The Animal Health Division in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap has provided vaccines against bird flu to more than 80 per cent of 3.6 million of ducks at risk of contracting the virus. Bird flu has recently affected many fowl in many provinces in the region.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Quang Nam limits new sand mining licences
The chairman of the People's Committee in the central province of Quang Nam, Dinh Van Thu, has limited the licences for sand mining in the Vu Gia-Thu Bon River. Sand in the river has diminished because of blockage caused by hydroelectric power plants upstream of the river. The drop in volume of sand in the river's lower area was also indirectly caused by erosion at Cua Dai beach in Hoi An. The province has 32 sand mining projects.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
Labour Ministry to survey company salaries
The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs has told labour departments in provinces and cities to conduct salary surveys at companies. The results will be used to determine salary increases. Last year, the average salary of each labourer was VND5.1 million (US$242.9) per month, an increase of nearly 6 per cent compared to 2013. However, many salaries still do not meet living costs.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)
Dropout rate drops slightly in Son La
In the 2014-2015 academic year, 6,468 students in the northern mountainous region dropped out of schools, a decrease of 0.4 per cent compared to last school year, according to Hoang Tien Duc, head of Department of Education and Training in Son La Province, and head of the region's educational board.
The number of high school students dropping out was the highest, with 3,535, accounting for 1.02 per cent of the region's high school students. The main cause was distance from home to school, financial difficulties and poor learning results.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Hung Yen to withdraw three industrial parks
The northern province of Hung Yen plans to withdraw three industrial parks for development by 2020. They include Tho Hoang, Bai Say and Dan Tien. By 2020, the province would have 10 industrial parks with an area of 2,400 hectares, a decrease of 1,300 hectares compared to the parks previously approved.
Tin Tuc (News)