Khanh Hoa urged to focus on maritime economy and tourism development

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Deputy PM Dam speaks at the session. (VNA) … [Read more...]

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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

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(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: quangninh.gov.vn)

(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...]