The International Trade Fair 2015 will be held in Xuan To Industrial Park in An Giang Province's Tinh Bien District next week. More than 200 domestic and foreign enterprises and organisations are expected to attend. The five-day event will include 400 stalls displaying products in different fields, including agriculture, aquaculture, handcraft, construction and interior decoration.
Seminars on export promotion aimed at Vietnamese enterprises will also be included.
Lao Dong (Labour)
New enterprises on the increase this year
The number of newly registered enterprises totalled 36,000 in the first five months of the year, an increase of 15.5 per cent compared with the same period last year, reports the General Statistics Office of Viet Nam. Total registered capital was over VND219 trillion (US$10.1 billion), a year-on-year rise of 26.3 per cent. The new enterprises are expected to offer a total of 518,000 jobs.
Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Vietnam Economic Times)
City develops flood-prevention projects
The HCM City Department of Transport has asked the People's Committee to spend VND50 billion (US$2.3 million) on flood-prevention projects in outlying districts this year.
The projects will upgrade water-drainage systems on several roads in Binh Tan District and districts 2, 8 and 12. The work also includes dredging of canals and repair of blocked drainage systems.
This year, the city plans to resolve 39 of 58 flood-prone sites in the inner city. This would help prevent flooding near 23,000 households.
Nguoi Lao Dong (Labourer)
Summer Book Fair targets rural children
Thousands of children living in rural districts of HCM City attended the Summer Book Fair 2015 in Can Gio District that began on Wednesday. It was organised by the city's Book Distribution Company (Fahasa) in co-operation with local authorities.
The five-day event is displaying 30,000 Vietnamese and foreign books in literature, science, and arts. Many products are on sale at half price.
The event includes seminars and contests to encourage reading among youth. Dozens of writers and cultural researchers were invited to speak and share their love of writing and reading.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)