The Primer Minister has approved eight projects that will use Japanese Official Development Assistance (ODA) for the first phase this fiscal year.
The Bank for Investment and Development of Viet Nam (BIDV) has launched a credit package worth VND1 trillion (US$45.86 million) for fishermen to build fishing vessels under the Government's Decree 167 issued last year.
The Southern Gas Branch has announced that its business members have reduced the retail price of gas by VND3,500 per 12-kilo container from July 1, due to the global gas price dropping by US$12.5 per tonne.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved the allocation of VND 72.6 billion (US$3.5 million) to subsidise electricity and transport in the provinces of Quang Tri, Binh Thuan, Kien Giang, Quang Nam and Binh Dinh.
Energy usage is expected to reduce by 20 per cent after the Energy Management Centre came into operation on Friday in HCM City.
Representatives of the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Korea Trade Centre, and Korean businesses held a meeting with Vietnamese business executives in Thanh Hoa Province on Wednesday.
More than 75,000 female workers in the remote province of Lai Chau are taking part in public programmes on privacy and social problems, launched recently by the province's Labour Union, in co-operation with its partners.
The Royal Caribbean International Group (RCI) and Viet Nam Shipbuilding Industry Corporation on Sunday signed an agreement to upgrade Chan May Port in the central province of Thua Thien Hue.
The Department of Natural Resources and Environment of Dong Nai reported that the province has this year allocated 2,000ha of land to 253 projects.
The HCM City People's Committee on Thursday agreed to implement a plan to relocate 12,000 households living along canals from 2016 to 2020.
The People's Committee of Lam Dong Province has decided to set aside VND4 billion (US$183,700) for districts where coffee cultivation areas have been seriously damaged by hoar frost.

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Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water

By the time Nguyen Thi Thung, grey-haired and sporting traditional ba ba brown clothes, stops her motorbike near the gates of Ha Noi Cancer Hospital, patients, relatives and street vendors holding empty bottles are already queued up.

Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane

The national flagship carrier Vietnam Airlines held a ceremony on July 2 to receive its first Airbus 350-900 aircraft and announce its upgrade service quality programme and new brand identifying system, marking a major step in bringing the airline into the international arena.

CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security 2    CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security

The Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam (CAAV) has issued a plan for better management and prevention of theft of passengers' baggage and cargo, and to ensure aviation security.

Son makes Dad prize wheelchair 1    Son makes Dad prize wheelchair

Le Van Hoa works through his lunchtime at a workshop at the Hue College of Industry every day, despite the extreme heat. He is finalising an electric wheelchair designed for his father who was paralysed in a motorbike accident 12 years ago.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.