Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a plan to support the development of co-operatives in 2015-20, which includes a 100 per cent establishment-fee subsidy for new co-operatives.
Those in the agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and salt production will be provided grants of up to 80 per cent of the cost of infrastructure.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)
Heritage sites My Son, Hoi An attract funds
Hoi An and My Son in the central province of Quang Nam have received grants and investments worth VND188 billion (US$8.9 million) and VND 85.4 billion respectively for their restoration after they were recognised as UNESCO world heritage sites in 1999, Nguyen Chinh, deputy chairman of the province People's Committee, told a seminar on Tuesday.
The number of tourists to the province has increased by an average of 2.4 per cent a year since then, thanks to the two heritage sites.
During this period Hoi An and My Son welcomed 16.9 million tourists, 8.8 million of them foreigners.
Lao Dong (Labour)
Can Tho has 38 river-eroded sites
The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta city of Can Tho has 38 sites along rivers affected by erosion, which threatens the safety of 200 households, Ky Quang Vinh, head of the Can Tho Climate Change Co-operation Office, said on Tuesday.
The eroded sites are scattered across all nine of the city's districts, mostly along the Hau, Can Tho, O Mon, and Thot Not rivers.
In recent years erosion has caused much damage to roads and houses and threatened the safety of people along rivers.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)