A Viet Nam Cultural Week opened in Vientiane, Laos, this week.
The six-day event will feature an exhibition on “Viet Nam Beauty” displaying handicrafts and fine arts products and photos of Viet Nam’s landscapes, culture, country and people, art performances highlighting the Viet Nam – Laos partnership, and other activities.
Organised by the two governments, the event seeks to promote the special friendship, solidarity, and comprehensive co-operation between them.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Can Tho prices up 1% per cent in August
The consumer price index rose by 0.55 per cent last month in Can Tho City, the city People’s Committee announced on August 30.
Water, electricity, fuel, and construction-material prices rose by 1.81 per cent.
Food, beverage, garment, footwear, household accessory, medicine, and healthcare and education service prices increased by 0.08 – 0.84 per cent.
Post and telecom and tourism prices were slightly down.
Lao Dong (Labour)
HCM City braces for landslides, floods
The Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Control and Rescue of HCM City has urged district authorities to take measures to prevent landslides and floods during high tides in early September.
The Southern Regional Hydrometeorology Station reported yesterday that Phu An station recorded tides of 1.35 metres, or in excess of warning level 1.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)
Da Nang-Quang Ngai highway work to start
Construction of a Da Nang-Quang Ngai highway will begin at the end of this year and be completed by 2016, the Ministry of Transport said.
The 139-km highway would cost VND28 trillion (US$1.34 billion), it said, adding that the World Bank had agreed to lend $631 million for the 65-km section linking Da Nang to Tam Ky in central Quang Nam Province.
The Japan International Cooperation Agency will lend $673 million to build the remaining section from Tam Ky to Quang Ngai and a section connecting the highway with National Highway 1A.
Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times)
Restoration of national relic begins
The People’s Committee of Tam Ky city in central Quang Nam Province held a ceremony on August 30 to begin restoration of the Van Thanh-Khong Mieu national relic to venerate Chinese philosopher Confucius.
The task is estimated to cost VND6.5 billion (US$312,000).
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
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