The People's Committee of the central city of Da Nang has announced it will provide interest-free credit worth VND4 billion (US$178,000) to businesses to stock 35 tonnes of pork to meet the demand during the upcoming Lunar New Year at the beginning of next February.
The loans will be for 60 days.
The city has also reported plans for a programme to keep pork prices stable.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
86 HCM City companies fail to pay taxes
The HCM City customs office has released a list of 86 companies that have not paid taxes.
The biggest amount due is VND33.3 billion (nearly $1.5 million) by a port services company. Two others have defaulted on dues of VND22 billion ($978,000) and VND5.3 billion ($235,500), while five failed to pay taxes of VND4 billion ($178,000) each.
The customs department has sought police assistance to help them find companies that have shut down or moved office unannounced and urged the State Bank of Viet Nam to block their bank accounts.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Central Highlands economic growth tops 7%
The Tay Nguyen (Central Highland) region achieved economic growth of 7.34 per cent in the first three quarters of the year, according to the Steering Committee for the Central Highlands.
Industrial production expanded by 7.31 per cent and retail trade by 10.7 per cent.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (The Liberated Sai Gon)
Ha Noi consumers demand more clean food
The Ministry of Industry and Trade has reported that Ha Noi has 28 malls and 129 supermarkets distributing clean food and foodstuffs.
But they meet only 65 per cent of demand, and it is thus an urgent need to create a clean food supply chain, it said.
It hopes to meet the entire demand by 2020 to safeguard public health.
Nhan Dan (The People)