British explorers search for more caves

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A team from the British Cave Research Association, led by Howard Limbert, has returned to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in the central province of Quang Binh for a two-month exploration trip, according to the park authorities.

The team will continue to explore the park as well as conduct a second survey of the world's largest cave, Son Doong, which is situated there.

Tuoi Tre (Youth)

Cattle to be vaccinated against foot-and-mouth

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has approved this year's cattle vaccination programme against foot-and-mouth disease.

More than 80 per cent of the country's cattle, or an estimated 10 million heads, will be immunised in April-May and October-December.

As of Tuesday the disease had been brought under control in the four affected provinces — Thai Binh, Nam Dinh, Ha Nam, and Ha Giang — and has not spread to other areas.

Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)

Central city funds female business start-ups

The central city of Da Nang will earmark VND80 billion (US$3.8 million) for a fund to support poor women, Nguyen Ba Thanh, the city Party Committee Secretary, has said.

The fund will provide low-interest loans to underprivileged women for starting businesses.

The city would also provide public housing to all poor single women with permanent residency by the first half of this year, Thanh said.

Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)

Central economic zone attracts $1.96b

The Dong Nam Nghe An Economic Zone Authority issued licences to 97 businesses with a total investment of US$1.96 billion, including nine foreign-invested projects, in the first two months of the year.

It also revoked 24 licences for slow progress.

It is in the process of issuing licences to three others, including a $25 million project by Indian fertiliser producer Bohra Industries Ltd. and a $40 million project by Thai canned fish producer Royal Foods Company.

Dau Tu (Viet Nam Investment Review)

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