HCM City to install LED street lamps
HCM City's Transport Department will experimentally use LED lamps on Mac Dinh Chi Street in District 1 under a project sponsored by the Clinton Foundation's Climate Initiative (CCI).
If the two-year experimental project is succesful, more areas in the city will be lit by LED lamps which consume less electricity, the department said.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)
Ministries to inspect golf projects
The ministries of Planning and Investment, Construction, Agriculture and Rural Development and the Prime Minister's Office will begin inspecting golf course projects nationwide this month.
The inspections follow public concern about the feasibility of many golf projects, the loss of agricultural land and their environmental fallout.
Results of the inspection will be reported to the Prime Minister in December. The Government has so far approved 89 golf courses nationwide until 2020.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Blue-ear disease hits Phu Yen
New outbreaks of the blue-ear disease which afflicts pigs were reported at two villages in Tay Hoa and Dong Hoa districts in the central coastal province of Phu Yen on Monday.
The Phu Yen People's Committee has ordered relevant agencies to increase vigilance and take preventive measures against the spread of the disease.
Lao Dong (Labour)
HCM City to host agricultural expo
AgriWorld 2010, an exhibition where domestic farms and agricultural enterprises will display their products and services, will be held at HCM City's Phu Tho Sports Centre from November 26-28.
The event aims to help domestic firms attract investment and expand their distribution networks abroad.
Many big firms from China, the US, Japan and the Netherlands, including agriculture trading giants like Olam and Cargill, are expected to participate in the event.
Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Vietnam Economic Times)
Supermarkets thrive on Big Sale month
HCM City's supermarkets have reported strong sales in September after the launch of the Big Sale month by the Department of Industry and Trade. Most supermarkets have reported 15 to 30 per cent sales growth in September over August. Sales were up 45 per cent at the Sai Gon Co-op Mart.
Prices of thousands of goods including clothes, cooking oil and meat were reduced by five to 50 per cent under the Big Sale campaign.
The Saigon Times Daily