HCM City-based Cho Ray Hospital on Sunday put into operation a wastewater treatment system equipped with advanced Japanese technology.
The VND90 billion (US$428.5 million) project, with a capacity of 163cu.m per hour, can treat all of the 2,500cu.m of wastewater discharged by the hospital every day. That amount accounts for one-seventh of the city's total hospital wastewater volume.
This system is part of the Ministry of Health's investment in upgrading wastewater treatment systems at hospitals nationwide.
Thoi Nay (Today)
Four arrested for illegal marriage brokering
HCM City police have arrested four people on charges of illegally brokering marriages between South Korean men and Vietnamese women.
The suspects were caught when police raided a hotel on Nguyen Duy Duong Street in District 5 last Thursday and found two South Korean men, Choe Dong-mycong and Chol Chan-ha, meeting local women to select their wives.
Do Viet Bang, who was arrested with his wife Tran Thi Bich, told the police they had brokered six marriages between Vietnamese women and Korean men.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
HCM City taxi fares increase
Leading taxi firms in HCM City will raise their fares by VND500-1,500 per km following a recent petrol price hike. The new fares, which help the taxi firms make up any financial losses, took effect yesterday, according to the city's Taxi Association.
Taxi companies Vinasun and Mai Linh, which have subsidised their drivers for losses caused by the petrol price hike in the last few days, are among the firms applying the new fares.
Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times)