Young people prepare applications at Can Tho University to find jobs in big cities (Photo: tienphong.vn) Can Tho (VNA) — The Mekong Delta is one of the richest parts of Vietnam, leading the country in rice, shrimp and other agricultural products. But now the area is facing a labour shortage as young people leave to work in HCM City and southeastern provinces. Ly Sa Ruong from Tran De district in Soc Trang province told Tien Phong (Vanguard) newspaper that many young people had left their hometowns to find jobs in Binh Duong province. “Only old people and children are left behind. Young people have gone to Binh Duong province including my three children,” he said. “Farming does not provide a stable income.” Vice Chairman of the district’s Thanh Thoi An commune Nguyen Hai Quan said local people mostly worked in agriculture with two rice crops a year. Mechanisation had replaced manual work so people had more free time after the harvests. As … [Read more...] about Mekong Delta provinces voice concern over shortage of workers
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Some say Vietnamese culture must be respected, while others say calling students by English names is no big deal An official statement from an education department leader in Ho Chi Minh City, who said giving students English names during language classes is “against Vietnam’s traditional education,” has sparked fresh debate among Tuoi Tre News readers. Unlike the controversial rule to ban audiovisual tools from English teaching in citywide primary schools, the ‘name issue’ is winning support from English teachers, native and local. Vietnamese don’t need English names Commenting on Tuoi Tre News’ Facebook Page, Michael David Kemp said he agrees “100 percent” with the idea that students not be called by anything other than their Vietnamese names. “Vietnamese names mean something and have a meaning behind them,” he wrote. “I always try to learn [how to say] my students Vietnamese names.” … [Read more...] about Phuc or Fuchsia? Should Vietnamese students have Western names in English classes?
Illustrative image. (Source: VNA) Can Tho (VNA) – The Can Tho University of Medicine and Pharmacy (CTUMP) aims to train 150 doctors in uncommon medical fields, including tuberculosis, leprosy, psychiatry, forensic science and surgery, for the Mekong Delta in this academic year, according to the university’s rector Nguyen Trung Kien. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kien made the remarks at the CTUMP’s opening ceremony for the new academic year 2018 – 2019 on September 25. A survey by the university shows that the Mekong Delta only has 7.85 doctors and 1.39 pharmacists per 10,000 residents. The region has suffered a severe shortage of medical workers in unpopular fields for years, for example, all 13 regional city and provinces have only four forensic doctors while in other specialties, there are only one to five doctors in some provinces. Can Tho city posted the highest ratio of doctors (11.54) and pharmacists (12.49) per 10,000 people. An Giang reported the lowest ratio … [Read more...] about Can Tho University to train 150 doctors in unpopular fields for Mekong Delta
The meeting was attended by Head of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Health Program Kelly Henning, and experts from the HealthBridge Foundation, World Health Organization, Vital Strategies organization and Chicago University, among others. Luong Ngoc Khue, director of the Vietnam Fund for the Prevention of Tobacco Harms, said Vietnam has built a network on the prevention of tobacco harm in all 63 provinces and cities. The localities have built non-smoking areas and the cities of Ha Long, Hue, Nha Trang and Hoi An are developing smoke-free tourism areas. Luong Ngoc Khue, director of the Vietnam Fund for the Prevention of Tobacco Harms. Photo: infonet.vn Khue said about 1,200 secondary and high schools and nearly 130 colleges and universities nationwide have banned smoking. However, he noted that at present, nearly half of Vietnamese men smoke, a high figure he said that needs to be reduced. At the meeting, experts discussed the enforcement of the Law on the … [Read more...] about International organizations help Vietnam in tobacco prevention
Hanoi has opted to keep its network of public loudspeakers, ending a months-long debate over the future of the half-century-old broadcast system. According to the People’s Committee of Hanoi, public loudspeakers run by its rural districts will remain, while those operated by ward-level administrations will be limited. In the past, the loudspeakers functioned as an essential medium for authorities to get across important news to residents. As more modern forms of media such as television and the Internet rose in popularity, the age-old devices, which begin their daily broadcasts with a cock-crow, have been criticized for disturbing locals’ sleep and causing headaches. In January, Hanoi took a survey asking residents to evaluate the effectiveness of the system in spreading news to local residents. Unsurprisingly, less than four percent of the respondents said they got their daily news update via the public loudspeakers, with the remaining majority using the … [Read more...] about Hanoi to keep public loudspeakers