• VN to grow biotech corn by 2012

    11/03/2011 05:00

    Viet Nam will start to grow genetically modified corn, which will be the first ever biotech product grown in the country if experimental cultivation yields positive results in 2011, says Trinh Van Hung, Director of the Science and Technology Department under the Ministry of Agriculture...

  • Anti-regime Hanoi lawyer faces 12 years in jail

    11/03/2011 05:00

    VietNamNet Bridge - A former lawyer accused of spreading anti-government documents is to stand a first-instance trial in Hanoi on March 24 and is facing a maximum imprisonment term of 12 years. According to VnExpress, persecuting authorities have allowed four lawyers to...

  • Hanoi police nab illegal dollar traders

    Hanoi police nab illegal dollar traders

    11/03/2011 05:00

    The Hanoi police caught an illegal dollar trading deal worth US$390,500 (about VND8.4 billion) at a branch of the Vietnam Export-Import Bank on March 8. The police caught two individuals Nguyen Ngoc Tuan and Dao Manh Quan red-handed, while they traded in greenbacks with...

  • ‘Gold’ Buddha statue just made of copper?

    11/03/2011 05:00

    VietNamNet Bridge - A statue suspected of being made from pure gold worth US$3.7 million could be made of copper only. The statue weighs 81.9 kg and is 1.16 meter in height and 0.85 meter in diameter at its middle part. Some traders of antique items said the yellow...

  • Hoan Kiem turtle escapes because of poor-quality net

    Hoan Kiem turtle escapes because of poor-quality net

    09/03/2011 05:00

    VietNamNet Bridge – The nets used to catch the turtle were bought from the regular market so the turtle easily broke the nets to slip away. After failing to catch the ancient turtle on March 8, scientists and officials met to learn experience from the incident and to...

  • Poor infrastructure threatens EZ growth

    09/03/2011 05:00

    VietNamNet Bridge - Backward infrastructure is seriously threatening the future development of northern Quang Ninh province’s Mong Cai bordergate economic zone. Mong Cai bordergate with China is reportedly one of the best performers among national and international bordergates...

  • Policies sought to manage housing industry

    Policies sought to manage housing industry

    09/03/2011 05:00

    Improper land utilisation and insufficient financial mechanisms have caused difficulties for the country. A corner of the Viet Hung urban area in Ha Noi’s Long Bien District has been finished, ready for people to occupy. The country...

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