The Government Office has announced that Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has given approval to the HCM City People's Committee to organise a fireworks display on the 40th anniversary of Liberation Day.
The fireworks programme will begin at 9pm on April 30 at the 68-storey building Bitexco Financial Tower, which is sponsored by Bitexco Group.
During the long holiday, state agencies, organisations and households are required to hang the national flag, the city's people's committee said.
SAI GON TIEP THI (MARKETING SAI GON)
Viet Nam, Philippines to increase trade
Viet Nam and the Philippines plan to increase bilateral trade to US$3 billion, up from $2.8 billion last year.
Since 2008, Viet Nam has had a trade surplus with the Philippines. Bilateral trade exceeded $2 billion during the 2008-11 period. In particular, bilateral trade was $2.6 billion and $2.9 billion in 2013 and 2012, respectively.
THOI BAO KINH TE VIET NAM (VIET NAM ECONOMIC TIMES)
Vietnamese workers leave Yemen safely
Nineteen guest workers in violence-hit Yemen safely left for Oman on Wednesday, Foreign Minister spokesman Le Hai Binh said at a press conference held in Ha Noi on Thursday.
The Vietnamese Embassy in Saudi Arabia and Yemen quickly contacted representatives of the workers and co-ordinated with Yemen agencies, embassies of ASEAN nations and other countries to ensure their safety after it was informed of the situation of the 19 Vietnamese citizens. Most of the workers were offshore fishermen contracted by a Korean firm.
THANH NIEN (YOUNG PEOPLE)