The volume of imported cars reached 74,000 in the first eight months of the year, a 100 per cent increase year-on-year, according to the General Statistics Office.
A waste treatment plant opened on Thursday in Dan Phuong District's Phuong Dinh Commune in Ha Noi.
Around 20,000 cases of dengue fever, including 12 deaths, have been reported in the country this year, a rapid increase over the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Health's General Department of Preventive Medicine on Wednesday. In only Ha Noi, 820 cases were reported.
The rate of Vietnamese goods now accounts for 90-95 per cent of goods sold in HCM City's supermarkets, the HCM City Steering Committee for the campaign of "Vietnamese give priority to using Vietnamese goods" said on Tuesday.
Only 31 per cent of preschools in the country meet national standards, according to the Preschool Education Department under the Ministry of Education and Training.
HCM City will spend around VND124 trillion from 2016-2020 to build transport infrastructure, including fly-over bridges and roads; underground basements and parking; and transport management centres.
The HCM City Social Insurance Agency and the city Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs will provide health insurance for more than 62,300 people living just above the poverty line.
HCM City's primary and secondary schools are facing challenges to serve 85,000 students, nearly 40 per cent more than last year, according to Le Hoang Quan, chairman of the city's People's Committee.
The Department of Overseas Labour under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs has said that 47 businesses are qualified to send workers for home nursing and 14 businesses for near-shore fishing jobs in Taiwan.
Viet Nam became the third largest footwear exporter to the EU last year behind China and Italy, according to the Viet Nam Leather, Footwear and Handbag Association.
The south-central coastal province of Binh Thuan in Viet Nam next month will hold an international seminar on tourism development between Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia.

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