The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta has built more kindergartens in recent years, with 1,912 kindergartens, an increase of 243 schools against the 2010-11 school year, according to the Ministry of Education and Training.
The dense network of rivers and canals and a shortage of schools are major difficulties in improving the region's preschool education. Many communes in Long An, Vinh Long and Kien Giang provinces, for example, do not have a kindergarten.
More than 72 per cent of the region's children attend kindergarten compared to the national rate of 90 per cent.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Price of Can Tho rice increases
The price of the third rice crop in Can Tho City has increased because of scarce supply and high demand from exporters.
The city's farmers have completed the harvest of the third rice crop. The price increased by VND300-400 a kilo compared to the harvests in the middle of the third rice crop. This year's third rice crop had a higher yield and lower production costs compared to last year's third rice crop.
The city in the Mekong Delta produces a total of more than 1.4 million tonnes of unhusked rice this year, up 50,000 tonnes against last year.
Tin Tuc (News)
HCM City inspects chemical companies
The HCM City People's Committee on Tuesday said it would inspect chemical production establishments, warehouses, export and trade companies between October and November.
The city has 1,070 establishments that produce, store, transport or use chemicals in industry, healthcare, fertiliser production, veterinary medicine, plant protection, pesticides and food.
Many of the establishments are located in residential areas and have a high risk of fire.
Thanh Nien (Young People)