The Viet Nam Civil Aviation Administration has fined Vietjet Air and Vietnam Airlines for delays in a flight each at Phu Quoc and HCM City airports.
On March 9 Vietjet Air's flight from Phu Quoc to HCM City was delayed by 12 hours. Vietjet provided meals and compensation of VND300,000 (US$17) to each passenger but did not inform them about the exact extent of delay.
Vietnam Airlines' flight from HCM City to Hue was delayed by eight and a half hours, but again the carrier did not inform passengers about the exact schedule.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)
Hoarfrost destroys coffee plantations
Around 700 hectares of coffee crops in Lac Duong District in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, or a fifth of the district's coffee-growing area, were destroyed by hoarfrost last week.
Da Nhim and Dung K'no communes suffered the most, losing 70 per cent of their crops due to their high mountain terrain. The temperature difference between day and night was severe due to the hoarfrost.
Local authorities plan to support farmers' efforts to replant.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
City seeks to promote medical insurance
Getting more people to sign up for the voluntary medical insurance programme and reducing the number of patients from outside the city coming to HCM City-based hospitals were the two major issues that a Ministry of Health task force discussed with city authorities last Friday.
Only 69 per cent of HCM City residents have voluntary medical insurance, lower than the national rate of 71 per cent.
Nhan Dan (The People)