The Hanoitimes - Smoking is the main cause of lung cancer, larynx cancer, esophagus cancer, oral cavity cancer, breast cancer, stomach cancer, cervix cancer and 30% of patients contracts cancers through smoking. Vietnamese spend US$1.2 billion on alcohol-related cancer treatment Liver cancer is the most common cancer in Vietnam Vietnam detects over 450 fresh cancer cases daily For the past 20 years, cancer incidence in Vietnam has increased by 2.5 times and the number of patients is expected to increase to 200,000 in 2020. Explaining the reason why the number of cancer cases in Vietnam keeps increasing, at the conference on national cancer prevention in Hanoi on July 19, Director of the Hospital K, which is focused on cancer treatment, Tran Van Thuan pointed out four reasons. Illustrative photo First, Vietnamese people’s life expectancy is increasing, reaching 73.5 years old now. The higher the age is, the greater the incidence of cancer is. Second, … [Read more...] about Why the number of cancer patients in Vietnam increases rapidly?
The Hanoitimes - The chief inspector of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Information and Communications sent a document ordering two domains, Zalo.vn and Zalo.me, to be suspended from July 19 until further notice. Vietnam wants own social network alternative to Facebook, Google: Minister Vietnamese texting and calling app Zalo is required to suspend its two domains for providing social media and networking services without permission, local media reported. Nguyen Duc Tho, chief inspector of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Information and Communications, said on June 27 that he sent a document ordering two domains, Zalo.vn and Zalo.me, to be suspended from July 19 until further notice. Zalo is still active and accessible through smartphone application or web browser. Photo: Internet The two domains, owned by Vietnamese tech firm VNG Corporation, are still active and accessible through smartphone application or web browser. In 2018, the Inspectorate of … [Read more...] about Social network domains of Zalo may be revoked
By Ngoc Thanh  July 20, 2019 | 08:59 pm GMT+7 This is how two men of Ninh Hiep Village, Hanoi's Gia Lam District, catch rice field rats for food rich in protein. Rice field rats being caught for food in northen Vietnam The two men set up traps in rice fields to catch rats in early July after the land was plowed following the harvest season. These traps have a serrated rim and a diameter of five to six centimeters, which are used to catch two types of field rats - vole and rhizomyinae. Traps are placed in higher mounds near the fields, where rats often stay after the harvests. Villagers said that since field rats use only one path to go in and out of their holes, they would set up traps on that path that will clamp shut on the rats' legs. "June and November are the best months to catch field rats since they are fatter from eating rice. Across the fields, the villagers use dogs to sniff out the holes and dig them up. However, that method requires a lot of … [Read more...] about A rich rodent yield from a rice field in northern Vietnam
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc addresses the Conference on promoting investment, trade and tourism to Lao Cai province 2019 in Lao Cai city, July 20, 2019. Photo: VGP Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc stressed the point while addressing the Conference on promoting investment, trade and tourism to Lao Cai province 2019, on Saturday. Such illegal activities like illegal use of labor and tax fraud are not welcomed and will be strictly fined, the Government chief emphasized. Phuc challenged the province to become one of the major economic hubs of Viet Nam within the next 15-20 years through fruitfully utilization of its potential and advantages. With Ha Noi-Lao Cai expressway (the longest expressway in Viet Nam) and Ha Noi-Lao Cai railway already in place, Lao Cai airport, once assessed feasible, will give a strong boost the the development of the locality. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc also challenged Lao Cai to become one of the first localities narrowing tourism gap between … [Read more...] about Outdated tech mining projects not welcomed in Lao Cai
Minister-Chairman of the Government Office of Viet Nam Mai Tien Dung (L) and Minister-Chairman of the Government Office of Laos Phet Phomphiphak after sign Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation plan for 2020-2021 period between the two offices in Vientiane, Laos, July 19, 2019. Photo: VGP The agreement was sign inked by Minister-Chairman of the Government Office of Viet Nam Mai Tien Dung and his Lao counterpart Phet Phomphiphak after their talks in Vientiane capital on July 19. At the pair’s talks, the two sides briefed each other about recent socio-economic situations in respectively countries and the two Cabinets’ efforts in e-Government development. The two ministers expressed their delight that the bilateral trade value has surpassed the goal set by the two Government, reaching US$493 million in the first five months this year, up 13.4% compared to the same period last year. Viet Nam remains the 3rd biggest foreign investor in Laos with 413 projects … [Read more...] about Gov’t Offices of Viet Nam, Laos sign MoU on cooperation plan