Social News In Brief
12/9/2017 2:00:00 PM (GMT+7)
 HCM Communist Youth Union convenes national congress, Health ministry launches national action month on population, National Mekong Committee urged to promote role in regional growth

HCM City approves metro line extension to Dong Nai, Binh Duong
12/10/2017 6:47:57 PM (GMT+7)
 Ho Chi Minh City has approved the extension of the city’s first metro route, which links Ben Thanh Market with Suoi Tien Theme Park in District 9, to the neighbouring provinces of Binh Duong and Dong Nai.

UN Women conducts online survey on revised Labour Code
12/10/2017 7:10:12 PM (GMT+7)
 The UN Women and the Australian Embassy in Viet Nam are calling on labourers to participate in an online survey to assess the effects of the revision of the Labour Code on men, women and different labour groups in society. 

Vietnam aims to treat HIV, halt drug rise
12/10/2017 6:46:34 PM (GMT+7)
 Vietnam must step up efforts to ensure 90 percent of HIV-infected people will receive sustained antiretroviral (ARV) therapy by 2020, in line with the international UN target, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam said.

Gov’t suspends change to red book rules
12/10/2017 7:32:04 PM (GMT+7)
 The Ministry of Resources and Environment early this week issued a circular suspending a regulation that required each family to include information about every member in their certificate of land use rights, or red book.

Ministry of Health clarifies health insurance
12/10/2017 7:41:00 PM (GMT+7)
Private hospitals that have signed health-insurance contracts with Viet Nam Social Insurance will continue the contracts next year. However, private healthcare facilities must now have their classifications authorised

Lower age of criminal responsibility for child sex abusers: Lawyer
12/10/2017 7:16:40 PM (GMT+7)
 Lawyer Ngo Anh Tuan has proposed implementing specific regulations on acts of child sexual abuse and lowering the age of criminal responsibility for such abusers from 18 to 16.

Foreign sailor severely injured at sea rescued
12/10/2017 6:39:25 PM (GMT+7)
 The Regional Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Centre No. 3 on December 9 took a foreign sailor seriously injured on board a Panama-flagged cargo ship off Vietnam’s territorial waters to hospital for treatment.

Body supposed to be of abducted Vietnamese captain exhumed
12/10/2017 6:34:12 PM (GMT+7)
 Philippine authorities have exhumed a cadaver that was supposed to be the body of Pham Minh Tuan, captain of ship Royal 16 who was kidnapped in the Philippines on November 11, 2016.

Vietnam, China review border drug crime crackdown campaign
12/10/2017 6:25:14 PM (GMT+7)
 A meeting was held in the central city of Da Nang on December 8 to review the outcomes of a drug crime communication and crackdown campaign along Vietnam-China border.

Vietnam, Taiwan work to search for missing Vietnamese worker
12/10/2017 1:53:43 PM (GMT+7)
 Vietnam has promptly worked with relevant Taiwanese agencies to handle a fishing vessel accident with some Vietnamese on board, of whom one remains unaccounted for.

Former PVN President Nguyen Quoc Khanh suspended from work
12/9/2017 12:49:00 PM (GMT+7)
 Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh has signed a decision to suspend Nguyen Quoc Khanh, former President and CEO of the PetroVietnam (PVN) from his work as a member of the Office of the National Steering Committee on Power Development.


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