Dozens of outstanding inventions in IT, sciences and technologies, medicine and the environment were honoured at the Vietnamese Talent Awards 2019 held in Hanoi on November 15. With the theme of the power of digital transformation, this year's awards were intended to encourage the invention of products which help develop a digital economy. This year also marks 15 years since the Vietnamese Talent Awards were launched. Initiated in 2005 by the Vietnam Study Promotion Association and co-organised by the Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Group, Vietnam Television and Dantri/Dtinews online newspaper, the Vietnamese Talent Awards have become a prestigious annual national awards event. This year's event saw the participation of the Politburo member and Head of the Party Central Committee's Economic Commission Nguyen Van Binh, Former Vice State President and Chairwoman of Vietnam Association for Promoting Education Nguyen Thi Doan, member of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central … [Read more...] about The power of digital transformation featured at Vietnamese Talent Awards 2019
Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Vu Hong Nam at the event (Photo: VNA) Tokyo (VNA) – The Association of Vietnamese Intellectuals in Japan (AVIJ) was established during a congress in Tokyo, Japan, on November 14. Its executive board for the 2019 – 2021 tenure was elected with nine members, including Dr. Le Duc Anh and post graduate Pham Van Long from the University of Tokyo as Chairman and Secretary General, respectively. The board agreed on the action plan for the near future, including focusing on successfully holding the Vietnam Intellectual Forum in Japan 2019 themed “Make in Vietnam: Opportunities and Challenges”. Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Vu Hong Nam said the congress will connect Vietnamese intellectuals in Japan together to create a collective power. He also pledged all possible support for AVJI to contribute to Vietnam’s socio-economic development as well as Vietnam – Japan friendship. AVIJ … [Read more...] about Association of Vietnamese Intellectuals in Japan formed
Some say Vietnamese culture must be respected, while others say calling students by English names is no big deal An official statement from an education department leader in Ho Chi Minh City, who said giving students English names during language classes is “against Vietnam’s traditional education,” has sparked fresh debate among Tuoi Tre News readers. Unlike the controversial rule to ban audiovisual tools from English teaching in citywide primary schools, the ‘name issue’ is winning support from English teachers, native and local. Vietnamese don’t need English names Commenting on Tuoi Tre News’ Facebook Page, Michael David Kemp said he agrees “100 percent” with the idea that students not be called by anything other than their Vietnamese names. “Vietnamese names mean something and have a meaning behind them,” he wrote. “I always try to learn [how to say] my students Vietnamese names.” … [Read more...] about Phuc or Fuchsia? Should Vietnamese students have Western names in English classes?
HCM CITY— The 2019 Steps Challenge is a community event meant to raise awareness of autism and bring appropriate care and access to special education to hundreds of thousands of children with the disorder in Việt Nam. The event, organised by Saigon Children’s Charity CIO (saigonchildren) in partnership with property company CapitaLand, will take place on May 25 in HCM City’s District 2. It is a free event designed for the community with activities suitable for various participants. For six weeks before the event, saigonchildren and CapitaLand will run an online social campaign, #stepupforautism. It is expected to gather up to 100 million steps from participants and supporters through the internet. Everyone can join by taking photos of the number of steps they have walked or run and posting on social networks with the hashtag #stepupforautism. Each step, each photo and each shared hashtag will raise awareness of autism and autism education around the community. … [Read more...] about Community event to raise awareness of autism
Photo shows the entrance of Times City, the urban area built by real estate, retail and tech conglomerate Vingroup. — Photo cafeland.vn HÀ NỘI — Leading real estate and retail conglomerate Vingroup plans to earn VNĐ140 trillion (US$6 billion) in net revenue and VNĐ6.5 trillion in post-tax profit in 2019. The information was released during the group’s 2019 annual general meeting of shareholders on Thursday in Hà Nội. In 2018, the company's net revenue reached nearly VNĐ122 trillion, up by 36 per cent compared to 2017 due to the increase in revenue of all sectors, especially in the transfer of real estate. Real estate transfer revenue increased by 33 per cent in 2018 from VNĐ62.5 trillion to VNĐ83.3 trillion. The rise came from the handover of key projects in Hà Nội and HCM City, including the Landmark 81 building in Vinhomes Central Park, Vinhomes Golden River, Vinhomes … [Read more...] about Vingroup targets profit of VNĐ6.5 trillion