The number of foreign companies and private enterprises who don't pay their social insurance dues has increased of late.
By the end of May, social insurance premiums that the companies had not paid totalled VND9.6 trillion (US$450 million), registering a year-on-year increase of seven per cent. The figure accounted for 7.14 per cent of the total premiums to be collected this year.
The State-owned shipping group Vinashin is one of the biggest debtors with VND340 million ($16 million).
In the first quarter of the year, 41 social insurance agencies in provinces and cities nationwide sued 3,445 companies for not paying their social insurance premiums.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)
Test to choose head of road management
For the first time, the Ministry of Transport is preparing to have short-listed candidates take a test before choosing them to head different departments. The first agency for which the test will be applied is the Directorate for Roads.
The basic eligibility criteria for the position includes a maximum age of 45, experience of five to 10 years in the field, and experience in managerial positions.
The current head of the Directorate for Roads will retire in 18 months.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Serious crime down in HCM City
There has been a year-on-year decline in "serious" and "very serious crimes" in HCM City in the first six months of this year. Stealing is still the main crime, accounting for over 53 per cent of the total, a proportionate increase of 12.31 per cent.
Thanh Nien (Young People)