HCM City authorities will begin construction on two new hospitals in July, as the city's efforts to reduce the overload at local hospitals. Both hospitals are scheduled for opening late next year and suppliers of medical equipment will be selected via tenders.
The Hospital for Children will be located on 12ha in the rural district of Binh Chanh's Tan Kien Commune. It will have 1,000 beds and is expected to ease chronic overload at Children's Hospital No.1 and Children's Hospital No. 2 in the central city. The 1,000-bed Oncology Hospital will be built on five hectares in District 9.
The Government will provide VND10 trillion (US$475 million) to build the hospitals, which is part of the VND20 trillion ($950 million) approved by the Government for building key hospitals in the south.
The Saigon Times Daily
Project on forest regrowth approved
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Cao Duc Phat, has signed to approve a project from now to 2016 to regrow forests on more than 76,000 hectares across the country. The project will be under the ministry's management.
The forests will be grown on land used for projects related to hydroelectricity, transportation, natural resources exploitation and industrial parks.
SAI GON GIAI PHONG (Liberated Sai Gon)
City launches price-stabilisation programme
HCM City will begin its price-stabilisation programme online for the 2014 and 2015 period, the city's Department of Industry and Trade announced on Thursday.
The department will help enterprises and customers recognise and reach the online programme. Participating firms will be provided soft loans to help carry out the programme.
The department will continue to stabilise the price of essential groups: food and foodstuff, milk, medicine, school supplies and transport services.
TUOI TRE (The Youth)
Quang Nam to open $2m wholesale market
The wholesale market Nam Phuoc located in Duy Xuyen District of Quang Nam Province will open in June after one year of construction, according to the district's People's Committee. Quang Nam invested VND40 billion (US$2 million) from its budget to build the modern market on 1.2 hectares, hoping to support local enterprises, manufacturers and farms.
LAO DONG (The Labourer)
Dong Nai attracts US$500 million in FDI
The southern province of Dong Nai has attracted 21 new foreign investment (FDI) projects with total investment of US$173 million for the first four months of the year. It has 121 projects with total investment of an additional US$310 million. The province announced that they had met half of its FDI target for the year.
DAU TU (Vietnam Investment Review)