High-speed boats on the Ho Chi Minh City-Can Gio-Vung Tau route were put into operation on February 10.
Starting from July, passengers aboard ferries and boats in Vietnam who fail to put on life jackets will be fined between VND100,000 (US$4.5) and VND200,000 (US$9).
Following the recent cruise ship tragedy in the central city of Danang, the operations of tourist boats in several locations across Vietnam have been suspended for a thorough standard and safety check.
Care International in Vietnam has made many practical contributions to assisting 5,000 households affected by floods in An Giang, the provincial committee for flood and storm prevention and rescue efforts said.
More than 100 children drowned in Viet Nam during the first two months of this year, a 6 percent increase compared with the same period last year, according to the Childcare and Protection Department under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.