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An Giang struggles with HFMD epidemic

Update: July, 13/2012 - 09:03
The People's Committee of the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of An Giang has asked its Health Department to make a plan to curb the spread of the hand, foot and mouth disease. The plan should cover increased checks and treatment in affected areas, educating people about the disease, improving treatment quality and training medical personnel.

A total of 1,478 people in the province have contracted the disease so far this year, seven times higher than the same period last year. An average of 70 people are being hospitalised every week. The disease has so far killed nine people, the highest number in the country.

Nhan Dan (The People)

Da Nang to increase tuition fees by 15%

The Da Nang People's Council has approved a 15 per cent tuition fee increase for public kindergartens, high schools and "continuing education" schools for the 2012-2013 school year.

According to the city's People's Committee, the increase in fees is based on the high rise in consumer price index (CPI) in 2011, which rose by 17.5 per cent over 2010.

Tuition fees will be adjusted for each school year based on the annual CPI, the People's Committee said.

Lao Dong (Labour)

Long An revokes 57 project licences

The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Long An has revoked the licences and land use grants of 57 long-delayed projects since 2011, it was revealed at a conference held to review the economic development of the province in the first six months of 2012.

There are 30 industrial parks and 40 industrial complexes in the province. Only 17 of 30 industrial parks are in operation.

Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Saigon)

Houses encroach on high-voltage power grid

Nearly 1,800 violations of Ha Noi's high-voltage power grid have been reported by the city's electricity company.

Most of the violations are encroachments by residential houses and buildings. The outlying district of Long Bien has the most cases while suburban My Duc District claims the fewest.

The company has required its members to reduce violations by one fifth on a year-on-year basis to ensure safety.

Kinnh Te & Do Thi (Economic & Urban Affairs)

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