In the first eight months of this year, Long An Province registered 660 businesses, with total investment capital of VND7.5 trillion (US$330 million).
It saw an increase of 193 businesses and VND4.4 trillion ($200 million) compared to the same period last year.
During the same period, the province issued investment licences for 52 domestic projects with total capital of VND5.8 trillion ($263 million).
Dau Tu (Viet Nam Investment Review)
More than 27,000 join literacy classes
In the 2014-15 academic year, as many as 27,000 people nationwide joined literacy classes and 12,786 people continue studies afterwards, according to meeting held by the Ministry of Education and Training and Viet Nam Study Encouragement Association on Tuesday in Ha Noi.
The literacy rate for people aged 15-35 was 98.69 per cent; aged 15-60 was 97.73 per cent.
In the coming time, the ministry will continue to ask localities to promote literacy in remote and disadvantaged areas.
Nhan Dan (People)
Price-stabilisation outlets in the rise in City
The number of price-stabilisation sales points in HCM City has increased from 248 in 2008 to 9,205.
It also saw an increase of 238 points compared to April 1 this year.
About 917 of 9,205 price stabilisation points are located in outlying districts, including 21 supermarkets, 106 convenience shops, 83 markets and 707 selling points in residential areas.
According to HCM City People's Committee, 85 businesses joined four market stabilisation programmes in this year, an increase of 9 businesses compared to last year.
Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times)
Farmers incur losses due to shrimp deaths
Farmers in the central province of Quang Tri have lost billions of dong from massive shrimp deaths over more than 114 hectares.
The shrimp deaths due to disease occurred in 12 communes and wards of Gio Linh, Vinh Linh, Trieu Phong and Hai Lang districts and Dong Ha City. Trieu Phuoc Commune of Trieu Phong District reported the heaviest damage.
Hot weather and substandard breeds were blamed for the losses.
Sai Gon Times Daily