The Southern Gas Branch has announced that its business members have reduced the retail price of gas by VND3,500 per 12-kilo container from July 1, due to the global gas price dropping by US$12.5 per tonne.
The highest retail price of common cooking gas is H-gas, selling for VND268,500; Saigon Petro VND285,000; PetroVietnam Gas VND287,000; Petrolimex VND292,500; and VT-Gas 295,500.
Nguoi Lao Dong (Labourer)
Bac Giang sells 85 per cent of litchi output
Tran Van Loc, director of Bac Giang Province's Department of Industrial and Trade, said the province had sold 159,500 tonnes of litchi, accounting for 85 per cent of the total output.
Of the amount, 84,000 tonnes were bought in the domestic market, the remaining was exported, including to markets in China, the US, France, Australia, England, Malaysia, and Laos.
Luc Ngan District, the largest litchi area of the province, is still in the harvest season. Its production is estimated to reach 118,500 tonnes.
Tin Tuc (News)
Mega-project in Thu Thiem gets certificate
The HCM City People's Committee on Tuesday granted an investment license to the Empire City Limited Liability Company to implement the US$1.2 billion Empire City complex in the central part of Thu Thiem New Urban Area in District 2.
Covering 14.5 ha, the complex will consist of an 86-storey building, a five-star hotel, a shopping mall and an office building.
The project is expected to be completed in 2020.
Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times)
VN spends US$2.9 billion on animal feed
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said the country had spent US$1.73 billion to import animal feed, $438 million for soybeans, and $744 million for corn in the first half of this year.
The main import markets are Argentina, the US and China.
Animal feed imports saw an increase of 7.8 per cent year-on-year while soybeans increased 5.8 per cent in volume, and decreased 17.1 per cent in value.
Corn imports increased by 36.8 per cent and 20.7 per cent in volume and value, respectively.
Dau Tu (Viet Nam Investment Review)