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Hai Phong exports reach $3 billion

Update: October, 10/2015 - 09:16
The Hai Phong's People's Committee said the city's exports had reached US$2.9 billion in the first nine months of this year, an increase of 18.2 per cent over the same period last year.

Of this figure, exports from domestic companies totalled $936 million, a rise of 9.9 per cent, and exports from foreign direct invested (FDI) firms reached $1.987 billion, a rise of 22.6 per cent.

Dau Tu (Investment)

VN calls on Thailand to punish boat shooters

Viet Nam has demanded that Thailand promptly investigate and punish those involved in the shooting by Thai marine police on Vietnamese fishing boats, Foreign Ministry spokesman Le Hai Binh has said.

Viet Nam has also asked the Thai Government to apologise and compensate for property and human losses of the Vietnamese fishermen, and not to repeat the action, Binh said at a press conference held in Ha Noi on Thursday.

Tin tuc (News)

Children to receive free JE vaccines

The Government has approved the Ministry of Health's plan to register with the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisations (GAVI) support programme, which provides free Japanese encephalitis vaccines for children from six to 14 years old.

If GAVI agrees to offer support, the vaccination campaign will be launched in 2017.

The vaccine was listed in the Viet Nam National Expanded Programme on Immunisation in 1997. It was given to children one to five years old.

Tuoi Tre (Youth)

Work starts on island national grid connection

The Southern Power Corporation under the Electricity of Viet Nam together with Electricity of Kien Giang Company today will start work on connecting Kien Giang Province's Hon Nghe Island to the national grid.

The project in the southwestern province costs VND140 billion ($6.3 million), including eight substations with total capacity of 975 KVA, supplying power for 2,229 people on the island. More than 90 per cent of households use power from diesel sources for about 12 hours a day.

Nguoi Lao Dong (Labourer)

An Giang constructs new sewer system

The People's Committee of the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of An Giang and the Korean Embassy in Viet Nam on Thursday began construction on the sewage drainage system in Long Xuyen City.

The work includes two sewage treatment plants with capacity of 30,000 cubic metres per day and a 69.2 km-long pipeline.

The construction's total investment capital is more than US$65.6 billion, including $19.6 billion from corresponding capital and $46 billion from an ODA loan of Korea.

It is expected to be completed within 30 months, benefiting 24,000 households.

Thanh Nien (Young People)

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