Teachers cross a suspension bridge to visit Nuoc Mu village in the central province of Quang Ngai. (Photo: VNA) Quang Ngai (VNS/VNA) – Nguyen Van Anh, principal of Son Bua Primary and Secondary School, in the central province of Quang Ngai, walks about 3 kilometres on steep, dirt tracks and crosses a wooden bridge to Nuoc Mu village to urge underprivileged students to go to school. The village, about 4 kilometres from Son Bua commune, Son Tay district – a remote and mountainous area of the province – has 16 households with 25 children. The journey takes Anh one hour. Anh said the new school year started nearly a month ago, but 20 students from the village are yet to return to school. “Parents of the children are illiterate as well as too busy with farming, so they pay little attention to whether their children are going to school or not,” he said. Dinh Van Nui, a resident of the village, has 10 children, including seven of school age. However, when … [Read more...] about Quang Ngai teachers work hard for children’s brighter future
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Those who ignore or collude with each other to shatter urban development planning not only make the lives of urban people increasingly confined and suffocated, but also jam development space for the future. Hanoi and HCM City residents feel this most clearly. In the morning, when leaving home to go to the office and school, and in the afternoon, when returning home, they have to struggle on the road with the flow of people and exhaust from cars and motorbikes. In the summer sun, people are subjected to the scorching heat because of the asphalt effect, concrete houses, and the heat from air conditioners and engines. When it rains, people have to struggle because the roads turn into rivers and streams. Most of the elderly do not have places for relaxation, while children have no place to play. When people feel tired, they need cool spaces to walk and rest in, but it is just a far-away dream. The problem is difficult to settle, so people as well as the next generations will suffer. What … [Read more...] about Who spoils Hanoi’s planning?
Eliminating poverty is the main route towards economic stability Photo: Le Toan Hundreds of local and overseas visitors were attracted to the stall of Vun Art on the sidelines of the ASEAN-China-UNDP Symposium on innovation in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and eradicating poverty taking place in Hanoi last week. Some were delighted to find that the beautifully hand-made folk pictures were created by people with disabilities. “They are so talented. They are people with disabilities but they have beautiful souls,” Jianshan Zhong, a delegate from China, told VIR. “The pictures tell me some of the features of Vietnamese culture. I was also so surprised to find that all these pictures were made from fabric waste.” In operation for over a year, Vun Art is a social enterprise founded by Le Viet Cuong. Used to having many difficulties in finding a job and often harbouring feelings of uselessness, Cuong now wants to help people like him. “The … [Read more...] about Plans afoot to curb poverty
Authorities and citizens will profit from the advantages that AI brings to urban and infrastructure development (Photo: Shutterstock) Cities such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are facing increasing traffic congestion, environmental pollution, and life quality deterioration because urban technical infrastructure is inadequate and urban management capacity cannot catch up with population growth. Nguyen Duc Kien, director of the Solutions and System Integration Centre for Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) However, over the years Vietnam’s government has paid special attention to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, promoting the application of high and digital technologies in all fields to promote sustainable socio-economic development. AI is one of the core technologies of Industry 4.0, having a strong impact on almost all fields of socio-economic life from production and product consumption to social management. Traffic problems, and urban planning of … [Read more...] about AI drives urban management future
Nguyễn Mạnh Cường, an official from the Institute of Energy’s Department of Electrical System Development under the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Nguyễn Mạnh Cường, an official from the Institute of Energy’s Department of Electrical System Development under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, spoke with Vietnam News Agency about the implementation of the national power development master plan in 2021-2030 (or Power Development Master Plan 8). Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has assigned the Ministry of Industry and Trade to formulate the master plan for energy and power development in the 2021-2030 period. Could you tell us about the implementation of the draft scheme on the master plan? The Government has approved the scheme for power development master plan 8, which was submitted by the ministry. The ministry is still awaiting the official decision signed by the Government. The deadline for … [Read more...] about Power Development Master Plan 8 focuses on renewable energy