Social News 12/12

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Crackdown on smugglers creates border control turmoil A crackdown on smugglers has created turmoil at Vietnam-China border crossings, notably at Mong Cai Border Gate in Quang Ninh Province, which is being flooded with people going back and forth between the two countries as gangs probe for weak spots in border control. Officials said Mong Cai Border Gate processed 10,000 people on December 6. The crowdness has been going on over the past month following the arrest of a smuggling gang on November 2, which prompted an increase of inspections by border gate security along the border. … [Read more...]

Korea supports E-learning for National Economic and Technical College

The conference on E-learning in NETC on November 11. (Photo: Vu Oanh)

(CPV) - The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and Samsung Electronics on November 12 handed over the project of improvement of capacity and education environment to the National Economic and Technical College (NETC) in Hanoi - a Public Private Partnership of KOICA. Accordingly, some of USD145,000 spent for the construction of a KOICA-Samsung E-learning center with installed hardware and software from July to November 2014. The project is a cooperation result proposed and coordinated by volunteer Been Jae Man rendering service at NETC. Teachers and students from NETC now have chance to improve their professional skills. Besides, this College, located in Hanoi's suburb Gia Lam district, has also developed an E-learning project and submitted to its managing agency, Vietnam Cooperative Alliance (VCA) for the approval. It is expected to carry out from 2015 - 2016 by State budget of about USD300,000 with a pilot training on Business Management. Earlier, a conference on … [Read more...]

President Sang’s activities on sidelines of APEC Meeting

President Sang attending a roundtable discussion with US business representatives.

(VOV) - President Truong Tan Sang has met with his Philippine counterpart Benigno Aquino III, attended a roundtable talk with US businesses and visited the Vietnam Embassy in Beijing. Meeting with President Benigno Aquino III on the fringes of the 22nd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting on November 9, President Sang noted with satisfaction the fine development of the friendship and all-around cooperation between the two nations. The two sides agreed to hold the first meeting of the joint working committee to be hosted by the two Foreign Ministers on the establishment of a strategic partnership in the future. … [Read more...]

Political News 22/9

Vietnamese Ambassador to New Zealand takes office Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Viet Dung presented his credentials to Governor-General of New Zealand Jerry Mateparae at a ceremony in the capital Wellington on September 17 to start his working term there. Governor-General Mateparae congratulated Dung on his new mission while showing his delight that the two countries are carrying out the second phase (2013-2016) of their action plan together with activities to herald the 40 th anniversary of their diplomatic ties in 2015. … [Read more...]

VN, Russia Expect to Conclude FTA Talks Early Next Year

Vietnam and Russia have agreed to strive for the conclusion of the free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations between Vietnam and the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan by early next year. The agreement was reached on September 6 (local time), in Vladivostok, Russia at the 17th meeting of the Vietnam - Russia Intergovernmental Committee on Economic - Trade and Scientific - Technological Cooperation which was co-chaired by Vietnamese Deputy PM Hoang Trung Hai and his Russian counterpart Igor Ivanovic Shuvalov. … [Read more...]

Six Vietnamese receive Cambodia’s Royal Order of Sahametrei

Six Vietnamese people were honoured with Cambodia's Royal Order of Sahametrei at a ceremony in Hanoi on September 5, in recognition of their contributions to the countries' friendship and interests. The recipients are Chairman of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Vu Xuan Hong, Chairman of the Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Association (VCFA) Vu Mao, Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Cooperatives Alliance (VCA) Dao Xuan Can and Nguyen Hai Giang. Most Venerable Thich Duc Thien, Deputy Secretary of the Vietnam Buddhist Shangha and VCFA Deputy Secretary General Ly Quang Bich are also among the honoured. … [Read more...]

HCM City to host Int’l travel expo in September

HCM City to host Int'l travel expoSaigontourist cooperates with JATA Representatives of Saigontourist met with Vice Chairman of the Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) Kazuaki Maruo on August 22, discussing measures to increase the flow of tourists between Vietnam and Japan. Speaking at the meeting, also attended by a group of leading Japanese travel agencies, Vo An Tai, Saigontourist Director General and Vice Chairman of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), said the visit shows the high level of importance the Japanese partners attach to Vietnamese market. … [Read more...]

Dutch Members of Parliament visit Vietnam

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VietNamNet Bridge - A delegation from the Netherlands' Parliamentary Committee for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, headed by Chairman Raymond de Roon, will visit Vietnam from 17 August to 24 August 2014. The Dutch MPs like to be informed about the current political and economic situation in Vietnam. In particular, they conduct this working visit to see how the transition from Dutch aid to trade develops and how further opportunities for bilateral trade and economic cooperation can be explored. … [Read more...]