Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI - Four garbage trucks that were driven in the BRT lane on Hà Đông District's Tố Hữu Street on Tuesday have been identified. This was stated by the Hà Nội traffic police division on Wednesday. The trucks are under the management of the Hà Đông Urban Environment Joint Stock Company, which is headquartered on the street, Lieutenant Colonel Đỗ Mạnh Ninh, captain of traffic police team No 7, said. The truck drivers have been asked to come to the police's headquarters for questioning, he said. A video clip posted on social media on Tuesday shows four garbage trucks, one behind the other, using the BRT lane in the Hà Đông-Tô Hiệu direction and then turning to Khuất Duy Tiến Street. Two out of four drivers were identified by Nguyễn Viết Bính, vice director of the company, as Đỗ Mạnh Cường and Phong. The trucks were being driven towards the Nam Sơn landfill in Sóc Sơn District, he said. Cars drivers that use dedicated BRT lanes will receive fines of VNĐ300-400,000 … [Read more...] about Garbage trucks drivers to be fined for violation
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Danang allows cruise ships gambling in port The central city of Danang has allowed cruise ships keeping their casinos and duty-free shops open while docking overnight at Tien Sa port. The decision will be implemented as from mid-January, said Tran Chi Cuong, vice director of the Danang municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism. SuperStar Libra Cruise Ship of Star Cruises will be the first ship to follow the new rule. Danang received more than 1.268 million foreign tourists in 2015, a year-on-year increase of 34%, including more than 5,000 foreign sea travellers. It is expected to welcome more than 100,000 passengers on board of 110 cruise ships this year. Three Lao drug traffickers arrested in Quang Tri Police and border guards in Lao Bao international border gate in Quang Tri Province on January 7 caught three Laotians in the act of illegally transporting 900 pills of synthetic drugs. The arrested are 41-year-old Xun Thoong Bun Pha Voong, 49-year-old Pam Phen and … [Read more...] about Social News 9/1
Stone-carrying lorries stir up dust, loud noise Heavy lorries carrying stones have been driving around the clock and making a terrible and dusty environment in Phú Mãn Commune, in Hà Nội’s Quốc Oai District. Over recent years hundreds of households in the commune, 30km from Hà Nội’s centre, have suffered from serious pollution, but local authorities have not helped them. Stone exploitation at local mines was to blame according to local residents; some enterprises have been licensed to exploit stone since 2007. Before 2007, the environment of the six villages in Phú Mãn Commune was healthy, local residents said. Things started to get worse when stone mining began. Local people’s daily activities were affected as were schools and health centres by the loud lorries. The 2.7 km main road linking the commune centre with the villages was seriously damaged, causing traffic jams. Early last year, Quốc Oai District … [Read more...] about Social News 2/5
The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 highlights a fact long known to those watching the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine: You can't expect reliable information about it from officials or media, whether Russian, Ukrainian or Western. As a result, relatives of people killed on the plane must now subsist on a familiar diet of rumors and falsehoods -- often incredibly callous ones. Just now I have received information that terrorists – death-hunters were collecting not only cash money and jewelry of the crashed Boing died passengers but also the credit cards of the victims. Currently they might as well try to use them in Ukraine or pass them on to Russia. My humble request to the relatives of the victims to freeze their credit cards, so that they won’t loose their assets to terrorists! Mainstream Ukrainian media immediately picked up the allegation and spread it as straight news. "The Russian mercenaries are openly looting the crash site of the Malaysian Boeing: … [Read more...] about Flight MH17 victims’ bodies were looted. Or maybe not.
Once a lush river, then a stagnant ditch, the World Bank now regards the Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe Canal in Ho Chi Minh City as an example of smart urban development work. Whether dumping, cut corners or climate change will threaten that success remains to be seen. Nguyen Van Hoang stirs his coffee and smiles at the pigeons pecking grains of rice off the pink tiles along the Nhieu Loc - Thi Nghe Canal. "I love sitting here every afternoon, enjoying a coffee and a cool breeze," said Hoang, a 60-year-old resident of Truong Sa Street which runs along the Ho Chi Minh City waterway. Hoang's happy the canal is now the kind of place you'd like to hang out. "It used to be a dead, smelly canal full of garbage," he said. "People clutched their noses when they passed through this neighborhood. Now the water's turned from black to green. The canal's like a park where people exercise, children play and birds gather." The Nhieu Loc - Thi Nghe Canal runs roughly eight kilometers through seven districts … [Read more...] about The resurrection of Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe: How HCMC brought the black water canal back from the dead