Some foreign employees no longer need permits to work in Vietnam

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VietNamNet Bridge –The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) issued Circular No. 41/2014/TT-BCT (5 November 2014) on bases and procedures for determining that a foreign employee internally transferring within an enterprise belonging to one of eleven services in the list of service commitments of Viet Nam on the WTO (Service Commitment List) is not required to obtain a work permit. General provisions 1. The foreign employee is a manager, executive director, expert or technician temporarily transferred within the enterprise to its commercial presence in Viet Nam and recruited by the foreign enterprise at least twelve months prior to the transfer. 2. The Service Commitment List comprises eleven service sectors: business, information, construction, distribution, education, environment, finance, health, tourism, culture and entertainment and transportation services. 3. The commercial presence in Viet Nam comprises the forms of business co-operation contract, joint venture … [Read more...]

Vietnam Cultural Heritage Association awarded Labour Order

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PANO - The Vietnam Cultural Heritage Association on December 20th marked its 10th founding anniversary and received the third class Labour Order. Founded in 2004, the association now has 144 constituent organizations with 4,560 members across the country. It has actively conducted education drives to raise public awareness of the role of cultural heritages and to mobilize all the forces to protect and promote values of Vietnam’s heritages. Vietnam now has 21 UNESCO-recognised heritages, 48 special national relics, 3,000 national relics, 76 exhibits and groups of exhibits recognized as national treasure and 94 heritages listed as the national intangible cultural heritages. Translated by Son Ca … [Read more...]

Military ex-commanders, officials meet in Ho Chi Minh City

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Over 500 retired military commanders and officials met at a gathering in Ho Chi Minh City on December 21, on the occasion of the 70th founding anniversary of the Vietnam People’s Army and the 25th anniversary of All People’s Defence Festive Day (December 22). Addressing the gathering, Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Le Thanh Hai praised generations of the Vietnam People’s Army soldiers for their meritorious services for national liberation and development. Reviewing achievements made by the city and its people over the past 30 years, Hai said every great success recorded by the city results from its close-knit attachment with the Vietnam People’s Army and people all over the nation. Participants recalled the process of building and developing the armed forces. On the occasion, the city leaders also posthumously awarded the title of hero of the people’s armed forces to four individuals in recognition of their dedication to the anti-US … [Read more...]

A program for green environment held in Bac Ninh

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PANO - Canon Vietnam (CVN) in association with Bac Ninh provincial Youth Committee on December 20th held the program, "Hand in hand for a green environment", at Ninh Xa Primary School, Bac Ninh provincial city. The program aiming at raising awareness of environmental protection for pupils and guiding them to protect environment through small actions in daily life has contributed to the movement of creating a green – clean – modern environment in the country. Addressing the opening ceremony, Sawamura CVN’s General Manager said, "Pure Environment plays an essential part in our lives as well as our next generation. However, our environment is being terribly polluted now together with economic & industrial development. We are trying to purify the world but it takes a long time for our efforts to get effect. Therefore, protecting environment is our life-long mission." On the occasion, Canon Vietnam also gave Ninh Xa primary school three rubbish bins for waste … [Read more...]

Vietnamese students join hands for ASEAN’s development

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More than 200 students from the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) member countries are gathering for the Youth Model ASEAN Conference (YMAC) 2014 in Singapore Polytechnic. The December 19 – 22 conference, themed "Voices Today, Echoes Tomorrow", aims at fostering international relations and regional cooperation via the engagement of ASEAN youth. It connects the young people and equips them with informative knowledge on ASEAN’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats and challenges, particularly on the establishment of an ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2015. Acting the role as diplomats, prominent delegates are involving in a learning journey at the conference through researches and debates on current regional and global issues faced by the region. The issues revolve around the themes of Environment, Economics, Society, Security, and Arts & Culture. This is the first time all ten ASEAN members having their representatives at an YMAC, said Ong … [Read more...]

More houses for policy beneficiaries

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PANO – Army Corps 2 has completed 19 houses for its needy officers and non-commissioned personnel and two others for policy beneficiaries and those who had rendered good service to the nation in Quang Nam province’s Dai Lanh district and Quang Tri province’s Gio Linh district. The houses were constructed with financial assistance from the Ministry of National Defence, Army Corps 2, local authorities and families. Together with contributing working days to complete the houses, troops in the whole unit raised money to buy household commodities for the recipients. Recently, the Department of Logistics and Depot TH80 of the General Department of Logistics have handed over a house to the family of Major Tran Hoai Bac, a needy officer of Depot TH80. The project was among 70 houses of the general department for policy beneficiaries and its needy officers. A 95sq.m house, constructed at a cost of VND 200 million, has recently presented to Captain A Chuong, former … [Read more...]

“Heroic Mother” title bestowed upon 327 women in Ho Chi Minh City

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An additional 237 women in Ho Chi Minh City whose husbands and children laid down their lives for national liberation have been honoured as "Heroic Mother". Among them, only 16 are alive and are able to receive the title at a ceremony held on December 21. At the event, Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Le Thanh Hai stressed that the city is always grateful for the outstanding dedication and sacrifices to the nation made by the mothers. Hai also pledged that local authorities would do their utmost to improve the living conditions for the heroic mothers and their families. HCM City is home to 3,633 Vietnamese heroic mothers. Source: VNA … [Read more...]

Music gala kicks off RoK Cultural Days in Thai Nguyen

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The RoK Cultural Days kicked off in northern Thai Nguyen province on December 19 with a gala featuring traditional melodies of Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK). The Korean artists brought to the stage folk songs played with their traditional instruments, including Sogeum flutes, Piri oboe and Ajaeng zither, introducing the country’s people and landscapes to local audiences. They also shocked audiences when performing traditional Vietnamese folk song medleys, such as Trong Com and Ly Ngua O. Running until February 28, 2015, the cultural days is hosted by the RoK Embassy in Vietnam in collaboration with Vietnam’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Museum of the Cultures of Vietnam’s Ethnic Groups as part of activities to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of the establishment of the Vietnam-RoK diplomatic ties and the 2014 ASEAN- RoK Commemorative Summit. The event also features a wide range of activities, including a photo exhibition of RoK … [Read more...]