Nearly 57 percent of people suffering from high blood pressure in Vietnam are not diagnosed, while approximately 69 percent with diabetes go untreated (Photo: suckhoedoisong.vn) Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - Nearly 57 percent of people suffering from high blood pressure in Vietnam are not diagnosed, while approximately 69 percent with diabetes go untreated. The figures were announced by Deputy Minister of Health Pham Le Tuan at an event held recently Hanoi. Only 13.6 percent of people with high blood pressure were receiving treatment at local health clinics, while the figure was 29 percent for those with diabetes, Tuan said. There are 12 million people who suffer from high blood pressure in Vietnam, accounting for 13 percent of the total population; while 3.5 million people have diabetes, accounting for 6 percent. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, puts extra strain on the blood vessels and major organs such as the heart, brain and kidneys. Diabetes is a major cause of … [Read more...] about High blood pressure, diabetes go untreated
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During the first two months of 2017, a number of ships flying foreign flags frequented several coastal areas in Vietnam, leaving with a hefty haul of newly dredged sand. During the first two months of 2017, a number of ships flying foreign flags frequented several coastal areas in Vietnam, leaving with a hefty haul of newly dredged sand. Two Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper journalists tracked the ships and discovered an ongoing megaproject in Singapore fueled by a vast amount of imported sand and dependant on Vietnam as a prime location to exploit the powerful resource. This is the first part in a Tuoi Tre investigative series on Vietnam’s ‘sand drain’ to the city-state. Numerous sand-carrying ships In January-February, the Tuoi Tre correspondents sighted nearly 40 ships entering Vietnamese waters in Kien Giang, Khanh Hoa and Ha Tinh on the search for sand. Four separate Vietnamese exporters hold contracts to transport the sand, each of whom admitted to Tuoi Tre … [Read more...] about Tracing Vietnamese ‘sand drain’ to Singapore – P1: Where do the ships go?
The Hanoitimes - Prime Minister stressed that the prerequisite is not adversely affecting the environment; but how to do so that "fishes can swim in sewage." Speaking at the province's investment promotion on August 27, the PM held that Ninh Thuan has high potential for growth thanks to its favourable location as well as natural and cultural conditions. At the mean time urging the south central province to give more specific policy commitments to win investors' confidence. However, he noted that the province ranks 42nd among 63 localities nationwide in provincial competitiveness index, which is behind many adjacent provinces. Ninh Thuan is also home to only about 2,000 businesses, far fewer than the country's average figure. PM Phuc suggested the province to increase the number of enterprises, while revising its strategic planning towards a green economy and sustainable growth. Ninh Thuan should also foster connections with other regional localities to create larger space for … [Read more...] about PM: How should do so that “fishes can swim in sewage”
VietNamNet Bridge - The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has confirmed that airlines will have to include the environment fee in their adjustments of airfare ,but it is still unclear how this would be implemented. Airlines have asked for permission to adjust the airfare as the environment fee has increased from VND1,000 per liter of fuel to VND3,000 as per a government request. If the cannot, the airlines want to be exempted from the environment fee to ensure profits. CAAV’s head Lai Xuan Thanh told the press that CAAV would report the airlines’ current situation to the Ministry of Transport to find a reasonable measure. "If the environment tax is imposed on consumers, airlines would not raise the airfares, but would collect environment fee as a surcharge item, because the money would go to the state budget," he explained, adding that in this case, airlines would just collect fees from passengers on behalf of the state. "If the tax is imposed on fuel … [Read more...] about How high will airfares go?
The Hanoitimes - Experts have released early comments on the consumer price index (CPI) for June 2010. The expected increase is between 0.1 and 0.35 percent. How high June's CPI increase will be is a hot topic right now, and yet the month won't end for another 20 days. At the end of May 2010, the Taskforce on Domestic Market Management released a forecast on May 26 that the CPI would increase by 0.1-0.2 percent in June. Just several days ago, some online newspapers quoted a Price Control Agency official (under the Ministry of Finance) as saying that the June CPI would increase by 0.3-0.5 percent. According to Thoi bao Kinh te Vietnam, an agency official on June 8 maintained that the CPI in June would increase by only 0.2-0.25 percent. On the same day, the Ministry of Finance asked petroleum distributors to reduce retail prices by 200-500 dong per litre. This means that the petrol price has plummeted by three percent, diesel by 1.5 percent, kerosene 2 … [Read more...] about How high will June’s CPI climb?