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Deep-sea fishing banned in Formosa spill area

Fishermen from the central provinces, which saw the Formosa spill, have been warned not to catch species living in the deepest levels of the ocean for 20 nautical miles offshore. Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình issued this advisory on Wednesday during a meeting with ...

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, ...

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 ...

Xamtay to Vietnam road construction expects delays

Construction of a new road connecting Xamtay district in Huaphan province to Thua Thien Hue province, Vietnam will not be finished according to plans, say officials of the project. Head of the District’s Public Works and Transport Office, Mr Soukaseum Sonesavat, telephone interviewed by Vientiane ...

Central power plants eye urgent repairs

Four power plants in the central provinces of Nghệ An, Quảng Trị and Thừa Thiên-Huế have been asked to undertake urgent repairs before the flooding season arrives. Tô Xuân Bảo, deputy director of the environmental and technical safety agency under the Ministry of Industry and ...

Sandy soil veggies lift farmers out of poverty

Growing vegetables on sandy fields is helping farmers out of poverty in a coastal commune in Thừa Thiên- Huế Province. Farmers in Điền Lộc Commune are reaping success from the new effort, something older generations have not been able to do. Lê Huy, a local ...

Marine quality checked

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has asked four central provinces to provide regular reports on marine environment quality. The provinces of Hà Tĩnh, Quảng Bình, Quảng Trị and Thừa Thiên Huế have been told that they should seriously implement the instruction to monitor ...

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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