The Ministry of Health last week gave away medicine chests to 200 fishermen in Quy Nhon city in the south-central province of Binh Dinh.
The donation came as part of a ministry programme to support fishermen offshore.
The medicine boxes are designed to be installed in fishing boats for treating some common ailments suffered by crew members. The provincial Department of Health then gave the fishermen guidance on how to use the medicines.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Dong Nai allots 2,000ha for 253 projects
The Department of Natural Resources and Environment of Dong Nai reported that the province has this year allocated 2,000ha of land to 253 projects.
The southern province has 720 projects operating on 8,500ha of land.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (The Liberated Sai Gon)
HCM City cemetery relocation plan delayed
The plan to move Binh Hung Hoa cemetery out of HCM City is behind schedule because of its enormous size, Binh Tan District authorities said.
The district has asked the city for an additional VND75.6 billion (US$36 million) to complete the task quickly.
In the last four years, the first phase of the plan has been finished with 2,300 graves being moved. Local authorities are still looking for contractors to complete the remaining phases.
The cemetery was built in 1975 on an area of 44ha with more than 74,000 graves.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)
City to raze 120,000sq.m of old homes
The Department of Construction has recommended that HCM City authorities should demolish old apartment buildings measuring a total of 120,000sq.m in the city and build 180,000sq.m of housing to replace them in 2016-20.
In 2011-15 the city planned to destroy 445,000sq.m of old apartment buildings, but has managed to achieve only 60 per cent of the target due to lack of funds.
Thanh Nien (Young People)