Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, chairman of the National Steering Committees on Combating Smuggling, Commercial Fraud and Counterfeit Goods and Crime Prevention, has instructed the Ministry of Public Security to inspect and inform the public about the prevalence of fake and low-quality gold in the market.
The inspection results will be announced next month.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Steel demand jumps 26%
The Viet Nam Steel Association has reported that in October construction steel sales topped 630,000 tonnes, 100,000 tonnes higher than the month before and 26 per cent up from the same period last year.
But it warned that the steel industry would face great challenges from cheap steel flooding in from China since demand for steel in that country has dropped sharply.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
$110m border upgrade to boost trade
The central province of Quang Tri said it has got approval from the Prime Minister to invest in infrastructure at the La Lay international border gate.
The work is estimated to cost around VND2.4 trillion (US$110 million), 90 per cent of which will be provided by the Government.
This is meant to increase trade through the La Lay border between Quang Tri and Salavan Province of Laos to $460 million by 2020.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
Vietnamese tourists flock to Japan
Around 120,000 Vietnamese visited Japan last year, a 50 per cent increase from 2013, the Japan Tourism Authority said.
In just the first nine months of this year 139,000 Vietnamese visited Japan.
A three-day Japanese Festival in HCM City that ended on Sunday attracted 120,000 visitors.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)