There have been continual promises to trim the government payroll for years as part of efforts to curb the bureaucracy. But in reality, the central agencies continue to waste funds on wages for excessive vice heads.

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Tran Dai Quang re-elected as President

Tran Dai Quang was re-elected as President of Vietnam for the 2016 – 2021 tenure during a plenum of the 14th National Assembly’s first session on July 25.

Formosa faces 3-year supervision

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has set up a special taskforce to supervise Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Co.'s operations for three years.

Kong Skull Island trailer shows off Vietnam's landscape

Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay and Quang Binh Province are showcased in the trailer for the Hollywood blockbuster Kong: Skull Island.

Nghe An's natural air conditioner

A cave in the central province of Nghe An has become a cool hideaway for hundreds of people escaping the summer heat.