A pilot programme to test blood pressure levels of residents of Mai Dinh Commune in Ha Noi kicked off about two weeks ago. The programme is operated by the city's Department of Health, in co-operation with Ha Noi Heart Hospital and Soc Son District Health Centre.
Under the programme, eight doctors of the hospital visit the commune to screen 300 residents. Follow-up exams will be offered at the district health centre periodically for patients with high blood pressure.
The goal of the programme is to reduce patients' travel costs to Ha Noi's central hospitals and patient overload at the city's hospitals.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Large fishing vessels put out to sea
Two new large fishing vessels will begin operating off the south-central coastal province of Binh Dinh today, leaving Quy Nhon Port.
The boats have a respective capacity of 1,200 CV and 1,400 CV. Each vessel is 3.5 metres high, 22.7 metres long and 6.7 metres wide. They each have a loading capacity of 70 tonnes, and have eight storage areas with a total of 50 tonnes of capacity.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)
Ministry proposes new Vung Tau airport
The Ministry of Transport has submitted to Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung a proposal to move the Vung Tau airport to Go Gang Island in the city's Long Son Commune.
Under the plan, the new airport would be built on a 300-ha plot. The current airport is located on 170 ha within the city and only serves helicopters.
Dau Tu (Viet Nam Investment Review)
Thai Binh closes polluting facilities
The Thai Binh Province Department of Natural Resources and Environment found that 10 of 12 dyeing and textile facilities in Hung Ha District's Thai Phuong Commune were operating without a licence. The provincial People's Committee, which has imposed fines and stopped their operations, said the companies were not treating their waste water properly.
Tin Tuc (News)