Compared to the same period last year, traffic accident numbers fell by 2.89% but fatalities rose 1.66%. Among 27 localities posting more fatalities, 14 saw a rise of more than 40% while Ca Mau, Tay Ninh and Cao Bang provinces registered 150% or more extra deaths. Chairing the event, Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh, also Chairman of the National Traffic Safety Committee, said traffic rule violations are rising, especially on highways and rural areas, and management in the field remains poor. Vice Chairman of the Hanoi municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Quoc Hung said the city’s Transport Department will consider a plan to adjust inter-provincial transport routes via Hanoi to ease traffic congestion. Deputy Director of the Ministry of Public Security’s Traffic Police Department Nguyen Ngoc Tuan suggested that the Transport Ministry should build a traffic supervision system and allocate land to build medical and search and rescue stations … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s traffic accident cases down in first quarter
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What is it like to live in a place where the cattle freeze to death? At a height of 1,180 meters and temperatures reaching as low as -5oC in the winter, the Mau Son Peak in northern Lang Son Province is among the coldest places in Vietnam that is inhabited by humans. Mau Son Peak, a part of Mau Son Commune in Lang Son’s Loc Binh District, is situated about 170 kilometers northeast of Hanoi, close to the border of Vietnam and China. Thanks to its elevation and distance from the equator, Mau Son is among the few places in Vietnam where snowfall can be witnessed during winter. However, for the tight-knit community of dominantly Yao people that inhabit the mountains, cold weather and snow are rarely causes for celebration, as they herald another struggle with nature to survive in the unwelcoming habitat. Where life freezes It was already late in the afternoon when Trieu Tran Sinh, dressed in a light windbreaker, stood on the side of a communal road on Mau Son hoping to find a willing … [Read more...] about Life at Vietnam’s coldest inhabited place
At the Vietnam - Laos International War Cemetery, more than 100 delegates also heard stories about Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and specialists who had sacrificed themselves while doing their international service in Laos. The event, which was part of the 12th program entitled “Return to the roots” conducted by MB, took place for four days (July 15 - 18) to mark the 70th anniversary of the Day for Wounded Soldiers and Martyrs (July 27, 1947 - 2107). Earlier, the delegation paid tribute to fallen soldiers at the Truong Son National Martyrs’ Cemetery, the Road 9 National Martyrs' Cemetery, the Quang Tri Ancient Citadel in Quang Tri province; and offered incense to General Vo Nguyen Giap at his tomb in Vung Chua – Dao Yen, Quang Dong commune, Quang Trach district, Quang Binh province. Translated by Thuy Duong … [Read more...] about Military bank offers incense to fallen soldiers
Hefty investments Among 70 countries and territories in which Vietnamese have investments, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar are the three biggest target markets. Laos is the biggest FDI recipient from Vietnam, having accepted $5 billion worth of registered investments. In January 2017, Viettel received an investment license for setting up a telecom network in Myanmar – Mytel. BIDV in 2016 got a license to set up a branch in Myanmar – BIDV Yangon with charter capital of $85 million. The dairy factory Vinamilk built in Cambodia became operational in 2016, while the Vietnam Rubber Group began processing rubber latex in 2015. Hoang Anh Gia Lai Group is one of the biggest outward investors. In addition to a series of projects on agriculture production in Laos, in 2015 built the Attapeu international airport worth $36 million and HAGL Center worth $550 million in Myanmar. In 2016, it kicked off the second phase of HAGL Center and joined forces with Melia Hotel to run a … [Read more...] about How are Vietnamese businesses performing in Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar?
NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan receives Deputy Speaker of the Assembly of the Union of Myanmar Aye Thar Aun Chairwoman Ngan congratulated Myanmar on its recent socio-economic achievements, voicing her belief that the country will succeed in promoting national reconciliation and harmony and improving its stature in the region and the world. She expressed her delight at the increasingly strengthened friendship and cooperation between the Vietnamese NA and the Myanmar parliament, as seen in an official visit to Vietnam by Speaker of the Assembly of the Union Mahn Win Khaing Than in May 2017 and another trip to Myanmar by a high-ranking delegation of the Vietnamese NA in September 2016. Deputy Speaker Aye Thar Aung highly valued Vietnamese people’s heroic struggle in the resistance wars to liberate the country in the past, as well as its achievements in social affairs, economy, political stability and external work at present. He said Vietnam is increasingly affirming … [Read more...] about Leaders highlight strengthened Vietnam-Myanmar parliamentary ties