The HCM City's People's Committee has approved the collection of road maintenance fees for motorcycles from the beginning of next year.
By 2020, the southern coastal city of Vung Tau is expected to have a total population of 500,000 in five separate city sections, according to the latest master plan for the area.
The second turbine of the Vinh Tan 2 thermo-electric plant has successfully joined the national grid for testing. It is expected to officially operate by the end of this year. The first turbine joined the national grid in January.
More than 3,000 students from colleges and universities in HCM City are expected to take part in a cultural programme titled Tuoi Tre Thanh Pho- Chao Nam Hoc Moi (HCM City Youth Welcome New School year) next week. It will be organised by the city's Youth Union in co-operation with its partners at Youth Cultural House.
Tay Ninh Province has developed a master plan for the Ba Den Mountain National Resort with 11 functional subdivisions, including spirit tourism, a cable car system, ecological tourism, adventure sport and a resort.
The HCM City People's Committee has instructed District 1 authorities to quickly begin work to install cameras on roads to better monitor traffic and prevent crime. The task is to be completed before Lunar New Year in early 2015.
The HCM City's People's Committee has approved a new policy to support teachers and officials who are working in kindergartens. It will be implemented this school year. The policy aims to attract more teachers.
In its zoning plan for industrial parks and industrial clusters, central Thua Thien-Hue Province plans to raise VND2.66 trillion (US$125.7 million) to develop infrastructure at IPs. The upgrade is expected to create better conditions for potential investors.
The HCM City People's Committee has approved a detailed zoning plan of Le Minh Xuan Park No 3 in Binh Chanh District's Le Minh Xuan Commune.
The Viet Nam Airlines Corporation has recommended that the Long Thanh International Airport be built. It has sent its letter to the National Assessment Committee. Its report shows that Tan Son Nhat International Airport is overloaded as it was designed to serve 20 million passengers annually.

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The Ha Noi People's Committee has asked Ha Noi Urban Railway Management Unit to try to avoid chopping down many old trees to make way for a future metro line.

Young travellers rescue bus accident victims Young travellers rescue bus accident victims

A group of 16 young Vietnamese motorbikers were first on the scene at last Monday's tragic bus accident on its way from the resort town of Sa Pa, which killed 13 of the 50 passengers on a sleeper bus.

Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water

People living in apartment buildings of the capital's new urban areas are expressing concern over poor-quality tap water.

Minister acts on highway peril Minister acts on highway peril

The Ministry of Transport has urged Lao Cai People's Committee to co-ordinate the completion of the highway linking Noi Bai airport with Lao Cai and the resort town of Sa Pa.

VN film triumphs at Venice festival VN film triumphs at Venice festival

A film by Vietnamese female director Nguyen Hoang Diep beat seven other foreign debut features to win the Best Film prize at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival's International Critics' Week.