Twenty-two new projects with total investment capital of more than VND33 trillion (US$1.57 billion) have been granted licences on Phu Quoc Island in Kien Giang Province since the beginning of the year. This raised the total licensed investment projects on the island to 194, the South West Steering Committee said at a conference held on Monday in Can Tho City.
So far this year the HCM City customs has uncovered around 2,000 violations including 155 cases in which it seized drugs.
The Tan Van flyover at the Tan Van T-conjunction on the Ha Noi highway opened to traffic on July 26.
 HCM City plans to vaccinate children aged one to five against Japanese encephalitis between August and December following an increase in the prevalence of the disease.
Nearly 150 craftsmen and artists participated in music and art performances at the opening ceremony of the Culture and Tourism Week on Wednesday in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong.
The southern province of Dong Nai has 1,000 FDI operating projects with total investment capital of US$21 billion, according to the provincial Department of Planning and Investment. The department reported that local authorities had licensed 1,430 FDI projects worth $25 billion.
The Khanh Hoa Province People's Committee has approved construction of a hospital in Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago at a cost of VND43.5 billion (US$2.05 million) in 2014-15.
Ha Noi has set a goal of achieving economic growth of 9.5 per cent in 2015, higher than the level in 2014, which is projected to be below 9 per cent.
The Ministry of Health has suggested a ban on sales of beer and liquor between 10pm and 6am.
Khanh Hoa Province's People's Committee has approved a project on medical development for sea and island areas through 2020. Under the project, a new general hospital will be built on Truong Sa Island District by 2015.
Twenty-one out of 33 enterprises in HCM City that suffered a combined loss of VND5.4 billion ($260,000) during the anti-China riots in mid-May have resumed operations and have not sought compensation, the HCM City Export Processing and Industrial Zones Authority said.

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