Eight central-level hospitals in HCM City have no waste water treatment facilities or have facilities that are substandard, according to the city's People's Council.
A hospital in District 3 operated by the Ministry of Transport has not built a waste treatment system, even though it promised to do so last year. Hospital officials said the ministry had yet to give them funds.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)
Binh Dinh's National Highway to be widened
A 28.7 km section of National Highway 1 that runs through the Hoai Nhon District of the central province of Binh Dinh will be widened.
Construction of the build-operate-transfer (BOT) project will cost VND1,645 billion (US$78million).
Thanh Nien (Young People)
Salangane products test negative for bird flu
The HCM City Animal Health Department said that 41 samples of salangane products taken from breeding houses in seven districts tested negative for the H5N1 virus.
The deputy head of the department, Huynh Tan Phat, said it planned to take more samples at an additional 130 breeding houses this month. There are more than 300 salangane-breeding houses in the city's districts.
Saigon Giai Phong (Liberated Saigon)
Philips Vietnam launches savings project
Philips Vietnam launched its fifth annual power-savings programme aimed at encouraging people who live in rural areas to use high-tech, quality lighting products that save on energy and are friendly to the environment. The company kicked off this year's programme by donating 2,800 power-saving light bulbs to 700 households in poverty-stricken areas in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang.
The Saigon Times Daily