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PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc has ordered a probe into trafficking of Vietnamese citizens amid fear that Vietnamese are among victims of the 39 people found dead in a semi-trailer truck at an industrial park in Essex, the UK.

Da River plant apologises for Hanoi water crisis

The water plant at the centre of a pollution crisis in Hanoi on Friday made an official apology to thousands of customers, promising them a month's supply for free.

 

Hanoi to conduct zoning to reduce traffic congestion

Hanoi is mulling two different options to restrict the use of motorbikes in the city before the 2030 ban.

 

Vietnamese families concerned after 39 dead bodies discovered in the UK

Seven Vietnamese families have contacted a charity in Vietnam via a friend, concerned their loved ones may have been on board a lorry discovered in the UK with dead bodies inside.

VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES OCTOBER 26

Ha Long Bay proposes service fee increase

 

Experts suggest building solar power plants on reservoirs

Some experts have proposed developing solar power projects on hydropower reservoirs to take full advantage of water surfaces, reported the Sai Gon Giai Phong Online website.

HCMC needs US$3.6 billion to develop infrastructure

The total funding needed for infrastructure projects in HCMC and those connected with neighboring provinces in the 2020-2025 period is estimated at VND83 trillion (US$3.6 billion), Thanh Nien newspaper reported.

 

VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES OCTOBER 25

Thailand hands over rescued fishermen to Vietnam

Cold air to cause dangerous weather in Vietnam's northern and central regions

Showers and scattered thunderstorms will appear in the northern region of the country on October 24, with moderate to heavy rain, due to the impacts of cold air, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF)

HCM City faces eroded sites along rivers, canals

HCM City is now home to around 37 eroded sites along rivers and canals, including 19 that have been classified as very dangerous, according to the municipal Department of Transport.

VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES OCTOBER 24

Hoi An to investigates tourist bicycle dispute

 

HCM City's teacher sacked for hitting pupils

A teacher in HCM City was sacked after it was found out that she had been hitting pupils at school.

Trees dying after HCM City park renovation

Dozens of trees are dying in Van Lang Park in Ho Chi Minh City's District 5.

Vietnamese Gov’t proposes minimum wage increase

The Government has called on the legislative National Assembly (NA) to raise the monthly base salary for the coming year to VND1.6 million (US$69) to keep up with the country’s advancements in overall development.

HCM City to choke off groundwater overexploitation

The HCMC government has urged the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to cease issuing new licenses for the exploitation and use of groundwater throughout the city, due to increased water pollution and land subsidence.

HCM City to connect surveillance cameras to centralized monitoring system

District-level authorities and departments in HCMC will connect surveillance cameras in the city to a centralized monitoring system, in addition to consulting with contractors on the creation of a smart urban monitoring center.

AVG ex-chairman Pham Nhat Vu entitled to leniency

Pham Nhat Vu, former chairman of private pay TV firm Audio Visual Global JSC (AVG), will not have to bear all liability for MobiFone’s losses in the MobiFone-AVG deal.

Vietnam's Transport Ministry seeks to develop new metro lines

The Ministry of Transport plans to develop 16 new metro line projects in HCMC and Hanoi, though the existing five projects are facing cost overruns and slow execution.

Three prosecuted for polluting Hanoi's Da River

Police in the northern province of Hoa Binh yesterday filed charges against three individuals who allegedly dumped waste engine oil into the Da River, polluting fresh water supplied to hundreds of thousands of people in Hanoi.

HCM City to install surveillance cameras in childcare facilities

Ho Chi Minh City planned to budget more than VND1.6 billion (US$ 68.845) for installing camera surveillance in childcares in private households around industrial and export processing zones.