The national carrier, Vietnam Airlines, has announced it would reduce fares by between 50-70 per cent on international flights from mid-September to the end of this year. For this programme, tickets would be sold for three days in August that the carrier will announce soon.
The airlines is also offering 20-30 per cent discounts on international flights to Taiwan, China, Japan and several Southeast Asian destinations for travel from now until the end of this year.
Sai Gon Tiep Thi (Marketing Sai Gon)
Geography teachers set for special training
Nearly 500 high school geography teachers from across the country would attend a course on protecting the nation's sea and island resources to be held next month by the Ministry of Education and Training.
The ministry will also ask education departments in all localities to formulate plans to offer such courses regularly to many other teachers and officials.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
Dak Lak cancels four hydro-power projects
The Dak Lak People's Committee says it has withdrawn licenses and terminated four small and medium-sized hydropower plant projects in the Central Highlands province.
The cancelled projects are: Ea Puich 1, Krong Hin 3, Krong H'nang and Ea Sol 2.
More than 30 hydropower plants are currently operating in the province.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)
Gov't unveils plan to reduce trade deficit
The nation's trade deficit will be reduced to 10 per cent of total exports by 2015 under a plan formulated by the Government for the 2011-20 period with a vision to 2030.
Under the plan, from now to 2020, the country will increase exports by 11-12 per cent and limit import growth to 10-11 per cent per year.
Efforts will be made to identify goods and services with high export potential and competitiveness so that the Government can issue support policies.
In the long run, the nation will try to wipe out its trade deficit and achieve a surplus.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)