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Hanoi bans Grab and Uber from 13 streets

Grab and Uber cars with less than nine seats have been prohibited from 13 streets in Hanoi City during certain hours of day as part of the city’s effort to reduce congestion in central business districts at rush hour.

According to The Thao Van Hoa newspaper, the Hanoi Department of Transport has posted signs prohibiting Grab and Uber cars from 13 streets from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The 13 affected streets include Hoang Hoa Tham, Mai Xuan Thuong, Giang Vo, Lang Ha, Le Van Luong, Truong Chinh, Kham Thien, Hang Bai, Phu Doan, Cau Giay, Xuan Thuy, Giai Phong, and the Chuong Duong Bridge on the direction toward the city center.

Vu Van Vien, director of the Hanoi Transport Department, said the ban is not permanent as it will be removed from streets where congestion is reduced.

Ammunition warehouse explodes in Gia Lai

An ammunition warehouse belonging to a military brigade in Dak Hoa District in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai exploded at around 10 p.m. on Wednesday, forcing local residents nearby to take flight.

According to news website Vietnamnet, the explosion caused no casualties or damages to houses and buildings since the warehouse is located far from residential areas.

Local authorities have cordoned off the danger zone. People living around the affected area are advised to contact competent authorities if they discover bullets.

Thanh Hoa searches for 15 missing fishermen

Rescue forces of Thanh Hoa Province are searching for 15 fishermen missing from five fishing boats that have sunk at sea since January 8 due to strong winds.

According to news website Dan Tri, there were 25 fishermen aboard the five boats in total. Ten of them have been rescued while 15 others are still missing.

The provincial authorities have sought support from Haiphong City and the national rescue forces.

Hundreds of workers go on strike in Ninh Binh

Hundreds of workers of Vienergy Co Ltd in Phuc Son Industrial Zone in Ninh Binh City walked off the job and gathered at the company’s gate on January 11 to demand bonus for New Year holiday, Thanh Nien newspaper reports.

Besides, the workers said they have to contact toxic chemicals. However, they have no transport and toxic allowances.

The provincial authorities have organized a dialogue between workers and company leaders to seek solutions.

Starting operating in 2016, Vienergy Co Ltd employs nearly 1,000 workers for its footwear production business.

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