Tay Ninh Province has developed a master plan for the Ba Den Mountain National Resort with 11 functional subdivisions, including spirit tourism, a cable car system, ecological tourism, adventure sport and a resort.
The complex will call for an investment of US$169 million if the plan is approved by the government.
Ba Den Mountain Resort is located 11km from Tay Ninh City's centre. In the first eight months of this year, it welcomed 1.95 million visitors, up 4.3 per cent year-on-year.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)
Footwear export turnover reaches $6.7b
The Viet Nam Leather and Footwear Association (Lefaso) reported that export turnover of the footwear industry in the first eight months of the year reached US$6.7 billion, up 23.1 per cent year-on-year.
The sector's target is to export $12-12.5 billion this year, including $9.5 billion from footwear.
Dau Tu (Viet Nam Investment Review)
Environment watchdog to inspect City firms
The Viet Nam Environment Administration (VEA) under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment on Tuesday announced that it would conduct an inspection of environmental protection tasks of 61 enterprises in HCM City.
These enterprises are in the fields of transport, hazardous waste treatment, weaving and dyeing, and producing and trading chemicals.
The inspection is expected to be completed at the end of this month.
Nguoi Lao Dong (Labourer)
Domestic child workforce reaches 1.75m
A conference on child labourers held by the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs on Tuesday released the nation's first data on the number of child labourers, which totals 1.75 million, 9.6 per cent of children nationwide. Most of them started working at the age of 12.
Deputy Minister Doan Mau Diep said the rate was lower than the regional figure and experts at the International Labour Organisation did not consider it to be a significantly high figure.
Diep said Viet Nam did not have a clear definition of what constitutes child labour. Children from 5-11 years old who work one hour a day, from 12-14 years old who work less than 4 hours a day, and from 15-17 years old who work less than seven hours a day are viewed as not working illegally.
Children who work more than the hours above who do dangerous and harmful work are defined as child labourers working illegally.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)