The AES-VCM Energy Career Scholarship, raised by AES-VCM Mong Duong Power Co. Ltd., not only provides students financial support but also the benefit from participating in soft skills as well as other activities. AES-VCM Energy Career Scholarship presenting ceremony On November 19, AES-VCM Mong Duong Power Co., Ltd., in co-operation with the Centre for Education Development (CED), presented AES-VCM Energy Career Scholarship to 20 outstanding students from Quang Ninh province majoring in power and energy at Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST) and Electric Power University (EPU). The AES-VCM Energy Career Scholarship is one of the company’s initiatives to invest in education, training, and preparing a high-tech workforce for Quang Ninh and Vietnam’s energy sector. Besides the $600 financial support, each student will participate in soft skills and English training courses, volunteer activities, community support, and a field visit to Mong Duong 2 BOT … [Read more...] about AES VCM presents second year of Energy Career Scholarship
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The Hanoitimes - H.E. Wendy Matthews, New Zealand’s Ambassador to Vietnam shared with Hanoitimes the CPTPP’s benefits for mutual co-operations. What are the potential areas for further co-operation between Vietnam and New Zealand? Well this is what I love about my job: that we already have a great partnership with Vietnam yet there are a lot of opportunities left. Particularly, I am thinking of the trade and economic area, as well as education, but we also see a phenomenal rise in people-to-people tourism links. Without a doubt, there are plenty of benefits to both Vietnam and New Zealand, which is great to see. New Zealand certainly wants to strengthen co-operation across the board. We have seen a really high level of political commitment, as demonstrated by our very new prime minister coming to the APEC only two weeks after her inauguration last year. The two nations are also maintaining great trade and economic partnership as two-way trade is up 18% on-year. We are … [Read more...] about CPTPP to tighten Vietnam-New Zealand partnership
Brian Spence The threat of global trade wars may not seem to have much to do with your property investments, yet actually these macroeconomic risks should make up a big part of your thinking on risk management. The past few years have certainly been a wild ride in geopolitical terms, and the tumult shows no sign of abating. And, in today’s globalised world, even faraway developments have knock-on effects we all must endure. This means having a global view of your investments is vital. As part of his “America first” agenda, President Donald Trump recently announced hefty tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from around the world in a highly populist – and highly controversial – move intended to boost American industry. The responses from allies like the European Union and Canada have been ones of outrage, but it is the implications of a breach in relations between China and the US which are perhaps most worrying. Many fear we have seen “first … [Read more...] about Tensions, trade wars and knock-on effects
Emerging Asia, which covers India, China, and Southeast Asia, will be revelling in an economic growth rate of 6.3 percent annually from 2018 to 2022, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. But there’s a hitch: Asia is also waist-deep in alarming projections of deaths, damages to livelihoods and properties, and worsening inequality because of disasters and climate change. Asia’s robust economic growth is not underwritten. The latest assessment report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the world’s largest scientific body formed to study climate change, found that “People living in low-lying coastal zones and floodplains are probably most at risk from climate change impacts in Asia. Half of Asia’s urban population lives in these areas. Compounding the risk for coastal communities, Asia has more than 90 percent of the global population exposed to tropical cyclones.” Poverty and inequality in … [Read more...] about Asia: Rising economic star or poster child for disaster?
Viet Nam News BANGKOK — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc said Việt Nam is ready to contribute to co-operation as part of the Cambodia-Laos-Myanmar-Việt Nam (CLMV) mechanism. Attending the 9th CLMV Summit (CLMV 9) in Bangkok, Thailand on Saturday, Phúc said Việt Nam would help the countries attend trade fairs in Việt Nam, build e-government, improve digital capacity and skills and continue to provide scholarships for Cambodian, Lao and Myanmar students. He stressed that narrowing the development gap within the ASEAN was significant to socio-economic development in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Việt Nam and to the prosperity of ASEAN as a whole. The Prime Minister said there were three key factors for optimising CLMV co-operation. First, the co-operation should focus on sectors which are the strength of the countries, especially in the context of limited resources and the four countries’ participation in … [Read more...] about Việt Nam ready to contribute to CLMV co-operation: Prime Minister