Blindness rate drops strongly in Vietnam Health

Blindness rate drops strongly in Vietnam

The rate of blindness among people 50 years old and older has dropped strongly in the past decade, standing at 1.3 percent in 2015 from 3.1 percent in 2008, according to the latest survey conducted in 14 cities and provinces in 2015.
Thailand: Mekong water level drops World

Thailand: Mekong water level drops

The water level of the Mekong river in Nakhon Phanom, Thailand’s northeastern province bordering Laos, is dropping by 10-20 cm a day, according to local media.
First horse racing course licensed in Vietnam Politics

First horse racing course licensed in Vietnam

Chairman of the Hanoi municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung, empowered by the Prime Minister, presented an investment license to a multifunctional entertainment complex with a horse racing course in the outlying district of Soc Son on October 14.
Mekong Delta’s sea level rise alarming: US professor Environment

Mekong Delta’s sea level rise alarming: US professor

Rising sea levels and saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta are becoming alarming, said Prof. David Dapice, Senior Economist, Vietnam and Myanmar Programme, Harvard Kennedy School, at a meeting with leaders of Can Tho city on October 8.
HCM City urged to upgrade IPs to attract investment Business

HCM City urged to upgrade IPs to attract investment

To attract more investment, especially from overseas, Ho Chi Minh City needs to renovate and reform its export processing zones (EPZs) and industrial parks (IPs), said Tran Quang Truong, General Director of Tan Binh Industrial Park.
Cambodian Prime Minister begins official visit to Vietnam Politics

Cambodian Prime Minister begins official visit to Vietnam

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen is leading a high-ranking delegation of the Cambodian Government on a two-day official visit to Vietnam from October 4 at the invitation of his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc.