Viet Nam News spoke with Mongolian charge d'affaires Chuluun Bayarmunkh on the occasion of Mongolia's National Day today. This year marks the 90th National Day of Mongolia. Are there any special events to celebrate this occasion in your country? Yes, there are many special events to be celebrated this year and it is not only on the occasion of the 90th National Day of Mongolia. The nation marks many historic anniversaries this year. For instance, in connection with the 2220th Anniversary of the Founding of Mongolia's Statehood - "Hunnu Empire" - a Peace Festival of Nations of Hunnu Origin is going to be organised under the auspices of the President of Mongolia in Ulaanbaatar. Representatives of 33 countries have been invited to attend this great event. Along with that, the 5th Congress of "World Mongolians" will take place in Ulaanbaatar in August on the occasion of the 805th Anniversary of the "Great Mongolian State" and 100th Anniversary of the "National Freedom Revolution". … [Read more...] about Room for improvement in Mongolia trade
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The Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training's draft fee schedule under which parents of kindergarten, elementary and high school children will have to pay tuition fees of up to eight percent of the region's average per capita GDP is now a growing public concern as the majority are still facing daily financial difficulties. Prof. Pham Minh Hac, former Minister of Education and Training, expressed his views on the matter. Prof. Pham Minh Hac: There's no doubt that our budget for education is deficient. We haven't had enough money to invest in schools' facilities, that's why no school in our country can meet international standards. Only forty percent of schools in the northern mountainous provinces and in the Mekong Delta provide even acceptable educational environments. Yet, it's inappropriate for Government to use tuition fees as a main source of revenue for education, then keep raising them to cover escalating costs. What we should be aiming for now are exemptions … [Read more...] about Will a Rise in Tuition Fees Help Improve Education and Training Quality?
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem said that one of the six key tasks in foreign affairs in 2011 is seeking solutions to definitively solve border issues with neighbors. According to Mr. Khiem, 2011 is an important year for Vietnam because it will be the first year to implement the resolution of the 11th Party Congress, the amended political program to build the country in the transitional period to socialism and the ten year social-economic development strategy (2011-2020) and the five-year development plan (2011-2015). He said that to successfully carry out the mission of maintaining peaceful and stable environment and creating favorable international conditions for the country's sustainable development, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will implement active, strong and comprehensive foreign relations in six directions as follows: Firstly, Vietnam will continue to integrate into the world community in an active, stronger and more comprehensive manner, … [Read more...] about Border issues to be solved definitively in 2011
(VEN) - We are sitting in a cafeteria in the center of Ho Chi Minh City. The sun still shines on the afternoon of the autumn in this southern city. 'I love the weather here. It is gorgeous!'says Mr. Bruce E. Flanagan. Then the Australian expert coach continues, 'The weather is like the people here, so energetic and enthusiastic.' When I praise his Vietnamese, he confidently replies 'Obviously, I am an Australian by born, but a Vietnamese by choice!' Our story has continued with his experience working in different ASEAN countries, e.g. Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines. Working mainly with CEOs and their teams, he has more than a story to tell about leadership… Actually, I believe that Vietnamese are more intelligent, creative and hardworking than other countries I have worked, however in terms of leadership style, I find that Vietnamese leaders are mostly stuck in command and control style leadership model. I am a strong believer in which the leaders' … [Read more...] about How to improve leadership in Vietnam?
A Vietnam Business Forum Secretariat survey on business sentiment found lower evaluations for 2008 but positive expectations for beyond 2009. A survey conducted in September 2008 by the Vietnam Business Forum Secretariat collected the views of registered private sector enterprises from various sectors and provinces towards Vietnam's business environment. Overall the 2008 survey reflected concern and uncertainty about Vietnam's current economic environment. After robust growth in 2007, the economy faces its greatest series of challenges since the "doi moi" period, with high levels of inflation coupled with a mounting trade deficit, a volatile exchange rate, and a sharp downturn in the equity market headlining recent macroeconomic developments. … [Read more...] about Continued confidence