City to get four more container scanners
Two container scanners will be installed at Cat Lai Port in HCM City on Thursday, according to the city's Customs Department Deputy Director Le Dinh Loi. Two other scanners then will be installed at VICT Port and Phuoc Long ICD Port. The scanners produced jointly by companies in Germany and France can inspect 100 containers an hour.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)
Tra Vinh's poor to get new toilets
The Community Hygiene Output-Based Aid (CHOBA) project was launched on Monday by East Meets West Foundation and the Viet Nam Women's Union in the Mekong Delta Province of Tra Vinh. The project costs VND11.5 billion (US$547,619) and will last until 2015. With financial assistance from the project, toilets will be built for 13,800 poor households in 19 communes whose residents are mostly Khmer.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Saigon)
Rural workers receive job training
The People's Committee of the Central Highlands Province of Lam Dong has approved VND4.4 billion (US$209,500) expenditure to offer vocational training to 2,588 rural workers. Many of them are farmers whose land has been taken for industrial projects. Most of the training is for work in the handicraft, welding and construction industries.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
Polluting steel bosses ignore complaints
The People's Committee of central Quang Ngai Province on Monday urged the Viet Phap Steel Company in Dien Ban District's Dien Nam Dong village to stop operations. Neighbourhood residents have complained many times to Dien Ban District's authorities about dust, smoke and noise discharged by the plant since January. However, the plant continues to violate environmental regulations, and local residents have sent their complaints to provincial authorities.
Lao Dong (Labour)
Vegetable co-ops to meet food safety rules
Vegetable farming at all co-operatives in HCM City are expected to use good agricultural practices (VietGap) by 2015 to ensure safe food, according to HCM City's Agricultural Extensive Centre. Currently, 182 individuals and organisations in the city growing vegetables on 90ha have received the VietGap certificate and supply around 11,450 tonnes of "clean" vegetables every year.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)