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Ministry launches national bird flu control programme
Spraying chemicals at poultry trading place (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has recently
launched a national avian influenza monitoring programme.
programme is to monitor for early detection of any case of avian flu and virus
circulation in order to give people warnings on the possibility of unsafe food
or the disease outbreaks, thus reducing the risk of the viruses being
transmitted to human.
supports the building of zones for safe farming in Vietnam and promotes the
sustainable development of the breeding industry.
will keep a close watch on poultry farms with suspected infection of the bird
flu and immediately report to the animal health agencies.
addition, provinces where poultry farming is a key industry or poultry are
raised for export will have their flocks of poultry tested while in border
provinces, virus monitoring will be conducted at live bird markets or places.
Regional Animal Health Offices and 63 sub-departments of animal health across
the country will be provided with staff training in monitoring outbreaks on
poultry and other professional skills.-VNA
Democrats pen letter to Trump on working together for health care reform. What can they achieve?
As Republicans led by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan gear up for a second swing at health care reform, Democratic senators say they’re willing to work with the president – if he stops attacking their party’s landmark health care law.In a letter signed by 44 of the Senate’s 48 Democrats, the bulk of the party calls on President Trump to rescind his efforts to completely abolish the Affordable Care Act, the legislation, known as Obamacare, passed in 2010. The call comes as Democrats are… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Can Tho moves to turn tourism into spearhead sector
A resolution, issued by the municipal Party Committee in late August, set out goals and tasks for the local tourism sector to follow in the 2016-2020 period. The city aims to welcome 32 million tourists, including 3.5 million foreigners, in the five years. The flow of tourist arrivals is set to grow 10% annually. The tourism sector is expected to generate VND12.1 trillion (around US$544.5 million) in total revenue with annual growth of 16%. It is hoped to create 39,300 jobs, including 13,100… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Fall of Aleppo shines harsh light on UN
United Nations (United States) (AFP) - The warning from the UN envoy could not have been starker: Pounded by a near-daily barrage of air strikes, Aleppo would be totally destroyed by Christmas unless the United Nations stopped the carnage.During the weeks that followed Staffan de Mistura's distress call in early October, there was a global outcry as Syrian forces, backed by Russia, tightened their grip on the city, but little action at the United Nations.Two Russian vetos at the Security… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Oman plane to evacuate 115 wounded from Yemen funeral raid
Sanaa (AFP) - An Omani aircraft landed in the rebel-held Yemeni capital on Saturday to evacuate 115 of the most seriously wounded from a Saudi-led coalition strike on a funeral last weekend, a rebel official said.The strike killed more than 140 people and wounded at least 525, sparking an international outcry that prompted the coalition to announce an easing of an air blockade to allow the most seriously wounded to receive treatment abroad.Oman is the only Gulf Arab state that is not part of… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
NATO and Russia in game of cat and mouse in Baltic skies
Šiauliai (Lithuania) (AFP) - French jets have been engaged in a game of cat and mouse with Russian fighters in the skies above the Baltic states, as NATO keeps a close eye on Russia's ambitions.Four French Mirage jets this week completed a four-month tour of duty in Lithuania -- and their crews were busy, engaging with Russian planes on 23 occasions."We use the term 'intercept' but it is better to say 'identify' and 'observe'," Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Diakite told AFP at the base in the… chat_bubble_outline Read More...