Three-fourths of consumers buy homecare goods at supermarkets Vu Yen By Vu Yen - The Saigon Times Daily HCMC - Three-fourths of Vietnamese consumers have purchased household cleaning and laundry products from large retail store chains in the past 12 months, also the same as elsewhere in Southeast Asia, according to a report of Nielsen. The report shows around 58% of consumers had purchased these products at small local, family-owned stores in the past year. Although online retail stores have yet to gain significant traction in Vietnam, 20% of consumers have purchased homecare products online in the past year, the highest ratio compared to other countries in the region such as Indonesia with 17%, Malaysia with 13%, the Philippines with 12%, Singapore with 14%, and Thailand with 16%. Prices and brands are among the key factors for Vietnamese consumers to decide to buy. Around 81% of consumers say trusted brand names are an important attribute while 73% say previous experience is an … [Read more...] about Three-fourths of consumers buy homecare goods at supermarkets
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VietNamNet Bridge - Students of gifted high schools now have to study natural science subjects in English, but they have to take final exams in Vietnamese. Therefore, teachers have proposed organizing some national exams in English. Teaching in English: ambitious plan needs thorough preparation The "schools must not fail" pressure The Le Hong Phong High School for the Gifted in HCM City started a trial program of teaching natural science subjects in English three years ago. This is the first school in Vietnam is implementing the program. Students of the school still follow normal curricula stipulated by the Ministry of Education and Training, but they have additional intensive lessons in English. The school has eight English intensive classes with 250 students. … [Read more...] about Vietnam will have a national exam in English?
Sending kids to overseas summer camps is believed to be the effective training courses which help improve their knowledge. However, in fact, learning is just a part of the trips. Going abroad to attend summer camps in summer has become in fashion among well off families in big cities like Hanoi and HCM City. Urban parents all want their children to learn English well, because the foreign language skill is believed to be a big advantage when applying for jobs. Meanwhile, going abroad and communicate with native speakers proves to be the most effective way of learning English. A lot of overseas courses have been organized by big English centers in Vietnam, such as ILA, Appolo, and the British Council. Traveling is the main goal of trips Hong Ha, a parent in Hanoi, said she has got confused with the information about summer courses. “I cannot imagine that attending overseas training courses is so favored. However, the English centers do not provide detailed information about … [Read more...] about Summer overseas courses not “magic wand” for English learners
When well-off patients are turning their backs against local hospitals, the Ministry of Health is seeking to "attract" them by diffusing Vietnam's medical achievements to the people, but...Vietnamese hospitals extremely overloaded Tragedy at public hospitals: having money, can't spendPatients "blackmailed" at hospitals $1 billion runs to Singaporean hospital/year Speaking at a meeting with Deputy PM Nguyen Thien Nhan on July 2, 2011, Minister of Health, Nguyen Thi Kim Tien (Deputy Minister of Health at that time), said that Vietnamese patients spend around $1 billion per annum for treatment at hospitals in Singapore alone. The number of Vietnamese patients who go to Thailand, South Korea and other countries for treatment is also high, according to the Ministry of Health. Therefore, Vietnamese people spend much more than $1 billion for overseas healthcare services. According to the Ministry of Health, Vietnamese patients are not fully aware of achievements and progresses of … [Read more...] about Public hospitals as good as inns