The HCM City Market Watch Department last month seized more than 28,260 cosmetics, including moisturising cream, cleansing milk, shower cream, and lipsticks.
The cosmetics were labelled with origin from China, Taiwan, the US, Japan and France and sold at street shops and cosmetic booths at trading centres. But traders had no official documents related to these products.
Under the regulation, these cosmetics will be destroyed because of their lack of safety.
Nguoi Lao Dong (Labourer)
Cattle and poultry imports increase sharply
Viet Nam imported 115,242 head of live cattle worth nearly US$124 million in the first quarter of the year, according to the General Department of Customs.
This represented an increase of 74.6 per cent in quantity and 107 per cent in value over the same period last year.
Imports of frozen chicken also went up by 45 per cent in the period, with over 34,000 tonnes of chicken imported.
Competitive prices and high demand in the domestic market were among key factors leading to an increase in imports, according to food trading companies.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Phong Nha-Ke Bang sees 11,000 travellers
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in Quang Binh Province has welcomed more than 11,000 visitors during the Liberation Day and May Day holiday, a highest number since 1993 when it opened to visitors.
The Phong Nha-Ke Bang Tourism Centre has done well in welcoming and guiding guests in visiting the park as well as ensuring safety for visitors.
Stretching over 104km of caves and underground rivers, the national park contains some of the most outstanding karsts in the world.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)
Domestic budget collection to rise in April
Viet Nam's domestic budget collection in April is expected to reach VND61.55 trillion (US$2.85 billion), which would raise the total figure in the first four months to VND238.7 trillion ($11.06 billion), according to the Ministry of Finance.
The figure accounts for 37.4 per cent of the entire year's estimate, an increase of 17 per cent compared to the same period last year, it said.
The increase is thanks to positive economic growth, stable operations of businesses, a recovery of the real estate market, and others. In addition, tax agencies have implemented drastic measures to manage budget collections and prevent trade fraud and tax evasion.
Thanh Nien (Young People)