Quality helmets have been provided to more than 4,000 students and teachers at eight elementary schools in HCM City's Districts 12, Binh Thanh, and Binh Chanh under a road safety campaign.
The Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Can Tho city chapter on Tuesday launched a special products club (Mekong SP Club) to help local firms promote their products and expand sales.
The HCM City Tax Department kicked off a week-long programme called "Listening to the ideas of taxpayers 2014" on Monday.
The average rice yield in the south-central region as well in the Central Highlands was an average 6.3 tonnes per hectare this season, an increase of 0.35 tonnes compared to last year, according to the Plant Cultivation Department. The region's output rose 142,000 tonnes this year against last year, as a result of expanding large-scale rice fields and changing crop structures.
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.

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PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties 4    PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties

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Most National Assembly members yesterday agreed that the amended Housing Law should allow more foreigners to be eligible to buy or own houses in Viet Nam.

National team in training ahead of AFC challenge 1    National team in training ahead of AFC challenge

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