Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved the re-establishment of HCM City's Tourism Department. The city's Tourism Department was first founded in August 1993 but was later merged with the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism in 2008. The Culture, Sports and Tourism Department reported difficulties in the management of tourism activities due to rapid growth, huge workloads and limited workforce.
International tourist arrivals to HCM City account for nearly 60 per cent of the arrivals nationwide and have increased 10 per cent year-on-year.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Phu Quoc visitors to enjoy visa exemption
Foreign tourists to Phu Quoc Island in the Mekong Delta Province of Kien Giang will enjoy a 30-day visa exemption under a new Government decision that takes effects on Monday. The visa waiver policy is part of decision No. 80 signed by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung to help the island attract foreign tourists.
The new visa waiver will be also applied to foreigners or Vietnamese holding foreign passports who transit at any airport or seaport on their way to Phu Quoc Island.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)
Dong Nai inspects workplace safety
Seven inspection teams set up by Dong Nai Province's Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Department this month will examine measures against work place accidents, including fires and explosions at businesses and factories in the province. The inspection will target high risk businesses and businesses which have been fined several times during the last year for violations in labour safety and fire prevention. If these businesses are found to have violated the law again, they will be shut down, according to the department.
Dong Nai is among the provinces with highest work-related accidents in the country. Last year, 1,690 work accidents in the province killed 26 people and injured 1,691 others.
Tin Tuc (News)
Cam Ranh expands hospital with ADB help
Cam Ranh General Hospital in Khanh Hoa Province on Monday opened a 200-bed in-patient ward which was built at the cost of VND64 billion ( US$3.4million), 80 per cent of which was funded by the Asian Development Bank ( ADB).
Thanh Nien (Young People)