The Lam Dong Province People's Committee approved on May 14 a tourism stimulus programme for this year.
Local travel companies will be encouraged to actively participate in tourism fairs both within and outside the country and offer discounts and incentives to customers, especially during the low season.
Authorities will be required to educate people in adopting a civilised, friendly, and hospitable urban lifestyle and crack down on public disorder and harassment of tourists in public places.
Lao Dong (Labour)
Ministry to inspect provincial bus stations
The Ministry of Transport will set up a team to inspect coach stations in Da Nang and the provinces of Phu Tho, Ha Giang, Lao Cai, Thai Binh, Lang Son, Lam Dong, and Binh Dinh.
The team will check if transport department and bus-station officials are managing the stations properly.
The inspection, from May 25 to June 30, will be led by a top official from the Department of Transport who will be assisted by officials from the ministry's inspection, traffic safety, and transport departments and Directorate for Roads of Viet Nam.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Tuna exports edge up in 2014
Tuna exports are expected to fetch US$550 million this year, a year-on-year increase of 4 per cent, according to the General Department of Fisheries.
Exports have surged from $188 million in 2008 to $526 million last year, it said.
But the sector is facing problems like lack of ties between companies, fishermen and other stakeholders, threatening its sustainable development.
To address this, the department has drafted a plan to set up a value chain covering fishing, buying, processing, and consumption.
Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Vietnam Economic Times)
Gov't backs e-commerce development plan
The Government has approved a national e-commerce development plan for 2014-20 at a cost of around VND450 billion (US$21.3 million).
The plan will seek to build efficient infrastructure and implement measures to boost the development of e-commerce, popularising it and helping improve the competitiveness of domestic enterprises and the economy.
It also targets the creation of a national e-commerce payment system, especially for B2C (business to customer) payment, by 2020.
Nguoi Lao Dong (Labourer)