Viet Nam received more than 4.85 million foreign tourists in the first seven months of the year, an increase of 15.6 per cent year-on-year, according to the Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism.
During the period, the number of domestic tourists has reached 27.2 million, up 6.7 per cent.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Demand for fragrant rice increases
The proportion of fragrant rice varieties in Viet Nam's rice exports has increased rapidly. Most exported fragrant rice varieties are planted in large-scale fields.
The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Soc Trang is a leader in planting fragrant rice varieties. The province has 83,000ha of fragrant rice this year, up 26,000ha against last year. Of the figure, 19,000ha are planted in 163 large-scale fields with the participation of 15,000 households.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)
City tops nation's list of truck violations
Inspections have been carried out of 184,000 trucks between April 1 and July 31, and 5,700 of them have been fined for overloading, according to the Viet Nam Road Department.
HCM City tops the list of provinces and cities that have a high number of violating trucks, followed by the southeast province of Tay Ninh.
Thanh Nien (Young People)