The Vietnamese delegation at the meeting (Source: VNA) Vientiane (VNA) – Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalid and Social Affairs Le Van Thanh led a Vietnamese delegation to attend the 10th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Social Welfare and Development (AMMSWD) on strengthening social protection for vulnerable children in ASEAN in Vientiane, Laos on November 21. Speaking at the event, Thanh affirmed that along with regional efforts, Vietnam has been realising its commitments through many policies for disadvantaged children. The Vietnamese Government is committed to working with other ASEAN member countries and the international community to promote the enforcement of documents that have been adopted by ASEAN leaders towards inclusive development for all children, with no child left behind, he stressed. He added that Vietnam has also paid attention to completing legal corridors to ensure the rights, benefits and access of target groups such as the elderly, people with … [Read more...] about Vietnam attends ASEAN meeting on social protection for vulnerable children
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Việt Nam has become an ideal eco-system for both domestic and foreign start-ups, and the effects are showing, with start-ups mushrooming all over the place. Việt Nam News’s Thu Ngân spoke to fund managers and executives at successful start-ups and asked them about the phenomenon. Peter Ryder, CEO of Indochina Capital Việt Nam’s biggest advantage is its people. The Vietnamese are among the most entrepreneurial and ambitious people I have met, which paired with Việt Nam’s exceedingly young population creates the perfect storm for start-ups to thrive. With that said, Việt Nam’s start-ups suffer from the country’s bureaucratic issues, namely the lack of laws that govern newer forms of business. While not applicable to all start-ups, many struggle to take off because of these issues and it makes seeking investment extremely difficult for these start-ups. It seems that many are quickly sold to big corporations, … [Read more...] about Việt Nam fosters a start-up ecosystem in the region: executives
A female driver who fatally crashed her car into a group of two-wheeled vehicles, killing one, at an intersection in Hanoi on Wednesday morning has blamed the entire accident on her high heels. Vu Thi Hong Thai, 47, a resident of Cau Giay District, was brought to the police station shortly after plowing her Mercedes into three motorbikes and one electric bicycle traveling in the same direction near the intersection of Nguyen Ngoc Vu and Le Van Luong Streets at around 7:20 am. The car dragged a motorbike stuck on its front side for ten meters before coming to a complete halt. Both the car and motorbike then caught fire and became engulfed in flames. One woman was killed at the scene. Two fire engines and dozens of firefighters were immediately dispatched to the scene to extinguish the fire. A woman wearing a black dress and high heels is seen next to the Mercedes car and motorbike burning in the incident in Cau Giay District, Hanoi, November 20, 2019. Photo: Tuoi Tre Contributor … [Read more...] about Female driver blames high heels for fatal crash in Hanoi
HCM CITY — Leading international educators, researchers and practitioners will gather at the Heritage Preservation and Economic Development conference in HCM City on September 10 to share experiences, techniques and technologies to make heritage preservation accessible to local institutions, architects, engineers, students of technical faculties, and contractors. The two-day event is part of a series of activities to be organised by the Italian consulate, Italian Chamber of Commerce in Việt Nam, UNESCO, and SCE Project Asia, which is a leading Italian engineering and architecture firm, to bring knowledge of heritage preservation to the Vietnamese public. The conference will feature a business seminar on strategic investments in heritage preservation dedicated to local institutions and real estate developers where experts will illustrate the tangible and intangible advantages for those who invest in heritage projects. A design workshop … [Read more...] about Italy supports VN in heritage preservation
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?