High-quality made-in-Viet Nam products will be offered for sale at a fair in the southern province of Dong Nai from today to Monday. At least 120 companies will sell products at discounts of up to 50 per cent at 320 stalls. Auctions will also be organised. To help companies distribute products in the region, a conference will be held during the fair to discuss the development of markets in east-southern provinces.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)
Ba Ria-Vung Tau revokes licences
The southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau since the beginning of the year has withdrawn investment licences from 13 delayed projects, according to the province's Department of Planning and Investment. Ten were foreign-invested, valued at US$13.5 million, and the other three were domestic projects, worth a total of VND2 trillion (US$96 million).
Nhan Dan (The People)
Lao Cai to train 64,000 workers
The northern mountainous province of Lao Cai targets offering training to 64,000 labourers by 2015, with priority given to the agricultural sector. Training for jobs in other sectors would be offered based on market demand. If these courses are successful, at least 50 per cent of workers in the province would have received vocational training.
Tin Tuc (News)
Nation becomes third leading rubber producer
Viet Nam is one of three countries with the highest rubber yield, according to Lai Van Lam, head of the Rubber Research Institute of Viet Nam. Lam said the average yield of rubber in gardens nationwide stands at 1,720kg per hectare, the same volume as Thailand and just behind India. Quality research and hybridisation contributed to the high yield, he said. In 1990, the rubber yield was only 700-800kg per hectare.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)