Pupils of five primary schools in Hung Yen in a contest on nutritional status and physical stature held by Nestlé and the local government To kick off Nestlé for Healthier Kids in the 2019-2020 school year, a special programme for primary students to improve nutrition knowledge and strengthen physical activity was held on November 16 at Tong Phan Primary School, Hung Yen province, attracting more than 300 students from five primary schools in the province. The programme featured a range of exciting activities, including learning about adequate nutrition and enhancing physical activity, aside from the exhibition of posters promoting reasonable nutrition and healthy lifestyle. On the same day, participants had a chance to visit computer labs where teachers and students could join nutrition classes comprising of interesting lectures, up-to-date information, and playful games. Attendees could also have a look at the nutritional vegetable garden model – an initiative … [Read more...] about Nestlé pledges to make millions of Vietnamese children healthier
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The company made this statement following reports that hundreds of nearly 1,000 trained employees had left Hanoi’s repeatedly delayed Cat Linh – Ha Dong metro line. One senior company official who wished to remain anonymous told VnExpress that 28 percent out of nearly 1,000 trained employees had left the project sporadically between 2016 and March this year. The majority of them were hired to work in customer guidance, ticket sales and other relatively low-skilled jobs, the official said. "Personnel in positions that require high skills and specialization, including train drivers, are still employed by the project." He conceded that repeated delays that kept the workers waiting for long could be one reason for the spate of resignations. Besides, they might have found better jobs with higher pay. The company has recruited additional people to fill its vacancies so as to have enough staff for test runs and eventual commercial operations. On Friday, Hanoi Chairman Nguyen Duc … [Read more...] about Staff quitting Hanoi metro line are low-skilled workers, company claims
Twenty years ago, five large automobile manufacturers asked Vietnam to open the automobile market. But the proposal was refused. The report from the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) to National Assembly Deputies showed that Vietnam’s automobile industry has been growing rapidly over the last two years. In 2017, Vietnam assembled 258,000 cars and the output of 250,000 products was maintained in 2018. About the achievements of the automobile industry, the report said many products have been exported to Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Central America. It has contributed billions of dollars to the state budget and generated 120,000 jobs. However, the ministry admitted too many problems in the industry, including the low locally made content ratio in products. The plan on raising the localization ratio for car models with less than 9 seats has failed. Under the plan, the ratio must be 40 percent by 2005 and 60 percent by 2010. However, the ratio is now 7-10 percent, far lower than … [Read more...] about Thai manufactured 3 million cars in 20 years, Vietnam assembled 250,000
The CBU (complete built unit) imports to Vietnam in the first seven months of the year were five times higher in number than in the same period last year. Minister and Chair of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung has said that the government will soon amend Decree 116/2017 on conditions to manufacture, assemble, import and trade cars and maintenance services. It is expected that provisions related to car imports will be removed. Instead of examining cars by consignments as currently regulated, the government would amend the legal document, so that imports would be examined by vehicle type, while pre-customs clearance examinations would be replaced by post examination. Car importers believe that once the decree is amended, it will be easier for CBU imports to enter Vietnam. According to a representative of Thaco, ‘examination by type’ means that state agencies will take samples to test emissions and safety, and the results of the tests will be applied to the next … [Read more...] about Will car imports ‘crush’ domestically assembled cars?
Sugar companies are in such danger that the Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development (MARD) on April 3 had to organize a meeting with the sugar association to discuss ways to rescue them. In the Mekong Delta, which has a large sugarcane growing area, farmers are desperate. After the failure of the 2017-2018 crop, thousands of households do not have more capital for the new farming crop. Many of them chopped down sugarcane plants to grow other crops. In Tra Cu district, the ‘sugarcane metropolis’ of Tra Vinh province, hundreds of hectares of sugarcane growing area have been used for aquaculture, rice and crop cultivation. According to the district’s agriculture sub-department, only 3,300 hectares of sugarcane exist this year, a decrease of 30 percent compared with the previous crop. Meanwhile, the Tra Vinh sugar refinery has spent big money to increase its capacity. Now with the sugarcane output decrease, it is likely to lack material for production. In Hau … [Read more...] about Sugar companies in danger of going bankrupt