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WHO recommends Vietnam excises special tax on sugary beverages

WHO recommends Vietnam excises special tax on sugary beverages

Experts from the World Health Organisation have recommended imposing a special consumption tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in Vietnam, as the drinks are causing negative health consequences for Vietnamese people.

Saudi Arabia has said it has confiscated more than 12,000 pirating devices in the country, after rival Qatar's beIN Media accused broadcasters in the kingdom of bootlegging its World Cup broadcasts.

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HCM City adds facilities to hospitals to cope with overcrowding

HCM City has earmarked 665ha of land by 2020 to upgrade existing hospitals and build new facilities so that they can cope with the relentless overcrowding, according to its Department of Health.

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Vietnam deals with pressure to improve labour productivity

Experts have warned that the momentum of Vietnam's economic growth has not really come from increased labour productivity.

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Mammoth underground parking lot to be constructed

Hanoi will have a gigantic underground parking lot in the near future.

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Da Lat suffers from scamming salespeople

Tourists are being increasingly targeted by annoying sales people in Da Lat City during summer holiday despite efforts from local authorities.

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Reptiles become popular pets

More people in HCM City are keeping snakes, geckos and bearded dragons as pets.

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