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Central coastal fishermen leave the sea

VietNamNet Bridge – Hundreds of young men in the coastal villages around Da Nang City have given up off-shore fishing to work as taxi drivers, another sign that the traditional way of life in the central coast is changing fast, the Lao dong (Labour) newspaper reports. Nam O coastal village in Da Nang City is struggling for survival amid the ... Read More »

S Korea, Da Nang agree to develop urban railway system

The central city’s transport department and South Korea’s Seoul Metro corporation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in urban railway development and public traffic research at a ceremony yesterday. Representatives of Da Nang’s Transport Department and Seoul Metro Corporation of South Korea sign a Memorandum of Understanding on urban railway development and research in Da Nang yesterday.  The MoU will ... Read More »

Hanoi to use QR code to trace fruit origins

Hanoi plans to launch a pilot programme on using technology to trace the origins of agricultural products in an effort to ensure consumer health.  Hanoi will use quick response (QR) code plastering application to provide information about fruits at shops in the city starting this year. (Photo: vinachg.vn) According to the plan issued by the Hanoi People’s Committee, starting this ... Read More »

Government to impose fine for damaging trees

Individuals or organisations who are found to cause damage to trees will be fined up to VNĐ30 million (US$1,300) from January 15, says a new Government decree. Trees grow in Hanoi. The new regulation is expected to better protect trees.  Under Decree No 139/2017/NĐ-CP, the fine will range from VNĐ500,000 to VNĐ1 million for activities such as nailing trees, picking ... Read More »

Retiring age in Vietnam to rise in 2021

The retirement age in Viet Nam, currently 60 for men and 55 for women, may be gradually raised to 62 and 60, respectively, beginning in January 2021, the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) proposed. The retirement age in Viet Nam, currently 60 for men and 55 for women, may be gradually raised to 62 and 60, respectively, ... Read More »

Stroke-hit Philippine sailor saved

The Vietnam Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Centre for Zone 2 in the central coastal city of Da Nang has helped save the life of a Philippine sailor who had some health problems. The Vietnam Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Centre for Zone 2 in the central coastal city of Da Nang has helped save the life of a Philippine ... Read More »

Central VN enters peak time of preparing Tet flowers, fruits

People in the central region have prepared many types of flowers, fruits and ornamental plants for the Lunar New Year festival which will come in one month. A kumquat pot worth VND35 million (US$1,541) of Mr. Nguyen Viet Ninh in Hoi An city, Quang Nam province (Photo: SGGP) Some gardeners have planted bonsai and ornamental apricot trees in Hao Duc ... Read More »

HCMC says certain vehicles can use BRT lanes

HCMC will allow certain types of vehicle to travel on bus rapid transit (BRT) lanes at some hours and connect BRT routes with those of normal buses. People wait for buses at a station on Ham Nghi Boulevard in District 1, HCMC According to HCMC vice chairman Tran Vinh Tuyen, if there are exclusive lanes for BRT, that would be ... Read More »

Experts suggest red maples may be unsuitable for Hanoi

Several experts have raised their concerns over the plantation of red maple trees on Hanoi streets. Red maple trees grown on Tran Duy Hung Street At a conference on tree development in Hanoi on January 13, municipal Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung said that Hanoi wanted to grow one million trees by 2020, aiming to raise the number of trees to ... Read More »