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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 ...

Workers to get better services: PM

The Government has created the best conditions to help labourers enjoy favourable housing, health care, insurance, legal assistance and living standards in industrial zones and export processing zones.​ Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc made the statement during a dialogue with labourers in the central region ...

Landslides threaten coastal provinces

Landslides have been eroding coastal areas and tourism sites, seriously affecting the lives of thousands of people. Travelers at Cua Dai Beach in Hoi An in Quang Nam province last year could not swim in the sea because of warnings about landslides. Similar warnings have appeared ...

Quảng Nam probes 50,000cu.m of missing sand

Project investors, contractors and sub-contractors of a dredging project in the Cửa Đại Estuary are suspected of  “serious violations” with a large volume of sand gone “missing.” Quảng Nam’s Public Security and Transport departments are collaborating with Hội An City and relevant agencies in investigating ...

Illegal logging in Quảng Nam

Local administration and provincial agencies are investigating illegal logging in the Bắc Trà My District’s protective forest. Trần Anh Tuấn, Chairman of the district’s People’s Committee, confirmed the ongoing investigation to the Việt Nam News on March 15, saying that the illegal forest destruction has occurred in Trà ...

Quảng Nam struggles to hire doctors

The central province of Quảng Nam is struggling to recruit doctors for public hospitals and clinics because of low pay and tough working conditions. At the General Hospital in the tourist hotspot of Hội An City, there are not enough doctors to serve local patients, ...

The mysterious ancient cinnamon forest on Ngoc Linh mountain

There is a cinnamon forest, hundreds of years old, on the Mount of Ngoc Linh. One has to pass through tens of hills, muddy roads and climb many rocks for hours to reach the mysterious forest, located in Tra Van commune of Nam Tra My ...

Australia aids community infrastructure projects

The Australian Consulate General in HCM City on February 22 awarded Direct Aid Programme grants worth more than around US$144,500 to 11 projects for the 2016-17 period. The projects, based in the central and southern regions, span a range of sectors from community healthcare to small-scale ...

Multi-million dollar project could spoil historic Hoi An town

The implementation of a series of projects on the beach dunes near Hoi An will create challenges for Hoi An in its path for sustainable development. In March 2008, after getting the nod from the Quang Nam provincial People’s Committee, Gami Hoi An JSC started ...

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