Joining hands to solve gender imbalance at birth


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International Biology Olympiad 2016 in Vietnam

(CPV) - On behalf of Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, Vu Duc Dam, signed Decision No1534/QĐ-TTg dated August 28, 2014, approving the project on organizing the 27th International Biology Olympiad 2016 (BIO 2016) in Vietnam. Accordingly, the Olympiad organization in Vietnam aims to encourage biology learning and teaching in schools; contribute to discover, cultivate and train talent in biology and carry out diplomatic policies and integration per the guidelines of the Party and State. The … [Read more...]

Khanh Hoa urged to focus on maritime economy and tourism development


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Argentina, Vietnam foster parliamentary links The legislative bodies of Vietnam and Argentina will increase delegation exchanges to share experience in legislation and support their governments' efforts in strengthening bilateral cooperation. The agreement was reached following working sessions between Vice Chairwoman of the Vietnam National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and Provisional President of the Argentina Senate Geraldo Zamora and many other officials of both houses, during the former's … [Read more...]

Tension in East Vietnam Sea to top Shangri-la Dialogue agenda

>> U.S. Senate protests China's provocative act in Vietnam's waters >> U.S. Senator says it's unacceptable to ram, sink Vietnamese fishing boat  >> Vietnam reports China's violation of sovereignty to United Nations

The 13th Shangri-la Dialogue scheduled to open in Singapore on Friday will likely focus on the current tensions in the East Vietnam Sea and East China Sea caused by China recently, international media and experts said. As a leading regional security forum, the event is expected to be joined by about 400 defense officials and experts from 27 countries. … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s outstanding political events in 2013

Taking votes of confidence for key positions (Photo: HNMO)

A series of outstanding political events took place in 2013, including the adoption of the revised constitution, and the holding of votes of confidence for key positions. From the consensus from people, on 28 November 2013, 486 of 488 National Assembly deputies agreed to adopt the Constitution (revised). After that, a resolution stipulating the implementation of the Constitution (revised) was also adopted with high number of votes. The 2013 Constitution consists of 11 chapters and 120 … [Read more...]

Universities urged to meet international integration requirements


(VOVworld) - Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has urged the Ministry of Education and Training and competent agencies to review the ways names are given to universities, proposing potential foreign names instead. The move aims to create cohesion in the naming of universities to meet international regulations and global integration requirements. Deputy Prime Minister Dam explained that these small changes would contribute to the comprehensive reform of the education and training sector, to better … [Read more...]

Vietnam keen to share IT experience with RoK

Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam receives the Korean guest in Hanoi  (Photo: VGP)

Dam told the visiting Chairman of the Foreign Affairs, Trade and Unification Committee of the Republic of Korea's National Assembly, Ahn Hoong Joon at a reception in Hanoi on January 11. (VOV) - Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has hailed the Republic of Korea (RoK)'s strong information and technology (IT) development and voiced Vietnam's wish to share its IT experience. The Deputy PM expressed his satisfaction with the strong development of Vietnam-Korea strategic partnership across … [Read more...]

70 sets of remains excavated for DNA tests in telepathy-related scam

Telepath Thuy (first from left) during an excavation of martyr's remains in Dak Lak.

VietNamNet Bridge - On Monday, January 6, the authorities excavated over 70 sets of remains, founded by "telepath" Nguyen Thanh Thuy, at the martyrs' cemetery in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak, for DNA tests to identify whether they are the remains of martyrs or not. In late 2012 and early 2013, Thuy joined two trips, held by the Vietnam Bank for Social Policy, to Ea H'leo commune, Dak Lak, to search for remains of martyrs. He founded 73 sets of remains of martyrs. Seventy sets of … [Read more...]

Deputy PM seeks UK support

(VOV) - Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam has proposed the UK support free trade agreement negotiations between Vietnam and the European Union and provide continued ODA to Vietnam's development projects. Dam made the proposal at a reception on January 6 for Grant Shapps, UK Minister without Portfolio, who is visiting Hanoi. He noted the strategic partnership between Vietnam and the UK has developed strongly in all areas, especially in economics, trade and investment, bringing practical benefits to the two … [Read more...]

Conference on labor, national service opens in Hanoi

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam (Photo:

(VOVworld) - A conference on labor and care for those who have rendered great service to the nation took place on Monday in Hanoi. Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam stressed the need to address the issues of employment, vocational training and guest workers. He reminded the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs to make labor export a solution to the employment issue. Mr. Dam said in 2014 it is necessary to focus on caring for those who rendered great service to the nation. Mr. … [Read more...]

Vietnam strives to improve quality of higher education

Dr. Bui Anh Tuan, Director of the Ministry of Education and Training's Higher Education Department. Photo by VNA Project 911 sets a target to train 20,000 doctorates by 2020. What is the reasoning behind this policy?

Dr. Bui Anh Tuan, Director of the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET)'s Higher Education Department, said in a recent interview that Vietnam has a target of training 20,000 doctorates by 2020 in hopes of improving the higher educational system. Tuan has said that only 10% of lecturers at universities and colleges across the country have finished doctoral training. Teaching staff play an important role in the renovation of our system as a whole, as well as improvement of the quality of … [Read more...]

Violations of food safety and hygiene should be strictly punished

Supervision on food safety and hygiene has been enhanced for the Lunar New Year festival. Photo: internet

(VOVworld) - Ministries and sectors are urged to consolidate legal frameworks and documents guiding the implementation of the Law on Food Safety and related documents, especially during Tet, the traditional lunar New Year. Enhanced, supervisions on food safety and hygiene are also encouraged. Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam made the appeal at an online conference with ministries, agencies, and localities to review activities to ensure food safety and hygiene in 2013 and set out tasks for the … [Read more...]

Searching and collecting war martyrs’ remains a solemn task

Remains of Vietnamese voluntary soldiers were repatriated from Cambodia (Photo: VNA)

(VOVworld) - Searching and collecting the remains of war martyrs need to be carried out in scientific and effective manner and involve every resource, political and social organizations. It is necessary to have close cooperation between Ministries, sectors and localities. According to the latest document issued by Vu Duc Dam, Deputy Prime Minister and head of the National Steering Board for the Search and Repatriation of Martyrs' Remains, functional agencies need to communicate and encourage … [Read more...]

Deputy Prime Minister talks to students

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam (L)

(VOVworld) -Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has underlined the students' role and responsibility during the process of national industrialization and modernization. Dam was speaking at a dialogue with students on Saturday in Hanoi:"The Government should reform education and also make changes to the mechanisms to a socialist-oriented market economy. In addition, enterprises should work closely with universities by providing financial support and proposing demands for human resources. Enterprises … [Read more...]

Combined efforts needed to promote human resource development


(VOV) -Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has asked the national education sector to accept responsibility for improving the quality of Vietnamese human resources. He was addressing a December 28 conference in Hanoi that reviewed the implementation of the 8th Party Central Committee Plenum's Resolution as well as the 2012-2013 academic year. He noted approximately half of Vietnam's human resources are untrained, and as many as 30% of tertiary institution graduates remain unemployed. Deputy PM … [Read more...]

Deputy Prime Minister: Tertiary education should lead educational reform

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam talked with delegates on the conference's sidelines on December 28th. Photo: internet

(VOVworld) - (VOVworld) - Any inappropriate changes made to the education and training sector would adversely affect the whole community, said Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam at Saturday conference organized by the Ministry of Education and Training in Hanoi. The conference aims to review a Party resolution on educational reform and to review the activities of universities and colleges during the school year 2012-2013. Dam urged the sector to take drastic measures to reform the educational … [Read more...]

Media sector urged to drive growth of other industries

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam was speaking at the conference on December 26th. Photo: internet

(VOVworld) - Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam urged the information and communications sector to become a driving force for other industries, services and the national administrative system. At a conference in Hanoi on Thursday to review the performance of the Ministry of Information and Communications in 2013 and set tasks for 2014, Dam said that as globalization enters a new phase, Vietnam needs to gear up in order to survive the fierce competition. He called on the information and … [Read more...]

VAVA asked to redouble efforts in struggle for justice


(VOV) - Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has issued a call to action at the third Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange/dioxin (VAVA) conference in Hanoi on December 24, urging the organisation to step up its struggles for justice. VAVA marks the 10th founding anniversary Deputy PM Dam spoke to an audience including former Vice President and VAVA Honorary President Nguyen Thi Binh, officials from a range of international organisations, and more than 300 delegates representing in … [Read more...]

Association urged to work for Vietnam-Belgium friendship

Nguyen Thi Hoang Van, Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Secretary General made the request at the third VBFA Congress for its 2013-2018 term in Hanoi on December 18. (VOV) - The Vietnam-Belgium Friendship Association (VBFA) needs to make greater efforts to promote cross- cultural exchanges between Vietnam and Belgium. Van asked the association to launch more initiatives with diverse forms to boost cooperation in economics, trade, science-technology-environment, education … [Read more...]