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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 ...

Deputy PM urges central localities to complete compensation to locals

Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hoà Bình has urged the four central coastal localities affected by last year’s environmental incident to complete compensation by June 30 this year. He made the request at the seventh meeting of the Steering Committee on stabilising the lives and production ...

PM orders transport sector to boost infrastructure

The national transport sector has been told to seek ways of developing infrastructure to catch up with the growing travel demand of Vietnamese people, despite a severe shortage of capital. The order was issued by Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc on March 16 when he chaired ...

Rail mishaps prompt call for action

Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình on Saturday ordered urgent measures to increase safety at railway crossings. His order came in the wake of a sharp spike in the number and scale of railway accidents during the Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday. Deputy PM Bình, ...

Expenses for frozen seafood tests covered by Formosa

All frozen-seafood testing expenses will be covered by part of the US$500-million compensation paid by Taiwanese Hưng Nghiệp Formosa Hà Tĩnh Steel Corporation. This was the latest order from Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình, who subsequently tasked the Ministry of Finance to make the ...

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