The People's Committee of the southernmost province of Ca Mau has sought the Government's approval for building more than 5.1km of dykes to combat coastal erosion.
The province has 40km of coast, which faces a serious threat of erosion, especially in the west. It has also asked for VND150 billion (US$6.7 million) to fund emergency solutions to protect these areas.
The province has built dykes at a cost of thousands of billions of dong, but climate change has thrown a spanner in the works.
Tin Tuc (News)
Thanh An Island receives internet, TV
The HCM City Department of Information and Communications began providing internet and digital TV services to Can Gio Province's Thanh An Island on Wednesday.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Viet Nam ranks ninth in network security
Viet Nam ranks ninth in ensuring network security among Asia Pacific countries, according to a report released by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute's International Cyber Policy Centre.
The US tops the list and is followed by Japan, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, and Australia.
China is ranked eighth but is expected to challenge the US's top place by 2020, experts said.
Nguoi Lao dong (Labourer)
Lam Dong to develop coffee industry
The Central Highlands province of Lam Dong on Wednesday approved a plan to develop the coffee industry in 2016-20.
The plan envisages an investment of more than VND4 trillion ($178.5 million), with 10 per cent coming from the Government.
By 2020 the province is expected to have 150,000 hectares designated for coffee production, which will yield 460,000-480,000 tonnes of coffee annually.
Lao Dong (The Labour)