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New centre to help solve labour disputes

Update: June, 05/2009 - 00:00

Domestic Press Highlights

(06-06-2009)

New centre to help solve labour disputes

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs has set up the Centre for Labour Relations Development.

The centre will play the role of an intermediary between employees and employers, helping them organise dialogues and sign collective labour agreements and resolving labour disputes.

Its chapters will be set up in provinces and cities that have the need and suitable conditions.

Dau Tu (Viet Nam Investment Review)

Mekong Delta cuts sugarcane cultivation

The area under sugarcane cultivation in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta has shrunk by 4,500 hectares since the last crop to 64,570ha now, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Several sugarcane farmers in the region, which accounts for more than a third of the country’s total area under cane, have switched to other crops like peanut, watermelon, and corn after suffering losses due to the falling prices in recent years.

Nhan Dan (The People)

Nine rescue centres to be built by 2010

The Viet Nam Roadways Department will build nine centres for search and rescue across the nation by 2010.

They will be set up at accident-prone locations and each be equipped with a specialised rescue vehicle and emergency vehicle among other facilities.

They are expected to totally cost VND130 billion (US$7.6 million).

Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)

Tra Vinh names environmental polluters

The southern Tra Vinh Province People’s Committee has announced the names of five polluters who release untreated effluents and solid wastes directly into the environment, badly affecting residential areas.

They are the Dinh An Trade and Production Company, Tra Vinh rubbish dump, Duyen Hai District market, Duyen Hai District general hospital, and Tra Vinh town market. The committee has ordered them to treat their waste not later than the third quarter of this year.

Lao Dong (Labour)