More than 2,000 workers in HCM City have entered submissions in a writing contest begun last month that focuses on women and their role in modern society. The HCM City Labour Union launched the contest, which aims to encourage women, especially female workers, to share their ideas on women's rights and duties at home and in the workplace.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)
Entrance exam counselling offered
More than 3,000 young volunteers will take part in the free annual University Examination Consulting Programme launched by the HCM City's Supporting Centre for Students. Most of the volunteers are from local colleges and universities.
The programme will offer free information on upcoming university entrance examinations. Career guidance from a group of university leaders, employers and labour experts will also be included.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
City gives career support to disabled
HCM CITY's Department of Labour, Invalid and Social Affairs is working with local organisations and enterprises to create career-promotion programmes focusing on disabled labourers, according to Le Trong Sang, deputy director of the department. If the programmes succeed, around 5,000 disabled labourers will be employed each year.
Of the 44,000 people with disabilities residing in HCM City, at least half of them cannot find jobs.
Tin Tuc (News)
Number of delayed projects increases
Thousands of projects financed by the State budget are still lagging behind schedule, placing a heavy burden on the economy, the Ministry of Planning and Investment reports.
Last year, more than 4,430 projects fell behind schedule, accounting for 11.5 per cent of the total number of projects deployed in the year, compared to 9.7 per cent in 2010.
Slow site clearance, late capital allocation, incompetence of investors, project managers and contractors, as well as complicated investment procedures, caused the late implementation.
The Saigon Times Daily