VietNamNet Bridge – In only three days, three terrific traffic accidents killed 16 people, injured more than 50 others. On June 9, a traffic accident also killed a famous Japanese archaeologist in Hanoi. Traffic accidents have become the biggest threat for Vietnamese people whenever they get out. What must we do to stop that hurt? Many killed in traffic accidents in Quang Nam & Khanh Hoa According to the Road - Railways Traffic Police Department, in the first week of June, up to 339 traffic accidents occurred, killing 151 people and injuring 232 others. The most terrible accident occurred on the morning of June 7 in Khanh Hoa province, killing seven and injuring over 20 others. Two days later, on June 9, a coach of Mai Linh firm was upturned on the National Highway 1A in Quang Nam Province, taking the life of three people and making 30 others injured. The same day, in Long Dien District, Ba Ria - Vung Tau province, a frozen truck collided with three … [Read more...] about How to stop the pain from traffic accidents?
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Same-sex marriage fine to be taken off Vietnam will abolish the fine imposed on same-sex marriage from November 11 2013. Currently, homosexual wedding would pay around VND 100,000-500,000 in fine. The new regulation, stipulated at Decision No. 110/2013/NĐ-CP, aims to reduce discrimination against homosexual couples, showing the administration's acceptance of lifestyle variety. Earlier, same-sex marriage is not certified in Viet Nam. Thrift shop for charity in District 2 Thrift shop, an event that aims to encourage citizens to exchange their old stuff, will take place at Saigon Outcast in District 2 on October 19. Thrift shop will help participants to trade their products which could be unwanted goods, new or used with other finds. Anything that people have left over that does not get traded will be donated to local charity Cherri Blossom which aims to offer English and art classes to children of Vinh Long City, and support them in as many ways as possible. The event will have … [Read more...] about Same-sex marriage fine to be taken off in Vietnam
HCM City to open major bridge to traffic before Tet Rach Chiec 2 bridge now under construction, east of HCMC, will be put into use before the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) in early February. The city government has told the HCMC Department of Transport to urge Urban Traffic Management Unit No.2 to accelerate construction work on Rach Chiec 2 and open it to traffic to help facilitate traffic at the city’s eastern gateway, especially in the area of Cat Lai and Binh Thai intersection. The four-lane bridge measuring 868 meters in length belongs to the first phase and costs VND871 trillion (over US$38.75 million). Another four-lane bridge will be built in phase two. Currently, the eastern part of HCMC has Rach Chiec 1 Bridge on Hanoi Highway. Urban Traffic Management Unit No.2 needs to study building a road section to connect Le Van Viet Street and Tram 2 intersection to the eastern ring road and a road section from Rach Chiec 2 bridge to Binh Thai intersection to facilitate traffic … [Read more...] about Social News 21/12
Drunk drivers may be jailed Quang Chung By Quang Chung - The Saigon Times Daily HCMC – The Directorate for Roads of Vietnam has written to the Ministry of Transport proposing new preventive measures against road traffic rule violations, including imprisonment of drunk drivers. As proposed by the agency, if one has alcohol content exceeding 100mg per 100ml of blood or 0.4mg per liter of breath, he or she would be charged with violating road traffic regulations. Article 204.4 of the Penal Code says violators of road traffic regulations causing very serious consequences are subject to non-custodial reeducation of up to one year or a prison term of between three months and two years. The proposal to jail drunk drivers aims to reduce risks as statistics pointed out up to 45% of traffic accidents nationwide were caused by drunk drivers. Besides, many countries like France, Sweden and China treat drunk driving as a criminal office, the directorate gave an explanation for its … [Read more...] about Drunk drivers may be jailed
VietNamNet Bridge - In most provinces and cities there are “king” trucks that are under the guarantee of local officials, according to the chair of the Vietnam Automobile Transport Association. A mobile scale station in the central province of Ha Tinh. Mr. Nguyen Van Thanh, chairman of the Vietnam Automobile Transport Association, said that overloaded vehicles are not only damaging the road system but also causing inequality in the transportation business because the transport firms that conform to the rules suffer losses. Thanh said that in most provinces and cities there are groups of “king trucks’ that are protected by local officials, forming interest groups which find ways to combat law enforcement forces and dodge vehicle weighing stations. He praised the provinces that had detected high numbers of overloaded vehicles. He said the others did not find many overloaded trucks because they did not check many vehicles or only checked the vehicles with the … [Read more...] about Overloaded trucks protected by officials who ignore state regulations