Transport Minister Dinh La Thang on Thursday handed over a diplomatic note to the Japanese Embassy in Ha Noi, asking the Japanese Government to help search for the missing cargo vessel, Vinalines Queen, and its 22 crew members in area under Japan's search and rescue operation boundaries.
Thang also thanked Japan for the assistance and cooperation it has offered in the search for the missing vessel over the past couple of days and provided the representatives of the Japanese embassy with information related to Vinalines Queen.
Vietnamese authorities are still searching for the missing sailors on the cargo vessel which reportedly sank on December 25 en route from Indonesia to China, according to the lone survivor who has been rescued so far.
Nhan Dan(The People)
More than 1.5 new jobs created last year
More than 1.5 million new jobs were generated for Vietnamese labourers in 2011, including 87,000 overseas, according to figures released by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.
Labour Minister Pham Thi Hai Chuyen said that despite difficulties caused by the economic downturn, the efforts taken by the Government and relevant authorities had made it possible for Viet Nam to attain significant achievements in social welfare, including improvements in salaries, social and unemployment insurance, and labour relationships.
Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times)
HCM City to relocate vehicle registration centres
The HCM City People's Committee has asked the Department of Transport to cooperate with the Police Department and the Traffic Safety Board to map out a plan to move vehicle registration centres to outlying areas, aiming to reduce the number of automobiles entering inner districts for registration, causing traffic jams.
The new registration centres will be located at the new Eastern Bus Terminal in District 9, the new Western Bus Terminal in Binh Chanh District, and the new An Suong Bus Station in District 12.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)