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HCM City to host international traffic safety conference

HCM City to host international traffic safety conference

More than 600 local and international traffic experts and policy-makers will participate in the 12th International Conference of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies (EASTS) to be held in HCM City and Bình Dương Province from September 18-21.

Caged house extensions block fire exit

A recent deadly fire in Hanoi has raised warnings about house extensions that block emergency exits.

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Detached houses turned into apartment buildings in Hanoi illegally

Many detached houses in Hanoi have been turned into small apartment buildings illegally through adding additional floors, however, local authorities have not yet taken strict measures to deal with the problem.

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 Vietnam-Cambodia ties set for new stage of development

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong’s upcoming state visit to Cambodia from July 20-22 will open a new stage of development in relations between the two countries.

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Projects to cut Tan Son Nhat traffic

Traffic congestion around Tan Son Nhat International Airport has persisted for a long time. However, the busiest airport in the country may see much-needed improvements with three proposed projects costing a total of VNĐ15 trillion (US$660 million).

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3,500 young drown in Vietnam every year

As many as 3,500 children and teenagers drown in Vietnam every year according to a report from the Ministry of Health.

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Women pay hundreds of million for fake wedding services

Hundreds of women are seeking out fake wedding and husband-for-hire services to avoid societal pressure to get married.

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 Facebooker fined for child kidnapping rumours

A woman in the central city of Danang has recently been fined VND12.5 million (USD595) for publishing false information about child kidnapping on her Facebook.

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