HCM CITY — The deputy chairman of the HCM City People's Committee, Le Manh Ha, has signed a decision to fine the Sai Gon Passenger Transport Co, Ltd VND30 million (US$1,420) for selling substandard petrol with an octane rating lower than regulated.
The committee also revoked the company's licence for petrol trading after the city's Department of Science and Technology tested petrol samples.
The test results showed that the company sold petrol with an octane rating of 93.8, even though it was advertised as 95.
Seven petrol trading enterprises have been asked to pay fines for the same violations, and their licences have also been revoked.
No power cuts pledge during Tet in Ha Noi
HA NOI — Viet Nam Electricity's Ha Noi Power Corporation has announced it will be able to provide sufficient electricity during Tet (Lunar New Year).
The corporation ordered its units to perform stringent quality checks and ensure the safety of power lines and transformer stations, in addition to preparing substitutes in case of problems.
Around 10,000 leaflets were printed to disseminate safety rules for high voltage power lines and were given to organisations and individuals living nearby.
$119 million proposed for student housing
HA NOI — The Ministry of Construction proposed the Government allocate VND2.5 trillion (US$119 million) for student housing development projects this year.
About 85 per cent of the money would be spent to complete housing projects that were begun last year while the rest will be given to localities to initiate another 18 projects this year.
The Government hopes to provide enough dormitories for about 60 per cent of all students by 2015. — VNS