Hai Duong to stop social distancing from March 3 The Saigon Times A driver has his body temperature checked. Hai Duong Province will end the 15-day social distancing period from March 3 – PHOTO: TNO HCMC – Hai Duong Province will end the 15-day social distancing period from March 3, Pham Xuan Thang, secretary of the provincial Party Committee, told a meeting today, March 1. Up to now, Hai Duong Province has put Covid-19 under control, contributing to keeping the province and the country safe, Thang said. Thang also praised local agencies, competent forces and residents for their efforts in the fight against Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, over the past 33 days. It is not necessary to extend the social distancing period, he said, adding that the province will shift to a new period of taking drastic measures to prevent the disease while facilitating economic development, the local media reported. To effectively ward off the disease, Kinh Mon … [Read more...] about Hai Duong to stop social distancing from March 3
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But the city, the country's largest, also has a great deal of historical value related to the wars of resistance against the French and Americans to offer interest to tourists as well as locals. One of the most fascinating destinations is Cu Chi guerrilla warfare tunnels, located about 70km from downtown HCM City. Built by South Vietnamese liberation forces as shelter from US and Sai Gon troops during the war, the site is known over the world, but even many locals have yet to visit the tunnels. Revolutionary spirit First formed in 1948 during the resistance war against the French colonialists, the original network of tunnels was in Tan Phu Trung and Phuoc Vinh An wards. Initially, the tunnels had only short paths and simple structure that were used to hide documents, weapons and resistance members deep inside the enemy-controlled area. Only during the anti-American war were the tunnels reinforced and widened. Beginning in 1961, when the Party Committee and headquarters … [Read more...] about Historic Cu Chi Tunnels site seeks UNESCO World Heritage Site recognition
Construction of Cai Lon sluice on Cai Lon river, An Binh commune, Chau Thanh district (Photo: VNA) Kien Giang (VNA) - Extra efforts are being made to quickly complete the first phase of the Cai Lon - Cai Be irrigation system in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang to better serve local life and production. Connecting the Cai Lon River to the Cai Be River, the project is expected to improve agriculture and aquaculture production, control salinity, fight the effects of climate change, and provide freshwater for An Minh and An Bien districts during periods of low rainfall. Construction of the first phase of the project, scheduled to be completed by the end of this year, is taking place in Chau Thanh district on 54.5 ha, with funding of 3.3 trillion VND (143.3 million USD). According to deputy head of the Irrigation Work Investment and Construction Management Board No 10, Ha Duc Hanh, the Cai Be sewer was put into operation on February 5, several months ahead of … [Read more...] about Kien Giang hoping to soon put Cai Lon – Cai Be irrigation system into operation
BHUBANESWAR -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was inoculated with the first dose of a home-grown coronavirus vaccine on Monday, kicking off an expansion of the country’s immunisation campaign as infections rise in some big states. People above 60, and those who are 45 or more and suffering from certain medical conditions, are now eligible for the vaccinations. But some inoculation centres reported issues with the government’s Co-Win portal used to coordinate the drive, which could slow its progress. India, which has reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases after the United States, has so far vaccinated 12 million health and front-line workers since starting its immunisation programme in mid-January. It wants to cover 300 million of its 1.35 billion people by August. “I appeal to all those who are eligible to take the vaccine,” 70-year-old Modi said on Twitter, posting a picture of him getting the shot at a government hospital in New Delhi. “Together, let us make India … [Read more...] about Modi takes home-grown vaccine as India widens immunisation drive
The Hanoitimes - The declaration is believed to be more effective only when having a transparent mechanism that is more trustworthy than the current process. The Government Inspectorate of Vietnam has asked high-ranking officials to make assets declaration within March as part of efforts to curb corruption. Assets declaration is believed one of Vietnam's tools against corruption. Source: Tien Phong State employees holding the post of deputy department and higher, police and army officers, candidates for the National Assembly and the People Council are subject to the assets declaration. The declaration covers kinds of assets, flows of assets, and origin of assets. Results of the declaration would be public in the agencies they work for or at the bodies’ meetings. Assets declaration is believed one of Vietnam’s tools to curb corruption among state cadres. Authorized agencies likely check randomly part of the assets to see if the declaration is … [Read more...] about Is assets declaration by Vietnam’s high-ranking officials effective?