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VietNam needs more apartments for low-income individuals

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Incomplete irrigation project leaves thousands in water crisis

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VietNam News English 20 hour(s) ago

Incomplete irrigation project leaves thousands in water crisis

An irrigation project worth hundreds of billions of dong that has failed to become operational on time has affected some 1,000 households in Than Uyen District, Lai Chau Province.

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Handicraft village needs support

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VietNam News English 1 day(s) ago

Located about 30km northeast of Ha Noi, an old village well-known for its mulberries and silk in the northern province of Bac Ninh is on the brink of losing its craft tradition due to unplanned developments, limited production and labour shortages.

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Housing land granted to poor Tra Vinh households

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VietnamPlus English 2 day(s) ago

Over 2,000 poor Khmer ethnic households in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh have been provided land for house building.

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Poor communes in Tra Vinh get financial assistance

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VietNam News English 3 day(s) ago

Twenty-nine very-poor communes in the southern Tra Vinh Province recently received financial aid worth VND47 billion (US$2.16 million).

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Electricity supply for ethnic minorities in Son La

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VietNam News English 3 day(s) ago

Electricity supply for ethnic minorities in Son La

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai recently issued directives to implement the project to supply electricity to ethnic minorities in northern mountainous Son La Province.

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National grid project for ethnic groups in Son La continues

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VietnamPlus English 4 day(s) ago

National grid project for ethnic groups in Son La continues

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai gave the nod to the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) to continue the implementation of the project to connect ethnic households in northern mountainous Son La province to national grid, expected to increase its population with electricity access to 86 percent by the end of this year.

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Hot weather lifts Ben Tre salt yield by 30 percent

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VietnamPlus English 6 day(s) ago

Ben Tre Province, one of the largest salt producers in the Mekong Delta, has harvested 30 percent more salt this season because of the prolonged hot weather and high salinity level of sea water.

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Ninh Thuan moves against bird flu

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

The Ministry of Heath on Thursday told the Ninh Thuan Province's Health Department to strengthen prevention and control of bird flu H5N1. On May 11, a bird flu outbreak occurred in a poultry flock at a household in Ninh Son District's Nhon Son Commune. The health department will disseminate information on measure to take to prevent the spread of the virus to humans.

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One man electrocuted, appliances damaged in short circuit

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

One man electrocuted, appliances damaged in short circuit

A short circuit in the high-voltage 110Kv grid killed one man while causing a four-hour black-out and damaging electrical equipment in 300 households in Lien Chieu district last night.

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Vietnam Buddhist Sangha chapters present gifts to ethnic groups

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VietnamPlus English 1 week(s) ago

The charity boards of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha’s chapters in central Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue provinces presented 200 gift packages to Pako and Van Kieu ethnic minority households in a commune of Quang Tri’s Dakrong district on May 18.

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Nearly 11 percent of households in Hoc Mon district use clean water

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SaiGon GP English 1 week(s) ago

Many families in Hoc Mon district in Ho Chi Minh City have not had a supply of clean tap water and used unqualified water from wells instead, reported chairwoman of the People’s Council Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam after an investigation of the rate of households accessing to clean water source on May 14.

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Over 11 million USD given to Central Highlands’ welfare work

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VietnamPlus English 2 week(s) ago

Provinces in the Central Highlands have received over 240 billion VND (11.4 million USD) in assistance for the implementation of social security work since 2013, according to the region’s Steering Committee.

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South- central region suffers drought & water shortages

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SaiGon GP English 2 week(s) ago 2 related news

South- central region suffers drought & water shortages

Currently, the south- central provinces of Ninh Thuan, Binh Thuan, Khanh Hoa, Phu Yen and the central highlands province of Dak Lak have experienced prolonged drought and extreme water shortage in agricultural production and daily life.

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Thua Thien-Hue: Two thirds of rural residents use clean water

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VietnamPlus English 2 week(s) ago

Almost 68 percent of people living in rural areas in central Thua Thien-Hue province have gained access to clean water thanks to preferential loans from the Vietnam Bank for Social Policies.

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