More than 91,000 rural labourers, including young farmers, were trained and later employed after taking free short-term training courses in a programme launched in 2012 by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.
The ministry spent several hundred billions of dong on building and upgrading vocational training schools and centres in provinces across the country for the last two years.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Half of HCMC FDI comes from Japan
Nearly one-half of foreign direct investment (FDI) in HCM City came from Japan, said Kohei Watanabe, chairman of Mekong-Japan Economic Cooperation Committee. Speaking at a meeting with local authorities on Thursday, he said that Japanese investors see the city as a lucrative destination, and hope that local government will improve the business environment.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Dak Nong steps up investment promotions
The remote province of Dak Nong plans to attract local and foreign investors to its agriculture, tourism and industrial zones from now to 2020, according to the provincial government. New preferential policies will be offered to support investors, according to Le Van Quang, director of the province's Planning and Investment Department. Dak Nong has attracted 68 investment projects this year.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)
Australian organisation helps disadvantaged
The Australian Lifestart Foundation has donated VND2 billion (US$ 100,000) to support the disadvantaged in Quang Nam Province. The money will be used for three years on vocational training, job promotion and scholarships.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)