Though Vietnamese enterprises know well that renovating technology is the issue of vital importance, they still cannot do that because preferential loans remain unreachable. The spirit is willing, but the capital is weak Nurturing a project on food processing, Huynh Van Hai, Director of the Bao Long Food Technology Company, many times flew to Taiwan to choose the technology for the production line, hoping to be able to import the technology soon. It is estimated that the project would cost 10 billion dong. Of this amount, the company would spend 8 billion dong, while Hai hopes he can borrow 2 billion dong from the HCM City Fund for Science and Technology Development at the preferential interest rate of 7 percent per annum. The HCM City authorities have decided to offer the preferential interest rate to the enterprises which run their programs to renovate technology to serve their production. However, Hai now feels discouraged because he has not received any reply from the relevant … [Read more...] about Sci-tech development funds prevent businesses from renovating technologies
A plan to renovate the current enrolment scheme has been mapped out by the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) and announced at a recent conference of school presidents. However, the plan has not caught any attention from the presidents, because they believe that the new regulations would only be applied after many years more. In fact, school presidents many times heard about the renovation in the past. MOET once stated that the current enrolment scheme would be changed and announced the expected time for the changes. However, the tentative changes, which once raised worries among students and parents, were later canceled. That explains why students still have doubts about the feasibility of the renovation plan which was made public just some days ago. Under the latest plan, the current "three common thing" scheme (common examinations, common exam marks, i.e the marks are recognized by all schools, and common exam results, i.e the exam results are valid at all schools) … [Read more...] about Renovating enrolment scheme, when?
Renovating syllabus, changing the teaching and learning methods are the things that historians believe need to be done immediately in order to "rescue a new Vietnamese generation bad at history" An abnormal thing happened at the university entrance exams--most of the examinees got low marks for history exam, while thousands of students got zero. The information has stirred up the public, while historians have warned about a new Vietnamese generation which is bad at history, and experts have blamed this on the unreasonable teaching method. The topic has become even hotter after Minister of Education and Training (MOET) Pham Vu Luan said on local newspapers, that low marks in history should be seen as an inevitable trend in the digital era, when students need to focus on learning economics and informatics. Luan's comments have been criticized by historians. Dr Pham Ngoc Tram from the History Faculty of the HCM City University for Social Sciences and Humanity, pointed out that … [Read more...] about People and historians call for renovating teaching method
With $1 billion, Vietnam can change its system of bureaucratic civil servants into a contingent of enthusiastic and qualified people, said a senior expert from the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM). The comprehensive administrative reform program was implemented in 2001-2010. During this period, the government's number of agencies reduced from 48 to 30, including 22 ministries and ministerial-level agencies. The number of departments felt by 28, but the number of general departments rose by 18 and the number of bureaus increased by 22. Le Viet Thai, head of the CIEM's Economic Institution Department, who chairs the research project entitled "Strategic vision on governmental institute and implementation roadmap", says that the administrative apparatus is cumbersome and ineffective because tasks and responsibility are not clearly defined. Thai tells Tien Phong Daily about the project. What does your group discover after researching the government apparatus? … [Read more...] about US$1 billion enough to renovate Vietnam’s civil servants?
NDO – The 26th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-26) will be organised in Hanoi from January 18-21, 2018 under the theme of “Parliamentary partnership for Peace, Innovation and Sustainable Development”. The event is expected to contribute to enhancing bilateral relations between the Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) and parliaments of other countries, whilst affirming the prestige of the Vietnamese NA at regional and global inter-parliamentary forums. * APPF-26 organising committee makes debut in Hanoi * Foreign diplomatic agencies informed of APPF-26 * NA Chairwoman launches APPF-26 website, logo Strengthening dialogueThe APPF was paved the way by former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone. The forum is open for members of parliaments (MPs) and parliaments in the Asia-Pacific region, aiming to directly support the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, contributing to peace, stability and prosperity in the region.In … [Read more...] about APPF-26: Transmitting an image of renovated Vietnamese National Assembly