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Lunar New Year holidays

Purchasing power soars by 8.5 percent

Business

Purchasing power soars by 8.5 percent

The purchasing power in the total national retail value of goods and services until April 2018 reached nearly 1.40 trillion VND (61.4 million USD), the General Statistics Office (GSO) reported.

Cold snap hits northern region ahead of Tet

Environment

Cold snap hits northern region ahead of Tet

A cold wave which hit the northern region on January 28 has lowered temperatures in the northern and northern central localities down to around 10 degrees Celsius. The cold snap is expected to last for the next 10 days.

HCM City to ensure safe travel during holidays

Society

HCM City to ensure safe travel during holidays

The HCM City Department of Transport said it would ensure the orderly flow of traffic during the Calendar New Year and Tet (Lunar New Year) holidays by strictly enforcing traffic regulations and inspecting interprovincial bus stations for illegal buses.

Ministry warns of foot and mouth disease spread

Health

Ministry warns of foot and mouth disease spread

The Ministry of Health has asked people across the country to take protective measures against hand, foot, and mouth disease after data from the ministry’s General Department of Preventive Medicine showed that over 2,100 people had contracted the disease in 57 localities this year.

Telecoms giants gear up for 4G

Sci-Tech

Telecoms giants gear up for 4G

Leading telecom service providers Viettel, MobiFone and VinaPhone are scrambling to put up base transceiver stations and pilot 4G services to be ready to officially offer them this quarter.