HCM City announces approved land use master plan. (Photo: VNA)

HCM City announces approved land use master plan

The approved land-use master plan for HCM City will have significant impact on the city’s development in the future, Nguyen Toan Thang, Director of the municipal Natural Resource and Environment Department, said.
Phan Van Anh Vu at the court (Photo : VNA)

Another charge for Phan Van Anh Vu

The Ministry of Public Security announced on August 9 that its investigative agency has decided to launch criminal proceedings against Phan Van Anh Vu and four others on the charge of violating regulations on management and use of State assets, causing loss and wastefulness in the central city of Da Nang.

City encourages inhabitants to use solar energy

City encourages inhabitants to use solar energy

The Science and Technology Application Center under the Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) Department of Science and Technology is asked to consult and support inhabitants to install solar energy panels on the roofs of buildings, hospitals, and private houses.
Kim Na-kyung, an official of the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, explains the ministry's probe into valsartan on Aug. 6, 2018. (Yonhap)

S. Korea bans sale of 59 drugs used to treat high blood pressure

South Korea's drug safety watchdog said Monday that it has banned Daebong LS Co., a local maker of valsartan, from selling and making the active ingredient meant to treat high blood pressure over a cancer-causing substance in the drug.
From now on, Google Maps can show routes for motorbikes in Vietnam

Google Maps to officially show routes for motorbikes in VN

The application Google Maps has officially launched the function to give directions for motorbikes in Vietnam since July 18. This will make it much easier for Vietnamese users compared to the version for cars.

Vietnamese Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien at the meeting (Photo: Courtesy of WHO)

WHO calls for strong actions to tackle harmful use of alcohol

Under the support of the World Health Organization (WHO) country office in Vietnam, the Ministry of Health July 18 organized the Health Partnership Group (HPG) Consultation meeting on the Draft law for prevention and control of alcohol related harms.

Passengers can pay for their tickets via payment services like MoMo, Moca and VNPay.

Vietnam Airlines launches QR code payments

The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has started the QR code payment solutions that customers can use QR codes to pay for their flights.