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Dong Nai urged to prioritise high-tech, environmentally friendly investors
The deputy PM also asked the province to take bolder action in administrative reform by opening administrative procedures to all people and applying information technology in dealing with these procedures.
The directions were given by the Deputy PM on March 18 during his working session with the Dong Nai leadership on the province’s socio-economic development.
Deputy PM Binh urged Dong Nai to be more assertive in the fight against smuggling and trade fraud as well as step up its efforts to crack down on drug-related crimes and traffic law violations.
According to an official report, Dong Nai province met 23 out of 24 socio-economic development targets in 2016, with the local economy continuing to see strong growth and exports reaching over US$15.2 billion.
Dong Nai has 35 industrial parks, of which 30 have already been put into operation, attracting US$25 billion in more than 1,200 foreign-invested projects.
Despite such positive results, the province is still faced with a number of issues such as a shortage of funds for infrastructure development, rampant violations in trade, food safety and the environment.
At the working session, Deputy PM Binh asked relevant ministries and agencies to take note of Dong Nai’s requests and introduce appropriate measures to facilitate the province’s socio-economic development.
First half of Vietnam’s north-south expressway to displace 2,100 families
At least 2,100 families are going to be relocated and more than 8,000 others will also be affected by ground clearance for the first half of the planned north-south expressway connecting Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, the government said. The government said in a recent report to the legislative National Assembly that around 3,523 hectares (8,705 acres) will need to be cleared to make way for the first half of the north-south expressway in the next three years. It said compensation and support… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
United Airlines mechanics vote to ratify new contract
United Airlines planes are seen on platform at the Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, July 8, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo MunozNEW YORK (Reuters) - Union mechanics at United Airlines on Monday ratified a six-year joint collective bargaining agreement with the airline, marking the end to several years of contract talks between the two parties.Backed by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, maintenance technicians at Chicago-based United, the No. 3 U.S. airline by passenger… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Healthy Cooking Shortcuts: Fast and Easy Ways to Make Your Favorite Foods Healthier
research has found honey to have antioxidants that sweetens the deal with potential health benefits. Shave your sodium intake with herbs and spices. In savory recipes, you can replace salt with a variety of flavorful alternatives, says VanDerWielle. Herb-based seasonings such as garlic powder, celery seed, red pepper or onion flakes will make up for missing salt. So will finely fresh chopped herbs like rosemary or oregano. Edge out eggs. Although the cholesterol in eggs is no longer considered… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Russian helicopter downed in Syria: agencies quoting Russia's defense ministry
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Russian helicopter made an emergency landing near Syria's Palmyra city on Thursday, and was shot at after it touched down, but the crew returned safely to the Hmeimim air base, Russian news agencies quoted Russia's defense ministry as saying.Other reports included one from Amaq, a news agency affiliated with Islamic State, saying a Russian military helicopter had been destroyed by rocket fire in Huwaysis, a rural area east of Homs province in central Syria.Huwaysis is more… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Schools shut in conflict-torn Kashmir after deadly shelling
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir have ordered hundreds of schools to close after days of deadly shelling in areas near the militarized frontier with Pakistan.Many schools in the disputed Himalayan region have already been shut since anti-India protests that left at least 90 dead flared in July. Police said 26 school buildings have been torched by people they described as "miscreants," without naming any arson suspects.Police officer S.P. Vaid said a criminal… chat_bubble_outline Read More...