HCM City's Department of Planning and Investment said foreign direct investment has doubled this year to US$800 million as of mid-May.
There were 160 new projects while 120 operational ones increased their investment, most of them from Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
Tuoi Tre (The Youth)
Da Nang leaders to meet with businesses
The People's Committee of the central city of Da Nang said it would meet with business executives twice a month — on the second and fourth Fridays of the month — to resolve their problems.
The first meeting will be on May 30.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
Roads safer as river, rail accidents increase
The National Traffic Safety Committee said road accidents were down both in May and the year to date.
Around 2,100 accidents occurred around the country in May, killing 755 persons and injuring over 2,000 others. The death toll was down by 6 per cent and the number of accidents by 12 per cent.
But the committee said river and rail accidents had increased.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Russian tourists increasingly like Viet Nam
The number of Russian visitors coming to Viet Nam has risen sharply in the last three years, according to Nguyen Quoc Hung, deputy head of the Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism.
From 100,000 in 2011, the number rose to 144,000 in 2012 and 250,000 last year. It is expected to rise to 400,000 this year.
Tour operators said Russians like Viet Nam because the country is ideal for relaxation and health tourism. They suggested further development of beach tours and hot-water springs to attract more Russians.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)