HCM CITY The HCM City People s Committee has urged contractors on the Thu Duc and Cat Lai intersections in Thu Duc District and District 2 respectively to finish before Tet (Lunar New Year).
The committee asked the department of transport to publicise the deadline for the two projects and have to ensure that roads would be properly resurfaced and all rubbish and sand removed.
To assist the contractors, the District 2 authorities took responsibility for compensation payments to residents who were displaced by the Cat Lai Intersection project, where the East-West Highway will meet Ha Noi Highway.
Researcher wins prize in journalism contest
HA NOI Professor Mai Ky from the Centre for Population Information and Data won a special prize at the National Journalism Contest on Population and Family Planning yesterday.
His prize-winning article was entitled Population scale and Socio-economic development: Challenge and Experience.
Prizes were also given to Bui Viet Ha from the (Family anh Society) newspaper; Tran Dang Sau and The Bien from Ha Giang Province Television; and Pham Van Tri from Phu Yen Province.
The contest was launched by the Viet Nam Journalism Association and the Population and Family Planning Department in April.
It received 278 entries 203 print, 64 television and 11 radio.
Green enterprises enjoy tax incentives
HA NOI Enterprises and co-operatives that have carried out environmentally friendly projects will have to pay just 10 per cent corporate income tax instead of the usual rate of 25 per cent on the work, according to a recently issued circular by the Ministry of Finance.
In addition, enterprises and co-operatives in remote areas will be exempted from paying tax for the first four years and will have to pay just 50 per cent for the following nine years.
Bus fares to rise 60% for Tet
HCM CITY The price of coach tickets over Tet will rise by between 20 per cent to 60 per cent from February 4, 2010, said Thuong Thanh Hai, deputy director of HCM City s Mien Dong (Eastern) Bus Station.
Hai said an additional 1,500 coaches will be put in service as passenger numbers are expected to be 10 per cent higher than last year.
Tickets will go on sale from January 15 to February 9, 2010. VNS