Nineteen cruise ships with some 20,000 foreign tourists have arrived in central Da Nang City so far this year, nearly double compared to the same period last year.
Prestigious foreign cruise tourism companies like Costa Classica, Azamara Quest, Superstar Aquarius, and Seabourn Pride have brought several groups of tourists from Europe and Asia.
The city expects to welcome 28 cruise ships with an estimated 30,000 foreign visitors in the first half of the year.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Government to fund river bridge in Ca Mau
The Government has agreed to provide funds for southernmost Ca Mau Province to acquire and clear land for building the Nam Can Bridge over the Cua Lon River, the provincial People's Committee said.
The bridge and connecting roads, totally 3.43km long, will cost VND776 billion (US$37.2 million) raised by issuing Government bonds.
The two-lane bridge is expected to take 48 months to complete.
Lao Dong (Labour)
City to host international lifestyle fair
The Viet Nam International Home Decor and Gifts Fair (Lifestyle Viet Nam 2012) will be held at HCM City's Tan Binh Exhibition and Convention Centre from April 18 to 21.
It will feature more than 1,200 booths exhibiting home decor and handicrafts, indoor and outdoor furniture, kitchenware, textiles and embroidery, gifts and ethnic items, garden accessories, personal accessories, fashion footwear, and others.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)
PM OKs plan to develop central lagoon
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a socio-economic plan to develop the Tam Giang-Cau Hai lagoon in Thua Thien-Hue Province by 2020.
The plan aims to turn the area into a key coastal economic region in central Viet Nam, raising its income to 90 per cent of the provincial average by the end of 2020.
Tin Tuc (News)
Business delegation to eye technology in Italy
The HCM City Office of the Viet Nam Trade Promotion Agency will co-operate with the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Viet Nam and Umbria Export to organise a visit to Italy by a delegation of Vietnamese businesses and interaction with businesses there in May.
The programme aims to help Vietnamese companies find reliable machinery and technology suppliers in Italy to improve their production efficiency and, thus, the overall competitiveness of Vietnamese goods.
The visiting delegation will have all their costs covered, including round-trip tickets, accommodation, and others.
Dau Tu (Viet Nam Investment Review)