Scholarships were handed to 53 underprivileged outstanding high school students in the northern province of Nam Dinh by the Asian Fund and the Viet Nam Study Promotion Society yesterday.
NAM DINH —
The Asian Fund scholarships would last for 12 months and provide each student with VND290,000 (US$14.5) per month, said the director of the Nam Dinh Study Promotion Society, Nguyen Toan Bao.
The Asian Fund, with branches in 17 Asian cities including Ha Noi, has provided scholarships worth VND900 million ($45,000) to students in Nam Dinh Province over the past seven years.
Street knights lauded by Binh Duong police
BINH DUONG — The police department in Thu Dau Mot, capital town of southern Binh Duong province, has praised the volunteer vigilantes club members in Hiep An Ward, commonly known as ‘knights', for their outstanding achievements in deterring crime.
Although the club has been established for only four months, the members in collaboration with provincial police have cracked down many cases involving theft and prostitution.
Co To Island at last
QUANG NINH — For the first time, residents of Co To Island residents in the northern province of Quang Ninh will be able to watch Viet Nam television and Quang Ninh Television programmes next month, thanks to a VND3 billion (US$145,600) project by the provincial People's Committee.
Co To families will receive from 80-100 per cent of the cost of buying a VTC digital receiver.
Capital approves $4.8m abattoir plan
HA NOI — The Ha Noi People's Committee has just approved a plan to build a slaughterhouse in Binh Minh Commune, Thanh Oai District.
The building, on 4.4ha, will be able to process 45 animals and more than 200 chickens and ducks a day.
The People's Committee of Thanh Oai district will back the project with VND100 billion ($4.8 million).
Last November, Thinh Liet slaughterhouse, the biggest in Ha Noi, was forced to close because of environment pollution and food safety violations. — VNS