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
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.
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has strengthened inspections of
petrol stations in order to prevent trade fraud. He has asked the
Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Ministry of
Science and Technology and people's committees in provinces and cities
to report inspection results to Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung by the
end of the next first quarter.