More than 3,000 students from colleges and universities in HCM City are expected to take part in a cultural programme titled Tuoi Tre Thanh Pho- Chao Nam Hoc Moi (HCM City Youth Welcome New School year) next week. It will be organised by the city's Youth Union in co-operation with its partners at Youth Cultural House.
The two-month event will include social and charity activities, book and photo exhibitions, fashion and theatre shows, sports and music and song contests.
Several forums on vocational guidance and life skills hosted by labour experts will be also held.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Binh Thuan offers support to rural farmers
Binh Thuan Province has offered help to more than 300 farmer households, most of whom are ethnic Co Ho, Ra Glai and Cham, living in remote areas of Dong Tien, Dong Giang, La Da. The authorities have worked with relevant agencies to provide farmers with free training in breeding and growing. Rice and white corn varieties have also been offered for free or at reasonable prices.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Phu Yen pushes remote medical placements
The central coast province of Phu Yen will launch a project to support students in medical schools to work in remote areas next year, according to Tran Quang Nhat, deputy chairman of the province's People's Committee. Under the project, each student will receive VND25 million (US$1,200) per school year. All graduates will receive from VND50-100 million ($2,400-4,800) if they work for the province.
There are 160 students from Phu Yen who are studying in medical schools across the country.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
Provinces promote forest fire prevention
Thirteen provinces across the country will receive VND160 billion (US$7.5 million) from the State budget to improve their forest fire prevention next year. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development will work with local authorities to manage and use the money effectively.
Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Vietnam Economic Times)
Labour Union to help migrant workers
More than 6,000 migrant workers in HCM City's industrial parks (IPs) and export processing zones (EPZs) will benefit from charity programmes to be launched next month by the city's Labour Union in co-operation with local authorities.
The union is working with the managing boards of IPs and EPZs to provide labourers with gifts, food and bus tickets, donated by local enterprises and organisations, to return home for celebrating the new year of the Goat, 2015.
Lao Dong (The Labour)