The Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh will spend more than VND518 billion (US$24.6 million) on a project to mitigate the impacts of climate change.
The project, which will be carried out at 30 villages by 2020, is funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Binh Dinh Province donates rice to poor students
Central Binh Dinh Province has donated 156 tonnes of rice to poor students at 12 high schools in several poor districts including An Lao, Van Canh, and Tay Son.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
91 per cent of HCM City businesses paid taxes online
In HCM City, more than 127,000 businesses, or 91 per cent of operational ones, paid taxes online last year, according to the city Tax Department.
The faster and more efficient procedure, which saves time and money, has been well received by businesses, according to the department.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)
Da Nang hospital to be expanded
The Da Nang City People's Committee has earmarked VND2 trillion (US$95.2 million) to enlarge the local Obstetrics and Pediatrics Hospital. The hospital will see the number of beds double to 1,200 following the upgrade.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
Forest cover increases around nation
Provinces around the country planted 213,000ha of new forests last year, up 14.5 per cent from the previous year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Last year fires destroyed 1,156ha of forest, almost half less than in the previous year, mostly in the provinces of Gia Lai, Binh Phuoc, Dak Lak, and Ha Giang.
Lao Dong (Labour)