The fact that leaders and officers of the HCM City Education and Training Department receive remuneration for compiling textbooks has caused a stir among the public. In a document from the Ministry of Education and Trianing (MOET) to the local press, the ministry affirmed that in order to ensure fairness, publicity and transparency in choosing textbooks, the ministry has drafted a circular (which has been published on its website for public opinions) which stipulates that those who compile and inspect textbooks will not be allowed to become members of councils which have the right to choose textbooks for use. The fact that the Vietnam Education Publishing House and the HCM City Education and Training Department are joining hands to compile textbooks is the responsibility of involved parties and they need to explain this to MOET. Meanwhile, at the workshop on renovating the general education program held by the Vietnam Education Publishing House recently, director of the HCM … [Read more...] about Is Education Ministry allowing HCM City to compile textbooks?
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In efforts to embrace the fourth industrial revolution, Vietnam's cities and provinces are pushing smart city programmes, combining technology with internet-connected devices to enhance municipal management and economy. A corner of HCM City. The city is applying technology solutions to become a smart city in the future. Smart cities, with new technologies and integration based on sensor collection and analysis of data, are expected to drive economic, environmental and social benefits in many cities and provinces in Viet Nam – optimising traffic flows in real time, reducing energy consumption and automating waste management. However, despite the countless benefits of smart city projects, major cities including Ha Noi and HCM City, which are pioneering in this field, are facing difficulties and challenges when it comes to deployment due to city-specific requirements and needs of new policies and regulations from the Government and relevant sectors. Speaking at the … [Read more...] about Smart city challenges Vietnamese Gov’t and localities
Ho Chi Minh City has established a cooperative relationship with the Japanese prefecture of Nagano, as part of an ongoing visit to Japan by high-ranking city officials. Vice-chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem signed a deal with the Governor of Nagano Shuichi Abe to mark the two parties’ cooperation at a ceremony held in Nagano on Monday. The agreement was made within the framework of an ongoing business trip to Japan by a city delegation led by Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Dinh La Thang, from April 6 to 16. The cooperation will focus on the fields of high-tech agriculture, manufacturing, engineering and supporting industry, among others. With Nagano’s advantages in technology and Ho Chi Minh City’s active economy, the collaboration is expected to be very productive, according to Governor Abe. Regarding their existing ties in tourism, the Japanese official praised Ho Chi Minh City’s potential, evidenced by … [Read more...] about Ho Chi Minh City inks cooperation deal with Japan’s Nagano
A 3D scene of what the book street festival will look like in Ho Chi Minh City. During a recent press conference announcing details of the event, Tu Luong, Vice Director of the municipal Department of Information and Communications, said the book festival serves as a popular destination for many local people and foreign friends to enjoy. Guests are able to visit the occasion during the biggest and most important annual festival in Vietnam, which is set to get underway next month. The festival will be divided into three parts depending on genre, with children books to be put on display on Mac Thi Buoi street. The main area on Nguyen Hue street will feature a range of genres, whilst a specialized area for science, technology, economics, and culture, in addition to a coffee area, will be arranged on Ngo Duc Ke street. An image of the DK1 platform which will make an appearance for the festival To mark the occasion, prestigious publishers and distributors including Phuong … [Read more...] about Book street set to open in HCM City for Tet holiday
The president of a university in Ho Chi Minh City has been accused of wastefulness building an artificial pine tree on the campus, whereas a university officer claims that both his school and alumni provide the fund for it. The school has allowed and supported the students in decorating the ‘smart pine tree’ for Christmas and New Year for the last four years, in line with its principles of education, according to Dr. Do Van Dung, president of the university. Those principles are making students feel proud of their school, helping international students remember their New Year and the school integrate into the world, and creating opportunities for students of different majors to innovate. “The pine tree of this year was designed by the students themselves who are from many majors like mechatronics, automation, engineering cybernetics, wood industry, architecture, and graphic design,” Dr. Dung said. “That’s multi-sectoral cooperation in a digital … [Read more...] about Ho Chi Minh City university president faces allegation of waste building Christmas tree