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Central Vietnam vulnerable to typhoons in 2018

Five to six typhoons are expected to hit Viet Nam’s mainland this year, the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting has said. Tourist boats anchored at Tho Quang Port in the central city of Da Nang to avoid a typhoon in November 2017. Weather forecasts of the centre show that 12-13 typhoons and tropical depressions will ... Read More »

Chinese gang get up to 42 months in jail over bank card scam

The People’s Court of Hanoi on March 14 sentenced three Chinese men, all from Jiangxi province, to up to 42 months in prison for using fake bank cards to steal cash from ATMs. Zhu Hai Rong, 41, received 42 months while Qiu Shui Bing, 42, and Zhong Jian Hua, 38, got 36 months each on charges of “using computer, telecommunication ... Read More »

Southern region set for heat wave

With the cold high pressure system weakening and moving east and a subtropical high pressure system crossing the south, there will be a heat wave in the south, including HCM City, until May, according to the Southern Region Hydro-Meteorological Centre. Heat will peak between noon and 4pm in HCM City in the next several days with the onset of a ... Read More »

Policemen suspected of taking bribes temporarily suspended

VietNamNet Bridge – Some traffic policemen in Hanoi were suspended from work after they were caught taking money from violators, said Dao Vinh Thang, head of Ha Noi’s Traffic Police Division on Tuesday. An image from a video recorded by Tien Phong (Vanguard) newspaper on Tuesday shows a traffic offender placing a green bank note inside a traffic policeman’s work ... Read More »

Three people appear to die of alcohol poisoning

Three people in the central province of Nghe An died after drinking alcohol soaked in plants taken from a local forest. The plants used to be soaked in the alcohol The three victims Moong Van Di, Moong Van Tue and Lo Thi Van in Cha Lan Village, Huu Lap Commune died, while Lu Van Kham has been hospitalised in critical ... Read More »

HCM City allocates $1.6m for rural vocational training

VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City plans to earmark more than VND38 billion (US$1.6 million) this year providing free vocational training for people living in rural areas. HCM City this year plans to allocate more than VND38 billion (US$1.6 million) for providing free vocational training for rural residents. — VNA/VNS Photo As planned, as many as 10,500 people will benefit from ... Read More »

HCM City to speed up rehabilitation of old buildings

VietNamNet Bridge – Slow disbursement of fund has affected the renovation of dilapidated apartments in HCM City, according to authorities. A dilapidated apartment on District 1’s Ly Tu Trong Street is among 15 apartment buildings classified at the D-level, which indicates serious damage. — Photo An eight-storey building, for example, in District 1’s 23 Ly Tu Trong Street is ... Read More »