Thua Thien-Hue Province on Wednesday approved a project to protect coastal forests and lagoons.
Around 5,000ha of coastal forests and lagoons in Quang Dien, Phu Loc, Phong Dien, and Phu Vang districts and Huong Thuy Commune will be managed and protected.
It will cost more than VND110 billion (US$4.9 million) to be provided by the Government.
The project aims to protect eco-systems in coastal areas, limit erosion and salinity of rivers and mitigate the effects of climate change.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)
Quang Ninh accelerates highway work
Quang Ninh Province has urged local authorities and other relevant agencies to speed up land acquisition for the Ha Long-Van Don Highway and for upgrading a section of National Highway 18A between Ha Long and Mong Duong, according to Dang Huy Hau, deputy chairman of the province People's Committee.
The two projects are expected to cost VND14 trillion ($625 million).
So far only 5.7km out of the 59km road required for the Ha Long- Mong Duong Highway and 14km of out 31km for National Highway 18A have been acquired.
Dau Tu (Vietnam Investment Review)
Traffic accidents claim 6,518 lives this year
There have been more than 16,000 road accidents in the country this year in which 6,518 people were killed, according to Nguyen Trong Thai, chief of the National Traffic Safety Committee Secretariat.
The numbers are down by 2,239 cases and 240 fatalities year-on-year.
There are more than 2.5 million cars and 43.4 million motorbikes in Viet Nam.
Lao Dong (The Labour)
Firms slow to withdraw from non-core sectors
Equitisation and disinvestment from companies in five risky sectors by State firms are occurring slower than the Government's expectations, according to the Ministry of Finance.
The industries are property, banking, securities, insurance, and investment funds.
This year, as of 24 September, State-owned enterprises pulled out a total of more than VND4.4 trillion ($196.4 million). Real estate accounted for the highest amount of VND2.9 trillion ($129.4 million).
In the remaining period of this year they have to pull out another VND17.2 trillion ($767.9 million).
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Transport, environment projects under scrutiny
The Government Inspectorate has begun inspecting for legal compliance some transport and environmental projects carried out by the Ministry of Transport and Ha Noi and HCM City under build-transfer (BT) and build-operate-transfer (BOT) modes.
They were all carried out between 2010 and June this year.
Sai Gon Times Daily