Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved an action programme for ethnic minorities in disadvantaged areas through 2020. The programme will develop policies to encourage enterprises to provide vocational training and jobs to ethnic minorities well as land and loans. Poverty reduction programmes will also be part of the programme.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Primary school to be built on island
A new primary school is being built on Truong Sa Island's Sinh Ton Commune in Khanh Hoa Province, according to the provinces' People's Committee. Total capital of VND12 billion ($571,428) was raised from the Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund. The 300-sq.m school will open in April.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Youth Union begins village for young adults
The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union of Quang Nam Province has begun building a village for young adults in Nam Giang District. Under the design, the village will cover 2,053 ha with more than 2,028 ha for planting rice, rubber and other trees. The village is expected to be completed in 2017 and will be home to 100 households. Young adults who do business in the village will benefit from Government preferential policies.
Thanh Nien (The Young People)
Phu Yen Province plants 3,420 ha of forest
Localities in Phu Yen Province this year have planted 3,420 ha of forest, including 3,100 ha of productive forest, according to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. The department will speed up disbursement to investors to pay families hired for forest cultivation and protection.
Tin Tuc (News)
Ho Dynasty Citadel excavation gets funding
Thanh Hoa Province's People's Committee has approved a project on excavation and research of the Ho Dynasty Citadel site. With total capital of VND90 trillion ($4.2 million), the project will be carried out by the Centre for Preservation of Ho Dynasty Citadel Heritage by 2020. The excavation area will cover nearly 56,000 squ.m. The citadel was built by Ho Quy Ly in 1397, and was recognised as a World Cultural Heritage site in June 2011.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)