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Bridge opens to traffic in Hai Duong

Update: September, 17/2013 - 09:00

Chanh Bridge in Hai Duong Province opened to traffic last Sunday.

It is one of bridges to be built as part of upgraded to Highway No.37, and cost VND317 billion ($15 million).

It replaces the ferry that used to connect Ninh Giang District in Hai Duong with Hai Phong city.

Tin Tuc (News)

Public libraries lose out to e-books

The National Library of Viet Nam has reported that public libraries fail to attract readers because of the availability of electronic books and newspapers.

The National Library of Viet Nam has only around 30,000 members. Provincial libraries have just 1,000-2,000 members, and the number falls to 500-600 in districts and 100-200 in communes.

According to the Centre of Children's Literature, the amount of money that people spent to buy books and newspapers for their children accounted for just 2 per cent of the total expenses.

Lao Dong (Labour)

$3.2m project to assist resistance heroes

The Bac Can Province People's Committee has approved a project to upgrade houses for 2,329 families who contributed to the country's resistance wars through 2013.

The work is estimated to cost VND68 billion ($3.2 million). Each house with a leaky roof will get VND20 million (US$950) while those that need to be rebuilt will receive VND40 million.

Nhan Dan (The People)

Serotype A causes foot-and-mouth: report

The Quang Nam Province Department of Agriculture and Rural Development reported it has discovered that the serotype of the A virus causes foot-and-mouth disease in cattle.

In the last four days 80 cows and buffaloes have contracted the disease.

The A serotype has killed more cattle than others like O and ASIA1.

Thanh Nien (The Young People)

152 bus rest stops to be built by 2020

The Ministry of Transport has approved a plan to upgrade or build new bus rest stops on highways throughout the country by 2020.

This will help enforce the law that limits drivers to working for four hours.

The plan envisages having 152 rest stops by 2020.

Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times)

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