The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has discussed with the central province of Phu Yen and three hydropower plants — Song Hinh, Song Ba Ha, and Krong H'nang – the issue of releasing water downstream for irrigation.
The province had complained about a lack of flow in the Ba River believed to be caused by the three dams storing water.
The ministry said all dams must ensure water for irrigation, whether or not they generate electricity.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)
Nation's trade value rises 13.9% in first half
As of the end of June the country's trade was worth nearly US$107 billion, an increase of 13.9 per cent from the same period last year. Exports topped $53.33 billion and imports were worth $53.5 billion.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Eye bank for poor established in HCM City
The HCM City Sponsoring Association for Poor Patients opened an eye bank on Friday, with over 1,000 people registered to donate their eyes.
The association has implemented a programme called "Bringing light to poor blind people" since 1994 under which it provides corneal transplants.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)