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Vu Lan festival – a Vietnamese cultural beauty

Vu Lan festival is in full swing in Vietnam. In all pagodas and worship places around the country, Buddhist followers gather to hear talks about parental love and to pray for their parents. browser not support iframe. Vu Lan festival takes place on the 15th day of the 7th lunar month. The Buddhist festival has been popular in Vietnam for ... Read More »

National pharmacy network officially launched

A national portal of pharmacies throughout Vietnam was officially launched on August 24, in a bid to inhibit the sale of low quality drugs on the market and keep prices in check. Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam (middle, second from left) and Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien (third from left) inspect a retail drug store in Hung ... Read More »

The heroes who risk their lives to rescue the suicidal

VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City rescue officers have often found themselves trying to save people from suicide attempts. Rescue officers in HCM City try to rescue a local man from a suicide attempt on a high voltage pole on Kinh Duong Vuong Street in Binh Tan District in January. — VNA/VNS Photo Working under the Fire Prevention, Fighting and Rescue ... Read More »

Hanoi should show it cares for children – the country’s next generation

VietNamNet Bridge – Like many other children living in Hanoi, Nguyen Ha Phuong, 11 years old, is often taken by her mother to the Children’s Palace in Ly Thai To Street to attend a dance class. Hanoi Children’s Palace – Source: DantriNews Her class starts at 5pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays. But it seems that the lesson this Wednesday is ... Read More »

HCM City to issue communication materials on sexual harassment

Ho Chi Minh City will issue a set of communication materials on gender equality and prevention of sexual harassment in public places, aiming to help build a safer city. Le Thi Lan Phuong, a programme officer at UN Women Vietnam, speaks at the workshop The municipal Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs said the publications will include radio broadcasts, ... Read More »

Illegal organ trade ring busted in Hanoi

VietNamNet Bridge – Ha Noi’s Police Department of Criminal Investigation of Social Order has issued a decision to prosecute a criminal case regarding illegal organ trading. Two members of the illegal organ trade ring in Hanoi. – Photo Police have detained Truong Minh Ngoc, 32, from Phu Tho Province and Tran Tuan Anh, 23, from Hanoi. According to police, ... Read More »

Mekong Delta faces serious shortage of medical personnel

Statistics showed that the Mekong Delta has 7.85 doctors and 1.39 pharmacists per 10,000 residents, reflecting a serious shortage in the region. The situation is even worse in some special medical fields. For example, all the 13 Mekong Delta provinces and cities have their own forensic science centres, but there are only four forensic doctors in the entire region. There ... Read More »

Urgent house rebuilding support for flood victims

VietNamNet Bridge – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chaired a meeting on Thursday on housing assistance for people affected by flash floods and landslides nationwide, stressing that helping the victims to rebuild their homes is an urgent task.  Soldiers help flood victims in Ia Dal Commune, Ia H’Drai District in the Central Highlands Province of Kon Tum rebuild houses after ... Read More »

Nearly 900 karaokes in Hanoi suspended for fire safety violations

Up to 892 karaoke bars in Hanoi have been temporarily suspended due to failing fire safety regulations. In November 2016, 13 people were killed after a fire broke out at a karaoke venue in Hanoi’s Cau Giay District According to the Hanoi’s Fire Prevention and Control Police Board, among those, Dong Anh District topped the list with 121 violators, followed ... Read More »

Ethnic minorities lose land to hydropower plants

Thousands of households in Gia Lai and Kon Tum provinces in the Central Highlands have left behind cultivated lands for various hydropower projects yet the compensation work still leaves much to be desired.     Many households relocated for hydropower plants in the Central Highlands People in the Central Highlands are willing to leave behind their lands for projects and ... Read More »