Vietnamese PM pledges loyalty to Cambodia during nostalgic visit International

By VnExpress  &nbspJune 22, 2017 | 11:01 am GMT+7 Cambodian PM Hun Sen’s visit marks 40 years since the two countries joined forces against the Khmer Rouge. Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc vowed to continue his county’s support for Cambodia on Wednesday during a visit being made by his counterpart Prime Minister […]

Hanoi plans to send old motorbikes to the scrap yard from early 2018 International

Hanoi’s Department of Transport wants to take old motorbikes off the capital’s streets and plans to submit the proposal to the city’s council, according to Vu Van Vien, the department’s director. If approved, the capital will start reviewing the over 5 million motorbikes circulating its roads this year and categorize them by age. The city […]

Global coffee exporter fined $18,700 for discharging toxic waste in southern Vietnam International

By VnExpress  &nbspJune 22, 2017 | 09:29 am GMT+7 A secret pipeline spewing untreated waste into a local river was uncovered during a snap inspection. Authorities in the central  highland province of Lam Dong fined a coffee export company on Wednesday for illegally discharging toxic waste, according to Tuoi Tre newspaper. Inspectors discovered […]

Shaky internet connections in Vietnam as new undersea cable breaks International

By VnExpress  &nbspJune 21, 2017 | 02:57 pm GMT+7 The Asia Pacific Gateway was expected to be more reliable than the notorious Asia-America network. Internet users in Vietnam started to experience slow speed on Wednesday after a major undersea cable snapped, only months after it was put into use. A source from a […]

Vietnam demotes top pollution inspector for Formosa toxic spill International

By Ha Trung  &nbspJune 21, 2017 | 10:01 am GMT+7 Formosa steel factory is seen in Vietnam’s central Ha Tinh Province. Photo by Reuters The Taiwanese steel plant has restarted operation a year after the disaster as officials said it has met environment requirements. Vietnam’s environment ministry has demoted its chief inspector […]