HCM City (VNA) – The Ho Chi Minh City Computer Association (HCA) and the municipal Red Cross Society on February 27 held a workshop calling for blood donation amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. On this occasion, IT firms in the city presented 100,000 medical products, including face masks, soap and sanitisers, to local residents. According to HCA President Lam Nguyen Hai Long, the association will continue to mobilise medical products until the end of March to help locals prevent the virus. Over the past time, the municipal Red Cross Society has also delivered leaflets to raise public awareness of the disease, along with face masks, sanitisers and soap to people. Tran Truong Son, President of the city Red Cross Society, said his agency and the HCA are working on an application for blood donors, and look forward to building an online humanitarian bank. Vietnam needs around 1.8 million units of blood per year to keep up with demand. However, only 1.6 million … [Read more...] about IT firms in HCM City joint efforts against COVID-19
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HCM City (VNS/VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City-based Tan Son Nhat International Airport is seeking permission from the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) to repair a severely downgraded runway at night. If approved, runway 25R/07L, one of the airport’s two runways, is expected to be closed from midnight to 7am daily between February 27 and March 9. It is only a precursor of some major renovation that has been planned. The work would be funded by the airport’s own resources, a spokesperson said. There are visible cracks and deformation on the runway, with airplane wheel marks scarring its surface. Worse still, subsidence of its surface poses a potential threat to aircraft safety, according to airport authorities. The runway is designed to handle wide-bodied aircraft used for long-haul flights for 10 years or 55,100 take-offs and landings. But in less than five years, by April 2018, there had been a total of 126,000 take-offs and landings. … [Read more...] about Tan Son Nhat airport seeks to close runway for repairs
Another challenge to sustainable development is the number of patients newly infected with HIV, accounting for 16 per cent of the country’s total figure. In addition, the birth rate is 2 per cent lower than the rate of the entire country. — VNS … [Read more...] about City needs development policies as population surges
HÀ NỘI — The Mekong Delta province of Bạc Liêu should focus on its “spearheads” and review the building of new-style rural areas to make it more people-oriented and develop well, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc said on Wednesday. … [Read more...] about Bạc Liêu should focus on spearheads for development: PM
A male peacock on the rooftop of a house on Trần Quốc Thảo Street in HCM City. VNS Photo/Ngọc KhảiViet Nam News On Tuesday, residents on Trần Quốc Thảo Street in HCM City’s District 3 spotted a male peacock sitting behind a bush on the rooftop of an abandoned building. … [Read more...] about What was a peacock doing on a HCM City rooftop?