Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has asked the Ministry of Transport to work with four cities and provinces – Ha Noi, Hung Yen, Hai Duong and Hai Phong – to solve site-clearance problems related to the Ha Noi-Hai Phong highway project.
Previously, the Prime Minister had asked the four cities to complete site clearance and resettlement compensation and hand over land to the project's investor by March 31. But they failed to do so.
The 105 kilometre-long project, designed for vehicles to run at a speed of 120 km per hour, is expected to open to traffic near the end of 2014.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Trade ministry simplifies admin procedures
The Ministry of Industry and Trade has simplified 104 administrative procedures by the end of the first quarter, completing 52 per cent of the work on improving administrative procedures.
Speaking at the meeting to implement a programme on administrative procedure reform until 2015, organised by the ministry in Ha Noi on May 4, deputy minister Ho Thi Kim Thoa said the ministry was submitting 26 administrative procedures to the Government for consideration.
Currently, some 205 administrative procedures are publicised on its website, she said, adding that the ministry hoped to receive feedback and recommendations from citizens and enterprises about its administrative regulations.
Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times)
Dak Lak revokes nine forest projects
The People's Committee of Dak Lak Province has decided to temporarily suspend nine forest plantation projects and revoke nine other forest plantation projects in Ea Suop District because they contributed to a combined loss of 2,000 ha of forest.
The nine companies that had their projects revoked were Tri Duc Rubber JS Company, Thai Binh Phat Property JS Company, Vinamit JS Company, Minh Hang Co., Ltd, Vinh Hoa Co., Ltd, Duc Tam Co., Ltd, Viet Nam Garment and Textile Company, Phan Hong Company and Phan Thuan Company.
The provincial authority will assign management responsibility of the withdrawn forestland to commune authorities.
Lao Dong (Labour)
Kien Giang approves plan to develop rice
The People's Committee of An Giang Province has approved a project to develop 120,000 ha specialising in cultivation of high-quality rice until 2015. Some 56 communes, wards and towns in the province will be involved in the plan.
The project is expected to cost more than VND12.4 trillion (US$595.4 million) and invested in by the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
An Giang Province to host trade, tourism fair
Local and Cambodian businesses will take part in a trade, tourism and investment fair to be held in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta Province of An Giang's Xuan To Industrial Park from May 9-14.
The event will have 400 stalls that will display agricultural produce, seafood, processed foods, consumer items, garment and textiles, footwear, machinery, construction materials, furniture and handicrafts.
The fair hopes to promote investment and trade in the border areas between Cambodia and Viet Nam.
Lao Dong (Labour)