Viet Nam needs to import nearly 2.5 million tonnes of fertilisers costing more than US$960 million next year, according to a communication sent by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to the Ministry of Industry and Trade and local governments.
The ministry estimated the total demand for fertilisers at more than 10 million tonnes.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Phu Yen to market tourist attractions
Phu Yen Province's Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism on December 24 unveiled several programmes to boost tourism.
The province hopes to attract 900,000 domestic visitors and 100,000 foreigners every year, generating annual revenues of VND1.68 trillion (US$80.7 million).
It boasts many attractions such as the sandstone-coloured Nhan Tower, built by the Cham circa the 12th century; Vung Ro Bay, one of the most famous scenic spots on the central coast; and Da Dia Cliff, a 50-meter-high rock wall that extends for two kilometres through mountains that reach down to an emerald sea.
Lao Dong (Labour)
Railway accidents decline this year
The number of railway accidents decreased this year, according to the Viet Nam Railway Corporation.
There were 452 accidents — 81 less than last year — in which 196 people died and 311 others were injured, 51 and 61 fewer than last year.
The corporation said most accidents occurred at illegal road crossings.
Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Econmic Times)