Gathering celebrates Hungary’s National Day in HCM City

Gathering celebrates Hungary’s National Day in HCM City

The Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organisations and the municipal chapter of the Vietnam-Hungary Friendship Association (VHFA) held a gathering on August 20 to celebrate the National Day of Hungary (August 20) and the 20th founding anniversary of the chapter.

First river bus to be launched soon in HCM City

First river bus to be launched soon in HCM City

The first river bus route of Ho Chi Minh city will be put into operation on August 21 with one-way tickets priced at VND15,000 (US$68 cents), said a representative from the HCM City Department of Transport.

APEC Pathfinder Dialogue: Corruption - driver of illegal logging

APEC Pathfinder Dialogue: Corruption - driver of illegal logging

As many as 120 officials from member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum are gathering at the fourth APEC Pathfinder Dialogue in Ho Chi Minh City on August 19-20 to discuss measures to strengthen the fight against illicit trade and corruption.

Court upholds death sentences to former Vinashinlines officials

Court upholds death sentences to former Vinashinlines officials

The High-Level People’s Court in Hanoi on August 18 upheld death sentences on former General Director of the Vinashin Ocean Shipping Co. Ltd. (Vinashinlines) Tran Van Liem and former acting head of Vinashinlines’ sales department Giang Kim Dat.

Front leader presents gifts to flood victims in Son La

Front leader presents gifts to flood victims in Son La

President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Tran Thanh Man on August 19 visited and presented gifts to people affected by floods in Muong La district in the northern mountainous province of Son La.

“First Embrace” needed to prevent death among newborns

"First Embrace" needed to prevent death among newborns

The core of early essential newborn care is the First Embrace – immediate and thorough drying after birth followed by skin-to-skin contact, appropriately timed clamping and cutting of the umbilical cord and exclusive breastfeeding.

Dong Nai tests electric fence to protect elephants

Dong Nai tests electric fence to protect elephants

A 50km long electric fence has been put into operation on a trial basis to prevent wild elephants from wandering into residential areas in the southern province of Dong Nai, according to the provincial Forest Protection Sub-Department.