The Prime Minister on Monday ordered the Ministry of Transport and the Viet Nam Inland Waterways Administration to work closely with the Hai Duong Province People's Committee to step up site clearance to pave the way for a World Bank-funded project to develop waterway transport in the Northern Delta.
The project, which began construction in 2011, is behind schedule because of slow site clearance. The project will cost more than US$200 million, with the World Bank providing a loan of US$170 million.
Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times)
City strengthens environmental protection
The HCM City People's Committee has issued an instruction to strengthen management and protection of the environment in the city.
Under the instruction, the city's Department of Natural Resources and Environment will conduct more unannounced inspections on enterprises suspected of causing pollution.
Enterprises at industrial park and export processing zones and hi-tech parks will be allowed to operate as works on environmental protection are completed.
Nguoi Lao Dong (Labourer)
Province approves ethnic minority assistance
The Central Highlands province of Dak Lak has approved 15 projects with total capital of VND670.17 billion (US$31.9 million) to assist more than 5,700 households in ethnic minority communities. The province granted an average of 400 sq.m of land per household and land for cultivation, with an average of 1.32 ha per household. It also built rural roads with a total length of 225 kilometres, a national power grid, and dozens of bridges and roads.
Tin Tuc (News)