The HCM City People's Committee has instructed the Department of Education and Training to build 1,361 new classrooms this year to meet demand. It will also continue to carry out a project on compulsory teaching of English and improvement of English for high school and vocational school students.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
Binh Duong in search of workers
Enterprises in Binh Duong Province this year will need 45,000 employees, most of them manual workers, according to the provincial Employment Introduction Centre. The need for human resources will be in the fields of garment and footwear. Enterprises said they have been faced with difficulties seeking human resources, especially manual workers, because most provinces and cities with industrial parks have seen workers leave for other areas.
Tin Tuc (News)
Goods prepared for upcoming holiday
Enterprises in HCM City have stocked necessary goods worth nearly VND15trillion (US$714 million) for the upcoming Tet (Lunar New Year) which falls on February 19, according to the city's Department of Trade and Industry. With the stock, prices of necessary goods will not be raised before, during or after Tet, said Le Ngoc Dao, the department's deputy head. On days near Tet, the prices of some goods will be cut.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
National grid reaches 34,000MW
The total power capacity of the entire national grid system last year reached 34,000 MW, supplying 160 billion of kWh, according to Electricity of Viet Nam. Since 2013, the system's spare electricity capacity has totalled more than 30 per cent, added Pham Le Thanh, EVN's general director.
Currently, Viet Nam's power sources are from hydroelectricity, thermoelectricity and wind power.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)
Ministry of Transport inspects fares
The Ministry of Transport has set up eight teams of inspectors to check bus and air flight fees, and the selling of tickets at stations in Ha Noi, HCM City, Da Nang, Hai Phong and Can Tho and three provinces of Nghe An, Khanh Hoa and Dak Lak. It has also asked transport departments to compile a list of transport enterprises that reduced fees and those that did not cut fees in 2013 and 2014. The ministry will impose fines on transport departments, if necessary.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)