The southern provinces of Dong Nai and Binh Duong have agreed to co-operate with each other in offering new river tours linking the two provinces' downtown areas to rural districts. The tours will take visitors to local tourist sites, landscapes and handicraft villages.
LAO DONG (Labour)
Agro-forestry, seafood exports decrease
August's agricultural, forestry and seafood exports reached US$2.39 billion, bringing the total for eight months to $17.98 billion – a decrease of 1.1 per cent year-on-year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
However, seafood export on its own earned $4 billion in the past eight months, a year-on-year increase of 1.3 per cent, while agricultural exports went down 11.7 per cent to just over $8.9 billion.
THANH NIEN (Young People)
Three day festival celebrates Raglai culture
More than 500 people of the Raglai ethnic minority group from four provinces of Ninh Thuan, Khanh Hoa, Binh Thuan and Lam Dong have participated in a three-day festival launched by the Ninh Thuan Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
The festival aims to highlight the cultural identity of the Raglai people, educate people nationwide about the community's patriotic traditions and improve public awareness of the need to preserve and promote the cultural traditions of ethnic minorities.
SAI GON GIAI PHONG (Liberated Sai Gon)
City's industrial production up 5.5%
HCM City's industrial production went up 5.5 per cent in the first eight months of the year compared to the same period last year, according to the municipal People's Committee.
The highest growth was seen in trade and services sectors, a year-on-year rise of 12.9 per cent.
TUOI TRE (Youth)
Ha Noi spends VND2.5 trillion on schools
Ha Noi has spent VND2.5 trillion (US$119 million) on building 15 new schools with 7,500 classrooms to serve 1.6 million students in different grades for the 2013-14 school year, according to the city's Department of Education and Training.
The department said it has worked with local administrations to ensure better working and living conditions for teachers.
NHAN DAN (The People)