Gardeners from the southern province of Tien Giang will offer more than 900,000 different bushes and pots of flowers to satisfy customers' demands in the upcoming Tet holiday (Lunar New Year). They have invested millions of dong in new foreign hybrids as well as more traditional flowers, such as daisies, carnations, roses and tulips.
According to the growers, because of good weather, flowers are expected to open in time for Tet. Flower prices will increase by 10-15 per cent compared to the same period last year.
Lao Dong (The Labour)
Work starts on solid waste treatment complex
Construction of a 65.8-ha Gia Minh Solid Waste Treatment Complex began recently in the northern city of Hai Phong by the Hai Phong City Project Management Board on Improving Sanitation, in co-operation with Bach Dang Construction Corporation and Viet Uc Corporation. It is a part of the city's sewerage, drainage and solid waste management project.
The complex includes a burial area and leachate collecting and processing zones. The construction's first phase has a total investment capital of more than VND796 billion (US$35.4 million), which comes from a Japanese Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) loan and the city's corresponding capital.
Dau Tu (Viet Nam Investment Review)
HCM City to build new pre-school classrooms
HCM City's pre-schools need more than 19,200 classrooms by 2020 to serve over 500,000 students, according to the city's Department of Education and Training. The city has 13,179 classrooms, and many of them are crowded. Local authorities plan to expand the project to build 4,000 classrooms in State-owned schools next year.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
Poor patients receive free eye care treatment
More than 1,200 poor patients suffer from visual impairment. Most of them live in remote areas of central and southwest regions. Their free treatment and surgery this year was sponsored by the HCM City's Sponsoring Association for Poor Patients, in co-operation with local hospitals.
The association will offer free treatment and surgery to over 800 poor people next year.
Nguoi Lao Dong (Labourer)