Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has requested Vietnamese trade commissioners to ask themselves if they are trying hard enough at work, and suggested that they do their job with more passion and diligence. Trade commissioners are officials who present the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade in a foreign land. These personnel can either work at the Vietnamese embassies or trade offices in other countries, mainly tasked with promoting international trade agreements and export trade programs on behalf of the Vietnamese government At the Trade Commissioner Conference held by the trade ministry in Hanoi on Wednesday, PM Phuc underlined that these officials should make a self-evaluation of their working attitude. In his remarks, the premier told the conference a story about a Japanese trade commissioner in Vietnam, who has managed to have good relationships with local authorities and traversed the country for his work. Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc … [Read more...] about Vietnam PM urges trade commissioners to be more dedicated at work
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Nhan Dan Online - Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan held a working session to discuss financial mechanisms for the Vietnam-Germany University and University of Science and Technology of Hanoi on August 17. Meeting with the Government Office, the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Deputy PM Nhan commented on mechanisms for salary payment and training orders, fees, marketing plans and development programmes at the two universities. He asked the MOET to compile a document for the Ministry of Science and Technology to establish direct contact between the universities and the Ministry regarding issues related to their scientific and technological activities. The two universities can be proactive in managing their finances and attracting students thanks to investment from the Governments of Vietnam, Germany and France. The universities feature attractive training programmes, outstanding professors and an expected income of US$5,000 per … [Read more...] about Deputy PM Nhan works to improve joint-operated universities
NAM DINH — Northern Nam Dinh Province should fully exploit its potential in a number of key sectors to develop sustainably. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung made the request at a meeting with provincial leaders yesterday. He specifically mentioned further development of the province's human resources, shipbuilding, mechanical manufacturing, handicraft industry and maritime economy. Dung stressed that initially, the province needed to focus on agricultural production, aquaculture, industry and services in order to reach a GDP growth rate of more than 10 per cent. He also said the province should hold Party congresses this year. Dung said he highly valued the socio-economic achievements the province had gained during the past five years, which reduced the poverty rate to less than 7 per cent, but said the province's economy still lagged behind surrounding provinces in the region. The province still had low per capita income and low competitiveness, which needed to be resolved in the … [Read more...] about PM pays working visit to Nam Dinh
BANGKOK, May 3, 2010 (AFP) - Thailand's premier said Monday he would unveil a political roadmap to end a tense standoff with opposition protesters following the country's deadliest civil violence in almost two decades. But the authorities said they were still planning an operation to disperse the anti-government "Red Shirts", who have been occupying parts of the capital since mid-March in their campaign for immediate elections. "I will present a political solution or roadmap" out of the crisis, Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said in parliament. He said the outcome needed to be acceptable to the entire country, not only to politicians or the protesters. Abhisit said he hoped to announce the roadmap within the next few days but it was unclear whether his plans would be enough to persuade the thousands of Red Shirts on the streets of the capital to end their rally. "This conflict and the situation cannot simply be resolved through force," he said separately in an interview with … [Read more...] about Thai PM says working on roadmap to end crisis
Skeptics say the prohibition could go the way of other unenforced and unfeasible laws issued earlier Drinkers attend the "Hanoi Beer Festival" held in downtown Hanoi in 2011. Since last year, many provinces across Vietnam have enforced regulations that ban civil servants from drinking during lunch or working days but the jury is still out with skeptics saying they have to wait and see how long the ban will last and how much it will deliver. The chief of the commune's Party Unit was sleeping on the desk. The commune mayor was also asleep, sitting in the chair. The room reeked of alcohol. They were woken up by an old woman who needed a document stamped. They shouted at her and she got out of the room to wait. Nguyen Thanh Binh, chief of the Ha Tinh Province's Party Unit, happened to see the woman outside the office and hear what happened to her. He entered the office and saw that the two commune leaders were indeed drunk during working hours. The incident happened one … [Read more...] about Vietnam set to widen ban on drinking at work, but will it work?