One more Tan Son Nhat airport bus service launched Southern Airport Transportation Joint Stock Company (SATSCO) on May 19 launched Bus Route No. 49 using high-quality automobiles to shuttle passengers between Tan Son Nhat airport and downtown HCMC. Buses ply SATSCO's second such route from 5 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. and depart from the airport and the downtown every 15 to 30 minutes. The traveling time of the new shuttle bus service is 30 to 40 minutes, and fares cost VND40,000 per passenger. Yellow buses of the new route will stop at major hotels, the Notre Dame Cathedral, and the HCMC Opera House in the center of the city, instead of using public bus stops. SATSCO is working on a plan to develop more five-star bus services with free wifi and staff able to communicate in English. Two months ago, the company put into serve Bus Route No. 109 linking the airport and the downtown. The company expected the two bus routes will help reduce traffic congestion on the streets leading to Tan … [Read more...] about Social News 24/5
Minors consent to medical treatment
Retired Japanese airline employee Tarou Tanzawa said he hadn't thought much about his own death until his 84-year-old mother was diagnosed with malignant lymphoma and decided against costly and invasive life-prolonging treatment. He watched his mother die peacefully at a nursing home where she received only palliative care after checking out of the hospital where she was diagnosed. Soon after, Tanzawa made his own "living will", stipulating he did not want life-prolonging treatment if he became terminally ill or was in a vegetative state. "I felt it was too soon (for my mother to die) but I also thought 'Ah, there is this way of dying," Tanzawa, now 68, told Reuters. "My generation of baby-boomers ... are reaching old age, and we must confront death as a practical issue." Although Japan has one of the world's fastest ageing populations, the country has no laws regarding "living wills", let alone assisted suicide, which is legal in a few U.S. states such as California and some … [Read more...] about Ageing, indebted Japan debates right to ‘die with dignity’
Nearly 74,000 volunteers join Exam Season Support 2016 The launching ceremony for the 2016 Exam Season Support campaign was held in Danang on June 18 with the participation of more than 3,000 young volunteers and students from universities and colleges in the central city. The programme is held across 63 provinces and cities with volunteers are ready to support exam candidates and their family members at 70 exam venues for university and college entrance exam and 50 venues for the high school graduation exam. Communications on the programme, training for volunteers and co-ordination among localities, student unions and schools hosting the exams have been deployed since early May. Around 1,876 volunteer teams with nearly 74,000 volunteers have been set up. The organising board has provided 13,000 T-shirts and caps, 710 umbrellas, 30,000 consulting manuals and 8,000 barrels of drinking water at supporting venues. Supporting activities will be held from June 28 to July 5, targeting … [Read more...] about Social News 20/6
I. ECONOMY 1. Manufacturing: 1.1. Industrial manufacture: - Estimated value of industrial manufacture in 4/2009 is VND 6,405.5 billion (fixed price in 1994), up 1.4% against last month. The first four months reach VND 24,982.5 bil, achieving 27,2% of the plan and up 6,9% compared with the same period last year. a/ Central state industrial sector: Estimated value of industrial manufacture in 4/2009 is VND 674.9 billion, equal to 96.2% last month; the first four months reach 2,446.5 bil, achieving 25.4% of the plan, equal to 95.2% the same period last year. … [Read more...] about Socio-Economic Overview in April 2009 and the first four months of 2009; Some key tasks in May 2009.