-- Vietnam has been closely working with Philippine authorities to solve a case related to the arrest of its 122 fishermen in the spirit of humanity and in line with friendly relations between the two countries, Vietnamplus reported. The Philippines said it had detained the fishermen on charges of illegal fishing in its waters.
-- A delegation including veterans and Agent Orange victims from the US and Canada has wrapped up its visit to the central city of Da Nang to call for justice for AO victims. It has headed for Ho Chi Minh City for the same cause.
-- Vietnam will take strong measures against businesses which violate regulations on environmental protection, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Bui Cach Tuyen told Tuoi Tre in an interview.
-- A water processing plant worth VND7 billion in the central province of Ha Tinh has been inactive since its completion in October last year while locals are in dire need of clean water.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has required the developers of two infrastructure projects to conduct a review of their paperwork as requested by the Ministry of Planning and Investment. The two projects are meant to expand current ha Noi Highway in District 2 and Binh Trieu bridge and roads in Binh Thanh District.
- Red tape has hindered the construction of water pipelines in Hiep Binh Phuoc Ward, Thu Duc District to supply clean water to local residents.
-- A global climate change initiative has been launched in Vietnam. This is the third edition of the initiative, which is called 350.org, and will be dedicated to encouraging the use of renewable energy in the country.
-- Action plans for a comprehensive reform in education will started being introduced in the 2011-2012 academic year, Deputy Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Vinh Hien told Tuoi Tre in an interview.
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