A construction permit currently takes 82 days on average to be issued in Vietnam Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has requested that efforts be made to streamline the country’s administrative procedures in construction-related fields. The aim, he stressed, is to reach the average time it takes for such procedures to be done in ASEAN-4, which indicates the four most developed economies in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Currently, ASEAN-4 includes Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines. According to the premier’s directive, which was issued last week, the combined time to go through all construction-related procedures for a single application is to be shortened from 166 days as per current regulations to 120 days. This includes the time it takes to review construction drawings and fire prevention plans, issue construction permits, approve the building’s access to utilities, and grant certificates of property ownership. Relevant … [Read more...] about Vietnam to cut red tape in construction-related administrative procedures
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In attendance at the event were representatives from the Indian community living and working in HCM City, HUFO members, and students from the city. Nguyen Van Manh, HUFO Vice President emphasized that the program in response to World Environment Day has helped raise public awareness on environmental issues by taking drastic measures in their daily lives to reduce air pollution. Manh noted that air pollutants have caused the global warming and made an overall impact on human health in the world. The program also aims to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of the Indian leader, Mahatma Gandhi, who had a strong belief in mankind’s responsibilities to create a sustainable planet. On the occasion, HUFO Vice President Manh extended his thanks to the Indian Consulate General in HCM City for organising practical activities across the fields of culture, sports, and education. He added that the activities have helped strengthen mutual understanding, solidarity, and traditional … [Read more...] about HCM City launches activities in response to World Environment Day
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?
The celebration was held by Hue University and Thua Thien-Hue College of Education with traditional rituals such as praying for luck, splashing water and typing a string around a person’s wrist. Lao students introduced the unique culture of Laos through art performances. Bunpimay festival is observed on April 13-16 annually to pray for good weather, health, abundant harvests and prosperity. The programme helps cheer up Lao students and tightens friendship between the two countries. On the occasion, the Lao Embassy in Vietnam and Hue University presented certificates of merit to 60 outstanding Lao students. Universities and colleges across Thua Thien-Hue province have trained about 1,100 Lao students via a cooperation programme between Vietnamese and Lao localities. They have also built lodging for more than 500 Lao students. Schools have held culture, art and sport activities for Vietnamese and Lao students to promote their their friendship and mutual understanding … [Read more...] about Over 500 Lao students welcome traditional New Year festival in Hue
Inside the new UNIQLO Đồng Khời store in HCM City. Photo courtesy of UNIQLO HCM CITY — More than 2,000 customers visited the new store of UNIQLO, the Japanese global apparel retailer, on its opening day yesterday (Nov 6) in downtown HCM City. Tadashi Yanai, UNIQLO founder and chairman, and president & CEO of the Fast Retailing Group, said: “The opening of our first store in Việt Nam represents a truly important step in the global development and expansion of our company.” “We wish to learn more about the culture and history of Việt Nam, and we look forward to growing with the nation’s people and businesses, working together with them to deliver innovative, top-class products and services to customers in Việt Nam and around the world,” he said at the opening. UNIQLO Đồng Khởi includes the full line-up of the company's Lifewear products for men, women and children … [Read more...] about UNIQLO opens in downtown HCM City