The agriculture department in Lac Duong District has said that from mid-May to June 28, 36 buffaloes and cows were found infected with the foot and mouth disease. Twelve of these animals have died.
Nguyen Duc Hung, head of the Animal Health Protection Agency in Lam Dong Province, where Lac Duong District is located, said the locality was keeping a close watch on the disease in the communes of Da Chair and Da Sar as well as Lac Duong town.
The agency has strictly prohibited slaughtering and trading of fresh meat in these communes to avoid further spread of the disease. It has also provided medicines to local farmers for treating the animals.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Low-priced LED TVs outdo LCD peers
Since the beginning of this year, many brands that have launched LED television sets at cheap prices have found more customers than LCD televisions of the same price.
It costs between VND5 million-VND10 million for LED TV sets depending on the screen size (30-40 inches).
According to major electrical and household appliance traders like Nguyen Kim and Thien Hoa, until a few years ago, the cheapest price for an LED television was more than VND10 million.
It was at least VND2-3 million more than an LCD set.
The recent narrowing of the price gap has seen consumers show their preference for LED sets.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)
Dak Lak cancels 20 power projects
Dak Lak Province has revoked the licences of 20 small and medium sized hydroelectricity projects, citing tardiness and negative environmental impacts.
The Central Highlands Province currently has 27 hydroelectricity projects with a total capacity of more than 957MW. Of these 17 have begun operations, work is underway on three and the remaining seven are preparing their investment plans.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)
Thailand mandates tourist health insurance
Tourists to Thailand will have to buy health insurance under a new regulation issued by the kingdom's Ministry of Health.
The health insurance fee will be included in the visa issuance fee. For tourists from fellow ASEAN countries who enjoy visa exemption, the health insurance fees will be included in plane ticket price or will have to be purchased at border gates.
No announcements have been made about the minimum health insurance fees that the tourists will have to pay.
Thanh Nien (Young People)