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Vietnam has 325 new rural communes

Society

Vietnam has 325 new rural communes

An additional 325 communes were recognised as new style rural areas in January - April, 2017, a rise of 3.6 percent compared to end of 2016, announced the Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development (MARD).

Symposium on building smart cities in Vietnam

Society

Symposium on building smart cities in Vietnam

Establishing smart cities will make urban areas better places to live and work due to their economic, social and environmental aspects, Minister of Information and Communication Nguyen Minh Hong said at a symposium in Hanoi on May 18.

TB elimination faces hurdles

Health

TB elimination faces hurdles

Shortage of funding and trained personnel, as well as social discrimination, are undermining Vietnam’s hard-won success in combating the scourge of tuberculosis.

Criminal cases down in 2016

Society

Criminal cases down in 2016

The number of criminal cases in 2016 was 54,511, a reduction of 4.4 percent from 2016 but organised crimes have shown signs of increasing in some localities.