Category Archives: Human Rights

Death penalty handed to two heroin transporters

Hanoi (VNA) The Hanoi People’s Court pronounced the death penalty for two defendants charged with the illegal transportation of drugs at the first instance trial on January 10.

They are Vi Trung Hien (born in 1988, from the northern province of Lang Son) and Luong Thi Huan (born in 2000, from the northwestern province of Dien Bien).…

Tet bonus in Ho Chi Minh City rises 25 percent

HCM City (VNA) The average bonus for the upcoming Tet (Lunar New Year) in Ho Chi Minh City has been reported at more than 10.3 million VND (444.47 USD), a 25 percent rise compared to last year, according to the municipal Department of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs.…

Fourth school traffic safety contest launched

Hanoi (VNA) – The National Committee for Traffic Safety coordinated with the Ministry of Education and Training to launch the fourth school traffic safety contest in Hanoi on January 10.

The contest is running from January to May with a view to raising awareness of traffic safety among students.…

Inshore shipping routes prove competitive edge

Hanoi (VNA) Shipping routes along the coast of Vietnam have played an increasingly large role in transporting goods from the north to the south of the country in recent years, helping ease the burden on road transport.…

Border gates in Lao Cai province break trade record

Lao Cai (VNA) – Border gates in northern Lao Cai province which borders China posted record trade value of 3 billion USD in 2018, according to the customs office at the Lao Cai International Border Gate.…

Over 6 billion USD purchased to raise forex reserves

Hanoi (VNA) The country net purchased over 6 billion USD in 2018 to raise its foreign exchange reserves, the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) reported at a meeting in Hanoi on January 9 to launch tasks for the banking sector this year.…

NA Office urged to conduct more reforms

Hanoi (VNA) Chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA) Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has asked the NA Office to carry out more reforms in order to better its performance in providing consultations for the legislature in all spheres.…