Khanh Hoa to build $2m hospital

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

The Khanh Hoa Province People's Committee has approved construction of a hospital in Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago at a cost of VND43.5 billion (US$2.05 million) in 2014-15.

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Sea encroachment endangers Mekong Delta

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VietnamNet English 1 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Sea encroachment endangers Mekong Delta

VietNamNet Bridge – In some Mekong Delta’s provinces, the sea is encroaching on the mainland nearly 100 meters a year. In these areas, houses, land for agriculture production, protective forests and embankments have all been swept away.

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No action taken in chemical warehouse fire, area still polluted

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No action taken in chemical warehouse fire, area still polluted

VietNamNet Bridge –About 500 tons of chemicals are in danger of spreading throughout the environment after a chemical warehouse caught on fire two months ago. But no action has been taken to clean up the area.

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Thua-Thien Hue invests in combating erosion

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VietnamPlus English 1 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

The central province of Thua Thien Hue has invested 49 billion VND (over 2.3 million USD) from the state budget in a project to prevent coastal erosion and ensure safety for people in Hai Duong commune, Huong Tra town.

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Are Ha Noi dykes rainproof?

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VietNam News English 2 month(s) ago

Ha Noi's dykes must be strengthened as the monsoon season nears, Do Duc Thinh, director of Ha Noi Dike Management and Flood Control Department tells Ha Noi Moi (New Ha Noi).

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High-quality rice earns higher profits

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

High-quality rice earns higher profits

Farmers in Soc Trang Province's Nga Nam Town who grow high-quality fragrant rice have had a bumper harvest for the 2013-14 winter-spring crop, earning high profits.

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City losing homes to land erosion

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VietNam News English 3 month(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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Mekong Delta urged to haste on flood-proof homes

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Mekong Delta urged to haste on flood-proof homes

The Ministry of Construction has urged authorities in Mekong Delta provinces to speed up construction of flood-proof residential clusters to relocate people living in flood-and erosion-prone areas.

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Ministry urges haste on flood-proof homes

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Ministry urges haste on flood-proof homes

The Ministry of Construction has urged authorities in Mekong Delta provinces to speed up construction of flood-proof residential clusters to relocate people living in flood-and erosion-prone areas.

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S.Korean executive suspected of dying of stroke in Vietnam

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Báo Thanh Niên English 4 month(s) ago

A South Korean executive of a construction company allegedly died of a stroke in the north central province of Thanh Hoa Sunday.

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Record high tide floods City

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Record high tide floods City

Work on fortifying urban embankments and drainage systems to prevent recurring riverside landslides and reducing perennial traffic jams is being implemented far too slowly in Ho Chi Minh City, which was heavily submerged under floodwaters on December 4.

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Saigon people row and fish in flood tide

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Saigon people row and fish in flood tide

VietNamNet Bridge – On December 4, a 16m piece of the dike in Hiep Binh Chanh Ward, Thu Duc District, HCM City was broken. On December 5, the flood tide reached 6.8 m, the highest in the last 61 years. HCM City was immersed in flood water. Many people rowed boats to cat fish in the city.

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Embankments broken, hundreds of houses submerged in Saigon

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VietnamNet English 8 month(s) ago 1 related news

Embankments broken, hundreds of houses submerged in Saigon

VietNamNet Bridge – On the evening of December 4, a 16m piece of the dike in Hiep Binh Chanh Ward, Thu Duc District, HCM City was broken when the flood tide was surging. Water overflowed into hundreds of houses in the area. Many people evacuated in the night and others had to sleep on hammocks.

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New measles outbreak in Ha Giang

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VietNam News English 9 month(s) ago

An outbreak of measles has occurred in Ha Giang Province, according to the People's Committee. There have been 101 patients diagnosed with measles in Bac Me District. The two communes of Yen Cuong and Minh Son have the highest incidence in the district. The district's Preventive Health Division forecasts an upward trend in the following days

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Central region scrambles to prepare for tropical storm

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VietNam News English 9 month(s) ago 3 related news

Central region scrambles to prepare for tropical storm

Central provinces and cities quickly prepared for storm Krosa, the 12th tropical storm to hit the country this year, which was predicted to make landfall on the central region's coastline next Monday accompanied by torrential rain.

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