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HCM City strengthens preventive measures against African swine fever

HCM City has stepped up inspection to prevent the risk of an African swine fever outbreak after the disease spread to neighbouring provinces, according to its Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

African swine fever spreading in Hanoi’s districts

African swine fever has been successfully controlled in Ngoc Thuy Ward, Long Bien District and Phu Thi Commune, Gia Lam District, according to Ha Noi Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Measures needed to prevent African swine fever reaching southern Vietnam

 VietNamNet Bridge – African swine fever posed a substantial threat to the pig farming industry despite the measures being taken to stop the disease from spreading, 

Incomplete projects hindering HCMC agricultural production

 VietNamNet Bridge – Urban agriculture could be successful in big cities such as HCM City, but farmers face a shortage of available land because of many incompleted projects that have been in the planning stages for years.

Management tightened to prevent African swine fever outbreak

 VietNamNet Bridge – New outbreaks of African swine fever have been found in the northern provinces of Quang Ninh, Ninh Binh and Nam Dinh, raising the number of affected localities to 13.

Vietnam takes preventive measures against African swine fever

Phung Duc Tien, deputy minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, speaks to Viet Nam News reporter Gia Loc about measures to prevent the spread of African swine fever in Vietnam, including the southern region.

PM orders action on African swine fever

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has ordered the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, relevant agencies and localities to take prompt measures to prevent African swine fever reaching Vietnam.

Probe into online weapons trading ordered

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the Ministry of Public Security to examine and prevent the online trading of weapons, which is threatening national security and social security.

President urges action on child care

President Tran Dai Quang has requested an extensive examination and inspection of the observance of law provisions at preschools, kindergartens and children’s groups throughout the country so as to prevent ...

Inspired by Pokemon Go, Facebook pushes augmented reality

 Facebook Inc is trying to seize on the technology known as augmented reality, a mix of the real and digital worlds best known from the hit smartphone game Pokemon Go, 

South Korea to vaccinate all cattle against foot-and-mouth disease

 South Korea's agriculture ministry said on Tuesday it will carry out a nationwide vaccination for cattle against foot-and-mouth disease by Thursday in an attempt to prevent further spread of the virus.

Planning Law should prevent policy overlaps

 VietNamNet Bridge – Senior Construction Ministry officials have expressed worries that the new Law on Planning could affect 2,000 major construction plans of different provinces and different regions.

SMEs to face regional competition

Small and medium-sized enterprises in Viet Nam have paid little attention to the nearing formation of the ASEAN Economic Community, while larger companies with a "national brand name" are actively preparing for the regional integration process.

Real estate gains from stock market doubts

VietNamNet Bridge – Tran Thanh Vu, general director of a construction and building materials trading company that is listed in HCM City, recently decided to sell some of his stock holding in his company 

Cattle, poultry diseases spreading across Vietnam

 VietNamNet Bridge – Avian influenza and cattle foot-and-mouth diseases are returning and spreading across the country, a ministerial official has warned.

Vietnam issues action plan to prevent Ebola outbreak

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Health on August 7 issued an action plan for the prevention of the spread of the Ebola virus in Vietnam. As the disease rages across West Africa it is likely to enter and break out in Vietnam

State Bank to crack down on bitcoin exchange

 VietNamNet Bridge – The State Bank of Viet Nam will work with the public security forces to seize operators of the Viet Nam real-time bitcoin exchange (VBTC) that was launched last Wednesday.

First dengue vaccine 'shows promise'

 Scientists say they have developed the world's first vaccine against dengue fever seen to work in large-scale trials.

Treatment programme cuts HIV transmission rate

 VietNamNet Bridge – A 25-year-old mother from HCM City's Binh Thanh District was unsure about what to do when she became pregnant as she had contracted the immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from her husband, who had once been a user of recreational drugs.

NA deputies show indignation over East Sea situation

 VietNamNet Bridge – National Assembly (NA) deputies have strongly opposed China’s escalating actions in the East Sea, considering this a flagrant violation of international law.