More than 15,000 students from the Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) region and Can Tho took part in a three-city music tour that began last month in Can Tho.
The event was organised to highlight the contributions of Vietnamese soldiers stationed on Truong Sa (the Spratly Islands). It will close with a performance of revolutionary music at HCM City's National University tonight by star singers such as Dam Vinh Hung and My Tam.
The tour is part of a social programme launched by for the soldiers and their families.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
HCM City to keep drug prices stable
HCM City's Department of Health will roll out its price-stabilisation programme for medicines this month focusing on 85 essential items whose prices will be 5 to 10 per cent lower than market prices, according to Pham Khanh Phong Lan, deputy director of the department.
It will first be introduced in the four districts of Tan Binh, Hoc Mon, Cu Chi, and 12 before being expanded. More than 2,300 pharmacies have agreed to taken part in the programme.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)
Month-long youth voluntary campaign ends
The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union's annual Youth Month, which attracted hundreds of thousands of participants in Ha Noi, HCM City, and their neighbouring provinces, closed on Wednesday.
This year the volunteers travelled to remote provinces to provide health care and treatment to 237,000 locals.
They also helped build and upgrade 10,900 kilometres of roads and other public works and provided vocational training to many poor young farmers.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
Ministry approves use of detox drug
The Ministry of Health has approved the expanded use of Cedemex, a herbal medication for treating drug users developed by scientists at the Institute for Fatal Diseases Treatment.
It will now be used at drug rehabilitation centres in Ha Noi, Hai Phong, HCM City, and elsewhere.
The drug was recognised as a safe and effective treatment for drug addiction by the Ministry in 2005.
Nhan Dan (The People)