Society

Work begins on water supply plant in Kon Tum

Work on the construction of a water supply plant of 2,000 cu. m in daily capacity started on September 14 in the Bo Y border gate economic zone in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum.
Society

EVN reveals operational plans to year-end

The Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) is expected to generate 2,156 MW more for the national grid by the year’s end, bringing the group’s supply to the network to 3,150 MW.

EVN also has a plan to start building 32 power plants and complete the construction of 49 power grids of 220-500 KV this year.
Environment

Measures to cope with groundwater decrease

Building concentrated water supply systems, using water economically and planting trees are considered immediate and long-term solutions to the reduction of groundwater level, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE).
Society

USTDA funds mud treatment in HCM city

The USTDA has decided to provide a non-refundable aid package worth nearly 502,000 USD to support technology for a mud treatment project in HCM City.
Health

HCM City queries pricing of Tamiflu

The municipal Department of Health will carry out inspections of all pharmacies to check the pricing and quality of the anti-viral drug Tamiflu next week, according to officials.
Business

Complex tasks to cut losses from grid

Electricity of Vietnam says the goal to reduce annual transmission losses to 8 percent by next year is not feasible because of lack of funds and the complicated nature of the country’s power grid.
Commercial banks racing to pool capital Business

Commercial banks racing to pool capital

Vietnamese commercial banks have, since late July, lifted interest rates on deposits in VND, especially short-term ones, in a bid to mobilise more capital in the remaining months of the year.
Society

New rules made for usage of land

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment announced new regulations on August 20 on land usage, land price determination, revoking of land use rights, compensation and support for resettlement.
Business

Shoe exports run short of yearly target

The leather and footwear sector is estimated to earn 4.59 billion USD from export this year, equal to last year’s figure but down 10 percent from its yearly target.
Society

Cham ethnic people to hold Muslim festival

Muslims of the Cham ethnic group in the southern province of Ninh Thuan will celebrate the grand Ramadan festival of the 1430th year of the Muslim calendar from August 19-21.