The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) has published 32 textbooks for eight subjects and experience activities, but these do not include textbooks for English. According to Tien Phong, at the workshop titled ‘Vietnam Education Publishing House and the task of renovating general education program and textbooks’, in the North, the publisher introduced four sets of sample textbooks which have been approved by the Appraisal Council. Article 5 of Circular No 33 on standards, process of compiling and editing textbooks, says that textbooks must properly and fully present the content of learning subject curricula or educational activities; and they must be basic, scientific, practical and consistent with the reality of Vietnam. Therefore, there must be specific regulations and standards on using foreign textbooks for Vietnam’s schools. If using foreign books, publishing houses only cooperate with foreign publishers to make a profit. Meanwhile, the textbook … [Read more...] about English textbooks not yet approved by Education Ministry, why?
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Tra fish exports to Russia slump Export revenue of tra fish to the Russian market in the first 10 months of this year fell 31 percent compared to last year to 12.5 million USD, reported the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP). According to the association, the sharp drop followed last year’s declining trend, and was likely to continue for the rest of 2019. VASEP said that in the last two years, Russia’s tra fish consumption has been modest, with unstable import prices. Meanwhile, the European country’s imports of frozen tra fish fillets have increased slightly by 3 percent, but that of frozen whole fish have fallen 29 percent./. Conference on boosting exports to China They were speaking at a recent conference on agricultural, forestry and seafood exports to China in Mong Cai City in the northern province of Quang Ninh. The conference was organised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in collaboration with the People's … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES DECEMBER 6
To meet the financing needs of SMEs in burgeoning industries, including manufacturing, real estate, construction, healthcare, consumer services, retail and wholesale trade, Validus Vietnam will partner with corporates to provide SME growth financing to their vendors and subcontractors. Pilot programmes with partners that are in the pipeline include Medicare Vietnam, the largest pharmacy, health, beauty and personal care retail group; and Unicons, a member of Coteccons Group, one of the leading private construction enterprises in Vietnam. Validus Vietnam will operate using the same proven proprietary technology and credit scoring systems currently used in Singapore and Indonesia to provide Vietnam’s SMEs access to fast, reliable and affordable sources of growth financing. Built on the same validated processes, technology and robust credit algorithms, Validus Vietnam’s platform will be further adapted and tailored to cater to the unique needs of SMEs in the country. Ms. Tran … [Read more...] about Validus Capital has launched Validus Vietnam
Vietnam's emerging startup scene is proving to be a case of right place, right time for local and international venture capital funds. Eleven “rising star” startups in Southeast Asia in September converged at the “500 Startups Demo Day” in Ho Chi Minh City to spotlight the dynamic technology landscape in Vietnam and broader Southeast Asia. “There’s more hype about Vietnam’s tech scene now than ever before, as this is an exciting time for Vietnam overall,” said Mr. Eddie Thai, General Partner at 500 Startups Vietnam. “Vietnam is fast becoming an attractive destination for local and international venture capital funds, who are hoping to capture the growing consumer opportunities and leverage the Vietnamese entrepreneurial spirit.” Rising appetite Vietnam’s startup sector is growing at a rapid clip despite the global economic slump and is closing the gap with regional leaders. In only two years, it has made a big leap … [Read more...] about Startups catching the eye
Affluent travelers who reserve whole resorts, fly to Vietnam on special aircraft, use a private chef, or go to Vietnam on a weekend just to play golf are sought after by travel firms. News about the 7-day-long wedding of an Indian couple organized at the 5-star resort JW Marriott on Phu Quoc Island appeared in local newspapers for many days. The couple reserved the entire resort, and brought 700 guests, dozens of tons of goods and costumes from India. Prior to that, a Singaporean couple reserved a luxury resort in Da Nang for four days where their wedding ceremony took place. Other tourist sites have also been chosen for clients’ special events. Nguyen Duc Quynh, deputy general director of Furama Resort Da Nang, said more and more luxury travelers have chosen Da Nang, where six of the most beautiful beaches on the planet are recognized by Forbes. Quynh said some travelers want chefs to specifically serve them, others order specific Vietnamese dishes and many want to … [Read more...] about Vietnam seeks to attract more wealthy travelers