Press Digest (September 30-October 3)

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--SEPTEMBER 30--

  • NGUOI LAO DONG

- The Ministry of Industry and Trade is inspecting hydropower plants throughout the country, following an order by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung. Since 2006, more than 50,000 hectares (124,000 acres) of forest land have been converted into land for hydropower plants, but investors have only returned around 1,000 hectares.

  • TIEN PHONG

- Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung told a monthly government meeting last Sunday that government agencies must continue to strive to stabilize the macro economy, control inflation, and help enterprises overcome difficulties in a bid to keep economic growth around the country's 5.4 percent target.  

  • SAI GON TIEP THI

- Vu Duc Dam, head of the government office, said Sunday that the government will ask the National Assembly, Vietnam's legislature, to increase the current budget deficit cap of 4.8 to 5.3 percent to use the extra funds for investment.

--OCTOBER 1--

  • TUOI TRE

- Damages from Typhoon Wutip broke Vietnam's 500kV electricity grid at two sections in the central region Monday afternoon. The disruption caused national electricity systems in the north and south to operate independently, said EVN. Many power lines in central Vietnam were also affected by storm, causing power cuts in many parts of Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue provinces.

- VietJetAir signed a contract to buy 92 Airbus planes over the next eight years, with the funds coming from sources including bank loans, bonds and an IPO, said Luu Duc Khanh, the budget carrier's managing director. He said the carrier also plans to invest in two new joint ventures, apart from Thailand's Kan Air (contract signed in June 2013), next year.

  • TIEN PHONG

- The Vietnamese Communist Party opened a 10-day conference in Hanoi Monday morning in which they will discuss major issues including socioeconomic development, innovation in education and training, the 1992 Constitution, national defense strategies, and the Party building mission.

--OCTOBER 2--

  • TUOI TRE

- Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a plan to upgrade national sports centers, schools and other buildings connected with sporting activities. The plan also calls for new sports centers to be built across the country.

  • TIEN PHONG

- Vietnam will step up drunk driving awareness measures and increase police patrols and to fine violators, according to a campaign launched by National Traffic Safety Committee in Hanoi Tuesday. The committee said it will cooperate with local beer and wine producers to put out warnings about the bad effects the products induce as only five foreign producers have done this so far.

--OCTOBER 3--

  • TUOI TRE

- A recent study by the National Institute of Nutrition showed that Vietnamese youths are shorter than their peers in other Asian countries such as China, Japan, South Korea and Thailand.

- The central bank is not the only institution that should be saddled with solving the bad debt problem and such an issue should be resolved via interdisciplinary cooperation, according to Asian Development Bank (ADB) representatives at a press conference in Hanoi Wednesday.  

  • PHAP LUAT THANH PHO HO CHI MINH

- Authorities in the north-central province of Nghe An said they would propose that the country honor Nguyen Tai Dung, 51, deputy director of the province's Department of Industry and Trade, as a martyr. He was swept away Tuesday evening when bringing relief food to flood victims in Hoang Mai Town and his body was found a day later.

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