The Hanoi municipal People’s Committee has instructed relevant sectors and agencies to organise a string of activities throughout the city in celebration of the 73rd anniversary of the August Revolution (August 19) and National Day (September 2).

Health ministry launches “Healthy Lung” portal
8/17/2018 3:04:32 PM (GMT+7)
 The Medical Examination and Treatment Department under the Ministry of Health, in coordination with the AstraZeneca multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company, launched the “Healthy Lung” portal in Hanoi on August 16.

Carriers reschedule flights due to Typhoon Bebinca
8/17/2018 3:15:17 PM (GMT+7)
 Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar Pacific and Vietjet Air have announced to reschedule flights from/to airports in Hai Phong city and Nghe An and Thanh Hoa provinces on August 17 as a result of Typhoon Bebinca.

Two killed, three others in critical condition following wasp attack
8/17/2018 4:00:27 PM (GMT+7)
 Two people have been killed, while three others from a family in the southern province of Bac Lieu have been left in critical condition after being stung by wasps.

HIV increase sparks free tests
8/17/2018 11:08:58 AM (GMT+7)
The Ministry of Health has asked the northern province of Phu Tho to conduct HIV/AIDS tests free of charge for local people in Kim Thuong Commune and those living in surrounding areas.

Mekong Delta reinforces dykes as water levels rise
8/17/2018 11:18:57 AM (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – Provinces in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta region are taking steps to protect households and crops from flooding as water levels are expected to rise quickly in the next few days, 

No weed killer ban just yet
8/17/2018 12:25:12 PM (GMT+7)
 The Plant Protection Department under Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development will ban the use of glyphosate, an active ingredient in many weed killers when there is enough evidence proving the herbicide has impacts on human health.

Walking street business boom frustrates walkers
8/17/2018 11:49:17 AM (GMT+7)
Two years after the walking street around the iconic Hoan Kiem (Returned Sword) Lake was first introduced to the Hanoians, the place has become a top destination for families and friends to hang out on weekends. 

Social News 17/8
8/17/2018 9:41:26 AM (GMT+7)
AVERP project awards best technologies in GHG emissions, Programme to enhance traffic safety education for students, Hanoi releases 34 prisoners ahead of schedule, Southern provinces seek to relocate residents from landslide areas

Vietnamese suspect in DPRK citizen’s death to enter defence next year
8/17/2018 11:35:27 AM (GMT+7)
Doan Thi Huong, a Vietnamese citizen and one of the two women accused in the murder of a Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) national, was ordered to prepare her defence for next year during a court hearing on August 16.

Can Tho fines illegal Chinese workers
8/17/2018 11:19:01 AM (GMT+7)
 Authorities in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho have fined four Chinese nationals for working without official permission.  

Over 600,000 military personnel ready to respond to storm Bebinca
8/16/2018 5:51:43 PM (GMT+7)
 More than 600,000 people from the army, militia and military reserve are ready to be mobilised to respond to storm Bebinca, forecast to hit the mainland of Vietnam on the night of August 16.

Hai Phong seizes two tonnes of cosmetics with unclear origin
8/16/2018 6:06:06 PM (GMT+7)
 The Hai Phong Market Watch, in coordination with the municipal police, on Tuesday discovered nearly two tonnes of cosmetics with unclear origin.