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-- Local authorities in Quy Hop District, north-central Nghe An Province are investigating the causes of cracks at hundreds of local houses and many wells running dry since October 2020, with residents saying mining activities are depleting groundwater.
-- The Government of New Zealand has presented NZD2 million (US$1.26 million) from its COVID-19 response fund to support Vietnam’s recovery from the pandemic, the Vietnam News Agency reported on Wednesday.
-- Ho Chi Minh City is expecting to vaccinate more than 1.87 million people over 50 years old, people aged from 18 with moderate to severe immunodeficiency, and those at high risk of COVID-19 exposure with the fourth dose following the vaccine distribution from the Ministry of Health.
-- Nghe An has put effort into providing more swimming lessons for local children as only over 3.3 percent of 875,825 children in the province can swim, according to the provincial Department of Labor, War Invalids, and Social Affairs.
-- Police in the north-central province of Thanh Hoa on Wednesday evening rescued a man who was trapped in a well for hours and took him to hospital for a check-up.
-- Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh on Wednesday received Lego’s COO Carsten Rasmussen, who is on a business trip to promote the construction of a factory worth more than $1 billion in southern Binh Duong Province.
-- Vietnam exported 22,500 metric tons of rice to the EU for nearly $18 million in the first quarter of 2022, roughly a fourfold increase in both volume and value compared to the same period last year thanks to preferential tariffs given the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement, the Vietnam News Agency reported on Wednesday.
-- During a Wednesday meeting with the media in Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore’s electricity and gas distribution company SP Group announced a commitment to invest SGD750 million ($540 million) in sustainable energy solutions in Vietnam until 2025.