Work begins on 300-bed student dormitory in Kon Tum
KON TUM — The Da Nang University started building a domitory for 300 students enrolling at its local campus in the Central Highland province of Kon Tum yesterday.
The domitory will be built in four storeys with 36 rooms at the cost of VND10 billion (US$556,000), sponsored by the Viet Nam Investment and Development Bank, with the Lien Viet Bank contributing VND 10 billion (US$556,000) for facilities.
The building. tipped to open next year. is to accommodate ethnic, poor and social beneficiary students of Da Nang University.
Captain killed, two others injured in Vung Tau fishing boat brawl
BA RIA-VUNG TAU – A fishing boat captain was stabbed to death and two crew wounded by a fellow crew member off Long Hai beach in southern coastal Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province on Friday.
Police from Phuoc Tinh Commune in Ba Ria-Vung Tau’s Long Dien District said the victims were working on the fishing vessel BV-5388TS.
They were stabbed by Nguyen Phan Loc, 38, about 9pm on Friday, probably following an argument, police said.
The three victims jumped into the sea to escape the attack and were rescued by fishing boat BV-5387TS but the wounded captain, Nguyen Thanh Quan, died on the rescuing vessel.
Police said that after the attack Loc turned off the lights and set fire to the boat before jumping overboard four hours later.
Loc, wearing a life-vest, was captured by other fishermen near the location early Saturday morning.
Fire burns down Binh Duong paint factory
BINH DUONG — A fire that broke out early in Saturday morning at the Moto Kieu Paint Company’s factory in southern Binh Duong Province completely destroyed the paint-making plant.
Witnesses said they heard a loud sound and saw paint drums exploding up from the plant at Noi Hoa Hamlet, Binh An Commune, Di An District, Binh Duong Province, at around 8:30am.
The fire quickly spread to the factory’s neighbours, Tan Phat Co. Ltd and the South Viet Nam Technology, Agriculture and Silvicultue College.
The local fire department rushed ten fire trucks and 50 firemen to the scene, who rescued 20 workers from the 500 sq.m plant.
Seven more bottled water brands in HCM City labeled unsafe
HCM CITY — The HCM City’s Department of Health has suspended the operations of seven more bottled water producers for lacking of certificates of sanitary inspection and quality registration, in violation of safety and hygiene standards, inspectors announced last Friday.
Micro-organisms were found in a water sample of one brand, Lotos, whose manufacturer, the Bong Sen Co. in Hoc Mon District, was told to cease operations. The health department has confiscated and destroyed all the firm’s water with manufacturing date of August 10.
The six other brands inspectors decreed unsafe are Pharmieco, HoaHaWa, Cheer, TN, Aqualand and Fusiwa. — VNS
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