HCMC to launch economic census next month
Tuesday,  Feb 21,2017,21:33 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The HCMC government will carry out a general economic survey of economic institutions and administrative units citywide starting from mid-March.
Pirates kill one Vietnam sailor, hold six others hostage
Tuesday,  Feb 21,2017,21:19 (GMT+7)
HCMC - During their attack onto the Vietnamese-flagged ship Giang Hai in the Philippine waters on Sunday, pirates gunned down sailor Vu Duc Hanh and abducted six crew members, according to local media.
Vietnam short on food safety control budget
Tuesday,  Feb 21,2017,21:18 (GMT+7)
HCMC – A limited budget has rendered food safety control activities ineffective, said Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien in a report on execution of food safety policies and regulations in 2011-2016.
Hospitals can share medical test results before July 1
Thursday,  Feb 16,2017,21:13 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has asked the Ministry of Health and the Vietnam Medical Association to develop a roadmap to share medical test results among first-grade hospitals and mutually recognize such results before July 1, 2017, the Government Office said.
District 1 proposes reviewing barriers on sidewalks
Thursday,  Feb 16,2017,21:12 (GMT+7)
HCMC - The People’s Committee of District 1 has written to the Department of Transport of HCMC proposing reviewing the barriers it has installed to bar motorbikes from riding on the sidewalks of some streets in the central district.
All citizens to have medical records books
Monday,  Feb 13,2017,23:16 (GMT+7)
HANOI – The Ministry of Health and Vietnam Social Insurance (VSI) will issue medical records books for all Vietnamese citizens this year following a pilot scheme in certain areas in the northern provinces of Phu Tho and Bac Ninh.
Beyond reach
Monday,  Feb 13,2017,20:41 (GMT+7)
Housing for low-income people has long been a tough question for HCMC, and this problem is tabled for discussion once again when the city’s top leader, upon inspecting condos costing roughly VND100 million each in the neighboring province of Binh Duong this past week, pondered whether such affordability can be realized in the city.
Second tranche of compensation cash disbursed for fish death-hit fishermen
Thursday,  Feb 9,2017,20:57 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Ministry of Finance last month transferred VND1.68 trillion to four central coast provinces to pay compensation for fishermen affected by last April’s fish kill triggered by harmful industrial wastewater from the Formosa Ha Tinh steel complex.
Target one at a time
Monday,  Feb 6,2017,23:44 (GMT+7)
Environmental issues resurface strikingly after the Lunar New Year, or Tet, when tourism destinations around the country are awash with garbage. Beaches are littered with boxes and bags, and wrapping material. The hilly resort city of Dalat is said to be turned into a huge dumpsite as tens of thousands of tourists have flocked there during the long holiday. The environment in major cities has also been affected, especially at festival venues. Authorities have felt helpless.
VN to block harmful news
Thursday,  Jan 19,2017,23:36 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Vietnam has the right to request a removal of and directly prevent news seen harmful to the nation and fake news as per Circular 38 on cross-border dissemination of information, said an official of the Ministry of Information and Communications.
Two deputy interior ministers disciplined
Thursday,  Jan 19,2017,22:46 (GMT+7)
HCMC - The Prime Minister has signed decisions disciplining two deputy interior ministers Nguyen Duy Thang and Tran Thi Ha.
A weird way to fuel budget
Monday,  Jan 16,2017,22:37 (GMT+7)
There seems to be a good reason when the Ministry of Finance last week put forth a draft law on environmental protection with an intention to impose a tax as high as VND8,000 per liter of petrol consumed, compared to the current ceiling of VND4,000 per liter. The excuse may be perceived that the environment has been worsening alongside economic growth, so there must be higher revenue to finance curative measures for the sake of sustainable development.
Monday,  Jan 16,2017,20:44 (GMT+7)
Health ministry wants two-child policy relaxed
Friday,  Jan 13,2017,20:39 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Concerned about the high possibility of population ageing in near future, the Ministry of Health has proposed relaxing the two-child policy in the draft population law.
Health Ministry: Blood donation is voluntary
Thursday,  Jan 12,2017,20:59 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Ministry of Health said it would opt for plan two in a draft law on blood and stem cells, meaning blood donation is voluntary and that spending on blood donation campaigns will be increased. 
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