The Ministry of Health on Sunday set up a steering committee for the project "Yen Tu national garden for preserving and developing medicinal plants".
The garden will stretch from Dong Trieu District, Yen Tu Mountain, Ba Che and Binh Lieu districts. Yen Tu, which will be the centre of the national park, has many medicinal plant gardens with hundreds of indigenous plants.
The northern province has more than 600 precious medicinal plants.
Lao Dong (Labour)
Binh Duong opens worker support centre
The Binh Duong Province Communist Youth Union on Sunday opened a centre to support young workers in Ben Cat Town's My Phuoc Industrial Park.
The 15,400-sq.m centre, which cost VND95.7 billion (US$4.6 million), has a kindergarten and facilities for consulting services, art performances, sport activities.
Of the province's nearly 900,000 workers, most are young and are natives of other provinces.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Prices of essential goods fall in HCM City
The prices of many essential goods in HCM City have fallen slightly after fuel prices were cut several times this year. The latest cut in fuel prices was on last Friday.
Pork prices have fallen by VND3,000-5,000 a kilo and eggs by VND1,000 a dozen.
Traders at markets said they hoped transport companies would reduce transport costs, which would help them cut prices further.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)
Cashew exports surge 24% in value
Viet Nam exported 257,000 tonnes of cashews worth US$1.68 billion in the first 10 months of the year, up 20.5 per cent in volume and 24.4 per cent in value against the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural and Development.
Despite export growth, the sector has had low export prices, and its cashew processing plants are not competitive.
Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times)