A doctor conducts a test at a hospital (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – More than 500,000 people in Hanoi have received free screenings for bowel and gastrointestinal cancer since March 2017, according to the municipal Health Department. The screening programme was held in 28 districts and nearly 300 communes and wards of the city, screening people with health insurance aged 40 and above. Nearly 21,800 people were diagnosed with cancer after testing. The Hanoi Health Department is now working to implement the programme in the two remaining districts of My Duc and Ba Vi. Medical experts said the city needs to step up public awareness about cancer screening as local people are not fully aware of its importance. The Health Department is also looking for sponsors for the screening of breast cancer and other diseases.-VNA VNA … [Read more...] about Hanoi: More than 500,000 people receive free screenings for colorectal cancer
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The CBU (complete built unit) imports to Vietnam in the first seven months of the year were five times higher in number than in the same period last year. Minister and Chair of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung has said that the government will soon amend Decree 116/2017 on conditions to manufacture, assemble, import and trade cars and maintenance services. It is expected that provisions related to car imports will be removed. Instead of examining cars by consignments as currently regulated, the government would amend the legal document, so that imports would be examined by vehicle type, while pre-customs clearance examinations would be replaced by post examination. Car importers believe that once the decree is amended, it will be easier for CBU imports to enter Vietnam. According to a representative of Thaco, ‘examination by type’ means that state agencies will take samples to test emissions and safety, and the results of the tests will be applied to the next … [Read more...] about Will car imports ‘crush’ domestically assembled cars?
Pupils of five primary schools in Hung Yen in a contest on nutritional status and physical stature held by Nestlé and the local government To kick off Nestlé for Healthier Kids in the 2019-2020 school year, a special programme for primary students to improve nutrition knowledge and strengthen physical activity was held on November 16 at Tong Phan Primary School, Hung Yen province, attracting more than 300 students from five primary schools in the province. The programme featured a range of exciting activities, including learning about adequate nutrition and enhancing physical activity, aside from the exhibition of posters promoting reasonable nutrition and healthy lifestyle. On the same day, participants had a chance to visit computer labs where teachers and students could join nutrition classes comprising of interesting lectures, up-to-date information, and playful games. Attendees could also have a look at the nutritional vegetable garden model – an initiative … [Read more...] about Nestlé pledges to make millions of Vietnamese children healthier
Both Vietnam and Bangladesh appear to be well-positioned as clothing manufacturing hubs and will be obvious choices as clothing retailers with exposure to the US shift their production out of China. (Illustrative photo: VOV) US President Donald Trump has most recently threatened to levy new tariffs on US$300 billion worth of Chinese imports to the US. Unlike previous rounds of tariffs that largely targeted industrial and commercial products, this round is expected to cover all US imports from China and hit consumer goods such as toys, footwear, and apparel. Fitch Solutions, a macro research unit of Fitch Group, noted that on May 5 President Donald Trump announced the US would increase tariffs on US$200 billion worth of Chinese goods to 25 per cent, a rise from 10 per cent. In response, China reacted by imposing tariffs of between 5 and 25 per cent on US$60 billion of US goods. A study by the US’ National Retail Federation shows that the threatened US$300 … [Read more...] about Trade war to benefit Vietnam’s fashion sector
Defence Minister Gen. Ngo Xuan Lich held bilateral meetings with other delegates to the 18th Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on June 1. Meeting between Defence Minister Gen. Ngo Xuan Lich and US Acting Secretary of Defence Patrick Shanahan At his meeting with US Acting Secretary of Defence Patrick Shanahan, both sides said that cooperation between Vietnam and the US has produced practical results that conform with the bilateral comprehensive partnership, thus contributing to maintaining peace and stability in the region and the world. Shanahan stressed that the US welcomes Vietnam’s voice in the region and the world and support the country in successfully assuming the role as ASEAN Chair in 2020. He also spoke highly of Vietnam’s participation in the UN’s peacekeeping missions. Lich asked the US to continue its cooperation to soon finish a project on dioxin contamination remediation at Bien Hoa airport which was launched in April, and maintain its support for … [Read more...] about Defence Minister holds bilateral meetings on Shangri-La Dialogue sidelines