Marking this year’s World Marrow Donor Day, the Thai Red Cross held a blood drive at its headquarters in Bangkok, to aid patients waiting to receive a stem cell transplant. Globally, more than 50,000 patients a year are in need of stem cell treatments and there are more than 32 million listed donors. Since the establishment of the National Stem Cell Bank 16 years ago in 2002, there have been no fewer than 228,000 listed donors, but only 292 people have actually made a contribution. In Thailand, 1,812 patients are registered for a stem cell transplant. They are suffering from blood diseases such as anemia, thalassemia, leukemia, bone marrow disorders, and lymphoma. Those who wish to make stem cell donations can contact the Thai Red Cross Society at 0 2256 4300 or 0 2263 9600-99. … [Read more...] about Thai Red Cross holds blood drive on World Marrow Donor Day
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A Vietnamese man who had his right leg amputated following an accident has been denied driving lessons, but the Ministry of Health claims he is physically capable of driving automatic transmission cars. A Vietnamese man who had his right leg amputated following an accident has been denied driving lessons, but the Ministry of Health claims he is physically capable of driving automatic transmission cars. Le Xuan Quang, 56, was involved in a traffic accident 20 years ago that cost him his right leg. Other than his amputated limb, Quang is in good shape, and the man is working as a physician at a hospital in Dak Lak Province in the Central Highlands. “The hospital where I work is five kilometers from my house, so I want to drive a car to work for convenience, especially on rainy days,” Quang explained. When Quang tried to register for a B1 driver's license course at a local driving school last year, his registration was turned down, as the school said it had been advised … [Read more...] about Can lower limb amputees obtain driver’s license in Vietnam?
Vietnam's northern Bac Ninh Industrial Zones (IPs) Management Board has so far this year withdrawn the investment licenses from eight investment projects for their sluggish implementation.The province has so far revoked licenses from 46 projects for their slow-moving and inefficient operations.Among those, 14 projects were located in Tien Son IP, 21 in Que Vo IP and the remainder in Dai Dong - Hoan Son IP.Seven out of 46 projects were foreign-invested ones, including those in the field of textile and garment production and export. (Vietnam & World Economy) … [Read more...] about Vietnam Northern Province Revokes Licenses from Eight Projects
City revokes licenses of over 500 long-delayed realty projects Tung Nam By Tung Nam - The Saigon Times Daily A section of the East-West Highway in HCMC’s District 2. This is one of the projects developed by ODA loans - Photo: Le Anh HCMC - The HCMC government has withdrawn the licenses and ‘in principal’ approvals of 536 long-delayed real estate projects occupying a combined area of more than 5,390 hectares since Resolution No.16/2012/NQ of the HCMC People’s Council took effect two years ago. HCMC vice chairman Nguyen Huu Tin clarified that those urban development projects have had licenses revoked and decisions for land allocation invalidated as they have progressed at a snail’s pace. The updated number of canceled projects is much higher than the figure the city announced last month. In June, the city said it had revoked the licenses of 209 foot-dragging property projects covering more than 2,300 hectares as found in inspections the city … [Read more...] about City revokes licenses of over 500 long-delayed realty projects
City revokes licenses of 209 long-delayed property projects Van Nam By Van Nam - The Saigon Times Daily HCMC - The HCMC government has invalidated the licenses of 209 property projects which have progressed at a snail’s pace as found in a series of inspections the city has conducted since early 2013. Those projects occupy a combined area of more than 2,300 hectares, Vo Van Luan, office manager of the HCMC People’s Committee, told a press conference held on June 23 afternoon to review the city’s socio-economic performance. Luan said inspections would continue and that those investors failing to execute their projects on schedule would face the same fate. Figures of the HCMC People’s Committee indicated there are 1,386 housing projects covering more than 11,770 hectares in the city. Completed developments make up a mere 13% and only 15% of the projects are under construction. Up to 61.6% of the property projects have been suspended and the rest have had … [Read more...] about City revokes licenses of 209 long-delayed property projects