The number of tourists to Da Nang are rising 15-20 per cent for the upcoming holidays, compared with the same period last year, according to Tran Chi Cuong, deputy director of the city's Culture, Sports and Tourism Department.
Travel agencies last week said they were worried that tourists would cancel plans to visit Da Nang after the city decided not to organise the International Lighting Festival planned for Liberation Day.
However, several days ago, bookings at travel agencies increased as more people made plans to visit Da Nang to spend the five-day holiday marking the nation's Liberation Day (April 30) and May Day (May 1).
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Dong Thap okays $5.6m for UXO clearance
The People's Committee of Mekong Delta Province of Dong Thap on Wednesday approved a VND118billion (US$5.6million) project to clear bombs and mines left from the war. The project will last until 2016 and cover 3,600ha of land in several districts, including Cao Lanh, Chau Thanh and Lai Vung, in Sa Dec District. The project is funded by the State budget, and domestic and foreign organisations.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
Rural areas to get 3,000 tonnes of cement
The Southwest Steering Committee on Wednesday said it would use 3,000 tonnes of cement for infrastructure development in rural areas in Can Tho, Hau Giang and Bac Lieu provinces in the Mekong Delta. The project is funded by Ha Tien Cement 1 and will start next month.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)
City urges speed on land clearance
HCM City's People's Committee has ordered quick solutions to long delays in the handover of land to major infrastructure projects in the city, including the Metro Line No.1, Ha Noi Highway, National Route 1 and Pham Van Dong Street. Individuals and business units involved in these projects will be held responsible for the delays.
Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times)
New bus service to Phong Nha - Ke Bang
A bus service linking Dong Hoi town with Phong Nha – Ke Bang World Heritage site will be launched this weekend, according to the Transport Department of central Quang Binh Province. The bus line is expected to be popular with both local residents and tourists who travel to the site. The 54km bus route runs from 5:30am to 5:30pm every day.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Sai Gon Liberated)