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Ministry sounds warning against diseases in south

A child with hand-foot-mouth disease being treated at the HCM City Pediatrics Hospital

The Ministry of Health has called on authorities and hospitals in the south to strengthen preventive measures to control the spread of measles and hand-foot-mouth disease. The number of HFM infections has increased steadily in the region, with nearly 4,800 cases reported so far this year, or 77 percent of …

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Expert proposes expanding HCMC to neighboring province

Traffic congestion is an unresolvable issue in HCMC

Given the rapid population growth and tough challenges facing urban development in HCMC, a planning expert has suggested expanding the city to encroach on neighboring Long An Province. Speaking at a workshop on the urban management of HCMC today, October 11, Architect Tran Ngoc Chinh, president of the Vietnam Urban …

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$1.6bn expressway deteriorates after rains

Potholes on Danang-Quang Ngai Expressway

Many potholes have appeared on the Danang-Quang Ngai Expressway just a short time after being put into operation while investors claimed that the damage was caused by rain and not low construction quality. The project’s investor, Vietnam Expressway Corporation, confirmed the damage and said that they were filling the holes. …

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HCM City to spend $259 million on hospital projects

Thu Duc General Hospital

HCM City has received approval from Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to build three general hospitals in the city’s outlying districts worth VND5.7 trillion (USD259 million). The hospitals will be located in Cu Chi, Hoc Mon and Thu Duc districts. Among those, Thu Duc General Hospital will have the biggest …

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Around 11,000 Vietnamese women have breast cancer annually

Around 11,000 Vietnamese women have breast cancer annually

Around 11,000 Vietnamese women have breast cancer, one of the most popular cancer in the country, and over 4,500 of them die of the disease annually. Though Vietnam’s medicine has made much progress in treating breast cancer, key factor in cancer treatment is early detection. Medical experts said that early …

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Light motorbikes to remain dominant until 2030 and onwards

Light motorbikes and scooters will continue to be the key means of transport for Vietnamese people until 2030. Dreadful lack of management The research on the role of motorbikes in Vietnam at present and in the future conducted by Vu Anh Tuan from the Vietnamese-German Transportation Research Centre (Vietnamese-German University), …

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