Environmental issues hinder new rural areas
In the five years since the Government put in place Decision No
49/QD-TTg on 19 criteria for new-style rural areas for the 2010-20
period, the majority of communes across the nation fail to meet the 17th
criterion on environment. Both local and central authorities find it
difficult to fill all five norms, as set down.
Baby vaccinations remain a cause for concern
Parents are concerned about post-vaccine reactions after the recent
death of babies after receiving Quinvaxem vaccine, although the Health
Ministry has repeatedly confirmed the safety of the vaccine.
Photos strengthen confidence of Mong girls
Wearing her most beautiful dress, Vu Thi Vu smiles broadly as she shows
to her friends one of her photos which are on display at the Can Chu
Phin secondary school in Meo Vac district of northernmost Ha Giang
Lack of fire safety a risk in high-rises
Negligence and ignorance of fire safety regulations by both investors
and residents at high-rise buildings have again come to the fore
following the latest blaze in Ha Noi.