More than 88,500 cases of smuggling in first half of the year

In the first six months of 2017, authorities uncovered 88,560 cases of smuggling, prosecuting 1,100 cases involving 1,372 people.

Directions of Provincal People’s Committee
Taiwan factory fined over waste water
The central province has fined Taiwan-invested garment factory Vast Apparel Việt Nam VNĐ350 million (US$15,500) for discharging sub-standard wastewater into the environment.
Promoting tourism as a Vietnam economic key
The Politburo’s Resolution No. 08-NQ/TW on developing the tourism industry into a spearhead economic sector, set a target of welcoming 17-20 million foreign arrivals and 82 million domestic tourists by 2020, whilst earning a total revenue of US$35 billion, contributing 10% to the country’s GDP, and creating 4million jobs, including 1.6 million direct jobs.
The first class of Lao language in Tay Giang
The first Lao class has been held for civil servants of Tay Giang district (Quang Nam province) to meet the demand of communication in the border area between Tay Giang and two districts of Laos, Ka Lum and Dac Chung.
Scholar’s memorial house to be renovated
The 19th century home of scholar Huỳnh Thúc Kháng in Quảng Nam will get a facelift with an investment of VNĐ50 billion (US$2.2 million) approved by the provincial People’s Committee.
Old parents with 6 mentally ill children in need
Tran Van Thiet (born in 1954) and his wife (born in 1961) live in Binh Hai Commune of Thang Binh District; their family is year after year at the bottom of the local poor household list.