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 VietNamNet Bridge – At least 95 per cent of underground fresh water in HCM City does not meet with the Ministry of Health's hygienic standards, while nearly 20 per cent or 358,000 households have no fresh water to use,

VN lacks cash for satellite hospitals

 VietNamNet Bridge – A Ministry of Health plan to build additional satellite hospitals across the nation and upgrade existing ones lacks money and qualified personnel,

IT industry tackles lack of qualified staff

 VietNamNet Bridge – Despite having a large number of universities specialising in information and technology, IT companies in Viet Nam are still short of candidates, according to the HCM City Computer Association.

Hanoi's children lack spaces to play

 VietNamNet Bridge – Ha Noi had few parks and playgrounds because many earmarked for this purpose were being used for parking, business or other projects.

Lack of vaccines to trouble HCM City

 VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City will not have enough foreign-produced vaccines that are not part of the Government's free supply until next year,

Lack of inspectors lets clinics off hook

 VietNamNet Bridge – Many private health clinics escape scrutiny because there are not enough inspectors - and their abilities are so varied, said Dang Van Chinh, chief inspector of the Ministry of Health.

Half of rural population lacks access to clean water

 VietNamNet Bridge – By the end of June, 84 per cent of the rural population was using water from water plants, but only half of them had access to clean water that satisfied Ministry of Health criteria.

Vietnam lacks legal framework for PPP projects

 VietNamNet Bridge – Thirty-eight investment projects in the public-private partnership (PPP) format in the country have not been able to get off the ground due to the absence of a complete legal framework for PPP investment.

Lack of wharves impedes river tourism in HCM City

For years now, Ho Chi Minh City authorities have been convinced that river tourism is an important, viable and lucrative marketing product to enhance and enrich the City’s hospitality industry,