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SOCIETY IN BRIEF 21/2

GAVI to provide Rubella vaccine to Viet Nam Around 23 million children aged between 9 months and 14 years will be provided with the Rubella vaccine for free under the Expanded Programme for Immunisation (EPI), supported by the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI).   Around 23 million children aged between 9 months and ... Read More »

Train derails, hundreds of passengers in chaos

VietNamNet Bridge – On the evening of Tuesday, February 19, many passengers on the train SE15 from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City were sleeping when they were suddenly awakened up by a strong sound, vibration and the train stopped.  The train is dislocated off the rails. Mr. Nguyen Duc Manh, head of the railway station of Nha Trang city, ... Read More »

State cars still flood festivals despite a ban

VietNamNet Bridge – On February 19, a lot of state cars of many northern provinces like Hanoi, Hai Phong, Hoa Binh and Bac Giang flocked to the Yen Tu Festival in Quang Ninh. Earlier, Hanoi stated to strictly punish officials who use pubic cars to go to new-year festivals. State bans use of public vehicles to attend festivals  Using public ... Read More »

Diagnosed as near death, old man suddenly revives

VietNamNet Bridge – Being diagnosed to be dying, the family prepared for the funeral, but the old man suddenly woke up. Mr. Mung and his son. This rare case happened in Khanh Hoa Province. The man who was resurrected from the brink of death is Mr. Nguyen Van Mung, 79, in Van Thanh Ward, Nha Trang City. According to Mung’s ... Read More »

Guard force awarded Ho Chi Minh Order

Addressing the award ceremony, which also aimed to celebrate the force’s 60 th founding anniversary, President Truong Tan Sang hailed the great achievements that the force has gained over the past time. He suggested the force continue doing its best to fulfill its duties in the context of increasingly complicated and unforeseeable developments in the regional and world situation. The ... Read More »

Nomadic life of beekeepers

VietNamNet Bridge – Going to the Central Highlands in the coffee flower season, to the central region to wait for the cajuput flower season, to the plain for longan and litchi flowers … beekeepers travel everywhere and they almost never have Tet holiday. On the days before Tet, along the bank of the Lam River that goes through the communes ... Read More »

The top knife and scissors makers of the North

VietNamNet Bridge – In the traditional knife and scissor making village of Da Sy, in Kien Hung ward, Ha Dong district, Hanoi, Mr. Hoang Van Dieu is honored as the top artisan. Scissors carved with his name are popular throughout the countries and exported to Laos and Cambodia. Mr. Hoang Van Dieu and his wife. Dieu often produces knives and ... Read More »

Kids pushed into the street to beg

VietNamNet Bridge – In the early days of the lunar year, visitors can see a lot of children standing in front of Buddhist temples to beg. Some of them are orphans and disadvantaged but there are many others who are abused by adults. They are just puppets in begging rings.   Thu Hoa Read More »

The unique markets in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – Markets in Vietnam are the places where goods and services are exchanged by money or goods. From ancient times, the market was sticking to people’s lives and a place to show the cultural life of the people. Bellow are the most special markets in Vietnam. The countryside market amid capital city   Only 30 km from the ... Read More »

Front comments on Constitution amendments

The Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee held a conference in Hanoi on February 19 to collect opinions from its staff and former officials on draft amendments to the 1992 Constitution. Participants at the conference agreed that over the past two decades, the 1992 Constitution has proved its historical significance. However, it should be amended to suit the country’s new ... Read More »