Eighteen food poisoning cases in the country were reported in the first quarter of the year, with 427 people hospitalised.
According to the Administration for Food Safety and Hygiene Department, this represented a drop of six cases compared to the same period last year.
Hot weather in the south and high humidity in the north were contributing factors. Food spoils more quickly under these conditions.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Traffic accidents kill more than 2,500
In the first quarter of the year, there were 6,528 traffic accidents, in which 2,599 people died and 6,405 people were injured.
Compared to the same period last year, the number of accidents fell by 1,792. However, fatalities were up by 18, the Ministry of Transport has reported.
The number of accidents and injuries rose sharply in February, especially during the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday.
In March, however, the number of traffic accidents, injuries and fatalities fell.
Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times)
Gia Lai to host investment conference
A conference to call for investment in the Central Highlands region will be held in Gia Lai Province on April 12.
Tran Viet Hung, deputy head of the Central Highlands' Steering Committee, said the second conference would highlight the region's strengths and potential.
Since 2009, when the first such conference was organised, the region has attracted more than VND90 trillion (US$4.2 billion) from domestic investment and $900 million from foreign investors.
The Central Highlands region consists of five provinces, Gia Lai, Kon Tum, Dak Lak, Lam Dong and Dak Nong.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
Viet Nam-Cambodia trade fair opens
A Viet Nam-Cambodia Trade and Services Fair opened yesterday at the Mondial Centre in Phnom Penh. It will end on April 7.
The annual event, called the HCM City Expo, is held to not only enhance trade and services but also foster solidarity and friendship between the two countries.
It will feature 250 booths displaying high-quality Vietnamese products, including agricultural produce, processed foods, interior-decoration items, garments, footwear, cosmetics, electronic devices and plastic products.
A number of trade and tourism promotions, cultural exchanges and seminars will also take place.
Dau Tu (Viet Nam Investment Review)