The quantity of stocked sugar in September and October has reached a record high as the 2014-15 sugarcane season enters its peak harvest season, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has reported.
The Ministry of Education and Training and Viet Nam Labour Union are working to set up an education and vocational training programmes from 2014 to 2020. Working skills and the knowledge on laws will be highlighted. Labourers, particularly young workers, will be encouraged to join the programmes.
Work will begin on the Vinh Tan General Port at the end of this year, Le Tien Phuong, chairman of the Binh Thuan Province People's Committee, has said.
The Ministry of Transport has approved an increase in the speed limits on the HCM City-Long Thanh-Dau Giay Expressway and Thang Long Boulevard and Belt Road No.3 in Ha Noi.
The Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang this year opened three ecotourism sites, Tan Thanh, Dong Thap Muoi and Cai Be. The province targets 1.4 million tourists by the end of the year. Since the beginning of the year, it has seen 1 million tourists this year, an increase of more than 9 per cent compared to the same period last year.
Ba Ria city has announced that house construction licences will be issued online at http://baria.baria-vungtau.gov.vn.
HCM City attracted US$2.93 billion of registered capital from foreign-direct investment (FDI) projects this year, an increase of 97.85 per cent compared to the same period last year, according to the HCM City's Department of Planning and Investment.
The Ministry of Defence's General Corporation 36 has begun the Mong Village Water Reservoir Project at a cost of VND500 billion (US$23.8 million).
Commercial banks in HCM City are committed to lending VND8.3 trillion (US$391.67 million) to companies that are participating in the price-stabilisation programme for Tet (Lunar New Year) 2015. This is four times the amount lent last year.
More than 14,000 cases of dengue fever have been recorded nationwide this year, including 15 fatalities, according to the Preventive Medicine Department. The infection rate among children under 15 years old accounted for 46 per cent. Deaths occurred in HCM City and Binh Phuoc, Ca Mau, Dong Nai and Phu Yen provinces.
Labour unions in the northern province of Bac Ninh have worked with local authorities to develop six housing projects to lease to labourers working at industrial parks in the province.

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BIDV teams up with Japanese banks to facilitate investment BIDV teams up with Japanese banks to facilitate investment

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