The Viet Nam Airlines Corporation has recommended that the Long Thanh International Airport be built. It has sent its letter to the National Assessment Committee. Its report shows that Tan Son Nhat International Airport is overloaded as it was designed to serve 20 million passengers annually.
By next year, there will be around 24 million passengers arriving at the airport. Expansion of Tan Son Nhat would be expensive and impractical because it is located very near the centre of HCM City.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)
Viet Nam exports cement products
Around 5.3 million tonnes of cement products were consumed in August, of which 4.2 million tonnes were domestically sold and 1.1 million tonnes were exported.
For the first eight months of this year, 42.5 million tonnes – with 9.7 million tonnes of exports – were consumed. This was around 69 per cent of the yearly plan.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Bio-petrol sells in Quang Ngai
The central province of Quang Ngai has become the first locality in Viet Nam to officially sell bio-petrol (E5). It replaced A92 petrol on September 1.
Around 2 million litres of bio-petrol were delivered to all gas stations in the province. The price of bio-petrol is as the same as normal petrol. The bio-petrol is produced by the Dung Quat oil-refinery plant.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)
Record 20,000 cars travel on highway
On August 30, there were more than 20,100 cars – an increase of 67 per cent in comparison with normal days - travelling through the HCM City-Long Thanh-Dau Giay highway. Most were headed to tourism spots in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau.
Since August 29, trucks weighing10 tonnes and 20-feet containers have been allowed to travel on the highway.
There were over 1,000 heavy trucks travelling from Dong Nai Province to HCM City on the highway from August 29 to September 1.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Eleven women saved from traffickers
Vo Thi Xoan, 40, who lives in Tan Lac town, Quy Chau district, central province of Nghe An, was arrested on September 1 as she was taking 11 women from Chau Hanh commune, Quy Chau district to Lang Son Province.
At the police station, Xoan admitted that she cheated the women by offering them high salaries if they agreed to work in China. However, she admitted she was engaged in trafficking and was going to sell them in China.
Thanh Nien (Young People)