The Ministry of Health will launch a programme to provide free measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines for 23 million children aged 1-14 this year. The Ministry will spend more than US$ 36 million on the project, which will end in February 2015.
The HCM City People's Committee on Thursday announced that the city spent VND39 billion (US$1.85 million) to organise cultural activities for children and teenagers during the summer holidays.
Work on a project to upgrade the Pleiku Airport in the Central Highland province of Gia Lai will start soon, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam.
The Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) province of Gia Lai has the highest rate of maternal and infant death rates, Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien said at a working meeting with the province's People's Committee on Tuesday. In the first half of the year, 36 newborns and five women died after childbirth.
HCM City's People's Committee plans to include a helicopter port within the city's new administrative centre. The committee has given approval to a contest for designs of the new admin centre, which will be located on an 18,000-sq.m plot of land downtown, surrounded by Le Thanh Ton, Pasteur, Ly Tu Trong and Dong Khoi streets in District 1.
At least 247 disadvantaged people in Long Thanh, Cam My and Trang Bom districts in the southern province of Dong Nai have received vocational training since June 2011.
The fifth Writing Contest for Youth launched by the HCM City Writers' Association, in co-operation with Tre (Youth) Publishing House, received 328 works in different styles from amateur and professional writers nationwide.
The Quang Nam Province People's Committee has approved a plan to provide poor households, especially ethnic ones, land for agriculture and accommodation and clean water in 15 communes and hamlets facing "special difficulties".
Viet Nam's exports to China bounced back in July after a slight decline in May and June, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Total cement consumption reached more than 37 million tonnes in the first seven months of the year, or 60 per cent of this year's target, according to the Ministry of Construction.
The Viet Nam Labour Union spent more than VND3.3 trillion (US$157 million) on supporting disadvantaged children, including the disabled, in the first six months of the year.

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President leads tribute to war hero who stood up to colonialism 1    President leads tribute to war hero who stood up to colonialism

President Truong Tan Sang yesterday attended a ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the death of Truong Dinh, a national hero in the war against the French, in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang.

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In the near future, foreign-style stone lions with fierce looks, large paws and sharp teeth are expected to be removed from relics, pagodas and temples throughout the country.