Health

Committee warns of bird flu returning

Three more outbreaks of bird flu have been reported in the northern province of Thai Nguyen and in the southernmost province of Ca Mau province since the start of this month, killing more than 300 birds.
VNA presents Tet gifts to AO victims in Hanoi Society

VNA presents Tet gifts to AO victims in Hanoi

The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and the Hanoi AO/dioxin Victims’ Association on February 7 presented gifts to two war veterans who are heavily affected by the Agent Orange/dioxin on the occasion of the Tet (Lunar New Year) festival.
Leaders pay Tet visits to people Society

Leaders pay Tet visits to people

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on February 7 led a government delegation to visit the central province of Thua Thien Hue on the occasion of the Tet (Lunar New Year) festival.
Hanoi commutes sentences of 370 prisoners Society

Hanoi commutes sentences of 370 prisoners

As many as 370 prisoners in Hanoi’s three jails will have their sentences commuted on the occasion of the Tet (Lunar New Year) festival under a decision by the Hanoi People’s Court announced on February 3.
Society

Red Cross provides over 1.4 trillion VND to those in need

Red Cross societies at all levels nationwide in 2009 raised more than 1.44 trillion VND (78 million USD) in support of the poor as well as victims of Agent Orange and natural disasters--up 402 billion VND compared to the previous year.
Society

Kumquat, peach tree growers expect bumper crop

Peach and kumquat growers in Hanoi are looking forward to a bumper crop as the weather has become rather cold, with the occasional warm day during the years-end.

Although the Tet (Lunar New Year) festival is still to come, the kumquat fields have started to turn yellow while the red peach blossoms are in bud. Many owners of peach orchards in Nhat Tan have gathered their ornamental trees together and are waiting for buyers.
Average 2009 salary increases over 10 percent Society

Average 2009 salary increases over 10 percent

Although businesses faced lots of difficulties derived from the global economic recession in 2009, the average monthly salary of labourers reached over 2.8 million VND (150 USD) per head in 2009, up 10 percent from the previous year.