At a ceremony on Wednesday the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs announced a campaign to reduce child drowning deaths and disability by 25 per cent by 2015.
To achieve the target, local and other relevant agencies will raise public awareness on preventing child drownings and improve first-aid skills of healthcare workers.
Localities will also work to teach more children swimming.
Nhan Dan (The People)
City to stop roadworks during holidays
The HCM City Department of Transport has ordered contractors to stop digging up streets for public works between April 29 and May 1.
It also ordered them to fill in and tidy up the streets before April 29.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
City sanitation project goes into Phase Two
The HCM City People's Committee has ordered relevant agencies to implement the second phase of the Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe Environmental Sanitation Project, which includes building of a wastewater treatment plant.
The project is estimated to cost US$470 million, of which $450 million will come from official development assistance funds.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Da Nang hopes to become wi-fi city
Fibre optic broadband cables are being installed at all communes and wards in Da Nang, according to the city Department of Information and Communications.
The work is expected to be completed by the end of the year when the city will commission 250 wireless spots.
Lao Dong (Labour)
Power project targets rural province
The Northern Power Corporation on Wednesday began a project to expand and upgrade the power grid in remote areas in Lai Chau Province.
Its total investment is more than VND266.6 billion (over US$12.7 million) which will come from the Asian Development Bank and the corporation's corresponding capital.
The project, scheduled to be completed in 2014, will help bring electricity to 81.8 per cent of households in the province, up from the current 58.7 per cent.
Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times)