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Hanoi considers raising increased road rental fees


Hanoi authorities have considered tripling pavement rental fees in order to restrict private vehicles and reduce pavement violations.  Many pavements and roadbeds in Hanoi used as parking lots The move is aimed to contribute to raising the city’s budget revenues and also encourage the construction of smart parking lots. Under the proposal of the Hanoi People’s Committee, the pavement and ... Read More »

Pharma drugs in the spotlight again


The Ministry of Public Security has announced that it is widening investigation into different problems related to a batch of cancer drugs called H-Capita (500mg). VN Pharma former chairman and general director is Nguyen Minh Hung at the court.— Photo The ministry also announced on Wednesday that it is examining the responsibility of the Drug Administration of Việt Nam ... Read More »

HCM City hospital performs 1st ever blood stem cell transplant from unrelated donor

The HCM City Blood Transfusion Haematology Hospital on Thursday successfully performed the country’s first ever peripheral blood stem cell transplant from an unrelated donor. The HCM City Blood Transfusion Haematology Hospital announces to the media that it recently performed the country’s first peripheral blood stem cell transplant using stem cells from an unrelated donor. — Source Dr Phù Chí ... Read More »

Vietnamese researchers win prestigious 2017 Newton Prize


Two Vietnamese researchers on November 16 were awarded the 2017 Newton Prize Vietnam for their project “Building a Foundation for Sustainable Development: Networked Societies for the Cities of Tomorrow” that addresses communicating during disasters. Vietnamese researchers are awarded the 2017 Newton Prize Dr. Trung Duong from the School of Electronics at Queen’s University Belfast, the UK and Dr Vo Nguyen-Son ... Read More »

UK and Canada lead global alliance against coal


The UK and Canada have launched a global alliance of 20 countries committed to phasing out coal for energy production. From L-R: Catherine McKenna, Canada’s environment minister; Michael Liebreich, founder of Bloomberg New Energy Finance; Claire Perry, UK climate change and industry minister — Photo: BEIS Members including France, Finland and Mexico, say they will end the use of coal ... Read More »

MoH proposes reducing food safety red tape


VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Health has proposed to the Government to reduce or simplify the number of administrative procedures in food safety management. The Ministry of Health has proposed to the Government to reduce or simplify the number of administrative procedures in food safety management.— Photo VGP Deputy Director of the health ministry’s Viet Nam Food Administration Tran ... Read More »

Jobseekers should actively acquire new skills, knowledge


Jobseekers should have the ability to learn and the willingness to acquire new skills to stay competitive on the job market, as technologies will usher in drastic changes and pose huge challenges to them, heard a workshop in Hanoi City on November 14. Organizers of France-Vietnam Job Bazaar speak to reporters on the event earlier this year in this file ... Read More »

Vietnam wins first in Bike Mechanic Contest 2017


Three Vietnamese representatives Nguyen Hoang Huan, Lam Chi Hung, and Dang Quoc Thai- have won first prize in Asia Pacific finals of the Castrol Bike Mechanic Contest 2017 in Pattaya, Thailand. The second and third prizes went to Thai, and Indonesian teams, respectively. The Castrol Bike Mechanic Contest 2017 is a special event for two-wheeler mechanics, held across six countries, ... Read More »

Vietnamese embassy works to ensure justice for sailors in Indonesia


The Vietnamese Embassy in Indonesia on November 15 sent a consular official to the court of Ranai in Indonesia’s Natuna islands, a day before a hearing for five Vietnamese captains who were arrested by Indonesian authorities at sea, to discuss the case with Indonesian prosecutors and lawyers. Meeting the captains of the vessels and their lawyers, Nguyen Thanh Giang, who ... Read More »