Arrangements in place for National Day festivities

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A host of cultural celebrations and sporting events are being organised throughout Vietnam in celebration of the 69 th anniversary of National Day (September 2).

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COFICO appointed to build Vista Verde

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COFICO appointed to build Vista Verde

CapitaLand Limited (CapitaLand) and its joint developer Thien Duc Trading-Construction Company Limited (Thien Duc) just appointed Construction Joint Stock Company No.1 (COFICO) as the main contractor, to develop Vista Verde, a residential project on a prime site in the heart of District 2 in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Ministry provides free vaccines to children

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The Ministry of Health will launch a programme to provide free measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines for 23 million children aged 1-14 this year. The Ministry will spend more than US$ 36 million on the project, which will end in February 2015.

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Dong Nai cracks down on pollution

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Dong Nai cracks down on pollution

VietNamNet Bridge – Authorities in the southern province of Dong Nai have decided to stop licensing new business projects in five sectors to prevent pollution, according to the head of the local Department of Planning and Investment.

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Images: Life in the last fishing village on the Saigon River

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Images: Life in the last fishing village on the Saigon River

VietNamNet Bridge – For the past 40 years, residents of a poor fishing village have been working and going about their daily life peacefully, near the Binh Loi Bridge on the Saigon River.

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The resurrection of Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe: How HCMC brought the blackwater canal back from the dead

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The resurrection of Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe: How HCMC brought the blackwater canal back from the dead

Once a lush river, then a stagnant ditch, the World Bank now regards the Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe Canal in Ho Chi Minh City as an example of smart urban development work. Whether dumping, cut corners or climate change will threaten that success remains to be seen.

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Hydroelectric plant in Laos puts local farmers under tenterhooks

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Hydroelectric plant in Laos puts local farmers under tenterhooks

VietNamNet Bridge – Farmers in the Mekong Delta have raised their voice against hydroelectric plants developed on the Mekong River in Laos, saying that those projects would cause huge difficulties for them in cultivation, fish farming and flood control.

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Golden Spoon cooking contest starts in Red River Delta

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Golden Spoon cooking contest starts in Red River Delta

Seven teams of chefs are competing in the qualifying round for the Red River Delta of the Chiec Thia Vang 2014 (Golden Spoon) contest being held on August 27 in the northern province of Quang Ninh.

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VN, WB enhance cooperation in response to climate change

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VN, WB enhance cooperation in response to climate change

VGP - During a meeting with the World Bank (WB)’s Vice President and Special Envoy for climate change, Rachel Kyte in Ha Noi on August 25, PM Nguyen Tan Dung expressed his hope that the WB would further support the country in technical advice, policy development and financial assistance to cope with climate change and sea level rise effectively.

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Over VND44 trillion needed for flood control in delta

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Over VND44 trillion needed for flood control in delta

VietNamNet Bridge – The Mekong Delta region will need around VND44.55 trillion to control floods, adapt to climate change and cushion the impact of rising sea levels on agricultural production, infrastructure and local communities.

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Art performances to increase environmental protection

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Art performances will be held in several craft villages in the Nhue-Day river basin, a seriously contaminated river ecosystem.

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The ‘bridge of death’ in Quang Nam province

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The ‘bridge of death’ in Quang Nam province

VietNamNet Bridge - Within five years, 16 people have died while crossing the Mang Bridge in Nui Thanh District of the central province of Quang Nam. The local people have given the bridge a new name, “Vinh Biet” or Goodbye Forever.

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Capital fails to deal with river violations

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VietNam News English 4 day(s) ago

District agencies have failed to deal with nearly 300 irrigation works violations this year in the capital.

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Ha Noi to auction sand-mining rights

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Ha Noi to auction sand-mining rights

The Ha Noi People's Committee will auction sand-mining rights in the riverbed of the Hong (Red) River in the city's Long Bien District starting in the fourth quarter of this year.

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Prime Minister receives WB Vice President

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Prime Minister receives WB Vice President

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung welcomed WB Vice President and Special Envoy for climate change Rachel Kyte in Hanoi on August 25.

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