Ministry promotes unbaked building materials

Update: March, 20/2015 - 11:30
Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai on Wednesday asked relevant agencies to step up dissemination to encourage the use of non-baked building materials.

He also asked the Ministry of Construction to inspect the use of non-baked materials in construction projects, and urge localities to map out plans to reduce production of fired materials and adopt policies to support production of unbaked building materials.

Nhan Dan (The People)

Work on Rach Chiec bridge starts

The HCM City Urban Railway Management Board has begun construction of a bridge spanning the Rach Chiec River to link District 2 and Thu Duc District.

The Rach Chiec bridge is part of the city's first urban metro line project to connect Ben Thanh market to Suoi Tien theme park.

To ensure safety during the construction of the bridge, the city Department of Transport has asked ships which pass through the bridge from now to September 23, 2016 to follow drift signals and instructions of waterway traffic police team.

The project is expected to be completed in April 2017.

Tuoi Tre (Youth)

Building plan for petrol pipeline approved

The Ministry of Industry and Trade has approved a master plan on developing the country's petroleum pipeline system until 2020 with a vision to 2030.

The plan aims to meet demand for transport from oil refinery and oil warehouses to consumption centres in large volume in a safe and efficient way.

The northern region would build and upgrade a 241km-long pipeline, and a 172-km pipeline from petrol dock warehouse along the north-central coastal region to Laos will be built in the central region.

The central coastal and Central Highlands region will have a 155-km new pipeline linking Quy Nhon's Phu Hoa petrol storage to petrol storage in Gia Lai Province.

Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Vietnam Economic Times)

HCM City price stabilisation gets new signees

About 76 enterprises and 10 commercial banks have registered to join the city's annual price stabilisation programme this year, which will run from April 1 until the end of March next year, according to the city's Department of Industry and Trade.

Banks that take part in the programme will offer lower interest rates on loans worth VND10.85 trillion (US$505 million) to participating companies, an increase of VND2.55 trillion ($118 million) compared to last year's programme.

Under the programme, essential goods, food and foodstuff, milk, medicine and school supplies, are offered by participating companies at lower than market prices.

Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Saigon)