VSA sees slight increase in steel sales in July
HAØ NOÄI The Vieät Nam Steel Association (VSA) has reported that steel consumption in July was 380,000 tonnes, an increase of 1 per cent against last month.
In July, steel plants churned out only 400,000 tonnes, which was lower than the designed output due to low demand.
The Vice President of VSA, Nguyeãn Vaên Söa said that steel consumption could decrease in August due to the rainy season.
VSA forecast that the steel industry will increase business by 10 per cent this year.
Central province sets up another fishing union
BÌNH THUAÄN The Bình Taân Fishing Union, the fifth of its kind in the central coastal province of Bình Thuaän, made its debut in La Gi commune on Tuesday.
The union has 150 fishermen working on 15 vessels. They can help each another in case of natural disasters and other problems arising at sea. At the launch, representatives from businesses and organisations presented gifts in the form of ship and life insurance as well as equipment worth nearly VNÑ1.2 billion (US$57,142) to members of the new union.
Bình Thuaän has one of the largest fishing fleets in the country with more than 7,000 high capacity vessels and over 50,000 fishermen, who catch some 180,000 tonnes of seafood every year.