Volunteers donate their blood at the event The annual activity of the VRCS was to ease blood shortages in local hospitals which usually happen in the end of the year, and to celebrate the 73rd founding anniversary of the VRCS. Addressing the festival, VRCS Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Xuan Thu said that last year the nation mobilized and collected over 1.4 million blood units from many big blood donation drives. Although the amount of blood collected in recent years is increasing, anemia still occurs in some provinces and cities, especially during the Tet festival and summer holidays every year. This year’s festival attracted the participation of over 500 people, including officials and volunteers, and is expected to collect at least 300 blood units. Translated by Khanh Ngan … [Read more...] about “Heart of humanity” blood donation festival launched
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The company made this statement following reports that hundreds of nearly 1,000 trained employees had left Hanoi’s repeatedly delayed Cat Linh – Ha Dong metro line. One senior company official who wished to remain anonymous told VnExpress that 28 percent out of nearly 1,000 trained employees had left the project sporadically between 2016 and March this year. The majority of them were hired to work in customer guidance, ticket sales and other relatively low-skilled jobs, the official said. "Personnel in positions that require high skills and specialization, including train drivers, are still employed by the project." He conceded that repeated delays that kept the workers waiting for long could be one reason for the spate of resignations. Besides, they might have found better jobs with higher pay. The company has recruited additional people to fill its vacancies so as to have enough staff for test runs and eventual commercial operations. On Friday, Hanoi Chairman Nguyen Duc … [Read more...] about Staff quitting Hanoi metro line are low-skilled workers, company claims
The CBU (complete built unit) imports to Vietnam in the first seven months of the year were five times higher in number than in the same period last year. Minister and Chair of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung has said that the government will soon amend Decree 116/2017 on conditions to manufacture, assemble, import and trade cars and maintenance services. It is expected that provisions related to car imports will be removed. Instead of examining cars by consignments as currently regulated, the government would amend the legal document, so that imports would be examined by vehicle type, while pre-customs clearance examinations would be replaced by post examination. Car importers believe that once the decree is amended, it will be easier for CBU imports to enter Vietnam. According to a representative of Thaco, ‘examination by type’ means that state agencies will take samples to test emissions and safety, and the results of the tests will be applied to the next … [Read more...] about Will car imports ‘crush’ domestically assembled cars?
At the press conference (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Hanoi Run for Children 2019 will kick off at 7am at the main gate of Thong Nhat Park on December 8, heard a press conference in the capital city on November 18. The annual event will be co-hosted by the Vietnam – Canada Friendship Association (VCFA), the Hanoi Union of Friendship Organisations and the Canadian Embassy in Vietnam. VCFA General Secretary Nguyen Thi Thu Giang said the run will raise fund for not only children in Hanoi but also their disadvantaged fellows across the country, adding that it is a people-to-people exchange activity that will make effective contributions to promoting mutual understanding and friendship between the people of Vietnam and those of other countries, and with Canadians in particular. Don Lam, CEO of VinaCapital Foundation, said the run’s organising board has helped the VinaCapital-funded Heartbeat Vietnam programme approach the goal of removing birth defects from … [Read more...] about Hanoi Run for Children 2019 to kick off in December
A doctor conducts a test at a hospital (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – More than 500,000 people in Hanoi have received free screenings for bowel and gastrointestinal cancer since March 2017, according to the municipal Health Department. The screening programme was held in 28 districts and nearly 300 communes and wards of the city, screening people with health insurance aged 40 and above. Nearly 21,800 people were diagnosed with cancer after testing. The Hanoi Health Department is now working to implement the programme in the two remaining districts of My Duc and Ba Vi. Medical experts said the city needs to step up public awareness about cancer screening as local people are not fully aware of its importance. The Health Department is also looking for sponsors for the screening of breast cancer and other diseases.-VNA VNA … [Read more...] about Hanoi: More than 500,000 people receive free screenings for colorectal cancer