A seminar on food safety in schools was organised by the Ministry of Health's Agency of Food Safety in HCM City on Wednesday. Participants discussed school food services and child nutrition programmes. They also asked schools to improve their kitchens and have food safety inspections each school year.
According to the agency, the country this year has reported more than 38 cases of food poisoning in schools, affecting 1,400 students.
Lao Dong (Labour)
City offers additional payment for teachers
Teachers in HCM City's vocational training schools and schools for disadvantaged children will receive pay for extra work next year, according to the city's Department of Education and Training. The additional payment is around 10 per cent of the teachers' monthly salaries.
The teachers have been working longer hours for little or no extra pay.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
Nghe An attracts 5 million tourists
The central province of Nghe An has attracted more than 5 million tourists this year, earning nearly VND5 trillion (US$222.2 million), according to the province's Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The province plans to attract 5.5 million tourists and earn VND10 trillion ($444.4 million) from tourist services next year.
Local authorities have worked with local and foreign tourist agencies to improve the quality of services and hotels as well as provide promotion programmes to satisfy the demand of visitors.
Nguoi Lao Dong (Labourer)
New project to develop vocational training
A four-year project worth VND15 trillion ($670 million) will be launched next year by the Ministry of Education and Training's General Directorate of Vocational and Training (GDVT). Under the project, 45 vocational training schools and centres across the country, which meet the requirements of the GDVT, will receive financial and human resources support to improve their facilities and learning programmes. Training programmes on foreign languages and working skills will be held.
The country has more than 1,460 vocational schools and centres, including over 500 colleges.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)
City destroys fake products
Local authorities on Wednesday destroyed more than 80,000 fake and poor quality products, mostly food, dietary supplements, cosmetic, shoes, watches and helmets, according to the HCM City Department of Market Management. Most of the products were produced and imported illegally from China. The police began seizing the products in early 2014.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)