Only 31 per cent of preschools in the country meet national standards, according to the Preschool Education Department under the Ministry of Education and Training.
The number of preschools has yet to meet the study demand of children under 36 months old, particularly in industrial parks and export processing zones. The country has more than 14,300 preschools.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Khanh Hoa to reduce size of salt fields
The central coastal province of Khanh Hoa has 40,000 tonnes of salt in stock, accounting for half of the amount of salt produced, according to Truong Huu Lan, head of the province's Division of Rural Development.
By the end of this month, Viet Nam National Salt Corporation will have purchased 4,000 tonnes of salt.
Local enterprises will store around 20,000 tonnes with the help from subsidised loans.
The province has more than 970 ha of salt fields, mostly in Ninh Hoa, Cam Ranh and Van Ninh communes.
The area for salt fields will be reduced to more than 500 ha by 2020.
Tin Tuc (News)
D2 strain of dengue-fever virus appears
One person has been diagnosed with the dengue-fever virus strain D2, which causes high fever, according to Tran Dac Phu, director of the General Department of Preventive Medicine under the Ministry of Health on Monday.
From the beginning of this year, about 21,000 people have contracted dengue fever, an increase of 31 per cent year-on-year. This number is expected to continue to rise in the next few months, the peak season for dengue fever.
HCM City, and the provinces of Binh Duong, Dong Thap and Vung Tau have had the highest number of cases.
The department said people should visit a hospital if they have had a fever for a long time.
Thanh Nien (Young People)