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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.
Hanoi is mulling two different options to restrict the use of motorbikes in the city before the 2030 ban.
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.
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.
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$3.6 billion), Thanh Nien newspaper reported.
Showers and scattered thunderstorms will appear in the northern region of the country on October 24, with moderate to heavy rain, due to the impacts of cold air, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF)
The HCMC government has urged the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to cease issuing new licenses for the exploitation and use of groundwater throughout the city, due to increased water pollution and land subsidence.
District-level authorities and departments in HCMC will connect surveillance cameras in the city to a centralized monitoring system, in addition to consulting with contractors on the creation of a smart urban monitoring center.
The Ministry of Transport plans to develop 16 new metro line projects in HCMC and Hanoi, though the existing five projects are facing cost overruns and slow execution.
Ho Chi Minh City planned to budget more than VND1.6 billion (US$ 68.845) for installing camera surveillance in childcares in private households around industrial and export processing zones.