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Tyre burst forces Vinh Airport to close overnight

Vinh Airport had to close for 11 hours after an Airbus plane suffered a tyre burst while landing on July 16.      Vietnam Airlines plane was about to land when the right tyre burst The Vietnam Airlines flight from HCM City to Vinh was about to land when the right tyre burst. The crew ... Read More »

Nghe An confronts severe flood and landslides

Heavy rains over the recent days have caused severe floods and landslides in the central province of Nghe An. The Nghe An provincial Department of Transport’s staff are on duty round the clock at all spillways to timely respond to unexpected development of Son Tinh storm. People and vehicles are banned from passing through spillways. The water level on Hieu ... Read More »

Storm Son Tinh to hit Thai Binh, Ha Tinh late July 18

Tropical storm Son Tinh, the third entering the East Sea in 2018, is forecast to make landfall in coastal localities from Thai Binh to Ha Tinh on late July 18, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting. A team of border guards and representatives from the Cua Sot fishing port’s management board in Ha Tinh province carry out a ... Read More »

Social News In Brief 18/7

ACV plans to expand Tuy Hoa airport in Phu Yen province The Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) is developing a plan to expand Tuy Hoa airport in the south central province of Phu Yen. The Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) is developing a plan to expand Tuy Hoa airport in the south central province of Phu Yen and build a ... Read More »

Tuoi Tre online suspended from publication

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Information and Communications on Monday suspended the publication of the Tuoi Tre (Youth) online newspaper for three months for journalism and publishing violations. According to the decision issued by Luu Dinh Phuc, directorate general of Authority of Press, the news site reported untrue information that caused serious impacts in a story titled ‘The President ... Read More »

Ministry proposes new lightbox sign for taxis

VietNamNet Bridge – Taxis that calculate fares via apps like Grab would be required to place a lightbox with the words “Electronic Taxi” on their car, while contract-based cars that drive for Grab and similar companies would need a lightbox that says “Electronic Contract-based Vehicle” under a proposal by the Ministry of Transport. Taxis that use car-hailing apps like Grab ... Read More »

Department of Health supplies information about switched-at-birth babies

VietNamNet Bridge – Ha Noi’s Department of Health has officially provided comprehensive information about the delivery of two new-borns to the wrong parents at Ba Vi District’s General Hospital six years ago, a case which has drawn public attention in recent days. Ha Noi’s Department of Health has officially provided comprehensive information about the delivery of two new-borns to the ... Read More »

Huge cost hikes at Hai Phong City projects

VietNamNet Bridge – Most construction projects in the northern port city of Hai Phong are running well above their initial cost estimates, with the cost hikes in some cases reaching thousands of billions of dong, according to a recent inspection by the Government Inspectorate. The construction site of Hoang Van Thu Bridge in Hai Phong City. Contractor selection of the ... Read More »

FPT Company allowed to use self-driving car

The Ministry of Transport has approved FPT Software Co Ltd’s proposal for a pilot programme to operate a self-driving car around Sai Gon Hi-tech Park. FPT Software Co Ltd will be allowed to operate a self-driving car around the Sai Gon Hi-tech Park. — Photo vov.vn In a letter to the company, the ministry said that it encouraged and supported ... Read More »

More people register for cornea donation in Vietnam

Following the donation of corneas by a 7-year-old girl named Hai An in Hanoi before she died of a brain tumor, the number of people registering for organ donation has significantly increased and spread across Vietnam. The move illustrates the Vietnamese people’s spirit “Do as you would be done by”. Currently, thousands of people in Vietnam are blind due to ... Read More »