The Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre last week started strengthening embankments in Binh Dai District at a cost of VND914.7 billion (US$42.9 million).
The work, likely to be completed in the middle of next year, is expected to help mitigate the effects of climate change and rising seas.
Lao Dong (Labour)
Quang Nam invests in agriculture, forestry
The central province of Quang Nam has earmarked VND27.3 billion (US$1.3 million) for agriculture and forestry projects in the next three years.
They are expected to help reduce poverty in mountainous areas inhabited chiefly by ethnic groups.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
Cement surplus set to increase
The country's cement output is poised to rise to 70 million tonnes a year with the commissioning of three new plants before the end of this year, according to the Viet Nam Cement Association.
With domestic demand only at 45-46 million tonnes, there will be a surplus of 25 million tonnes.
The new plants are X18 in northern Hoa Binh Province, Quang Phuc Cement in central Quang Binh Province, and Dong Lam Cement in central Thua Thien- Hue Province.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Pepper exports hit $743m in first 9 months
Pepper exports were estimated at 11,000 tonnes worth US$72 million last month, taking the year-to-date volume to 112,000 tonnes and earnings to $743 million.
Export prices averaged nearly $6,600 a tonne in the first eight months, down around $250 or 3.62 per cent year-on-year.
The Sigon Times Daily