The Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Department of central Thua Thien-Hue Province this year built and repaired 670 houses for families of revolutionaries and fallen heroes. Costs for construction were contributed by local organisations and donors to mark the 65th anniversary of the War Invalids and Martyrs Day on July 27.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Few buses pass on fuel cuts
Only six transport companies operating at HCM City's Mien Dong Eastern Bus Terminal cut their fares after the government reduced retail prices of fuel last week. The fares were cut between five and 10 per cent, according to Thuong Thanh Hai, deputy director of the Bus Terminal. There are 230 transport companies operating at Mien Dong, the largest bus station in Viet Nam.
Lao Dong (Labour)
Lean-meat chemicals scare market
The prices of live pigs in southern Dong Nai Province have dropped significantly in recent weeks. Pig breeders are selling 100kg of pork at a loss of between VND700,000 (US$33.3) and VND800,000, according to Nguyen Tri Cong, president of Dong Nai Province's Livestock Association.
Prices began dropping in April when authorities discovered that banned lean-meat substances were being used in pig-breeding farms in the province.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)