The Viet Nam Tourism Association has chosen the south-central coast and Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) as the country's major destinations in 2016, Vu The Binh, the association's vice chairman, told a discussion on tourism held in Quy Nhon city last Friday.
The association plans to work with local authorities and tourism companies to develop the regions' tourism potential and create more tourism products.
It has asked tourism agencies to focus on tours to attractive destinations to attract more visitors.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
Ha Noi traffic congestion lessens
The points in Ha Noi prone to traffic gridlock reduced from 46 to 31 in the first six months of this year, according to the city Department of Transport.
Department inspectors caught more than 260,000 people violating traffic laws in the period, most of them involving speeding and overloading, and collected fines of nearly VND100 billion ($4.67 million).
Nhan Dan (The People)
Binh Dinh space science complex to be built
Construction of an astronomical complex begins today (July 20) in Quy Nhon city in the central coastal province of Binh Dinh, the province People's Committee told a press conference last Friday.
The 3.8-hectare, VND171.1 billion (US$8.1 million) complex designed by French architect Jean-Francois Milou will comprise a planetarium, a science museum and an observatory.
It is expected to be finished in 2017.
Tuoi Tre (The Youth)
Students in need attend sport, skills camp
More than 4,600 poor students between 10 and 15 and studying in HCM City schools took part in seven camps called the Thanh Da Camp organised by the city Labour Federation and Communist Youth Union from June 6 to July 17.
Each camp featured sports and team building and taught skills like first aid, behaviour and self-defence.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)