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HCM City entrance gateways overloaded, traffic jam regularly occurs

HCMC entrance gateways have been overloaded and traffic jam has regularly occurred partly because infrastructure has failed to catch up with population increase and fast urbanization speed. Many buildings have been built in Nguyen Huu Tho street, Nha Be district, HCMC (Photo: SGGP) Hanoi Highway is the important entrance gateway in the east of the city. After many times of ... Read More »

Vietnamese worker died in Algeria brought home

The body of Nguyen Xuan Dinh, who died in an accident in a construction site in Algeria, was brought home on January 15 at the request of his family. The position of Oran province (Source: Google maps) Dinh, who was born on May 10, 1973 in the central province of Ha Tinh, fell from the tenth floor of a building ... Read More »

Social insurance debts amount to VND5.7 trillion

Companies across the country still owe about VND5.7 trillion (US$250.9 million) in social insurance premiums, accounting for 3.3% of all receivables, Tien Phong newspaper quoted the Vietnam General Confederation of Labor (VGCL) as saying. At a conference on the sector’s performance last year and plan for this year, VGCL vice president Tran Thanh Hai said unpaid wages for workers totaled ... Read More »

Vietnamese sailors on Malaysian sunk ship rescued

Two Vietnamese sailors rescued from a sunk Malaysian fishing vessels were brought back to Vietnam on January 15 by a ship of Zone 3 Search and Rescue Centre on January 15.  Two Vietnamese sailors on Malaysian sunk ship are brought to Vung Tau The two are Huynh A Met, born in 1985, in the southernmost province of Ca Mau, and ... Read More »

Experts call for arrest of drunk drivers

VietNamNet Bridge – Drunk drivers whose alcohol content exceeds 100mg for every 100ml of blood, or 0.5mg for every litre of breath, should be pressed with criminal charges instead of fines, experts suggested. An police officer examines alcohol level in breath of a driver. — VNA/VNS Photo Viet Hung According to Government’s Decree on fines for traffic violations issued last ... Read More »

Concern over car ban on Hanoi streets

VietNamNet Bridge – Many road users have raised their voices about a Hanoi ban prohibiting the use of taxis – including Grab and Uber – from using 13 inner-city streets. They claim it will do nothing to reduce the city’s traffic congestion. A “No taxi” sign is installed on a street in Hanoi. — VNS Photo  The Department of Transport ... Read More »

HCM City speeds relocation of erosion-threatened households

VietNamNet Bridge – The HCM City People’s Committee has urged district authorities and government agencies to inspect households in erosion-prone areas and speed up relocation of families to safe areas. Soldiers in HCM City’s Nha Be District dismantle a house attacked by erosion along Muong Chuoi River in Nhon Duc Commune. — VNA/VNS Photo The city has 40 erosion-prone areas ... Read More »

Huge leap in workers sent overseas

Vietnam sent more than 134,700 workers abroad last year, according to data from the Department of Overseas Labour (DOLAB) under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs. This included 53,340 female workers, or 39.6 per cent. Vietnamese workers set out to work in South Korea. — Photo Vietnamplus.vn The figure exceeds the annual plan set for 2017 by 28.3 ... Read More »