HCM City authorities are upgrading the Hang Bang canal and anti-flooding works in District 6. They are dredging canals and clearing illegal structures built on embankments of Nhay-Ruot Ngua and Bau Trau, and Tan Hoa-Lo Gom canals.
District 6, with low terrain and dozens of interlacing canals and arroyos, is vulnerable to flooding from high tides and heavy rainfall.
Sai Gon giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)
Mekong provinces raise teachers' salaries
The Cuu Long (Mekong) River Delta provinces are improving salaries and work conditions at preschools under a programme initiated by the Ministry of Education and Training. The aim is to attract and retain teachers.
Kien Giang, Can Tho and Ben Tre provinces need more than 1,700 new teachers for the 2016-17 school year.
Tuoi Tre (The Youth)
Quang Ninh encourages investors
Quang Ninh Province kicked off a trade and investment conference this week to encourage local and foreign investors. This year, the province will operate 47 projects in key sectors of transport, industrial zone and urban facilities, tourism, agricultural production and high technology.
Quang Ninh has attracted 104 investment projects with registered capital of over US$5.1 billion, owned by enterprises from 17 countries and territories. The domestic investment capital into the province reached $3.3 billion from the three years from 2012 to 2014.
Lao Dong (The Labour)
Da Nang to build houses with donated funds
Da Nang City's Fatherland Front Committee has donated more than VND61 billion (US$2.7 million) from organisations and individuals to build more than 1,000 charity houses for poor families from 2014 to now.
The committee has also worked with local authorities to offer loans to more than 2,000 households to develop their businesses. Scholarships and free medial treatment worth VND11 billion ($489,000) have also been provided to 4,000 students and women.
Nhan Dan (The People)
HCM City attracts 20,000 foreign labourers
HCM City has more than 20,000 foreigners working at 5,487 offices and companies, according to the city's Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs. Most of them are from Japan, Korea, China, the US and the UK. The department said it had improved its administrative formalities on managing foreign labourers.
Nguoi Lao Dong (Labourers)