From January 1, 2022, the price of tap water in Ho Chi Minh City will rise from VND400 to VND1,200 per cubic meter.
Since 2019, the price of clean water has been adjusted at the beginning of each year with an increase of VND300-400 per cubic meter/time.
According to the Saigon Water Supply Corporation One Member Limited (Sawaco), from 2022, for households use tap water at the level of 4m3/person/month, the price will be VND6,700/cubic meter instead of VND6,300 at present. For families that use 4-6 m3/person/month, the price will be VND12,900/cubic meter, instead of VND12,100. The price will be higher for those using tap water exceeding this level.
The price will increase from VND12,300 to VND13,000/m3 for administrative and non-business agencies, mass organizations; and from VND11,400 to VND12,100/m3 for production facilities and from VND20,100 to VND21,300 VND/m3 for business and service providing organizations.
The price does not include VAT and only applies to the level of 4m3/person/month.
Hanoi’s air quality rated ‘poor’
According to air quality monitoring stations based in Hanoi, the capital city’s air quality was rated from poor to very poor in recent days.
Hanoi is in winter now, when the typical weather is dry, with very little rain, contributing to an increase I fine dust.
The Hanoi Department of Natural Resources and Environment recommends that people stop burning garbage and reduce cooking with honeycomb charcoal, especially farmers in suburban districts not burning straw to reduce air pollution.
Young man arrested for stealing VND1.5 billion at Hanoi supermarket
The police in Bac Tu Liem District in Hanoi on December 12 prosecuted and arrested Nguyen Minh Chuc, born 1997, from Nam Dinh province for controlling a guard so that he could steal VND1.5 billion at a Dien May Xanh electronics supermarket in the district on November 29 evening.
Over 1.05 million Covid-19 patients in Vietnam have recovered
Since the fourth outbreak occurred on April 27, Vietnam has recorded 1,413,051 COVID-19 cases, ranking 32 out of 223 countries and territories in the world. Vietnam ranks 148th out of 223 countries and territories for infections per 1 million people, with 14,332 cases per 1 million people. Of 1,407,655 patients, 1,051,903 have recovered.
The total number of deaths from COVID-19 in Vietnam is 27,839, accounting for 2% of the total number of infections globally, ranking 32 out of 234 countries and territories. As for the number of deaths per 1 million people, Vietnam ranks 132 out of 224 countries and territories in the world.
150,000 police officers join fight against Covid-19 pandemic, 17 die
Deputy Minister of Public Security and Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Van Son said that more than 150,000 police officers and soldiers have directly participated in the fight against the pandemic.
In the tough battle with the epidemic, nearly 10,000 police officers and soldiers have been infected and nearly 1,000 people are still under treatment. Seventeen police officers have died and hundreds of officers were injured while performing their duties during the fight against Covid-19.
Construction of VND2,240 billion coastal road begins in Thanh Hoa
Thanh Hoa province on December 12 kicked off the construction of the 24km long coastal road from Nga Son to Hoang Hoa with a total investment of more than VND 2,240 billion, including VND1,100 billion from the central budget and the remaining from the local budget. The project will be carried out in 36 months. The road is expected to open to traffic at the end of 2024.
The project to build a coastal road through Thanh Hoa province more than 96 km long passing through districts Nga Son, Hau Loc, Hoang Hoa, Quang Xuong, Sam Son city and Nghi Son town, was approved by the government in 2010.
Vietnam issues action plan to preserve wetlands