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Prime Minister urges active bird flu prevention
Tuesday,  Mar 28,2017,21:24 (GMT+7)
HCMC - The Prime Minister, worried over the rapid spread of bird flu in neighboring China, on March 27 issued Order 427/CD-TTg urging relevant agencies to enhance supervision to prevent the H7N9 strain of the bird flu virus and other strains from spreading to Vietnam.
Police raid home of major owner of defunct TrustBank
Monday,  Mar 27,2017,20:51 (GMT+7)
HCMC - The economic crime police of the Ministry of Public Security last Friday conducted a raid at the residence and office of Hua Thi Phan, the high-profile owner of an 84.5% stake in now-defunct TrustBank, said local media.
Low readiness
Monday,  Mar 27,2017,20:50 (GMT+7)
The fire broke out at Kwong Lung – Meko garment factory in Tra Noc 1 Industrial Park in Can Tho City at around 9:13 a.m. last Thursday, and firefighters of the city arrived at the scene just two minutes later. However, it took as long as 25 hours to put out the inferno at the five-storey factory, when most had been destroyed, with property damage estimated at US$6 million.
Japan grants US$2 million for Vietnam
Thursday,  Mar 23,2017,22:14 (GMT+7)
HCMC - The Embassy of Japan in Vietnam has agreed to grant nearly US$2 million for 18 projects in Vietnam as part of the Japanese government’s a non-refundable aid program, VietnamPlus reports.
For some, the law is toothless
Monday,  Mar 20,2017,23:10 (GMT+7)
It is generally agreed that corruption is widespread, and comes in a vast array of forms despite the presence of various laws and under-laws to steer the fight against such crimes. It can be valuable gifts given to authorities to buy “insurance”; it can be kickbacks when a project is approved or one investor is favored over another; it can be the cost of a project being blown out of proportion so that the investor can claw back bigger funds from the State or society – including private projects like what has been found in build-operate-transfer (BOT) road projects.
Test results to be shared among 122 hospitals
Wednesday,  Mar 15,2017,22:08 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Up to 122 hospitals under the administration of the Ministry of Health as well as first-grade hospitals have been requested to make plans for sharing medical test results among them, said Luong Ngoc Khue, director of the Healthcare Department under the Ministry of Health.
Are we ready after Kong?
Monday,  Mar 13,2017,21:59 (GMT+7)
A phenomenon has been seen just days after the movie “Kong: Skull Island” was premiered last Friday. Hundreds of thousands of locals have rushed to cinemas and the number is expected to shoot up to millions in the next few days.
WISE network comes online
Friday,  Mar 10,2017,22:53 (GMT+7)
HCMC - The Women's Initiative for Self-Empowerment (WISE) was launched on March 8, International Women's Day, to support women entrepreneurs in Vietnam and the Mekong River region to fulfill their business ambitions.
No samples test positive for H7N9
Monday,  Mar 6,2017,23:43 (GMT+7)
HANOI, HCMC - No poultry, environment and human samples in Vietnam have tested positive for the H7N9 strain of the avian influenza, so central agencies have recommended consumers continue using poultry products of clear origin.
VN joins panel discussion on adverse impacts of climate change on children’ rights
Monday,  Mar 6,2017,23:22 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Deputy Foreign Minister Ha Kim Ngoc, head of the Vietnamese delegation, participated in a panel discussion on adverse impacts of climate change on children’s rights in Geneva, Switzerland on March 2 as a panelist, reports VietnamPlus.
Don’t let greed go unchecked
Monday,  Mar 6,2017,22:00 (GMT+7)
For years, many investors of road projects developed under the build-operate-transfer (BOT) format have abused the freedom of setting toll fees.
Military Hospital 175 to become healthcare complex
Thursday,  Mar 2,2017,21:27 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Military Hospital 175 on Tuesday opened a new 600-bed hospital inside its campus on Nguyen Kiem Street in HCMC’s Go Vap District as part of a 1500-bed healthcare complex project costing VND2.5 trillion funded by the Ministry of Defense, said Major General Nguyen Hong Son, director of Military Hospital 175.
City determined to tackle sidewalk encroachment
Thursday,  Mar 2,2017,21:21 (GMT+7)
HCMC, HANOI – The government of HCMC has asked district authorities to impose harsher sanctions on sidewalk encroachment so that the problem can be thoroughly addressed this year.
District 1 gets tough on illegal sidewalk use
Tuesday,  Feb 28,2017,20:51 (GMT+7)
HCMC - The authority of District 1 in HCMC has proposed issuing specific regulations revoking the business registration certificates of firms which illegally occupy sidewalks in a bold move to return sidewalks to pedestrians.
Kim murder suspect says she was taken advantage of
Monday,  Feb 27,2017,21:38 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Doan Thi Huong, a Vietnamese passport holder who is allegedly involved in the murder of Kim Jong Nam at an airport in Malaysia earlier this month, said she was being taken advantage of and thought she was taking part in a comedy video, according to local media.
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