Posts Tagged ‘ Local officials ’

Vedan corrects its faults, Thi Vai river shows signs of revival

May 11, 2009
Vedan corrects its faults, Thi Vai river shows signs of revival

A mission led by Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Pham Khoi Nguyen found that seven months after the eruption of the ‘Vedan scandal,’ environmental remediation is now making good progress along the Thi Vai river not far from HCM City. Minister Pham Khoi Nguyen inspected Vedan’s waste water discharge system. At the Vedan factory, the [...]

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School shooting shocks Germany, chancellor appalled

March 12, 2009
School shooting shocks Germany, chancellor appalled

Germany was shocked by a tragic school shooting on Wednesday which killed 16 people, including the 17-year-old gunman apparently killing himself in a standoff with police. Rescue teams and police forces stand in front of the Albertville school in Winnenden near Stuttgart, Germany, Wednesday, March 11, 2009. (Xinhua/AFP Photo)German Chancellor Angela Merkel described the shooting [...]

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Plane crashes in U.S. New York state, 49 dead

February 13, 2009
Plane crashes in U.S. New York state, 49 dead

The crew aboard the ill-fated commuter plane had reported mechanical problems shortly before it crashed in the U.S. state of New York, killing all 48 people aboard and one person on the ground on Thursday evening, media reports said. A WGRZ-TV grab shows firefighters on the scene after a commercial plane crashed into a house [...]

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Allocation of Tet bonus to the poor to be probed nationwide

February 10, 2009
Allocation of Tet bonus to the poor to be probed nationwide

Many needy households did not receive the Government’s Tet bonus.VietNamNet Bridge – The press has recently reported that local officials in some provinces squeezed the Government’s Tet bonus for the poor. The Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs has decided to check the allocation of money to the poor throughout the country. According to [...]

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Local officials undermining drug fight: city vice mayor

February 7, 2009
Local officials undermining drug fight: city vice mayor

Increasing drug crimes by rehabilitated drug addicts and collusion of local officials with drug traders are major worries for city police, Colonel Phan Anh Minh (standing), deputy director of the HCMC’s police department, said at a meeting Friday Lax management of drug addicts who have undergone detoxification and corruption among several officials bode ill for [...]

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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...