The HCM City People s Committee has asked the heads of all district and ward people s committees to allocate at least two days a month to meet citizens, and heads of other agencies to allocate at least one day for the same purpose.
The schedules have to be publicised by putting up notices at the respective offices, advertising in the media, and posting on their websites.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)
Local firm develops affordable computers
Elead Joint-Stock Company on Tuesday launched ViOlympic computers for primary and junior secondary school students and teachers under a Ministry of Education and Training programme to hand out 1 million computers.
ViOlympic computers has come up with three desktop models costing VND4.6 million, VND7 million, and VND8.85 million, and two laptop models costing VND9.8 million and VND11.39 million (US$670).
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)
1,000 floating dead chickens discovered
Nearly 1,000 dead chickens stuffed in 20 sacks were found floating in the Tam Ngan canal in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Hau Giang, Nguyen Hien Trung, head of the province s Veterinary Office, said on Tuesday.
The chickens are thought to belong to seven households in Phung Hiep District s Tan Binh Commune each of whom who farms between 500 and 1,200 birds in coops.
The veterinary officers sprayed chemicals and buried the dead poultry, Trung said.
Tin Tuc (News)
Blue-ear disease suspected at breeding centre
Hundreds of breeding pigs in the southern province of Bac Lieu s Centre for Agriculture and Seafood Breeding are suspected to have blue-ear disease, Luong Ngoc Lan, deputy director of the province s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said on Tuesday.
The department has ordered the centre to halt sale of young pigs and the province s veterinary officers culled 106 infected pigs.
Earlier, dozens of pigs infected with the disease in the districts of Phuoc Long and Hoa Binh and Bac Lieu town were destroyed, Lan said.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)