FrieslandCampina Viet Nam has increased the price of milk and sweetened condensed milk, by 5 per cent (or VND700-1,000) beginning yesterday.
The company said the price of raw materials and production costs had increased in the past year, including milk raw materials by 8-22 per cent, diesel by 36 per cent, labour costs by 11 per cent, and electricity by 5 per cent.
On the same day, Fonterra Brands Viet Nam Co Ltd. increased the price of Anlene powdered milk, liquid milk and Anmum milk for pregnant women by 5-10 per cent.
Nestle Co also increased prices on more than 20 kinds of products by 10 per cent.
Lao Dong (Labour)
HCM City housing projects to be inspected
The Ministry of Construction has asked HCM City's Department of Construction to conduct inspections on the construction progress of urban areas and house development projects in the city.
The department needs to classify which projects are under implementation, which projects have been slowly implemented, and which projects have been handed over to investors but have not been implemented.
It also needs to clarify the causes, site-clearance progress, and the necessary construction period. The department has to point out which projects need to speed up and which projects need to be temporarily stopped.
For apartment projects, the Ministry asked the Department to be specific on the sale price, capital investments and the completion period. Inspection results have to be reported to the ministry before February 28.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
PM approves workers back to Libya
Prime Minster Nguyen Tan Dung has approved the Ministry of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs (MOLISA) ' proposal on sending labourers back to work in Libya on a trial basis. He directed the ministry to choose labour contracts with reliable partners to prevent risks. After a successful trial, the PM will consider sending more labourers to this market.
Libya is a potential labour export market. However, nearly one year ago, MOLISA coordinated with relevant agencies to evacuate more than 10,000 Vietnamese workers from Libya as a political crisis gripped the country.
Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times)