to assess benefits of electric motorcycles
HA NOI — Deputy Prime
Minister Hoang Trung Hai on Monday asked the Ministry of Science and Technology
and other relevant ministries to look into the safety and likely environmental
benefits of electric motorbikes and bicycles.
Hai also asked authorities
in the central province of Quang Tri to permit the sale of electric motorbikes
and bicycles assembled in the Lao Bao Special Trade and Economic Zone in the
City discovers fake sunglasses
HCM CITY — HCM City
Market Watch on Monday discovered a large quantity of fake designer sunglasses
with trademarks such as Ray Ban, Vogue and Luxottica, for sale in a shop in Tan
The owner of the store
failed to provide any documentation for the sunglasses, which were estimated to
be worth nearly VND100 million (US$6,250).
petrol stations cheating motorists
NGHE AN — Inspectors
found that 19 out of 68 petrol stations recently visited in the central province
of Nghe An were cheating their customers, the provincial Department of Science
and Technology said on Monday.
Inspectors said the petrol
stations had adjusted petrol pump metres and that readings were as much as 7.8
per cent out.
fined for mass food poisoning
TAY NINH — Provincial
authorities in southern Tay Ninh have fined a food processing company VND119
million (US$7,437) after 1,500 workers at VMC Hoang Gia Company fell ill after
eating meals supplied by the firm.
The fine took into account
The incident happened in
June. There were no fatalities. — VNS