Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has given the green light for the ministries of Foreign Affairs and Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs to make plans to send Vietnamese guest workers back to Libya.
Due to the turmoil in Libya last year, a large number of Vietnamese workers had to make a hasty retreat back home.
The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs said it has been advised to send back workers.
Lao Dong (Labour)
55,000 jobless in HCM City receive benefits
The HCM City Social Insurance said it paid VND324 billion (US$15 million) in unemployment benefits in the first half to 55,000 people who had lost their jobs.
The jobless number nearly doubled over the same period last year mainly due to bankruptcies and layoffs by businesses due to the continuing economic crisis.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
National theatre festival begins in Hue
The 2012 National Theatre Festival opened in the former imperial central city of Hue last Saturday with the participation of 20 art troupes from Ha Noi, HCM City, Quang Ninh, Hai Phong, and Nam Dinh.
The contest is open to plays related to revolutionary heroism, patriotism, and socio-economic achievements.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)
Rice prices recover in delta
The Viet Nam Food Association said rice prices have increased by VND200,000- 450,000 per tonne depending on variety as businesses based in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta began stockpiling the grain on Government advice.
In the delta, 1 million hectares of rice will be harvested within the next month.
Nguoi Lao dong (Labourer)
Power for Khmer households in Tra Vinh
Around 6,100 Khmer households in southern Tra Vinh Province have been provided with electricity.
The connections have been provided under a project that began in July last year to supply power to 18,901 Khmer families in the province.
Nhan Dan (The People)