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Dầu Tiếng Reservoir sand mining suspended

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has asked the provinces of Tây Ninh, Bình Dương and Bình Phước to suspend sand mining operations at Dầu Tiếng Reservoir, following an order from the Government. The ministry told officials to adjust planning for construction sites and ...

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, ...

Beaches, eco-tourism spots packed with holiday revellers

Tourist spots, hotels and amusement venues, and buses and ferries across the country were packed with holiday makers during the four-day holiday that ended on May 2. The sunshine and hot weather in the south made it suitable for sea-related tourism and eco-tourism. Hotels in Vũng ...

An uphill battle with illegal sand exploiters on Sai Gon River

The riverbed is becoming wider, while houses on the two banks are about to fall into the river due to serious erosion. Illegal sand exploitation has spoiled the environment, caused landslides, changing the current, and threatening waterway transport. “In the past, Sai Gon River was full ...

Vietnamese workers warned of ‘robot threat’

Millions of textile & garment and footwear workers could be replaced with robots in the future. Robots are already being used at the 20-hectare Vinamilk actory in Binh Duong province. There are 19 robots and several workers. Everything runs on an automation process. Some robots carry ...

AIDS, drugs and prostitution policies suffer from ineffective implementation

Laws and policies relating to AIDS, drugs, and prostitution have been amended to help those affected to easily get benefits from government programmes, such as methadone and ARV therapy. But in reality, many people still face difficulties receiving the benefits because of ineffectiveness in policy ...

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 ...

Đà Nẵng tops competitive index

Đà Nẵng maintained its status as the most competitive locality in the country, topping the Provincial Competitiveness Index 2016 for the fourth consecutive year and seventh year at the top position since the rank was announced. The annual report, the 12th of is kind so ...

Imported meat becoming more popular

A report from the Department of Livestock Production showed that in the first seven months of 2015, Vietnam imported 210,000 cows from Australia, which was even higher than the total import volume of the year before. In 2014, Vietnam imported 181,000 Australian cows, or 2.7 ...

Food processing industry in Mekong Delta still not attracting investors

Though it is the country’s biggest granary and fishery area, exporting $30 billion worth of products each year, the Mekong Delta still cannot attract major investments. A report of the Ministry of Planning and Investment shows that Vietnam has attracted $290 billion worth of foreign direct ...

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