Lawmakers say unsafe food giving Vietnamese ‘long, slow death’ International

Most people in Vietnam do not trust local food quality controls while a top lawmaker believes that its people are “dying slowly” from unsafe food. A government report delivered to an ongoing meeting of the National Assembly, Vietnam’s top legislature, on Monday said that 86 percent of Vietnamese people were concerned about food safety. More […]

Saigon puts a price on sidewalks as cleanup campaign peters out International

Ho Chi Minh City’s transport department has proposed hikes to fees for those wishing to use the city’s sidewalks for commercial purposes amid questions about its sidewalk campaign losing steam. The proposal sets the rent for sidewalk businesses from VND20,000 (nearly $1) a square meter a month in the most remote districts to VND100,000 in […]

Historic wildfire wipes out massive area in Hanoi forest International

A large chunk of the forest was destroyed in the most devastating wildfire of the city’s history. More than 30 hectares (74 acres) of a pine forest in Soc Son District on the outskirts of Hanoi were burned down Tuesday in one of Vietnam’s most devastating wildfires. The city’s agriculture chief called it the “worst […]

Eat till you drop: Lawmakers say unsafe food giving Vietnamese ‘long, slow death’ International

Most people in Vietnam do not trust local food quality controls while a top lawmaker believes that its people are “dying slowly” from unsafe food. A government report delivered to an ongoing meeting of the National Assembly, Vietnam’s top legislature, on Monday said that 86 percent of Vietnamese people were concerned about food safety. More […]