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Vietnam to monitor imported food

In Uncategorized on January 12, 2011 at 7:04 am

Governments and animal health departments will closely inspect any food imports from overseas countries into Vietnam, said the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.


In a recent dispatch to provinces and cities around the country, the Ministry has ordered all provincial and municipal governments and relevant agencies, to supervise any animal products imported from foreign countries into Vietnam. As the Tet holiday is quickly approaching, consumption of foreign imports could be very high.


The Ministry has also asked government officials, to closely monitor border crossings, especially the ones like Tan Thanh, in the Northern Province of Lang Son; Cau Treo and Lao Bao in the central province of Ha Tinh; and finally, Quang Tri and Moc Bai, in the southern province of Tay Ninh.



 

Source: SGGP

Officials to monitor underground plans

In Uncategorized on August 22, 2008 at 4:00 pm

HCM CITY — Municipal authorities want to increase the efficacy of the city’s management of underground construction projects in a bid to push economic growth and deal with a population boom while avoiding accidents.


Many officials and architects are calling on relevant departments to finish drafting city ordinances on underground construction.


Accidents at subterranean infrastructure construction sites have happened recently, including the case of the Pacific Building whose construction destroyed the grounds of the Southern Institute of Social Sciences.


A representative of the municipal Department of Construction said that while mishaps were partly due to the investors’care-lessness, the principal culprit was the lack of the regulations to control underground construction.


Officials have few guidelines to grant licences for new construction projects or penalise negligent construction companies due to this lack of regulations.


Khuong Van Muoi, chairman of the HCM City Architects’ Association, said that authorities needed to come up with plans for underground construction as soon as possible.


Currently, the city is in dire need of parking lots as well as public spaces for transportation and business purposes.


However, few subterranean projects, including underground parking lots, have been developed so far, possibly due to the lack of a detailed planning design for underground construction projects.


Coming up with a planning map for the city’s underground space system should prove to be a difficult task, said architect Ngo Viet Nam Son.


“The underground planning must meet modern technical standards, and can be served for different purposes,’ Son said.


The planning must be made in ways that facilitate current underground projects connect with future ones, he added.


Son suggested authorities take the initiative in encouraging investors to participate in badly needed infrastructure projects.


Others yet remind officials to keep a close eye on the influence of new underground projects to the existing infrastructure.


The HCM City People’s Committee recently aborted construction of an underground parking lot beneath the Lam Son Square, fearing likely damage to nearby architecture.


A lack of city planning may prove to be the chief reason for delays in planned underground parking lot projects below Chi Lang, Bach Tung Diep and Le Van Tam Parks, Nguyen Hue Street, and Hoa Lu Stadium. —