Several million rural people are taking part in a five-year vocational training and job promotion programme launched in 2010 by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.
The programme's second period began last year aiming to offer training for 2.45 million rural people. Seventy per cent of those people will earn a job. More than 1.8 million people will receive a higher level of training that meets national standards.
THOI BAO KINH TE VIET NAM(Vietnam Economic Times)
Labour Union offers HIV/AIDS education
HCM City's Labour Union in co-operation with its partners will offer programmes on HIV/AIDS prevention and consultation for workers from local industrial parks and export processing zones. More than 100 forums and talks have been organised to raise public awareness about the issues.
NGUOI LAO DONG (The Labourer)
Seminar examines hunger alleviation
A seminar on hunger alleviation and poverty reduction was held in HCM City on Thursday by the city's People's Committee in co-operation with the United Nations Development Programme.
The event showed that about one-half of poor households and households living close to the poverty line in the city received loans from the Policy Bank, credit funds and funds for hunger alleviation and poverty reduction. Only 59 per cent of poor households earning under VND8 million (US$400) person per year have received medical insurance cards.
TUOI TRE (Youth)
Tien Giang invests in fruit plantations
The southern province of Tien Giang will spend VND758 billion (US$36 million) on expanding cultivation of star apples and dragonfruit, from 3,900 hectares to 5,000ha and from 3,000ha to 4,600ha by 2015 respectively, according to the province's Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
The department said it would work with local administrations to improve irrigation works, transport and power supply systems.
NHAN DAN (The People)