The central city of Da Nang has approved a plan to increase green space from 5 per cent to 10 per cent along the banks of the Han River.
In addition, projects that encroach on the riverbanks will be rejected by the city. Development along the banks of the river has been disorderly and ill-managed, according to city authorities.
The city authority has hired a foreign consultant to devise a development strategy for the river banks.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Ha Nam Province attracts 210 projects
As of the end of May, the northern province of Ha Nam has attracted 210 projects. About 116 of them are foreign direct investment projects, with total investment capital of US$1.19 billion.
About 40,000 labourers work in the province's industrial zones.
Investment has had a major impact on provincial development. Last year, companies in industrial zones contributed VND1.020 trillion (US$47.2 million), or 30 per cent, to the provincial budget.
Tin Tuc (News)
HCM City to monitor river station activities
HCM City's People's Committee will ensure transport safety on rivers by strictly controlling activities at river stations from June 17.
The city will punish violators with no registration papers or an insufficient number of life vests. Boats containing passengers without life vests will also be penalised.
Boat drivers will be punished in accordance with the law if they the number of passengers exceeds the boat's capacity.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)