The HCM City's People's Committee has approved the collection of road maintenance fees for motorcycles from the beginning of next year.
The proposed charge is VND50,000 (US$2.4) per year for motorcycles of less than 100 cubic centimetres. Motorcycles of 100-175 cubic centimetres and more than 175 cubic centimetres will be charged annual fees of VND120,000 (US$5.7) and VND150,000 (US$7), respectively.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
Completion date nears for National Hwy 1A works
Projects to expand the National Highway 1A and Ho Chi Minh Road in the Central Highlands will be finished late next year, one year ahead of schedule, said Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang at a conference held on Monday in Nha Trang City.
The two projects with the total length of 1,510 kilometres run through 22 cities and provinces. The site clearance for the two projects is nearly finished.
The two projects have a total cost of VND110 trillion (US$5.24 billion). Of that figure, the project to expand the National Highway 1A costs VND93 trillion (US$4.43 billion).
Nguoi Lao Dong (Labourer)
Vietnamese team wins Project Inspire competition
The Vietnamese team REACH won the Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the World 2014 with the grand prize of US$25,000 for its winning project, "Supporting Disadvantaged Young Women through Vocational Training and Job Placement Programme".
REACH's project will transform the lives of disadvantaged women in Viet Nam by providing them with a range of skills training. It will also assist the women with job placements and provide follow-up support.
Launched in 2011, Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the World, a joint initiative from the Singapore Committee for UN Women and MasterCard, presents 18-35 year olds with a five-minute platform to pitch their inspired ideas to the world and win a $25,000 grant.
The Sai Gon Times Daily