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Hanoi strengthens efforts to stop sex selection

Medical workers tend to newborn babies at the National Hospital of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Hanoi

Hanoi will strengthen enforcement efforts against the practice of sex selection in an effort to control the capital’s growing gender imbalance, the municipal Health Department said. According to the department, the sex ratio at birth in the city has dropped from 117.6 boys per 100 girls in 2008 to 113.5 …

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Armed robberies on the rise

Seized guns and explosives at a police office in central Nghe An Province’s Do Luong District.

A series of armed robberies have been reported in recent months, raising public concern over security and social order. On October 13, a member of staff at Saigon Hanoi Commercial Joint Stock Bank (SHB) in northern Quang Ninh Province’s Uong Bi City found that one of two ATMs had been …

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Street vendors cash in on Long Bien Bridge

Street vendors on Long Bien Bridge

Many areas in the Long Bien Bridge are being occupied by street vendors who overcharge travellers for snacks. Long Bien Bridge was built from 1899 to 1902 and is a symbol of Hanoi. It consists of a railway and two roads on either side. But those roads are being illegally …

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Ho Chi Minh City to hike garbage fees

Garbage is collected along Huynh Van Banh Street in Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City on October 23, 2018.

Garbage fees in Ho Chi Minh City are expected to gradually increase until 2022, as part of local authorities’ plan to raise the maximum cost of garbage pickup and transport services. Deputy chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Tran Vinh Tuyen has recently signed a decision to increase the fees …

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UNICEF seeks young innovators for global initiative

The first global action of the Generation Unlimited is the Youth Challenge taking place this year in 16 countries worldwide, including Vietnam.

UNICEF and partners are organising a new challenge calling on young innovators in HCM City and surrounding provinces to design solutions that will improve skills and training for young people, and empower them to take actions on issues that affect them. The Youth Challenge is part of the global initiative …

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Public awareness of fire prevention plays key role

A fire occurred in a wood furniture shop on De La Thanh Street in Hanoi on Wednesday and spread to other adjacent houses. The capital city saw more than 600 fires so far this year.

The capital city of Hanoi recorded 638 cases of fire over the past nine months, with more than half of them occurring at residents’ private houses, according to the latest report from the Ha Noi Police’s Department of Fire Prevention and Control. Most of the fire incidents—over 61 per cent—were …

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