Habitat for Humanity, a non-governmental organisation, began a project on Monday to build 25 houses for poor households in Hoa Dinh Village in the Mekong Delta Province of Tien Giang's Cho Gao District.
The construction of the houses, each costing VND40 million (US$1,900) will be completed by the end of next month. Two hundred volunteers from many countries including the US, Japan, England, Australia and China will take part in the construction.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Saigon Co-op Mart opens 63rd shop
HCM City-based retail chain Saigon Co-op Mart on Tuesday opened a new outlet in Thu Duc District's Hiep Binh Chanh Village, its 26th in the city and 63rd in the country.
Co-op Mart, which has outlets in many provinces, including Dong Nai, Phan Thiet and Can Tho, spent VND80 billion (US$3.8 million) to set up its latest outlet.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)
New highway planned for Lam Dong
The Central Highlands province of Lam Dong and the Transport Ministry will spend VND32 trillion (US$1.5billion) to build a 209km highway from Dau Giay in Dong Nai Province to Da Lat.
More than 100km of the highway will run through Lam Dong Province. The construction of the highway is expected to be completed before 2015. The highway is part of the area's transport development plan until 2020.
Saigon Giai Phong (Liberated Saigon)
Public facilities to be built in industrial zones
The Ministry of Construction will invest VND1,316 billion (US$62million) to build public facilities at industrial parks with more than 18,000 workers.
These include schools, healthcare stations, sports centres, cultural houses, markets and shopping centres at industrial parks.
The ministry has selected industrial parks in 14 cities and provinces, including Ha Noi, HCM City, Hai Phong and Da Nang as well as Quang Nam and Dong Nai provinces, for the project.
Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Vietnam Economic Times)