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Google assists parents in protecting their children online

 Google assists parents in protecting their children online

“Café with Google”, a social program held by Google for the first time in Vietnam at one primary and one secondary school in Ho Chi Minh City, provided Vietnamese parents with knowledge and helped them understand, accompany, and protect

Zinc deficiency rampant in Vietnamese women, children

Vietnamese people are zinc deficient at an alarming rate, especially pregnant women and young children.

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 Southern provinces face farm labour shortage

The south’s key economic provinces, such as Dong Nai, Ba Ria-Vung Tau and Binh Duong, have recently shifted focus from agricultural to non-agricultural sectors, resulting in a serious shortage of agricultural workers during harvest season.

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 Expat children become more open to new cultures

Seventy per cent of expat parents in Vietnam believe their children become open to new cultures after moving abroad, HSBC Expat Explorer survey finds.

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Vietnam Tourism Association proposes to expand visa exemption programme

The Vietnam Tourism Association has proposed to continue visa exemptions for Western European tourists to boost tourism.

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Lax management blamed for truck-related traffic accidents

The number of traffic accidents related to trucks has been on the rise. Lax management over road freight has been partially blamed for the problem.

 >>  12 die in head on truck-coach collision in Gia Lai
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Bottom trawling a threat to the ocean, fishermen

Bottom trawling is a particularly destructive method of fishing, in which huge weighted nets are dragged on the sea floor, catching everything in their path.

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Shipbuilders accused of cheating fishermen

Binh Dinh authorities have criticised several shipbuilding companies for supplying poor-quality fishing vessels but then blamed the fishermen and the sea for their problems.

 >>  Ministry urges tightened management over shipbuilding
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