Residents and soldiers in Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelagos planted 100 trees on Monday morning (the fifth day of Lunar New Year). The event was one of many annual activities during the festive season.
Pham Van Hoa, chairman of Truong Sa Town's People's Committee under Khanh Hoa Province's Truong Sa District, said most of the trees could survive harsh weather.
Local residents have also planted thousands of new trees on the islands after a campaign was launched by the local authorities.
Lao Dong (Labour)
HCM City medical workers receive awards
The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, HCM City's Chapter has praised 29 doctors, nurses working in the city's hospitals and healthcare centres by offering them an annual award named after Doctor Pham Ngoc Thach.
The awardees were selected from 73 nominees under 35 years old city-wide. The awards ceremony will be organised on the occasion of Viet Nam Doctors' Day (February 27).
Besides outstanding achievements at their organisations, the nominees also contributed to the effectiveness of the city's healthcare services through their own initiatives.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Books fly off the shelves over holiday festival
Visitors to At Mui Book Road, set up along At Mui Flower Road in HCM City, bought 82,434 books with total revenue of VND4.5 billion (US$214,285) over a seven-day period during the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday.
Compared to last year, there was an increase of 32.5 per cent in revenue and 64 per cent in number of books sold. Many of the bestsellers were about Viet Nam's sea and islands, and national territory.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)