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Local firms qualify to send workers to Taiwan

Update: August, 20/2015 - 09:05
The Department of Overseas Labour under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs has said that 47 businesses are qualified to send workers for home nursing and 14 businesses for near-shore fishing jobs in Taiwan.

Taiwan opened its labour market to Viet Nam in early June, lifting a 10-year-old ban that had been imposed because of the high number of workers overstaying their visas.

Dau Tu (Viet Nam Investment Review)

HCM City receives more overseas remittances

Nguyen Hoang Minh, deputy director of the State Bank of Viet Nam's HCM City office, said that overseas remittances to the city in the first seven months of this year had reached US$2.42 billion, a year-on-year increase of 12 per cent.

Minh said the foreign currency sent to the city this year would reach $5.3 -5.5 billion.

Tuoi Tre (Youth)

Support offered to disadvantaged students

From 2010 to July 1 this year, 30 provinces and cities under the central government's education unions and 23 education unions of universities and colleges had provided more than VND502 billion (over $22.8 million) for schools in mountainous and disadvantaged areas, according to the Viet Nam Education Union.

As many as 19 rooms and 12 houses were built at schools in mountainous and disadvantaged areas. These areas often have a shortage of living spaces for students and teachers.

Lao Dong (Labour)

VN to install GPS devices on radioactive

All radioactive sources in Viet Nam will be equipped with a global positioning system (GPS) beginning in October, according to Vuong Huu Tan, director of the Viet Nam Agency for Radiation and Nuclear Safety.

The HCM City Department of Science and Technology on Tuesday said the GPS would prevent loss and theft, and would help authorities identify radioactive materials moved from one place to another.

The agency will also install radiation-identifying equipment at airports and seaports to detect radioactive sources entering and leaving the country.

Saigon Times Daily

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