The People's Committee of the north-central province of Ha Tinh has approved the installation of a water supply system for the five communes of Duc La, Bui Xa, Duc Yen, Duc Quang and Duc Vinh in Duc Tho District as part of a national programme to provide clean water to rural areas to improve people's life and health.
With a capacity of nearly 2,000 cubic metres per day, the system will cost nearly VND49 billion (US$2.2 million).
Nhan Dan (The People)
High schools can teach maths, sciences
The Ministry of Education and Training is encouraging high schools for gifted students throughout the country to teach maths and natural sciences in English and Vietnamese on a trial basis.
Other schools should also carry out the programme if they have enough facilities.
Provinces and cities implementing the programme at primary level should continue with it in secondary schools.
Lao Dong (Labour)
HCM City cracks down on study abroad ads
Hua Ngoc Thuan, Deputy Chairman of the HCM City People's Committee, has instructed the city Department of Education and Training to appraise counselling services for overseas education and close down violators.
He also said the media should warn people about dubious advertisements on studying abroad.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Yen Bai Province helps poor farmers
The northern province of Yen Bai has allocated VND2.1 billion ($93,300) to assist cash crops grown in winter in disadvantaged communes and villages.
More than 10,000 hectares will be cropped to increase the value of the produce to VND350 billion ($16 million), mostly in the districts of Van Chan, Van Yen, Yen Binh, and Luc Yen. Corn, sweet potato, and vegetables will be grown.
Tin Tuc (News)
Two bridges open on National Highway
But Son and Tham Bridges were opened to traffic on National Highway 10 in Thanh Hoa Province on Sunday.
The 766-metre-long But Son Bridge over the But River cost VND261.8 billion (US$11.6 million) and the 488-metre Tham Bridge over the Len River, VND301.5 billion ($13.4 million).
They replace the ferry and floating bridges system on National Highway 10 and have been built as part of a national project to upgrade roads.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)