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Slum mum woes as Philippines birth control plans fail
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Slum mum woes as Philippines birth control plans fail

En Vnexpress - Only two percent of Filipino men use condoms.

Vietnam plans to build 654 kilometres of expressway by 2021
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Vietnam plans to build 654 kilometres of expressway by 2021

NDO - The National Assembly of Vietnam has approved plans to build a number of sections of the north-south expressway with a cumulative length of 654 kilometres by the end of 2021.

Hue plans market for street food vendors
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Hue plans market for street food vendors

Hue City is asking authorities to allocate land in central Thua Thien- Hue Province to set up markets for street vendors in an attempt to upgrade its tourism profile.

HCM City sees low enrollment rate in family health plans
Health

HCM City sees low enrollment rate in family health plans

Two years after the southern city of HCM City launched family health insurance plans, family coverage languishes at just 24 percent—a disappointing result that augurs ill for the Government’s bid to

Gov’t plans for tourism to spearhead economy
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Gov’t plans for tourism to spearhead economy

The Government unveiled an action plan on Monday to transform the tourism sector into the country’s economic engine, following the Poliburo’s decision to pursue that goal.

HCM City plans major tourism boost
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HCM City plans major tourism boost

The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee on October 4 signed an agreement with the HCM City Tourism Association to boost the tourism sector.

Vietnam plans to build Hoa Binh-Son La Expressway for US$2.2 billion
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Vietnam plans to build Hoa Binh-Son La Expressway for US$2.2 billion

NDO - The government has announced plans to build an expressway connecting Vietnam’s two northern provinces of Hoa Binh and Son La, at an estimated cost of VND50.27 trillion (US$2.2 billion).

Vietnam plans seven-day Lunar New Year break
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Vietnam plans seven-day Lunar New Year break

En Vnexpress - Tet is a time for family reunions in Vietnam with droves of migrant workers flocking home before Lunar New Year's Eve.

Bali's menacing volcano puts some tourists' plans on back burner
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Bali's menacing volcano puts some tourists' plans on back burner

En Vnexpress - Several countries have already issued travel alerts to Bali.

Vietnam plans to raise capacity of Noi Bai Airport to up to 100 million passengers
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Vietnam plans to raise capacity of Noi Bai Airport to up to 100 million passengers

NDO - The Ministry of Transport (MOT) and the Hanoi government have agreed on the need to develop an expansion plan in order to raise the annual capacity of Noi Bai International Airport to between

Vietnam plans to release more anti-dengue mosquitoes into wild
Health

Vietnam plans to release more anti-dengue mosquitoes into wild

The Ministry of Health (MoH) is planning to expand the pilot release of Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes in some southern areas of Vietnam in the next few years to prevent dengue fever.

Uber plans to raise fares in Saigon to 'support' drivers
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Uber plans to raise fares in Saigon to 'support' drivers

The company says the current fares are still too low, despite a hike last year.

Vietnam plans more share sale from dairy giant Vinamilk: official
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Vietnam plans more share sale from dairy giant Vinamilk: official

The sale of a 3.33 percent stake is expected in October and foreign investors would be able to bid.

Vietnam plans to spend over $6 bln for crude oil, fuel storage
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Vietnam plans to spend over $6 bln for crude oil, fuel storage

The country wants to enhance its energy security as crude imports have jumped while domestic production is on the decline.

Vietnam plans to top up oil reserves in bid to improve energy security
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Vietnam plans to top up oil reserves in bid to improve energy security

En nexpress - The move would help the country enhance its energy security.

When home isn't where the heart is: Vietnam plans to 'export' unemployed graduates
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When home isn't where the heart is: Vietnam plans to 'export' unemployed graduates

En nexpress - The project is looking to send 54,000 unemployed graduates overseas by 2025 with projected cost of around $57.2 million.

Vietnam's FLC Group plans to lease seven planes from Airbus for new carrier
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Vietnam's FLC Group plans to lease seven planes from Airbus for new carrier

En nexpress - The new carrier will have a fleet of 'about seven' aircraft by 2018, and its first flight could take place in early 2018.

Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com plans expansion into Southeast Asia
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Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com plans expansion into Southeast Asia

En nexpress - It plans to use Thailand as a hub for servicing other regional countries such as Vietnam and Malaysia.

Saigon plans more book streets to promote reading culture
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Saigon plans more book streets to promote reading culture

En Vnexpress - The current book street in the city downtown has turned out to be a big hit among locals and tourists.

European Commission leader blasts Trump on climate plans
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European Commission leader blasts Trump on climate plans

Yahoo News BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission president on Wednesday said that it was the "duty of Europe" to stand up to the U.S. if President Donald Trump decides to pull his country out of

Trump: Change Senate rules ‘immediately’ to pass GOP plans
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Trump: Change Senate rules ‘immediately’ to pass GOP plans

Yahoo News President Trump is calling on Republican senators to lower the voting threshold needed to break a filibuster and pass health care and tax reform legislation.

Hanoi plans four-month cleanup operation to revive legendary lake
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Hanoi plans four-month cleanup operation to revive legendary lake

The emerald waters that enchant locals and visitors are slowly fading as Hoan Kiem Lake suffocates.

Sacombank’s restructuring - a key test of SBV's plans for addressing poorly-performing banks
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Sacombank’s restructuring - a key test of SBV's plans for addressing poorly-performing banks

Vietnamnet - Sacombank’s restructuring is a key test of the central bank’s plans for addressing poorly-performing banks.

MWG plans to expand retail market
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MWG plans to expand retail market

Vietnamnet - The number of Mobile World Investment Corporation (MWG) retail outlets doubled to 1,207 in 2016 from 633 in 2015, with three new outlets opening every two days on average.

Merger plans to create VN’s largest sugar company
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Merger plans to create VN’s largest sugar company

Vietnamnet - Thanh Thanh Cong Tay Ninh and Bien Hoa sugar companies plan to merge to create the largest sugar company in the Viet Nam’s stock market.