Energy usage is expected to reduce by 20 per cent after the Energy Management Centre came into operation on Friday in HCM City.
The centre's equipment and devices have been donated by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
The centre will assist enterprises to audit energy and train staff to manage energy for 658 units, which are on a list of key energy-usage enterprises in southern provinces.
The city has 241 enterprises on the list of key energy usage. They will have to audit energy usage and train their energy management staff.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)
Economy grows by 6.3% in H1
For the first six months of the year, Viet Nam's economy grew 6.28 per cent, the highest level for the last 10 years, the Statistics General Department reported.
In a recent survey conducted by the general department, 40 per cent of nearly 3,400 enterprises said their business results in the second quarter improved over the previous quarter. Forty per cent of respondents said business results were the same, and 20 per cent said that results were worse than the first quarter.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
Organisations, individuals receive refunds
More than 1,100 organisations and individuals received tax refunds from the HCM City Taxation Department in 2014.
Last year, the department collected VND161 trillion (nearly US$8 billion) in taxes, an increase of 5 per cent compared with the estimated yearly plan and 7.5 per cent higher than 2013.
For the first six months of this year, the city's total tax collection was 50.7 per cent of the estimate for the year.
Nguoi Lao Dong (Labourers)
Russia signs IT agreement with Viet Nam
The Vietnamese Government has approved a co-operation agreement between Viet Nam and Russia on telecommunications, information technology and public communication. It was signed in Sochi, Russia in November last year.
Under the agreement, Viet Nam and Russia will work to ensure free transport for all kind of postal matters between the two nations; exchange of experiences in management policy for the telecommunications market and electronic-government establishment; media programme exchange; ways of producing TV and radio programmes; training of experts in telecommunication, information technology and public communication.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)