Da Lat railway station renovation to begin

The Central Highlands province of Lam Dong will spend VND22 billion (US$1.04 million) this year to renovate Da Lat railway station.

Built in 1938, the station ceased to be operational in 1972 because of the war. It was reopened a decade ago with an eye on the tourist trade.

Tourists are transported on the country’s shortest rail route from Da Lat to Trai Mat seven kilometres away.

Tuoi Tre (Youth)

HCM City to build public toilets with ATMs

With funding from domestic banks, 11 public toilets classified as “four- to five- star facilities” and equipped with automatic teller machines will be built in HCM City’s parks and bus stations this year.

According to Bui Xuan Cuong, deputy director of the city’s Department of Transport, each toilet will cost around VND800 million (US$38,000).

District 1’s Tao Dan and Le Van Tam Parks are among the locations selected for their construction.

Thanh Nien (Young People)

Provinces issue over 40m land, house titles

More than 40.8 million certificates of land use right and house ownership had been issued for a total of 22.7 million hectares by the end of last year, achieving 93.8 per cent of the target, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

Statistics from the ministry show that 60 provinces and cities have achieved more than 85 per cent of the target. Lai Chau, Hai Duong, and Binh Phuoc are the ones at less than 85 per cent.

Saigon Giai Phong (Liberated Saigon)

Dong Nai foreign businesses need employees

Foreign enterprises in southern Dong Nai Province will need 120,000 workers by 2015, including 55 per cent of them with training, according to the province’s Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.

More than 150 foreign invested projects were licensed in Dong Nai last year, and many are set to start operations this year and are in need of a large number of workers.

Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Vietnam Economic Times)

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