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Northern Vietnam heavily suffered from floods, landslides

Torrential rains in recent days have caused serious floods and landslides in several northwestern mountainous localities, causing heavy losses in both human life and properties. Landslides in Son La province   In Son La province, floods killed one local and injured two others, while affecting 1,521 houses, including 37 completely destroyed. Nearly 615 hectares of rice and crop farm have been ... Read More »

Indictment completed for massive online gambling ring leaders

The People’s Procuracy of the northern province of Phu Tho on August 31 completed the indictment for Phan Van Vinh, former Lieutenant General and former Director General of the Police General Department under the Ministry of Public Security, and Nguyen Thanh Hoa – former Major General and former Director of the ministry’s Hi-tech Crimes Department. Phan Van Vinh Under the ... Read More »

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Promotion violations found at Quảng Bình Irrigation Division At the irrigation division in the central province of Quảng Bình, 12 out of 13 members of staff hold managerial positions. — Photo dantri.com.vn The Agriculture and Rural Department in the central province of Quảng Bình on Wednesday confirmed violations relating to job promotions for two officials at its irrigation division. Director ... Read More »

Car owners must open a bank account for traffic fines

VietNamNet Bridge – Cao Sy Kiem, former Director General of the Viet Nam State Bank, talks to the newspaper Kinh te & Do thi about the proposal to require all car drivers to open their bank accounts in order to pay traffic fines if they are found to have violated traffic regulations through a traffic camera. Cao Sy Kiem. — ... Read More »

ACV needs US$2.4 billion to upgrade 15 key airports

ACV will invest VND56.7 trillion (US$2.4 billion) to upgrade 15 key airports across Vietnam by 2025, the Giao Thong newspaper cited Chairman of the Board of ACV Le Xuan Thanh as saying. The airports include Tan Son Nhat, Noi Bai, Da Nang, Chu Lai, Phu Bai, Cat Bi, Phu Quoc, Cam Ranh, Vinh, Lien Khuong, Tuy Hoa, Con Dao and ... Read More »

Plastic interventions that promise nothing but ugliness

VietNamNet Bridge – Despite many people believing that plastic surgery is the magic wand that leads to perfection, it can also lead to serious complications when performed by uncertified doctors.  A woman receives a nose filler injection. — Photo thanhnien.vn NTCD, a 30-year-old women living in the suburban district of Cu Chi, HCM City, went blind after having a nose ... Read More »

HCMC seeks complete ban on motorcycles by 2030

 The HCMC Department of Transport has proposed that the municipal government gradually reduce the number of scooters and motorbikes traveling on city streets, and eventually ban them from four downtown districts by 2030. Source link Read More »

Forest crime under investigation

VietNamNet Bridge – Hundreds of 20-50 year old pine trees have been illegally cut down or poisoned with chemicals in the Central Highland province of Lam Dong. Hundreds of pine trees were illegally cut down in the Phi Lieng protection forest in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong. — Photo sggp.org.vn Some 460 three-leaf pine trees were cut down ... Read More »

Binh Thuan attempts to combat desertification

VietNamNet Bridge – Investing in irrigation works has proven effective task in the fight against rapid desertification in the southern province of Binh Thuan. Farmers in the southern province of Binh Thuan collect peanuts. The province has been trying to expand production land to fight off desertification. — VNA/VNS Photo Hong Hieu Desertification is when fertile land becomes desert, often ... Read More »

Binh Thuan: legal proceedings started against 17 more riot suspects

The People’s Procuracy in the central province of Binh Thuan on August 29 approved the launch of legal proceedings against 17 more people concerning the disturbance of public order at the provincial People’s Committee headquarters last June. Scene taken at a riot in front of the Binh Dinh People’s Committee headquarters last June. To date, the number of riot suspects ... Read More »