Lai Chau

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Seven students swept away, hydroelectric plant suspected

On Sunday, seven students in Lai Chau were swept away while crossing the Nam Mu River. Six were rescued and one remains missing. Local authorities claim that the incident was caused by an unscheduled water discharge from a nearby hydropower plant.

Doctor dedicates life to treating the poor

VietNamNet Bridge – Doctor Vo Truong Nhu Ngoc has spent 13 years treating poor people in remote areas. He talks to the reporter about what inspired him to devote his career to helping unfortunate patients nationwide. 

Investigation confirms faulty screws behind bridge collapse

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Transport has officially confirmed an earlier investigation into sub-standard screws blamed for tragic collapse of the Chu Va 6 Bridge in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau.

Ministry to prosecute bridge collapse culprits

 VietNamNet Bridge – Those responsible for a bridge collapse in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau last month that killed eight people and injured nearly 40 others will be prosecuted, said Transport Minister Dinh La Thang.

Minister sets up investigation team for the deadly bridge collapse in Lai Chau

 VietNamNet Bridge – Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang has decided to establish an independent working group including leading experts to investigate the case.

Lai Chau’s bridge collapse kills eight, injures over 30 people

 VietNamNet Bridge - A suspension bridge in Chu Va 6 hamlet, Son Binh commune, Tam Duong District in Lai Chau province collapsed this morning, February 24, killing at least eight people and injuring 33 others.

National park suffers from fires, logging

 VietNamNet Bridge – Thousands of hectares of forests in Hoang Lien National Park in the northern province of Lao Cai are struggling to overcome forest fires, deforestation and illegal logging.

Snowfall disrupts lives in Lao Cai

 VietNamNet Bridge – The lives of residents in northern mountainous provinces have been disrupted due to the continuous heavy snowfall.

Stilt houses of the Phu La

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Phu La, a Tibeto-Burman language group, lives in mountainous areas of Lao Cai, Lai Chau, Son La and Dien Bien provinces in the north. Its population is nearly 11,000.

Flood disaster: 25 swept away, two die, 11 missing

 VietNamNet Bridge – Twenty five teachers asleep in their bungalows were swept away by flash floods in northern Lao Cai Province last night (Sept 4). Two of them were later found dead and 12 are still missing.


 Insignia marks service by former president Anh; PM welcomes Japanese delegation's contributions to bilateral security; Relationship with Laos to be nurtured

Heavy rain causes deadly landslides

VietNamNet Bridge – At least one child and two other people were missing in Dien Bien and Thai Nguyen provinces after flashfloods and landslide ravaged northern mountainous areas over the weekend due to heavy rains.

Firm denounced for illegal gold mining despite fatal accident

 VietNamNet Bridge – People in Kan Ho Commune, Lai Chau Province, have denounced a local firm for continuing their illegal gold mining activities despite causing a recent fatal accident.

Heavy rains, whirlwinds injure six people

VietNamNet Bridge – Heavy rains, accompanied by whirlwinds, have injured at least six people, destroyed thousands of houses and damaged hundreds of hectares of crops in several northern, central and central highlands localities.

Son La Hydropower Plant - project of the century

VietNamNet Bridge – The Son La Hydropower Plant, the largest project in Southeast Asia, is not only the pride of the country but it also marks an outstanding growth of the electric sector of Vietnam today.

Poultry smuggling saga continues

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Public Security's environmental police agency has uncovered a case of chicken smuggling in northern mountainous Son La Province perpetrated with the aid of a local animal health official.

Cold spell sends thousands of children, elderly to hospital

 Temperatures of around 10 Celsius degrees have been associated with a higher-than-usual number of elderly people and children requiring treatment for respiratory and cardiovascular-related diseases in recent days, doctors say.