Local airlines also proposed extending the period that take-off and landing prices are cut by half until the end of next year and reducing the environmental protection tax by 70% for airlines. In addition, commercial international flights to countries that have controlled the pandemic should be allowed to resume operations. … [Read more...] about Vietjet, Bamboo Airways seek Government financial aid
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HCM City (VNS/VNA) - Universities have developed a variety of assistance programmes to help students access higher education, including loans, scholarships, housing and food aid. Hong Bang International University in HCM City, for instance, is cooperating with Sacombank to provide preferential loans for its students. The loan term for four years of study is 10 years. Parents and students can apply for the loan at any Sacombank branch in the country. Students can also use the bank’s credit card to pay tuition fees at Hong Bang International University. They can pay in installments at the interest of zero percent within a 24 month period. Dr Ho Thanh Phong, rector of Hong Bang International University, said: “The assistance programme is expected to help students in financial difficulties, especially those caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.” “We expect Vietnam’s young … [Read more...] about Universities offer assistance to students as tuition fees increase
Smartphones, electronics and computers topped Vietnam’s exports in value and share in the first six months of the year, according to a recent briefing from Dezan Shira & Associates. Electronics exports to the US were up more than quarter between January and September compared with the same period in 2019. … [Read more...] about How Vietnam weathers global health crisis and rises?
In order to overcome this, airlines in Vietnam should work together to come up with effective and long-term solutions, before submitting their proposals to the prime minister, said Dr. Tran Dinh Thien, former director of the Vietnam Institute of Economics. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese airlines urge government to provide further support to overcome pandemic
Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - Autonomy in higher education in Vietnam is facing challenges, particularly accountability and finances, according to Deputy Minister of Education and Training Hoang Minh Son. Speaking at the annual event Vietnam Education Conference, Son said that since 2014, 23 universities in Vietnam had joined a pilot programme on autonomy under a Government resolution. Most of the participating universities have made breakthroughs in their training and research, which helped improve the performance of national higher education, he said. For example, the universities had attracted more lecturers with PhD degrees, enrolled more students, launched more training programmes and the number of their studies published in international academic scientific journals increased 10 times, accounting for 45 percent of the country’s total internationally-published studies. Under the autonomy programme, the universities reported their revenue and spending increased 1.5 times … [Read more...] about Autonomy in higher education in Vietnam facing challenges