Action Month for Children to highlight abuse
The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs will launch the Action Month for Children 2012 with the theme "For a Society with No Child Abuse" from June 1-30. The month will bring attention to the need to create a safe, friendly and healthy environment for children. There are about 1,000 cases of child sexual abuse and 400-500 cases of child physical abuse each year in the country.
Nhan Dan (People)
Da Nang park discharges untreated waste
Inspectors of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the Environmental Police Department under the Public Security Ministry on May 24 discovered that Linh Chieu Industrial Park in Da Nang was illegally discharging untreated waste. Inspectors said that an outdoor pipeline pumped untreated waste water from 17 factories into the Cu De River. Factories were discharging 400 to 500 cubic metres of untreated waste water into the river every day, according to inspectors.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)
Companies fail to pay social insurance
The Hai Phong City's Social Insurance Office announced that, as of April, 1,177 enterprises in the province owed three months or more of social insurance payments, and had total debt of VND244 billion (US$177 million). The office is planning to sue 17 companies that owe back payments.
Lao Dong (Labour)