The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta's biggest bus station was put in use on Monday in Can Tho City's Cai Rang District.
The 10-ha project, of which four ha have been completed, has an investment fund of VND200 billion (US$8.9 million). It is expected that the station will receive 40,000 passengers or 1,000 bus arrivals a day.
Nguyen Van Manh, deputy general director of Can Tho Bus Terminal Company, said about 50 per cent of vehicles, or about 200 buses, will travel from the 91B bus station to the newly built station.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)
Quang Binh residents rate public services
Residents in Quang Binh province will give feedback to public services they receive from local authorities by giving marks through an M-Score system, to improve services from local officials.
The project, begun by the province's People's Committee with financial support UK-based Oxfam, is being carried out between January 2016 and April 2018. Through the M-Score, people will evaluate the performance of administrative officials at district and province levels for improving the quality of public service. Nguyen Thi Thanh Huong, vice chairwoman of Quang Binh Province's People's Council, said complaints were still heard about red tape and administrative personnel.
The project will help evaluate the working attitude of officials and the level of administrative reform.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Shrimp exports expected to increase 12%
With the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and several other free trade agreements, Viet Nam's shrimp exports are expected to increase at least 12 per cent over last year, taking the total to US$3.3 billion in 2016.
According to Ngo Van Ich, chairman of Viet Nam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers, the country under the AEC would also face challenges because of an increase in supply and reduction of demand.
Last year, Viet Nam's shrimp exports fell by 25 per cent. Shrimp export revenue was less than $3 billion.
Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times)