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According to local reports, the country needs almost 45,242 teachers in public preschools in the academic year 2019-2020.

Saigon river bus fails to attract regular commuters

The Sai Gon river bus, launched with fanfare two years ago in HCM City, has not proved to be popular with commuters.

Ca Mau adapts to climate change

As coastal erosion continues to affect thousands of lives in Vietnam's southernmost province, authorities are taking steps to adapt to climate change before the damage reaches irreversible levels.

VN seafood processing companies lacks skilled labourers

Seafood processing enterprises in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau are facing a serious shortage of skilled labourers, affecting their production and exports.

Maritime industry lacks human resources

 VietNamNet Bridge – Universities need to train nearly 15,000 navigating officers and other shipping personnel by 2020 to address a shortage of human resources in the maritime industry, 

Remote areas lack mental health services: study

 VietNamNet Bridge – Mental health and psychosocial problems are widespread and increasing in Vietnam, particularly among children and young people.

Vietnam lacks climate change adaption funds

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam needs US$140billion to $179 billion in the next 20 years for climate change reduction and adaptation, as well as technology.  

We cannot paper over our feeble research efforts

 VietNamNet Bridge – Last month, a farmer in southern Phu Yen Province surprised everyone with the successful demonstration of a machine he designed and made for sugarcane cultivation.

Universities lack funds for research

 VietNamNet Bridge – Lack of funding is a serious obstacle for lecturers doing research at universities in Viet Nam.

Tube houses in Hanoi lack fire exits

 VietNamNet Bridge – Thousands of houses in Ha Noi still lack fire exits, according to an official from the Ha Noi Department of Fire Fighting and Prevention.

Hanoi metro planners lack geological information

 VietNamNet Bridge – The lack of a database on geological conditions underground is the biggest setback for planners of the capital city’s transport system.

Inadequate software beckons hackers

A lack of adequate software is the reason many agencies and airports have become vulnerable to hackers, according to Viet Nam Computer Emergency Response Team (VNCERT).

Thousands of Hanoians lack clean water

Up to 2,000 households with 7,800 residents in Van Duc Commune of Ha Noi’s Gia Lam District do not have access to clean water following the Health Ministry’s standards.

Tourism sector lacks quality workers

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam’s fast growing tourism sector is in dire need of quality personnel but schools have not been able to meet that demand, heard a workshop in HCMC last week.

What makes a tragedy even more tragic

 VietNamNet Bridge – Is there something that makes karaoke bars particularly inflammable?The question arose in me as I reflected on last Tuesday, which must have been the longest, most painful night for many people.

Graduates lack necessary soft skills for employment

Enterprises located in key economic areas of the south where the industry and supporting services are developing have raised concerns over the lack of soft skills of graduates despite the enhanced co-operation between universities and enterprises.

Students lack psychological help

 VietNamNet Bridge – With an increasing number of students suffering from mental disorders, educational psychology experts urged schools to effectively manage psychological consultative centres.

HCM City metro lines blighted by costly incompetence

 VietNamNet Bridge – Managers of two metro lines under construction in HCM City have been questioned over their massive budget overruns.

Too many colleges, not enough students

 VietNamNet Bridge – Although the top universities in Viet Nam have a large pool of students from which to choose, other schools face a severe shortage as the number of universities and colleges has mushroomed in recent years.

Unofficial workers lack social insurance

 VietNamNet Bridge – Just five per cent of informal labourers across Viet Nam are covered by social insurance, posing a potential risk that millions of workers will be without any pension to support their later years.