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Social News 18/11

Stop preventable deaths: UNICEF UNICEF has launched a campaign called ZEROworkplace that involves companies in its efforts to eradicate preventable child deaths in Viet Nam. ZEROworkplace enables managers to provide critical information to employees in an inexpensive and effective way that can have a lifesaving impact on their children. "In Viet Nam, 100 children die every day from preventable causes," Youssouf Abdel-Jelil, UNICEF's representative in Viet Nam, said at the launch ceremony in … [Read more...]

Social News 17/11

Newspaper fined for inaccuracy The Ministry of Information and Communications' Deputy Chief Inspector, Do Thi Tinh, has decided to fine the Dan Viet online newspaper VND 15 million (US$714) for publishing inaccurate information. The story in question, "The world's most magnificent presidential palaces," was carried on November 2. The paper could appeal or contest the decision, the ministry said. The Information and Communication Ministry this year has issued fines on a large number of online … [Read more...]

Social News 11/11

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Social News 6/11

Drug smuggling ring brought to light Ho Chi Minh City police announced they have smashed a gang trafficking drugs from China. The police said they opened their investigation last month after discovering a man named Nguyen The Manh in Tan Binh district selling drugs to small dealers in Ho Chi Minh City. From Manh, the police tracked down more suppliers and finally reached the ring leader, 36-year-old Vu Xuan Nhat from the northern province of Hai Duong. Nhat bought drug in China and … [Read more...]

Social News 3/11

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Annual run raises funds for kids with cancer, heart disease Thousands of Hanoians are expected to participate in a run that will raise funds for underprivileged children with cancer and heart diseases. The annual Ha Noi Run for Children (HRC) on November 9 will begin at the main gate of the Thong Nhat (Reunification) Park on Tran Nhan Tong Street, and go around Thien Quang Lake. Launched by the Embassy of Canada and other agencies, the HRC fundraising event is now considered a fall tradition … [Read more...]

Famous culture researcher turns 100

Centennial celebration: Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung congratulates Prof Vu Khieu on the occasion of his 100th birthday. - VNS Photo

Professor Vu Khieu, who spent years analysing traditional culture, recently celebrated his 100th birthday. Nguyen Ha reports. … [Read more...]

Social News 30/9

Ministry brings attention to cracks in Vietnam's longest highway The Ministry of Construction has requested that the Ministry of Transport and the investor of the newly-opened 245-km Noi Bai-Lao Cai Highway investigate the causes for cracks on the route, the longest of its kind in Vietnam. According to the Ministry of Construction, the State Agency for Construction Quality Investigation has visited the site for investigation. The ministry has also asked that the Ministry of Transport instruct … [Read more...]

Preservation of traditional culture

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Over the past time, Binh Giang district (Hai Duong province) has actively restored and preserved local traditional cultural beauties. … [Read more...]

Vi wins Viet Nam’s first ASIAD gold

Duong Thuy Vi bagged the first gold medal for Viet Nam at the ongoing Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. Number one: Duong Thuy Vi of Viet Nam performs in the women's qiangshu event during the Asian Games in Incheon. Vi is the first Vietnamese athlete to win a gold medal at the competition. (VNS Photo Tuan Tu) The 22-year-old triumphed in the women's jianshu and qiangshu all-round event of wushu, topping the podium with 19.41 points. Li Yi of Macau came second with 19.39 points, followed … [Read more...]

Social News 22/9

A/H5N6 flu virus: Quang Nam culls 800,000 ducks Quang Nam province has begun culling 800,000 ducks after the H5N6 avian bird flu virus was detected in poultry, reports the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. Deputy Director of the Quang Nam provincial Agriculture and Rural Development, Le Muon, announced on September 20 so far 3,150 ducks have tested positive for the deadly A/H5N6 virus. Veterinarians have now taken preemptive measures to test ducks and poultry from … [Read more...]

Thuy Vi wins VN’s first ASIAD gold

Number one: Duong Thuy Vi of Viet Nam performs in the women's qiangshu event during the Asian Games in Incheon. Vi was the first Vietnamese athlete to win a gold medal at the competition. - VNS Photo Tuan Tu

Hanoi - Duong Thuy Vi bagged the first gold medal for Viet Nam at the ongoing Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. The 22-year-old triumphed in the women's jianshu and qiangshu all-round event of wushu, topping the podium with 19.41 points. … [Read more...]

Vi wins VN’s first ASIAD gold

Number one: Duong Thuy Vi of Viet Nam performs in the women's qiangshu event during the Asian Games in Incheon. Vi was the first Vietnamese athlete to win a gold medal at the competition. - VNS Photo Tuan Tu HA NOI (VNS) - Duong Thuy Vi bagged the first gold medal for Viet Nam at the ongoing Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. The 22-year-old triumphed in the women's jianshu and qiangshu all-round event of wushu, topping the podium with 19.41 points. Li Yi of Macau came second with 19.39 … [Read more...]

Social News 18/9

Survey to valuate patients' satisfaction over public healthcare services The Institute of Health Strategy and Policy under the Ministry of Health September 15 announced that it has chosen hospitals such as Tu Du Maternity, Nhan Dan Gia Dinh, Children No.2 and the Center for Preventive Medicine in Ho Chi Minh City for the project of valuating patients' level of satisfaction over public healthcare services. The project aims to investigate in what way people access healthcare services, … [Read more...]

Stopovers on the Central Region heritage road

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VietNamNet Bridge - The six world heritage sites recognized by the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in the Central Region creates a "heritage road" worthy to explore. Ho Dynasty Citadel in Thanh Hoa The citadel of the Ho Dynasty is situated in Vinh Loc District, Thanh Hoa Province. It was the capital of Vietnam from 1398 to 1407. … [Read more...]

Social News 10/9

Gang sentenced to prison The HCM City People's Court yesterday sentenced the owner of a massage parlor to 12 years in prison for illegally detaining a total of 73 women at a local chain of unlicensed massage parlors after a two-day trial. Phan Cao Tri, 41, the owner of Tan Hoang Phat massage parlors, was sentenced to 12 years for "illegally detaining people" and "extorting people's properties." His accomplices were also given prison sentences for "illegally detaining people". Phan Viet Hau, … [Read more...]

List of 127 national projects calling for foreign investment

VGP - PM Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a list of 127 national projects calling for foreign investment from now to 2020. The projects are categorized into five: technical infrastructure, social infrastructure, agriculture, processing and preserving and production-service sectors. No.ProjectLocalityTotal Capital(million USD)Investment modelContactI. TECHNICAL INFRASTRUCTURE 1.1 Traffic infrastructure I.1.1 Roads 1 North-South expressway project, Ninh Binh - Thanh Hoa segment and Thanh … [Read more...]

Social News 16/8

Foreign-funded project benefits Dong Nai's disabled Nearly 250 disabled people in southern Dong Nai province benefit from a project that is being carried out by the provincial Department of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs under the support of the Handicap International in Vietnam. It was reported at a meeting in the locality on August 13 that the project has focused on giving vocational training to disabled people with working capacity in 18 communes. Following training, the … [Read more...]