The Viet Nam Farmers Association, Viet Nam Craft Villages Association and the Quang Ngai Province's People's Committee will hold a festival featuring agricultural and craft villages in Quang Ngai City next month.
The festival will showcase agricultural, fisheries and forestry activities of craft villages along coastal areas in the central region and Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) region.
The festival will include an exhibition about agricultural products, tools, equipment and techniques, and seminars on agricultural techniques and craft villages. More than 200 companies have registered to participate in the festival.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Hue wants to open more flights
The Thua Thien – Hue Province People's Committee has assigned the province's Department of Planning and Investment to wrap up preferential policies for opening a Hue – Bangkok flight.
The central province has also called on airlines to open domestic flights to link Hue and other tourism cities such as Nha Trang, Da Lat and Can Tho.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Mekong farmers harvest summer rice crops
Farmers in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta are harvesting summer-autumn rice, earning an average profit of VND10-15 million (US$470 - 710) per ha, according to the region's departments of Agriculture and Rural Development.
In this summer-autumn rice crop, farmers have had a high yield of 8 – 10 tonnes per ha. Traders are buying fresh paddy in fields at a price VND4,100 – 4,600 a kilogramme.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)
Dong Nai inspects social insurance payments
The Dong Nai Province People's Committee has set up an interdisciplinary team of inspectors who will identify companies that have not paid social insurance premiums for their workers.
In recent years, the province's Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs' Inspectorate has conducted many inspections and fined companies that failed to pay social insurance premiums for their workers. However, many of those companies have still not paid social insurance premiums.
Dong Nai has hundreds of companies that owe VND560 billion (US$26.6 million) of social insurance premiums, according to the province's Social Insurance Agency.
Tin Tuc (News)