HCM City falls short on entertainment

Entertainment and recreational facilities for children in HCM City are unable to meet the increasing and diverse demands of children because they are hampered by funding and personnel shortages, officials say.

With the current situation, it was difficult to develop infrastructure and equipment for facilities catering to 1.7 million city children as well as 2.4 million teenagers, not to mention 600,000 disabled children, Nguyen Thanh Rum, director of the city's Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism said at seminar held by the city People's Council last week.

DPRK to lift cross-border restrictions

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) will lift curbs on border crossings this week, the latest in a series of peace overtures towards the Republic of Korea (RoK).