Since the beginning of this year, southern Dong Nai province has issued licenses for 60 new FDI projects with a total investment capital of US$315 million.
Of these Japanese enterprises account for 28 projects worth over $210 million, accounting for 51.7 per cent of the total investment capital.
The province has asked relevant agencies to pay attention to the effectiveness, quality and feasibility of investment projects and to investment promotion activities.
Tin Tuc (News)
HCM City looks for year-end workers
In the coming weeks until the end of the year, HCM City is expected to provide 30,000 seasonal jobs besides 45,000 positions for longer employment periods in the textile and garments, footwear, mechanics, food and electronics industry.
The demand for more workers stems from local enterprises having to speed up to meet year-end targets and also prepare for the upcoming Tet (Lunar New Year) festival.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
Exports to China reach $10.5 billion
The value of goods exported to China has risen by 23.8 per cent year-on-year to around US$10.5 billion as of October, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Major exports are computers and electronic components with $1.81 billion (up 23.34 per cent), followed by rubber with $823.5 billion (down 21.31 per cent) and phones and components with $385 million (up 158.36 per cent).
The Saigon Times Daily
Health Ministry tightens imports oversight
The Health Ministry's Food Safety Department has asked relevant agencies in Ha Noi to tighen control of imported food, especially watching out for illegally imported milk products.
The agencies have been asked to increase border vigilance in order to prevent the smuggling of low quality or fake milk products into the local market.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)
Youth spearhead climate National Action Day
More than 1,500 youth participated in the National Action Day on Energy and Climate that was held in District 7, HCM City on Sunday.
Many activities geared to increase awareness of and initiate action on environmental protection and energy savings were held. Souvenirs made from recycled materials were sold and documentaries screened.
The event is part of the Viet Nam Power Shift Campaign launched by 350.org, an organisation working on climate change challenges.
The campaign kicked off in September and will continue till the end of 2014 with a host of activities in seven cities and provinces.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)