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City leaders thank veteran physicians

Update: February, 29/2012 - 09:39
On the occasion of the Vietnamese Physicians' Day, a delegation of HCM City's officials on Monday visited Prof Nguyen Chan Hung, Prof Nguyen Dinh Hoi and Dr Van Tan who were leaders at several hospitals in the city for decades.

Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam, deputy secretary of the City's Party Committee and chairwoman of the People's Council, who headed the delegation, thanked the physicians for their contributions to the national health service and for training young doctors.

Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Saigon)

Ministry opposes auto industry tax breaks

A proposed tax exemption for imported buses will affect the domestic auto production and assembly industry, the Ministry of Finance has said in a letter to the Government Office.

The Ministry of Transport on February 6 proposed that taxes on buses and bus accessories imported into Ha Noi and HCM City should be exempted in order to improve public transportation in the country. The Finance Ministry has asked the Ministry of Transport to supply more information about prices of imported and locally-produced buses and the situation of bus production and assembly in the country.

The current import tax on buses is 70 per cent and on spare parts, between 10-32 per cent.

Tuoi Tre (Youth)

More tourists visit Dac Lac Province

Central Highlands Dac Lac Province has received 25,000 foreign and domestic visitors this month, 6.98 per cent higher than the same period last year, according to the province's Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The department estimated that the province would earn about VND23 billion (US$1.09 million) from tourism this month, 7.9 per cent more than February last year.

Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Vietnam Economic Times)

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