Vice chairman of the Đồng Nai People’s Committee Nguyễn Hòa Hiệp (right) signs cooperation agreement with Jeollanam Province's deputy governor Yoon Byung Tae. — Photo baodongnai.com.vn HÀ NỘI — The southern province of Đồng Nai's authorities and delegation from the Jeollanam Province in the Republic of Korea (RoK) on Thursday signed co-operation agreement on energy industry. Under the agreement, the two sides will co-ordinate the development of new renewable energy, smart grids, information on energy and energy technology, and energy efficiency. Jeollanam Province will support Đồng Nai training experts and workers while co-operating in many electrical energy projects and new energy industries. According to vice chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee Nguyễn Hòa Hiệp, RoK is leading the countries and territories investing in Đồng Nai … [Read more...] about Đồng Nai to cooperate with RoK on energy industry
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With key financial reforms, Ho Chi Minh City could follow Tokyo, Shanghai, Mumbai, according to Donald Lambert, Principal Private Sector Development Specialist at the Asian Development Bank (ADB)'s Southeast Asia Department. A corner of HCM City. Photo by Vneconomy Lambert said Ho Chi Minh City together with a growing list of cities from Colombo to Kuala Lumpur could become international intermediators of capital and should look to Dubai as the model. "In the 2000s, Dubai emerged as a global financial centre. The impact has been considerable. At the turn of the millennium, the United Arab Emirates had a GDP of USD104 billion. By 2018, its economy had not only quadrupled in size but had become less dependent on oil with financial services a major driver of the growth," he explained. Lambert advised that the better approach for most countries, including Vietnam, is to first focus on becoming a national financial centre. "Vietnam has huge investment needs," he noted. "For … [Read more...] about Expert suggests four ways to help transform Ho Chi Minh City into a financial hub
Passions for latest education technologies Ta Ngoc Tri, deputy head of the Primary Education Department under the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training, said that local students have reaped impressive test results under the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) initiated by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which he noted indicate the efficiency of the country’s investment policy in education. The country has always attached great importance to investing in the education sector which is regarded as a key factor in ensuring sustainability in socio-economic development. This can be seen in the revised Law on Education which was passed in June points out that at least 20 per cent of the total state budget must be allocated to educational development. The sector has been pursuing comprehensive reforms of training work. “Of note, we have issued a new general education curriculum which underlines the significance of … [Read more...] about Vietnam ready to leapfrog in education
A teacher in the remote mountainous province of Lai Chau has just been honoured for her efforts and contributions to a remote school in the area. Khoang Ha Po is teaching at a class opened for children aged between 3-5 at the remote village of Huoi Linh in Nam Nhun District in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau, 500 kilometres from Hanoi. The village has just 18 Mong ethnic group households and is surrounded by rivers and high mountains. Children at the kindergarten class in Huoi Linh Village. Photo by Giaoduc.net The teacher, who is in her twenties, said that she came to teach at this class in 2015. As her house lies nearly 300 kilometres away in Muong Te District, she stays at this boarding class with the pupils and one other female teacher. "Life here is very hard due to difficult terrain," Po said. "The village is just some five kilometres from the commune's centre but it takes us nearly one hour by motorbike to travel to get food and necessities every … [Read more...] about Teacher honoured for great efforts in remote areas
It's thought 2.5 billion people could benefit from technology first developed in the 1200s. At Lockheed Martin, for example, it used to take a technician two painstaking days to measure 309 locations for certain fasteners on a particular curved panel. But according to Shelley Peterson, the aerospace company's head of emerging technologies, the same job now takes little more than two hours. What changed? The technician started wearing glasses. But not just any old glasses: specifically, the Microsoft Hololens. It looks like a bulky set of safety goggles. And it layers digital information over the real world. In this case, it scans the curved panel, makes its calculations, and shows the technician exactly where each fastener should go. Productivity experts are gushing about the potential benefits of augmented-reality devices such as the Hololens and Google Glass. When Google first demonstrated its smart glasses in 2012, their prospects seemed quite different. They were seen as a … [Read more...] about Why do billions of people still not have glasses?