Thanh Nien News

Hydropower dam tunnel collapses in central Vietnam flash floods, many missing

At least two workers and 14 local residents are missing after a hydropower water tunnel collapsed in Quang Nam Province on September 13. Huynh Khanh Toan, vice chairman of the province People’s Committee, said flash floods triggered by Typhoon Rai caused the water tunnel at the ...

Flights delayed in HCMC as depression forms off central Vietnam

Many flights were delayed at Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat Airport on September 11 by heavy rain triggered by a tropical depression off the central coast that could intensify in the next few days. A Vietjet Air spokesperson said four flights were diverted to Cam ...

Formosa pays $500 mil compensation for marine disaster in central Vietnam

Taiwanese company Formosa Plastics, which caused deadly marine pollution in the central region by discharging untreated effluents, has paid up the US$500 million compensation it promised to, officials said. The environment ministry said on August 31 Formosa had transferred the second half of the promised amount a ...

Vietnam central coast safe for swimming, aquaculture after disaster: study

The results of a study released on August 22 show that Vietnam’s central coast is again safe for swimming and aquaculture, four months after toxic effluents discharged by Taiwan-owned Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Corp caused mass fish deaths. Prof Mai Trong Nhuan of the Hanoi National University, ...

Five dead, two missing as heavy rains cause flash floods in Vietnam northern mountains

Downpours in Vietnam’s northern mountains last week caused flash floods that killed at least five people, including two children, and left two others missing. The National Steering Committee for Search and Rescue said heavy rains between August 10 and 14 have taken a heavy toll, news ...

Vietnam cancels water pipe deal with China supplier over quality concern

State-owned construction firm Vinaconex has backed out of a deal to use pipes from a Chinese company to fix an unreliable water supply system in Hanoi amid concerns over the quality of the replacement. Viwasupco, the water utility subsidiary of Vinaconex, said in a new statement ...

Vietnam doctors train Cambodians in hematopoietic stem cell transplant

The Ho Chi Minh City Blood Transfusion Hematology Hospital has begun a training course in hematopoietic stem cell transplant for Cambodia’s Calmette Hospital. Dr Sok Sothea of Calmette said a team of three doctors, two nurses and a technician would attend the five-month course that has ...

Vietnam's FPT to invest in Myanmar financial switching system

FPT Corporation has been selected by Myanmar Payment Union as the prime investor to implement a national financial switching system, the company said on 1 August. The entire financial switching system will be funded and implemented by FPT in a year. Currently, over 95 percent of transactions ...

Thailand's central declares $89.6 mln tax on Big C Vietnam deal: report

Thai retail giant Central Group has declared around US$89.6 million in tax on its acquisition of Vietnam’s biggest foreign-owned supermarket chain Big C, local media reported. Big C Vietnam, which declared the tax on behalf of its new owner, has paid $17.03 million of the amount, ...

Vietnam launches national day against trafficking in persons

Vietnam held a ceremony was held in the northern border province of Lao Cai on July 30, aiming to raise public awareness of the importance of human trafficking prevention and control. Speaking at the event, President of the Vietnamese Women’s Union Nguyen Thi Thu Ha said ...

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