Photo: Digital platforms connect people and at the same time raise public awareness of cultural aspects of Vietnam that are not widely known (Photo courtesy of artist Nguyen The Son) Hanoi (VNA) - New investment models will be key to create opportunities for the development of Vietnam’s culture and creative industries in the international market . In recent times, the digitalisation of cultural works in Vietnam has seen a positive change, especially since COVID-19 grounded the economy to a halt and put more people online. Prof. Julia Gaimster, head of Communication and Design at RMIT University, affirmed that it is a major achievement after the five-year implementation plan put in place for the Prime Minister’s cultural industry development strategy. The increase of digital cultural content may further attract audiences at home and abroad, promoting images of Vietnamese contemporary culture to international friends around the world. Setting up digital culture … [Read more...] about Partnerships needed to optimise Vietnam’s cultural industry potential
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ADB experts at the press conference (Photo: Vietnam+) Hanoi (VNA) - ADB experts forecast that Vietnam's economy could recover at 6.5 percent this year and grow stronger at 6.7 percent in 2023, due to high vaccination rates and the implementation of expansionary fiscal policies. On April 6, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) released the Asian Development Outlook Report (ADO 2022), which stated that the Vietnamese economy is ready for a strong recovery in the context of global economy instability. GDP reaches a high level ADB experts forecast that Vietnam's economy could recover at a rate of 6.5 percent this year and grow stronger at 6.7 percent in 2023 due to high vaccination rates, trade promotion and continued implementation of expansionary fiscal and monetary policies. Andrew Jeffries, ADB Country Director for Vietnam, said that high vaccination rates have allowed the Vietnamese Government to lift strict pandemic containment measures. The timely shift in pandemic … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s economy recovers strongly amid global instability: ADB
That worries me. Seven years ago, I got to spend nine months living and studying in Ghent, a small, beautiful ancient city in Belgium with many well-preserved medieval castles and churches. I rented a cheap room for students. On the first day, the landlord gave me a tour of the house, showed me how to use the heater and kitchen utensils. In the kitchen, there was a corner with two steel frames holding a blue plastic bag and a yellow plastic bag with "IVAGO" printed on them, as well as a cardboard box next to the bags. The landlord told us that our waste must be sorted thus: the yellow bag for daily household waste; the blue for plastic waste, aluminum cans and milk cartons; and the big box for cardboard, pizza boxes and glass bottles, especially beer bottles. Then, after posting a waste collection calendar on the kitchen wall, he asked us to check the dates then decide among ourselves who would take out the garbage on which day. The calendar was colored yellow, blue and … [Read more...] about Will the sorting of waste at source become a non-starter?