Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Deputy Prime Minister and head of the National Traffic Safety Committee, has asked Ha Noi and HCM City to resolve traffic congestion and review all construction projects on roads.
He said the two cities must adjust bus routes to avoid congestion, and publicly distribute maps of flood-prone areas.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Ministry to reduce 7,000 public cars
The Ministry of Finance's Public Asset Management Department has announced that in coming time, 7,000 of the State's 24,460 cars will be taken out of service, saving VND500 billion (US$22.5 million) each year.
The department estimated that each car required an expenditure of VND320 million ($15,000) annually. State offices often bought expensive cars, and took advantage of the availability by overusing them.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)
MoF to collect import tax on Chinese steel
The Ministry of Finance will enforce the import tax on Chinese steel containing order to avoid fraudulent tax payments.
According to the Viet Nam Steel Association, since the beginning of this year, imports of Chinese steel with chrome have reached nearly 1 million tonnes, three times higher than the same period last year. The tax has been zero per cent.
The Chinese steel is used for construction, which requires a 10 per cent duty.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
Khanh Hoa promotes social insurance
The central province of Khanh Hoa has inspected 21 non-State enterprises, forcing 18 of them to contribute VND25.4 billion ($1.2 million) in social insurance payments.
Another VND90 billion ($4.1 million) has been collected from 1,300 enterprises which owed money for social and medical insurance and unemployment benefits.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)
Binh Duong attracts $532 million in FDI
The southern province of Binh Duong on Friday granted investment licenses to 38 foreign-invested enterprises with total investment of $532 million.
Since the beginning of the year, the province has attracted $1.63 billion in FDI, an increase of 40 per cent compared with the same period last year.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)