A project to research the value of tai tu (a genre of traditional music in the south) was launched by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in HCM City on Wednesday. The project aims to preserve and develop tai tu among young people. Cultural officials and experts from 22 cities and provinces are encouraged to participate in the project.
There are more than 2,000 tai tu clubs in the country, with 22,000 professional and amateur artists.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)
Young volunteers to work in Lao
The HCM City Youth Union will send its young volunteers to work in Laos and Cambodia next month, as part of the union's Green Summer Campaign this year.
More than 130 volunteers will work in Laos' Attapeu and Champasak provinces and Cambodia's Battambang, Kampot and the capital Phnom Penh. Treatment and healthcare services, agricultural and cow-breeding training will be offered to local residents. Information technology training for young people will also be included.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Youth group to support weddings
The HCM City Supporting Centre for Young Labourers has launched a project to help poor labourers, mostly migrant workers, who live in industrial parks and export processing zones around the city organise a happy wedding party. Under the project, 120 couples will receive financial support of around VND20 million ($950) each to spend on their wedding day. The centre is working with local enterprises and organisations to continue its project over the next few years.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)
Power grid construction to begin
A project to develop a power grid, which costs VND900 billion (US$43 million), will begin in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Kien Giang next month. It is part of the Southern Power Corporation's plan this year to develop power networks in the region, including Bac Lieu, Soc Trang, Tra Vinh and Kien Giang provinces. When the grid is completed, nearly 9,000 households, mostly Khmer, will have access to electricity.
The Sai Gon Times Daily