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HCM City to build 90,000 accommodations for workers

HCM City aims to build 20,000 social housing accommodations and 35,000 apartments for workers by 2020.

HCM City aims to build more than 90,000 accommodations for workers which would include 15 projects for low-cost apartments and social housing accommodations for workers on a total area of 47ha. By 2020, the city expects to complete nine projects that would include 20,000 social housing accommodations and 35,000 apartments …

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Landslides may hit northern mountainous region

Workers clear a road affected by landslides to avoid traffic congestion.

The National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting said on Wednesday that there was high risk of landslide in northern provinces including Thai Nguyen, Tuyen Quang and Hoa Binh. Heavy rains have hammered the northern and north central regions since Tuesday night. Some localities like Thai Nguyen’s Pho Yen District and Lang …

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Tightened control over alcohol adverts

The National Assembly has approved the proposal to ban advertising for alcohol products with volumes of more than 15%. It was announced during a meeting with the Standing Committee of the National Assembly discussing a draft law on September 17. Ministry of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien said alcoholic beverages …

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Unmuzzled dogs still found on Hanoi pedestrian streets

Unmuzzled dogs still often appear on pedestrian areas by Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi despite a local ban. Since October 2016, Hanoi authorities have banned dogs without muzzles from the pedestrian zone around Hoan Kiem Lake. The move followed complaints about a large number of dogs in the pedestrian streets. …

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Pedestrianised area to be expanded in HCM City

Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street

HCM City authorities are planning to expand the pedestrianised area to Ben Thanh Market and 23th September Park. HCM City Department of Planning and Architecture said nearly 60 hectares in the city’s centre would used as public parks, doubling the current park area. About 4.4 hectares will be turned into …

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Vietnamese agriculture, but not as you know it

Hoa’s pigs enjoy their natural habitat.

A herd of pigs runs up a high hill, in front of them, a vast farm spreads out, reaching the horizon. The image may be strange for most Vietnamese people, with the mindset that domestic livestock are usually kept in cages. Nguyen Thi Hoa’s farm in Trieu Thuong Commune, Quang …

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HCM City traffic app now available on Zalo

HCM City locals can easily update the latest traffic information via the mobile application Zalo.

HCM City locals can now easily view the latest update of traffic information via the mobile application Zalo, according to the director of the HCM City Department of Transport. Director Bui Xuan Cuong said the department had collaborated with technology firms to integrate the HCM City Traffic Portal with the …

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First Vietnamese pagoda recognised in Hungary

At the inauguration ceremony

Dai Bi pagoda was inaugurated in Simontornya city, Hungary on September 19, becoming the first Vietnamese pagoda recognised by the Hungarian government. The pagoda, built from the Vietnam-Hungary fund over the last three years, is expected to become a popular spiritual destination for Vietnamese nationals in Europe. Speaking at the …

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Deer farming lucrative in south

Lam Quang Long tends his deer in Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province’s Moc Xuyen District.

Breeding deer to harvest their antler velvet, the soft skin that grows on top, is enabling farmers in Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province’s Xuyen Moc District earn a steady income. Nguyen Tien Ky, who has three male and two female deer in his farm in Xuyen Moc’s Hoa Binh …

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Noi Bai, Tan Son Nhat face shut down risk

Tan Son Nhat Airport in HCM City

Two runways at Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi and Tan Son Nhat Airport in HCM City may be shut down due to serious deterioration. Deputy Minister of Transport Le Dinh Tho highlighted the issue in a report to the Ministry of Finance. According to Tho, runway 07L/25R at Tan Son …

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