The People's Committee of central Binh Dinh Province has proposed to the leaders of Quy Nhon City, the provincial capital, that they set up a project to supply electricity to Nhon Chau Island from the mainland.
The island, which has 484 households, now uses electricity from diesel generators. The city People's Committee funds the cost of diesel, which is more than VND1 billion each year. Residents have to pay VND1,000 per kWh. VND284 lower than that for average households.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
Dak Nong faces threat of malaria epidemic
The Central Highlands province of Dac Nong has warned that malaria - the disease was kept under control, is threatening to become an epidemic again after many years.
As many as 420 people have contracted the disease so far this year, a year-on-year increase of 80 per cent, according to the province's Department of Health.
The department has instructed the province's Centre for Preventive Medicine to co-ordinate with district health centres to spray mosquito repellent and issue testing kits that enable fast diagnosis of the disease.
Nhan Dan (People)
HCM City to build four new bridges
Le Thanh Liem, director of the HCM City Urban Upgrade Project Management Unit, said on Sunday that the World Bank has agreed to finance the construction of four new bridges that will replace existing ones.
The new Kieu Bridge (District 1-Phu Nhuan District), Bong Bridge (District 1-Binh Thanh District) and Le Van Sy Bridge (District 3) will ease traffic circulation on Hoang Sa and Truong Sa streets as well as streets along the Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe canal. The Hau Giang Bridge, meanwhile, is expected to reduce traffic congestion on streets that run alongside the Tan Hoa-Lo Gom canal.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Auto import restrictions eased for old contracts
The Ministry of Industry and Trade has issued Decision No.8415 that asks the Customs Office to allow import of cars under contracts signed and paid for before May 12, 2011 without complying with additional stipulations mentioned in a circular that took effect on June 26, 2011.
The June 26 circular No20/2011/TT-BCT introduced additional procedures for the import of cars with nine seats or less.
The new decision requires that vehicles under the contracts signed and paid for before May 12, 2011 have to be shipped to Viet Nam before December 7 this year.
Dau Tu (Viet Nam Investment Review)
Lam Dong to construct four private hospitals
Central Highlands Lam Dong Province's Health Department said last Friday that documents were being finalised to allow construction of four private hospitals in the province. The estimated investment for four hospitals – Nhan Duc Private Hospital, Chanh Duc Hospital, Ly Tu Trong General Hospital, and Lam Dong Resort Hospital – is around VND1.881 trillion.
Lao Dong (Labour)