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Viet Nam faces major energy challenges

Update: December, 13/2012 - 09:06
Viet Nam will face enormous energy security challenges in the 2030s when the country will have to import a considerable portion of major fuels, Dr. Ngo Duc Lam, an energy expert, said on Tuesday.

Speaking at a conference on "Developing Sustainable Energy in Viet Nam," Lam said that the country had to import about 20 per cent of coal, 25 per cent of oil and all uranium for the nuclear power plants.

Tuoi Tre (Youth)

HCM City-Dau Giay Expressway to cost $1b

The total cost of the HCM City-Dau Giay Expressway project has been revised and estimated at VND20,630 billion (about US$1b), an increase of VND4,738 billion over the original plan.

Under the modified project, the total length of the expressway will be 59 kilometers, four kilometers longer than the original, and it will also include the An Phu intersection.

Dau Tu (Vietnam Investment Review)

Chicken from China has excessive antibiotics

All chicken samples illegally imported from China contain excessive antibiotics that will adversely affect people's health, according to the Veterinary Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The department also said that over 60 per cent of chicken samples illegally imported from China and found in Lang Son carried H5N1 viruses and increase the risk of an epidemic.

Thanh Nien (Young People)

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