HA NOI — An unexploded bomb thought to be left over from the American War was discovered at the bottom of Dinh Lake in Ba Dinh District's Ngoc Ha Ward yesterday.
The 1.2 metre bomb is the second to be found in the lake following the discovery of another similar device on January 1.
Local authorities suspended dredging operations and reported the case to the Ha Noi High Command to resolve.
Transformer station in Yen Bai catches fire
YEN BAI — A 110KV transformer caught fire yesterday in the northern province of Yen Bai's Yen Binh District, leaving the surrounding area without power for three hours.
Provincial Police mobilised six fire trucks to stamp out the fire.
The damage was estimated at VND200 million (US$9,500), according to Luong Nang Thi, head of the Fire Fighting and Prevention Department. Police are investigating the cause of the fire.
Three people die in car
HA GIANG — Three people died and four others injured when a car hit a road-safety barrier on National Highway 2 yesterday.
The car was en route from Ha Giang City to Thanh Thuy National border gate in Vi Xuyen District in Ha Giang Province yesterday.
The injured are being treated at Ha Giang General Hospital.
Police are investigating.
Stream blocked at Thac Chuoi reservoir
QUANG BINH — The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in the central province of Quang Binh successfully blocked off a stream yesterday so work can begin on the Thac Chuoi Reservoir in Bo Trach District's Phu Dinh Commune.
The reservoir will have an estimated capacity of 32 million cubic metres, with total investment of VND367 billion (US$17.5 million). The reservoir will supply water to 2,000ha of paddy fields, 600ha of farmland and 300ha of acquaculture ponds. It will also be used to monitor irrigation during the dry season.
According to Phan Van Khoa, director of the department, blocking the stream would allow work to be operational more quickly. The project is expected to be operational at the end of this year, three months ahead of schedule.
Check on street ads in Ha Noi
HA NOI — The Ha Noi Department of Information and Communications has ordered districts in the city to check phone numbers used in illegal advertisements in an effort to clean up the streets.
City authorities also asked telecom providers to cancel the phone numbers used for illegal ads.
To date, nearly 2,000 phone numbers have been stopped and about 700 boards for free ads erected in local districts. — VNS