Social workers are needed in industrial parks to provide mental health services for workers, participants said at a seminar held by the Viet Nam Trade University in Ha Noi on Tuesday.
The Central Mental Hospital No. 2 and the Dong Nai Province's Educational Psychology Science Association recently conducted a survey on 840 workers in the province's Bien Hoa Industrial Park and found that 14.3 per cent of the surveyed workers had mental health problems.
The survey found that the rate of female workers with mental health problems is two times higher than male workers. Many of these workers live in rented houses under poor living conditions and are employed in less than desirable working conditions.
Lao Dong (Labour)
Bac Lieu launches month to help the poor
The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Bac Lieu on Tuesday launched the month for the poor to raise funds for them. The province targets reducing the number of poor households by 4,000 and near-poor households by 2,000 this year.
Tin Tuc (News)
Wetlands reserve recognised as Ramsar site
The Lang Sen Wetlands Reserve in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta of Long An has been recognised as an international Ramsar site (wetlands of international importance). It is Viet Nam's seventh Ramsar site and the world's 2,227th, Truong Thanh Son, director of the Lang Sen Wetlands Reserve, said.
Established in 2004, the 4,800-ha Lang Sen has 150 fauna species and 140 bird species, including red-headed cranes listed in the World Red Book of endangered species.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
Binh Duong builds industrial park
The Phu Giao District People's Committee in Binh Duong Province on Tuesday launched a ceremony to build the Tam Lap Industrial Complex in Tam Lap Commune.
The 70ha industrial complex, which is invested in by the Hung Hai Thinh Joint Stock Company, is expected to begin operation in early 2016.
At the ceremony, many companies have signed contracts to rent land in the industrial complex to build factories to process wood and rubber latex.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)