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Young artists promote traffic safety in Vietnam with lovable project

A group of young artists in Ho Chi Minh City have found a new way to spread traffic safety messages with their lovable artwork.

The project was finished in response to an initiative by the Ho Chi Minh City chapter of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union that called for youths’ contribution to the improvement of the local traffic culture.

The twelve-piece collection encourages people to obey traffic laws and use public transport for their daily commute.

In some paintings, the consequences of disregarding traffic regulations are demonstrated to help people understand why it is in their best interest to follow the law.

With the theme ‘Traffic Safety –Happiness for All,’ the artists call on viewers to act consciously to protect their own health and that of their family members and the entire society.

Messages such as ‘no driving after drinking,’ ‘pavements are for pedestrians,’ or ‘saving one second may mean losing one life’ are re-imagined through funny-looking paintings by the young artists.

Aged 22 to 26, the eight artists, who go by the name of Eight Reborn (8R), said they hoped to bring more youthful energy to the old messages of promoting traffic safety in Vietnam through their works.

Flood kills three pupils in Quang Ngai

Three pupils in the central province of Quang Ngai were found dead after being swept away by the flood while they were on the way to bathe in a local stream on June 8.

They were among seven pupils of Nghia Ky and Nghia Thuan secondary schools in Tu Nghia District who came to Ho Sach stream near Hoc Xoai reservoir to bathe, said Huynh Ngoc Quan, vice chairman of Tu Nghia District People’s Committee.

While they were on the way to the stream, they experienced heavy rains and flash floods which then swept them away.

Several hours after the incident, four were rescued by local people, while the others still went missing. Among the rescued pupils, one was hospitalised due to injuries as result of being hit into rocks.

On June 9, the three missing pupils were found dead in Hoc Xoai reservoir. 

Earlier, despite being warned of the possible flood, the pupils still went to the stream for bathing. The stream has swift-flowing water and has many rocks.  

Boy seriously injured in tiger attack

A schoolboy in Thanh Hoa Province suffered serious injury after being attacked by a tiger which was raised at a local farm.

On May 28, the 13-year-old Mai Van Chien, a pupil from Quang Phu Commune Secondary School, visited the neighbouring commune of Xuan Tin along with his friend Pham Khac Chung.

During the time at Xuan Tin Commune, the two boys came to a local tiger farm owned by Le Thi Hong. While climbing up a wall to see the tigers, Chien was suddenly attacked, causing deep cuts in his leg calf with profuse bleeding.

After being given the first aid, the boy was taken to Thanh Hoa Province’s General Hospital for the treatment. However, due to the complicated condition, he was then moved to the National Institute of Burns for surgeries. He is now recovering from his injuries.

Hong’s family was licenced to raise tigers in 2012. The five-year license expired on May 22 this year. Her family is still waiting for being re-licensed. The farm now has 11 tigers with each weighing 150-170 kilos.

Hong’s husband, Nguyen Mau Chien, raised tigers since 2006, but, in late 2012 he was arrested for the illegal trading of wild animals. So, since then, the farm ownership was authorised through his wife, Le Thi Hong.

Over 500 grenades found in Lao Cai

A fisherman has found over 500 grenades while catching clams at a small spring in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai.

According to authorities in Bao Thang District, local military forces had collected and safely detonated 534 grenades and 176 percussion caps of different kinds on June 6.

An official from the Lao Cai Provincial Military Command, Pham Ho Truc, said that the cache had been found by a local fisherman, Nguyen Thi Lien, on June 5 while she was catching clams at Den Spring.

"Lien immediately informed us," Truc said, adding that the equipment was believed to have been left behind during the Border War with China in 1979.

Authorities in the central province of Quang Binh also announced on June 7 morning that they've successfully detonated a 140-kilo bomb which was found a metre under a house construction site in Tuyen Hoa District's Lam Hoa Commune on May 30.

The site where the 140-kilo bomb was found in Quang Binh Province on May 30.

"Investigation showed that the MK - 11B bomb which was 1.25 metres in length and 40 cm in diameter was left from the American War," said the chairman of Lam Hoa Commune People's Committee.

Truck with rare wild animals stopped in Nghe An

Police in the central province of Nghe An on June 6 detained a truck which was carrying five carcases of rare wild animals.

The animals being kept frozen in a spongy box including one langur and four monkeys were found on the truck driven by Le Hong Quan who lives in Ha Tinh Province’s Huong Son District.

The truck was stopped when it was running through Nghe An Province’s Thanh Chuong District. Quan failed to show the origin certificate for the animals.

At the police station, Quan said that he bought the batch from Laos for sale in Vietnam. The police are investigating the case.

Last year, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc issued a new directive instructing authorities and law enforcement agencies across the country to take urgent measures to combat the illegal trade in wildlife.

The PM urged provincial and city authorities to scale up their efforts to tackle wildlife crime by instructing relevant agencies to “monitor, investigate and apply serious punishment to those involved in illegal trade of ivory and rhino horn, as well as inspect craft villages, processing workshops, souvenir shops in tourist spots, airports, seaports, and traditional medicine shops.”

Artistic wall painting contest raises public awareness of climate change

An artistic wall painting contest entitled “2030 City” has been jointly launched by the Centre of Hands-on Actions and Networking for Growth and Environment (CHANGE), the 350.org and Da Kao ward’s Youth Union in Ho Chi Minh City.

The contest on the theme of climate change and energy will last until July 7 following the success of the artistic wall painting activity on wildlife protection last April. It is to cover ten walls in the central positions of the city’s districts with new coatings.

The contest, targeting both young Vietnamese and foreigners, aims to offer opportunities for street art lovers to demonstrate their passion through works of their own.

By this way, information, knowledge and messages on climate change and clean and renewable energy will be widely disseminated, making it easier for the public to access.

The contest offers VND21 million (US$924) in prize money for the best three paintings and for the painting voted by spectators. The organising committee covers all the expenses (meal, travel and painting tools) for the participants.

The contest jury consists of prestigious artists who participated in the wall painting event on wildlife protection, including Trang Suby and Bao Huynh, and CHANGE Director Hoang Thi Minh Hong. In addition, the local authorities will examine the suitability of the painting works.

Registration for the contest will be from June 1 to 15, while entries will be submitted to the organising committee between June 16 and July 7.

CHANGE, which is under the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA), is a Vietnamese non-governmental organisation officially patronising the activities of the 350.org movement in Vietnam and other environmental protection projects.

Its mission is to mobilise resources to raise public awareness, change behaviours and build capacity for the community to handle environmental issues, promote sustainable development and adaptation to climate change.

The 350.org is a global movement on climate change. It has been initiated since 2007 with the participation of millions of people from 188 countries around the world. The name of the movement mentions 350ppm, which is the maximum safe limit of the carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration in the atmosphere as calculated by scientists.

The activities deployed by 350.org serve the optimal goal of reducing the CO2 concentration from the current 402ppm level to 350ppm, in order to avoid serious consequences caused by climate change. So far, the movement has attracted the participation of more than 10,000 volunteers in 20 cities and provinces across Vietnam.

Illegal constructions found near West Lake

As Hanoi authorities are trying to relocate floating restaurants from West Lake to protect the environment, the lake and nearby ponds are still being illegally occupied. 

On February 2, local authorities gave written notification to businesses to remove all boats and floating commercial premises. The move is part of efforts to deal with pollution in West Lake as about 200 tonnes of fish were found dead from October 1 to 3 last year.

However, many people in Quang An Ward reported that some people illegally built houses and filled up the nearby ponds with rubbish. Le Hoai Nam, chairman of Quang An Ward said he had only taken over the position for a few months so he hadn't fully understood the situation but had received the reports.

After verifying the information, it is proved that a house was built on Tri Pond three years ago. In addition, the construction workers and local people threw rubbish into the lake while repairing their houses over the years. Nam confirmed that any construction built on the lake will be forced to move, while illegal constructions on land will be considered later. They will also punish involved individuals and groups.

On January 5, 2015, Quang An Ward People's Committee allocated Tri Pond to Vu Hoa Thao, head of the local agriculture co-operative for aquaculture development. But Thao let his acquaintances built a 200-square-metre house on the pond.

According to the locals, many other locations on the lake have been filled up with rubbish or restaurants such as the Dao Sen Restaurant with its own concrete bridge. A local in Quang An Ward said the authorities once forced the Dao Sen Restaurant to move and destroyed half of its concrete pillars. But the restaurant resumed operation after a short while.

Ministry responds to fight against drug trafficking and addiction

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs convened a conference today (June 10) in response to the Action Month on Drug Prevention and Control and the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (June 26).

Speaking at the conference in Bac Giang Province, Minister Dao Ngoc Dung of the Ministry noted there were more than 210,000 drug addicts in the country, over 70% of whom are under 35 years of age, reported the Vietnam News Agency.

The number of drug traffickers and users had increased sharply over recent years, Minister Dung added.

During this year’s action month, the party, government, ministries and localities must reaffirm their commitment to join hands to further strengthen the fight against illegal drug use and reach out to illegal drug users and help them better reintegrate into society.

Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh in turn said drug-related crimes and drug addiction are rampant in Vietnam. Past actions undertaken to combat illegal drug use and their sale have not proven effective.

 ministry responds to fight against drug trafficking and addiction hinh 1 To raise their efficacy, the Deputy PM requested ministries and departments comprehensively revaluate their approach to improving public awareness of drug-related crimes and their negative impact on society.

Local communities must get more involved in the struggle to contain the problem by strengthen monitoring of drug addicts and help them re-join mainstream society by finding gainful employment and live a normal life, Mr Binh underscored.

Police bust major China-to-Vietnam drug ring, arrest 16 people

Sixteen Vietnamese residents of the cities of Ha Long and Cam Pha are accused of being part of a drug ring that smuggled major quantities of illicit drugs into the northern Vietnam region from China.

These are very well-organized criminal enterprises, said Quang Ninh provincial law enforcement officials that made the busts at a June 9 news conference.

These individuals are responsible, we believe, for importing enormous amounts of drugs including heroin, crystal meth, ketamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia into Vietnam, they noted.

In connection with the arrest of the 16 suspects law enforcement authorities seized untold amounts of crystal meth, three kilos of ketamine along with an estimated 100 boxes containing shisha and other items including many weapons.

Contaminated water main suspect in fatal dialysis complication in northern Vietnam

Contaminated water has risen to the top of the suspect list behind the deaths of eight patients whose condition became critical after receiving dialysis at a hospital in northern Vietnam recently.

The victims were among 18 patients who became seriously ill after undergoing dialysis at Hoa Binh General Hospital in northern Hoa Binh Province on the morning of May 29. 

Dialysis is the process of artificially removing waste and excess water from blood in people who have lost their kidney function.

Hoa Binh’s Department of Health held a press briefing on June 8 to announce their early findings on the fatal complications, directing their suspicion towards the reverse osmosis (RO) water system, the only shared aspect of each patient’s dialysis.

“After a comprehensive review process, the province’s council of experts has determined that all 18 patients suffered from acute poisoning due to the same contaminant entering their bloodstreams, with symptoms of multi-organ dysfunction,” the Department announced.

After nearly ten days of treatment at Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi, Pham Ngoc Trung, 56, was still pale and having difficulty breathing and finishing sentences.

Trung was among the survivors of the medical complication in Hoa Binh before he was transferred to Bach Mai Hospital for intensive care.

“I started feeling nauseated, had difficulty breathing, and digestive issues just over 30 minutes into dialysis,” Trung recalled of the haunting experience he and 17 other patients had gone through.

According to Duong Duc Hung, all ten surviving patients were transferred to Bach Mai Hospital from Hoa Binh and are now in stable enough condition to be discharged.

The patients will continue with their regular dialysis in Hanoi until the renal replacement therapy unit at Hoa Binh General Hospital can resume operations which have been indefinitely suspended pending an investigation, Hung said.

According to the council of experts put together by Hoa Binh’s Department of Health to investigate the incident, contamination of the RO water is the primary suspect.

Tran Quang Khanh, director of the provincial Department of Health, said there must have been a serious human error involved in the medical complication.

The RO water purification system at Hoa Binh General Hospital underwent regular maintenance only one day prior to the incident, and the 18 patients affected by acute blood poisoning were the first to receive dialysis after said maintenance.

Established medical protocols dictate that the purified water must be tested after each maintenance before use on patients, though that doesn’t seem to have been the case, said Khanh.

According to Khanh, medical workers at the hospital ran the dialysis machines before receiving the handover minutes from the maintenance company.

Nguyen Gia Binh, head of the intensive care unit at Bach Mai Hospital, said he suspected that chemical residues in the RO machine could have contaminated the water, leading to the complication.

“Maintenance technicians could have been careless enough to have misused the chemicals that disinfect the machine’s tubes,” Binh asserted.

Meanwhile, Truong Quy Duong, director of Hoa Binh General Hospital, along with two other employees, has been suspended for further investigation into the negligence and irresponsibility that led to the incident.

HCM City considers relocating residents in 40 subsiding areas

Authorities in Ho Chi Minh City are considering the relocation of households in 40 locations at risk of riverbank subsidence.

Statistics released by the municipal Department of Transport show that 40 locations across eight Ho Chi Minh City districts are facing potential subsidence, 23 of which are considered particularly at-risk. 

Nha Be District houses the highest number of at-risks locations, with 16 areas, followed by District 2, Thu Duc District, and Can Gio District.

According to Nguyen Van Tam, deputy director of the city’s transport department, competent authorities have been ask to post warnings along sections of riverbank identified as being threatened by potential collapse.

Regular inspection will be carried out to monitor the situation, Tam said, adding that relevant agencies will work to determine the cause of the subsidence and identify possible solutions.

The People’s Committees in the affected districts were also asked to plan for the relocation of residents in the affected areas.

Embankment projects are being carried out at 35 locations, Tam stated, before adding that the construction has met myriad difficulties regarding the area clearance process, sluggish execution, and limited capital investment.

The Department of Transport has urged to Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee to provide financial assistance for the early completion of these projects.

Embankments at the other locations are expected to be built during the 2017-18 period, the official stated.

According to another official from the transport department, only eight households along Rach Tom River in Nha Be District agreed to be relocated after a large crack appeared in the neighborhood on May 30.

Local authorities are encouraging other residents in the area to move to a safer place.

The Nha Be administration has also been working with the Southern Institute of Water Resources Research to temporarily deal with the subsidence, said Bui Hoa An, vice-chairman of Nha Be administration.

A 500-meter embankment will be proposed as a long-term measure against bank collapse along Rach Tom River, An stated.

UNESCO launches drawing contest for school children

The UNESCO Centre for Culture and Education in collaboration with the Top Art Centre in Ho Chi Minh City launched a drawing contest today (June 9) asking children to make a drawing of how they see Vietnam.

The best 500 drawings will be displayed publicly on October 8, 2017, as part of an exhibition and auction to raise funds to support Vietnamese children who live in the remote mountainous regions of the country. 

Thai Le Hang, head of the executive committee overseeing the competition, says the contest provides an opportunity for students and teachers to see the high standard of art produced in today’s schools.

It helps kids gain an understanding of what is required to achieve excellence. It is also a terrific opportunity for members of the public to see the high quality of art being created in Vietnamese schools.

More than 90 awards and prizes valued at US$26,000 will be presented to the top drawings.

For further information please contact Thai Le Hang or other members of the executive board via either the UNESCO Centre at http://www.unesco-cep.org.vn or Top Art at  https://topartvn.com/.

Cool Cats presents Alemay Fernandez & Richard Jackson

This coming June 9-10 Hanoians will be able to treat themselves to the beauteous jazz collaboration that is Alemay Fernandez (Beauty World, Fried Rice Paradise) and Richard Jackson.

With Alemay’s sultry bluesy tone, Richard’s vocal trombone and a palpable chemistry, their brand of soulful jazz is guaranteed to warm the hearts of Hanoi audiences at the Cool Cats Jazz Club located in the JW Marriott Hanoi Hotel.

Enjoy classic cocktails and exquisitely hand-crafted cuisine while taking in the cool experience of a swinging jazz club from 7pm till late with the special jazz artists making their debut in Vietnam accompanied by the Joshua Lebofsky in-house trio.

Quang Ngai promotes tourist potential

The central coastal province of Quang Ngai, nearly 900 km south of Hanoi, is home to several relics and scenic spots boasting great potential to develop ecological, religious and historical tourism.

Quang Ngai province has great advantages for sea tourism with beautiful unspoiled beaches and spectacular landscapes. Its 150 km-long coastline has potential for building sea resorts. 

My Khe beach in Son Tinh district, 12 km from Quang Ngai city, is outstanding with a long sandy beach, warm weather, and a forest behind it. Many beautiful hotels have been built along the beach enabling tourists to enjoy pure air from the sea and relieve tiredness.

Phung My Loan from Hanoi said “I have been to many places, but this unspoiled natural landscape is unique. Under the sunlight, the scene is wonderful. I love to admire the sea in the afternoon. At that time, I feel really good. My family and I will come back to this place.”

Sa Huynh beach in Duc Pho district, 60 km south of Quang Ngai, is famous for its beauty thanks to sparkling golden sand. There are numerous islands of different sizes off Sa Huynh beach showing the local great potential for sea tourism. 

Nguyen Tan Tan, an official of Duc Pho district said “Duc Pho has a 40-km beach with two estuaries: My A and Sa Huynh. The district also has a mountain range running to the sea which has underground rocks. These create beautiful landscapes and rich marine resources. The district will exploit these scenic spot to develop tourism and the local marine economy.”

Trang (White) waterfall in Minh Long district is one of the most famous destinations in Quang Ngai. Located 20 km southeast of Quang Ngai city, the waterfall with a large lake underfoot is an ideal destination for adventurers. In recent years, the waterfall has attracted a lot of tourists. 

Dinh Thi Hoa, an official of Minh Long district said “In previous years, the waterfall was quiet. It’s a beautiful waterfall. We have invested in upgrading the infrastructure to attract tourists.”

With its unspoiled nature and numerous relics and scenic spots, Quang Ngai has focused on upgrading its tourism infrastructure to attract more visitors.  

Sand mining ban needed to rescue Hoi An from watery grave

Experts have urged authorities in Quang Nam Province to ban sand mining in a bid to protect the popular tourist town of Hoi An from erosion, local newspapers reported.

At a two-day conference that started on May 25, nearly 100 Vietnamese and foreign experts discussed the threat of erosion that has been engulfing the 8-km (5-mile) coastline of the UNESCO-recognized World Heritage Site.

The historic town plays a vital role in the province's economic development and is famous among tourists around the world.

Erosion has eaten into 10-15 meters of land along a 2-km stretch of Hoi An's sandy beach, a problem largely caused by falling river sediment, sand mining and strong waves, provincial officials and a research group said at the conference.

Authorities should impose a ban on all forms of sand mining along Thu Bon River and around Cua Dai Beach, Quang Nam newspaper quoted Dr. Nguyen Kim Dan from the Saint Venant Hydraulic Laboratory, a France-based research unit, as saying. 

A 6,500-meter embankment should be built along the coast to mitigate the impacts of big waves and reduce erosion, Dan said.

The group's report showed that more than half of the sediment to Cua Dai is being held up by two hydropower reservoirs located upstream the Thu Bon River.

It also found that a higher number of sand mining operations, along with the construction of buildings near the coastline, have deviated sea currents and pushed the sediment further south, reducing the volume that holds the north of the beach together.

A change in wave patterns and the increasing number of high waves in recent years have also contributed to the issue, the report said.

The project implemented by Dan's group has received endorsement from the French government, which agreed to finance nearly EUR300,000 (US$335,000) in addition to VND5 billion (US$220,000) pledged by Quang Nam.

In 2014, strong waves demolished the concrete embankment on Cua Dai Beach and ate into nearly 200 meters of land along a three-kilometer stretch of coastline. Scientists blamed the upstream hydropower plants for blocking the sediment.

Local authorities have since then spent around VND70 billion to build a new embankment, installing iron pilings and pumping sand into the area to revive Cua Dai, although it will take another year to see if enough has been done to save the beach, officials said.

The investment by Vietnamese and French authorities is the latest development in the revival process of Cua Dai. Bertrand Lortholary, French Ambassador to Vietnam, told the Sai Gon Giai Phong daily that the French government regards Hoi An as one of the world's cultural heritage sites and pledged to help the Vietnamese government protect the town's iconic beach.

Lortholary said he would call for funding from other sources to build a system of mangroves to protect the coastline.

More tourists have been returning to Cua Dai Beach in recent years as it slowly recovers from the erosion that robbed the beach of its sand and visitors for nearly three years.

While some are taken by surprise by the rejuvenated seafront, many admit that they are still haunted by the fierce waves crashing onto the shore and threatening to breach hotels and restaurants.

Soc Trang, RoK cooperate to study coastal ecosystem, water quality

A workshop was held on June 9 to review the project on coastal ecosystem research and water quality analysis in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang with help from the Republic of Korea (RoK).

The event was organised by the provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DoNRE) and the Republic of Korea’s Marine Environment Management Corporation (KOEM).

The project, started in July 2015, comprises three components - coastal water quality analysis and assessment, coastal ecosystem research, and enhancement of the management capacity of officials in the environmental sector.

Participants discussed the establishment of a sea preservation zone and strengthening ecosystem monitoring in Soc Trang.

They suggested promoting coastal biodiversity preservation and ecotourism in the province in order to minimise negative impacts of public tourism on the nature, and improving social welfare and locals’ livelihood.

Koh Byoungseol from KOEM said the province needs to develop biodiversity protection strategies and zone off areas for creature preservation, while ensuring continuous management in the project’s targeted areas in Cu Lao Dung district, Tran De district, and Vinh Chau town.

According to Tran Van Thanh, DoNRE Deputy Director, said the outcome of the project will lay a foundation for the province to make plans for ecosystem management and the development of the coastal areas.

The agency will continue implementing the project, Thanh said, expressing his hope that the RoK will continue provide its support for the locality in the work.

Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar Pacific promote tourism in Japan

National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines and budget airline Jetstar Pacific, in conjunction Hanoi city, hosted a workshop in Saitama prefecture on June 6 to promote Vietnam’s tourism potential in the Japanese market.

During the event, the two carriers introduced tourism potential of Hanoi in particular and Vietnam in general, as well as direct flights between the two nations. 

Vietnam Airlines is the largest carrier operating direct flights between Vietnam and Japan with an average of 70 trips per week on 10 routes connecting Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang with Haneda, Narita, Kansai (Osaka), Centrair (Nagoya) and Fukuoka.

Since its first flight in 1994, Vietnam Airlines has served 10 million people, accounting for 65 percent of the market share. 

Meanwhile, Jetstar Pacific announced to operate two direct routes linking Ha Noi and Da Nang with Osaka, becoming Vietnam’s first low-cost airline to offer direct service to Japan.

The first flight is schedule to begin in early September this year with four round-trips per week using 180-seater Airbus A320. 

Both carriers are implementing a dual brand strategy to diversify products to meet customers’ demand and enhance their popularity in both domestic and foreign markets.

Quang Ninh improves quality of administrative services

Quang Ninh province has taken the lead in Vietnam’s Provincial Competitiveness Index. But its Public Administration Performance Index remains low.

To become a ‘friendly service’ administration, Quang Ninh has implemented several measures to improve its public administrative services.

In 2016, Quang Ninh ranked 2nd of 63 cities and provinces on the PCI, but its low Public Administration Performance Index motivated the province to try harder to improve public satisfaction.

Mr Nguyen Duc Long, Chairman of the Quang Ninh provincial People’s Committee said “Quang Ninh province is determined to improve public satisfaction with administrative services, especially at the commune level.”

In response to the Prime Minister’s call for a ‘friendly service’ government, Quang Ninh authorities have focused on improving the staff who serve the public. 

Doctor Bui Phuong Dinh, Director of the Institute for Leadership Studies and Public Policies of the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics, said “We call it ‘administration marketing’, which means building a friendly administration to serve the people. This is a strategy in which people and enterprises are beneficiaries of services and the administration is a service supplier who needs a friendly image to be effective.”

14 administrative agencies in Quang Ninh province have signed a commitment to implement measures to improve their governance and public administration performance. 

They have reviewed and restructured their organizations and publicized recruitment for public agencies. Agency heads are tasked with the primary responsibility for administrative reforms. 

The province periodically surveys the public’s evaluation of public services and has identified improvement of its Public Administration Performance Index as a key to sustainable growth.

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Young artists promote traffic safety in Vietnam with lovable project, Flood kills three pupils in Quang Ngai, Boy seriously injured in tiger attack, Over 500 grenades found in Lao Cai, Truck with rare wild animals stopped in Nghe An
 
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