Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a project to build a wild animal park in the northern province of Ninh Binh.
The park, which would cover an area of over 1,150ha in Nho Quan District, would require total capital of nearly VND7.4 trillion (US$352 million), of which nearly 29 per cent will be from the State budget.
The park's chief aim would be to rescue and care for about 3,000 animals, and support scientific research. The park is expected to attract 5 million visitors per month.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
No sharing of beds, 14 hospitals pledge
As of the end of January, about 14 hospitals nationwide had committed to having no patients sharing the same bed, the Ministry of Health reported late last week.
Eight of the hospitals said they had stopped bed-sharing, and the other six still face problems but they will make efforts to eliminate it.
The commitment of hospitals follows the ministry project to reduced patient overload at hospitals.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)
500,000 guests to join int'l fireworks competition
About 500,000 persons will take part in the Da Nang International Fireworks Competitions, according to the organiser.
The competition will be organised in late April with the participation of teams from five continents.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)