So far this year fires and explosions have caused a total loss of VND44 billion (US$2.1 million) in HCM City, according to the fire service.
There were 221 fires, 244 fewer year-on-year, that killed 15 people and injured 10 others. There were also five explosions that killed five and injured three.
Most of the cases were in Tan Binh District.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
186 suspension bridges to be built by 2015
Around 80 suspension bridges will be built in several parts of the country this year, according to the Ministry of Transportation.
The construction is part of a plan to build 186 such bridges to ensure the safety of people and vehicles in 28 northern mountainous, central, and Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) provinces.
The rest will be finished before June 2015, the ministry has pledged.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (The Liberated Sai Gon)
City plans kindergartens for workers' kids
The HCM City's People Committee plans to build kindergartens for workers' children at the Linh Trung 2 Processing Zone in Thu Duc District, Tay Bac Cu Chi Industrial Zone in Cu Chi District, and Le Minh Xuan Industrial Zone in Binh Chanh District.
They are estimated to cost VND111 billion ($5.3 million).
The committee has made the proposal to the city's People's Council.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)