The Hoan Kiem District People's Committee has petitioned the capital city administration to allow it to implement the second phase of a pilot project that uses electric cars to serve tourists in downtown areas.
Launched in 2010, the project has established electric car routes around the Hoan Kiem Lake and the Old Quarter.
The second phase will expand the service to more tourism destinations in city.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Lao Bao EZ attracts 57 projects
The Lao Bao border gate special economic zone in the central province of Quang Tri has, in the 15 years since its establishment, attracted 57 investment projects with a total registered capital of VND3.7 trillion (US$176 million).
The establishment of the economic zone has helped increase the province's trade, services and tourism relations with Laos and Thailand.
Last year, central Quang Ngai Province's export and import turnover accounted for 50 per cent of the turnover of 10 provinces that border Laos.
Lao Dong (Labour)
National Highway 91 set for $71m upgrade
A project to upgrade the section of National Highway 91 that runs from Can Tho to An Giang Province has been planned under the build-operate-transfer (BOT) model.
The VND1.5 trillion (US$71 million) project will widen the 37- km section to a two-lane road, according to the Ministry of Transport.
Dau Tu (Vietnam Investment Review)
Restrictions on new State-funded projects
The Ministry of Planning and Investment has asked ministries, agencies and localities to submit their State Budget allocation plans for investment projects next year.
The agencies have been asked to restrict construction of new State-funded projects next year and only allocate funds to new projects that are really urgent.
Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times)
Juvenile abortions high in VN
Vietnamese teenagers aged between 15-19 undergo 300,000 abortions a year, 60-70 per cent of them are students.
According to a report by the General Office for Family Planning and Population, this is equal to 20 per cent of the births that take place every year.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)