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HCM City pushes for use of eco-friendly bags

Created 24 May 2017
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HCM City has urged the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to strengthen promotion of eco-friendly plastic bag usage, to limit the impact of nylon bags on the environment.

400 take part in boat passenger rescue drill on Saigon River

Created 19 May 2017
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(4 votes, average 2.50 out of 5)

The Ho Chi Minh City fire department, alongside multiple other agencies, participated in an emergency response drill simulating a fire and explosion aboard a passenger vessel on the Saigon River on Thursday.

 

Thugs attack family, obstruct home entrance with container in Ho Chi Minh City

Created 15 May 2017
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(3 votes, average 3.33 out of 5)

More than two dozen gang members stormed a house in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday, attacking three family members while blocking its entrance with a shipping container.

 

International legislators pledge action on climate change

Created 15 May 2017
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Parliaments should take stronger action to respond to climate change by maximising their roles as legislators and supervisors as well as enhancing international co-operation to ensure “no one is left behind”, said a Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) official.

 

Rice disease brings misery to Hà Tĩnh farmers

Created 12 May 2017
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(7 votes, average 2.57 out of 5)

Local farmers in the central province of Hà Tĩnh are facing a disastrous rice crop season with nearly 5,300 ha of crop attacked over the past two weeks by Pyricularia oryzae Cav – a bacteria that causes rice blast disease.

 

MARD inspects Mekong landslide aftermath

Created 11 May 2017
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(2 votes, average 3.00 out of 5)

The Ministry of Agricultre and Natural Resources is seeking solutions to prevent landslides in the Mekong Delta, after a landslide occurred on the Vàm Cỏ Lau Canal on Monday afternoon in An Giang Province, causing six houses to collapse and forcing two other households to relocate. 

 

Lightning strike kills 3 in Quảng Bình

Created 10 May 2017
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A lightning strike killed three people in the central province of Quảng Bình while they were working in an open cemetery on Wednesday afternoon.

 

Đắk Lắk military successfully defuse over 300kg bomb

Created 09 May 2017
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The military high command in the Central Highland province of Đắk Lắk on Sunday safely detonated a bomb weighing 334kg left behind from the war.

 

Fish die en masse in Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu

Created 08 May 2017
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Dozens of tonnes of cobia in various rivers of Tân Thành District and Vũng Tàu City, Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu Province, have been dying en masse for the past 10 days.

 

Indonesia arrests 580 Vietnamese fishermen

Created 07 May 2017
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(15 votes, average 2.93 out of 5)

Indonesian authorities have detained nearly 580 Vietnamese fishermen for illegally fishing in the country’s waters, according to the Vietnamese embassy in Jakarta.

 

US$35 million parallel road to promote development of Thủ Thiêm New Urban Area

Created 06 May 2017
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(8 votes, average 3.13 out of 5)

The ground breaking ceremony for the parallel road along with the HCM City – Long Thành – Dầu Giây Express was organised on April 29 in District 2, HCM City.

 

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