Opinion

Shop signage argument points to tidier streets

Shop signage argument points to tidier streets

Le Trong Tan Street, which used to be known for chronic traffic congestion and flooding, is now infamous for the decision by local authorities to force all retail outlets to use the same style of signage.

Prime minister impressed with Binh Duong's housing offer

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has given high praise to Binh Duong Province Party Secretary Nguyen Van Nam after he offered 1,700 low-cost houses to workers.

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Ministry of Industry and Trade weathers reform storm

The Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh has a firm grip over the on-going reforms inside the ministry after a series of wrongful appointments by former Minister Vu Huy Hoang.

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Parents want a lesson from teacher's punishment

While violence in school is always criticised, a teacher in Hanoi has instead been treated with sympathy for her drastic solution to disruptive pupils.

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Dangerous bridges remain a problem in Vietnam

A TV programme broadcasted last week revealed that hundreds of people, including small children in Lo Son Commune, Hoa Binh Province, have to walk across an almost entirely destroyed bridge.

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PM's no Tet gifts anti-corruption instruction

At the November cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc announced a ban on government officials and civil servants offering gifts to their superiors during the Lunar New Year, or Tet.

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The late 'niceness' of the Ministry of Transport

As millions of people already changed their paper driving licenses into plastic as regulated, the Ministry of Transport has suddenly had a change of heart at the last minute.

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Corruption suspected at Hai Duong

Government positions at Hai Duong Province Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs are suspected to have been sold as it has 44 deputies or heads of offices out of 46 employees.

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