society

IELTS candidates grow in number, quality

The number of candidates taking the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) in the academic year of 2011-12 has doubled in Vietnam over the last five years, and increased by 14 percent from last year, said the British Council Vietnam on April 19.
World

Cambodia to persuade DPRK on nuclear talks

Cambodia will make an effort to persuade the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to return to the six-party talks in order to end the DPRK nuclear programme, a Cambodian official has said.
Business

Seafood test procedures need rethink

Testing practices of seafood exporters should be modified to meet standards and to improve the quality of products, said Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).
Business

Tanker drivers suspended for theft

Three oil tanker drivers working for two Petrolimex subsidiaries in HCM City have been suspended for allegedly stealing petrol while transporting it.
Society

Gov’t expands prenatal care, newborn-screening network

A prenatal and newborn-screening network will be expanded throughout the country to reach the target of serving 30 percent of newborn babies and 15 percent of pregnant women by 2015, according to Department of Population and Family Planning.
Society

President promulgates new laws

Four new laws on archives, weights and measurements, complaints and denunciations were promulgated on Dec. 6 by the President's Office.
APAVE launches service on risk control Business

APAVE launches service on risk control

The APAVE Asia Pacific on Nov. 22 officially launched its new services of aviation and space technology to promote cooperation in risk control in this field in Vietnam.
Politics

TPP trade ministers submit report to leaders

The Trade Ministers of Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States, and Vietnam sent a report on a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement to their leaders.
Business

Clothing trade needs better service centres

Vietnam 's textile and garment businesses should develop their service centres, especially the industry's small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), participants were informed at a workshop held in Hanoi on Oct. 20.


Society

English teachers fail to make the grade

A regulation stipulating that English language teachers must achieve required scores on international English tests come into force with the start of the new academic year, but many teachers are unable to meet the new requirements.
Health

New HIV treatment could reduce deaths

The Joint United Nations Team on HIV in Vietnam on May 20 announced that Vietnam would be the first country to pilot Treatment 2.0 - a new generation of HIV treatment that it said could radically cut AIDS-related deaths and help prevent new HIV infections.
Business

Exporters told to comply with new US safety laws

Domestic businesses should be fully aware of provisions contained in the US Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) to avoid product safety violations when exporting to the market, officials said on Aug. 11.
Viettel pioneers in testing 4G services Sci-Tech

Viettel pioneers in testing 4G services

The military-run telecoms group, Viettel, has become the first network operator in Vietnam to allow its customers to use the fourth generation (4G) technology on a trial basis after seven months of getting a licence for the test.