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Lao Cai plans to build cable car to Fansipan

Update: April, 26/2012 - 10:57
The People's Committee of the northern province of Lao Cai will build a 6.2km-long cable-car system from Sa Pa town to the top of Mount Fansipan, the tallest point in Indochina.

The cable car will be able to climb to 2,900 to 3,000 metres of the 3.143m mountain. The project is part of the zoning plan to build a Sa Pa tourist town by 2030.

However, the cable-car construction has met with some opposition from the public.

Tuoi Tre (Youth)

Fireworks to light up city for Liberation Day

The HCM City People's Committee has announced that fireworks displays will be held at two spots to mark the 37th Liberation Day on April 30.

The fireworks will begin at Thu Thiem Tunnel District 2 and Dam Sen Park in District 11 at 9pm and last 15 minutes. The programme will be broadcast live on HCM City Television.

Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)

Delta farmers report major shrimp losses

Farmers in Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta's Tra Vinh, Soc Trang and Ben Tre provinces are facing huge losses from the return of epidemics on their industrial shrimp farms.

In Tra Vinh alone, more than 3,400 households have reported deaths of more than 300 million shrimp saplings. The province's Cau Ngang District has been seriously affected by the disease, where 5,780 households breed shrimp.

Local experts are investigating the reason for the fatality on shrimp farms. One of the causes was due to farmers releasing shrimp sooner than the appropriate time, due to high prices.

Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)

Forest official arrested for illegal logging

An official in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong has been arrested for supporting illegal logging in Dak Ha Commune.

The man, Nguyen Van Cuong, is a technical staffer and forest caretaker at Dak Ha Forestry Enterprise under Gia Nghia Foresty Company. He sold 10 ha of forested area to Le Van Dung, who sent 20 people and several pieces of equipment to cut down trees on 6.8 ha of the forest.

Another man, Nguyen Thanh Lim, was also arrested for being involved in the case.

Lao Dong (Labour)

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