Dong Nai Province plans to create 90,000 jobs, including 5,500 jobs in rural areas in 2015. The province will provide vocational training courses and loans as well to local residents. It will also organise job transaction floors to help workers contact businesses.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a plan to support the development of co-operatives in 2015-20, which includes a 100 per cent establishment-fee subsidy for new co-operatives.
Clothes and scholarships worth several million dong each were given to nearly 300 poor students from fishermen's families and ethnic minorities in the provinces of Quang Tri, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, Binh Thuan and Khanh Hoa. The Scholarship Fund for Poor Students launched by the Young People's Association and its partners funded the awards.
Le Ha Mong Ngoc, director of the HCM City-based Nam Viet Co, said after hard negotiations her company exported 200kg of dried wood ear mushroom to Japan on an exploratory basis.
The HCM City's People's Committee has urged the city's Transport Department to work with relevant agencies to supply clean water for 36,000 households in 73 areas in the districts of Hoc Mon, Binh Chanh, Binh Tan and Thu Duc and District 12 by the end of this month.
The Viet Nam International Agriculture Fair 2014 kicked off in Can Tho on Wednesday, with more than 200 local and foreign companies displaying their foods and services at 500 booths.
As many as 29,000 people in the Central Highland province of Lam Dong this year, or 100 per cent of the year's target, have received jobs, according to the provincial People's Committee. Of the figure, 620 workers were sent abroad, three per cent higher than the year's target. The province's major labour export markets include Japan, Malaysia, China and Taiwan.
The Quang Nam Province People's Committee has allocated VND85 billion (US$4 million) to help fund the building of houses for war veterans. The committee has assigned the Department of Construction to work with local authorities to compile a list of veterans' houses that are in need of repair.
Over the last decade, road traffic accidents in Viet Nam have increased four times and caused losses of about 2 per cent of GDP (equivalent to VND575 trillion or US$27.3 billion), according to a report from the World Health Organisation (WHO).
The central province of Khanh Hoa has set a target to welcome four million visitors and achieve total tourism revenue of VND6.5 trillion (US$304.52 million) next year.
More than 1,000 disabled people living in HCM City participated in Career Day on Wednesday organised by the city's Support Centre for Vocational Training and Job Promotion for Disabled People. According to the organisers, 30 enterprises offered nearly 1,000 jobs with the monthly salary of 2-5 million (US$100-250) per person to interviewees.

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HCM City struggles to control influx of substandard produce 1    HCM City struggles to control influx of substandard produce

High demand for farm produce and the sheer variety of ways in which it is brought into HCM City from other localities makes quality control a very difficult task, officials say.

Hoi An hosts silken rendezvous Hoi An hosts silken rendezvous

Top craftsmen and women from seven silk villages in Viet Nam will participate in the Viet Nam Silk Culture Day at Hoi An city's Silk Village centre on December 28.

Local art smashes auction record Local art smashes auction record

Days after noted Vietnamese artist Le Pho's View from the Hilltop set a new auction record, art collector Nguyen Minh still has a lingering feeling of regret.

Long Bien Bridge preservation divides planners 2    Long Bien Bridge preservation divides planners

Architecture and cultural managers discussed Long Bien Bridge's future at a seminar held on Wednesday in Ha Noi.

Malaysia crush VN in AFF semis Malaysia crush VN in AFF semis

Viet Nam suffered a nightmare yesterday at My Dinh Stadium in Ha Noi as they were knocked out of the ASEAN Football Federation-Suzuki Cup.