Vice President of the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) Wendy Cutler (Photo: Asia Society) New York (VNA) – Vietnam is a silver lining in the Asian economy in 2019, according to Vice President of the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) Wendy Cutler. Speaking at a recent workshop on the future of Asia held by the ASPI in New York, the official said Vietnam has emerged as a silver lining in the regional economy with an economic growth of over 6 percent over the past two years. She also highlighted opportunities the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) will bring to the Southeast Asian country, adding that as one of the first six countries to sign the deal, Vietnam could optimise benefits from the CPTPP. In mid-November, the Conference Board economic consultancy organisation predicted Vietnam will be a bright spot in the global economy and have plenty of room to boost economic growth in 2019. According to the organisation, the … [Read more...] about Vietnam a silver lining in Asian economy: Asia Society
Many houses were destroyed in Phuoc Dong commune of Nha Trang city (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRCS) Central Committee has decided to offer urgent support in the shape of over 106 million VND (4,558 USD) in cash and goods to locals affected by severe rains and floods in the south central province of Khanh Hoa. Torrential downpour caused by a tropical depression killed 14 people and injured 11 others in the south-central coastal province of Khanh Hoa, while four people were reported missing as of 2pm on November 19. The tropical pressure originated from the weakened Storm Toraji. The rainfall in Khanh Hoa was measured at between 30-200mm on November 17-18. In particular, Nha Trang city reported rainfalls of 380mm. A total of 43 houses were pulled down or damaged by the severe floods. The VRCS will provide 3 million VND to the families of each deceased victim, 1 million VND to an injured victim, 3 million VND to each family with a destroyed … [Read more...] about Vietnam Red Cross Society offers urgent aid to disaster-hit locals in Khanh Hoa
A patient undergoes optical coherence tomography scanning at the Central Eye Hospital in HCM City. Photo vnio.vnViet Nam News HCM CITY — Large-scale vision screening programmes for children are needed for early detection and treatment of visual impairment due to refractive error, experts said at the Việt Nam Ophthalmological Society Congress that opened in HCM City yesterday. The number of such children had increased in recent years, Assoc Prof Nguyễn Xuân Hiệp, director of the Central Eye Hospital, said. The rate of refractive error in children aged six to 15 is 25-40 per cent in urban areas and 10-15 per cent in rural areas, according to Hiệp. Nearly three million children are in need of treatment now. Nearly 2,000 doctors, nurses and technicians are participating in the three-day event. The annual event is a platform for local and foreign experts to exchange views and experiences and update their knowledge in ophthalmology. The topics … [Read more...] about Ophthalmological Society Congress begins in HCM City
VietNamNet Bridge - General Secretary of the Vietnam Linguistics Association Pham Van Tinh says language disorders are a product of modern society. Children may suffer if they are forced to learn foreign languages too early and follow the wrong methods. General Secretary of the Vietnam Linguistics Association Pham Van Tinh Experts believe that an early age is the best time for kids to start learning a foreign language. However, opinions vary about what ‘early age’ means. In Vietnam, some urban parents believe that their children should be studying English at the age of two or three, while others fear learning a foreign language at an early age increase the risk of language disorders among children. The critical age for children to use English is 5-6, when they obtain basic vocabulary. At this age, children can learn a second language quickly. The critical age for children to use English is 5-6, when they obtain basic vocabulary. At this age, children can learn a … [Read more...] about Language disorders: product of modern society?
At the gathering to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of the Vietnam-US Society (Photo: thoidai.com.vn) Hanoi (VNA) – A gathering was held in Hanoi on October 17 to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of the Vietnam-US Society (VUS). VUS Chairman Nguyen Tam Chien reviewed the association’s establishment and development over the past 73 years. The association has carried out an array of cooperative and friendship activities to enhance mutual understanding between the two peoples. It has also maintained and expanded relations with more than 300 organisations and thousands of US friends and partners, Chien said. Since the two countries set up comprehensive partnership in 2013, the association has welcomed 125 US delegations with some 1,100 guests, who came to Vietnam to seek cooperative opportunities. In addition, various exchange activities have been organised by the association, including cultural exchanges, exhibitions, business exchange, and English language … [Read more...] about 73rd anniversary of Vietnam-US Society marked in Hanoi