A two-day seminar titled "Great Spring Victory 1975- Willpower To Unify The Country And Thirst For Peace" will open in HCM City on April 3, as part of cultural activities to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Reunification Day.
Scores of military generals and war veterans, historians and researchers will participate in it, presenting more than a hundred reports on many issues and from many viewpoints related to the final triumph.
The seminar is organised by the Ministry of Defence in co-operation with the Party Central Committee's Commission for Ideology and Culture and the city Party Committee.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Tuyen Quang to create 80,000 jobs
Tuyen Quang Province has targeted creating more than 80,000 jobs in the period from 2011 to 2015, reducing the jobless rate to less than 3 per cent.
The province has invested a lot of resources in setting up free vocational training programmes for poor people, particularly youth.
Authorities have worked with schools and vocational centres to provide the students with useful skills required in the labour market.
Lao Dong (Labour)
City launches career contest for youth
Young people in HCM city and southern provinces are encouraged to join a career contest launched by the city's Centre for Supporting Young People in co-operation with the HCM City Association of Young Enterprises this month.
The contest is aimed at bringing companies and workers together and providing young people with opportunities to develop their business.
The event, Startup Wheel 2015, has attracted many organisations and enterprises, who promise to support and invest in the winners' projects.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
HCM City misses environment targets
Just half of HCM City's residential areas have wastewater treatment facilities though the city targeted having 90 per cent of new urban areas and half of existing residential areas covered in 2011-15, according to a report by the city administration.
The city has begun several wastewater treatment projects but many of them will not be ready until 2019 due to lack of funding.
The targets for air and noise pollution levels for 2015 are clearly unattainable too.
The Saigon Times Daily