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HCM City assists storm victims

Update: October, 30/2013 - 09:51

HCM City's Fatherland Front Committee has received VND21.6 billion (US$1.02 million) in cash and more than 48,500kg of rice, instant noodles and used clothes from the public and organisations.

The donations will be given to victims of the storms Wutip and Nari that struck central Viet Nam early this month.

Nhan Dan (The People)

Quang Ngai builds water supply system

Central Quang Ngai Province has allocated VND22 billion (US$1.04 million) to build a clean water supply system on Ly Son Island District.

The system will benefit residents who live downtown when it is completed in 2015.

Thanh Nien (Young People)

City seeks PM's approval for two new hospitals

The HCM City People's Committee is seeking the Prime Minister's approval for its proposal to build two new hospitals at a total cost of VND8,000 billion (US$380.9million).

These include the Children Hospital in Binh Chanh District and the Tumour and Cancer Hospital in District 9.Tuoi Tre (Youth)

Farmers get to grips with new technologies

The HCM City Farmers Association, with the aim of developing a team of qualified personnel for urban farming, will send between 100 and 125 farmers to study tours in Thailand, South Korea, Malaysia, China and Singapore from 2014 to 2018.

The city farmers will learn new technologies in many fields, including raising milk cows and growing flowers, vegetables and ornamental trees.

Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)

Labour requirements rise in southern hub

HCM City's Centre for Human Resources Forecast and Labour Market Information estimates that the city will require 20,000 workers next month, 52 per cent of them skilled.

The centre also predicts that next month the city will need another 10,000 workers for seasonal jobs.

Businesses have increased production to prepare for the year-end shopping season. They will need more workers in many fields including retail, services and marketing.

Sai gon Giai Phong (Liberated Saigon)

Quang Ninh receives 6.5m tourists

Northeastern Quang Ninh has received 6.5 million foreign and domestic visitors in the first 10 months of this year, up 10 per cent year-on-year.

Earnings from tourism have topped VND4.2 trillion (US$200 million), a 15 per cent rise, according to the province's Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Vietnam Economic Times)

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