A total of 150,000 workers, including 40,000 seasonal labourers, will be needed in HCM City for the rest of the year, according to the Human Resource Forecast and Labour Market Information Centre.
Recruitment demand will focus on trading, services, garments and textiles, shoe manufacture, tourism, consultancy – insurance and mechanics.
The centre said it did not expect high recruitment demand this year because most enterprises were trying to retain employees with bonuses and better salaries.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)
Remittances to HCM City rise 3 per cent
For the first six months of this year, total overseas remittances through HCM City's banking system is US$2 billion, an increase of 3 per cent for the same period last year, according to the State Bank of Viet Nam's representative office in HCM City.
Last year, around $4.8 billion was transferred to Viet Nam, with 72 per cent into trading and production, 21 per cent into the real estate market and 7 per cent for relatives.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
Viet Nam to manufacture industrial robots
The Prime Minister has approved the Viet Nam Industrial Development Strategy 2025 with the vision to 2035, focusing on processing – manufacturing industries, electronics and telecommunications, and new and recycled energy.
Under the strategy, the value of high-tech industrial product and high-tech applied product is expected to reach 45 per cent of GDP by 2025 and 50 per cent after that.
Electronics and information technology are defined as two key industries tasked to design, produce and install specialised electronic equipment and industrial robots by 2020.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Tra Vinh to upgrade sea dykes
From now to 2030, the southern coastal province of Tra Vinh will spend VND4.8 trillion ($230 million) to upgrade the sea dyke system in three districts of Cau Ngang, Duyen Hai and Tra Cu.
From 2012-2015, VND1.5 trillion will be spent to improve the 77 km long dyke system in My Long town, Cau Ngang District. The money will also be used to build a 20 km long new dyke in Luu Nghiep Anh commune, Tra Cu District, and build an 80-km long new dyke and provincial road No 915, and plant mangrove trees to protect land on 1,344 hectares.
From 2015-2020, around VND2.6 trillion will be used to upgrade sea dykes in Cau Ngang and Duyen Hai District.
The remaining VND674 billion will be spent from 2020-2030 to reduce the impact of climate change and rising sea levels.
SAai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)