Health Ministry uses standby fund for Ebola prevention Health

Health Ministry uses standby fund for Ebola prevention

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has allowed the Ministry of Health to proactively use its standby fund created for countering epidemics in 2014 for preventive measures against Ebola epidemic, which has caused over 3,400 deaths in West Africa so far.
Vietnamese fruit reaches int'l markets Business

Vietnamese fruit reaches int'l markets

Vietnamese fruits have gradually conquered world markets, said Nguyen Xuan Hong, director of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development's (MARD) Plant Protection Department.
Society

Southern border gates scan for Ebola

Although few foreigners enter Vietnam's southern provinces by land or water, body temperature scans are being used at border gates to test for the deadly Ebola virus and other infections.
Business

Vietnam, Cuba promote agricultural cooperation

Vietnam and Cuba expressed their wish to expand agricultural cooperation via a number of cooperation programmes, including a rice production programme and a master plan for aquaculture in Cuba until 2020.
Tourists from Ebola risk areas under strict observation Health

Tourists from Ebola risk areas under strict observation

Almost 23,000 tourists, including one from Liberia – the country most affected by the Ebola virus in West Africa - were recorded at the Vietnamese-Cambodian border crossings at Moc Bai and Xa Mat in southern Tay Ninh province between August 12-25.
Fever Nigerian passengers entering Vietnam quarantined Health

Fever Nigerian passengers entering Vietnam quarantined

The Pasteur Institute and the health department in Ho Chi Minh City on August 19 isolated two Nigerian passengers showing symptom of fever when entering Vietnam via Tan Son Nhat International Airport , according to the Preventive Medicine Centre under the Ministry of Health.
Health

Dung Quat Port begins Ebola checks

The Preventive Medicine Centre at the central coastal province of Quang Ngai on August 18 began conducting health checks on crews from foreign ships at Dung Quat Port in efforts to prevent Ebola virus from entering the country.
Business

Measures to strengthen blue dragon export

The price of dragon fruit in the central province of Binh Thuan , the country's largest blue dragon fruit cultivation area, has recently fallen significantly, the Communist Party of Vietnam Online Newspaper reported on August 20.
Business

TPP opens the door to market expansion

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement is a double-edged sword that brings both challenges and opportunities to Vietnam, radio The Voice of Vietnam (VOV) reported, citing experts at a recent seminar.
Vietnam steps up Ebola prevention efforts Health

Vietnam steps up Ebola prevention efforts

The Prime Minister has instructed actions in all fields to prevent the Ebola virus from entering the country while making necessary preparations for all possible scenarios in case the disease appears.