HCM City Finance and Investment State-owned Company and Tan Thuan Industrial Promotion Company Limited signed an agreement to jointly develop infrastructure in the city.
Around VND20 trillion ($896.1 million) will be mobilised to build the Hiep Phuoc Urban Area, Hiep Phuoc Port and Hiep Phuoc Industrial Park phase 3, north-south route, and Nguyen Van Linh- Nguyen Huu Tho intersection in Nha Be District.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Quang Binh earmarks $147m for flooding
The People's Committee of the central province of Quang Binh approved a plan to manage flooding in the Gianh and Nhat Le river basins in 2016-30 at a cost of nearly VND3.3 trillion ($147.8 million).
The key aspects of the plan are growing a protective coastal forest and upgrading and building natural disaster prevention works.
The money will come from the government and international organisations.
Lao Dong (Labour)
Healthy diet, exercise boost body
A healthy diet and regular physical activities can increase nitric oxide (NO) production in the body to help prevent high blood pressure, cardiovascular problems, strokes, and diabetes, Dr Louis Ignarro, a Nobel Prize said while on a visit to HCM City last week.
During sleep, NO production is at its lowest because of the lack of physical activity.
"The more physical activity you engage in, the more nitric oxide your body produces," Ignarro said.
He advised people to eat fish instead of beef, pork or chicken and to add more fruits and vegetables to their diet. Spicy and salty foods as well as smoking decrease NO levels in the body, he said.
Ignarro has worked with Herbalife company to develop Niteworks, a dietary supplement designed to support the body's own production of nitric oxide.
Nguoi Lao Dong (Labourer)
Vinh Phuc to develop small crafts industry
The People's Committee of the northern province of Vinh Phuc has approved a project for developing the small crafts industry through 2020.
By 2030 the province will develop 24 small industrial clusters and traditional craft villages.
The province's craft villages and industry suffer from a shortage of funds, which is seen as their biggest problem followed by backward technology, small scale of production, and lack of market information and close links between production facilities.
Tin Tuc (News)