At the meeting (Photo: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and the Public Relations Department (PRD) of Thailand will increase the exchange of information, especially in-depth reports on cultural and socio-economic affairs, with a view to affirming their role in providing official information in the era of digital technology. The consensus was reached at the 15th VNA-PRD Joint Technical Committee Meeting co-chaired by VNA Deputy General Director Le Quoc Minh and his PRD counterpart Charoon Chaisorn in Ho Chi Minh City on December 4. At the meeting, the two sides reviewed their cooperation over the past time, including the exchange of reporters as well as English text and video news. In the last year, the VNA received more than 400 English news items and 950 video clips from the PRD while sending 500 English news stories alongside in-depth television reports to the Thai agency. VNA Deputy General Director Le Quoc Minh spoke highly of both sides’ … [Read more...] about VNA, Thailand’s Public Relations Department deepen cooperation
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VietNamNet Bridge - The statement that products made by Samsung Vietnam are ‘Vietnamese’ has led to harsh criticism from the public. Related news MOIT says Samsung products made in Vietnam are Vietnamese goods "Foreign invested enterprises (FIEs) enjoy investment incentives in the countries where they invest, but they transfer the profits they make from investments to their home countries. Therefore, no country in the world considers FIEs as domestic enterprises," an analyst said when asked about the statement by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) that products made by Samsung in Vietnam are ‘Vietnamese’. Economists have expressed their surprise about MOIT’s statement. "I cannot understand why MOIT says so," said Pham Chi Lan, former deputy chair of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), a renowned economist, on Dat Viet. Some days ago, at a press conference held by MOIT, when asked if Samsung’s products are considered … [Read more...] about Public disagrees with MOIT on calling Samsung products ‘Vietnamese’
VietNamNet Bridge – The decision by Parkson to close Parkson Landmark, one of its nine shopping malls in Vietnam, has alarmed and angered the public. relate news Parkson mall in Hanoi temporarily shut down, future unclear Pictures: Parkson Hanoi and Parkson Saigon are deserted Why has Parkson Keangnam in Hanoi closed? The Malaysian group on January 2, 2015 suddenly told Vietnamese retailers to pack their goods and leave the shopping mall within 24 hours. The notice at the entrance door to Parkson Landmark said that the shopping mall would close temporarily until January 7, 2015. However, Parkson remains closed, and it is unclear when it will reopen. Tien Phong newspaper reported that representatives from 200 shops in Parkson Landmark said they had not received any official information from Parkson Hanoi, the owner of the shopping mall, and from Keangnam, the owner of the building where the shopping mall is located. Tien Phong’s reporters, who were present at … [Read more...] about Public condemns Malaysian retailer for shutting down Parkson Landmark
Talk Around Town (21-11-2007) Are public relations jobs edging in the side door? by Trung Hieu Glamorous, well-paid and easy? Jobs in Public Relations (PR) have never been so popular, but despite dreams of all play and no work, reality says being a PR representative in Viet Nam is no walk in the park. Although networking is essential, the job isn't just about socialising, says Mai Lan, an employee at a communications company. "In addition to daily work, PR officers have to maintain personal relationships with partners by meeting them regularly outside the office. This often means we don't get home until late, so we have less time for ourselves and our families. Our bosses pay for these trips if they understand this. If not, we have to use our own money." Normally, PR reps are in charge of compiling press releases and internal journals and supplying news to investors and information to journalists. They also have to organise promotional events for the company. Many businesses don't … [Read more...] about Are public relations jobs edging in the side door?
Killer disease still baffles scientists Authorities remain baffled by the mysterious skin disease that has killed nearly 20 people and infected many others in Quang Ngai Province though the Ministry of Health has sent two delegations to investigate. Pham Hong Phuong, director of the Quang Ngai Province Department of Health, said the ministry has concluded it is palm dermatitis with liver problems. But he refused to provide further information about the ministry's conclusion or speculate about it. But Dr Tran Hau Khang, director of the Ha Noi-based Central Dermatology Hospital, who led both delegations, rejected the conclusion. He told the People's Army newspaper that it was based merely on symptoms and the cause remains unknown. Blood tests found the presence of the rickettsia bacterium in 14 out of 26 patients in Ba To District. It is known to cause typhus among other diseases. Viet Nam News called the office of the US's Center for Diseases Control in Ha Noi only to be told to … [Read more...] about SOCIAL NEWS IN BRIEF 6/5