Troi Oi: The country in numbers

90 people get rabies vaccination every day in Ho Chi Minh City. The city saw 16,410 people bitten by domestic animals and then inoculated against rabies during the first six months of the year, with an average of 90 people given rabies injections per day. Over 3,600 of the victims were children, according to the Preventive Medicine Center of Ho Chi Minh City. More than 83 percent of the victims were bitten by dogs and nearly 10 percent by cats.

Vietnam sees on average 300,000 people bitten by domestic animals per year, 40 percent of who refuse to get vaccinated, although a dose of the rabie vaccine is cheap, around VND10,000. As many as 26 people across the nation died of rabies during the first half of this year, according to a report by the Department of Animal Health.

1,000,000th Vietnamese-language domain issued last month. The Vietnam Internet Network Information Centre (VNNIC) under the Ministry of Information and Communications on August 25 celebrated the issuance of the 1,000,000th Vietnamese domain name. The achievement is attributable to VNNIC’s free registration of domain names in the Vietnamese language, which was first initiated in late April 201 According to Tran Minh Tan, VNNIC Deputy Director, domain names in Vietnamese belong to Internationalized Domain Name (IDN). It is used for non English-speaking countries, helping local people use their own languages when accessing the internet. The Vietnamese-language domain name is aimed at protecting ideas, product names, services and trademarks of Vietnamese enterprises on the World Wide Web.

USD148.3 MILLION will be spent relocating residents for a nuclear power project in the south-central province of Ninh Thuan. Under the plan, which has been approved by the Prime Minister, a total of 1,288 households with over 4,900 people will be removed from their current residence in the province. The plan is estimated to cost over VND3.235 trillion, which will be granted by the Vietnam Electricity Group. The cost includes VND1.408 trillion for compensation for displaced residents, VND1 trillion as expenses for building the infrastructure of the three resettlement areas, and the remainder for other expenditures.

Of the resettlement areas, one will be located in Tu Thien Hamlet, Phuoc Dinh Commune in Thuan Nam District; and the two others will be built in Thai An Hamlet, Vinh Hai Commune, Ninh Hai District. The first plant is expected to be completed in 2024, while the second is scheduled to be operational in the following year.

USD45 MILLION Phu Quoc Airport expansion is planned as passenger growth exceeds forecast. The expansion will increase the airport’s capacity by more than 66 percent to four million passengers a year, and raise the number of boarding gates from four to 12. Opened in December 2012, Phu Quoc Airport saw a stronger than expected growth of passengers, between 28 and 46 percent a year, thanks to the island’s increased popularity.

Businesses have been rushing to the island, which is about 120 kilometers off the coast of Kien Giang Province, to open resorts, hotels and many tourist facilities. Statistics from local authorities showed that over 586,000 tourists visited the island last year, up 37.6 percent year on year. Foreign arrivals accounted for 21.3 percent, or 125,000 tourists, an increase of 21.5 percent from the year before .

~ 4,500 traffic deaths occurred in Vietnam in between January and June, down 4.5 percent. The number of traffic accidents and resulting deaths and injuries all decreased in the six months ending on June 15 compared to the same period last year, the National Traffic Safety Committee reported.

During the six-month period, police also dealt with 94,766 violations of waterway regulations around the country and collected VND48.5 billion worth of fines. On average, road accidents kill around 9,000 people in Vietnam every year – almost 25 deaths per day – and leave hundreds of thousands of others with lifelong injuries, Transport Minister Dinh La Thang said.

7,200 people in Ho Chi Minh City have the same ID card numbers, a situation which has created problems when it comes to their passports, bank accounts and tax codes. A survey by the city police revealed that the problem started in 2007 and resulted from mistakes by the local police departments that issued the cards.

A woman with initials TTTN, 60, in Phu Nhuan District discovered that the serial number on her ID card is the same as that of a man in District 11 when she applied for a passport. She said she had to contact the police department of administrative management (PC64) in the city to verify that the information on her ID card matches her personal files kept in the archives of local police. She had to wait for months and contact police officers many times to obtain their verification before being able to get the passport. “I am still worried and wonder if I will face any more troubles in the future when I apply for other documents,” she said. “I have only one ID card number despite being re-granted it several times for expiry and loss.”

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