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Protection of Hue’s colonial buildings lands in controversy

 VietNamNet Bridge – Researchers in the former imperial capital city of Hue have voiced their concerns over the new list of 27 prominent ’Indochinese colonial-style’ architectural buildings in the city.

Congress discusses protection of female workers’ rights

Protecting the interests of female workers and improving the quality of vocational training for women were among the major topics discussed by the 12th National Women’s Congress yesterday.

PM acts promptly to protect natural forests

 VietNamNet Bridge – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has ordered the closure of about 2.2 million hectares of natural forests in Central Highlands localities on June 20.

Sea turtles need protection from extinction

 VietNamNet Bridge – New measures to protect sea turtles are needed as their number has fallen sharply because of human impact and economic development, delegates heard at a conference last Friday in the central province of Ninh Thuan.

Art & Entertainment News 29/6

Ao dai fashion show hits Berlin runway, Shooting starts on father-son indie movie, Vietnam, Hungary co-sponsor concert in New York, Protection, restoration of fine arts focused, A musical take on current issues

Workers without contracts to get protection under new law

 VietNamNet Bridge – National Assembly Deputy Bui Si Loi, Deputy Chairman of the Committee of Social Affairs, spoke with Vietnamplus about the draft law on Labour Safety and Hygiene.

An individual’s call for clean water protection

VietNamNet Bridge – A lonesome journey by a certain individual can be the beginning of a trail, and a broad pathway later when others find the common goal at the end of the road.

Caribbean coral reefs 'could vanish in 20 years'

 Many of the Caribbean's coral reefs could vanish in the next 20 years, according to a report published by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Childcare reforms fail to meet national targets

 VietNamNet Bridge – Nguyen Trong An, former deputy head of the Department of Childcare and Protection, tells Hai Quan online newspaper that ensuring adequate healthcare and education for children is an urgent task.

Recession 'led to 10,000 suicides'

 The economic crisis in Europe and North America led to more than 10,000 extra suicides, according to figures from UK researchers.

PM affirms protection of foreign businesses

 VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam's Government did its utmost to create favourable conditions for foreign investors and ensure their safety, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said yesterday, June 5.

Information Minister calls on patriotism with action

 VietNamNet Bridge – In an interview published in the website of the Authority of Foreign Information Service on May 13, Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Bac Son said the media needs to guide the people

Vietnam raises voice against child violence

 VietNamNet Bridge – The protection of children’s rights in armed conflicts requires enhanced cooperation and technical support between relevant sides such as governments, regional and international organisations,

Transgender life becomes vicious circle in Vietnam

 VietNamNet Bridge – Without legal protection, transgender people are unable to find jobs and have to do work that is looked down on, which make others despise them even more.

Refusing big sums, locals vow to protect ancient fig tree

VietNamNet Bridge – A fig tree, called a “nature’s masterpiece” has been existing for thousands of years in Nghe An province, because the local residents have been wholeheartedly protecting it.

Eating red book’s wildlife now in fashion among the rich

Many gibbons, langurs, loris in the deep jungle have been hunted, bred in captivity to entertain people. Others have been killed to turn into the special dishes served at the parties of the rich.

Agarwood illegally dug in national park

VietNamNet Bridge – A man and his son have become famous after they found agarwood in the core area of the Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park.

Thousands of elephants massacred to decorate the rich’s houses

Collecting elephant tusks is now in fashion among the rich men who believe that the tusks can show the upper class of their owners.

Vietnam will be the country with no forest?

The deforestation has not been stopped as promised by local authorities and forest ranger units. Vietnam’s forest coverage has dropped to less than 40 percent.

Travelers leave, rubbish stays

After the holidays, tourism sites have been flooded with rubbish left by travelers who ignore public sanitation rules.