HCM City will review its administrative procedures and cut their costs by 30 per cent this year, sources from the city's People's Committee said on Monday. They said the People's Committee has asked the city's departments, agencies and local authorities to complete their reviews and submit results to the Administrative Procedures Examination Office before August 15, 2012.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Saigon)
Seafood firms lack raw materials
Processing factories under the Viet Nam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) are short of tra raw fish for production. VASEP aims to earn US$2 billion from tra fish exports this year, up from last year's US$1.8 billion. To reach this target, processing facilities will need about 1.3 million tonnes of raw fish. However, many farmers in the Mekong Delta have stopped raising the fish because fish feed prices have increased and farmers have had difficulty accessing bank loans. The price of tra fish in the Mekong Delta provinces rose to a record-high of VND26.500 a kilo this week.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Vinh Long to invest $5.7m in roads
The People's Committee of Vinh Long Province in the Mekong Delta has approved a project to build rural roads in seven towns and districts at a total cost of VND120 billion(US$5.7million ). The construction work will start this year.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
Kien Giang sets up fishing trade union
An Hoa Fishing Trade Union, the first of its kind in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang, opened on Monday with the participation of 91 fishermen. Kien Giang has nearly 900 fishing businesses who own 11,845 vessels (3,508 of which are for offshore fishing) and employ more than 82,000 workers.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)