Chinese firms winning Vietnam contracts with cheap bids is unavoidable: expert

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Chinese firms winning Vietnam contracts with cheap bids is unavoidable: expert

While it is almost impossible to stop Chinese firms from winning contracts with low bids, Vietnamese developers need to ensure that contractors will do the work properly, a local expert said.

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Contaminated Flint water among most expensive in the U.S.: report

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VietnamNet English 3 month(s) ago

Contaminated Flint water among most expensive in the U.S.: report

Residents of Flint, Michigan, one of the poorest cities in the United States, paid some of the nation's highest water bills even as the city failed to treat drinking water properly, leading to lead contamination, according to a report released on Tuesday.

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Long-standing problems persist as Vietnam recaps tourism performance in 2015

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Long-standing problems persist as Vietnam recaps tourism performance in 2015

Quality over quantity is what Vietnamese tourism authorities should keep in mind when formulating promotional plans for 2016, insiders said at a meeting to recap a tough year for the industry on Wednesday.

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Vietnamese drink distributor fined for failing to properly preserve tainted Dr Thanh tea

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Vietnamese drink distributor fined for failing to properly preserve tainted Dr Thanh tea

A food safety watchdog in southern Vietnam has completed a check on several dozen bottles of Dr Thanh herbal tea, reportedly containing dregs, and it was a beverage distributor, rather than the maker, Tan Hiep Phat Group, that was fined in the end.

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El Nino increases risk of epidemic outbreaks

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VOV News English 6 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

El Nino increases risk of epidemic outbreaks

Global climate change and the El-Nino phenomenon have raised the risk of epidemic outbreaks if precautious measures are not properly taken, said a health official.

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Environmental issues hinder new rural areas

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VietnamNet English 6 month(s) ago

Environmental issues hinder new rural areas

VietNamNet Bridge – In the five years since the Government put in place Decision No 49/QD-TTg on 19 criteria for new-style rural areas for the 2010-20 period, the majority of communes across the nation fail to meet the 17th criterion on environment. Both local and central authorities find it difficult to fill all five norms, as set down. These include that 90 per cent of households in a locality receive fresh water, 90 per cent of production establishments meet environmental...

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Advice for foreign home ownership

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Báo Đầu Tư English 6 month(s) ago

Advice for foreign home ownership

Although the Housing Law of 2014 created favorable conditions for foreigners to own houses here, buying a home is still no easy matter for foreigners given the legal complexity of the real estate sector in Vietnam.

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The West must 'treat Russia properly': Juncker

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The West must 'treat Russia properly': Juncker

The West must "treat Russia properly" and address it as an equal, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Thursday, criticising US President Barack Obama for labelling Moscow a mere regional power.

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Vietnamese Facebookers: Airplane etiquette experts or just fault-finders?

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Vietnamese Facebookers: Airplane etiquette experts or just fault-finders?

Many Vietnamese Facebook users think they are an authority on how to behave properly on aircraft, while it turns out they even do not know of anything called common sense, let alone airplane etiquette.

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Traffic light breakdown causes traffic chaos in HCM City

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VietnamNet English 9 month(s) ago

Traffic light breakdown causes traffic chaos in HCM City

VietNamNet Bridge – As the traffic light system on some northeastern roads of HCM City on Sept 7 did not work properly, traffic chaos occurred for hours on many roads Monday morning.

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Flexible fiscal & monetary policies help boost economic growth

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Báo điện tử CP English 9 month(s) ago 3 related news

VGP – In spite of numerous difficulties, the Vietnamese economy continued to attain positive indicators in almost all fields.

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Timely first aid after traffic accidents reduces death rate by 20%

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Báo Dân Trí English 9 month(s) ago

The death rate could be reduced by 15%-20% if first aid is administered properly and promptly, according to the European Community's statistics on first aid, said Vice Chairman of the National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC) Khuat Viet Hung.

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Most Vietnamese ignore nutrition

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VOV News English 9 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Most Vietnamese ignore nutrition

Most Vietnamese people don't pay attention to nutrition, says Nguyen Thi Lam, the deputy director of the National Institute of Nutrition.

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Soc Trang turns sea-borne economy into major pillar

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VietnamPlus English 10 month(s) ago

The Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang said that it would step up the implementation of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment’s (MoNRE) strategy for the general management of Vietnam’s coastal areas through 2020 to shift the sea-borne economy into focus.

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Is Asia properly prepared for cyber attacks?

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Báo Thanh Niên English 11 month(s) ago

Grady Summers, senior VP and chief technical officer at FireEye, talks with Angie Lau about cyber attack threats specific to Asia and how prepared companies and consumers are for attacks. He speaks on "First Up."

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