VietNamNet Bridge - The three subjects that students find boring are English, literature and history, according to Do Tan Ngoc, an experienced educator. English is considered one of the most important subjects of general education in the context of Vietnam’s global integration. Vietnamese students study English from the third to 12th grade. The state, the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) and parents spend big money and time to teach English to students. A national program worth VND9.3 trillion aims to intensify the teaching and learning of English at general schools, to turn Vietnamese students into ‘global citizens’. A national program worth VND9.3 trillion aims to intensify the teaching and learning of English at general schools, to turn Vietnamese students into ‘global citizens’. However, despite the efforts, students are still afraid of learning English. Many students are scared of English lessons. Ngoc noted that the number of students who … [Read more...] about Which subjects are the most disliked by students?
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(VOVworld) - All tourist ships operating in Ha Long Bay will be moved to Tuan Chau international port as the Bai Chay tourist port will cease operation from January 1, 2016, according to the Transport Department of northern Quang Ninh province. The province's transport department said 160 registered companies and individuals were operating more than 400 tourist ships at Tuan Chau Port. The transport department has to install a signpost system at the new port for tourists and local residents. The department and local authorities are responsible for building new bus routes linking Quang Ninh province's centre with Tuan Chau port. The transport ministry has permitted Tuan Chau Port to receive foreign ships that are up to 100m long and have a waterline of 5.5m in the south and southeast wharfs of Tuan Chau Island since last. … [Read more...] about Tuan Chau port is open for passgenger ships
Around 1,000 passengers were traveling aboard the ship. Port authorities said it was the first time that a giant vessel had berthed there. The port cost about VND 645 billion (US$40 million) to build. The ship, regarded as the most luxurious and modern cruise liner in Viet Nam, was launched by state-owned Vinashin Ocean Shipping Company last December. Vinashin bought the vessel from Italy at a cost of VND1.3 trillion (US$81.25 million). It is equipped with modern facilities, has hundreds of cabins and areas decks for autos and aircraft. Vinashin plans to make the cruise a daily service. Source: SGGP … [Read more...] about New Ha Long Port thrown open to traffic
By Van Nam - The Saigon Times Daily HCMC - The Ministry of Finance has asked all customs departments to reduce checks on export and import containers at ports nationwide to help companies cut cost and time for customs clearance. The customs is working toward reducing the ratio of container checks at ports to 15% by the year-end from the 2008 level of 23% and 17% last year, Tuan said. This means customs officers will check 15 for every 100 containers handled at a port. Tuan said there was no reason to check many containers while few violations had been found and that checked containers in some regional countries accounted for only 12%. He told the Daily at Saturday's meeting that after a recent fact-finding trip to some major HCMC ports which have the highest ratios of checked containers, the number of containers found to infringe customs regulations was small. At Cat Lai Port where some 45% of the nation's import and export containers are put through, the problematic containers make … [Read more...] about Customs reduces container checks
Organizers of the 'HCMC-100 interesting things' program launched a list of 15 city tours as candidates for the top ten. The program aims to help tourists select good tours and services in HCMC and promote the city's tourism. Cruise passengers who stop at HCMC often select these tours because they can explore many attractions of the city within hours. Touring by cyclo is the best way to save time and see the daily life of Saigonese on the streets. Visiting the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, exploring Vietnamese food in the Binh Quoi Tourist Park or dining on a floating restaurant with traditional art performances on the Saigon River are attractive tours. "Criteria for selecting city tours include cultural, architectural, traditional and typical features of HCMC as well as tours to include HCMC and surrounding highlights," said the organizer. City tour operators have included handicraft stores for people to learn about Vietnamese crafts. International and local tourists interested in … [Read more...] about Which tours are exciting?