So far this year, Japanese businesses have invested in 167 projects worth US$3.1 billion in the southern province of Dong Nai. The most invested sectors are: production of electronic spare parts, computers, machineries, construction of water plants and transport facilities. Japan is the fourth largest investor in the province.
Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times)
More funding for poverty alleviation
PM Nguyen Tan Dung has agreed to add US$2.45 million to the third phase of a poverty alleviation project by developing the animal husbandry industry in the northern mountainous region, which will use non-refundable official development assistance (ODA) from the Swiss Government.
Of this amount, $1.26 million comes from the ODA, $173,000 from local state budgets and the remaining from animal husbandry households.
The project, which started in 2005, will be expanded to five other districts this year: Tran Yen, Van Yen (Yen Bai Province); Phu Yen, Yen Chau (Son La Province) and Tan Son (Phu Tho Province).
Nhan Dan (The People)
US backs $27m climate-change project
The southern province of Long An People's Committee on Wednesday started a $26.5 million Viet Nam's Forest and Deltas Project funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
The five-year project (2012-2017) has two components. The first component starts in the mountainous provinces of Thanh Hoa and Nghe An, providing soil usage methods to reduce the consequences of deforestation. The second component will be implemented in the two flatland provinces of Nam Dinh and Long An, and will help residents to cope with natural disasters.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)
Consul offers aid worth $490,000
Consul General of Japan in HCM City, Harumitsu Hida, on Wednesday signed a contract to provide non-refundable aid worth $490,856 for five projects in health, roads and bridges in Can Tho City and Ninh Thuan, Khanh Hoa, Tra Vinh and Soc Trang provinces under the Japan's Grant Assistance for Grassroots Projects (GGP).
Since 1995, GGP has provided non-refundable aid for 140 projects worth $10 million in 26 provinces and cities across Viet Nam.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
Ninety-two die in industrial accidents
According to the HCM City's Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, 882 industrial accidents occurred in the city last year, killing 92 people and injuring 118.
In light of these statistics, the department has committed to improving inspections on enterprises, focusing on construction and welding to reduce the number of industrial accidents to 5per cent.
Nguoi Lao Dong (Labourer)