Zika on The Rise in HCM City - News on 21 November 2016

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Zika on the rise in HCM City

Another 11 Zika cases have been detected in Ho Chi Minh City, increasing the total number of cases in the city to 57, the southern city’s preventive medicine centre said on November 20.

Two of the new cases are in Go Vap and Phu Nhuan districts, which hadn’t recorded any previous cases. Fifteen of the 24 districts of HCM City have reported Zika infections. Binh Thanh district continues to be a hotbed with 11 cases. It is followed by District 2 with 10 cases, and District 9, 12 and Tan Phu with six cases a piece.

Nguyen Tri Dung, Director of the preventive medicine centre, said his centre hasn’t issued a travel warning to Zika-infected areas. However, people, especially pregnant women, should avoid mosquito bites and kill mosquitoes and larvae to prevent dengue fever and Zika. Regarding a Zika-infected woman who gave birth recently, the centre said her baby is healthy, without microcephaly, and did not contract the virus. As she was infected with Zika in …

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Vietnam, Japan speed up multi-dimensional ties

President Tran Dai Quang and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have agreed that the two countries’ relationship has grown robustly across the board and it should be further expanded.

They made the remarks at their talks on the sidelines of the 24th Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Lima, Peru’s capital city, on November 20. The leaders expressed their pleasure that the formation of the extensive strategic partnership in 2014 allowed the relationship to well serve practical interests of the countries’ peoples as well as peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region. They also noted increasing people-to-people exchanges.

President Quang affirmed Vietnam always considers Japan as the leading and long-term partner and wished to further deepen the extensive strategic partnership with Japan. On behalf of the Party and State, President Quang transferred the invitation to the Emperor and Empress of Japan to visit Vietnam at the …

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Central city voted in Asia’s Top 10 Holiday Destinations

Đà Nẵng has been named among the Top 10 Holiday Destinations in Asia by Smart Travel Asia - an online tourism magazine for Asia.

Deputy Director of the city's tourism department Nguyễn Xuân Bình told Việt Nam News a certificate recognising the honour was handed over by a representative of the magazine in Da Nang last week. Bình said Đà Nẵng has been listed in the annual magazine's Top 10 Holiday Destinations since 2013.

In the readers' vote this year, Da Nang ranked ninth, tied with Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and Chengdu, China. The Rong (Dragon) Bridge lights up in the Han River in Da Nang city. Photo ASA Studio HCM City, a trade hub in Việt Nam, was listed in the Top 10 Cities for Business, while HCM City-based Park Hyatt Saigon was included in Top 25 Conference Hotels. The Nam Hai Hoi An in Hội An city and Banyan Tree Lăng Cô in Thừa Thiên-Huế were listed in the Top 25 Spa Hotel and Resorts. The Nam Hai resort, situated on the coast of Hội …

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PM urges Hòa Bình to improve investment environment

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has urged the northern province of Hòa Bình to improve its investment environment so it can attract investors.

Addressing a local investment promotion conference on Saturday, the Prime Minister said Hòa Bình enjoys many advantages, such as its location as a gateway to the capital Hà Nội, beautiful landscape, rich culture and potential in construction materials, mining, hi-quality agro-fishery processing, resorts and eco-tourism. However, most investment projects in the locality are small scale, he said, calling on investors to explore opportunities in the province, particularly in tourism.

Hòa Bình officials affirmed their resolve to build a transparent business environment, and hoped to attract investment in infrastructure, hi-tech industry and agriculture, parts supply industry, health-care, education, tourism and trade. In the first ten months of this year, the province licensed 39 projects, including one foreign-invested project …

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