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Vinashin ex-leaders prosecuted for abusing position, power

Four former leaders of the State-run Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Group (Vinashin), now the Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (SBIC), have been charged with “abusing position and power to appropriate assets”. Former General Director of Vinashin/SBIC Truong Van Tuyen (L) and former Deputy General Director Pham Thanh Son are among the four prosecuted for“abusing position and power to appropriate assets” (Photo courtesy of ... Read More »

Heavy downpour, cyclone blow away hundreds of house roofs in northern VN

Heavy downpours along withi gusty wind, cyclone and hail yesterday occurred blowing away hundreds of house roofs in three Northern mountainous provinces of Lao Cai, Bac Kan and Ha Giang, causing serious damage of property.  Particularly, downpour and cyclone uprooted trees along roads, blew off house roofs and broke glass windows at wards of Coc Leu, Kim Tan and Bac ... Read More »

Thousands line up to for multi-entry visa to South Korea

Thousands of people have lined up outside the South Korean Consulate General in Hanoi after it was announced that Vietnamese citizens could get five-year multi-entry visas. Source link Read More »

Hanoi to spend US$620,000 to subsidize first sky train fare

 The Hanoi People’s Council has agreed with a plan submitted by the municipal People’s Committee to spend US$620,000 per year in subsidy for fares of the Cat Linh – Ha Dong railway line, the city’s first metro route. Source link Read More »

Poor veteran in Binh Dinh returns dropped property to British tourist

Mr. Tran Van Thanh, an exemplary veteran with difficult life yesterday returned a handbag including VND23 million in cash, a mini camera, a passport, visa, etc with the total value of over VND40 million (US$1,724) to Rupert Toms, a British tourist.  The British tourist and Thanh (second and third from left). Photo: Tien Phong The 54 year-old veteran, living in ... Read More »

Patrols increased to minimise violation by foreign fishing ships

As the fishing season from April through September has begun, the fisheries resources surveillance force has been strengthening patrols to support Vietnamese fishermen and minimise violations by foreign fishing ships in the country’s seas. Fishing boats of Vietnam dock off the coast of Da Nang city Aside from increasing patrols at sea, law enforcement forces of Vietnam have also been ... Read More »

Motorbike ban was transport department director’s proposal: Hanoi chairman

The recent proposal to impose a ban on motorbikes in downtown Hanoi was based on the sole opinion of the director of the Hanoi Department of Transport, said the municipal chairman, Nguyen Duc Chung. A street in Hanoi City is full of people using motorbikes and cars. The government of Hanoi City has yet to issue an official ban on ... Read More »

Hoa Binh province declares free from African swine fever

The northern province of Hoa Binh has declared no more cases of African swine fever (ASF), becoming the first locality among 23 cities and provinces affected nationwide to get free from ASF. Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Phung Duc Tien Addressing the ceremony held in Luong Son district on April 9, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development ... Read More »

Rise in reported anxiety levels among young people: Vietnamese Health Ministry’s statistics

There has been an increase in the number of young people reporting problems with anxiety with 15 percent of the population having mental health problems such as depression and anxiety disorders, according to Vietnamese Ministry of Health’s statistics. Alarmingly, many of people with stress are in labor age. The culprits of mental health problems are pressure in career and studying, ... Read More »

Hanoi prepares for summer water shortages

Many areas in Hanoi may face water shortages due to forecasted heat waves while demand for clean water would also increase this summer, according to the Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.    Da River pipeline has broken multiple times and caused difficulties to many residents According to the centre, demand for clean water in summer increases by 12-15% in summer and ... Read More »