The northern province of Hoa Binh has sunk much money and effort in expanding the compulsory education programme for children under five.
So far 98 per cent of children have received pre-school education.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)
Ha Noi college ponders jobs market
The Ha Noi University of Social Sciences & Humanities recently hosted a conference to discuss how university training could meet the jobs market's requirements.
A study by its students found that more than 40 per cent of graduates failed to meet employers' needs, with 27 per cent remaining jobless as a result.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
HCM City to observe labour safety week
The 14th annual Week for Labour Safety and Hygiene-Fire and Explosion Prevention will begin on Sunday in HCM City.
Its opening ceremony will be held at the Tan Tao Industrial Park in Binh Tan District, with more than 1,000 workers attending.
The city is among the 10 places with the highest numbers of work-place accidents in the country.
Lao Dong (Labour)
Seminar on environmental changes
A seminar was held in Can Tho on Tuesday to discuss urban development responsible for environment changes. It was organised by the city People's Committee, Can Tho University, and Australia-based Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.
It attracted delegates from the host country and 18 others.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Small HCM City firms face hard times
The HCM City Enterprises' Association reported that some 3,000 small and medium-sized city enterprises had gone bankrupt or closed down in the last two months.
More than 60 percent of SMEs have difficulty in continuing with their business, with only a fifth of them likely to survive unscathed.
With this year expected to be tougher for them, the association wants official agencies to help enterprises facing difficulties.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
VCCI to support handicraft exports
The Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry has signed a contract with the Viet Nam Handicraft Villages Association to launch a programme to expand handicraft exports.
Initially, 10 villages will be provided assistance in the use of e-commerce for export. They will be helped to build and develop online trading.
Dau Tu (Vietnam Investment Review)