A US$70 million wind energy plant went on stream yesterday in the central province of Binh Thuan's Tuy Phong District, the first of its kind in Viet Nam.
The B.O.O (build-own-operate) plant has 20 turbines of 1.5MW each and can generate 86 million KWh annually, according to the Renewable Energy of Viet Nam Join Stock Company, the investor.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)
Gov't to offer incentives for pre-school teachers
The Ministry of Education and Training is working on a draft circular to pay pre-school teachers for extra teaching of up to 200 hours a year.
Local authorities will offer incentives in the form of better working and living conditions to encourage them.
The country needs a large number of teachers while only a small number of graduates in pre-school receive jobs every year.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
HCM City plans to build second tech zone
HCM City is planning to build its second high-tech zone in District 9 early next year, according to the People's Committee.
It will be built on an area of more than 200 hectares in Long Phuoc Commune at a cost of more than VND2.6 trillion (US$130 million).
It will act as a hub for training specialists and researchers.
Plans for the project will be submitted to the Government in June.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Disabled women receive financial support
The HCM City Women's Association has disbursed more than VND1 billion (US$50,000) obtained from loans from various sources to support several hundred women with disabilities, many of them living in rural areas, develop household businesses.
It has also offered 1,000 scholarships to children with disabilities and those born to disabled women.
The association and its partners have supported 6,000 disabled women and their families in the city.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)