The People's Committee of the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province has approved a project on developing transport infrastructure by 2020, with a vision to 2030.
Under the project, the province will upgrade national highways and rural roads, and build new bridges and coach stations.
The project costs VND27 trillion (US$1.27 billion). Funds come from a number of sources, including the State budget, official development assistance (ODA) and other organisations and individuals.
Thoi Bao Kinh Te Vietnam (Vietnam Economic Times)
Dak Lak provides free vaccines for children
The Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) Province of Dak Lak's Health Department on July 30 launched a campaign to provide free vaccines against measles, mumps, and rubella for children aged 1-14. More than 480,000 children in the province will receive support from the programme.
Nhan Dan (The People)
17th century tomb found in Ha Tinh
Deputy Director of Ha Tinh Province Museum, Le Ba Hanh, has announced the discovery of a 17th century tomb in the Boi Hoa field in Cam Xuyen District. The tomb is 2.2 metres in length and 0.5 metres in width. The boat-shaped coffin was made from a hollow log by local Vietnamese.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Saigon)
80 cable-stayed bridges to be built this year
Nguyen Van Huyen, head of the Viet Nam Road Administration, said that 80 cable-stayed bridges would be completed this year. The construction is part of a project to build 186 cable-stayed bridges in 28 northern mountainous provinces and in the central and Tay Nguyen regions by the Ministry of Transport.
The administration urged construction companies to work with local authorities to complete the project on schedule before the flood season.
Lao Dong (Labour)
Kien Giang inks agreement with Kobe
The vice chairman of the Kien Giang Province's People's Committee, Le Khac Ghi, and Vice Mayor Satoshi Toorii of Kobe, Japan, signed on July 30 a cooperation agreement.
Under the terms of the agreement, both the province and city will promote investment cooperation in the fields of environment, clean water supply, waste water treatment, agriculture and tourism.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)