In Vietnam, cities are scrambling to be smart. But can it solve pressing problems?
4/25/2018 8:41:00 AM (GMT+7)
 Millions of dollars are being spent on building so-called “smart cities” throughout Vietnam. But whether or not the initiative can solve increasing congestion or serious air pollution is what city residents are really interested in.

Social News 25/4
4/25/2018 8:10:00 AM (GMT+7)
Master plan to preserve Vinh Nghiem Pagoda, Long An takes measures to improve PAPI ranking, Tay Ninh approves master plan on Ba Den national tourist site, Project provides treatment for prisons having HIV/AIDS

New automatic sprinklers a boon for Tra Vinh veggie, peanut farmers
4/25/2018 6:15:00 AM (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – On his 2,000sq m vegetable farm in Tra Vinh Province, Thach Bay was working to the tune of a revolutionary song playing on his old mobile phone.

Five prosecuted in battery powder tainted coffee case
4/24/2018 11:15:27 PM (GMT+7)
 Police in the central highlands province of Dak Nong have prosecuted and arrested five people involving in the large-scale fake coffee production in the area.

Survey reveals disabled people still feel discriminated
4/24/2018 11:09:19 PM (GMT+7)
 As many as 46 % disabled people in Vietnam think that they should not love and get married according to a survey released on April 23 by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

VND9.8 trillion to be invested into Tan Son Nhat Airport
4/24/2018 11:04:55 PM (GMT+7)
 The Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) plans to spend around VND9.8 trillion (USD445.5 millon) on building Terminal 3 at Tan Son Nhat International Airport.

Biggest drug trafficking ring razed
4/24/2018 11:26:49 PM (GMT+7)
 The Drug and Crime Prevention Department in coordination with Lao police force have caught red-handed a Lao man who was smuggling 40kg of methamphetamine, 120,000 pills of synthetic drug and two cakes of heroin into Vietnam.

Increasing malaria in disadvantaged areas threatens Vietnam’s progress
4/24/2018 10:53:10 PM (GMT+7)
 Vietnam has been making great strides to move from malaria control towards elimination of the disease, but increasing malaria in disadvantaged areas is threatening the country’s overall progress.

Leakage from oil tank suspected to contaminate wells
4/24/2018 3:05:17 PM (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – A working group of environmental experts has discovered underground diesel leaks in wells located in Huong Trach Commune’s Tan Phuc Village in the central province of Ha Tinh.

Ash generated from thermal power plants up to 12.2 million tonnes
4/24/2018 3:27:00 PM (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – The country’s thermal power plants generated up to 12.2 million tones of coal ash last year, while treating only 4 million tonnes, meaning inventory rose to 25.2 million tonnes,

Car parking banned in all school premises
4/24/2018 4:15:20 PM (GMT+7)
National Committee for Traffic Safety has ordered the Ministry of Education and Training to direct all schools nationwide to ban car parking in school premises or on pavements near schools.

Social News 24/4
4/24/2018 8:07:00 AM (GMT+7)
Vietnam’s practical activities in response to Earth Day, Institute provides free medicines for poor people in Lang Son, Students get scholarships from Dong Hanh Foundation in Singapore