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WB project to provide better sanitation and transportation in central VN

About 1.1 million residents of central coastal cities are expected to benefit from a World Bank project to provide better sanitation services and better transport infrastructure in the region, according to the bank. The funding for the Vietnam Coastal Cities Sustainable Environment Project, worth $236 ...

3 titanium companies ordered to stop operations

The central province’s environmental department has ordered three titanium exploitation companies to suspend operations, which have continued for the last three years despite expired licences. The three companies – Mỹ Tài Co Ltd, Tấn Phát Co Ltd and Ban Mai Production & Commerce Co Ltd ...

Vietnam lacks risk management procedures in schools

The case of a female high school student who was severely burned after a chemistry lab experiment shows that schools lack sufficient risk management procedures.​ Several 12th graders at Phan Dinh Phung High School accidentally caused an explosion that injured three students. DA, a female student ...

Mekong Delta 2016: historic drought, saline intrusion destroys crops

Dried fields, cattle dying of thirst, expensive drinking water, sea water overflowing houses. In 2016, the lives of millions of people in Mekong Delta, Central Highlands and central region were upset because of drought and salinity intrusion. In the first months of 2016, when the north ...

PM urges urgent flood victim aid

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has instructed ministries and agencies to mobilise all forces and resources to ensure safety and food for residents in flood-hit areas and minimise losses of human lives and property. “Food and supplies must be brought at any cost to residential ...

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