HCM City has 24 spots highly prone to traffic jams, the HCM City Traffic Safety Committee said on Tuesday.
To resolve this, besides the Department of Transport and traffic police, district administrations should also prevent the encroachment of roads and pavements in front of public places like hospitals, schools and markets, Bui Xuan Cuong, director of the department, said.
The department has been speeding up transport works like the Rach Chiec Bridge and Hong Ha and Bach Dang roads.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Ca Mau lifts Khmer homes out of poverty
Nearly 1,200 poor Khmer households in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Ca Mau have escaped poverty since 2011, according to the province's Ethnic Minority Affairs Committee.
Local authorities have taken many measures like providing vocational training and soft loans to poor Khmer households and housing and farming land for more than 1,400 families.
Ca Mau has more than 7,800 Khmer families.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Gov't projects help local goods go abroad
Programmes that link supply and demand, promote trade and boost consumption have helped domestically made products enter modern retail distribution channels, participants told a seminar in HCM City on Tuesday.
However, most products made by craft villages and small co-operatives have failed to make it to supermarket shelves because of their uneven quality and small scale of production.
Mai Thi Anh Tuyet, director of the An Giang Province Department of Industry and Trade, said the Ministry of Industry and Trade should organise more programmes to promote trade, link enterprises together and help them sell to supermarkets, industrial parks and export processing zones.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)
PM approves biological research labs
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Tuesday approved a plan through 2025 to develop biological research centres.
One each will be built in the northern, central and southern regions.
In 2016-20 the Institute of Biotechnology will be upgraded into the National Biotechnology Centre in the North.
Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times)