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City airport granted expansion land

City airport granted expansion land

The Ministry of National Defence yesterday handed over 21 hectares of land to the Ministry of Transport to expand the overloaded Tân Sơn Nhất airport, the largest airport in HCM City. 

Half of congestion-prone spots in Saigon to be addressed this year

Half of congestion-prone spots in Saigon to be addressed this year

The HCMC Department of Transport will focus on dealing with 37 sites prone to traffic congestion, yet the leader of this agency believes only 18 of them can be addressed this year and the rest must wait until the completion of relevant traffic projects.

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Border areas on alert for bird flu

Border areas on alert for bird flu

 The Ministry of Health has ordered provinces and cities across the country to urgently conduct appropriate measures to prevent the entry of the A/H7N9 virus, commonly known as bird flu.

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Bình Phước authorities apologise for forest destruction

Bình Phước authorities apologise for forest destruction

Authorities in the southern province of Bình Phước have apologised for deforestation violations in the province.

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VAST to test samples of reddish seawater

VAST to test samples of reddish seawater

The Institute of Environmental Technology under the Việt Nam Academy of Science and Technology has taken samples from a 50-metre streak of reddish seawater that appeared in central Hà Tĩnh Province’s Sơn Dương Port last Friday for tests.

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Đà Nẵng plans to make use of UAV

Đà Nẵng plans to make use of UAV

The city of Đà Nẵng plans to use an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to observe urban planning and record data.

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City plans super cheap homes

City plans super cheap homes

Municipal authorities are considering following in Bình Dương Province’s footsteps to build ‘super-affordable houses,’ but the jury is out on the project’s feasibility.

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City urges Pennisula land clearance

City urges Pennisula land clearance

All the land needed to develop the Thủ Thiêm urban area in HCM City’s District 2 must be acquired this year, People’s Committee Chairman Nguyễn Thành Phong has told the project management board.

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Embezzlers at State-owned Vinashinlines come to trial

Embezzlers at State-owned Vinashinlines come to trial

The Hanoi People’s Court opened a first instance trial on February 16 on the asset embezzlement at the State-owned Vinashin Ocean Shipping Co. Ltd (Vinashinlines), which is awaiting bankruptcy.

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Fire on Panama ship at Cái Lân Terminal

Fire on Panama ship at Cái Lân Terminal

A fire was reported inside a ship from Panama anchored at Cái Lân International Container Terminal in Quảng Ninh Province’s Hạ Long City on Tuesday night.

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Govt bans 2,4-D, paraquat in Vietnam

Govt bans 2,4-D, paraquat in Vietnam

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has issued a diktat prohibiting the use of plant protection products containing paraquat and 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) in Viet Nam.

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WB experts assist Binh Dinh’s post-disaster rebuilding effort

WB experts assist Binh Dinh’s post-disaster rebuilding effort

A delegation of World Bank experts had a working session with Binh Dinh authorities on February 14 seeking to address consequences of natural disasters in central provinces.

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Wholesale markets seek city approval to raise management fees

Wholesale markets seek city approval to raise management fees

The management companies of Binh Dien, Thu Duc and Hoc Mon wholesale markets have asked HCM City authorities to adjust their “very outdated” management fees as they have had to compensate for losses.

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North-South highway plan adjusted

North-South highway plan adjusted

The Ministry of Transport (MoT) has decided to adjust its construction plan for the North-South Expressway linking Hà Nội and HCM City due to a funding shortfall.

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Nearly 480,000 households without housing in HCM City

Nearly 480,000 households without housing in HCM City

The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Construction has recently announced the results of a survey conducted on the status of housing in order to meet demand in the southern city.

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Prime time for skilled workers

Prime time for skilled workers

Phạm Viết Hương, Deputy Director of the Department of Overseas Labour, tells the Nông thôn ngày nay (Countryside Today) that there are plenty of jobs abroad for highly skilled workers this year.

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