The quality of water in the Thi Vai River has improved in recent years, according to Nguyen Ngoc Thuong, deputy director of the Dong Nai Province's Department of Natural Resources and Environment.
Last year, tests showed that the river's water quality at most observation sites were suitable for aquatic species.
Local authorities have implemented several measures to improve the quality of treated wastewater from industrial parks and residential areas before it is released into the river.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Dong Nai tightens monitoring of wastewater
The Southeast province of Dong Nai will spend more than VND36 billion (US$1.7 million) to set up six observation stations to monitor wastewater release in industrial parks from now to the year end.
The stations will transmit observation data to the province's Department of Natural Resources and Environment every 30 minutes, which will help the department identify industrial parks that do not treat their wastewater in according to regulations.
Tin Tuc (News)
Young doctors participate in charity activities
Nearly 10,000 young doctors nationwide will provide free health check-ups and medicine for 100,000 people during the Young Doctors Festival on Sundauuiunday, the Viet Nam Young Doctor Association said on Tuesday.
The doctors will provide free eye surgeries for 1,000 elderly people and training in first-aid skills for 5,000 teachers from 700 primary schools.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
Committee to focus on price management
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has decided to establish a Price Management Steering Committee which will research and assist the Prime Minister in setting up pricing policies.
The committee will also implement measures to stabilise the prices of essential goods and services. The committee is headed by Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Jellyfish causes food poisoning
The Quang Dien District General Hospital in Thua Thien – Hue Province has treated 10 people for food poisoning. Some of them ate jellyfish and others unsafe food over the past month.
On Tuesday, patient Tran Oanh in the district was hospitalised because of food poisoning after eating jellyfish.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)