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More tourists visit Dien Bien Phu battle site

Update: April, 21/2014 - 09:16

More than 85,000 domestic and foreign tourists have visited the northwest province of Dien Bien since March 15, according to its tourism authority.

Every day 4,000-5,000 people visit the sites of the Dien Bien Phu Battle like Doc Lap Hill, the airport, and the command tunnel of the French General De Castries.

It is expected that the number will increase from the end of this month when the Museum of Dien Bien Phu Victory will open.

Tin Tuc (News)

City announces disability assistance project

HCM City Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs on Friday unveiled a programme through 2020 to assist people with disabilities, which will include vocational training and job creation for them.

It will provide a subsidy of VND6 million ($285) per person for training.

The department has also told vocational training centres and schools to extend more preferential policies to disabled people.

Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)

Primary school students get food poisoning

Ninety-seven students at Long Binh Primary School in District 9 suffered from food poisoning last Friday after eating lunch.

Of them, 64 primary were taken to the District 9 Hospital for Emergency Aid and rest received first aid at school because their situation was not serious. By afternoon everyone had recovered and was discharged.

The city Preventive Medicine Centre and district agencies took samples for testing.

Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)

Education sector targets measles prevention

The Ha Noi Department of Education and Training ordered kindergarten teachers to pay greater attention to prevention of measles, which has been plaguing the city since the beginning of this year.

It told them to educate students' parents in preventive methods and what to do when a child gets the disease.

Tuoi Tre (Youth)

An Giang Province protects medicinal plants

The An Giang Province People's Committee has approved a project to conserve and develop medicinal plants on Bay Nui Mountain.

The VND1.85 billion ($88,095) project is to be carried out by August 2016.

Bay Nui is known to have 103 precious medicinal plants.

Nhan Dan (The People)



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