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Buses are seen parked at a station in HCMC. Some enterprises and transport cooperatives in HCMC have decided to cut several ineffective bus routes due to heavy losses – PHOTO: ANH QUAN

Several bus route discontinued due to losses 

Some enterprises and transport cooperatives in HCMC have decided to discontinue several ineffective bus routes due to heavy losses. Bus companies have twice written to the HCMC government, HCMC’s People Council, and relevant departments and agencies reporting difficulties in bus operation.

Deputy PM urges expressway repair

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung, at a meeting discussing ways for dealing with the deterioration of the Danang-Quang Ngai expressway on October 16, asked the Ministry of Transport to coordinate with the Ministry of Construction, the State Appraisal Council for Construction Works and consulting firms to clarify the cause of the deterioration and repair the road in the shortest time possible, reported Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper.

Social security in ASEAN hard to be united

ASEAN countries should enhance the bilateral or multilateral cooperation in ensuring social security for migrant workers in the region. However, it is hard to develop a regional system of social and health insurance as each member country has a different insurance system, said Pham Do Nhat Tan, vice chairman of the Vietnam Association of Manpower Supply.

Vietnam continues to pilot e-visa program until 2021

The scheme to issue e-visas for foreigners on a pilot basis will last by two more years, concluding in 2021 instead of early 2019. The information comes from the 28th session of the National Assembly Standing Committee on October 16.

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