New Zealand Ambassador to Việt Nam Wendy Matthews launches a logo competition as part of activities to kick off the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Việt Nam and New Zealand in 2020. — Photo courtesy of New Zealand Embassy in Việt Nam HÀ NỘI — The New Zealand Embassy in Việt Nam has launched a logo competition as part of activities to kick off the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Việt Nam and New Zealand in 2020. The competition calls for entrants to design a creative logo that represents the countries' strong bilateral relationship. It should display innovative and modern design styles with clear shapes and colour. Vietnamese of any age are welcome to join the competition. “2020 is a milestone year for our bilateral relationship as we celebrate 45 years of diplomatic relations. The New Zealand-Việt Nam partnership is going from strength to … [Read more...] about Logo competition on Việt Nam, New Zealand relationship launched
The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) has published 32 textbooks for eight subjects and experience activities, but these do not include textbooks for English. According to Tien Phong, at the workshop titled ‘Vietnam Education Publishing House and the task of renovating general education program and textbooks’, in the North, the publisher introduced four sets of sample textbooks which have been approved by the Appraisal Council. Article 5 of Circular No 33 on standards, process of compiling and editing textbooks, says that textbooks must properly and fully present the content of learning subject curricula or educational activities; and they must be basic, scientific, practical and consistent with the reality of Vietnam. Therefore, there must be specific regulations and standards on using foreign textbooks for Vietnam’s schools. If using foreign books, publishing houses only cooperate with foreign publishers to make a profit. Meanwhile, the textbook … [Read more...] about English textbooks not yet approved by Education Ministry, why?
A man and his children in Hanoi have donated VND1.8bn (USD77,800) to clean up a polluted lake in their village and built a small public park. The lake of Hanh Dan Village For the past two years, the locals in Hanh Dan Village, Tan Lap Commune, have often go to a 3,000-square-metre park to play. This park is built around a village lake constructed by 74-year-old Nguyen Tu Hung. Hung said he had wanted to build the park since 2000 but he didn't have the money then. When implementing the New Countryside Programme, he and the local authorities worked together to improve the village's environment. "The lake used to be very clean and clear. The villagers even washed the rice there. But because of rapid urbanisation it was polluted by household wastewater and everyone tried to avoid it," Hung said. "My house is near the lake so I suffered from the foul smell. We didn't dare to open the window." Hung cleaning the park In 2016, Hung's five children all become successful so he and … [Read more...] about Local man cleans up village polluted lake
Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith (Photo: VNA) Vientiane (VNA) – Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith hosted a reception in Vientiane on December 6 for a delegation of the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism led by Minister Nguyen Ngoc Thien who have been on a two-day working visit to Laos. At the meeting, PM Thongloun spoke highly of the outcomes of the earlier talks between Lao Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Kikeo Khaykhamphithoune and Minister Nguyen Ngoc Thien. He congratulated Vietnamese athletes on their outstanding achievements at the ongoing 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 30) in the Philippines and Vietnam on welcoming 15 million foreign visitors this year. Laos wants to learn from Vietnam’s experience in tourism development to turn tourism into an important economic sector of the country in the coming time, he said. In reply, Thien affirmed that his ministry is willing to share experience and bolster … [Read more...] about Vietnam, Laos enhance cooperation in culture, sports, tourism
An increasing number of Vietnamese people are rushing to China to work through Huu Nghi International Border Gate in the northern province of Lang Son. Captain Ha Trong Duoc, head of Huu Nghi International Border Gate’s Border Post, said that the area has seen large influxes of Vietnamese people come to complete procedures to seek jobs in China. At this time of the year, many localities in China are harvesting sugarcane. Many Chinese companies need more workers due to Lunar New Year demand. Around 1,000 people are estimated to go to China daily through Huu Nghi International Border Gate Over the recent days, around 1,000 people are estimated to go to China daily through Huu Nghi International Border Gate. The figure even reaches 1,700 sometimes, causing congestion. Lots of people have to queue for hours for their turn. … [Read more...] about More people flock to China through Lang Son border gate to work