The HCM City People's Committee has sought Ministry of Finance approval for its plan to issue VND5 trillion (US$238 million) worth bonds in the domestic market to invest in socio-economic development projects.
If approved, the city will issue a first tranche worth VND3 trillion this month.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Saigon)
Youth Union to teach traffic safety
The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union's Central Committee will this year focus on propaganda on traffic culture to improve safety and encourage young people to comply with traffic laws to reduce accidents and traffic jams, especially in big cities like Ha Noi, HCM City, and Hai Phong.
The Union will organise 41 classes this month for more than 8,000 young people in rural and mountainous areas to instruct them in traffic laws.
A painting contest titled "Vietnamese Children and Traffic Safety" will be launched next month at primary schools around the country.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Japanese firm opens worker dormitory
A dormitory that can accommodate 760 workers was inaugurated on Monday by Nissei, a Japanese company, at Linh Trung Industrial Park in HCM City's Thu Duc District. Nissei spent US$1.3 million to build the dormitory meant for its female workers, who only have to pay VND20,000 a month for electricity and water. It has a library, washing machines, a gymnasium, and a volley ball court.
Nissei has so far built three dormitories in Linh Trung for 2,300 women workers.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Vinh Long to invest in industrial parks
The People's Committee of the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Vinh Long on Monday approved a project worth VND3.32 trillion (US$158million) to build industrial parks.
Investors will contribute 70 per cent of the capitals and the province, 30 per cent.
Meanwhile, work on infrastructure will begin this year in several existing IPs like Hoa Phu, Binh Tan, and Dong Binh.
Lao Dong (Labour)
Food poisoning fells 20 timber workers
More than 20 workers at the Moc Luc Wood Company in HCM City's Thu Duc District were hospitalised with food poisoning on Monday afternoon.
An hour after lunch they had begun to vomit and complain of stomachache and exhaustion.
At around 10pm some of them were discharged while the rest continued to be treated at the Thu Duc General Hosptial.
Nguoi Lao dong (The Labourer)