Ha Noi has earmarked VND27.7 billion (US$1.3 million) for water supply projects in the rural districts of Thuong Tin, Phu Xuyen, My Duc, Me Linh, Ung Hoa and Thanh Oai next year.
Once the work is completed in 2015, around 264,000 people will be provided with clean water.
Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Vietnam Economic Times)
An Giang likely to face doctor shortage
An Giang Province is set to face a shortage of human resources in its health sector by 2020, Tu Quoc Tuan, director of the local Department of Health, said.
The Mekong Delta province needs 110 doctors each year while between 2008 and 2013 only 298 were trained.
Tuoi Tre (The Youth)
Ancient relics get national recognition
The Government has recognised 14 historical, architectural, and archaeological structures and landscapes as special national relics.
They include the Ho Chi Minh Trail, Cat Ba Island in northern Hai Phong City, Tran Dynasty historical relic in northern Quang Ninh Province, and But Thap and Dau Pagodas in northern Bac Ninh Province.
Ha Noi is home to five of them.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Union helps poor go home for New Year
Tran Cong Khanh, chairman of the trade union at the HCM City Export Processing Zones and Industrial Parks, said this year the union would provide free bus tickets to 4,300 workers from central and northern provinces to enable them to go home for Tet (the Lunar New Year).
Its officials will also call on and give gifts to 1,500 others who will stay in HCM City.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)