The HCM City Department of Health on Tuesday ordered all commune and ward level health clinics in the city to complete building wastewater treatment facilities by the year end.
The municipal People's Committee has approved a budget of VND100 billion (approx. US$5 million) to build these facilities for the 322 commune and ward-level clinics in the city.
Only 80 clinics have so far prepared plans for building wastewater treatment facilities.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Quarter One rice exports fall 50%
Under signed contracts, Viet Nam will export about 1.1 million tonnes of rice in the first quarter, down 700,000 tonnes or nearly 50 per cent against the same period last year, according to the Viet Nam Food Association.
With the decline in exports, rice supply in the domestic market will increase as production in the first quarter will equal that of the same period last year.
Lao Dong (Labour)
Thu Thiem Wharf to serve tourism industry
The HCM City Bridge and Ferry Management Company on Tuesday opened the Thu Thiem Boat Station in District 1.
The boat station, which used to be the Thu Thiem Ferry Station before 2012, will be used by travel companies to transport tourists on Sai Gon River to Cu Chi and Can Gio districts as well as the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta.
The boat station will also serve high-speed canoes as well as some renovated ferries to transport tourists along Sai Gon River for sightseeing.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Salt park ordered to compensate, relocate
The People's Committee of central Ninh Thuan Province on Tuesday ordered the investor of Quan The salt-making industrial park in Thuan Nam District to provide compensation for 153 households seriously effected by salt intrusion of their fields and houses, and to relocate them to a new residential area.
The committee also asked the park's investor to provide financial support for another 260 households whose houses, land and crops have been effected. The compensation and relocation must be completed by July.
The committee has also required the park's investor to build dykes surrounding salt fields as well as facilities to release water into the sea to prevent salt intrusion from affecting nearby households.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)