The southern province of Dong Nai has set a target of generating jobs for over 90,000 labourers and providing vocational training courses for about 10,000 others in its rural areas in 2014.

Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs Lam Duy Tin said in 2013, the province helped 92,000 people land jobs, 2 percent higher than the plan set for the year.

In the year, 65,000 people were trained with vocational skills, including 7,500 rural labourers. Up to 70 percent of them found jobs.

Job generation efforts helped 8,000 underprivileged households in the province escaped from poverty, lowering the rate of poor families to 1.7 percent. The province targets to reduce the rate to less than 1 percent in 2014.

Dong Nai is applying a poverty line standard of under 850,000 VND per month per person for urban people and under 650,000 VND per month per person for rural people. The standard will increase in the 2015-2020 period.

In 2013, the province saw 150 new foreign invested projects and existing ones to increase capital. Many projects are scheduled to become operational in 2014 and will need a great number of labourers for their business and production.

The province is working towards a rapid and sustainable economic growth to become an industrial province by 2015.-VNA