Nguyễn Tác AnViet Nam News Professor Nguyễn Tác An, Vice President of the Association of Science and Technology on Việt Nam Sea, speaks to the website Tài Nguyên & Môi Trường (Natural Resources and Environment) on the need to control the dredging of the seabed. The dredging of the seabed is a normal activity in many countries and Việt Nam is no exception. What is the most common method used elsewhere? Dredging or deepening narrow passages in sea harbours or ports is a normal activity to facilitate the coming and going of ships from ports. In Việt Nam, such activities have been done annually or periodically. Of course, all the mud and sediment collected has been transported and dumped at a special destination in the sea. In the world, an average of 250-500 million tonnes of dredged mud and sediment is licensed to be dumped in the sea in accordance to International Acts or Treaty of the International Maritimes … [Read more...] about All activities in the sea must be strictly controlled
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Box office: Customers queue up to purchase cinema tickets at Beta Cineplex. Photos courtesy of Beta Cineplex Viet Nam News National pride and success have become synonymous with the song “Việt Nam ơi” written in 2011 to cheer on the Vietnamese contingent at the 26th Southeast Asian Games. However, not many people know that the song’s writer is also a successful startup founder in the cinema industry, whose life has been driven by inspiration. “While most enterprises consider profit their highest priority, I focus on the impacts of my work on the community,” said Bùi Quang Minh, founder and CEO of the Beta Media Joint Stock Company. Returning to Việt Nam with an MBA from Harvard Business School, Minh decided to start a business in his own country and make a difference to society. At that time, he found out that the number of cinemas per capita in Việt Nam was still very low compared to the region; moreover, modern … [Read more...] about Cinematic success with social responsibility
Vietnamese Ambassador to the United Nations Dang Dinh Quy (L) and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnamese Ambassador to the United Nations Dang Dinh Quy has written about Vietnam’s contributions to the United Nations’ forums on the occasion of the 30th Diplomatic Conference scheduled to be held in Hanoi from August 12-17. The Ambassador stressed that in implementing the Resolution of the 12th Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam, the country has been actively participating in the UN’s cooperation and activities across the fields, winning the approval of international friends. As a result, the country has been elected to many UN agencies with high votes, such as the Security Council (2008-2009 tenure), the Economic and Social Council (1998-2000 and 2016-2018 tenures), the Human Rights Council (2014-2016 tenure), the UNESCO Executive Board (2015-2019 tenure) and the International Law Commission (2017-2021 … [Read more...] about Vietnam active at United Nations’ forums
Photo: VGP The VELP 2018 takes place at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on June 28-29, featuring discussion on the trends of the world economy. During the discussion sessions, Deputy PM Hue and members of the Vietnamese delegation provided information about Viet Nam’s socio-economic development situation, as well as the country’s guidelines, foreign policy and policies on sustainable development and social security. Photo: VGP Vietnamese delegates openly exchanged ideas on the achievements and challenges of the Vietnamese economy, in addition to the policy priorities that Viet Nam should focus on in order to improve the growth quality and ensure long-term sustainable development and social equality. On the occasion, some other contents, including the technology transfer policies of countries in the world, the role of cities as a driver of national competitiveness, the allocation of budget between localities, and the handling of … [Read more...] about Deputy PM Hue joins in VELP 2018 activities in the U.S.
Twenty-seven more communes and wards this year join family medical practice A health staff member takes blood for testing at An Hòa ward health station in Cần Thơ City’s Ninh Kiều District. Source http://soytecantho.vn The Department of Health in the Mekong Delta city of Cần Thơ this year plans to expand a model of family medical practice clinics to 27 more communes and wards. Family medical practice clinics aim to provide comprehensive and continuous health care services to each local individual and family in order to reduce overcrowding of patients at city or central-level hospitals. These clinics are located at health stations in communes and wards. Each commune or ward has one health station. Cần Thơ aims to equip more than 80 per cent of its 85 health stations with these clinics by 2020. According to Dr Bùi Thị Lệ Phi, the department’s head, the city now has 18 commune-based health stations with family … [Read more...] about Social News 5/4 (Hourly Updated)