Vietnam Airlines adds flights during holiday
Vietnam Airline will add 136 flights on nine domestic routes during the National Liberation and International Labour Day (between April 28 and May 4), with a total of around 250,000 seats, a rise of 35 per cent over the holiday last year.
These include flights from Hà Nội to Đà Nẵng, Nha Trang, Phú Quốc and Huế, and from HCM City to Phú Quốc.
Quảng Ninh aims to reduce poverty
The northern province of Quảng Ninh has set a target by 2020 to reduce poverty in all 22 communes and 11 hamlets that are extremely poor, according to the Ethnic Group Department under the provincial people’s committee.
The province will mobilise all resources with total investment of VNĐ1.653 trillion ($74.1 million) to financially support those communes and hamlets in the 2016-20 period under Programme 135, which develops the agricultural infrastructure area.
In the coming years, the province will provide VNĐ6 billion ($268,980), which is four times higher than now, to each extremely poor commune to complete works under Programme 135.
Firms to benefit from environmental fund
Enterprises active in the environmental sector were given information about access to the Việt Nam Environment Protection Fund at a two-day meeting on financial support that ended on Wednesday in Đà Nẵng.
Participating businesses also had a chance to meet and learn from businesses financed by the fund.
Võ Tuấn Nhân, deputy Minister of the Natural Resources and Environment, and chairman of the fund, said the fund has lent nearly VNĐ1.46 trillion (65.27 million) with preferential interest rates to 208 projects in 44 provinces.
THE SAIGON TIMES DAILY