Fire destroyed more than 3,100 hectares of forest in the first 11 months of the year, an increase of 253.7 per cent compared to the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Moreover, deforestation covered nearly 700 hectares, an increase of 15.1 per cent against last year.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Ha Noi approves hospital complex plan
Ha Noi People's Committee approved the detailed planning of a hospital complex, including the Ha Noi Eye Hospital, the second branch of Saint Paul Hospital and Ha Noi Heart Hospital. The 10.18-hectare complex in Thach That District will be the city's medical centre. It will also serve the outskirts district of Quoc Oai.
Dau Tu (Viet Nam Investment Review)
Hai Phong City tops FDI list
Hai Phong City continues to lead in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the country. The city has attracted 406 FDI projects with more than US$9.88 billion, as of November.
The vice chairman of the People's Committee, Dan Duc Hiep, said that FDI projects originated from 25 countries and territories in the fields of industry and high technology. Of the FDI projects, they are of Japanese and Korean groups. For instance, in October, Viet Nam Bridgestone launched its first tire manufacturing factory in the city's Hai An District.
Tin Tuc (News)
City to offer outdoor lessons
The HCM City Department of Education and Training will offer outdoors school lessons in the city's outlying district of Can Gio. The students will learn about mangrove forests there and study the district's history, geography and the forest's role in climate change adaptation. The courses will start this month for secondary and high school students. The new methodology used in these courses will be first offered in city schools. Later, the methodology will be used to teach history, geography and biology.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)
Q1 2015: City needs 60,000 workers
Enterprises in HCM City will need 60,000 employees in the first quarter of next year, an increase 10 per cent compared to the same period last year, according to forecasts from the HCM City Centre for Human Resource Forecast and Labour Information. The number of employees needed for seasonal jobs this year and the first quarter will increase by 17 per cent against last year. Most of them will be in the fields of sales, marketing, restaurants, hospitality and services.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)