The Cuu Long (Mekong) River Delta province of Dong Thap will allocate VND670 billion (US$29.8 million) of its budget and use other sources to improve the living conditions of people in districts Hong Ngu, Thanh Binh, Tam Nong, Thap Muoi and Cao Lanh, all of which are located in flooded areas.
The project covering 26,000 hectares will focus on building and improving dike systems and electricity networks.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)
Youth association honours 62 teachers
Several hundred teachers living in 62 remote districts across the country will receive financial support worth VND10 million (US$445) from the social programme Chia Se Cung Thay Co (Sharing with Teachers) launched by the Viet Nam Association for Young People, in co-operation with the Ministry of Education and Training, this week.
The four-year event aims to highlight remarkable teachers who have faced challenges to offer training and care to poor students, most of whom are ethnic minorities.
This year, 62 teachers selected by the schools will be honoured. They will also receive a free trip to visit landscapes in Ha Noi.
Tuoi Tre (The Youth)
Companies help workers complete studies
Nearly 5,000 labourers working in HCM City's export processing zones and industrial parks have completed their high school education in the school year 2014-15. Their employers cooperated with the Ton Duc Thang Education Centre to offer classes after work. Of those, nearly 700 people have continued their studies at university or college.
The Ton Duc Thang Education Centre is working with local universities to offer training courses in languages and information technology (IT) for workers.
Nguoi Lao Dong (Labourer)
High-tech agricultural centre planned
The Ha Noi People's Committee has approved a plan to build a high-tech agricultural centre on 9.9 hectares in Ha Dong District's Yen Nghia Commune.
The investment capital of VND588 billion (US$26 million) comes from the city budget and other sources. The centre is expected to be completed in 2020.
Thoi Bao Kinh Te Vietn Nam (Vietnam Economic Times)