Around 75 per cent of population and 85 per cent of Vietnamese enterprises have suffered serious impact from natural disasters, such as storms and flooding. Five per cent of enterprises have gone bankrupt. Natural disasters have caused losses of 1.5 per cent of GDP for the country every year.
The Korean Trade and Investment Promotion Agency in Ha Noi will organise a meeting between a group of 40 South Korean companies and Vietnamese companies on December 2 and 3.
Under a long-term programme upgrading local irrigational systems, the southern province of Long An's People's Committee will spend more than VND13 trillion (US$565 million) from different capital sources, including VND3 trillion ($130 million) from ODA (official development assistance) capital, to build and upgrade irrigation works in the Dong Thap Muoi area.
For the 2014-15 coffee crop, the Highlands province of Dak Lak will focus on applying intensive farming methods as well as replanting old coffee trees to improve productivity and quality, in an aim to meet export demand.
The Thua Thien-Hue Industrial Park Management Board, in a review of suspended projects, has asked provincial authorities for permission to revoke the licenses of 13 projects with total registered capital of VND653 billion (US$30.8 billion).
More than 93 per cent of people in HCM City have access to clean water, according to the city Department of Transport.
The Prime Minister has approved a plan to develop the Moc Chau Tourism Area in the northern mountainous province of Son La by 2020.
Around 40,000 enterprises in HCM City failed to offer compulsory social insurance and health insurance to their employees, leaving nearly 240,000 workers uninsured, according to the city's Social Insurance Agency.
The Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) region should have proper policies to preserve its written language, gongs, festivals and costumes, said experts at a seminar held in Phu Yen Province on Monday.
The Ministry of Health on Sunday set up a steering committee for the project "Yen Tu national garden for preserving and developing medicinal plants".
The Ministry of Finance has told dairy companies and manufacturers to cut prices, as some costs, including raw materials and transportation, have fallen.

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