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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 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 »

Authorities struggle to control sales of exotic imported pets

VietNamNet Bridge – Shops that buy and sell imported exotic animals in HCM City have become increasingly difficult to monitor, raising risks to human and animal health, according to authorities. Cruel practice: Exotic animals can be found for sale both offline and online. Photo courtesy of Pop Pet Shop. — VNS Photos An Phuong Many locals in HCM City like ... Read More »

Hanoi Police hand over Interpol-hunted man to South Korea Police

Police of Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem District handed over Chong-chun Chul, a man wanted by South Korea and Interpol, to South Korea’s police for illegally doing business and illegally examining and treating patients in a medical setting. Chong Hyun Chul. — Photo Under initial investigation, Chong Hyun Chul lived in an apartment in Ha Noi’s Thanh Xuan District. He was ... Read More »

Storm Son Tinh hits East Sea, brings heavy rain to northern and central VN

A tropical low-pressure system has gained strength and become a tropical storm as of Tuesday morning. The direction of storm Son Tinh.—Photo The storm is internationally named Son Tinh. It is the third tropical storm to hit the East Sea this year, said the National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting. The storm is quickly moving west at 35 km per ... Read More »

International warrant issued for VN female drug trafficker

The Ministry of Public Security on July 16 issued an international arrest warrant for Vu Hoang Oanh, born in 1957 in the northern city of Hai Phong, on the charge of illegal drug trafficking. Image of Vu Hoang Anh on Interpol’s website. Oanh, also known as Oanh “Ha”, allegedly led a transnational drug trafficking ring from Cambodia to Ho Chi ... Read More »

Another major drug production ring busted in HCM City

The Drug Crime Investigation Police Department (C47) under the Ministry of Public Security has busted a large-scaled drug production ring in Ho Chi Minh City led by Didonna Quoc Anh Phillip, a French citizen. Packs of heroine seized in the bust. Didonna Quoc Anh Phillip, born in 1992, and his accomplice Vu An, born in 1990, were caught red-handed last ... Read More »

Tropical depressions add to weather woes in north, central regions

Torrential rains and thunderstorms are forecast to blanket the capital city of Hanoi and northern mountainous provinces for the next few days. Torrential rains flooded a street in the central city of Ha Tinh on July 15. The National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting warned that provinces from Thanh Hoa to Thua Thien-Hue are also likely to experience bad weather until ... Read More »

Over 7kg of rhino horns seized at Tan Son Nhat airport

Customs officers at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, in cooperation with relevant forces, on July 15 arrested a Vietnamese man who had been on a flight from Angola and illegally transporting 12 rhino horns weighing over seven kilogrammes in total. Rhino horns seized at the airport  According to the customs sub-department at the Tan Son ... Read More »