Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and his Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen are expected to participate in the inauguration ceremonies of two new border markers this Saturday (Dec 26), according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The marker No. 30 is located at Le Thanh-Ozadao international border gate in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai's Duc Co District. The marker No. 275 is at Tinh Bien-Phnomden international border gate in the southern province of An Giang's Tinh Bien District.
Nguoi Lao Dong (Labourer)
City to encourage investment in parking lots
The HCM City People's Committee has asked permission from the Ministry of Finance to create incentive policies that would encourage investment in building parking lots.
Under the policies, exemptions will be made for land rentals of some items of new or upgraded parking lots, including service facilities areas, guest embarking and disembarking areas, and public car park areas. The committee said it would apply an incentive tax of 10 per cent for 15 years for investors who agree to build parking lots.
The committee is planning to build five underground parking lots, including Le Van Tam Park, the September 23 Park, Trong Dong Theatre, and Hoa Lu stadium, but work has yet to begin.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Ca Mau to terminate inshore fishing
The southern province of Ca Mau's People's Committee has approved a plan to terminate inshore fishing by 2020, aiming to protect the economic potential of coastal fisheries, as it has been seriously damaged by more inshore fishing.
According to the Ca Mau Sub Department of Capture Fisheries and Fisheries Resource Protection, the province has more than 1,300 fishing boats with a capacity of under 20 CV. These outdated boats can operate only in an area 20 to 25 nautical miles from the shore where exploitation is banned.
The boats, along with 5,000 fishermen, are overexploiting inshore fishery resources, leading to a depletion of natural resources and pollution of the environment.
Tin Tuc (News)
Quang Tri to connect 15 mountain hamlets
The central province of Quang Tri will start a project to link Dak Rong District's 15 hamlets and villages in mountainous areas to the national grid, with investment from the Central Power Corporation with total cost of VND49 billion (US$2.2 million).
Five hamlets and villages are connected to the power grid, including Ta Lao, Khe Hien, Chan Ro, Cu Pua1, Cu Pua 3 hamlets. Other 10 hamlets and villages are expected to be linked to the grid before April 30.
Lao Dong (The Labour)