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HCM City resettlement policy not working

VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City should consider a range of policies to support people who are resettled when it acquires their land or house for public projects, a city leader has said. Dang Thi Lan, who earns less than VND100,000 ($4.5) each day from this shop in her resettlement area. — nld.com.vn “The city has ... Read More »

Experts concerned about funds for HCMC efforts to reduce traffic jam

Many major infrastructure projects under HCMC’s traffic jam and accident reduction program are scheduled to implement this year but experts have expressed concern about funds for these projects amid currently limited capital resources. Pham Van Dong street connects Tan Son Nhat International Airport with HCMC’s eastern entrance gateway (Photo: SGGP) Despite lot of efforts last year, the city’s traffic agencies ... Read More »

One-third Vietnamese people lack physical activities

Vietnam is facing challenges of improving healthcare index and control, reported the Ministry of Health in its document to propose to build a law on disease prevention and control to the Ministry of Justice. One-third Vietnamese people lack physical activities The Ministry said as per the World Health Organization, one-third Vietnamese people have physical inactivity and do not practice physical ... Read More »

Gender inequality worsens spread of HIV: workshop

Gender inequality contributes to the spread of HIV and reduces women and girls’ capacity of response to the epidemic, heard a workshop on January 17. A medical worker tests blood samples at the centre for HIV/AIDS prevention and control of Lai Chau province The event on gender assessment of Vietnam’s HIV response was held by the Vietnam Administration of HIV/AIDS ... Read More »

Vietnam’s level-2 field hospital ready for deployment in Q1

The level-2 field hospital of the Military Hospital 175 is ready to participate in the United Nations peacekeeping missions in South Sudan in the first quarter of this year. US Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel Kritenbrink visits Military Hospital 175 (Source: thanhnien.vn) The information was released on January 16 by Director of the Military Hospital 175 Maj. Gen. Nguyen Hong Son ... Read More »

VN to focus on digital government for growth

VietNamNet Bridge – Digital government is becoming common in countries in the world, as industries increasingly rely on Government databases to promote growth and socio-economic development. Minister and Government Office Chief Mai Tien Dung speaks at the workshop on open data and digital government readiness assessment in Hanoi on Tuesday. — Photo enternews.vn That was the message heard by attendees ... Read More »

Temperature in Hanoi drops down 15 degrees Celsius

According to the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center, rainy weather is expected to cover the country on the large scale since today. In particular, fog will occur in the north and north- central region at midnight and in early morning.  The weather forecast in the west- northern region is deep cloud, small rainfall, fog, slight wind, humidity of 65- 96 ... Read More »

Illegal Vietnamese workers caught in Malaysia

VietNamNet Bridge – Twenty-one Vietnamese and Thai women without valid labour documents were caught at an entertainment facility in Puchong town, Malaysian police said on Wednesday. Vietnamese and Thai women working illegally at an entertainment facility in Puchong Town in Malaysia on January 8. — Photo astrowani.com The women were caught offering services as guest relation staff at the facility ... Read More »

Inspectors uncover mishandling of $3b

VietNamNet Bridge – Last year, inspectors detected economic violations involving more than VND67.7 trillion (US$3 billion) and a total of 192 individuals. They are all under police investigation for alleged wrongdoings. Last year, inspectors detected economic violations involving more than VND67.7 trillion (US$3 billion) and a total of 192 individuals. They are all under police investigation for alleged wrongdoings.— VNA/VNS ... Read More »