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SOCIAL IN BRIEF 5/12

December 5, 2009
SOCIAL IN BRIEF 5/12

Remains of 33 fallen combatants found; Vietnam, Cambodia tighten anti-human trafficking ties; Solutions sought for sustainable craft village; Germany helps Vietnam reduce electric energy loss; PM orders general inspection of websites Remains of 33 fallen combatants found  Authorities in the central province of Quang Ngai have unearthed a mass grave, recovering the remains of 33 soldiers [...]

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Floods destroy crops, schools and lives

November 23, 2009
Floods destroy crops, schools and lives

Residents in the central provinces of the country struggle to rebuild their lives after being devastated by massive floods from typhoons and tropical storms in recent weeks. After Storm Mirinae subsided, many areas in the central coastal province of Binh Dinh are still flooded. With support from the air force, local authorities have delivered dozens [...]

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Poor draw from rivers after hike in tap-water rate

November 18, 2009
Poor draw from rivers after hike in tap-water rate

The recent hike in tap water prices of VND1,000-1,500 per cubic metre in the Cuu Long Delta provinces has forced many poor people in rural areas to use river water. Tap water at more than VND4,000 per cubic metre was high compared to the income of people in rural areas.In May, the Ben Tre People’s [...]

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Storm Mirinae losses ’huge’

November 3, 2009
Storm Mirinae losses ’huge’

LookAtVietnam – Initial losses have been reported in the central coastal provinces of Phu Yen and Binh Dinh, with two deaths, one missing person and three injured. Residents in the central province of Binh Dinh battle Storm Mirinae.Phu Yen’s Electricity Company Director Tran Van Khoa said losses sustained by the grid system were huge, with [...]

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Storm Mirinae losses ’huge’

November 3, 2009
Storm Mirinae losses ’huge’

LookAtVietnam – Initial losses have been reported in the central coastal provinces of Phu Yen and Binh Dinh, with two deaths, one missing person and three injured. Residents in the central province of Binh Dinh battle Storm Mirinae.Phu Yen’s Electricity Company Director Tran Van Khoa said losses sustained by the grid system were huge, with [...]

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Elevated railway requires mass resettlement

October 30, 2009
Elevated railway requires mass resettlement

LookAtVietnam – The first phase of Ha Noi’s elevated railway early next year will lead to the destruction of 1,811 home units along the 15km route. Traffic chaos at Cua Nam conjunction in Hoan Kiem District. It is hoped an elevated railway from Giap Bat to Gia Lam will improve the flow of traffic in [...]

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Landslides threaten 1,000 homes

October 29, 2009
Landslides threaten 1,000 homes

More than 1,000 households along Gianh River in central Quang Binh Province risk being swept away in landslides due to strong tides and rising water. Soldiers help residents of Quang Phuc Commune in the central province of Quang Binh to reinforce dikes along Gianh River.Latest statistics from the province’s two most affected districts, Tuyen Hoa [...]

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Thousands of households submerged in central region

October 20, 2009
Thousands of households submerged in central region

A road damaged by flood in the central region.LookAtVietnam – Less than 20 days after tropical storm Ketsana hit the central region, local people are still suffering from heavy flooding.Due to the impact of a tropical low pressure front approaching from the East Sea over the weekend, heavy downpours occurred in the central provinces with [...]

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Viet Nam reaches electricity target

September 24, 2009
Viet Nam reaches electricity target

LookAtVietnam – The 2006-08 phase of the country’s National Power Planning and Development Strategy has met the nation’s demand for electricity, By the end of 2008, the programme on investing and developing power for rural areas had provided electricity for 100 per cent of districts, 97 per cent of communes and 94 per cent of [...]

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Tra fish crisis watch

September 18, 2009
Tra fish crisis watch

LookAtVietnam – There is evidence showing that the problem in seafood exports really has its source at the roots – with the fish farmers. According to a survey on profit sharing from seafood exports conducted by the Mekong River Delta Development Research Institute under Can Tho University, seafood processing companies earn 78.5 percent of total [...]

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Vietnam, Cuba foreign ministries to bolster ties

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Vietnam’s top diplomat has affirmed that the Foreign Ministry will closely cooperate with its Cuban counterpart to implement the agreements reached by the two...