600 youth to serve commune-level administrations as deputy chiefs

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A new project approved by the Prime Minister will recruit 600 young people to work for commune-level administrations nationwide from now until 2014.

A VnExpress report said Saturday that the project aimed to provide well qualified youth to work for the local governments, helping them to effectively implement poverty reduction programs and at the same time, create a resource base of young officials with high management capacities.

Under the project, the selected candidates, university graduates less than 30 years of age, will work as deputy chairman or chairwoman at 600 communes in 62 poor districts across the country, according to the news website.

They have to commit to serve the local administrations for at least five years, and those who quit the job before the committed time will have to pay compensation to the state for investments made in initial training and support.

The news website reported that the plan will be piloted in the five provinces of Cao Bang, Dien Bien, Nghe An, Quang Ngai and Kon Tum from now until next year, with an estimated 100 candidates selected to serve commune-level administrations.

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