Another baby dies from measles Measles claimed the life of another infant on Wednesday at Ha Noi's Bach Mai hospital, according to the health ministry's Preventive Medicine Department. The death brings this year's tally of nationwide measles fatalities to 136. The department recorded another 49 cases of the disease on the same day. — Vietnamese students win physics prizes Three outstanding Vietnamese students were yesterday awarded prizes for winning an Olympia Physical Competition titled Nuclear Education in Russia. Dang Quoc Anh from the Ha Noi University of Natural Science won first prize, with Nguyen Minh Nhan from the Luong Van Chanh secondary school in Nha Trang coming in second. Bui Thi Hang from Bac Giang Province's Lang Giang 2 secondary school received third prize. The contest, organised by the Russian National Nuclear and Energy Group (Rosatom), aimed to promote nuclear physics among students from different countries, including Bangladesh and … [Read more...] about Social News Headlines 10/5
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Over 24,400 HIV carriers recorded in HN Ha Noi has recorded 24,454 people living with HIV as of August 2013, standing after Ho Chi Minh City in terms of the number of HIV carriers, according to the municipal HIV/AIDS prevention and control center. In the past nine months of 2013, the center worked with other agencies to organize activities against drug addiction and prostitution as well as support HIV-infected people. The Department of Social Evils Prevention and Control has met and provided counselling for more than 55,700 drug addicts and 2,700 ones living with HIV, and distributed more than 4,000 leaflets. In the rest three months, the center will closely cooperate with other ministries and agencies to organize HIV/AIDS prevention programs and training courses and launch activities in response to the World AIDS Day on December 1. Two million Vietnamese suffer blindness, visual impairment At an October 16 conference in Hanoi, to announce Vietnam's national plan on blindness … [Read more...] about Two million Vietnamese suffer blindness, visual impairment
"A project intended to commemorate the millennial anniversary of Thang Long - Hanoi has not finished land compensation and site clearance yet because land owners do not agree with undervalued prices. If the land had belonged to them, it would have been very different," said Lawyer Truong Thanh Duc, Deputy General Director of Hanoi-based Maritime Bank. Duc said inadequacies in the Land Law have driven many situations to a deadlock. The nuisance also comes from law enforcers. At a recent seminar on "Completing report on reviews of Land Law" held by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), many specialists expressed dissatisfaction with impractical regulations of the Land Law 2003, while land ownership is one of the most critical issues related to many shortcomings, even instability. Ambiguous concept Dr Tran Quang Huy, lecturer at Hanoi Law University and representative of the law review reporting workgroup, said: "The concept of 'the entire people's ownership of land' … [Read more...] about Has Land Ownership Diversification Become a Must?
Vietnam, Hong Kong develop Gulf of Tonkin economic belt A Vietnamese delegation led by Ho Xuan Son, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, held a working session with the Hong Kong-Vietnam Chamber of Commerce, on July 31. Dr Jonathan Choi, Chamber president said that the meeting offered a good chance for members to learn about investment opportunities in the Southeast Asian nation. Dr Jonathan Choi expressed his belief that the improved Hong Kong-Vietnam relationship will contribute to the development of the Gulf of Tonkin economic belt, especially the Hong Kong-Guangxi-Vietnam triangle. For his part, Son reviewed the outstanding achievements in relations between Vietnam and China as well as Hong Kong. Son emphasized that State President Truong Tan Sang's State-level visit to China in June this year have laid a solid foundation for consolidating trust among senior leaders and boosting bilateral political relations. Accordingly, both sides have decided to further promote economic and … [Read more...] about BUSINESS IN BRIEF 4/8
Positive FDI signs for Binh Duong The southern province of Binh Duong has attracted an additional US$597.3 million in foreign direct investment (FDI), split between 36 new projects capitalized at US$388.7 million and 35 additional capital projects totaling US$190.6 million. The results are particularly pleasing continuing international economic difficulties. A number of business delegation and entrepreneurs from Japan and the Republic of Korea, as well as representatives from Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) - have toured the province in late February, investigating its investment environment. Provincial People's Committee Chairman, Le Thanh Cung, summarised Binh Duong's socio-economic situation, its political security, and the industrial park and urban area technical infrastructure specifically completed to encourage investment. The Chairman pledged to continue administrative reforms to help ease business access to state agencies such as the Industrial … [Read more...] about BUSINESS IN BRIEF 6/3