The final span of the Ninh Chu Bridge spanning the Tri Thuy River in Ninh Thuan Province was added on July 2.
The 1.8km-long and 12m-wide bridge has investment capital of more than VND295 billion (US$13.8 million) funded by the Government, and is scheduled to open for traffic on September 2.
The bridge is among key projects in the province and part of a provincial project to develop a 105.8-km coastal road to promote local socio-economic development.
Nhan Dan (The People)
City spends VND20.5b on waste treatment
The HCM City People's Committee has agreed to advance more than VND20.5 billion (US$960,200) to the city's Waste Treatment Complex Areas Management Board to upgrade 13 garbage transfer stations that have caused serious pollution.
Le Trung Tuan Anh of the city's Department of Natural Resources and Environment said upgrading these stations should have been completed a few months ago, but lack of funds caused delays.
The upgrade will be finished in a few months if funds are available, he said.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Postal revenues slightly under target
The total net revenue from the post and telecommunications sector in the first half of the year is estimated to reach VND122 trillion (US$5.71 billion), meeting 44 per cent of the year's target, according to the Ministry of Information and Communications.
Total export revenue of telephones and spare parts was worth $10.6 billion in the first five months, up 30.6 per cent over the same period last year, it said.
By the end of last month, the country had a total of 128.12 million telephone subscribers, of which fixed phone subscribers accounted for 5.5 per cent.
Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Vietnam Economic Times)
HCM City finds unclaimed smuggled goods
The HCM City Market Watch Department on July 2 said it discovered a smuggled consignment, with nearly 27,500 goods like cosmetics, chemicals, medicines, contact lenses and clothes, at the merchandise exchange area in front of An Dong Plaza in District 5.
There were no documents enclosed with the consignment, the department said. The tags and labels on all of the products showed they had been sourced from other countries.
The department will handle the case following regulations that deal with goods that have no identifiable owner.
Lao Dong (Labour)