HA NOI The Viet Nam administrative yearbook for 2009 was published yesterday in Ha Noi. The 1,110-page book, compiled in Vietnamese and English, provides information on the Prime Minister s office, Deputy Prime Minister offices and administration agencies across Viet Nam.
Life boats, buoys for central provinces
HA NOI The Prime Minister signed a decision on Tuesday granting life buoys and high-speed boats to the two central provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh for use in search and rescue activities during floods and storms.
Boats and 3,000 life buoys will be provided for use in Ha Tinh while about 1,000 buoys will be delivered to Nghe An.
Police seize 17 tonnes of tobacco in Ha Giang
HA GIANG Northern Ha Giang Province s Market Watch Division yesterday found six trucks illegally carrying over 17 tonnes of tobacco.
All six drivers failed to show their driving licences and identification papers. They admitted to police that they were hired by a man named Hoang Van Hien, 53, from northern Thai Nguyen Province to carry the goods.
Provincial authorities have launched an investigation.
Dien Bien gets avian flu under control
DIEN BIEN The People s Committee of northern Dien Bien Province announced yesterday that it had successfully controlled a bird flu outbreak that hit the province on October 21.
Provincial authorities have allowed quarantined poultry that is not infected to be sold in markets again.
Three days after an outbreak of the disease in the two communes of Noong Luong and Thanh Yen, about 3,000 poultry died or were culled. However, no more poultry deaths have been reported due to the disease since October 24.
Woman receives prize for helping the disabled
HCM CITY Vo Thi Hoang Yen, a manager at a programme for disabled people, received the Kazuo Itoga Memorial Prize yesterday at the Shiga Prefecture Citizens Exchange Centre in Japan.She won the prize for her outstanding efforts in improving the welfare of the disabled.
The Kazuo Itoga Memorial Prize was established in 1997 by the Kazuo Itoga Memorial Foundation. VNS