Project teaches students to swim

Head of the sports division of the Ha Noi Culture, Sports and Tourism Department, Dinh Van Luyen, explained to Ha Noi Moi (New Ha Noi) details of a programme to teach children how to swim. The swimming teaching programme has only achieved modest results despite the fact that it has been running in the city for many years. What changes have been made for 2014? Teaching children to swim is urgent due to the increased number of drownings in the city. The programme is a key activity and we believe … [Read more...]

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Ha Noi needs development plan to achieve annual growth target

Economic expert Nguyen Minh Phong spoke to Ha Noi Moi (New Ha Noi) newspaper about what the capital should do to achieve its GDP target of 8.5-9 per cent in 2014 What's your assessment of Ha Noi's economic situation in the first half of 2014? Generally speaking, Ha Noi's economy in the first six months was a miniature of the nation's economic picture. With external support and its own efforts, Ha Noi recorded many economic achievements, particularly in exports and tourism. The completion of … [Read more...]

Ministry inspects medical equipment

HA NOI (VNS) - The Ministry of Science and Technology will begin a three-month inspection on the use of X-ray machines and measuring equipment in medical stations this month. The inspection aims to ensure residents' safety in the wake of reports by provincial and city departments of science and technology that indicated many violations in manufacturing, importing, trading and using measuring equipment, Tran Minh Dung, deputy chief inspector of the ministry told the Ha Noi Moi (New Ha Noi) … [Read more...]

Millions of USD “incinerated” at HCM’s state-of-the-art waste treatment site

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VietNamNet Bridge - The HCM City authorities have decided to close Dumping Ground No 3 at the Hiep Phuoc waste treatment complex, after determining thatit is seriously polluting the environment.Hundreds of billions of dong of high technology Landfill No 3 was introduced last year as one of the most modern dumping grounds in Vietnam, with a total price tag of VND976 billion and capacity of 2,000 tons of waste per day. Covering an area of 22.68 hectares, the landfill had beenexpected to … [Read more...]

Capital sets sights on becoming modern metropolis by 2030

Ha Noi will become a modern city by 2030, President of the Viet Nam Urban Planning and Development Association, Tran Ngoc Chinh told the Ha Noi Moi (New Ha Noi) newspaper. What do you think about the architectural changes Ha Noi has undergone since 2008? The National Assembly's decision to enlarge Ha Noi's administrative border was a step in the process to turn the capital city into the nation's center for politics, economics, culture and international co-operation. Currently, the city's … [Read more...]

Are Ha Noi dykes rainproof?

Ha Noi's dykes must be strengthened as the monsoon season nears, Do Duc Thinh, director of Ha Noi Dike Management and Flood Control Department tells Ha Noi Moi (New Ha Noi). Many serious cases of dyke violations have been dealt with. However, the situation has not improved. Why? Under the Dyke Law, the local authorities are empowered to handle small cases of dyke violations in their localities. However, the attitude of showing consideration to the violators still influences the local … [Read more...]

Party chief meets with Ha Noi voters ahead of Legislature’ session

Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong talks with voters: Photo: Ha Noi Moi

VGP - Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong on May 3 met with voters of Ba Dinh and Hoan Kiem districts in Ha Noi to listen to their proposals in preparation for the upcoming National Assembly's 7th session. The voters raised their concerns over anti-corruption and anti-wastefulness and hailed the recent adoption of the Resolution on basic and comprehensive renovation of education and training by the Party Central Committee. … [Read more...]

Central provinces grapple with increasing droughts

Electrical engineers check the power safety of a pump in central Quang Tri Province's My Thuy Commune. Central provinces are pumping more water and building dams to cope with drought and prevent sea water from penetrating further inland, a report says. — VNA/VNS Photo Ngoc Ha

HA NOI — Falling water levels in several rivers and increasing salinity intrusion have authorities in the central region scrambling for solutions, local reports say. A report in the Ha Noi Moi newspaper yesterday said that the central city of Da Nang and its neighbouring Quang Nam Province were pumping more water and building dams to cope with drought and prevent sea water from penetrating further inland. It cited the Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting Centre for Central Region as saying water … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 29/3

Two Lao drug traffickers arrested in Quang Tri Border guards in the central province of Quang Tri and police from the southern Lao Savannakhet province on March 27 arrested two Lao people trafficking 6,000 pills of synthetic drugs into Quang Tri's Huong Hoa district. The two admitted they bought the drugs in Savannakhet and were smuggling them to Vietnam via the Lao Bao international border gate. They confessed that their ring also included another who escaped from the scene. A car with … [Read more...]