Japanese zipper-maker YKK will begin operations at its second plant in Vietnam in October, reported the Japan Times. YKK R&D Center. Photo: YKK The company plans to increase its production capacity by 40 per cent in the fiscal year through March 2021 compared with fiscal year 2017. YKK Vietnam Co., YKK’s local subsidiary, built the plant at the Dong Van III Industrial Zone in the northern province of Ha Nam, some 40 km south of Hanoi, with total investment of $59.9 million. Adding to its existing plant in the southern province of Dong Nai, the new 51,000 sq m site will shorten delivery times to garment makers in Vietnam’s north. It is also expected to respond to garment production shifting from China to Vietnam. The parent group opened an R&D Center at YKK Vietnam last year, which brought its number of development sites to 36 (eight of which are R&D centers) and its number of R&D personnel to 945 as at the end of 2018. Aside from zippers, YKK also … [Read more...] about Japanese zipper-maker YKK to open second Vietnam plant
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Three young Vietnamese women were lauded for their effort by former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama when they met in the southern province of Long An on Monday. The meeting at Can Giuoc High School in Long An was part of Obama’s trip to Vietnam with American actress Julia Roberts to spotlight girls’ education on behalf of the Obama Foundation’s Girls Opportunity Alliance. They were joined by Vietnamese-American actress Lana Condor, Vietnamese actress Ngo Thanh Van, American news personality Jenna Hager, and American actress Liza Koshy. A video published on Michelle Obama's verified Facebook account on December 9, 2019 about her trip to Long An, Vietnam the same day. At the event, Obama and Roberts listened to the life stories of the Vietnamese women who were the scholarship winners of Room to Read, a program that works to help female students pursue education. The former first lady praised the young women for their effort in overcoming hardship in life to gain … [Read more...] about Who are the women Michelle Obama praised in Vietnam?
PANO – Ha Giang province in early April is to organise a seminar on natural reserve construction – “Stone Park” – in the province and then submit it to UNESCO for recognition as a world natural heritage. As Nguyen Truong To, chairman of the Ha Giang People’s Committee, said, the park is planned to cover about 3.5 thousand square kilometers of the 4 moutainous rocky districts of Dong Van, Meo Vac, Quan Ba, Yen Minh and part of Bao Lam (Cao Bang), where ethnic communities live and preserve traditional identity and where the geological structure is old and caves and nature are primitive. The Institute of Geology and Vietnam Museum of Ethnology are doing research on the area’s value to lay a foundation for turning it into a natural reserve. In the long term, the area will become an attractive place for tourists, promoting the locality’s tourism economic development. Translated by Mai Huong … [Read more...] about “Stone Park” to be preserved as UNESCO heritage
Some defendants in the exam cheating scandal said that VND1 billion was paid for each ‘exam score fabrication’. Tuoi Tre newspaper reported that Tran Xuan Yen, former deputy director of Son La Education and Training Department, said a defendant in the exam score scandal in the province declared that it was the department director who gave him information about eight examinees and told him to get the exam papers of the students to manipulate scores. Tran Xuan Yen (white shirt) is arrested Regarding the ‘cost’ of score fabrication, Yen said one had to pay VND1 billion to raise the total exam score of three exam subjects to the wanted levels. Yen was ‘in charge’ of 13 students, Nguyen Thi Hong Nga,16, while Dang Huu Thuy, vice rector of To Hieu High School in Son La City, was responsible for four examinees and Lo Van Huynh, head of the quality assurance division, for 7. Tran Xuan Yen, former deputy director of Son La Education and Training … [Read more...] about Exam cheating scandal: how much did one score adjustment cost?
From the perspective of young artist Nguyen Xuan Lam, folk paintings proved their vitality in modern times at an exhibition of his works that is opening in downtown Hanoi. Visitors admire works at the exhibition in Hanoi. — VNS Photos Minh Thu Following the success of his debut exhibition named Folk Painting – the Remake, Lam is back with Rendezvous between the Old and the New at the Vietnamese Women’s Museum. “Lam shows us the combination of old and new, between tradition and modernity,” she said. “The exhibition once again shows Lam’s talent for redesigning old art and giving traditional folk paintings new life with his own style.” The exhibition featuring modern forms of folk painting and products has attracted people of different ages. Drawing inspiration from Dong Ho and Hang Trong folk paintings, Lam repainted the works with his own strokes and colours then finished them using graphics software. Lam preserves the main … [Read more...] about Artist gives fresh coat to traditional paintings