The country sent a total of 35,709 labourers abroad in the first four months of this year, accounting for 37.58 per cent of the year's target and 103.93 per cent over the same period last year, according to the Overseas Labour Management Department under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.
Taiwan topped the list with 6,631 guest labourers, followed by Japan with 2,059 workers from Viet Nam, according to the department.
DAU TU (INVESTMENT)
Enterprises to offer jobs at training event
The HCM City Youth Vocational Training and Employment Promotion Centre will organise a job promotion event on May 16 at 1A Nguyen Van Luong Street in Go Vap District.
As many as 40 enterprises will participate in the event. They need to recruit about 1,000 workers. The organiser will also give advice and consultancy to those who want to work overseas in Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Malaysia, among others.
THANH NIEN (YOUNG PEOPLE)
Cave explorers given Labour Order
President Truong Tan Sang has signed a decision conferring a third-class Labour Order on Vietnamese national Ho Khanh and British explorer Howard Limbert to recognise their contributions to the discovery and exploration of caves in the central province of Quang Binh. Khanh is a resident in Quang Binh while Howard Limbert is a member of the British Cave Research Association.
TUOI TRE (YOUTH)
Thai Binh approves clean water projects
As of the end of last month, the northern province of Thai Binh has approved 34 projects to build facilities to provide clean water for residents in rural areas with an estimated total investment of VND2.122 trillion (US$97.89 million), according to the provincial Department of Planning and Investment.
The projects have a total capacity of 207,700 cubic metres of water a day (24 hours), which will supply clean household water for around 1.2 million people at 175 communes. The province targets that 100 per cent of the population in the province will have clean household water to use by the end of this year.
THOI BAO KINH TE VIET NAM (VIET NAM ECONOMIC TIMES)