The Hanoitimes - Over the past years, health establishments in Hanoi have mobilized all available resources to invest in medical equipments so as to meet demands for people’s health care. In the coming time, it is essential to give appropriate and effective measures to attract socialization investment resource.According to statistics, there are 41 public hospitals, including 28 ones at municipal level and 13 others at district level in Hanoi. For the 2011-2016 period, the total cost of medical equipments for public hospitals was estimated at over VND 1,000 billion, in which, VND 271.077 billion was from the fund for basic investment construction; VND 607.831 billion from the city’s budget. Ha Dong General Hospital is equipped with three more hemodialysis machines for the 2011-2016 period Director of the Hanoi Health Department Nguyen Khac Hien said that all units under the municipal Health Department well implemented current regulations; ensured efficiency in using … [Read more...] about Hanoi aims to attract investment projects in medical equipments
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More than a third of Americans are obese, another third or so are overweight, and the rest of us—well, we wouldn’t mind losing a few pounds. But we’re finally doing something about it. Americans are ingesting about 9 percent fewer calories than they did a decade ago, and they seem to have cut down on soda the most easily. Soda consumption is down 25 percent from its peak in the 1990s. That’s great for people’s waistlines but not for the soft-drink industry, which really wishes people would focus on another way to shed the weight. “Sugar-sweetened beverages have been singled out,” Muhtar Kent, Coca-Cola’s chief executive officer, wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed in 2009, but “it’s not just about calories in. It’s also about calories out.” To that end, Coca-Cola and other soft-drink companies often try to raise awareness about the other causes of, and solutions to, the obesity epidemic. As reported by the New … [Read more...] about Should companies like Coca-Cola fund anti-obesity research?
More prosecuted for public order disruption at Dong Nai IZs The People’s Procuracy in Nhon Trach and Trang Bom district and Bien Hoa city, in southern Dong Nai province, approved the decision to prosecute two additional public disorder cases on May 20, with an additional 39 defendants prosecuted and temporarily detained. Specifically, Bien Hoa and Trang Bom police prosecuted 36 defendants on public disorder charges, while Nhon Trach police prosecuted two cases with three defendants on charges of property robbery. On the same day, Nhon Trach district police arrested three offenders, namely Nguyen Van Do, Nguyen Thanh Binh and Vo Quoc Thanh, all living in Trang Bom district, on charges of disturbing public order at Trang Bom’s Ho Nai industrial zone on May 14. As of May 20, the Dong Nai provincial police had been holding 416 people and prosecuted a total of 18 criminal cases, with 76 defendants prosecuted and temporarily detained for a three-month period. Donations pour … [Read more...] about More prosecuted for public order disruption at Dong Nai IZs
VND2.3 trillion to be invested in upgrading Tan Son Nhat airport A VND2.3 trillion (US$108 million) project is set to begin in November to expand T2 International Terminal of Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City. Minister of Transportation Dinh La Thang has approved the project of the Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV), which is scheduled to be completed in three years. Accordingly, three areas of the terminal will be expanded, raising the current 22,000 square metres in use to 115,834 square metres. The improved terminal, which will include 120 check-in desks, 10 jet bridges and 19 gates, will be able to serve about 13 million passengers per year, increasing current capacity by three million. According to ACV Deputy General Director, Ho Minh Tien the expanded areas will enhance the current architecture, especially the curved roof in the shape of a flying bird wing. The current terminal was put into operation in September 2007, aiming to serve 8-10 million … [Read more...] about VND2.3 trillion to be invested in upgrading Tan Son Nhat airport
VietNamNet Bridge – Pham Quoc Dat, co-founder and CEO of HATCH! Program and who was listed among Forbes Viet Nam ’30 under 30’ in 2016, spoke to Le Thu Huong about HATCH’s entrepreneurship schemes and what it takes for Viet Nam’s startup ecosystem to move forward.As one of Viet Nam’s most well-known startup leaders, Pham Quoc Dat founded HATCH! with three friends in 2012. HATCH! now offers community building and incubator programmes, connects startups with angel investors and runs an annual national startup conference called HATCH! FAIR.What differentiates HATCH! VENTURES from other incubators?HATCH! was founded in December 2012 as a startup community builder. Since then, we have been actively promoting the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Viet Nam.Since 2016, we have established HATCH! VENTURES as a key accelerator for technology startups. We focus 100 per cent on the quality of the startups, while caring about social impacts at the same time. By … [Read more...] about VN’s startup ecosystem needs strong investment networks