Instead of roses or chocolate for the Valentine’s Day, more than 500 couples and thousands of students participated in the blood donation festival, named Pink Spring Festival 2012 at Hanoi’s My Dinh Stadium on February 12. Blood scarcity at the pinnacle … [Read more]
VietNamNet Bridge – With the new regulation that allows students to register to study at up to nine schools, educators fear the number of virtual learners will be very high.
The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) is drafting a new enrolment mechanism, expected to be applied… [Read more]
VietNamNet Bridge – The policy on rice subsidy does not benefit Vietnamese farmers and consumers, as rice export prices are even lower than domestic prices.
A research team from the Agriculture Alliance has released a report which shows that subsidies benefit importers and foreign buyers, but not… [Read more]
At the seminar, the Central Economic Board Prof. Dr Vuong Dinh Hue said that pursuant to… [Read more]
The owner of a big supermarket chain in Hanoi, for instance, complained that it was difficult for Vietnamese businesses… [Read more]
Boats serve as floating restaurants on Hanoi’s West Lake. Photo: Ngoc Thang
Toilets on board some boats on the West Lake have been found discharging untreated waste into the water. Photo: Ngoc Thang
Hanoi authorities are considering seeking national heritage status for the West Lake in an effort to conserve… [Read more]
PANO – The French Embassy to Vietnam , on October 23 rd , presented the Order of Academic Palms to Ms . Nguyen Thanh Huyen, Former Deputy Director of International Cooperation Office of the Ministry of Education and Training, and Prof. Nguyen Huu Duc, Vice… [Read more]
A recently released circular banning local firms from using the names of famous Vietnamese people for their business from the date it takes effect, which is expected to be late next month, has been met with protest from the local business community.
In addition, those who… [Read more]
VietNamNet Bridge – Many businesses say they are losing high-ranking managers to foreign companies, leading analysts to warn of a “brain-drain” on a national scale.
The owner of a big supermarket chain in Hanoi, for instance, complained that it was difficult for Vietnamese businesses to recruit… [Read more]
The ceremony at the Hanoi National University
of Education ( Photo by VA )
On October 21 st , the Hanoi National University of Education held a ceremony to celebrate 50 years since President Ho Chi Minh visited the university in 1964.
On this… [Read more]
The Hanoitimes – Colourful art by children from the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang is on display at an exhibition in the capital.
The exhibition is the result of a charity art project initiated by Taiwanese student Kuo Yen Wei , who is pursuing his PhD degree… [Read more]
VietNamNet Bridge – Scientists have discovered a herd of about 30 Muntiacus Rooseveltorum muntjac deer in the jungle in Thanh Hoa Province . This species was thought to have been extinct since 1929.
Photo of the Muntiacus Rooseveltorum muntjac deer captured by… [Read more]
VietNamNet Bridge – Strict regulations on clothing and working style for students and lecturers at Cuu Long University has faced strong opposition.
The university released a decision on school culture and compulsory clothing for workers, lecturers and students, which addressed eight rules.
They cannot smoke or… [Read more]
The scientists, from the Hanoi National University , deployed camera traps and recorded a… [Read more]
The Hoan Kiem District’s People Committee on October 3 launched six more walking streets to serve tourists’ exploration of Hanoi Old Quarter on Friday , Saturday and Sunday nights.
The streets are Hang Buom, Ma May, Hang Giay , Luong… [Read more]
American historian Larry Berman – Photo: Kieu Giang
This is Berman’s 54th or 55th trip back to Vietnam for the past 14 years since the first days he accidentally met Pham Xuan… [Read more]