The HCM City administration has allocated around VND661 billion (US$31.2
million) for site clearance and resettlement of residents in the
outlying districts of Binh Chanh, Nha Be, and Can Gio to build the Ben
Luc – Long Thanh expressway, according to the People's Committee.
The ratio of students getting health insurance topped 83 per cent last
year, numbering more than 11.3 million, according to the Viet Nam Social
Viet Nam has about 313,000ha of cashew trees, down 120,000ha against
2005, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development's
Plant Cultivation Department.
The expansion and upgrading of Pleiku Airport in the Central Highlands
province of Gia Lai will begin on Sunday, the Airport Corporation of
Viet Nam (ACV) has announced. The project with a cost of VND943.8
billion (US$44.94 million) funded by the State budget, ACV and the
provincial budget will upgrade and lengthen the taxiway, runway and
parking space at the airport.
Can Tho City on Sunday opened a $40m first-class general hospital with a
capacity of 500 beds. The 10-storey hospital is built on an area of
12.48 hectares and has 18 clinics, and eight working rooms with nearly
600 doctors and nurses.
Textile and garments will continue to be major export items for Viet Nam
until 2030, while electronics and mobile phones will see significant
growth, according to HSBC's recent Viet Nam Trade Forecast report.
The Institute for Tourism Development Research is working to complete a
project on Cuu Long (Mekong) River Delta tourism development and submit
it to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism by October, said Pham
Trung Luong, deputy director of the institute.
According to the Viet Nam-Singapore Industrial Park in northern Hai
Phong City, Dynapac Company (Japan) has been granted an investment
certificate to produce carton packing and packing materials, with
registered capital of $14 million.
The HCM City's People's Committee has approved the collection of road
maintenance fees for motorcycles from the beginning of next year.
By 2020, the southern coastal city of Vung Tau is expected to have a
total population of 500,000 in five separate city sections, according to
the latest master plan for the area.