Social News In Brief
3/18/2018 1:46:01 AM (GMT+7)
 4 dead from suspected alcohol poisoning, 1 critical, Efforts joined to tackle gestational diabetes in VN, HCM City health officials to inspect private medical centres, beauty clinics, 9 bodies recovered from Red River

HCM City may fail in old apartment restoration target
3/18/2018 1:20:19 AM (GMT+7)
 HCM City may fail to reach the target to restore 50% out of the city’s total old apartment building number of 474, according to the municipal Department of Construction.

Hanoi goes vibrant with activities response to Earth Hour
3/18/2018 1:16:02 AM (GMT+7)
 Over 1,000 people came together at the walking and painting events held on the pedestrian streets around Hoan Kiem (Returned Sword) Lake, Hanoi on March 17 in response to the Earth Hour 2018.

HCM City parking fees face six-fold increase
3/18/2018 1:21:33 AM (GMT+7)
 HCM City People's Council approved a six-fold increase in car parking fees on roads at a meeting on March 16.

Vietnam aims to complete roll-out of cashless tolling by 2019
3/18/2018 1:10:21 AM (GMT+7)
 The Directorate for Roads of Vietnam (DRVN) has requested all of the toll stations in Vietnam to employ an electronic toll collection system by the end of 2019, in an effort to make the collections more transparent.  

HCM City to pilot ’smart urban area’
3/17/2018 4:44:02 PM (GMT+7)
 All districts will be expected to develop a “smart urban area” plan by 2020, Tran Vinh Tuyen, HCM City People’s Committee vice chairman and head of the smart city management board, said on Friday.

Hanoi to build ecological park in Hoang Mai District
3/17/2018 4:52:18 PM (GMT+7)
 The People’s Committee of Hà Nội has approved a plan to build an ecological park of more than 15,000sq.m in Hoàng Mai District’s Vĩnh Hưng Ward.

Quang Nam residents desperate for non-contaminated water
3/17/2018 4:45:37 PM (GMT+7)
 Thousands of households in central Quang Nam Province have been thirsting for clean water for years as most of the wells are seriously contaminated with aluminum and few water supply works have been built to solve the problem.

My Lai memorial sends message of peace
3/17/2018 4:42:09 PM (GMT+7)
It’s been around 50 years since former US Army photographer Ronald L. Haeberle documented the tragic My Lai massacre on March 16, 1968.

Greater Mekong Subregion countries to boost transportation connectivity
3/17/2018 4:51:04 PM (GMT+7)
 Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries have reached an agreement on the implementation of a cross-border transport facilitation agreement (CBTA).

Mekong Delta to grow other crops on 118,290ha of rice paddies
3/17/2018 4:33:30 PM (GMT+7)
 Some 118,290ha of rice fields affected by lack of water and saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta will be used to grow other crops or aquaculture this year, according to the Plant Cultivation Department.  

HCM City takes steps to ensure food safety
3/17/2018 4:35:06 PM (GMT+7)
 Pham Khanh Phong Lan, head of the HCM City Food Safety Management Board, speaks to Liberated Sai Gon about the positive results of the board’s work.