The Viet Nam Road General Department said if it receives approval from the Ministry of Traffic, it would invest VND3 trillion (US$142.8 million) to rebuild 77 old and weak bridges on national roads. According to inspections, the structures of these 77 bridges are weak and have been damaged by the floods. The bridges shake when heavy trucks travel on them.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
April sees 972 food-poisoning cases
Ten separate food-poisoning incidents affected 972 people in the country last month, according to the Ministry of Health's Food Safety and Hygiene Department. Most of the cases affecting large numbers of people occurred at parties or at kitchens of workplaces. More than 300 people at a wedding party in Son La were hospitalised with food-poisoning symptoms, including vomiting, stomach-aches and dizziness.
A food-poisoning incident at the Korean-owned Dream Mekong Co. in Tien Giang Province's Cai Be District affected 200 workers. The department said contaminated food was the cause.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Kien Giang invests in higher-quality rice
The People's Committee of Kien Giang Province in the Mekong Delta on Monday approved the growing of high-quality rice on 120,000 ha of land in Hon Dat, Tan Hiep, Giong Rieng and Chau Thanh districts. The province will spend VND12.4 billion (US$590,476) for the project.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Saigon)
Free health check-ups for female workers
About 5,000 married female workers working at industrial parks will receive free reproductive health check-ups given by medical groups of HCM City's Health Department from now until May 30. The workers will receive medical check-ups and ultrasound tests as well as tests to diagnose ovarian cancer. Workers suffering serious illnesses or needing emergency surgeries will be sent to hospitals for treatment, according to Pham Viet Thanh, director of the city's Health Department.
Nguoi Lao dong (The Labourer)