Only licensed practitioners can provide efficient and safe cosmetic procedures (Photo: Le Toan) Working in Vietnam for seven years in the field of cosmetic surgery, South Korean doctor John Hwang still sees Vietnam as a market full of potential which is on the way becoming the region’s leading centre of in the field. “Vietnam has a large population and a high birth rate. In addition, more and more foreigners choose the country for medical services, particularly for beauty services, because of reasonable prices and good quality,” Hwang said. Meanwhile, Nguyen Phan Tu Dzung, director of JW Korea Plastic Hospital based in Ho Chi Minh City said at a recent conference on cosmetic surgery that the number of overseas Vietnamese coming to his hospital has increased by 20 per cent on-year. “Particularly in 2018, the hospital welcomed about 400-500 overseas Vietnamese to carry out plastic surgery,” Dzung said. “The demands are mainly for porcelain … [Read more...] about Cosmetic incidents raise legal debate
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Most of the buyers of bachelor’s degrees in English from Dong Do University hold important positions in state agencies, and most followed training courses to upgrade their education levels, which helped them get job promotions. The president of Dong Do University and his co-workers last week were prosecuted for selling degrees for many years. Most of the buyers of bachelor’s degrees in English from Dong Do University hold important positions in state agencies, and most followed training courses to upgrade their education levels, which helped them get job promotions. Degrees in English are the prerequisite condition for anyone to follow training courses for master’s degrees or a doctorate. However, the degree holders don’t have real knowledge. Dong Do University has not been allowed to train students to grant bachelor’s degree in English as dual degree. But the school still continues enrolling students for the training courses. The tuition was … [Read more...] about How did Dong Do University sell bachelor’s degrees?
Vietnamese banks are beginning to make inroads in major markets such as the United States and Australia During his bilateral talks with South African Deputy Prime Minister David Mabuza in South Africa last week, Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue stated that the legal framework to support co-operative activities between the two nations would soon be completed. Notably, he proposed that the South African government tackle difficulties in payment method for Vietnamese enterprises and allow them to “open branches of Vietnamese commercial banks in South Africa.” Mabuza affirmed that all best conditions will be made available for all Vietnamese businesses and investors to invest in his nation. Elsewhere on the African continent, Saigon-Hanoi Joint Stock Bank (SHB) recently submitted a proposal to enter the Ivory Coast although the board of management is still considering their options, according to insiders. Meanwhile, Vietcombank officially opened a … [Read more...] about Vietnamese lenders set sail for lucrative lands
“What is behind such high mountains?” The innocent question used to appear regularly in the mind of Dr Ngan Luong, a member of the Tay ethnic minority group. “What is behind such high mountains?” The innocent question used to appear regularly in the mind of Dr Ngan Luong (Emily Ngan Luong), a member of the Tay ethnic minority group, while she was a little girl walking through mountains to the local primary school in a very poor and remote area in the northern province of Cao Bang. Dr. Luong Ngan in her Tay traditional dress outside the University of Birmingham. VNA/VNS Quoc Dat Now, dozens of years later, Ngan, now 33, has grown up enough to discover more about life. However, her thirst for knowledge is still as strong as ever. Ngan said the question was both an extraordinary motivation and encouragement to overcome all difficulties to study and work overseas. “It is always a desire deep in my heart that I can return to contribute to building … [Read more...] about Tay woman reaches academic success
Free trade agreements, new legal frameworks, and a stable currency are just some of the factors leading to impressive FDI numbers in Vietnam Whichever way you look at them, Vietnam’s key performance indicators tell a compelling investment story. Against a backdrop of social stability and government that is highly supportive of business, Vietnam is set to continue its multi-year run of 6-7 per cent annual GDP growth. And where South Korea and other Asian peers might be wincing from drops as large as 10 per cent, Vietnam has enjoyed an 8 per cent on-year increase in export growth. Brian Spence, co-founder of investment consultancy S&P Investments Anyone needing further proof of Vietnam’s growing stature would have to look no further than the stunning rise of foreign direct investment. In 2018, FDI into Vietnam rose by 9.1 per cent on-year and hit $19.1 billion, marking this dynamic country’s sixth record year for FDI in a row. Almost 1,400 new related … [Read more...] about Why international investors continue to flock to Vietnam