The workshop was organized by the Viet Nam Disaster Management Authority (VDMA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and is part of global efforts funded by the European Union in partnership with the UNDP and the World Bank to strengthen recovery in countries highly exposed to disasters like Viet Nam.Each year, disasters such as typhoons, droughts and floods impact millions of lives, the food security and cause one to two percent of economic losses. Poor and disaster exposed rural communities are often worst impacted.Mr. Nguyen Duc Quang, Head of VDMA Disaster Response Department, said that “in recent years, the Government has invested our disaster management systems, and we have made significant progress through steps like the approval of the Law on Disaster Prevention and Control. However, the global good practice shows that recovery is important, and today’s workshop can help strengthen these systems in Viet Nam, particularly the damage and … [Read more...] about Build back better in post-disaster recovery and reconstruction
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Viet Nam News Moved by the plight of children risking lives to get to school, two HCM City youth came up with way to provide practical, sustainable assistance, Bạch Liên reports A new life began for residents of Thiện Trung Commune last August. About 2,000 residents, young and old, were all smiles as they watched the inauguration of the Khang Linh Bridge in Cái Bè District, Tiền Giang Province. The bridge was a dream come true for them. It meant they no longer had to cross the river on wobbly ferry boats, an everyday danger that became much more risky during the flooding season. The bridge was constructed at a cost of VNĐ2.7 billion (US$121,500), and residents contributed 40 per cent of the money. The remaining 60 per cent came from the Build a Bridge project implemented by the Nam Phương Foundation (NPF). With the inauguration of the new bridge, the foundation has, in the three years since it was established, helped build ten bridges in the Mekong Delta (Tiền Giang, Bến Tre, … [Read more...] about Students help build bridges to a better life
Viet Nam News On the bank of the Red River, there is situated a seven-century old pottery village. Bát Tràng, the most famous and long-standing pottery village in Việt Nam is an interesting attraction in the capital that tourists should not miss a chance to visit. By Minh Thu - Lê Hương I wish I could marry you/ I will buy Bát Tràng bricks to build our house/ Building vertically then horizontally/ Building a semicircle pond where you can wash your feet. The humourous and beautiful folk verses honour the quality of Bát Tràng pottery. On the bank of the Red River, there is situated a seven-century old pottery village. Bát Tràng, the most famous and long-standing pottery village in Việt Nam is a landmark in the capital that tourists should not miss a chance to visit. The fact is that Bát Tràng bricks are the pride of people in the north of Việt Nam. They are firm, durable, not wet on humid days and not easily stuck to by moss. Not only Bát Tràng's bricks, but also their celadon … [Read more...] about Craftsmen work to spread the fame of Bát Tràng pottery
They are senior executives at multinational companies. They have wide experience in building an organization or a team with a strong desire to win. The winning culture is an important foundation for talented people to get accelerated in their career. For many business leaders, one of the most read books about leadership is Dr Shelly Leanne’s "Leadership the Barack Obama Way", first published in the United States in 2010. This 400-page book has three parts, two of which discuss how to build a winning culture – a critical foundation to make a lively President of the United States during 8 years. The author wrote that one of Barack Obama’s keys to success is his ability to encourage and inspire the young people and to build a strong team to work together with him. Nowadays, building a winning team is no longer an unfamiliar term in the development strategy of multinational companies and it has become the guiding principle for talents with an ambition to grow and develop … [Read more...] about How to build a winning culture?
The Hanoitimes - To celebrate the 91th anniversary of Vietnam Revolutionary Press, a ceremony for the 10th National Press Awards for 2015 was held in Hanoi on June 21. Attending the ceremony, there were President Tran Dai Quang, Head of the Central Propaganda Department Vo Van Thuong, Hanoi Party Secretary Hoang Trung Hai. Speaking at the ceremony, President Tran Dai Quang emphasized the important contribution of the Vietnam Revolutionary Press in the national liberation protection and national construction. In the past years, Vietnam newspapers have constantly innovated, improved quality, marking the biggest ever volume of submissions. The award attracted 1,660 press works from 169 media agencies, reporters and writers, and saluted the most outstanding ones that demonstrated the quality and success of national journalism. This time, there were eight A prizes (the highest award), 25 B prizes, 40 C prizes and 14 consolation prizes in four journalism fields, namely print and online … [Read more...] about The 10th National Press Award honoured excellent works