The Ministry of Health's Preventive Medicine Department, National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology and Pasteur Institute plan to launch a campaign in late 2015 to provide free measles-rubella vaccines to more than 2 million young women in high-risk areas.
More than 20 million children aged one to 14 received measles-rubella vaccines from September 2014 to May 2015, accounting for 95 per cent of the country's children in that age range, according to the department.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Da Nang builds houses for needy
The Da Nang City People's Committee has allocated more than VND32.2 billion (US$1.5 million) this year to repair and build 1,188 houses for ethnic households and households that have contributed to the country's liberation.
Of the 1,188 houses, 987 houses have been repaired and 201 houses were built. The central city also plans to build additional 1,000 houses for households subject to the Government's preferential policies next year.
Lao Dong (Labour)
Rural development project implementation
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on Monday held a seminar to discuss the implementation of a rural development project in six central provinces – Ha Tinh, Thua Thien – Hue, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan.
The project, to be carried out from 2015 to 2018, costs US$92.5 million. Of the figure, $85 million is from the Asian Development Bank loan and the rest from domestic capital.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)
Floods in Mekong Delta rise rapidly
The water level of the Mekong River in upstream areas in An Giang Province's Tan Chau Town and Chau Doc City is rising rapidly, Luu Van Ninh, director of the An Giang Hydro- Meteorological Forecasting Centre, said on Monday.
The water level is estimated to increase by 8 – 12cm a day. The water level on the Tien River, a tribute of the Mekong River, is expected to reach 1.85m on Friday.
The upstream areas should strictly monitor the water rising level and strengthen inspection of dykes and sluice gates in flood-prone areas, Ninh said.
Tin Tuc (News)