More than 14,000 cases of dengue fever have been recorded nationwide this year, including 15 fatalities, according to the Preventive Medicine Department. The infection rate among children under 15 years old accounted for 46 per cent. Deaths occurred in HCM City and Binh Phuoc, Ca Mau, Dong Nai and Phu Yen provinces.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Non-communicable diseases on the rise
The prevalence of non-communicable diseases among the Vietnamese population increased to 71 per cent from 42 per cent over two decades, according to the National Institute of Nutrition.
Non-communicable diseases were responsible for 73 per cent of deaths, with cardiovascular diseases accounting for 33 per cent of deaths and cancer, 18 per cent.
The number of diabetes cases increased more than 200 per cent over the last 10 years.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)
Fuel-price stabilisation funds increase
The balance of the fuel-price stabilisation fund increased to nearly VND2.3 trillion (US$109.52 million), according to the Ministry of Finance.
In the third quarter alone, the fund collected more than VND1.1 trillion (US$52.38 million).
Fuel-trading firms extracted a total of VND403.4 billion (US$19.2 million) from the fund in the third quarter.
Fuel-trading firms with high positive balance included Viet Nam National Petroleum Group with VND1.35 trillion (US$64.28 million) and PetroVietnam Oil Corporation, VND265 billion (US$12.61 million).
Thanh Nien (Young People)
Shipping firm charges to undergo inspection
The Ministry of Transport has established an inter-departmental team to supervise charges and surcharges imposed by foreign shipping firms.
By mid-October, the ministry will send official documents to shipping firms to ask them to stop collecting inappropriate charges and surcharges imposed on export shipments.
Industry associations had reported to the Ministry of Transport that many types of inappropriate charges and surcharges had been levied by shipping firms.
Nguoi Lao Dong (Labourer)