Social News 17/10
10/17/2017 11:40:00 AM (GMT+7)
ID cards: Ministry told to address inefficiency, Scientists mull world water shortages, Nearly 1,100 Lao students trained in Thua Thien-Hue, Craft and Design Challenge launched, Vietnam responds to Global Handwashing Day

Many hospitals ready to provide medical services to foreigners
10/17/2017 6:31:24 PM (GMT+7)
 As many as 11 hospitals in HCMC are ready to provide medical services to foreign visitors to the city under a joint cooperation scheme signed between the city’s Departments of Health and Tourism last week.

Military to hand over land in HCMC to combat congestion
10/17/2017 5:05:34 PM (GMT+7)
 Ministry of Defense agrees to part with land so city authorities may better address ongoing traffic issues.

Biggest Vietnamese newborn weighs 7.1kg
10/17/2017 4:39:48 PM (GMT+7)
 A 30-year-old woman in the northern province of Vĩnh Phúc has given birth to a newborn weighing 7.1kg – the biggest ever newborn in Viet Nam.

Hanoi calls on individuals illegally arresting police to confess
10/17/2017 5:58:43 PM (GMT+7)
 The Investigation Agency under the Hanoi Police Department has sent a letter calling on individuals relating to the illegal arrest and detainment of officials and policemen in Dong Tam commune, My Duc district to make a confession.

Yen Bai heavily damaged following severe floods
10/17/2017 3:45:04 PM (GMT+7)
The flash floods hit the districts of Tram Tau, Van Chan, Van Yen and Nghia Lo township caused inundation and landslides in a wide scale, causing heavy damage.

Hanoi district still faces serious flooding
10/17/2017 3:25:40 PM (GMT+7)
 Many households in Hanoi’s outlying district of Chuong My are facing the serious flooding after the recent heavy rains.

Five children die in drowning accident
10/17/2017 3:36:30 PM (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – Five children drowned on Sunday while fishing in Ca Lo River which passes through Viet Long Commune in Ha Noi’s Soc Son District.

VN’s youth union head meets world youth federation leader in Sochi
10/17/2017 12:12:16 PM (GMT+7)
 First Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee Le Quoc Phong met with President of the World Federation of Democratic Youth Nicolas Papademetriou in Sochi, Russia, on October 16.

Doctors lament lack of cancer-screening awareness in VN
10/17/2017 10:56:47 AM (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – Pham Duc Van, 69, of HCM City’s Tan Phu District was completely unaware that he had colorectal cancer until he saw blood in his stool. 

Heavy rain, landslide death toll rises to 72, 30 still missing
10/17/2017 10:32:20 AM (GMT+7)
 Some 72 people have been killed as of 21:00 on October 15 in widespread floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains in the central region and northern mountainous provinces.

Floods wreak havoc on Hanoi suburbs
10/17/2017 3:35:38 PM (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – The roads to Nam Hai Village in Ha Noi’s suburban district of Chuong My are so flooded that the village has been receiving safe water via canoes sent daily by the district’s High Command.