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Co-operative alliance supports members

Update: February, 11/2012 - 11:56

The Viet Nam Alliance of Co-operatives, which has nearly 13 million members at 19,500 co-operatives around the country, offers them job opportunities in agriculture, handicrafts, and veterinary science.

The co-operatives also work with local authorities to develop small business projects that meet the market's needs.

Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)

First school in Ca Mau meets standard

The Dam Doi Secondary School in Ca Mau has been recognised as the southern province's first national standard school by the Ministry of Education and Training.

The 30-year-old school has 30 classrooms within good facilities and more than 1,500 students, many from remote areas.

Thanh Nien (Young People)

Authorities crack down on banned toys

Market management agencies have increased fines on importers and distributors of banned toys from China.

Dong Nai Province this week slapped a fine of VND32 million (US$1,500) on a HCM City distributor who has sold nearly 18,000 toy weapons in the southern region.

HCM City market managers have found and seized 200,000 banned toys, most of them related to violent actions.

Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)

2012 Youth Month to focus on rural areas

The HCM Communist Youth Union's annual Youth Month will this year provide free vocational training for poor young people in rural areas, benefiting several thousand young farmers.

Volunteers will also travel to provinces to provide health care, help build or upgrade more than 10,000 kilometres of roads and other public works, and assist with anti-illiteracy programmes.

TUOI TRE (Youth)

Australia funds Can Tho anti-flood scheme

The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta city of Can Tho has begun a project to mitigate the flood situation.

Funded by the Australian Agency for International Development through the World Bank, the US$400,000 project will begin this month, researching and managing floods and developing anti-flood projects. It will also help with developing a flood forecast and rescue system.

Dau Tu (Viet Nam Investment Review)

Universities fail to meet job market needs

Many of the country's 475 State-owned and private universities and colleges are failing to meet the job market's needs, Nguyen The Chi, director of the Institute of Finance, said.

"The gap between the [high] demand for certain skills and competencies, and the lesser need for those holding academic degrees in some major streams must by narrowed," he said.

Educational authorities are persuading schools to improve the information given to prospective students about the employment prospects for some of the degrees they offer.

Lao Dong (Labour)

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