The HCM City People's Committee has approved a project to provide vocational training and create jobs for young people in 2012-15.
It will help them get loans for vocational training and working abroad, and secure jobs through the Youth Education and Employment Success Centre.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
Work begins on long bridge in Ca Mau
The southernmost province of Ca Mau has begun work on the 3.39-km Nam Can Bridge.
The bridge's estimated VND650 billion ($31 million) cost will come from the issue of Government bonds.
It is expected to be finished in 18 months.
Lao Dong (Labour)
Foreign tourist number up by 9.4%
The number of foreign tourists arriving in Viet Nam in the first eight months was 4.3 million, a 9.4 per cent rise over the same period of last year, according to the Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism.
The agency attributed the rise to its many programmes to strengthen advertising and investments in creating new tourism products.
Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times)
Online bidding for public works to continue
The Government has decided to continue with its system of online bidding for all public projects until the end of next year.
The Ha Noi People's Committee, Electricity of Viet Nam, Viet Nam Posts and Telecommunications, and Ministry of Planning and Investment are in charge of all online bidding.
The Government has instructed the ministry to work with local authorities and companies to offer training and improving awareness among investors about online bidding.
Dau Tu (Viet Nam Investment Review)
HCM City, Osaka discuss waste management
The difficulties in and policies on solid waste management and classifying rubbish in HCM City were discussed at a conference organised on Monday by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Japanese city of Osaka.
Nguyen Van Phuoc, the department's deputy head, said more than 6,000 tonnes of solid waste were buried every day.
Osaka authorities promised to help HCM City set up an institute for making 3R (reducing-reusing-recycling) plans and training human resources in solid waste management and wastewater treatment.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)