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Tides in HCM City reach warning levels

Update: October, 05/2013 - 10:16
The Southern Hydro-meteorology Station said that tides on the Sai Gon River were expected to exceed the 3rd warning level (1.5 metres) on October 6 and 7.

The water level was forecast to reach 1.46 metres at Phu An Station on October 5, 1.51 metres on October 6, and 1.53 metres on October 7.

The city's Steering Centre for Anti-Flooding Programme has asked the People's Committees of districts 12, Thu Duc, Binh Thanh, Cu Chi and Hoc Mon to prepare for damage caused by heavy rains and floods.


500 graduates to volunteer in rural areas

The Prime Minister has approved a project to send university graduates to work as volunteers in rural and mountainous areas through 2020.

The project aims to find 500 graduates to work in these areas by 2015. After five years, they will be trained and promoted to positions in local governments.


City to relocate cemeteries from urban areas

Nguyen Huu Tin, vice chairman of the HCM City People's Committee, has asked the Natural Resources and Environment Department to close and move cemeteries located in urban areas.

He also asked the department to create a plan to build new cemeteries combined with parks. He also urged the public to consider cremation.

The committee agreed to close 17 cemeteries in District 2.


Ha Noi to host traditional craft festival

The Ha Noi Culture, Sports and Tourism Department will hold the Ha Noi and Hong (Red) River Delta Traditional Craft Village Tourism Festival at the Quan Ngua Gymnasium from October 8-12.

More than 160 participants from 40 craft villages in the region will present 303 stalls showcasing their products and information on tourism.

The event will include arts performances and seminars on traditional craft villages in Ha Noi.


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