The Dong Nai Province's People's Committee has launched a clean water supply project for rural areas through 2020.
It includes 41 water supply projects that will provide clean water for all families living in rural areas.
Total investment capital is VND3.3 trillion (US$147 million), including VND700 billion ($31 million) from the state budget and the remaining from other sources.
Nhan Dan (People)
An Giang needs 10 resettlement areas
The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of An Giang's People's Committee has asked the government to support construction of 10 resettlement areas from 2015 to 2020, according to Ho Viet Hiep, the vice chairman of the People's Committee.
The areas are expected to provide accommodation for 3,000 families living in flood- and landslide-prone spots in the districts of Tan Chau and Chau Phong.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Ministry issues medical exams licenses
The Ministry of Health's Medical Examination and Treatment Management Department on Thursday announced that it would launch an online service for issuing medical examination and treatment licences, which will begin on February 2.
According to the department, it issues and reissues on average nearly 10,000 medical examination and treatment licences each year.
Lao Dong (Labour)
Southeast provinces give free bus service
The labour federations of provinces in the southeast region are planning to give thousands of free bus tickets for workers to return to their hometown to celebrate Tet (Lunar New Year).
Dong Nai Province's Labour Federation will provide 400 free tickets and 1,500 gifts to poor workers, while the provincial Industrial Park Management Board has encouraged enterprises and donors to present 6,900 tickets.
The Binh Duong Province Labour Federation will offer tickets for 5,000 workers whose hometown is in northern provinces. The province's Bus Carrying Love programme will offer free tickets and bus fare for nearly 20,000 workers.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)
Viet Nam's first human milk bank
Viet Nam's first human milk bank opened at the Da Nang Ob-Gyn and Pediatric Hospital on Thursday. The bank was established by the Ministry of Health's Maternal and Child Health Department and the city's Department of Health.
Nguyen Duc Vinh, head of the Maternal and Child Health Department, said the establishment of the bank was an important step in caring and protecting newborns' health in Viet Nam.
According to Tran Thi Hoang, deputy director of the hospital, 3,000 of 15,000 children born at the hospital cannot access mother's milk. The bank helps provide mother's milk for these children.
Thanh Nien (Young People)