Dong Nai Province plans to create 90,000 jobs, including 5,500 jobs in rural areas in 2015. The province will provide vocational training courses and loans as well to local residents. It will also organise job transaction floors to help workers contact businesses.
The province expects foreign direct investment enterprises to recruit nearly 60,000 workers in 2015. In 2014, the province created jobs for over 91,000 workers in various fields like garments, leather and footwear, electricity and electronics.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Quang Ninh attracts 7.4 million tourists
According to Quang Ninh Province's Culture, Sports and Tourism Department, the province attracted 7.5 million tourists, equal last year's number. The number of international visitors reached 2.6 million, a year-on-year decrease of 2 per cent, mostly from a drop in visitors from northeast Asia.
Lao Dong (Labour)
An Giang to focus on high-tech agriculture
The Cuu Long (Mekong) River Delta Province of An Giang has signed an agreement with the provincial branch of the State Bank of Viet Nam on developing high-tech agriculture by 2020.
The bank will offer the province a loan of VND3 trillion (US$140 million) for high-tech application on growing rice, vegetables, aquaculture, herbs, mushroom, fruits, and flowers and ornamental trees.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
Railway firm offers more trips from HCMC
The Sai Gon Railway Transport Company will provide eight additional trips between HCM City and tourism areas like Nha Trang and Phan Thiet from December 31 to January 4 to serve the public, students and tourists during the four-day New Year holiday. Tickets are available at the train station, and will be sold via the website beginning January 1.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)
Viet Nam eyes development of co-operatives
The Prime Minister has issued a decision on nationwide co-operative development from 2015-2020. The decision aims to set up new co-operatives, and promote competition between the household economy and small- and medium-sized enterprises.
Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times)