Social News 17/12
12/17/2017 11:51:47 PM (GMT+7)
 7th CLV youth forum opens in Binh Phuoc, Con Dao airport set for upgrade, Korean Day programme opens in Quang Nam province, Dozens of students hospitalized due to food poisoning

Seven-day Tet holiday announced
12/18/2017 12:47:22 AM (GMT+7)
 Government officers and workers will enjoy a 7-day holiday for the 2018 Tet (Lunar New Year), from February 14 - 20, 2018 (on December 29- January 5 of the lunar calendar).

Vietnam seeks solutions for problems caused by rapid urbanization
12/17/2017 4:02:15 PM (GMT+7)
 Vietnam is facing numerous challenges caused by rapid urbanization, leaving burdens on its technical and social infrastructure and leading to many severe consequences. 

Project helps build homes for the needy
12/17/2017 4:00:52 PM (GMT+7)
 Anyone who meets Pham Thi Huong Giang, initiator and key operator of the "Nha Chong Lu" (Flood Resistant Houses) – a social project which supports residents living in areas affected by natural disasters.

Irish doctor and poverty reduction efforts for ethnic minority groups in Vietnam
12/17/2017 4:04:16 PM (GMT+7)
 In 1998 Ireland’s Doctor Colman Patrick Ross came to Vietnam to work, he never thought he would stay for 20 years. During this period he has lived and worked with ethnic minority people in 12 provinces across Vietnam.

Ly Son Island leaps into the present
12/17/2017 3:59:17 PM (GMT+7)
 Ly Son Island, 30km off the coast of central Quang Ngai Province, has had a face-lift since connecting to the national power grid in 2014. But while islanders have benefited from the rapid changes, serious environmental challenges are also arising.

Monitoring over fishing boats to be tightened
12/17/2017 3:33:21 PM (GMT+7)
 Fishing boats must have black boxes turned on and provincial chairman will be held responsible for the immediate solutions proposed in an attempt to improve EU's yellow card over illegal fishing activities.

Automatic railway ticket gates debut
12/17/2017 3:24:05 PM (GMT+7)
 Vietnam Railways started putting into operation automatic ticket gates at stations in Hanoi, Danang and HCM City from December 16. Many passengers have been left puzzled when they first used this checking way.

Vietnam’s Friendship Order presented to German journalist
12/17/2017 2:37:17 PM (GMT+7)
 German journalist Hellmut Kapfenberger has been presented with the Friendship Order from the President of Vietnam in recognition of his contributions to the two countries’ friendship and multifaceted cooperation.

Dissemination of information about sea, islands reviewed
12/17/2017 2:52:19 PM (GMT+7)
 A meeting was held in Thua Thien-Hue on December 15 to review the dissemination of information about the country’s sea and islands for 2013-2017.

HCMC needs $40 billion for seven breakthrough programs
12/16/2017 4:27:00 PM (GMT+7)
 Ho Chi Minh City needs up to US$40 billion to implement seven breakthrough programs from now until 2020, said the city People’s Committee.

VN to halt illegal fishing by 2025
12/16/2017 4:15:00 PM (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – The National Assembly has passed a revised law on fisheries as Vietnam prepares a national plan to prevent, minimise and eliminate illegal fishing by 2025.