Peddling will be banned beginning on November 26 in District 1's downtown streets including Le Loi, Dong Khoi and Pham Ngu Lao.
The ban aims to improve the city's look, according to the district People's Committee's vice chairman Pham Thanh Kien. Talks will be held from Nov. 11-25 to call on peddlers to not sell goods on streets. Violators will be fined, Kien said.
Despite efforts, District 1 authorities in recent years have not been able to ban peddling on downtown streets.
Saigon Giai Phong (Liberated Saigon)
Gasoline prices slashed by 1.2 cents
Key petroleum dealers slashed retail gasoline prices by 250 dong (1.2 US cents) Monday evening following a Ministry of Finance order to support consumers after storms and floods continuously raged the country.
At the Viet Nam National Petroleum Group (Petrolimex), prices are now VND24,130-24,160 ($1.149-1.150) for a litre of RON 95 gasoline and VND23,630-24,100 ($1.125-1.148) for a litre of RON 92. Saigon Petro made a similar cut.
The price of a litre of RON 92 was 241dong higher than the average price for 30 days since October 12. The ministry asked dealers to cut prices by amounts equal to or more than this surplus.
It said the surplus was only enough for businesses to stop using price-stabilisation subsidies, but the adjustment was necessary to share difficulties with customers in the current context.
This is the third consecutive gasoline price reduction in the last two and a half months.
Dak Nong opens Techmart 2013
The 2013 Technology and Equipment Market opened in Gia Nghia Town in Dak Nong Province in the Central Highlands on Monday.
The three-day event attracts more than 300 research institutes, universities and businesses.
More than 1,000 products in many fields including agricultural machinery, biotechnology and food processing technology are being on show.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Migrant workers to receive legal advice
The HCM City People's Committee will spend VND1 billion (US$47,618) for a project to provide legal advice to 1,000 migrant workers .
The workers, residing in several districts including 6,7, 12 and Go Vap, will receive information on labour laws and State policies to help them safeguard their rights.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)
Binh Thuan attracts Russian tourists
Central Binh Thuan Province has received nearly 300,000 foreign tourists this year, 31.4 per cent of whom were Russian.
The province, known for its beautiful beaches, is preparing to receive 30,000 Russian tourists who will stay an average of 14 days during winter breaks.
Thanh Nien (Young People)