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Tra Vinh reports one more death over swine flu

The Health Department in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh on August 14 announced that it has recorded one more death caused by the swine flu A/H1N1. This is the second death from swine flu virus A/H1N1 in the province. The deceased, Nguyen Thi Mung, 82, was hospitalized Tra Vinh General Hospital on July ... Read More »

HCMC’s first pedestrian street to get an upgrade

VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City is mulling a make over for Nguyen Hue pedestrian street in District 1. Nguyen Hue Boulevard is HCM City’s first pedestrian street. It opened to visitors in 2015 and has become a popular destination for both locals and tourists during weekends and holidays.— VNA/VNS Photo Hoang Hai Numerous water fountains and lighting systems will be ... Read More »

Sophisticated cyber crime on the rise in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – As reliance on information technology becomes ever more pervasive in society, cybercrime has grown rapidly both in quantity and sophistication in Vietnam, experts said. The Criminal Police Department under the Ministry of Public Security successfully dismantled an online football betting ring valued at hundreds of billions of dong in mid-July. The ring was led by Nguyen Van ... Read More »

Vietnam needs 1.2 million doses of rabies vaccine

The Drug Administration under the Ministry of Health has asked rabies vaccine suppliers and importers to ensure stockpiles are built up to meet increasing demand. According to rabies vaccine importing facilities, the country needs about 1.2 million doses of the rabies vaccine until the end of this year to address the vaccine shortage. The administration has ordered vaccination facilities to ... Read More »

President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum reopens from August 16

The President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi will reopen for visitors from August 16 after the temporary closure for annual maintenance and renovation in 2018, according to the mausoleum’s Management Board. Volunteers of the Red Journey, a blood donation campaign, pay respect to President Ho Chi Minh at the mausoleum In its statement, the board said that the adjacent ... Read More »

Proposal to raise emissions standards for cars

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam Register, under the Ministry of Transport, has proposed raising the emission standards for cars to level 2 in order to minimise the increasing environmental pollution in the country. Vietnam Register has proposed raising the emissions standards for cars to level 2 in order to minimise increasing environmental pollution. — Photo vov.vn The department has completed and ... Read More »

Houses damaged by Da Nang – Quang Ngai Highway construction

VietNamNet Bridge – Hundreds of houses along the Da Nang – Quang Ngai Highway are being damaged by construction on the road. Although the road is due to open in September, many parts remain under construction. — Photo zing.vn In Tinh Ha Commune, Son Tinh District in Quang Ngai Province, more than 250 homes had been affected by the highway. ... Read More »

Woman with polio shines a light for all with disabilities

VietNamNet Bridge – Woman with polio shines a light for all with disabilities.  Born and raised in a poor family in the southern province of Dong Nai, she contracted polio when she was two-and-a-half years old. In addition to her sickness, she was rejected from jobs solely because of her disability and experienced widespread discrimination from society at large. Iron ... Read More »

Back to school season means disease risk

VietNamNet Bridge – Students face several diseases at the beginning of the new school year, such as dengue fever, hand-foot-mouth disease, measles and flu, so epidemic prevention efforts should be strengthened, health experts warned. Students wash their hands before going to class in the southern province of Ben Tre. Health experts believe that it is an effective way to prevent ... Read More »