Friday, October 28 2016


46 rescued animals released in national park

Update: September, 23/2015 - 09:40
Eighteen rescued wild animals have been released in the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in the central province of Quang Binh, including four endangered yellow-margined box turtles (Cuora flavomarginata).

The park's Animal Rescue, Conservation and Development Centre has so far this year rescued 105 wild animals and returned 46 of them to nature.

Nhan Dan (The People)

VN to use new software to manage vaccines

The Ministry of Health has announced it will start using new software to manage the country's National Expanded Programme on Immunisation from the end of this year.

Tran Dac Phu, head of the ministry's Preventive Medicine Department, said children would be assigned codes for keeping track of their immunisation history, which would help ensure they do not miss shots.

The programme will be piloted in the northern province of Bac Ninh.

More than 30 million free shots are given to women and children very year besides millions more for payment.

Only 70 per cent of children under one get all the recommended shots under the National Expanded Programme.

Tuoi Tre (Youth)

Over 1 million people get jobs this year

More than 1.11 million workers got jobs in the first eight months of the year, according to a report from the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.

The country targets creating more than 1.6 million jobs this year.

Nearly 12 million workers are covered by social insurance, an increase of 200,000 over last year.

More than 9.9 million workers also have unemployment insurance.

Lao Dong (Labour)

Chau Doc to get bridge to replace ferry

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has ordered construction of the Chau Doc Bridge in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of An Giang in the BOT (build-operate-transfer) mode.

The 667-metre bridge will cost VND931 billion (US$43.5 million) to build. Construction will begin in the fourth quarter of this year.

When the bridge opens to traffic in 2017, vehicles will no longer have to take the Chau Giang ferry.

Five bridges have been built to replace ferries in the delta — My Thuan, Can Tho, Rach Mieu, Ham Luong, and Co Chien.

Three more — My Loi, Vam Cong, and Cao Lanh —are under construction and expected to be finished in 2017.

Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)

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