The Central Highlands province of Dak Lak plans to create jobs for 28,000 people, mostly young people in rural areas, by 2020. The proportion of trained workers will rise to 40 per cent by 2020 from 35 per cent.
The province has developed preferential policies to encourage organisations and individuals to open more vocational training facilities for people in rural areas. Since 2011, the province has created jobs for 103,387 people in these areas.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Tay Ninh to build waste water treatment plant
Construction of a waste water treatment plant with a capacity of 2,000 cu.m per day kicked off last Wednesday in Cha La Industrial Park in the southeast province of Tay Ninh's Duong Minh Chau District, according to the park's management authority.
With total capital of VND20 billion (US$952,000), the one-hectare plant is expected to begin operations in June.
Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times)
Bac Ninh workers in need of accommodation
The northern province of Bac Ninh has more than 72,300 workers in industrial parks who need accommodation. The six existing housing projects for workers provide accommodation for only 17,500 people.
Lao Dong (Labour)
Mekong Delta families escape poverty
The Mekong Delta region last year saw 323,200 poor families escape poverty, reducing the poverty rate in the region to 5.7 per cent from 7.4 per cent in 2013, according to the Southwest Region Steering Committee.
Nguyen Phong Quang, the committee's deputy head, said that more loans for projects would increase to create jobs for the poor and raise industrial, agricultural and commercial value by VND126 trillion ($6 billion) over the previous year. The region targets having an additional 254,000 families escape poverty this year.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)
Khanh Hoa looks to attract more tourists
The south-central province of Khanh Hoa People's Committee this year aims to welcome four million tourists, including one million foreign tourists, to reach turnover of VND6.5 trillion ($309 million).
Currently, the province is promoting tourism with other countries including France's Morbihan Province, Russia's southeastern region of Primorye, and South Korea's Ulsan city.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)