Social News 6/10

Diabetes affects more than 5% of Vietnam's population: survey As much as 5.42% of the total population, suffers from diabetes, according to a study conducted with more than 11,000 respondents between the age of 30-69 as part of the 2012 National Diabetes Prevention Project. The non-communicable disease is prevalent in the southwestern and central coastal regions, the National … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 25/3

Bach Mai hospital saves life of baby with measles The Bach Mai General Hospital's paediatrics faculty has saved the life of a three-month-old girl, the hospital's second-youngest measles patient, who was discharged from the hospital on March 20. The baby, Dang Truc Chi from Thanh Tri District in Ha Noi, was brought to the hospital one month ago with … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 18/2

Paris fashion academy backs TV show Project Runway This year, "Project Runway Vietnam 2014" program has decided to cooperate with Atelier Chardon Savard Fashion Academy - one of the leading fashion institutes in Paris, aiming to improve its professional quality. Accordingly, top three contestants of "Project Runway Vietnam 2014" will have the opportunity to go to Paris to … [Read more...]

City leaders laud doctors and medics

Mr.Le Thanh Hai wishes doctor Nguyen Duy Cuong good health in his tour to Dr. Cuong's house(Photo: SGGP) Ho Chi Minh City leaders lauded and congratulated senior doctors and medical administrators on February 22 for the forthcoming National Physician Day on February 27. Politburo member and local party Chief, Mr. Le Thanh Hai met the Mother of Vietnamese Heroes Bui Thi Me, … [Read more...]

Sleeper buses to be weighed

HA NOI (VNS) - On-road sleeper buses face being pulled over and taken to weighing stations for the next two weeks to collect technical data. The vehicles will also be given other safety tests. General Director of the Directorate for Roads under the Ministry of Transport, Nguyen Van Huyen, said, "Overloaded sleeper buses will not be fined because the object is to collect … [Read more...]

Nha Trang University deserves leading fisheries centre

Since her inception in 1959, the Nha Trang University in central coastal Khanh Hoa province, has made a name for herself as a leading research centre servicing the fisheries. The year 2000 marked the educational institution's success in building fishing boats made from composites, a materials generating high performance at economic advantage. The event paved the way for the … [Read more...]

Controversial hydropower projects defended by owner

The expected locations of Dong Nai 6 and Dong Nai 6A hydropower projects

Duc Long Gia Lai Group, owner of two hydropower projects in Dong Nai Province, claimed that these plants would cause less harm to the environment than public concerns suggest. The group sent an official document to the Government Office and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment on September 19 to explain their environmental assessment reports concerning the Dong … [Read more...]

Sue before its too late, farmers told

This photo shows waste water being discharged into the ThiVaiRiver from the Vedan factory, polluting the environment and causing great losses to farmers. — VNS File Photo The Viet Nam Farmers Association has urged its chapters in southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province and HCMCity to help farmers file a lawsuit against Vedan Company before the expiry of the 24-month limitation … [Read more...]

Concerns raised about climate chage in Viet Nam

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment on September 9 issued a warning that the increasing frequency and intensity of El Ninos across the globe is badly affecting Vietnam's climate. El Nino is understood as a warming of the surface water of the eastern and central Pacific Ocean, causing unusual global weather patterns. El Ninos, as a rule, used to happen every 2-7 … [Read more...]

Concerns raised about climate change in Vietnam

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment on September 9 issued a warning that the increasing frequency and intensity of El Ninos across the globe is badly affecting Vietnam's climate. El Nino is understood as a warming of the surface water of the eastern and central Pacific Ocean, causing unusual global weather patterns. El Ninos, as a rule, used to happen every 2-7 … [Read more...]

2006 “Make the World Cleaner” campaign launched

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment on September 22 launched a national campaign in the coastal town of Sam Son, central Thanh Hoa province, to raise public awareness about environmental protection. The 2006 "Make the World Cleaner" campaign, themed "Anti-Desertification", was held in coordination with the Australian Embassy in Vietnam and the Thanh Hoa provincial … [Read more...]

Poor in need of proper housing

A poor family by Nhieu Loc Thi Nghe canal in HCM City. A recent survey by the HCM City University of Social Sciences and Humanities showed that most low-income people were living in makeshift houses with substandard infrastructure. - VNS Photo Viet Thanh. HCM CITY (VNS)- Housing for low-income people in HCM City was insufficient, and efforts by local authorities to solve the … [Read more...]

HCM City traffic jams cause an annual $1.2 billion in damages

VietNamNet Bridge - Traffic congestion, along with flooding, is a serious problem in HCM City that has been difficult to solve. Environmental pollution, traffic congestion, immigration are also big problems that are challenging the development of big cities in Vietnam, particularly HCM City. All of these challenges show the backwardness of Vietnam because other cities in … [Read more...]

HCM City visitors need up-to-date guidebooks

Self-guided: Foreign tourists look at souvenirs and books on Viet Nam at HCM City's War Remnants Museum. - VNS Photo Van Dat HCM CITY (VNS) - Though the number of foreign tourists to HCM City is increasing year after year, there are not enough quality guidebooks and maps listing interesting tourism spots, services, and amusement places. Representatives of tourism companies, … [Read more...]

Ben Tre coconut crops bring in higher profits

HCM CITY (VNS)- The area under coconut cultivation in Ben Tre Province has increased in the past two years thanks to stable prices, according to the deputy chairman of the provincial People's Committee. Speaking to Viet Nam News on the sidelines of "the Viet Nam Coconut - Value and Prospects" seminar held in HCM City yesterday, Tran Anh Tuan said profits from coconut … [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 … [Read more...]

City highway toll stations to triple

Ha Noi highway toll stations on the trans-Asia route that runs through HCM City. The city's Department of Transport plans to increase the number of highway toll stations to 20 in the next decade. - VNS Photo Anh Hieu HCM CITY (VNS) - In the next 11 years the number of highway toll stations in HCM City will increase to 20 from the current seven, the Department of Transport has … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 28/8

Tuyen Quang to host biggest street festival The northern mountainous province of Tuyen Quang will hold the Tuyen Quang City Festival from September 5-7, with the participation of performance troupes from the Republic of Korea, Laos, China and Belarus. The street event will entail a range of activities, such as sport competitions and musical performances, looking to promote … [Read more...]

Drama students set to stage tragicomic tale

HCM CITY (VNS) - Students from the Drama Club of the HCM City University of Social Science and Humanities are preparing to stage their latest dramas on National Day, September 2. The students will stage Tam Va Hoang Hau (Tam and the Queen), a tragicomedy based on the popular Vietnamese fairy tale titled Tam Cam. The play is adapted by cultural researcher Nhat Chieu, who works … [Read more...]

Experts support use of e-textbooks in HCM city

VietNamNet Bridge - HCM City authorities have decided that e-textbooks will be used at schools in the city instead of print textbooks, as part of its education modernization program. relate news HCM City's e-textbook program controversiaE-textbook can help with education reformFirst electronic textbook launched in Vietnam Dr. Vo Van Sen, a member of the HCM City People's … [Read more...]