Aquatic product export turnover in the first seven months of the year in the Mekong Delta reached US$ 2.14 billion, a drop of 9.1 per cent year-on-year.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development's Enterprises Management Department revealed that divestment from non-core businesses by State-owned enterprises in the agricultural sector is slow and behind target.
The north-central coastal province of Quang Binh has spent more than VND1.9 trillion (US$87 million) to support fishermen in offshore fishing this year, according to the province's People's Committee. The money was used to upgrade or build 80 boats, and provide marine insurance to fishermen.
Deputy Minister of Health Pham Le Tuan said the health insurance fund would pay for HIV/AIDS treatments for people who have health insurance cards beginning on August 15.
The Ministry of Health's Preventive Medicine Department, National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology and Pasteur Institute plan to launch a campaign in late 2015 to provide free measles-rubella vaccines to more than 2 million young women in high-risk areas.
The HCM City's People's Committee has set up a hotline 0838211230 to help solve problems that companies face working with banks.
The southern province of Dong Nai has attracted 57 new Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) projects, with total investment capital of US$1.2 billion in the first seven months.
Viet Nam is set to resume import of oranges, mandarins and grapes from Australia on August 1, seven months after it stopped buying Australian fruits due to a fruit fly outbreak there.
The first phase of construction of the Phu Lac wind-power plant began on Tuesday in Tuy Phong district in the south-central coastal province of Binh Thuan.
The central province of Quang Nam's People's Committee on Monday decided to allocate more than VND13 billion (US$596,300) in funds to households that have registered to be removed from the poverty list in 2014-15.
Kohler, a global leader in kitchen and bath products, has opened its largest design centre in Viet Nam. Located in District 2, HCM City, the 1.600sq.m centre also displays the company's newest lines in bath products.

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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.

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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.

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

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Pham Ba Lu swore thousands of times that he "would not live under the same sky as the United States".