Nguyen Thanh Son, former head of the Red River Delta Coal Project Management Unit, has said the Formosa Group should not be allowed to operate for 70 years in Vietnam as they would not have a major economic impact.

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Vietnamese air hostess arrested for gold smuggling

A Vietnamese air hostess has been arrested at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi while illegally carrying more than 3 kilos of gold to South Korea according to the airport's Customs Department.

Fines for failure to transfer bike ownership papers

Individuals or organisations that have not transferred the ownership of their motorbikes in Vietnam will be fined from January 1 next year, according to a government decree.

More Vietnamese fishermen detained in Indonesia

Eight fishing boats from Binh Thuan Province with 60 fishermen on board have been detained for illegally fishing in Indonesian territorial waters, an official said.

Candles lit for war dead

10,000 candles were lit at the Truong Son War Cemetery, the country's largest, on July 26 to mark the 69th War Invalids and Martyrs Day.