HCM City has spent billions of dong on its price-stabilisation programme for essential goods for the Tet (Lunar New Year) season, accounting for 40 per cent of the market demands, according to Le Ngoc Dao, deputy director of the city's Department of Industry and Trade.
The programme focuses on essential food items, including rice, sugar, cooking oil, meat, poultry, eggs and vegetables. More than 2,500 mobile-sale campaigns, which bring the goods to rural and remote areas, including industrial parks and export processing zones, have been launched.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)
Local officials boost animal quarantine effort
HCM City's Agriculture and Rural Development has worked with provincial authorities of Dong Nai, Binh Duong, Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Long An and Tien Giang to improve veterinary and animal quarantines. The city consumes more than 3.5 million poultry eggs, 130,000 pigs and chickens per day, Most products are imported from neighbouring provinces.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)
Hau Giang seeks to attract young talent
The southern province of Hau Giang has issued new regulations to encourage talented youth to return home to work. University and master-degree graduates in major fields such as education and medicine will receive VND100 million (US$5,000) each if they undertake to work permanently in the province.
To provide them with a better working environment and living conditions, local authorities will also improve regulations related to salaries and working hours.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
First magazine for kids celebrates 35th year
The region's first magazine for children and teenagers called Khan Quang Do (Red Scarf) established by the HCM City Youth Union celebrated its 35 years of working this week. Hundreds of thousands of young readers in HCM City and other provinces participated in the celebrations. The newspaper now has different publications serving readers aged between 5 and 17 years.
Thanh Nien (Young People)