The Ministry of Transport last Sunday signed a three-year (2015-2017) agreement with the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union to carry out communication activities on ensuring traffic safety on major main roads including Highway No.1 and 14 between 2015 and 2017.
In 2013 and 2014, they set up teams to provide assistance to accident victims with the help of 449 young volunteers. At least 121 people received timely emergency aid as a result.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Alluvial soil decreasing in Mekong Delta
The Mekong Delta region has seen a decrease in the amount of alluvial soil, affecting agricultural production, according to research conducted by the Green Innovation and Development Centre in co-operation with Steering Committee for the Southwestern Region.
In Dong Thap Province, for example, the amount of alluvial soil as well as aquatic productivity has fallen over the last 20 years, according to the management board of Tram Chim National Park.
The shortage of alluvial soil has affected the ecological system and farm production in the region.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)
City to start erosion-prevention projects
In the second quarter of this year, HCM City this year will launch seven projects to prevent erosion on rivers and canals. According to HCM City Inland Waterways Management Board, the projects include building embankments in the Phuoc Kieng Residential Area in Nha Be District, one in Thanh Da Residential Area in Binh Thanh District and another in Binh Chanh District.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Yen Hoanh Bridge opens to traffic
Yen Hoanh Bridge, linking Yen Dinh and Vinh Loc districts in the northern province of Thanh Hoa, was put into use last Sunday. Construction of the 395mlong bridge, with a total capital of VND311 billion (US$14.8 million), had begun in May 2010.
Tin Tuc (News)