The Southern Gas Branch has announced that its business members have reduced the retail price of gas by VND3,500 per 12-kilo container from July 1, due to the global gas price dropping by US$12.5 per tonne.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved the allocation of VND 72.6 billion (US$3.5 million) to subsidise electricity and transport in the provinces of Quang Tri, Binh Thuan, Kien Giang, Quang Nam and Binh Dinh.
Energy usage is expected to reduce by 20 per cent after the Energy Management Centre came into operation on Friday in HCM City.
Representatives of the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Korea Trade Centre, and Korean businesses held a meeting with Vietnamese business executives in Thanh Hoa Province on Wednesday.
More than 75,000 female workers in the remote province of Lai Chau are taking part in public programmes on privacy and social problems, launched recently by the province's Labour Union, in co-operation with its partners.
The Royal Caribbean International Group (RCI) and Viet Nam Shipbuilding Industry Corporation on Sunday signed an agreement to upgrade Chan May Port in the central province of Thua Thien Hue.
The Department of Natural Resources and Environment of Dong Nai reported that the province has this year allocated 2,000ha of land to 253 projects.
The HCM City People's Committee on Thursday agreed to implement a plan to relocate 12,000 households living along canals from 2016 to 2020.
The People's Committee of Lam Dong Province has decided to set aside VND4 billion (US$183,700) for districts where coffee cultivation areas have been seriously damaged by hoar frost.
Rainfall of between five and 20mm in the central province of Ninh Thuan has helped lower temperatures and forest-fire risk in the south-central province.
The Cong An TP HCM (HCM City Police) newspaper launched its online version on Monday to celebrate its 39th anniversary. Editor-in-chief Tran Trong Dung said the online newspaper included different forums and columns on economy and culture, including columns that provide readers with useful information related to issues like road traffic safety and entrance and exit formalities.


VN smartphone hits shops 1    VN smartphone hits shops

Bkav Corporation yesterday launched the first made-in-Vietnam smartphone, Bphone, which was in development for more than four years.

CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security 2    CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security

The Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam (CAAV) has issued a plan for better management and prevention of theft of passengers' baggage and cargo, and to ensure aviation security.

Son makes Dad prize wheelchair 1    Son makes Dad prize wheelchair

Le Van Hoa works through his lunchtime at a workshop at the Hue College of Industry every day, despite the extreme heat. He is finalising an electric wheelchair designed for his father who was paralysed in a motorbike accident 12 years ago.

US show to shoot secret cave special 1    US show to shoot secret cave special

The American television network ABC (American Broadcasting Company) will make a live broadcast of a Good Morning America programme featuring one Viet Nam's natural wonders.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

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