The competition, part of the Taste of Australia event, was organised by the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) and supported by Vietnam’s Graduates from Australia Club (VGAC). It had two rounds – an online one held from May 12-June 4; and a final round held on June 25 in Ho Chi Minh City. All contestants registered for the online round submitted video clips with two cups with two different patterns from four subjects - Heart, Tulip, Rosetta and Swan. Sixteen submissions competed in the final round and the top three winners were chosen by a panel of judges featuring: Dang The Lan (Alumnus of Central Queensland University; Founder and Managing Director, The Lovely Cup O’ Coffee; 3rd Place Winner of the Southern Region Latte Art Championship in 2013 Australia); and Pham Minh Luan (Alumnus of RMIT Vietnam; Founder, Hyper Coffee). The three guest judges for the competition were: Rebecall Ball, Senior Commissioner of Austrade; MasterChef Ngo Thanh Hoa; and Art … [Read more...] about Australian barista contest found the winner
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Vice Chairman of the People’s Council of Ho Chi Minh City Nguyen Van Dung addresses the meeting (Photo: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – Vice Chairman of the People’s Council of Ho Chi Minh City Nguyen Van Dung and Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of China's Shanghai Municipal People Congress Chen Jing had an online meeting on June 30 to discuss orientations to promote the partnership between their elected agencies. Dung affirmed that the meeting shows HCM City’s determination and hope to maintain the friendly and cooperative partnership between the two cities. Briefing the Chinese official on the socio-economic situation of the city, Dung said he hopes Shanghai will continue to organise short-term training courses for HCM City officials and share experience in areas of mutual interest. He briefed the Chinese official on major activities of the HCM City People’s Council, especially measures to speed up the socio-economic recovery and development after COVID-19 , and … [Read more...] about Elected bodies of HCM City, Shanghai foster partnership
At a meeting in London on June 30 with Kenneth Atkinson, head of the British Business Group in Vietnam (Britcham), and representatives of British groups and investment funds operating in Vietnam, Hue affirmed that the relationship between Vietnam and the U.K. is at an all-time high. He believed the U.K. will continue to elevate its role and position in terms of economy, trade and investment in Asia-Pacific, including the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Vietnam. The N.A. Chairman said two-way trade has reached 6-7 billion USD per year, but there remains huge room for the countries to boost trade. Hue expressed his hope that Britcham will further affirm its role in attracting and guiding British businesses in Vietnam, while intensifying its consultation and policy support for these firms. The Vietnamese legislature, government, ministries, agencies and localities are willing to work to improve the investment and business environment for both domestic and … [Read more...] about Vietnam seeks stronger trade, education ties with U.K.
Hue held talks with top legislators, met with government leaders and ministers of Hungary and the U.K. and witnessed the signing of a number of memoranda of understanding on cooperation between ministries and localities. He took the occasion to thank Hungarian and British leaders and people for donating COVID-19 vaccines and test kits to help Vietnam combat the pandemic. The N.A. Chairman also met with heads of friendship parliamentary groups, friendship associations, corporations and universities in the two countries; attended high-level forums on trade, economy, investment and education; and visited Vietnamese communities there. The visits aimed to deepen bilateral cooperation with the two European countries and showed the Party's and State's care for Vietnamese expatriates. The signing of an agreement between the Vietnamese and Hungarian National Assemblies marked a new milestone in the two sides’ relations, lifting the bilateral parliamentary ties to a new height. Hue’s … [Read more...] about Top legislator arrives in Hanoi, concluding visits to Hungary, U.K.
Vietnam's emblem The Office of National Assembly (ONA) on January 31 launched the third phase of a programme to strengthen the capacity of people’s elected bodies in Viet Nam . The 7.5 million USD project, sponsored by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the governments of Canada and Ireland , the Danish Trust Fund, the UK Department of International Development (DFID) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), will be carried out between 2008 and 2012. This phase will be beneficial to all provincial People’s Councils nationwide as an extension from 16 localities in the first and second phases. The project will enhance the relationship between voters and their representatives and improve the consultations work for selected draft laws before they are submitted to the National Assembly for approval. Particularly, it will seek opportunities to further strengthen the representative role of elected bodies, public consultations … [Read more...] about NA starts project to improve people-elected bodies’ capacity
Always an alluring event for the engineering and manufacturing community On its 18 th return, MTA Vietnam 2022 - a prestigious international exhibition on machine tools, precision mechanics, and metalworking - will take place over four days from July 6 to 9 at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre, 799 Nguyen Van Linh Road, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City. This exhibition is expected to provide value and interesting experiences for individuals and enterprises in the engineering and manufacturing industry. MTA Vietnam allures many enterprises and groups During their visit to the MTA Vietnam 2022 exhibition, attendees will have the opportunity to meet more than 250 prestigious exhibitors from within the country and 12 other nations and territories around the world that are considered the powerhouses of advanced technology such as Germany, the US, the UK, Japan, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, China, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Hong Kong, among … [Read more...] about MTA Vietnam: An exhibition of interest to the engineering and manufacturing community