At a conference on improving national productivity, organized by the ministry and the General Statistics Office (GSO), MPI Minister Nguyen Chi Dung said the early establishment of a national productivity committee is ‘very necessary’. Vietnam will have an agency specializing in productivity acceleration. It will be in charge of coordinating and connecting Vietnam’s national productivity drivers. Vietnam also needs to build and implement a national program on raising productivity with general and specific goals for different periods to make national productivity catch up with other regional countries. By 2018, Vietnam’s productivity was VND102.2 million, or $4,521 per worker, nearly double that of 2011, increasing by 4.88 percent per annum compared with 2011-2018 period, according to GSO. With the figures, Vietnam had country a high productivity growth rate in ASEAN (1.4 percent for Singapore, 2 percent for Malaysia, 3.2 percent for Thailand, 3.6 percent for … [Read more...] about In Vietnam, business must be the center of all policies
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By Kiều Vân HÀ NỘI The case of a student being openly molested on a bus is shocking enough. What that young girl must be going through in the aftermath of the abuse is unthinkable. But what is equally, if not more disturbing, is the fact that so many people on the bus from Nha Trang to HCM City did nothing to prevent the abuse. 20-year-old N.T Hằng, not her real name, said she was dismayed by the lack of help she received from the 40-plus fellow passengers on board at the time. "I was really shocked that people heard ‘my call for help’ but did nothing,” she said. “I was crying, but they only looked at the abuser, then just went back to sleep." And she is not the only one left angry, annoyed and disappointed by the lack of social morals displayed by those close by. Hundreds of readers shared their condemnation on the zing.vn online newspaper, calling on the bus company to act against the sex abuser. But the big question for me, as a … [Read more...] about Modern society rotting with insensitivity
Presently, the state bank of Vietnam advocated for the service implementation; however it said clearly that there should be transparent regulations about parties’ responsibilities to supervise easily. According to the Minister, Mobile Money will bring more benefits for residents who has account in telecommunication companies for paying commodities even these with trivial value. Later when the government documents the policy implementation, the state bank and the Ministry will assess company participants and allow them to pilot it. Minister Hung said that telecommunication companies should prepare documents to apply for new service implementation. New service will push up non cash payment in Vietnam because at present, cash payment is still popular. Specifically, 90 percent of daily transactions are conducted in cash, while the rate goes up to 99 percent for transaction worth under VND100,000 (US$4.34), Mobile money is a form of electronic money, which allows you to do financial … [Read more...] about New banking of modern era: Mobile money
In a striking image by Korean photographer Nina Ahn, a solitary figure stands by a window, street lights glimmering around her. Another shows a woman in her 20s sitting alone on a guardrail beside an empty highway in Seoul. The photographs are intended to capture the loneliness of South Korea's youth -- specifically a subculture referred to as "honjok," a neologism combining the words "hon" (alone) and "jok" (tribe). Nina Ahn's photos explore the issue of loneliness among young South Koreans. Credit: Nina Ahn The term is often used to describe a generation that embraces solitude and independence, reflecting the country's growing number of single-person households and changing attitudes towards romance, marriage and family. "It's a sense of giving up," Ahn said in a phone interview from Seoul. "We live in a generation where simply working hard for a bright future doesn't guarantee happiness, so why not invest in 'me' time? "The fact that my photos carry a sentiment of … [Read more...] about Photographers capture the rise of South Korea’s ‘loner’ culture
VietNamNet Bridge - General Secretary of the Vietnam Linguistics Association Pham Van Tinh says language disorders are a product of modern society. Children may suffer if they are forced to learn foreign languages too early and follow the wrong methods. General Secretary of the Vietnam Linguistics Association Pham Van Tinh Experts believe that an early age is the best time for kids to start learning a foreign language. However, opinions vary about what ‘early age’ means. In Vietnam, some urban parents believe that their children should be studying English at the age of two or three, while others fear learning a foreign language at an early age increase the risk of language disorders among children. The critical age for children to use English is 5-6, when they obtain basic vocabulary. At this age, children can learn a second language quickly. The critical age for children to use English is 5-6, when they obtain basic vocabulary. At this age, children can learn a … [Read more...] about Language disorders: product of modern society?