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Social News 4/9

 Int'l police gather to fight human trafficking; Medical devices lack oversight; Vietnamese workers in Belarus struggle to survive; Graduates fall into Japanese labour export trap

Social News 24/8

HCM City to set up metro management firm soon; Five levels of natural disasters announced; HCM City childcare plan yields disappointing results; Rice research programme committee shaped; Hanoi needs 3.5 trillion VND to treat solid waste by 2020

Social News 22/8

HCM City seizes drug cutting agent; Smartphone bust made in Ha Noi; Foot tunnels ignored as rubbish starts to build up; Authorities instructed to monitor medicine imports; Poor pavements put pedestrians at risk; Ten rare langurs found dead

Political News Headlines 30/5

 ASEAN+3 rice council meets in Ha Noi; Vietnam, WB cooperate for better investment climate; Defence Minister heads to Singapore for 13th Shangri-La Dialogue; Deputy PM talks bilateral ties with EU High Representative

Geographic information systems in southwest built

 VietNamNet Bridge – Geographic information systems, intelligent mapping system have been developed in Vietnam's southwestern region to support the effective management of natural resources and socio-economic development,

HCM City to relocate 1,300 households to avoid natural disasters

675 households in areas at risk of landslides and storms will be relocated this year, and the rest will be removed from the dangerous areas before the end of 2016, according to a plan that has just been approved by HCM City authorities.

Space tech helps monitor nation's disasters: expert

 VietNamNet Bridge – Director of the National Satellite Centre Pham Anh Tuan spoke to Khoa hoc & Doi song (Science and Life) newspaper about the importance of space technology.

NA Vice Chairwoman commends new charter

 VietNamNet Bridge – The 2013 Constitution breaks new ground in several aspects while stressing that economic growth should be combined with social progress, equity and environmental protection, a leading legislator says.

Disasters have been exposed

In recent years, the gradually-reducing rainfall has caused a water shortage in Mekong Delta. The dry season is longer, enhancing alkalinity in soil and causing difficulty in aquaculture or farming. Disasters from climate change have been revealed.

HCM City needs better disaster responses

 VietNamNet Bridge – Local experts have urged HCM City authorities to better coordinate activities on climate-change adaptation as the city is one of 10 in the world that is most vulnerable to such changes.

Vietnam hosts disaster prevention summit

VietNamNet Bridge – Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh yesterday called for ASEM countries to strengthen coordination to combat the increasing threat of climate change and natural disasters in the wake of storm Haiyan

Agro insurance suffers VN growing pains

 VietNamNet Bridge – Three years since Viet Nam started to introduce agro- insurance policies back in 2011, bottlenecks still remained and there was plenty of work to be done to protect farmers from natural disasters.

Scientist admits natural calamities getting more unpredictable

 VietNamNet Bridge – The number of typhoons landing in Vietnam tends to be increasing, while it is more difficult to forecast natural calamities, says a senior expert.

Revised land law hopes to solve acquisition angst

VietNamNet Bridge – Lawmakers debated the draft of the revised Land Law yesterday, Nov 6. While bills usually undergo two sessions before getting approval, this bill has been included in three plenary sessions of the assembly.

Vietnam to see longer heat waves and harsh storms

 VietNamNet Bridge – Longer heat waves and strong storms are forecast to hit Viet Nam in coming years, with long summer monsoons in the northern region to decrease.

Japanese Film Festival recalls tsunami disaster

 VietNamNet Bridge – A series of Japanese films on natural disasters will be presented at a film festival from September 13-15 at Ha Noi's National Cinema Centre.

GOVERNMENT IN BRIEF 18/7

 PM pushes for state budget collection target; Vice NA Chairwoman receives Lao youth delegation; Young Viet kieu welcomed home

42 percent of farmers unhappy with life

 VietNamNet Bridge – Up to 42% of farmers insist that they are dissatisfied with their current living conditions, according to a household resource survey on Vietnamese rural areas and farmers.

Rural families ‘left to suffer'

VietNamNet Bridge – Rural households across the country that have suffered from shocks such as natural disasters and outbreaks of disease haven't received all the support they deserve,

Income not the only measure of poverty

VietNamNet Bridge –Viet Nam's poverty rate is estimated at around 10 per cent but the number of people who do not achieve social well-being is believed to be much higher. It's necessary to go beyond income when defining people's experiences.