The northern province of Ha Nam has launched the Action Month for Food Safety from April 15-May 15. During the month, the province will inspect the safety of community kitchens, food processors and sellers, and street food. It will also provide training courses on food safety to food processors and sellers.
The Viet Nam Steel Association reports that its members produced over 1.27 million tonnes of steel in the first quarter of this year, an increase of nearly 18 per cent year-on-year.
The Ministry of Construction has asked nine provinces and cities to complete zoning plans for solid waste management and submit them by June.
Local gas companies said the domestic retail gas price is expected to fall by VND10,000 to VND290,000 per 12kg early next month if global prices remain unchanged. The world gas price is $430 per tonne, a decrease of $35 per tonne compared to the price earlier this month.
The People's Committee in Tuong Duong District in the north-central coastal province of Nghe An said construction had begun on the Nam Non, Nam Mo Hydroelectricity Joint Stock Company in the district's Ang village.
In the six months since the Government issued Instruction No 3 on cracking down on cigarette smuggling, the market watchdog has busted 9,400 cases and fined 4,800, 58 per cent and 36 per cent more than in the same period last year, the Ministry of Industry and Trade's Market Watch Department announced.
The Government Office has announced that Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has given approval to the HCM City People's Committee to organise a fireworks display on the 40th anniversary of Liberation Day.
The central province of Quang Nam has approved a project to develop 16 handicraft villages to serve and promote tourism. The villages specialise in ceramics, wood, vegetables and silk. The project costs more than VND85 billion ($3.86 million).
Some 52.3 per cent of enterprises based in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta plan to expand this year, according to a survey done by the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Can Tho city branch.
People living in HCM City's Thu Duc District have, since 2000, donated 5,000sq.m of land, equivalent to VND25 billion ($1.1 million), for laying roads.
At least 6,838 cases of dengue fever have been reported in 39 provinces and cities since early this year, with six people dying from the disease in HCM City and Dong Thap, Dong Nai, and Long An provinces.


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