As the high school entrance and graduation exams are starting in a few weeks, final-year students at middle and high schools are as busy as a bee at back-to-back extra classes. Some students leave their extra classes and return home at 9:30 pm every day. Like her fellow students, N., a ninth grader of Tang Nhon Phu B Middle School in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City, is in crunch time. She has a very busy studying schedule. After school, she has to attend after-hours classes at a cultural fostering center and an English center. Additionally, she takes private lessons in literature and math. Her daily extra classes often end at 9:00 pm. She confessed that she felt under pressure but she had to try to get into a good high school. She encourages herself by thinking about relaxing after the exam. T., a student of Vinh Kim High School in Tien Giang Province, is also nervous about the upcoming national high school graduation examination. T. told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper that … [Read more...] about In Vietnam, students rush to private classes as high school entrance, graduation exams near
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The following is the full text of the speech. “SINCERITY, TRUST AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR A BETTER WORLD” Dear Dr. John Hamre, President and CEO of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Ladies and gentlemen, I am very happy to visit the Center for Strategic and International Studies for the first time today, though this is far from the first time I hear of the CSIS, a top American think tank in the field of foreign strategies and policies and international issues. Seventy-seven years ago, President Ho Chi Minh, the national hero of Vietnam and great man of culture, prefaced the Declaration of Independence establishing the Democratic Republic of Vietnam with this untarnishable fact, “All men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of happiness.” This was the spirit enshrined within the 1776 Declaration of Independence of the United States of America; it … [Read more...] about Remarks by PM Pham Minh Chinh at CSIS in Washington D.C.
Vietnam continues to benefit from its broad re-opening strategy, which saw a huge crowd flocking to tourist hotspots in the country and household spending rebound. Vietnam’s economic recovery is gaining momentum despite heightened global uncertainty related to the protracted war in Ukraine, higher commodity prices, and tightening global financial conditions, according to the World Bank. Cargo handling at Dinh Vu port, Haiphong. Photo: Cong Hung In its latest report, the World Bank pointed out the robust growth of industrial production by 9.4% in April, comparable to pre-pandemic rates. Manufactures of apparel, footwear, electronics, electrical equipment, and metal products were the most dynamic sub-sectors, registering double-digit growth rates, it added. However, machinery manufacturing slowed from 26.6% year-on-year in March to only 5.1% in April. This deceleration was related to supply chain disruptions caused by lockdowns in China, which led to a … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s economic recovery gaining momentum
The Japanese retailer plans to build 16 more shopping malls in Vietnam by 2025. AEON Mall Vietnam, the Japanese retailer, wants to invest in three or four more projects in Hanoi by 2025. AEON Mall shopping mall in Long Bien District. Photo: AEON Mall This plan was proposed by General Director of AEON Mall Vietnam Nakagawa Tetsuyuki at a recent meeting with Hanoi Party Secretary Dinh Tien Dung on May 13. By 2025, the Japanese retailer wants to build 16 more shopping malls in Vietnam. It is currently operating six department stores in Vietnam, including two commercial centers in Hanoi’s Long Bien and Ha Dong districts. As investment procedures for its project in Hoang Mai District is being finalized, the General Director of Aeon Mall Vietnam hoped Hanoi will continue to support and remove obstacles so that the execution of the project could kick off in the third quarter of this year. The Japanese business also asked the city to support the research and … [Read more...] about AEON Mall wants to invest in four more projects in Hanoi
Four athletes win five of the total six gold medals in the dancesport competition at SEA Games 31. Far exceeding expectations of three gold medals, the Vietnam dancesport team won five out of the six gold medals at the biggest sports event in the Southeast Asia region. At the competition on May 15 at the Long Bien Gymnasium in Hanoi, the Vietnamese dancers vied in the categories of Samba, Cha cha cha, Rumba, Paso doble, Jive, and five Latin dances. Hanoian dance couple Nguyen Trung Kien and Pham Hong Anh won the Samba dance event. They also competed in Cha Cha Cha and Rumba events and with high scores, the dancers won gold medals in Rumba. With three gold medals won by dance athletes Phan Hien and Dang Thu Huong, the Vietnam team achieved five among six gold medals in dancesport. Phan Hien and Dang Thu Huong performed Paso Doble, Jive, and five Latin dances. In both … [Read more...] about Hanoi athletes’ sublime performances win gold medals in dancesport
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and his Greek counterpart Katerina Sakellaropoulou (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Greek counterpart Katerina Sakellaropoulou shared delight at the growth of Vietnam-Greece ties and agreed on measures to promote the relations during their talks in Hanoi on May 16. President Sakellaropoulou lauded the important achievements that Vietnam has made during its struggle for independence and present process of socio-economic development. She affirmed that Greece highly valued the increasingly important role of Vietnam in the region and the world, and hoped to foster cooperation with Vietnam in all fields. COVID-19 pandemic, trade between the two countries still increased to 447 million USD in 2021, up 33 percent year on year, and two times higher than the 15 percent growth in Vietnam-EU trade. President Sakellaropoulou said Greece supports Vietnam in strengthening its partnership and comprehensive cooperation with … [Read more...] about Vietnam, Greece seek to further promote multifaceted cooperation