The Directorate for Roads has submitted a national strategy proposal to ensure road-traffic safety through 2020 to the Ministry of Transport. With a total capital of VND 16 trillion (US$761.9 million), the strategy will aim to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities to eight per 100,000 people by 2020. It also targets upgrading 80 per cent of highways so they meet international standards on road-traffic safety.
Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times)
Ha Noi ensures patient safety
The Ha Noi People's Committee has asked the Department of Health to improve the management of private health facilities. The department was asked to work with agencies to carry out inspections and impose strict punishments on violators. Many facilities had been operating without a licence or were using foreign doctors without permission.
Tin Tuc (News)
Dong Nai confirms more hand-foot-mouth cases
The number of patients with hand-foot-mouth disease (HFMD) in Dong Nai Province has grown substantially since the beginning of the year, according to the province's Preventive Health Centre. As of May 7, the province had 2,163 HFMD cases, an increase of 65 per cent compared to the same period last year, and one person has died. The highest number of patients were in the province's districts of Dinh Quan, Trang Bom and Long Thanh and in Bien Hoa City.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)
Viet Nam bags gold medals at investor expo
Viet Nam placed second among 13 countries that entered the International Exhibition for Young Inventors' contest held recently in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Viet Nam won seven gold and two silver medals for its IT, green energy, education and transport projects.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Shipyard gets go-ahead in Khanh Hoa
The Khanh Hoa Province People's Committee has approved construction of a shipyard in Cam Ranh Bay, invested in by the Japanese company Oshima Shipbuilding Co Ltd. With a total capital of US$180 million, the shipyard will cover 304 hectares and operate until the end of 2016.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Can Tho City seeks investment
The Can Tho City People's Committee is seeking VND14.7 trillion (US$700 million) capital to invest in 10 projects, including the second phase of the Thot Not Industrial Park in Thot Not District, O Mon Industrial Park and Northern O Mon Industrial Park in O Mon District, and the hi-tech agricultural zone No1 in Thoi Lai District.
Dau Tu (Viet Nam Investment Review)