The HCM City Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has proposed that the city administration upgrade the Dau Tieng Reservoir to prevent possible breaches that would cause serious flooding in the city and the neighbouring province of Binh Duong.
The Saigon Times Daily
Ethnic groups to benefit from irrigation
The Central Highland province of Dak Nong has set aside nearly VND400 billion (US$18.93 million) for repairing and upgrading irrigation works for ethnic minority residents of Krong No, Dak R'Lap, Dak Mil and Cu Jut districts. The Asian Development Bank will fund the project with loans of VND350 billion ($16.57 million) and the remaining amount will be raised by the provincial administration.
Tin Tuc (News)
Gia Lai lends $1.4m to poor families
The Central Highland Province of Gia Lai has so far this year provided VND30 billion ($1.42 million) in loans to poor families and otherswho have rendered great services to the country's. The funds will be taken from the province's budget.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Shrimp exports on the rise
As of last month, shrimp exports had reached nearly US$1.4 billion, an increase of 14.7 per cent compared to the same period last year. Last month alone, they reached $291 million, up 21.7 per cent over the previous month and an increase of 45.3 per cent compared to July last year, according to the Viet Nam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers.
Sai Gon Tiep Thi (Marketing Sai Gon)
Close scrutiny ordered on NZ dairy imports
The General Department of Customs has asked its departments in cities and provinces to step up inspection of the imported dairy products, especially those from New Zealand, for any food safety and hygiene violations. Any violation found must be reported to the General Department.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)