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Public debt growth due to missed GDP target: minister

Public debt growth due to missed GDP target: minister

The main reason for the rapid rise of Vietnam’s public debt is failure to achieve the targeted economic growth rate and the resulting tax collection shortfall, Finance Minister Đinh Tiến Dũng said.

Terrifying train track market in Hanoi

A temporary market has recently been set up on the railway in front of Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi.

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HCM City revives idea of banning private vehicles in downtown

The HCM City Department of Transport is carrying out a feasibility study to ban private vehicles on a 221ha zone in the city’s downtown.

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Brightly coloured wooden and brick houses line a clean riverside path amid trees and vegetable gardens, a tranquil scene in the normally chaotic Indonesian capital Jakarta.

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Ill-conceived pavement clearance campaign causes resident pain

Lack of foresight by the authorities in their crackdown on businesses that were encroaching on pavements for commercial gain has seen local homeowners suffer.

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Vietnamese against child sexual abuse

The Gender-Based Violence Prevention Network, consisting of 15 active social organisations across Vietnam, have collected 27,552 signatures from local people to call for a drastic fight against increasing child sexual abuse in the country.

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Vietnamese youth ranked among weakest in region

The physical strength of young Vietnamese is falling behind their peers in Asia according to a report by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

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Bird flu expands in Vietnam, striking 2 more provinces

Strains of bird flu has been detected in a chicken breeder flock in the northern province of Bac Ninh and the birds will be culled to stop the virus from entering the food system, report government officials.

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