Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc visited and presented gifts to workers in the northern port city of Hai Phong on January 30, ahead of the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) festival. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc encourages Hai Phong workers during his pre-Tet visit to the northern port city on January 30, 2019. (Photo: VGP) "Tet is the time to care for the disadvantaged and all social strata, so that everyone, including workers, is happy to welcome the Lunar New Year," PM Phuc said while attending the 2019 Tet gathering with workers of Hai Phong Port JSC on Wednesday morning. For many years, the "Tet gathering" programme has been well organised by the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour, helping to bring a festive Tet to workers nationwide. It features various practical activities to take care of workers, especially those in difficult circumstances on the occasion of Tet. On behalf of the Party and State leaders, PM Phuc sent his best new year greetings to all … [Read more...] about Prime Minister Phuc presents Tet gifts to workers in Hai Phong
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MTA's outstanding teachers receive flowers from the school's leadership At the ceremony of the Military Techniques Academy (MTA), its Director Lieutenant General Nguyen Cong Dinh and its Political Commissar Major General Cao Minh Tien presented flowers to congratulate the school’s teachers. During the event, participants listened to the Defense Minister’s congratulation letter and a speech delivered by Major General Cao Minh Tien on behalf of the school’s leadership. In his speech, General Tien highlighted the teachers’ efforts in overcoming hardship to fulfill their assigned tasks over the past year, particularly in the areas of training and scientific research. * During the event in the Logistics Academy, its Director Major General Pham Duc Dung recalled the history and meaning of Vietnamese Teachers’ Day, and at the same time delivered his congratulatory messages to the school’s teachers and educational managers. In the 2018-2019 academic … [Read more...] about Military schools celebrate Vietnamese Teachers’ Day
Hundreds of clean water projects have been built in the Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) in recent years to serve people living in poor and remote areas. People in Thuan An Commune, Dac Mil District, the Central Highland province of Dak Nong use pipe water supplied by the “Clean water for border areas” programme. — VNA/VNS Photo But in many places, residents are still struggling to find fresh water despite living close to clean water facilities because many have been abandoned for years wasting state budget, Tiền Phong (Vanguard) newspaper reported. According to a report by Dak Nong Province’s Agriculture and Rural Development Department (ARDD), there are 245 water supply projects with investment of nearly VND375 billion (US$16.3 million). Only 72 are in operation, accounting for 29.39 per cent and the remaining of 173 projects have been left abandoned for years. A clean water facilitiy built in resettlement area B in Dak Nutz hill, Gia Nghia … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s Central Highlands people lack access to clean water as supply projects abandoned
Most of the 990 students attending the exams for the sixth grade at the Hanoi-Amsterdam School for the Gifted had a GPA of 10 for all five grades at primary school, which some say is a reflection of a dysfunctional school system. The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) will begin applying the new general education program for first graders next year. However, it still doesn't know how to train primary school teachers to make them ready for the new program. Mr Do Duc Thai There are 400,000 primary school teachers. According to Thai Van Tai, acting director of the MOET’s Primary Education Department, there are three obstacles of teacher training. First, it is difficult to mobilize teachers who are not official civil servants who receive a salary from the state, to the training courses. They are mostly teachers of informatics, English, music and arts, accounting for 15 percent of total teachers. Meanwhile, the teachers who retire in 5-7 years account for 10 percent. The … [Read more...] about ‘How to teach primary school students’ under new system: are educators qualified?
At the meeting, most of businesses affirmed that goods preparation for Tet holiday has been on schedule. They are able to increase the volume of subsidized goods by 10-13 percent compared to plan. In the group of poultry meat and egg, San Ha Company’s director Pham Thi Ngoc Ha said that the company is able to increase chicken supply by 30 percent. She proposed the city to put industrial chicken in the list of subsidized commodities. According to her, this type of chicken is ready for slaughtering after 35 days of breeding and its price is stable. Ba Huan Company’s representative Pham Thi Kim Em affirmed that the company can raise poultry meat and egg volume by 30 percent compared to plan. Saigon Agriculture Corporation (Sagri) said that it would hike subsidized pork by 10 percent in the Tet holiday. In the meantime, Phan Van Dung, deputy director general of Vissan Company, said that the company planed to import 2,500 tons of frozen pork. So far it has stored 2,000 tons. … [Read more...] about HCMC works with businesses on goods preparation for Tet holiday