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HCM City seeks new tourism products

VietNamNet Bridge – Given the rising number of foreign tourist arrivals to HCM City, the city’s tourism sector should focus on strengthening human resource training, diversifying tourism products, and promoting linkage with neighbouring provinces, the city’s Party Committee Secretary Nguyen Thien Nhan said. Tourists at the Central Post Office in downtown HCM City. — Photo ... Read More »

The residents of Red River

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Red River that dissects Hanoi takes its name from the colour of the silt that tints the water. Source link Read More »

Grab riders to get penalised for using phones while riding

VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam’s National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC) has ordered the traffic safety boards of Ha Noi and HCMC and GrabTaxi Viet Nam Co Ltd to regulate and strictly handle Grab riders using mobile phones when riding. Viet Nam’s National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC) has ordered the traffic safety boards of Ha Noi and HCMC and GrabTaxi Viet ... Read More »

Construction violations still rampant in HCM City

VietNamNet Bridge – Construction violations ranging from ignoring building permits to illegal construction on farm land remain a hot issue in HCM City. An illegal construction site on farm land in Cu Chi District, HCM City. – VNA/VNS Photo Tran Xuan Tinh Local authorities were to blame for violations, according to a report by Viet Nam News Agency. Construction inspectors ... Read More »

HCM City to set up more CNG filling stations

Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Transport plans to set up three new compressed natural gas (CNG) filling stations to meet refueling demand of CNG buses this year, according to the director of the department’s Public Transportation Management Centre. Tran Chi Trung said the three filling stations will be placed at bus terminals at District 1’s 23/9 Park, Cho Lon ... Read More »

Health insurance coverage reaches 87.25 percent of population

Around 81.76 million people have joined health insurance as of the end of August, or 87.25 percent of the population, according to the Vietnam Social Security (VSS).  Around 81.76 million people have joined health insurance as of the end of August, or 87.25 percent of the population (Illustrative photo: VNA) At a press briefing in late August, the national insurance ... Read More »

Food safety in industrial zones a major concern

Food safety is still a major concern at public canteens in Hanoi, especially at factory cafeterias in industrial zones, according to officials. A public canteen for workers at Truong Hai Auto Joint Stock Company in Hanoi’s Ha Dong district Tran Van Chung, deputy director of the Hanoi Department of Health, said several food poisoning cases have occurred at public canteens ... Read More »

100 couples join collective wedding in HCM City

A collective wedding was held for 100 couples who are disadvantaged workers in Ho Chi Minh City by the municipal youth union on September 2. A collective wedding was held for 100 couples who are disadvantaged workers in Ho Chi Minh City on September 2  The wedding is an annual activity on the occasion of the National Day (September 2). ... Read More »

Illegal Vietnamese workers in Thailand must return home

Illegal Vietnamese workers have to return to Vietnam first and if they wish to re-enter Thailand, they must apply for work permits, said a local official. Foreign migrant workers in Thailand  In an attempt to attract migrant workers from Vietnam to Thailand, the Thai government has approved a proposal to provide work permits for illegal Vietnamese labourers, said Labour Minister ... Read More »

Mountainous villages plagued by HIV/AIDS

Many mountainous villages in Nghe An Province are seeing a high number of people living with HIV/AIDS in the past 20 years.     Many locals in Nghe An have HIV There are 412 people in Tien Phong Village are HIV positive. Many of them are parents and passed it on to their children. “When I was pregnant last year, doctors ... Read More »