The central province of Quang Nam's People's Committee on Monday decided to allocate more than VND13 billion (US$596,300) in funds to households that have registered to be removed from the poverty list in 2014-15.
Under the decision, each household will be given VND5 million ($230). The support will last from 2015-18, aiming to encourage poor households in escaping poverty.
The local government will also pay for a 100 per cent fee to buy health insurance cards for households over a 24-month period, and exempt and reduce school fees for their children.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
City to support private daycare
HCM City will provide support for private daycare nurseries in industrial parks and export processing zones in 10 districts for the upcoming academic 2015-16 year. The support is part of a Government plan to help private child day care nurseries in industrial parks and export processing zones from now to 2020.
The city's Department of Education and Training will work with districts to survey and approve a list of private daycare nurseries that will be supported. The department will also propose methods of supporting the approved nurseries.
The support aims to improve the quality of child daycare nurseries and raise professional skills for private daycare nursery managers, teachers and people who care for children below three years old.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Average life span increases to 73.2 years
The average life span of the Vietnamese has risen from 70 years to 73.2 years over the past 10 years, Nguyen Thanh Long, Deputy Minister of Health, said at a seminar on Monday.
The rate that households have to pay for healthcare costs fell from 57.3 per cent in 2006 to 47 per cent in 2014, according to the Ministry of Health.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)