The Ngoi Sao Kindergarten-Primary School in Can Tho city on Tuesday began a class for children with autism, the first of its kind in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta.
It has 33 students in three groups and one teacher for every three of them.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Poor families presented with Tet gifts
The South-western Steering Committee is visiting and giving Tet gifts to poor families and those covered by preferential policies living in remote areas.
Nearly 2,000 families in the provinces of An Giang, Kien Giang, Dong Thap, Tien Giang, Long An, Soc Trang, Bac Lieu, Ca Mau, and Tra Vinh have received gifts worth VND300,000-500,000.
Tin Tuc (News)
Ninh Thuan eyes 3m visitors by 2020
Ninh Thuan Province's Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism hopes to receive 1.4 million visitors a year by 2015 and 3 million by 2020, according to a tourism master plan it released on Tuesday.
Tourism revenues are expected to reach US$55 million by 2015 and $335 million by 2020. The cent
ral province will set aside VND2.3 trillion ($109 million) for the development of tourism in 2013-2015 and VND16.4 trillion for 2016-2020.
Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times)
HCM City poor gain access to soft loans
Nearly 296,000 poor people of working age in HCM City got low-interest loans worth a total of more than VND3.1 trillion (US$147.6 million) from the non-profit microfinance institution CEF (Capital Aid Fund for Employment of the Poor) last year.
Most of them used the credit for self-employment activities.
Thirty two others got subsidies of VND1 billion (US$47,600) to repair their houses.
Nguoi Lao Dong (Labourer)
MoT green-lights highway upgrade work
The Ministry of Transport has approved the upgrade of a 45.8-km section of National Highway No.1 at a cost of more than 4.2 trillion (US$200 million).
The section from km113 + 985 in Bac Giang city to km159+ 100 in Ha Noi will be widened into a four-lane expressway that will allow vehicles to travel at 100km per hour.
Work on the build-operate-transfer project is expected to start this year and be finished by 2018.
Dau Tu (Viet Nam Investment Review)