The rate of Vietnamese goods now accounts for 90-95 per cent of goods sold in HCM City's supermarkets, the HCM City Steering Committee for the campaign of "Vietnamese give priority to using Vietnamese goods" said on Tuesday.
The city's Vietnamese goods promotion programmes, including programmes linking supply and demand and organising Vietnamese goods fairs, have helped to promote Vietnamese high-quality goods to citizens, according to the Steering Committee.
The city has more than 8,400 retail selling points that sell only Vietnamese goods. More than 96 per cent of surveyed citizens said they were satisfied when using Vietnamese goods.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Measures taken to reduce railway accidents
To reduce the number of railway accidents, provinces and cities should have strict punishment for railway safety violators and measures to prevent illegal crossroads between railway and road sections, the National Committee for Traffic Safety said on Tuesday.
The country had 163 railway accidents in the first eight months of the year, leaving 145 people dead and 43 injured.
Most railway accidents were caused by lack of public awareness about railway traffic safety.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)
Dong Nai farmers cut down rubber trees
Many farmers in the southeastern province of Dong Nai have cut down their rubber trees because of the low price of rubber latex, according to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
The price declined from VND50,000 (US$2.3) a kilo in 2012 to VND20,000-24,000 ($0.95 – 1.4) a kilo.
The province has more than 44,000 ha of rubber. Of the figure, 8,700ha are planted by individual farmers.
Tin Tuc (News)
Instant coffee exports to increase
Viet Nam is expected to export about 78,000 tonnes of instant coffee in the 2014-15 coffee season, up 44 per cent against the last season, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
The country ranks fifth in the world in exporting instant coffee, after Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia and India.
Viet Nam exported about 34,000 tonnes of instant coffee in the first half of the year. The country's instant coffee exports have increased from 1.8 per cent of the world's instant coffee export to 9.1 per cent over the past five years.
Thanh Nien (Young People)