Farmers abandon fish ponds as snakehead prices plunge

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VietNam News English 2 day(s) ago

Hundreds of households in southern Tra Vinh Province have suffered serious losses after the price of snake-head fish kept falling for a month. Many have abandoned their ponds.

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Southern provinces experiences heat wave and rain

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Southern provinces experiences heat wave and rain

Districts 4, 5, 7, 8, and Nha Be in HCMC experienced heavy rains on April 16. Other southern provinces including Tay Ninh, Kien Giang, and An Giang also experienced heavy rain.

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Project brings 500 young intellectuals to rural areas

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VietnamPlus English 1 week(s) ago

Project brings 500 young intellectuals to rural areas

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) held a conference in the central city of Hue on April 11 to launch a pilot project to select young intellectuals who volunteer to work in rural and mountainous areas in the 2013-2020 period.

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City losing homes to land erosion

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

There were 16 instances of eroding riverbanks in HCM City's Districts 9, Can Gio, and Thu Duc last year that destroyed six houses, according to the city's Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention and Control and the Committee for Search and Rescue.

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Loans to empower poor households

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

Nguyen Van Ly, deputy director of the Viet Nam Bank for Social Policies, talks to Nong thon ngay nay (Countryside Today) newspaper about a preferential loans scheme for low-income households .

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Hailstones injure one, ruin homes in northern province

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VietnamPlus English 1 week(s) ago

Recent hailstones accompanied by whirlwinds that began on April 4 have caused serious damage in several districts in the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien . The total cost is estimated at over one billion VND.

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Fire destroys 10ha of forest in HCM City

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VietNam News English 2 week(s) ago

A fire destroyed 10ha of Indigo forest on Tuesday afternoon in HCM City's Von Loc B Commune in Binh Chanh District.

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HCMC will not set up ‘red-light’ districts: official

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HCMC will not set up ‘red-light’ districts: official

Ho Chi Minh City authorities have no policy to gather providers of ‘sensitive services,’ which tend to discreetly run prostitution activities, into designated areas dubbed ‘red-light’ districts, Hua Ngoc Thuan, deputy chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, has said.

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Expressway section opens to traffic

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VietNam News English 2 week(s) ago

A 27.6-km section of Noi Bai- Lao Cai Highway opened to traffic yesterday. Construction on the two-lane section running through two districts of Van Ban and Bao Yen in Lao Cai Province began in early 2010, with a cost of VND1.6 trillion (US$76 million).

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Nghe An boots UXO clearance efforts

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VietnamPlus English 2 week(s) ago

A project to remove unexploded ordnance (UXO) left from the American War in Vietnam has been performing in the central province of Nghe An, with a total investment of over 396 billion VND (18.8 million USD).

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HCM City needs over 460m USD for rural development

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VietnamPlus English 2 week(s) ago

HCM City needs over 460m USD for rural development

Ho Chi Minh City needs over 9.7 trillion VND (460 million USD) this year to invest in 50 suburban communes aiming to become new-style rural areas.

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NGO to build kindergartens

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VietNam News English 3 week(s) ago 1 related news

The non-government organisation Saigon Children's Charity (SCC) will raise about $750,000 for the building of kindergartens in two poor districts in the southern province of Kien Giang.

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NGO vows to build kindergartens in Kien Giang

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VietnamPlus English 3 week(s) ago 1 duplicate news 1 related news

NGO vows to build kindergartens in Kien Giang

The non-government organisation Saigon Children’s Charity (SCC) will raise about 750,000 USD for the building of kindergartens in two poor districts in the southern province of Kien Giang.

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Helping hand

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VietNam News English 3 week(s) ago

Helping hand

Japanese charitable organisation IMAYA on Tuesday presented 23 wheelchairs to people with disabilities in Quang Binh Province. The wheelchairs, worth VND120 million (US$5,640) in total, were handed over to beneficiaries in the poor districts of Quang Ninh, Quang Trach and Bo Trach.

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Transport firms to submit drivers' health reports

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago

Local transport companies must send medical check-up reports for coach and taxi drivers to the Ha Noi Transport Department before April 30.

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