The police also informed that the video clips recording images of gathering crowds, disturbing public order and causing traffic jams spread on social networks were old. The aim of those who fabricated false clips were to incite and provoke people gathering, disturbing social and traffic order. On June 17, HCMC police detained a man who pretended to disguise himself as a policeman, showing signs of agitation the mass. At the police station, the man declared the name was Tran Quoc Tuan (born 1995, living in Hanoi). When being arrested, Tuan was wearing a coat printed with the police sign and the words "Ho Chi Minh City Police" and holding a fake police identity card. Tran Quoc Tuan’s handcuff and other belongings Earlier, the city police temporarily detained Nguyen Hung Thai (born 1995, resident of District 1) who also disguised himself as a policeman, wearing police uniforms and a hat with peak printed the Police symbol, carrying a handcuff; Vu Quoc Huy (born … [Read more...] about Security situation of Ho Chi Minh City in control
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Vietnam’s capital city suffered exceeding dust concentration in 82 days in the first three months of the year, according to data collected by a top Vietnamese environment organization. The concentration of particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5) in Hanoi during this quarter was recorded at 63.2 µg/m3 each day, almost doubling the level of Ho Chi Minh City, the Hanoi-based Green Innovation and Development Center (GreenID) at the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations said in a report. PM2.5 is equal to just a fraction of the width of human hair and can get into the lungs and cause a number of diseases, including lung cancer. GreenID said its measurement is based on data collected at air quality monitoring station of the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi. The World Health Organization (WHO) guideline stipulates that PM2.5 should not exceed 10 μg/m3 per year and 25 μg/m3 per 24 hour. A survey on 1,000 Hanoi citizens conducted by GreenID showed that locals find … [Read more...] about Hanoi suffers alarming air pollution almost entire Q1 2018: report
After the launch of Vietnam’s first QR code store in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi is also planning to pilot similar stores in 2018, aiming to boost the development of e-commerce in the capital. However, with only five million Vietnamese people using QR codes to pay, it remains a question whether these new stores will become popular in Hanoi. A vending machine at Hoan Kiem Lake The information that Hanoi will pilot QR code stores raised hopes that these stores will be more user-friendly than current vending machines or other convenience stores. Lien (Cau Giay district) said, “It is necessary to open QR code stores in Hanoi, because payment via QR code is easier than other forms. For example, with payment via QR code, I never need to worry about how much cash I have on me or if the change is correct." Nguyen Hau (a tourist in Hanoi) told VIR, “Young people like us value convenience and quick service above all, so I think applying QR code in convenience stores is a good … [Read more...] about Will QR code stores become the new craze in Hanoi?
Illustrative image (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - Remittance to Ho Chi Minh City in the first quarter of 2018 increased by 4.5 percent against the same period last year to reach 1.12 billion USD, a central bank official said. According to Nguyen Hoang Minh, Deputy Director of State Bank of Vietnam (SBV)’s HCM City branch, most of the remittance is invested in production and business instead of being poured into real estate, securities or savings as previously. Roughly half of the remittance to the city came from the United States, Canada and Australia, he said. The remittance to HCM City has been rising in recent years, Minh said, predicting that the capital source to the city will continue to be positive this year. HCM City remained the largest recipient of remittances in Vietnam last year, with an inflow of 5.2 billion USD, a 4.5 percent year-on-year increase. Last year’s remittance hike was a contrast to many predictions that the remittance to Vietnam would reduce due … [Read more...] about Remittance to HCM City increases to 1.12 billion USD
Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security has called for helicopters to be deployed during rescue operations on the country's highways, after multiple crashes caused serious congestion on a Hanoi expressway last month. Multiple crashes that killed three people and caused an eight-hour tailback on the Phap Van-Cau Gie Expressway in Hanoi should be a wake-up call to push for better rescue service, officials said at a meeting on Friday. Police would be caught in serious "extreme" difficulties in such situation, said Major General Nguyen Ngoc Tuan, deputy chief of the traffic police division. Traffic on the Hanoi expressway was frozen over 30 kilometers from the afternoon until midnight on March 18, trapping many travelers including children and patients on their way to hospital. “There were a three-month-old baby and a person in need of respiration support," he said. Hanoi had to send police cars to escort them out of the ensuing chaos. Tuan proposed more police and medical … [Read more...] about Vietnamese police urge helicopter rescue service after deadly highway pile-up in Hanoi