Vietnam has so far this year recorded 35 earthquakes measuring 2.5-4.5 on the Richter scale, according the Earthquake and Tsunami Warning Centre under the Institute of Geophysics.
The Ministry of Labour, War-Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has submitted proposals to the State President on giving presents worth VND384 billion to revolutionary contributors on the occasion of the 68th anniversary of the Wounded Soldiers’ and Martyrs’ Day (July 27th).
To help poor ethnic minority families, especially those who were resettled for the Tuyen Quang hydroelectric plant, the northern province of Tuyen Quang has decided to invest over VND31.8 billion in 2015 to create cultivation land and support the changing of jobs and vocational training for resettled families.
On the occasion of the Action Month for Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Prevention in 2015, the Vietnam Administration of HIV/AIDS Control (VAAC) under the Ministry of Health, Global Fund Project on HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control and the Ha Tinh provincial Centre for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control presented 120 gifts to children infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS in the province.
In the first half of this year, jobs were created for some 784,000 labourers, accounting for 49% of the year’s plan, the Ministry of Labour, War-Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) reported on June 17th.
On June 17th, the construction of a national flag tower was inaugurated on Phu Quy Island in the central province of Binh Thuan by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee, the Vietnamese Students’ Association Central Committee in collaboration with the provincial Communist Youth Union Standing Committee.
There are up to 1,539 hectares of durians in Ngu Hiep Island in Ngu Hiep commune, Cai Lay district, Tien Giang province, making the island a “kingdom” of durians of the south west of Vietnam. The kind of tree has been developed since 1990 in Ngu Hiep commune, before being expanded in other communes in Cai Lay district. So far the district has reported the largest area of durians in the country, with this kind of tree having been developed in some 5,000 hectares of land.
The Wildlife At Risk (WAR) and Douc Langur Foundation (DLF) announced that 40 excellent university students from Ho Chi Minh city, Hanoi, Vung Tau and Can Tho have been chosen for the Wildlife Summer Camp 2015, which will be organized on June 18th – 22nd at the Hon Me Wildlife Rescue Station in Mekong River Delta Province of Kien Giang to connect youth to wildlife conservation.
In 2015, the Bao Viet Life Corporation will grant 1,200 bicycles worth over VND2.3 billion to poor pupils who have achieved excellent academic results.
During his working visit to the central province of Quang Tri on June 15th-16th to direct the work to combat the consequences of the ongoing drought, Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai agreed to allocate VND28 billion to assist the province dealing with the problem.
Talking with the news agency, researcher Ho Tan Phan said he believes the books could serve as evidence of Vietnam's sovereignty over the Truong Sa (Spratly) and Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelagoes.
Taiwan (China) has agreed to receive Vietnamese labourers working as domestic helpers and fishermen from July 1st, ten years after a suspension as a result of the high number of labourers fleeing from the labour market, the Overseas Labourer Management Department under the Ministry of Labour, War-Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has reported.
Over the past 5 years, the northern province of Quang Ninh has carried out a range of diverse activities to realise power savings and deal with climate change.
The Nam Tu Liem police released that the unit had just busted a drug trafficking with a large volume of cannabis in My Dinh bus station and arrested Tran Quoc Thinh, 24, from Bac Nghen commune, Can Loc district, Ha Tinh province.
The Ministry of Labour, War-Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) launched a movement named volunteers help drug users to detoxify and reintegrate into the community on June 11th in Hanoi.
As of late May, the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong had provided vocational training to 13,580 labourers, accounting for 32.5% of the year’s plan, according to the provincial Department of Labour, War-Invalids and Social Affairs.
The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) on June 11th opened up a training course worth USD200,000 at the Hai Duong provincial vocational training centre, with an aim to train female managers in the service sector.