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Farmers to bear cost of some irrigation projects

The private sector, farmers and manufacturers will have to contribute their share to upgrading, repairing and building new irrigation systems for their use, according to a draft Law on Irrigation discussed on June 8 by the National Assembly. The Government will give priority to building reservoirs ...

Localities strengthen prevention of dengue fever, Zika virus

Localities are intensifying measures to prevent dengue fever and Zika virus. According to the Ministry of Health, the dengue infections dropped by 20 percent in the first months of 2017. However, at present, the disease is increasing in some cities and provinces such as Da Nang, ...

Biofuel plan may fail as ethanol plants face production problems

The plan to make a switch from the popular RON A92 petrol to biofuel E5 by January 1, 2018 may fail as ethanol plants have become bogged down in difficulties. Deadlines for replacing A92 petrol with E5 biofuel have been set up, but all of them ...

HCM City seeks approval for solid-waste treatment plan

The People’s Committee of HCM City has submitted a solid-waste treatment plan to 2025 to the Ministry of Construction, which will seek approval from the central Government. The plan calls for re-use and recycling of waste by using advanced waste treatment technologies instead of the ...

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