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June 10, 2007

Huge budgets for vocational training in Mekong Delta
The Government has decided to disburse 770 billion VND (48 million USD)
from the State budgets from now till 2010 for vocational training and job
generation in the Mekong Delta.

At the same time, the local administrations will contribute nearly 400
billion VND (25 million USD) to the programme. The news was disclosed
recently by Chu Quang Cuong, Head of the Department for Planning and
Finance under the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs

The funding will help build more vocational training establishments for
the region, thus bringing the total numbers to 11 colleges, 20 schools and
119 centres at the district levels. They include two vocational training
schools for ethnic minority students.

MOLISA has also decided to upgrade the Vinh Long technical teachers’
training school into a university to provide some 2,000 graduates for the
region by the decade-end. It is one of the ministry’s comprehensive plan
to train an additional 4,000 technical teachers for the next four years.
The Mekong Delta is lagging far behind the nation in the rate of
vocational students. VNA


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