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Tropical low pressure turns into storm

A tropical depression in the East Sea strengthened into a new storm on November 2, becoming the twelfth typhoon to enter the East Sea so far this year, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF). Location and projected direction of Typhoon Damrey in the East Sea. At 7am this morning, Storm Damrey’s location ... Read More »

Vietnamese allowed in casinos from early next month

Vietnamese citizens wanting to enter casinos under a new rule effective early next month must prove they earn regular monthly income of at least VND10 million (US$440). A photo shows a casino on board a cruise ship  This regulation is included in the Finance Ministry’s Circular 102/2017/TT-BTC guiding the implementation of the Government’s Decree 03/2017/ND-CP on casino business which came ... Read More »

Vietnamese allowed in casinos from early next month

Vietnamese citizens wanting to enter casinos under a new rule effective early next month must prove they earn regular monthly income of at least VND10 million (US$440). A photo shows a casino on board a cruise ship  This regulation is included in the Finance Ministry’s Circular 102/2017/TT-BTC guiding the implementation of the Government’s Decree 03/2017/ND-CP on casino business which came ... Read More »

Health insurance abuse a common malaise

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders Week is a crucial opportunity for businesses throughout central Vietnam to seek trade partners and export markets as representatives of foreign firms flock to the APEC business forums from November 5-11, Da Nang businesspeople and officials said. Nearly 2,000 CEOs will attend the CEO Summit in the city. Vice Chairman of the city’s ... Read More »

Man dies in coal mining tunnel accident in Quang Ninh

A worker died inside a coal mining tunnel of Mong Duong Mine, owned by Mong Duong Coal Company, in Cam Pha City, northern Quang Ninh Province, on Wednesday. A coal mining tunnel (illustration photo). A worker died on Wednesday in a coal mining tunnel of Mong Duong Mine, Quang Ninh Province.  According to initial information from the Mong Duong Coal ... Read More »

Transport Ministry frets over HN Railway Station

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Transport has asked Ha Noi to survey roads around the Ha Noi Railway Station project to evaluate the population and traffic density, in order to avoid overloading the transport infrastructure nearby. A view of Ha Noi Railway Station. – Photo news.zing.vn The request was made after the city’s committee submitted their plans for the ... Read More »

60 bomblets found in Quang Tri garden

VietNamNet Bridge – Two farmers in central Quang Tri Province found 60 bomblets yesterday while digging soil to grow bananas in their garden. The bomblets found in their original tubes at a resident’s garden in Quang Tri’s Huong Hoa District. — Photo Peace Tree Viet Nam Ho Van Tam and Ho Van Nhoc, residents of Xy Commune in the province’s ... Read More »

Hanoi must improve vehicle recovery

VietNamNet Bridge – Although Ha Noi is one of the country’s biggest cities, its system for removing broken-down vehicles from crowded roads is ineffective, traffic users and experts say. Although Ha Noi is one of the country’s biggest cities, its system for removing broken-down vehicles from crowded roads is ineffective, traffic users and experts say. — Photo giadinh.net Traffic rescue ... Read More »

Official urges HCMC-Vung Tau water route

VietNamNet Bridge – It is necessary to develop the HCM City-Vung Tau river route to ease the passenger and cargo load on the HCM City-Long Thanh-Dau Giay expressway, the director of the HCM City Port Authority, Nguyen Hai Nam, has said. The HCM City-Long Thanh-Dau Giay expressway, which opened to traffic in 2015, is congested, while fewer hydrofoils are operating ... Read More »

Nation braces for tropical depressions

VietNamNet Bridge – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has urged relevant ministries, agencies and localities to take drastic measures to cope with potential flooding from a tropical depression that is developing close to coastal areas. The tropical depression is moving towards the southern coast of the southernmost province of Ca Mau and is expected to directly affect coastal provinces from Ben ... Read More »