The Da Nang unit of the Fatherland Front had mobilised more than VND19.5 billion (US$912,900) by November for the city's Fund for the Poor.
It used the money to build 162 houses for poor families and help thousands of other households repair their houses.
The money was also used to help poor residents get medical treatment, buy Tet gifts for disadvantaged families and provide scholarships to thousands of students.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Overseas remittances to HCM City top $5b
Overseas remittances to HCM City through banks and credit and financial institutions were worth US$35 billion in 2004-14, accounting for half of all remittances to the country. The Overseas Vietnamese Committee in HCM City estimates this year's remittances at more than $5 billion, compared to $4.8 billion last year.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Saigon)
Dong Thap raises bar for aquaculture quality
Dong Thap Province will promote the application of VietGap (Vietnamese Good Agricultural Practices) standards in aquaculture under an action plan adopted following the Government's introduction of regulations on breeding, processing and export of tra fish.
Under the plan, farmers are required to register their farming areas and output. Relevant agencies will issue codes for farmers' aquaculture ponds and co-ordinate to monitor tra fish quality at every step, from breeding through processing to export.
The province will set aside VND4.5 billion (US$210,700) to implement the plan.
Lao Dong (Labour)
Can Tho attracts more investment
The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta city of Can Tho has attracted VND22.9 trillion ($1.04 billion) and $52.4 million from domestic and foreign investors this year, a-year-on-year increase of 16.6 per cent, said Nguyen Khanh Tung, director of the Can Tho Investment, Trade and Tourism Promotion Centre.
The city recorded two-way trade worth VND71.7 trillion ($3.35 billion), up 8.3 per cent year-on-year, he said. The number of tourists visiting the city this year increased by nine per cent to 1.36 million, he added.
Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Vietnam Economic Times)