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,
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
The turnover was up 49.3 per cent to US$128
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
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
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
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
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)
Ha Noi to issue land-use certificates for
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
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)