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PM approves conservation project

Update: November, 10/2015 - 09:34
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved the third phase of the project on conservation and management of natural resources at Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Forest in the north-central coastal province of Quang Binh.

The capital for the two-year project (2015-2016) amounts to US$2.4 million, including $2.1 million from official development assistance from Germany.

Nhan Dan (The People)

Mien Dong Station has 1,000 fewer buses

Only 3,000 buses now operate from the Mien Dong Bus Station in HCM City to provinces in eastern, central, northern and Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands), a decrease of more than 1,000 compared to 2010, according to Thuong Thanh Hai, the station's deputy general director.

Many transport companies have set up their own stations in the city's inner districts, or pick up passengers at their homes.

Tuoi Tre (Youth)

Chain-based production helps tra fish yield

Thanks to chain-based production, the total yield of tra fish in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta region in the first 10 months of the year reached 946,000 tonnes, an increase of 6 per cent compared to the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The region's total yield of aquaculture in the first 10 months also increased two per cent compared to the same period last year.

Lao Dong (Labour)

$17m to expand section of Highway No.1

HCM City Department of Transport has approved a project to expand Highway No.1's section between Binh Phuoc Bridge in Thu Duc District and An Suong crossroads in District 12.

The 12-km section is expected to start construction next year and be put into use two years after construction. The estimated total capital for the project is VND400 billion ($17.8 million).

Thanh Nien (Young People)

Overuse of fertilisers costs $2 billion

The cost for fertiliser and plant protection chemicals accounts for 50 per cent of the total production price, according to Pham Quang Ha, deputy head of the Institute for Agricultural Environment.

Overuse of fertilisers and the use of large amounts of fertiliser have caused waste equivalent to more than five million of tonnes, worth a total of $2 billion, he said. The overuse has contributed to pollution of water sources as well.

Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times)

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