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Hanoi to build waste-to-energy plant

Partners from Vietnam and South Korea on Monday signed an agreement to build a waste-to-energy plant that is capable of generating electricity from waste collected from Nam Son waste treatment complex in Hanoi’s Soc Son District, Nhan Dan newspaper reports.

The parties involved are Hanoi Urban Environment Company (URENCO), T&T Group and three Korean companies active in waste treatment and management, comprising Sudokwon Landfill Management Corporation, Korea Engineering Consultants Corporation and Samyoung Plant Co. Ltd.

URENCO general director Le Anh Tuan said the project requires a total investment of over US$13 million and is expected to get finished after 15 months of construction.

Once completed, the plant will generate 5MW of electricity annually in 15 years.

Free cancer screening for 15,000 people

Free cancer screening services have been launched at 18 hospitals and clinics in eight provinces and cities in the country to facilitate early cancer detections, Thanh Nien newspaper reports.

The program, which takes place from September 9 to October 18, is jointly organized by the Supportive Fund for Cancer Patients - Bright Future, K Hospital, Thien Tam Fund and Vingroup’s Vinmec hospital system and local hospitals.

It is estimated that about 15,000 people in eight provinces and cities, including Hanoi and HCMC, will receive free screening of the three most common cancers in Vietnam: breast, cervical and colorectal cancer.
Notably, detected cancer cases will be offered 70-100% discounts on cancer treatment service at Vinmec hospitals nationwide.

Vietnam hosts computer emergency response drill

The Vietnam Computer Emergency Response Team (VNCERT) organized the 2017 ASEAN Computer Emergency Response Team Incident Drill (ACID 2017) in Hanoi on Monday, Vietnam Television’s news website reports.

Themed “The Dangers of Insufficient Authentication and Poor Access”, ACID 2017 featured 15 computer emergency response teams from Southeast Asian countries plus Australia, China, India, Japan and South Korea.

During the drill, the teams participated in reporting, handling, investigating, analyzing, and overcoming specific incidents.

Large cracks found on Mong Bridge

Large cracks have been found on the century-old Mong Bridge connecting districts 1 and 4 in HCMC, according to Tuoi Tre newspaper.

As of September 10, numerous cracks measuring 2-6 centimeters in width and up to 3 meters in length had appeared along the bridge’s access steps, abutments and concrete surface.

Nguyen Vinh Ninh, director of the Urban Traffic Management Zone 1 under the HCMC Department of Transport, said an inspection and maintenance measures will be timely carried out.

Mong Bridge was built by a French company in 1893.

Three dies in bridge collapse in Tuyen Quang

Three workers were found dead after an under-construction bridge collapsed at the construction site of ICT Chiem Hoa hydroelectric power plant in Tuyen Quang Province on Sunday, Tuoi Tre newspaper reports.

According to Nguyen Hong Ha, vice head of Chiem Hoa District, the workers were buried by the debris and the district had to send a team of over 100 rescuers to search and recover the bodies of the dead. Besides, six other workers were slightly injured.

The district has given each family of the dead VND5 million (US$220). The incident is under investigation.

Vietnam HR Summit to take place in HCMC

The Vietnam Human Resources Club will organize the Vietnam Human Resources Summit 2017 themed “Shaping Our Future” at the White Palace convention center in Phu Nhuan District, HCMC tomorrow.

HR professionals, business leaders, authors and inspirational speakers will present future HR trends, market and technology movements and their impacts on HR management, and share experiences in developing human capital, raising productivity and improving business efficiency.

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