Shipbuilders flout contracts in fishing boat scandal in central Vietnam: inspectors

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 month(s) ago

Two shipbuilders responsible for 18 fishing boats which suffered damage shortly after delivery were found to have violated the technical specifications listed in their contracts with fishermen in the south-central province of Binh Dinh, inspectors said Thursday.

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Inferno engulfs warehouse in Ho Chi Minh City

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 month(s) ago

A massive fire at a large warehouse owned by a local company in Ho Chi Minh City caused severe damage to the facility and its assets.

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In Vietnam, regional museums are a state budget black hole

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 month(s) ago

While museums in Ho Chi Minh City lack the exhibition space to display prized artifacts and national treasures, counterparts elsewhere crave both the funding and technology to protect their exhibits from permanent damage.

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APG submarine cable damaged

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Báo Đầu Tư English 3 month(s) ago

The Asia Pacific Gateway (APG) submarine cable snapped at its Viet Nam-Hong Kong segment at 4pm, on Tuesday.

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Hanoi objects to glorification of S.Korean mercenaries engaging in war in Vietnam

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 month(s) ago

Vietnam has requested that South Korea refrain from any statements or actions that could hurt the Vietnamese people or damage bilateral relations, according to foreign ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang.

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Vietnam among countries most affected by climate change: workshop

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 month(s) ago

Vietnam is among the top ten countries most affected by weather-related loss events, Akiko Fujii, the UNDP deputy country director in Vietnam, told a climate change workshop in Hanoi on Tuesday.

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Even moderate drinking linked to changes in brain structure, study finds

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 month(s) ago

Drinking even moderate amounts of alcohol is linked to changes in brain structure and an increased risk of worsening brain function, scientists said on Tuesday.

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Ho Chi Minh City authorities powerless to protect green trees

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 month(s) ago

Green trees in Ho Chi Minh City are continuously falling victim to damage and illegal chopping while authorities are powerless to step-in due to a lack of specific authorization.

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Truck driver gets five years after causing major power outage in southern Vietnam

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 4 month(s) ago

A court sentenced a truck driver to five years in jail on Wednesday, four years after he performed a reckless maneuver that caused massive power outages throughout southern Vietnam.

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Local authorities urge evaluation of subsidence in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 4 month(s) ago

As subsidence continues to devour more houses along rivers in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, a comprehensive assessment has been suggested.

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Indonesia sues Thailand's PTT, PTTEP for $2 billion over oil spill

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Báo Dân Trí English 4 month(s) ago

The Indonesian government is suing Thailand's state-owned PTT and PTT Exploration and Production for around $2 billion for alleged damage to the environment from an oil spill in the Timor Sea eight years ago.

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Riverbank collapses, sinking roads, houses in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 4 month(s) ago

Following recent land collapse in the southern Vietnamese province of An Giang, large sections of riverbank in the same area and another province subsided on Friday, sinking three other dwellings.

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United Airlines reaches settlement with passenger dragged from plane

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 5 month(s) ago

United Airlines and the passenger who was dragged from a Chicago flight earlier this month have reached a settlement for an undisclosed sum, they said on Thursday, in the carrier's latest step to contain damage from an incident that sparked international outrage.

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New Zealand-funded project helps ensure dam safety

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SaiGon GP English 5 month(s) ago

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on April 24 launched a project to ensure the safety of dams in Vietnam, which is funded by the Government of New Zealand.

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Locals barricade road to save environment in southern Vietnam

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 5 month(s) ago

Residents in the southern Vietnamese province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau have blocked a local road as a last resort in their battle against the damage and pollution caused by trucks traveling to and from a nearby port.

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