Tourism sector eyes domestic travel market

Update: June, 20/2014 - 09:10
The Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism plans to run a campaign to stimulate local demand.

It has called on culture, sports and tourism departments in provinces to help tourism associations run promotional programmes and improve services to stimulate local travel.

Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam  (Vietnam Economic Times)

Thanh Hoa honours heroic seamen

The Thanh Hoa Province People's Committee on Tuesday awarded certificates of merit to six men for saving the lives of 19 people who were aboard a sinking boat fishing for oyster at sea off Da Loc commune in Hau Loc District on April 24.

Nguyen Van Binh, 51, Nguyen Van Hoa, 30, Nguyen Van Tan, 29, Do Van Manh, 27, Do Van Hanh, 25, and Mai Van Tan, 21, also helped search for the body of a 20th person, Vu Thi Mui, 59, who was stuck in the vessel.

Nhan Dan ( The People)

Da Nang sets up fund to support fishermen

The Da Nang city People's Committee has set up a charity fund to help fishermen who are threatened by natural calamities and enemy-inflicted damages.

The fund, which will solicit donations, is to help the fishermen improve storage facilities on their boats for seafood, buy fishing equipment, provide them training, and buy larger vessels for fishing offshore.

Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)

Binh Duong announces support for businesses

The People's Committee of the southern province of Binh Duong has unveiled policies to support businesses affected by the riots in May.

Thirty seven businesses are exempt from paying tax and are exempt from paying rent for land and facilities or will get discounts on them. The assistance is equivalent to VND285.9 billion (US$13.5 million).

Tuoi Tre (Youth)