Thanks to its preferential policies, HCM City attracted 61 new investment projects in the first three months of the year.
Thirteen projects have asked for an increase in capital in the period with total a capital of more than US$65.7 million, according to the city's Department of Planning and Investment. Investors are interested in the processing industry, trade, science and technology, and construction.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)
Labour demand increases by at least 8%
An increase of at least 8 per cent in demand for labourers will occurr in the second quarter in HCM City. There are 75,000 jobs offered in marketing, accounting, garments and textiles, and information technology, according to the city's Centre for Labour Market Information and Human Resources Forecast.
The need for jobs will also increase by 10 per cent compared over the first quarter, caused by a large number of graduates from universities, colleges and vocational training centres.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Two-day festival celebrates ethnic groups
Many delegates of 13 ethnic minority groups across the country will participate in a two-day festival launched by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to mark the Cultural Day for Vietnamese Ethnic Groups on April 19.
The socio-political and cultural event aims to highlight the cultural identities of Viet Nam's ethnic minority groups, educate people about patriotic traditions and improve public awareness about the need to preserve and promote the cultural traditions of ethnic minorities.
The event will include cultural and traditional sporting activities performed by people from the Mong, Tay, Dao, Thai, Muong, Nung and Ba Na groups.
Nhan Dan (The People)