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Vietnam joins ASEP efforts in climate change response

Vice Chairman of the Vietnam National Assembly Phung Quoc Hien (first, left) at the plenary session of the 10th ASEP Meeting.

Vietnam has proposed initiatives to enhance the role of the Asia-Europe Parliamentary Partnership (ASEP) and the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in coping with climate change. Addressing the plenary session of the 10th ASEP Meeting in Brussels, Belgium, on September 27, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam National Assembly Phung Quoc Hien said …

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Hanoi to host events at Temple of Literature

The Mid-Autumn Festival was held at Van Lake

Hanoi authorities have started to hold cultural activities at the Van Lake in the Temple of Literature which was closed off for years. Van Lake is a prominent part of the Temple of Literature in Hanoi but for many years, events are rarely held at this location, except during the …

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Documentary on transgender to be screened in VN

A scene from the documentary Finding Phong.

A documentary featuring the tough journey of a transgender person trying to find an identity by two independent film makers is set to be screened in Vietnam. Titled Đi Tìm Phong (Finding Phong), the documentary was made by Vietnamese-French couple Tran Phuong Thao and Swann Dubus in 2015, and has …

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HCM City shophouses warned on fire threat

Firefighters extinguish a fire at an industrial park HCM City.

The HCM City fire brigade has called on people running shops at home to take proper preventive measures against fire. The warning came after a fire broke out in the kitchen of a fast-food restaurant on Bui Vien Street in District 1, frightening not only staff but also guests. Earlier, …

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Disease season peaks in south

The HCM City Paediatrics Hospital No 1 is overloaded with children hospitalising for hand-foot-mouth disease.

Hospitals in the southern region have admitted many patients diagnosed with hand-foot-mouth disease, measles or upper respiratory infections as the peak season (September and October) for contagious diseases has arrived. The number of children with hand-foot-mouth (HFM) disease at HCM City Paediatrics Hospital 1 rose by five times compared to …

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Measures needed to help Mekong Delta farmers cope with floods

Farmer in Long An Province’s Khanh Hung Commune harvest linh fish during the flooding season.

More breakthrough solutions are needed to help farmers in the Mekong Delta cope with unpredictably rising water levels, according to experts. This year, floodwaters caused by heavy rains and water of the Mekong River have been rising at alarming levels, submerging thousands of hectares of rice and crops and causing …

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