At least 6,838 cases of dengue fever have been reported in 39 provinces and cities since early this year, with six people dying from the disease in HCM City and Dong Thap, Dong Nai, and Long An provinces.
According to a report from Ministry of Health, the number of cases rose 27.4 per cent compared with the same period last year.
Nhan Dan (The People)
HCM City to generate power from waste
The deputy chairman of HCM City's People's Committee, Le Manh Ha, has proposed that the city build a power plant from discharged waste. He suggested the idea to the municipal Department of Science and Technologies, the HCM City Power Company and other agencies.
The plant would consume 1,000 tonnes of waste a day to produce 600,000kWh of electricity. It would use Stoker boiler technology from South Korea.
HCM City discharges 7,500 tonnes of waste a day and more than 80 per cent is organic.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Vung Tau to create jobs for 9,200 people
Vung Tau city plans to create 9,200 jobs this year. Last year, the city was able to reduce its poverty rate by creating many jobs. It has allocated VND70 billion (US$3.3 million) of its budget to support residents who contributed to the country's liberation and to those who have a low income.
Lao Dong (Labour)