People who commit violations on the plane, including smoking or using phones, will pay five times as much as the current fines from December 15, when the Government's Decree No147 takes effect.
Those who smoke or use prohibited devices like phones will be fined between VND3 million (US$143) and VND5 million ($238). The highest fine at present is VND1 million [$47]).
The fine for illegally trying to open the plane's doors will go up to VND10-20 million ($476-952), while fines of VND20-30 million ($952-1,400) will be imposed on those making jokes or pranks on planes about bombs, weapons and other explosive material. Stealing any article from a plane will attract fines of VND5-10 million ($238-576).
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Charity foundation builds island schools
The Vu A Dinh Scholarship Foundation founded by the Ho Chi Minh Youth Union has reported that two months after it launched the second phase of its programme to support students on Truong Sa Archipelago, it has been able to attract VND9 billion (US$428,000) in donations. The donations have come from about 170 organisations, companies and individuals as well as Overseas Vietnamese. The foundation has handed over VND6 billion ($285,000) to build schools on Sinh Ton Island in the Truong Sa Archipelago. The schools are expected to become operational for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (The Liberated Sai Gon)
Binh Thuan boosts dragonfruit exports
Binh Thuan's Department of Industry and Trade says the south central province has exported 21,000 tonnes of dragon fruit worth more than US$18 million in the first nine months of this year. The export value marks a year-on-year increase of 27 per cent, and accounts for more than 60 per cent of the province's total agriculture export turnover.
Currently, China is the biggest dragon-fruit importer from Binh Thuan. This year, the province has found more partners in Myanmar and Spain.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Hai Phong port holds unclaimed containers
Hai Phong City's Customs Department says there are nearly 2,800 unclaimed containers at the local port that has not undergone any customs procedures. These will be dealt with later this year, it said.
The department said most containers carried items whose import is prohibited, including waste paper, iron and steel. The items have negatively impacted the environment in the port, occupied valuable space and increased fire and other risks, it added.
Tin Tuc (News)