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Stormy weather likely to hit East Sea in August

The National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting predicts that one or more tropical low pressure systems with storm potential to hit the East Sea and affect the mainland in August. The northern and central regions are likely to see sweltering temperatures return with one or two heat waves in August, which are expected to be short-lived. The most substantial rainfall of ... Read More »

One dies, three injured in car-train crash

A woman has died and three people injured after their car crashed into a train on Wednesday morning in the Yên Tiến Commune, Ý Yên District, northern province of Nam Định. The car is damaged after crashing into a running train in Ý Yên District, Nam Định Province. — Photo Vietnamplus.vn The car reportedly crossed a level-crossing without proper attention ... Read More »

New projects give new look for Hanoi 10 years after expansion

10 years since its administrative boundary adjustment, new transport and housing projects have given Hanoi a facelift. In the last decade, Hanoi has undergone remarkable socio-economic changes. Nhat Tan, Hanoi’s first cabled-stay bridge The project has a total investment of more than VND13.6 trillion, most of which comes from the Japanese Government official development assistance (ODA). The 8-lane bridge is ... Read More »

Fake goods rampant in HCM City

VietNamNet Bridge – Fake and imitation goods are openly sold in many places in HCM City, with their sellers making huge profits. Market management officials in HCM City destroy fake helmets. — VNA/VNS Photo Manh Linh Shops on Pham Van Chieu Street in Go Vap District and on Truong Chinh Street in Tan Binh District, for instance, sell watches and ... Read More »

Dinh Ngoc He sentenced to 12 years in jail

The military court of Military Zone 7 on July 31 sentenced Dinh Ngoc He, alias “Ut troc”, to 12 years in prison in a case involving law violations at Thai Son Corporation under the Defence Ministry. At the court  The defendant, former Deputy Director General of the Thai Son Corporation, got a jail term of 10 years for abusing position ... Read More »

HCMC to impose longer ban on lightweight trucks in downtown area

Starting August 1, the HCMC government will increase the number of hours banning lightweight trucks from entering the downtown area to ease traffic congestion, according to a newly issued decision of the municipal government. Many trucks travel on a section of Dien Bien Phu Street in Binh Thanh District Lightweight trucks will not be allowed to enter the city’s central ... Read More »

Alcohol-related harm equivalent to 1.3-3.3% of GDP

The cost of the harm done to society by alcohol consumption in Vietnam is valued at 1.3-3.3% of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP), the World Health Organization (WHO) reported at a recent group meeting of the Ministry of Health in Hanoi. A WHO report revealed that wine and beer consumption by the Vietnamese is high. A Vietnamese person over ... Read More »

Ha Giang proposal on new office buildings rejected

VietNamNet Bridge – Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has rejected a proposal by northern Ha Giang Province People’s Committee on a new office building worth about VND700 billion (US$30 million). Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has rejected a proposal by northern Ha Giang Province People’s Committee on a new office building worth about VND700 billion (US$30 million).—  Photo ... Read More »