114 die in 186 traffic accidents during Vietnam’s National Day holiday

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During the four days from August 30 to September 2, the National Day holiday, 186 traffic accidents occurred across the country, killing 114 people and injuring 145, the Vietnam National Traffic Safety Committee reported Tuesday. Of these accidents, 184 occurred on roads, killing 111 people and wounding 142 others; while the remaining two happened on railways, claiming three lives and injuring three more. … [Read more...]

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Design changes could lower home prices A focus on affordable housing designs could bring down the price of houses and enable low-income earners to purchase them, experts said. Dr Khuat Tan Hung, a lecturer of Ha Noi Architectural University, said it was never easy to come up with low-cost housing designs, particularly in urban areas where demand for affordable housing was high but supply was beyond the reach of most people's incomes. According to the construction ministry, the ratio between … [Read more...]

Hanoi medical charity under scrutiny after infant deaths

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Luong Ngoc Khue (R), head of the Examination and Treatment Department at the health ministry, visits a military hospital in Khanh Hoa Province where surgeries performed by a Hanoi charity on August 23, 2014 claimed three infants' lives. Photo credit: Tuoi … [Read more...]

PM takes action after fatal bus crash in north

The scene of the coach accident in Sa Pa town in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai which killed 12 people so far and injured at least 40 others. - VNS Photo Courtesy of khampha.vn

HA NOI (VNS) - Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has called for details of a traffic accident that killed 12 people on a sleeper bus in the northern province of Lao Cai on Monday. … [Read more...]

Trekking through Tu Lan: the cave less traveled by

Jungle trekking on the way to the Tu Lan cave system in Quang Binh Province. Photo:

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Farmer’s museum attracts foreign tourists

Tran Cong Khanh, colloquially known as "Sau Khanh' from the southern province of Ben Tre, has spent dozens of years and a lot of money on collecting antiques. The 59-year-old farmer said he wants to preserve his family's traditions and his homeland's special cultural values. Khanh's 200sq.m house stands under green coconut trees in Ben Tre city's My Thanh An commune. It is now home to thousands of antiques such as porcelain, lamps and clocks. Khanh said the collection of antiques has been … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s longest highway just about to open

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(VOV) - Vietnam's longest Noi Bai-Lao Cai highway is finalizing the final stages before officially opening to the public on September 9. The highway is expected to help shorten travel time from Hanoi to Lao Cai from the current 7 hours to only 3.5 hours. Vietnam Expressway Corporation (VEC) Vice Director General Nguyen Van Nhi said his corporation is urging contractors to finish their final punch lists and supporting work on the roadside. Some images on the highway before opening to public: … [Read more...]

Vietnam transport minister climbs down ravine to visit bus crash site

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Vietnam's Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang walked down a valley in the northern province of Lao Cai on Tuesday to examine the scene of an accident in which a sleeper bus fell into the abyss after colliding with a car one day earlier, killing at least 12 people. Minister Thang asked rescuers to continue searching for survivors and those still trapped under the debris of the badly damaged double-decker bus. He also suggested using police dogs in the search and rescue mission. Police will … [Read more...]

Phong Nha – Ke Bang offers zipline service

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Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park in Quang Binh province has added a zipline service, according to an announcement of the management board of Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park on August 29. Nearly VND 7 billion has been invested in installing the new service. … [Read more...]

At least 12 dead as bus falls into abyss in Vietnam

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A sleeper bus carrying 53 people collided with a car and then fell into an abyss in the northern Vietnamese province of Lao Cai on Monday evening, leaving at least 12 people dead and 41 others injured. At about 6:30 pm, the double-decker bus was traveling on National Highway 4D in Bat Xat District, about 15km from Sa Pa town, when it hit a four-seater car. The bus had earlier departed from Sa Pa. After the collision, the bus fell into a 200-meter deep valley. The car, which had two … [Read more...]