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Dykes and dams break as flash floods hit Ha Tinh

A 50-meter-long section of Co Chau dam in Gia Hanh Ward, Can Loc District, Ha Tinh Province broke on Monday due to heavy rain triggered by a tropical low, said Phan Van Son, chairman of Gia Hanh Ward.

According to VnExpress news site, heavy rain in recent days has led water levels in the dam, which has a holding capacity of five million cubic meters of water, to exceed the maximum level and caused the dam to breach.

Some other dams and dykes have also broken, resulting in flash floods which had in turn left at least five people dead and left two others missing by afternoon on October 10.

Vietnam Air to move to Terminal T4 at Changi airport

Vietnam Airlines will move its operations to Terminal T4 at Singapore’s Changi International Airport from November 7, 2017. It will operate 10 check-in counters numbered from 1 to 10, and open four more counters, from 11 to 14, if demand for passenger services runs high.

The national flag carrier will use automated check-in and boarding technology to speed up processing and increase passenger satisfaction.

Covering more than 225,000 square meters, Terminal T4 which can handle 16 million passengers a year is scheduled for inauguration on October 31, 2017.

Information security breaches must be reported within five days

Government agencies and enterprises will have to report information security breaches to relevant agencies within five days after they are solved, according to Circular 20/2017/TT-BTTTT issued by the Ministry of Information and Communications.

However, the circular excludes serious incidents mentioned in Decision 05/2017/QDTTg issued by the Prime Minister on March 16, 2017 and those handled  by the Ministries of National Defense and Public Security.
The circular will take effect on November 1, 2017.

HCMC to build second science park

HCMC has approved a plan, scale 1/2000, for the city’s second science and technology park after Quang Trung Software City, Kinh Te Do Thi newspaper reports.

The park will cover 200 hectares in Long Phuoc Ward, District 9 and cost around VND4.26 trillion (US$188 million).

The park is expected to become the center for research and application of advanced technologies, fabrication of high-quality products, high-tech human resource development. It will also be home to startups.

IP developer fined for illegal wastewater discharge

Binh Duong Province on Monday fined Viet Huong Investment Development JSC, the investor of Viet Huong 2 Industrial Park in Ben Cat Town, VND1.96 billion (more than US$86,000) for illegally discharging wastewater into the Saigon River, Tuoi Tre Online newspaper reports.

Inspectors discovered the park’s wastewater treatment system discharging nearly 4,400 cubic meters of wastewater into the Saigon River a day without prior permission.

Viet Huong 2 Industrial Park covers 250 hectares in the upstream of the Saigon River. Therefore, the wastewater discharge may affect local communities along the riverbanks and Binh Duong Province and HCMC.

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