Mekong Delta takes action to prevent drowning incidents Society

Mekong Delta takes action to prevent drowning incidents

The Mekong Delta has the highest rate of drowning in the country, particularly in Dong Thap province, where the number of deaths due to drowning is 10 times higher compared to that of dengue fever and hand, foot and mouth disease combined.
Vietnam climbs up UL safety index Business

Vietnam climbs up UL safety index

Vietnam is becoming a safer nation relative to many others, and once again improved its safety ranking in 2017, according to the latest report released by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a global safety science company.
HCM City children learning to swim Society

HCM City children learning to swim

Being aware of the alarming number of drowning deaths among children in Vietnam, Nguyen Quynh Huong in Ho Chi Minh City took her seven-year-old son to the local swimming pool for lessons.
Waterway accidents remain high Society

Waterway accidents remain high

As many as 44 inland waterway traffic accidents were recorded nationwide in the first half of this year, killing 33 people, injuring eight others and causing about 2.7 billion VND in property losses, according to statistics from the Department of Waterway Traffic Police.