Vietnam tightens water tourism safety standards

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 month(s) ago

Vietnam tightens water tourism safety standards

Following the recent cruise ship tragedy in the central city of Da Nang, the operations of tourist boats in several locations across Vietnam have been suspended for a thorough standard and safety check.

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Đà Nẵng to commence key projects

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Da Nang to commence key projects

The central city has asked the ministry of transport to allocate funds for key transport infrastructure projects – Liên Chiểu port and the East-West Economic Corridor No 2 (EWEC2) connecting Thailand, Myanmar, Laos and Việt Nam – in 2016-20.

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Da Nang dismisses officials following fatal tourist boat sinking

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 month(s) ago

Da Nang dismisses officials following fatal tourist boat sinking

Leaders of Da Nang have instructed the city transport department to dismiss responsible officials after three tourists died when a boat sank in Han River on June 4.

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Da Nang takes legal actions against boat capsize case

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Da Nang takes legal actions against boat capsize case

Da Nang city’s Investigation Police Office has decided to take proceedings against those involved in the boat capsize on the Han river in Da Nang on the night of June 4, which left three dead.
Thao Van 2 boat was brought to Han river bank (Photo: VNA)

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Tourist boat safety scrutinised

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Báo Dân Trí English 2 month(s) ago

Tourist boat safety scrutinised

Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh has urged a rapid investigation into the tourist boat on the Han River in Danang City and a thorough check-up on the operation of tourist boats nation-wide.

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Overloading to blame for ship overturn in central Vietnam: official

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Overloading to blame for ship overturn in central Vietnam: official

Huge overloading has been identified as the cause of an incident in which a cruise ship capsized in the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang on Saturday night, while local port authorities are being held accountable for letting the boat operate without a license.

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Vietnamese man single-handedly raises funds for orphaned girl

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Vietnamese man single-handedly raises funds for orphaned girl

A man in the central Vietnamese province of Quang Nam has launched a solo effort to fundraise for a young girl whose parents died in a tragic waterway accident.

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Ministry of Transport names weak contractors

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Ministry of Transport names weak contractors

The Ministry of Transport has announced 26 contractors that are considered to have delivered below-par performances after an inspection of 480 contractors in Vietnam.

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Chinese jets intercept U.S. military plane over South China Sea: Pentagon

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Báo Thanh Niên English 3 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Two Chinese fighter jets carried out an "unsafe" intercept of a U.S. military reconnaissance aircraft over the South China Sea, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, a further escalation of tensions in and around the contested waterway.

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U.S. sails warship near Chinese-claimed reef in East Vietnam Sea

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U.S. sails warship near Chinese-claimed reef in East Vietnam Sea

A U.S. navy warship sailed close to a disputed reef in the East Vietnam Sea on Tuesday, a U.S. Department of Defense official said, days after China warned criticism of its claims in the crucial waterway would rebound like a coiled spring.

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Taiwan enters South China Sea legal fray, as group seeks to sway international court

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Taiwan enters South China Sea legal fray, as group seeks to sway international court

A Taiwanese group has intervened in the Philippines' international court case against China's claims in the South China Sea, pressing Taipei's position that Taiwan is entitled to a swathe of the disputed waterway as an economic zone.

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MOIT advocates Red River waterway project

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MOIT advocates Red River waterway project

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) is supporting the controversial waterway project in the Red River because it will take advantage of water resource and rationalize power price, deputy head of the ministry’s General Directorate of Energy Do Duc Quan said yesterday.

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Vietnamese firm sparks controversy with $1.1 billion plan for Red River

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Báo Thanh Niên English 3 month(s) ago

Skepticism and criticism have built up soon after a Vietnamese company unveiled a US$1.1-billion plan to capitalize on the Red River, by developing a crammed network of six new power plants and seven ports along the waterway artery of the northern region.

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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News - May 4

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 4 month(s) ago

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News - May 4

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Super traffic-hydropower project in Red River proposed to PM

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SaiGon GP English 4 month(s) ago

The Ministry of Planning and Investment has proposed the Prime Minister to approve a mega traffic combined with hydropower project in the Red River under BOO (Build-Own-Operate) form.

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