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Dow Vietnam wins the third consecutive Amcham’s CSR Award

Dow Vietnam wins the third consecutive Amcham’s CSR Award

Dow Vietnam has won AmCham CSR Recognition Award for the third year in a row as a reinforcement for the company’s long-term commitment to Vietnam’s market. The award honours company’s successful endeavors to promote the sustainability of Vietnamese community and to address local pressing challenges to positively impact the lives of thousands of the underprivileged. 

Make digital world safer for kids: UNICEF

Make digital world safer for kids: UNICEF

All stakeholders must join hands in creating a safe internet system that children can use effectively for their education and research purposes, a senior official said yesterday.

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Facebook comestics seller hit with $400,000 tax arrears

Facebook comestics seller hit with $400,000 tax arrears

The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Taxation has requested a woman who sells cosmetics on Facebook to pay VND9.1 billion ($400,715) in tax arrears after she declared far less than her actual revenue.

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Broken water pipe affects thousands in Bình Định

Broken water pipe affects thousands in Bình Định

A broken water pipe caused by serious floods in south central coastal province of Bình Định one week ago has affected nearly 3,800 households in Tuy Phước District, an official said.

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Thirteen students hurt in balcony collapse

Thirteen students hurt in balcony collapse

Thirteen students in Bắc Ninh Province fell from the second floor and were wounded after a school balcony collapsed on Monday afternoon.

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Illegal sand mining damaging HN dyke

Illegal sand mining damaging HN dyke

Night after night, thousands of cubic metres of sand and gravel have been illegally mined from a portion of the Cầu River, causing erosion and affecting the dyke system for 200ha of agricultural land, online newspaper phapluatplus.vn reports.

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Urgent response discussed for Mekong River

Urgent response discussed for Mekong River

Eighteen million Mekong Delta residents are suffering serious consequences as the Mekong River is drying up due to over exploitation of hydropower plants in upstream countries, delegates heard at Friday’s conference in the Delta province of An Giang.

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Ministry proposes ban on imported animal organs

Ministry proposes ban on imported animal organs

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is proposing to ban importing old animals and animal organs to tighten management and improve the quality of Vietnam’s meat industry.

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City hopes to wean people off groundwater

City hopes to wean people off groundwater

Experts recommended solutions to protect HCM City’s groundwater sources and public health at a dialogue yesterday.

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Fighting climate change and other water hazards

Fighting climate change and other water hazards

Hoang Van Thang, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, spoke with VIR’s Thanh Tung about solutions for ensuring national water security amid worsening climate change and other challenges the country faces in water resource development and usage.

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Masan recognised as Vietnam’s fifth largest private enterprise

Masan recognised as Vietnam’s fifth largest private enterprise

Masan Group, one of the three largest private sector firms in Vietnam in terms of market capitalisation, was officially ranked as the fifth on Vietnam’s Top 500 Largest Private Enterprises List (VNR500), as recently announced by Vietnam Report.

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State audit to inspect BOT traffic projects

State audit to inspect BOT traffic projects

Several BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer) traffic projects will be on 2018’s audit list, the State Audit Office of Việt Nam (SAV) announced yesterday.

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Viet Nam: ideal destination for South Koreans to live and work

Viet Nam: ideal destination for South Koreans to live and work

It’s a late afternoon on a recent Saturday and a store in the Phu My Hung urban area in HCM City’s District 7 is filled with customers from South Korea, looking for new clothing and shoes.

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Đà Nẵng fines polluting project owner

Đà Nẵng fines polluting project owner

The central city of Đà Nẵng has fined the Sao Vàng Nha Trang Joint Stock Company, the owner of the Sapphire Hotel project, VNĐ320 million (US$14,000) for not completing an environmental assessment plan before construction.

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Local businesses take lead in promoting sustainable development in Industry 4.0

Local businesses take lead in promoting sustainable development in Industry 4.0

Leading CEOs from Vietnamese and German businesses this morning took a strong stand promoting sustainable development through the responsible use of natural resources in the forum “Beyond APEC 2017–Sustainable Development Opportunities for the Corporate Sector.”   

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Urban parents freak out as kids grow up too fast

Urban parents freak out as kids grow up too fast

Dozens of confused and anxious parents are showing up at the Children’s Hospital No 1 in HCM City every month.

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