Hai Duong police bust biggest-ever heroin smuggling caseicon

Hai Duong police bust biggest-ever heroin smuggling case

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Hai Duong police said on May 21 that they have arrested a woman for trafficking 30 bricks of heroin, the largest amount ever seized in the northern province.  
Research reveals socio-economic development disparity among ethnic minorities

Research reveals socio-economic development disparity among ethnic minorities

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The World Bankand the Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs held a workshop in Hanoi today to announce the research results on factors affecting the socio-economic development of ethnic minority groups in Vietnam.  
Gov’t approves construction of two key expy projects

Gov’t approves construction of two key expy projects

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The Government has given the green light to the construction of two key expressway projects—Hoa Binh-Moc Chau in the north-west and Phan Thiet-Dau Giay in the south, under a public-private partnership format.    
Lao nationals gain Vietnamese citizenship

Lao nationals gain Vietnamese citizenship

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As many as 17 Lao nationals living in Dak Glei district of the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum were granted Vietnamese citizenship certificates during a ceremony on May 21.  
Ha Giang sees first outbreak of African swine fever

Ha Giang sees first outbreak of African swine fever

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Dozens of pigs infected with African swine fever were culled on Monday in the northern province of Ha Giang by local veterinary sub-department, according to the province's Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
The seed of good deed from the highland zone

The seed of good deed from the highland zone

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Phan Thi Phuong is the party secretary of La Van Village, Phong Tho District in the northern province of Lai Chau. For more than ten years, she has devoted her time visiting every household in the district to help eradicate poverty.
HCM City not making use of abandoned spaces

HCM City not making use of abandoned spaces

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Large areas under elevated roadways in HCM City lie abandoned even as the city suffers from a severe shortage of parking spaces.
Torrential rain damages many houses, uproot trees in central Vietnam

Torrential rain damages many houses, uproot trees in central Vietnam

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Torrential rain and whirlwind have damaged many houses and uprooted trees in the central provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh.  
Hanoi Customs faces problems in VAT refunds for foreigners

Hanoi Customs faces problems in VAT refunds for foreigners

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The Hanoi Customs Department is having difficulties in carrying out VAT rebates for foreign tourists.  
Airport officials seize large quantity of used mobile phones

Airport officials seize large quantity of used mobile phones

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Authorities recently seized a large number of mobile phones at Tan Son Nhat airport in HCM City, which were transported from the Republic of Korea to Vietnam, said customs officials at the airport on May 20.  
National Steering Committee on IUU Fishing Prevention set up

National Steering Committee on IUU Fishing Prevention set up

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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved the establishment of the National Steering Committee on Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing Prevention and Control.  
Vietnam takes drastic measures against African Swine Fever

Vietnam takes drastic measures against African Swine Fever

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Localities nationwide have mobilised resources and equipment to prevent and control the African Swine Fever (ASF) amidst the fast spread of the disease.  
Votive papers dumped in Huong River

Votive papers dumped in Huong River

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Authorities in the central city of Hue are searching for a group of people who dumped a large amount of votive papers into the Huong River.
Vietnam wants to send more nurses abroad, but authorities urged caution

Vietnam wants to send more nurses abroad, but authorities urged caution

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As demand for nurses has been increasing in countries with ageing populations, Vietnam sees an opportunity to send workers abroad.
PM requires new fire-prevention efforts

PM requires new fire-prevention efforts

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Heads of localities or establishments where fires cause serious consequences to people and property will have to take responsibility for any violations of fire prevention and control.
25 years on, 500kV power line remains a technological feat

25 years on, 500kV power line remains a technological feat

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May 27 this year will mark 25 years since Vietnam’s first 500kV power transmission line was switched on, connecting the north and south of the country with an uninterrupted electricity supply.