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Provinces urged to combat bird flu outbreaks

Update: April, 23/2013 - 10:33

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has ordered south-central provinces to strengthen measures to prevent the spread of bird flu among swallows.  

If swallows are infected already, the provinces should declare the outbreak, cull the birds, and spray disinfectants, it said.  

Breeding facilities should carefully monitor the health of swallows not infected with bird flu, it added. 

Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times)

 Rubber exports bounce up in March 

The country's rubber exports in March topped 50,457 tonnes, an increase of 63 per cent year-on-year, according to the customs office.  

The turnover was up 49.3 per cent to US$128 million.  

However, exports were down 12 per cent for the first quarter, and turnover was 18.8 per cent lower. 

Nhan Dan (The People)

 Dong Nai industrial parks to cut pollution 

Most industrial parks in Dong Nai Province have installed wastewater treatment systems, according to the local Department of Natural Resources and Environment.  

Sixteen of the parks also have wastewater quality monitoring stations. 

Of the 150 firms earlier causing environment pollution, 83 have changed to new technologies and equipment and installed wastewater treatment systems to reduce pollution. 

Tin Tuc (News)

 Neonatal tetanus poses threat in the south 

Neonatal tetanus has been on an upward trend in the southern region in recent years, according to HCM City's Pasteur Institute, with doctors blaming it on low awareness and failure to get newborns vaccinated. 

In 2011 and 2012, there were 12 cases of neonatal tetanus each, up from almost none in the period from 2006 to 2010.  

They were reported mostly in the provinces of Long An, Binh Phuoc, An Giang, Dong Nai, Dak Nong, Dong Thap, and Can Tho City. 

Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)

 Ha Noi to issue land-use certificates for firms 

The Ha Noi Department of Natural Resources and Environment will next month issue land-use certificates to all organisations and companies lacking them. 

For the first time it will be done online. 

The capital has nearly 170,000 land lots and 500,000 apartments without the certificates, according to the Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment.  

Lao Dong (Labour)

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