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City department wants rational master plan

HCM City – The HCM City Department of Construction has called for amending the agricultural zoning master plan, promoting housing development and changing the construction inspection model to reduce violations, which increased by 16 per cent year-on-year in the first 10 months of this year. “Each locality must decide which …

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UK mid-air collision kills Vietnamese pilot

A Vietnamese pilot was killed in a mid-air crash between a helicopter and an aircraft in the United Kingdom, the Ministry of National Defence announced on Sunday. According to the defence ministry and the Helicopter Services Company at the Wycombe Air Park in Buckinghamshire, where the collision occurred on Friday, …

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HCM City students find way to grow spirulina at home

A group of nine students in HCM City have successfully grown spirulina indoors, and are selling the know-how to others who want to grow the super food at home. Nine HCM City chemistrical engineering students have successfully managed to grow spirulina at home and are selling the know-how to enthusiasts. …

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Forum on future of education in Hà Nội

Primary students queue up in a HCM City primary school. Nearly 150 foreign and domestic participants discussed education policies and the future of international education at the APEC Future Education Forum held on Wednesday in Hà Nội. The forum, organised by the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training and the …

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VN needs more women working in STEM: experts

The number of Vietnamese women and girls in STEM (sciences, technology, engineering, and math) fields remains low, mostly due to social and environmental factors, Dr Lê Thị Kim Phụng, deputy head of HCM City University of Technology’s chemical engineering faculty, said yesterday at a conference held in the city. “There …

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HCMC faces bus terminal shortage

Shortage of space has been identified as the main hurdle to the development of HCM City’s bus services and lack of adequate bus stations. As a result of the shortage, half of the city’s 83 bus stations are on roads and pavements. The rest are in universities, airport and tourist …

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Electric-buses to pick up passengers at water-bus stations

The HCM City Department of Transport has proposed offering several electric bus routes to pick up and drop off passengers using the city’s water-bus service, which is slated to start at the end of November. The three pilot electric-bus routes would serve water-bus passengers travelling to sightseeing locations or residential …

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Việt Nam prepares personal info database

The Nam Định Police Department works on procedures to supply personal identity cards for residents. The Ministry of Public Security is working on a national database that will store and supply “basic” and accurate information about citizens via their personal ID numbers. It says the work aims to reduce inconvenience …

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Fake, low quality pesticides ‘out of control’

A severe shortage of funds and personnel has resulted in such loose management of pesticides in the southern region that most of the market is “out of control,” agriculture officials say. Each province has just two inspectors working for the Cultivation and Plant Protection Division. These two are responsible for …

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Quang Tri Commuters Risk Lives On Unsafe Bridges

Locals in Hải Trường Commune used steel bars to reinforce the weakened bridge temporarily. Commuters in central QuảngTrị Province are risking their lives commuting on old, unsafe bridges, which have been weakened by recent floods in the locality. Hải Lăng, a remote district in the province, has 170 concrete bridges …

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