Tuoi tre News

Glyphosate-based weedkiller officially banned in Vietnam

Vietnam has officially removed all types of weedkiller based on glyphosate, an active ingredient likely to cause cancer in humans, from the list of plant protection products allowed for use in the country. Hoang Trung, head of the Plant Protection Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and ...

Vietnam’s leading supermarket chain stops selling plastic drinking straws

Vietnam’s leading retailer Saigon Co.op announced on Tuesday that it will stop selling plastic drinking straws across its trading system from next month, as an initiative to reduce plastic waste. In addition, Saigon Co.op will completely remove plastic straws attached to products sold at its outlets, ...

Ho Chi Minh City to launch first human milk bank at top maternity hospital

A leading maternity hospital in Ho Chi Minh City is set to launch the city’s first international standard human milk bank next week as a solution to a shortage of biological milk for premature newborns.Keep reading ...

Chinese vessel sinks Vietnamese fishing boat near Hoang Sa

A Vietnamese fishing boat was hit and sunk by a Chinese ship off Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago in the East Vietnam Sea on Wednesday, local authorities have confirmed.The Vietnamese ship was operating near Da Loi (Discovery) Reef in Hoang Sa, around 198 nautical miles off the ...

Tuoi Tre News Reporter

Over $1bn to be poured into race tracks across Vietnam

Several businesses operating in Vietnam have the intention to build tracks for racing animals and vehicles across the country in ambitious projects collectively worth over US$1 billion.Keep reading ...

Tuoi Tre News Reporter

Entry fees proposed for Ly Son Island off central Vietnam

The administration of Quang Ngai Province in central Vietnam is considering an entry fee for visitors to its popular Ly Son Island, with tickets costing up to VND50,000 (US$2.15) per person, to fund conservation efforts on the island.Keep reading ...

Tuoi Tre News Reporter

Cái Lớn – Cái Bé Irrigation project approved

The Cái Lớn – Cái Bé irrigation project in the Mekong Delta has been approved by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, according to Lê Hồng Linh, director of the ministry’s Irrigation Work Investment and Construction Management Board No 10. The project, which will connect the Cái ...

H.T. Dung

Up to 4,000 Vietnamese die of HIV yearly: minister

Around 3,000-4,000 Vietnamese die from HIV and over 8,000 new cases of HIV infection are found every year, Vietnam’s top healthcare official said at an event in Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday.Keep reading ...

Thai Xuan

Japanese ambassador warns of halt of Saigon metro project over unpaid $100mn debts

Construction of a Japan-built metro line in Ho Chi Minh City might have to be halted after the end of 2018 as unpaid contractors’ wage has amounted to more than US$100 million, the Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam said in a letter.Keep reading ...

Tuan Son

Delayed urban project leaves thousands miserable on Ho Chi Minh City peninsula

Residents of the Thanh Da peninsula in Ho Chi Minh City have been waiting in the past 26 years for the completion of a development plan that has been negatively impacting their lives and limiting their ownership over local land and houses.Keep reading   ...

Duy Khang

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