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Man sets himself on fire in suicide attempt: police

VietNamNet Bridge – A man on Tuesday set himself on fire at the gate of the Central Citizen Reception Centre in Hanoi, according to the police. Hanoi police deputy director Colonel Nguyen Thanh Tung (standing) reports the suicide attempt of a man who set himself on fire in front of the building of the Central Citizen Reception Centre on Tuesday. ... Read More »

Heat wave in northern, central regions to end on July 6

The severe heat wave that has scorched the northern and central region since last weekend is predicted to end on June 6, but until then the localities will continue suffering from high temperature of 38-40 degree Celsius, the National Centre for Hydrometeorological Forecasting (NCHMF) said on July 4. Temperature will stay above 35 degree Celsius from 10am to 18 pm ... Read More »

Hot weather increases sickness among children

More people, particularly children, have been hospitalised due to the scorching heat which is ravaging the country’s northern and central regions. The National Paediatrics Hospital receives up to roughly 3,000 children for medical check-ups per day these days Temperatures in the northern region and many localities in the central region have reached nearly 40 degrees Celsius over the past few ... Read More »

British caver living in Vietnam to help with Thai rescue efforts

Howard Limbert, a British caver who has spent the last 30 years of his life in central Quang Binh province and studying the caves in Vietnam, and Nguyen Chau A, Director of Oxalis Company, are heading to Thailand’s Chiang Rai province on July 4 to offer their assistance to a group of young boys that have been trapped in a ... Read More »

Little “Angel” donates cornea

VietNamNet Bridge – A 12-year-old girl in Hanoi has decided to donate her cornea to people who could use it before taking her last breath on Monday. A doctor conducts the surgery to take Nhi’s cornea. — Photo courtesy of the Viet Nam National Co-ordinating Centre for Human Organ Transplantation Nguyen Van Nhi became the third youngest person to make ... Read More »

Binh Dinh residents protest against solar project

Locals in Chau Truc Village, Binh Dinh Province have opposed against a solar plant project as they claim the area they often fish in will be used by the project.     People gather to protest against the solar project on June 28 Dang Thanh Nha, chairman of My Chau Commune People’s Committee, said many people have gathered near Tra ... Read More »

Soldiers’ remains discovered in durian garden

Nine sets of remains of soldiers who died in the American War have been found in a durian garden in Dong Nai Province.      Nine sets of remains of soldiers who died in the American War were found in a garden in Dong Nai Province Vu Quoc Tu in Hamlet 2, Tan Phu District, was digging the ground in ... Read More »

Illegal foreign currency transport detected at Tan Son Nhat Airport

Customs officers at Tan Son Nhat International Airport have discovered foreign currency being illegally brought out of the country. Many cases of illegally-transported foreign currencies found at Tan Son Nhat International Airport The money found on July 2 belonged to a 38-year-old Australian Vietnamese woman who took a flight of Vietnam Airlines to Kaohsiung, Taiwan. She was caught with AUD18,000 ... Read More »

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JICA helps improve water drainage system Installing water drainage system in district 11 The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will give non-refundable aid to improve the existing water drainage system of Ho Chi Minh City, announced the City People’s Committee office on June 30. Accordingly, JICA will provide US$17.5 million to upgrade the 2.7km-long degrade water drainage system in the ... Read More »

HCMC launches 18 high-standard bus lines

The HCMC Public Traffic Management Center has announced 18 additional high-standard bus lines from July 1, taking the total number of such quality bus lines to 21. This is an effort to attract more people to use public transportation, reported Thanh Nien newspaper. Passengers get on a bus in HCMC  Besides the three current bus lines, including Bus 03, 33 ... Read More »