The People's Committee of Quang Binh Province has approved a plan to plant 4,028ha of rubber from now through 2020, mostly in Tuyen Hoa and Bo Trach districts.
Rubber has greatly contributed to eliminating hunger and poverty, creating jobs, and improving incomes, but more than 12,000ha of rubber trees, most of which were ready for harvest, were destroyed last year by storms, causing huge losses to rubber companies and farmers.
Lao Dong (Labour)
Ha Noi welcomes over 2m foreign tourists
More than two million foreign tourists have visited Ha Noi this year, 15 per cent higher than in the same period last year, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism reported on October 6.
Effective promotion programmes and investment to diversify tourism products and services have contributed greatly to the increase, it said.
The number of tourists is expected to keep rising for the rest of the year, it forecast.
Tin Tuc (News)
India won't slap punitive duty on VN elastic
India's Directorate General of Safeguard has decided not to impose protective duties on raw elastic thread imported from Viet Nam, according to the Viet Nam Competition Authority.
It has also decided to call off an investigation into the product after being unable to identify any damage the imports causes to local industry.
In February India launched a safeguard investigation on raw elastic fibre imported from Viet Nam, South Korea, China, Singapore, and Taiwan following a complaint by Indorama Industries Company.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
City helps disadvantaged students pay tuition
Starting this academic year the HCM City People's Committee will provide VND690,000 (US$32) per month to ethnic minority students from poor and near-poor households studying in the city to partly subsidise the cost of their education.
The city has also decided to provide VND120,000 ($5.6) per month to all poor children aged three to five and studying in city schools to partly cover lunch expenses.
The subsidy will be paid for a maximum of nine months in a year.
Nhan Dan (The People)