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Three foreigners arrested over credit card fraud; Maritime search, rescue drill conducted in Saigon–Vung Tau Channel; Russia to woo Vietnamese students; Vietnam-bright spot in SEA fight against HIV/AIDS; Human Development Index slows down

Vietnam issues highest level alert for Ebola

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam has issued its highest level alert in response to the Ebola epidemic as World Health Organisation experts report the epidemic is the worst in the 40-year history of West Africa.

VNAT proposes visa exemptions

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Viet Nam National Administration for Tourism has asked the Government to approve visa exemptions for visitors from the EU, Australia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and North America.

China closing border gates?

 VietNamNet Bridge – China has warned that it may close some border gates it shares with Vietnam, claiming it as intended to strengthen its supervision of trade activities. However, economists believe this is just a hollow threat.

Step up efforts to ensure food safety for Tet holiday: Government

 VietNamNet Bridge – Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam yesterday, Jan 2, said the nation must increase efforts to improve food safety, especially as the Tet holiday draws near.

GOVERNMENT IN BRIEF 9/7

 PM Dung hails Lao border progress; Vietnam, Laos complete border demarcation; VN lauds Kazakh wartime assistance

Assoc. seeks visa-free policy for visitors of certain markets

The Vietnam Tourism Association has petitioned the Prime Minister for a mechanism to issue visas at a number of border gates and to continue exempting visas for visitors from seven key markets of the local tourism industry.

Ban imposed on poultry transport via border gates

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development yesterday, April 2, ordered a stricter ban on the transport and trade of poultry through border gates.