Nearly 60 companies have registered to join a business delegation led by Le Thanh Hai, Politburo member and Secretary of the HCM City's Party Committee, to Myanmar on March 11.
According to figures complied by Viet Nam's trade promotion agency in Myanmar, Viet Nam ranked 13th in the list of exporters to Myanmar (behind Singapore, China, Thailand and South Korea) last year with a total export turnover of $82.45 million, up 66.5 per cent over 2010.
Sai Gon Tiep Thi (Sai Gon Marketing)
Cam Ranh to house $183m shipyard
Authorities in the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa have given the go-ahead to Japanese company Oshima Shipbuilding to apply for a VND3.8 trillion ($183 million) shipyard project in Cam Ranh City's Cam Thinh Dong Commune.
The plant, to be located on 304 ha, will be able to build 24 vessels per year, half of them of 56,000DWT and the others of 38,000 DWT.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
$29m campaign fights prostitution
The government has allocated VND600 billion (nearly US$29 million) for a five year (2011-15) campaign against prostitution, according to figures released by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs at a seminar on Thursday in Ha Noi.
Big cities with large entertainment areas and tourist parks such as Ha Noi, HCM City, Can Tho, Vung Tau, Do Son, Sam Son, and Cua Lo are hot spots for prostitution, said Le Duc Hien, deputy head of the Ministry's Social Evil Combating Department.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)
Jetstar Pacific appoints new leaders
Le Hong Ha, Deputy General Director of the national flag carrier Viet Nam Airlines, officially became the General Director of Jetstar Pacific Airlines on Thursday after he was elected to the position at a shareholders' meeting on February 21.
The meeting also elected Duong Tri Thanh, Deputy General Director of Viet Nam Airlines, as Chairman of Jetstar Pacific Airlines' management board.
DAU TU (Foreign Direct Investment)