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It has been instructed to work with various ministries and other agencies to finalise economic-technical criteria for the buses and pricing.
Its People’s Committee last month sought permission from the Government to operate 77 electric buses on five routes for a two-year trial period.
The electric buses with 65-70 seats will be operated by conglomerate Vingroup during the trial period, but in future the operators will be chosen through tender.
Nine new bus stations, a depot and a 12,200sq.m parking lot at Vinhome Grand Park in Thủ Đức City will be built by the company.
The five routes will be from Vinhome Grand Park to E-mart supermarket, Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport, Sài Gòn Bus Station, the new Miền Đông (Eastern) Bus Station, and the Việt Nam National University-HCM City campus.
The city will make an assessment at the end of the trial period.
Public transportation currently meets only 9.2 per cent of demand in the city, according to the Department of Transport.
The city has been seeking to develop public passenger transport and earmarked VNĐ500 trillion (US$21.6 million) for it.
According to the HCM City Human Resources Forecast and Labour Market Information (Falmi) Centre, demand for human resources across all sectors witnessed a year-on-year rise of 13.14%.
The highest demand for labour was recorded in services with 70.38% of total vacant jobs, followed by industry with 29.51%, and agriculture at 0.11%. Most notably, sectors such as processing and manufacturing, retail and wholesale, motor vehicle maintenance and repair, construction, education and training, along with information and communications, were the industries most keen on recruitment activities.
The centre stated that demand for trained workers made up 85.72%, including 22.19% of university graduates or holders of higher education degrees, the majority of which are in finance-banking, IT, architecture, electricity, marketing, management, and health care.
Furthermore, the need for untrained labourers constituted 14.28% of total demand, with this largely coming in chemicals, garments-textiles, business-trade, printing, tourism, along with lodging and catering services.
Falmi stated that despite the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many socio-economic indicators have recorded positive growth on a yearly basis. Therefore, many local firms have mapped out recruitment plans aimed at optimising their new business strategies moving forward.
DNP Water, a subsidiary for water solution under the Dong Nai Plastic Construction JSC., has launched a new mobile application in collaboration with Thuyloi (Water Resources) University in Ho Chi Minh City for real-time forecast of water and salinity levels in the river network of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta.
The tech solution, entitled Real-time Simulation System for the Mekong River Delta (MRSS), debuted during a conference on saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta held at the Thuyloi University last week.
The simulation of the Mekong Delta’s canal system in MRSS was developed on the MIKE 11 Hydrodynamic module powered by the Danish Hydraulic Institute, said Dr. Nghiem Tien Lam, leader of the development team.
The software provides forecasts of saline intrusion on the branches of the Mekong River in Vietnam via its built-in simulation, which calculates the variation of water flow, quality, and sediment transport at the inlets, irrigation systems, canals, and other streams of the Mekong Delta.
The development team has collected records of water and salinity levels between 2016 and 2020 from nearly 20 tracking stations, as well as data from the Dong Tam Water Plant in Tien Giang Province and Nhi Thanh Water Plant in Long An Province, both in the Mekong Delta, to form a database for the simulation.
“Our software amends many issues on time and space calculations from previous solutions,” Nguyen Tien Lam said.
“Instead of only reporting the maximum value from important locations, [MRSS] is able to forecast water and salinity levels in any location of the Mekong Delta for the next month, with updates on an hourly basis.”
The system is currently informing DNP Water of salinity and the development of saltwater intrusion of the Mekong Delta, which optimizes the firm’s water manufacturing operations.
Based on initial responses, the Thuyloi University will continue their research, update numbers, and tweak the functions of MRSS to cater precise reports on Mekong Delta water to locals and authorities.
According to Tran Anh Tuan, deputy president of the Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association, commended the MRSS development team during the meeting for their efforts.
Proving useful for Mekong Delta residents and officials, the software provides a solid database for researching, forecasting, and taking action against climate change.
According to Vu Anh Tuan, deputy CEO of DNP Water, MRSS is available to the public at the weblink http://waterdata.vn/mekong/mrss and on the Mekong MRSS app of Google Play.
The Mekong Delta has seen the intensity of drought and saline intrusion heighten over the past years, which has significantly impeded agricultural production and people and firms in the region.
During the 2019-20 dry season, 10 out of 13 provinces and cities of the delta have reported damage from salinity and drought, with a total of 80,000 hectares of fruit farms and nearly 60,000 hectares of rice fields affected.
HCM CITY — HCM City plans further administrative reforms as part of efforts to enhance its competitiveness and attract more investment under a new urban administration model, its People’s Committee chairman has said.
Nguyễn Thành Phong told a meeting held to discuss urban administration that the new model, to be implemented from July under a National Assembly resolution, would streamline governance and resolve some major issues faced by the city.
It requires administrative decisions to be made by grassroots-level authorities, the public and enterprises in a timely, precise and organised manner, he said.
The model would help reduce the time taken to finalise socio-economic plans, he added.
The city began abolishing district and ward people’s councils years ago to reduce duplication of responsibilities and tasks and reduce expenditure, and governance improved.
In a rapidly growing urban area like HCM City, district and ward people’s councils are an intermediary authority with limited powers that slows down the process of governance.
Phong said the city would this year restart the elimination of people’s councils, getting rid of them in 19 districts and 259 wards by around mid-year.
In November last year, the National Assembly passed a resolution on urban administration in HCM City that includes elimination of people’s councils at district and ward levels.
It provides for the city People’s Committee and People’s Council, but at the district and ward levels there is only the former.
The organisation of other administrative units in the city is governed by the Law on Local Government Organisation.
Interestingly, Thủ Đức City in HCM City, formed by merging Districts 2, 9 and Thủ Đức, has a People’s Council and People’s Committee. — VNS
Major General Nguyen Van Gau, Political Commissar of Military Region 9 (MR9), representatives of the GDP’s organs, MR9, and Can Tho city also joined the mission.
This is the first year that the MR9 Command has worked with the Can Tho municipal People’s Committee and the Khmer Theravada Buddhist Institute to organize a military-civilian festival to celebrate the Khmer’s traditional New Year, also known as the Chol Chnam Thmay festival. The activity contributed to showing the care of the Party, State, Military and MR9’s armed forces towards the Khmer people and Khmer Theravada Buddhist followers in the Mekong Delta.
At the Khmer Theravada Buddhist Institute in Chau Van Liem Ward, O Mon district, Can Tho city, General Phuong inquired after and sent greetings to Most Venerable Dao Nhu, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha Executive Council, Head of the institute; monks, dignitaries, and followers of the Khmer Theravada Buddhism in the region.
The GDP’s Deputy Director also shared socio-economic development achievements as well as COVID-19 prevention and control developments. He also expressed his hope that they would continue to strictly observe the Party’s and State’s guidelines and policies, actively take part in national patriotic emulation movements, join the upcoming elections of deputies to the 15th National Assembly and people’s councils at all levels, and seriously implement the pandemic prevention and control measures according to the Health Ministry’s instructions.
The delegates took this occasion to hand over gifts to some learners of the institute as well as to several monks, dignitaries, and followers in the area.
* The same day, General Phuong inquired after and presented gifts to families of national contributors with Khmer natives.
At these meetings, he wished them a happy Chol Chnam Thmay festival and urged them to further uphold their homeland’s traditions, do business well, actively join hands to build strong political systems at the grassroots level, and become good examples for younger generations to follow.
* Earlier, on April 9, General Phuong visited the joint office of the People’s Army Newspaper and the Military Broadcasting Center in Can Tho city.
Briefed on the two units’ task performances over the past time, the GDP’s leader requested them to follow local situations while vividly popularizing events in the Mekong Delta region, especially activities of the Party, State, and military leaders, local armed forces, and people. He encouraged them to bring into play the image of soldier-journalists and produce outstanding works in the coming time.
Translated by Minh Anh