The HCM City Farmers Association has tied up with the city departments of Science and Technology; Agriculture and Rural Development for technology transfer to farmers in 2014-15.
The programme, aimed at acquiring new technologies in food production, preservation, and processing, will see the transfer of six technologies in high-tech farming, bio-gas, and IT.
Around 120 technical staff and 1,000 farmers will be trained to use new technologies.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Dien Bien seeks rubber industry boost
The northern province of Dien Bien and the Viet Nam Rubber Group have signed an agreement to develop the rubber industry in the province.
VRG has planted rubber on over 4,200 hectares and the figure will rise to 12,000ha by 2020.
Plants will be set up to process 20,000 tonnes of rubber a year and provide over 7,000 jobs.
Nhan Dan (The People)
HCM City to become disabled-friendly
Under HCM City's "Disabled Support Project" in 2014-20, all State offices, clinics, schools, cultural places, apartments, and public spaces will be accessible to disabled people by 2020.
A ward each in Districts 1 and 3 are running a pilot project, and it will first be applied at all Government offices.
Bus drivers will be trained in communicating with and serving disabled people.
By 2020 all children aged under six will be checked to discover possible disabilities early.
The programme has a budget of VND204 billion ($10 million).
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)