A group of doctors from Ha Noi and HCM City recently performed free cataract surgeries on 180 poor patients in southernmost Ca Mau Province.
The cost of the surgeries was VND700 million (US$33,333).
More than 4,700 people in Ca Mau received cataract surgery in the last three years.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Ministry clears calculators for use at exams
The Ministry of Education and Training has approved a list of calculators that can be used by students at this year's high school graduation and university entrance examinations.
All of them are without text writing and memory stick capabilities.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
Textiles, garments exports up 20.3%
Textile and garment exports fetched US$5.08 billion in the first four months, 20.3 per cent up year-on-year.
Exports of the items, which account for 12.9 per cent of the country's total exports, could surpass US$18 billion this year at the current rate of growth. More than one million workers have regular jobs in the textile and garment industry.
Lao Dong (Labour)
Some students set for free English classes
Fifty percent of first graders at HCM City primary schools will not have to pay for English language classes in the 2013- 14 academic year, Le Ngoc Diep, head of the city Education and Training Department's Primary Education Office, said.
Children who now attend English language classes at their schools have to pay for them.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Phu Quoc faces shortage of hotel rooms
Phu Quoc Island will need around 3,000 more hotel rooms in the next two to three years to meet the burgeoning demand.
According to Le Minh Hoang, director of the province's Culture, Sports and Tourism Department, the island, which now has around 2,900 rooms, gets around 70,000 tourists a month.
By the end of this year there will be three new hotels in Phu Quoc but with only 100-200 rooms each.
THe Saigon Times Daily