Two 250kg wartime bombs defused

Update: October, 28/2009 - 00:00

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Two 250kg wartime bombs defused

HCM CITY — Two 250kg bombs that remained 3.5m underground from the American war were defused on Tuesday by a Ministry of Defence company.

The Lung Lo Construction Company is in charge of discovering and defusing explosive objects in the area where PetroVietnam is building a 157km gas pipeline network running from Can Tho City to Ca Mau City.

One of the bombs was found underground in Hau Giang Province’s Vi Thanh Town and the other in Ca Mau Province’s Thoi Binh District.

60 students graduate from economics class

HA NOI — The French-Vietnamese Centre for Management Education (CFVG) graduated 60 students of its Master in Economics of Banking and Finance (MEBF) class yesterday in Ha Noi.

The students were given the hard-earned Master degree delivered jointly by ESCP-EAP European School of Management and Paris Dauphine University.

The programme was launched in Viet Nam in 2003.

Improvements for health sector

HA NOI — The first agreement on Delegated Implementation in the framework of the EC Health Sector Capacity Support Project was signed by the European Commission Delegation and German Technical Co-operation on Tuesday in Ha Noi.

According to the agreement, about 1.5 million euros (US$2.3 million) will be spent to strengthen the capacity of health departments in 15 provinces in Viet Nam to deliver quality health services with a main focus on primary health care and preventive medicine in northern Yen Bai and central Thanh Hoa provinces.

Company to recall milk products

HCM CITY—Freisland Campina Viet Nam yesterday said it would recall all milk products sold in Viet Nam containing Vivinal Gos, a pre-biotic ingredient that feeds the good bacteria in the gut.

The decision was made after complaints from consumers who drank Dutch Lady ULT (ultra high-temperature sterilised) milk that contains Vivinal Gos.

The company sent 800 samples to TNO Quality of Life in Holland, one of the world’s largest research centres in nutrition and health, to test the quality of the Dutch Lady milk and other products. TNO said no allergens, gluten or histamine were detected in the samples.

In addition, no indications were obtained which could explain a possible relation between the reported health complaints and the Dutch Lady milk, according to FrieslandCampina. Despite the negative test, it has decided to recall the products. — VNS