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Street children hope for a better tomorrow

December 24, 2009
Street children hope for a better tomorrow

It’s 10:30 in the evening in HCM City. The humid air carries a thick stream of exhaust from the tourist buses, and a nearby rubbish bin emits a rancid smell. Bui Bui is given a balloon that was picked up off the street by her mother Mai.At the corner of Pham Ngu Lao and Do [...]

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More to qualify for aid with redefinition of poverty line

December 15, 2009
More to qualify for aid with redefinition of poverty line

More than 6 million disadvantaged people in Viet Nam will be able to receive the Government’s financial support if the proposed poverty line is applied in 2011. Farmers in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum grow coffee seedlings.This move means the State coffers will have to subsidise basic living costs for 16 million people [...]

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Firms to pay fatter Tet bonuses this year

December 14, 2009
Firms to pay fatter Tet bonuses this year

Companies and organizations will pay higher bonuses for the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday in 2010 than this year when the economic slowdown had bitten deep. Tong Thi Minh, head of the Salary and Wages Department at the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, said that although the ministry has not received any official [...]

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Toxic chemicals risk health of farmers

December 10, 2009
Toxic chemicals risk health of farmers

Awareness of labour safety and hygiene among farmers remains low, and has been illustrated by their improper use of toxic chemicals and equipment. According to the Ministry of Labour, Invalid and Social Affairs’ Preventive Medicine Centre’s deputy head, Tran Thi Ngoc Lan, farmers account for 70 per cent of the total workforce nationwide and regularly [...]

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Problems plague labour export plan for disadvantaged workers

December 7, 2009
Problems plague labour export plan for disadvantaged workers

Poor promotion and communication, lack of co-operation by local authorities, and excessive red tape have been blamed for problems in expanding the national labour export scheme . . . Young people seek labour export opportunities at a career fair in the central province of Nghe An.The problem is seen as so serious that Prime Minister [...]

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Twenty children die a day due to accidents

December 5, 2009
Twenty children die a day due to accidents

There were nearly 76,000 accidental injuries among children in 2008, with the worst statistics coming from the Red River Delta, Southeastern and the Mekong Delta regions. LookAtVietnam – There were nearly 76,000 accidental injuries among children in 2008, with the worst statistics coming from the Red River Delta, Southeastern and the Mekong Delta regions, reported [...]

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Hotline seeks to help beggars

November 26, 2009
Hotline seeks to help beggars

Seeing an old beggar in Phu Nhuan District’s Tran Ke Xuong Street, Ngo Phuong turned around her motorbike and it appeared that she was going to give him money. Beggars on the street of HCM City. The city has begun a plan to move all beggars from streets and other public places.But rather than giving [...]

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Tutoring centres ignore official paperwork

November 23, 2009
Tutoring centres ignore official paperwork

LookAtVietnam – Tutoring centres have been mushrooming after MOET tightened regulations on afterschool lessons. The headquarter of DDS-K tutoring centreMost tutoring centres promise to provide “experienced and enthusiastic tutors.”  But other types of tutors register at these centres too. Who are the tutors? At Tan Viet Tutoring Centre, Tien Phong reporters easily registered to work as tutors.  [...]

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The fear of IZ workers

November 16, 2009
The fear of IZ workers

LookAtVietnam – Workers in industrial zones accept long overtime hours because they fear losing their jobs or having their salary cut. Nguyen Thi Dan from the HCM City Department of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs. LookAtVietnam – Workers in industrial zones accept long overtime hours because they fear losing their jobs or having their [...]

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HCM City: Children working 80 hour weeks “paid” once a year

November 3, 2009
HCM City: Children working 80 hour weeks “paid” once a year

An official from the HCM City Department of Social, War Invalids and Social Affairs admitted to Tuoi Tre that child labor is a problem in some districts in HCM City, particularly Tan Phu. Pham Nhat Cuong, 14 and Dang Thuy Duong, 15, work very hard but they don’t know how much they will take from [...]

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Vietnam, Cuba foreign ministries to bolster ties

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Vietnam’s top diplomat has affirmed that the Foreign Ministry will closely cooperate with its Cuban counterpart to implement the agreements reached by the two...