The Can Tho University on Monday started constructing a VND37 billion (US$1.7 million) students' dormitory in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang.
Hau Giang, which neighbours Can Tho City, now has 3,000 students attending at the university.
Construction of the dormitory, which can accommodate 500 students, will be completed next year.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
Sugar consumption slows down
More than 200,000 tonnes of sugar are now stored in warehouses of mills in the Mekong Delta provinces. Sugar mills in the provinces are in their peak production season now, but consumption has been slow, according to Nguyen Thanh Long, president of the Viet Nam Sugar and Sugarcane Association.
Long has proposed to the ministries of Industry and Trade and Agriculture and Rural Development that the association be allowed to export sugar to foreign countries.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Saigon)
Drug stores join stabilisation scheme
More than 1,000 out of nearly 5,000 drugstores in HCM City are taking part in the price stabilisation programme launched by the municipal administration. The stores will lower by 10 percent the prices of 45 kinds of medicines. City authorities are mobilising all drugstores that meet the Good Pharmacy Practices (GPP) standards set by the Ministry of Health, the Drug Administration of Viet Nam to join the programme. There are more than 3,500 GPP drugstores in HCM City.
Nhan Dan (The People)