The Mekong Delta province of An Giang's Industrial and Processing Zones have recently attracted many foreign investment projects, which will need thousands of workers.
In Xuan To Industrial Park in Tinh Bien District, a Taiwanese investor has invested US$100 million and needs 20,000 labourers. In Binh Hoa Industrial Park, Chau Thanh district, Thailand's Nice Apparel has registered to open a factory serving exported garments and South Korea's Samho plans to launch a sport shoe factory. These two projects will require 15,000 employees.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
US to investigate dumping of iron nails
The Ministry of Industry and Trade's Competition Management Department has announced that iron nail imports from seven countries, including Viet Nam, will be subjected to a dumping investigation.
Last year, export turnover for Vietnamese iron nails to the US totalled US$41 million, and $9.3 million in the first four months of this year. This is the US's fourth dumping investigation of Vietnamese product.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)
Agricultural commodities low in quality
About 30 per cent of fertilisers, 21 per cent of animal feed and 16 per cent of pesticides are low in quality, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development's inspectors.
Inspectors have conducted investigations of 29 southern provinces with over 3,500 shops and enterprises that trade agricultural materials.
Violations included products with expired dates, fake commodities and goods that are not allowed to be sold. Phony addresses of manufacturers were another problem.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)
Piaggio recalls 10,000 Primavera scooters
Piaggio Viet Nam will conduct a free check of all 10,072 Primavera scooters produced from September 30, 2013 to April 17, 2014 to find and fix a technical fault related to the brake system in some of them.
The company has found that in some scooters, the oil pipeline to the brake system was installed improperly and could reduce the effectiveness of the brake system. Expenditures for the recall will be paid by Piaggio.
Thanh Nien (Young People)