Nationwide investigations into the production of poor quality toys will be held in August and September, according to the Ministry of Science and Technology.
Provinces and cities as well as related sectors will be responsible for carrying out their own inspections.
According to the ministry, Viet Nam produces many low quality toys. Last year, 43 of 292 samples were found to be in violation of regulations on labels of origin. Other toys were found to be toxic.
Sai Gon Tiep Thi (Marketing Sai Gon)
Thua Thien-Hue helps the poor
The central province of Thua Thien-Hue plans to cut the volume of poor households in seven communes of Thuong Long, A Roang, A Dot, Dong Son, Hong Quang, Hong Van and Hong Thuy, from 25 per cent to 3.5-4.5 per cent.
Certain households will receive priority loans from the Bank for Social Policy. The province has also committed to supply health-care insurance to poor households and to offer financial support to local students, including tuition fees.
Vocational training courses will also be organised to help the poor better their lives. The overall aim is to lift 170 out of 1,000 poor households out of poverty by the end of the year.
Tin Tuc (News)
Dong Thap licenses nine projects
The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta Province of Dong Thap has granted investment certificates to nine new projects with total capital of more than VND1 trillion (US$47.6 million).
This is equal to the amount targeted for the entire year, according to Khuc Quang Dung, director of the provincial Department of Planning and Investment.
Currently, the province has 163 projects with total capital of more than VND17 trillion ($809 million).
Dau Tu (Viet Nam Investment Review)