Hanoi (VNA) – Thirty-one traffic accidents occurred, killing 23 and injuring 15 others on January 23 (the 29th day of the 12th lunar month), the first day of the week-long Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday. They included 29 road accidents and two railway ones, according to the Traffic Police Department under the Ministry of Public Security. All the numbers of accidents, deaths and injured people increased compared to the first day of the 2019 Tet holiday. Also on January 23, traffic police nationwide dealt with 3,264 cases breaking road traffic rules and 363 other violations on waterways, revoking 526 driving licences./. … [Read more...] about Traffic accidents kill 23 on first day of Tet holiday
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Two Chinese nationals were quarantined at Cho Ray Hospital on Thursday after they tested positive for the pneumonia virus. Li Ding, 66 and his son Li Zichao, 28, must have passed on the infection among themselves, a representative of the hospital said. This is Vietnam's first confirmed cases of individuals infected with the nCoV virus. … [Read more...] about No Tet holiday for health workers fighting new pneumonia virus
Despite the never-ending debate about maintaining or getting rid of the Lunar New Year or Tet festival in short, it remains one of the most anticipated celebrations of the year among Vietnamese and expats thanks to the beautiful traditional values, singular and meaningful rituals. … [Read more...] about What to know about Tet holiday in Vietnam?
The Deputy PM noted the nCoV epidemic first appeared in Wuhan city of China in December 2019. Vietnam is one of the countries with a high risk of being affected by this disease as it has a long borderline, frequent exchanges and large trading with China, especially during the Lunar New Year holiday when the travel demand surges. … [Read more...] about Deputy PM requests greater efforts to prevent nCoV outbreak
Hanoi (VNA) – The World Bank (WB) is ready to assist Vietnam in developing infrastructure system, especially transport infrastructure, WB Country Director for Vietnam Ousmane Dione told Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung. At their meeting in Hanoi on May 29, Deputy PM Dung and officials of the Ministry of Transport and relevant ministries and agencies, and WB experts discussed solutions to mobilise resources for and effectively implement projects to develop infrastructure, especially transport infrastructure. Deputy PM Dung highly evaluated the WB’s support for Vietnam in infrastructure and socio-economic development, which has created firm prerequisites for sustainable development. The Deputy PM also appreciated the WB’s proposals which were based on leading specialists’ studies. He noted that transport infrastructure in Vietnam has developed strongly but still has many shortcomings, including a lack of synchronous and high-quality infrastructure, and lax … [Read more...] about WB ready to help Vietnam develop transport infrastructure