Vinh Long to supply clean water to 90 percent of rural households

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VietnamPlus English 1 day(s) ago

The Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long aims to supply clean water to 90 percent of its rural population by the end of 2015, 60 percent of whom will have access to local water supply systems, a 10 percent increase from 2014.

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Hai Duong to supply clean water to all rural residents

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VietnamPlus English 2 day(s) ago

The northern province of Hai Duong is striving to have 99 percent of its rural population access hygienic water by the end of this year.

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Over 20 million Vietnamese people infecting with hepatitis B, C

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SaiGon GP English 2 day(s) ago 1 related news

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced at the the meeting held in Hanoi yesterday to mark the World Hepatitis Day ( on July 28) that over 20 million Vietnamese people infected with hepatitis B and C.

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Silver linings for Vietnam’s ageing population

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VOV News English 4 day(s) ago

Silver linings for Vietnam’s ageing population

(VOV) - Vietnam’s population has expanded rapidly over the past 25 years, having grown from 66.2 million in 1990 to 90.5 million in 2014, according to the latest figures of the General Statistics Office (GSO).

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Improvement of medical system to solve healthcare services: Health Minister

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Improvement of medical system to solve healthcare services: Health Minister

Medical system is continuously improved to offer for better healthcare for every people, the leader of the Ministry of Health asserted at a yesterday online meeting to review 10 years to implement the resolution of the political bureau on heightening healthcare services for the people in the new context.

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Domestic branding myopia stands in the way of next-level growth

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 week(s) ago

Domestic branding myopia stands in the way of next-level growth

Among rising frontier markets of the South East Asia region, Vietnam is an archetypical Mekong star. Remarkable material progress since the war, growth bias, rising prosperity, hand in hand with periodic financial crises and bouts of inflation, but step-by-step things have kept getting better thanks to Vietnam’s economic dynamism being powered on by a set of unique enablers – a large, youthful population, high literacy rate, agricultural self-sufficiency, a stretch of coastline that rivals California’s and a strategic location amidst...

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PM directs building of youth development index

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VietnamPlus English 1 week(s) ago

The Prime Minister has issued directions to develop a youth development index (YDI) and a national database on young people and related affairs.

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VN education attracts foreign investors

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VietnamNet English 1 week(s) ago

VN education attracts foreign investors

The ever-increasing demand for high quality education in Vietnam has attracted many foreign investors to the sector.

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Fokienia forest recognised as heritage tree

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VietnamPlus English 1 week(s) ago 1 duplicate news

A population of 725 perennial fokienia trees in Tay Giang district in the central province of Quang Nam were recognised as heritage trees of Vietnam on July 19 by the Vietnam Association for Conservation of Nature and Environment (VACNE).

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Long An border gate economic zone plan announced

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SaiGon GP English 1 week(s) ago 1 related news

The Ministry of Construction, in collaboration with the People’s Committee of the southern province of Long An, held a ceremony on July 17 to announce a broad plan for developing the Long An border gate economic zone through 2030.

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Long An border gate economic zone plan announced

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VietnamPlus English 1 week(s) ago 1 related news

The Ministry of Construction, in collaboration with the People’s Committee of the southern province of Long An, held a ceremony on July 17 to announce a broad plan for developing the Long An border gate economic zone through 2030.

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Social News 15/7

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VietnamNet English 1 week(s) ago

Social News 15/7

Dead VN sailors identified

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Vietnam urged to add population issues into development strategies

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VietnamPlus English 1 week(s) ago 1 duplicate news

It is time for Vietnam to shift its focus to incorporating population factors into development strategies, an official told a workshop in Hanoi on July 14.

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Birth rate decreases, gender equality increases: Experts

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Birth rate decreases, gender equality increases: Experts

According to the Ministry of Health's General Office for Population & Family Planning’s latest statistics, the birth rate has decreased in big cities and among young couples in child-bearing age. Worse, the ratio of boys to girls at birth in Vietnam has increased causing a severe gender imbalance.

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Convenience stores flourish in HCMC

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Convenience stores flourish in HCMC

Unofficial statistics show that Ho Chi Minh City has nearly 800 convenience stores (c-stores) as of May with the increasing attendance of both local and foreign businesses.

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