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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...]

City’s socio-economy in 2014 eyes evident changes, gains fairly comprehensive development and hits breakthroughs


On the morning of 29 October, Chairman of Haiphong People's Committee Duong Anh Dien chaired a regular online year-end meeting toreview the performance of socio-economic targets in Octoberand results of the whole year 2014, discuss solutions for the remaining months of the year and main tasks for 2015. Vice chairmen of the municipal people's committees, leaders of departments, sectors, branches and districts also attended this conference. On behalf of the city People's Committee, Director of … [Read more...]

Social News 9/11

HCMC to spend VND4 trillion removing households on canals Ho Chi Minh City plans to spend VND 4 trillion (US$188,421,853) evacuating dilapidated houses which located along the canals to make city more beautiful. The Department of Construction in Ho Chi Minh City said that it has removed over 10,000 households which located along canals in districts 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, Binh Tan, Tan Binh, Tan Phu, Go Vap, Binh Thanh, Thu Duc and Binh Chanh. As of plan to evacuate 15,000 households living in … [Read more...]

Social News 15/10

Family farms key to sustainability Sustainable family farming could help solve hunger and food production problems in Viet Nam, UN food security officials said during a celebration yesterday of the 34th World Food Day in the northern province of Quang Ninh's Hong Phong Commune. The commune, where many households farm together and women play an important role, embodied this year's theme: Family Farming: Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, … [Read more...]

Social News 3/10

HCM City sunk floodwater An one hour heavy rain shouldered in the area of Ho Chi Minh City, causing serious flooding several streets in the evening of September 30. Floodwater unexpectedly rise up and caused traffic jam and motorcycle engine failure during many hours in main roads like Binh Thanh district's Xo Viet Nghe Tinh, Ung Van Khiem street; district 2's Luong Dinh Cua, Tran Nao street; district 9's Do Xuan Hop and others. Due to influence of heavy rains, most of piped drainage systems … [Read more...]

Social News 1/10

Hanoi authorities seize 20 iPhone 6 The Market Management Unit No 1 under Ha Noi's Market Management Department yesterday seized 20 iPhone 6 smartphones from a man living in Dai Kim commune of Hoang Mai district. The man, named Hoang Ba Thuc, did not have any papers to prove legal possession of the 20 smartphones, which are worth a total of VND 500 million. Thuc admitted that he had bought the phones from HCM City via express service in order to sell them illegally. Captain of the Market … [Read more...]

Social News 9/9

Authorities uncover illegal timber trade Police in Thua Thien - Hue Province have uncovered cases of illegal logging of rare trees that are listed in Vietnamese Red Book of Endangered Species. The trees included Burma padauk (Pterocarpus macrocarpus), cho (Dipterocarpus retusus) son huyet (Melanorrhea laccifera), doi and chua. Exploitation, purchasing and transportation of these species are prohibited in Viet Nam. Last Friday night, traffic police stopped a bus in the province's Huong Thuy … [Read more...]

Social News 29/8


People's Court sentences three men for drug trafficking The Hoa Binh Province People's Court on Wednesday sentenced three men for drug trafficking. Ly A Thenh, 39, from the northern province of Dien Bien, was sentenced to death. Ly A Chu, 34, from the northern province of Son La, was sentenced to life imprisonment, while 25-year-old Boun Miher Khamtong from Laos' Houaphanh Province has been imprisoned for two years. The Dien Bien Police had been hunting for Thenh since 2006 for trafficking … [Read more...]

Social News 20/8


Committee calls for flood preparations The National Steering Committee for Flood Control and Prevention and the National Committee for Search and Rescue yesterday sent an urgent official note to northern and northeastern provinces requesting preparations to cope with possible floods and landslides. … [Read more...]

Social News 15/8

Six sentenced to death in drug case The People's Court of Dien Bien yesterday sentenced to death six defendants in the biggest drug trafficking case in the northern province to date. According to the indictment, ten persons formed a network that transported more than 120 kilogrammes of heroin via Laos to Ha Noi and Lang Son en route to China, between November 2012 and May 2013. Eight of them are from Thanh Yen Commune of Dien Bien Province and two others are from Cao Loc District in Lang Son … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 14/8


Short film series to be presented in HCM City Ten short films in the series Berlinale Shorts Go Abroad of the International Film Festival of Berlin will be screened at Cafe Thu Bay coffee shop this weekend. … [Read more...]

Social News 6/8

VND2.3 trillion to be invested in upgrading Tan Son Nhat airport A VND2.3 trillion (US$108 million) project is set to begin in November to expand T2 International Terminal of Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City. Minister of Transportation Dinh La Thang has approved the project of the Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV), which is scheduled to be completed in three years. Accordingly, three areas of the terminal will be expanded, raising the current 22,000 square metres in … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 4/8


Vietnamese designs remote artwork application Vietnam artist Uu Dam is introducing "License2Draw" - a remote-controlled drawing application performed via smartphone and wifi - at the Koganecho Bazaar 2014 in Yokohama city, Japan. … [Read more...]

Social News 29/7

Khanh Hoa suffers factory pollution Residents in the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa have been suffering from high levels of pollution caused by hundreds of unregistered manufacturers operating in populated areas, according to the Lao Dong (Labour) newspaper. Reports from the Khanh Hoa Department of Environment and Natural Resources pointed out that 246 private factories, responsible for the pollution, manufacture bricks, seafood, fish sauce, and other items and are located in built-up … [Read more...]

Social News 19/7

Seventy bridges need early replacement Seventy degraded bridges along national highways in 25 provinces must be replaced by 2015, three years earlier than planned. Transport Minister Dinh La Thang said the project had total investment of VND8.254 trillion (US$388 million), including VND6.555 trillion ($308) from Japan International Co-operation Agency. Until now, bids had been accepted for only four of the 25 construction packages. Replacement works for Tham Bridge and But Son Bridge on … [Read more...]

Northern Vietnam braces for coming typhoon Rammasun

>> Typhoon Rammasun gains strength, approaches Vietnam's Paracels

Powerful tropical storm Rammasun will enter the Gulf of Tonkin and head for Vietnam's northern coastal Quang Ninh-Thai Binh area Friday evening after sweeping through China's Hainan Island, the Vietnam National Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting Center said. >>Vietnam orders evacuation along northern coastlines ahead of typhoon Rammasun … [Read more...]

Vietnam orders evacuation along northern coastlines ahead of typhoon Rammasun


Authorities in Vietnam on Thursday ordered the evacuation of people from parts of its northern coastlines in preparation for the powerful typhoon Rammasun which is predicted to hit some northern provinces on July 19. … [Read more...]