The Hanoitimes - Books are known as means, tools to record advances, civilization, history of human development as well as to provide endless knowledge. In recent years, along with the Ministry of Information and Communications, Hanoi has organized many book festivals, book streets to maintain and arouse passion of the Capital’s young readers. At present, Hanoi has a wide variety of large libraries, book stores and publishing houses in the capital city, such as: National Library of Vietnam, Hanoi Library, Central Library of Science and Technology, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, etc. Apart from a network of bookstores, libraries, every year, there are a series of exciting book activities in the capital city. Many large-scale book festivals, book days, book streets have drawn the participation of numerous readers in the area.Especially, under the theme “Books and Integration”, the Book Festival 2016, which was held in Thang Long Royal Citadel on the occasion of … [Read more...] about Hanoi highlights reading culture
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VietNamNet Bridge - Besides tuition costs of VND200-400 million a year, parents have to pay additional expenses for boarders and other items to contribute to school development. International schools are developed by a foreign investor or organization, or by Vietnamese (following a foreign curriculum). Despite high tuition, the schools can still attract students, as demand has risen because of the rising incomes of Vietnamese. Parents tend to believe that foreign education curriculum, which aims to train children to be well-rounded citizens, are better for their children than the Vietnamese curriculum which focuses on theoretical knowledge. The increased demand explains why more and more international schools have been established recently. Besides tuition costs of VND200-400 million a year, parents have to pay additional expenses for boarders and other items to contribute to school development. TH Milk, a dairy producer, jumped into the educational sector with the first school … [Read more...] about How much should affluent families spend on their children’s schooling?
Noi Bai unveils free electric bus transport The free service will serve passengers at terminal T2 with priorities given to those who have difficulties in getting around such as the elderly, children or pregnant women. The service will operate on a trial basis for September 2016 through February 2017. An Airports Corporation of Vietnam representative said the move is part of a continuing effort to improve the quality of passenger services at the airport. Wallonie-Bruxelles Delegation in VN marks 20th founding anniversary A ceremony was held in Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam, Hanoi, on September 13 night to mark the 20 th founding anniversary of the Wallonie-Bruxelles Delegation to Vietnam. Addressing the ceremony, Minister-President of the French Community of Belgium (Federation Wallonie-Bruxelles) Rudy Demotte noted with joy the outcomes of cooperation between Wallonie-Bruxelles and Vietnam over the years, saying among joint projects, Wallonie-Bruxelles heeds those in healthcare, culture … [Read more...] about Social News 15/9
Upcoming law advised to raise prostitutes' awareness In case prostitutes do not want to change, the law should offer them basic rights, such as protecting them from being beaten and exploited, Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalid and Social Affairs Nguyễn Trọng Đàm told the Voice of Việt Nam's online newspaper. The draft of the law has been prepared and is scheduled to be submitted to the National Assembly in early 2018. Đàm said Việt Nam had undertaken measures to prevent prostitution for years but had still failed to bring the situation under control. In a recent attempt to address the situation, the ministry had prepared a pilot model to prevent prostitution in the five northern provinces, he said. According to the model, peer groups will be set up to get prostitutes to gather. Through these groups, authorised agencies will know how many prostitutes are present in an area, what issues they face, and find ways to help them fix these issues. Additionally, information could be … [Read more...] about Social News 7/10
Survey: Locals prefer foreign employers Employees in Vietnam have overwhelmingly chosen foreign-invested companies as the best places to work, with only a few local exceptions, according to a new survey by recruitment network JobStreet.com. The survey for the second quarter attracted more than 2,500 employees in various industries. Unilever Vietnam, a giant in fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), came first among the top 10 employers, followed by Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Co (Vinamilk), Vingroup and technology firms Samsung, FPT, Viettel and Intel. Nestle, P&G Group and Suntory PepsiCo rounded up the top 10. Multinational corporations tended to be dominant in most industry-specific lists. For instance, Vinamilk was the only local player in the top five FMCG companies. Domestic enterprises only outnumbered foreign-invested ones in retail and finance-banking sectors. Vingroup, FPT Shop, Viettel Store and The Gioi Di Dong (Mobile World) took the lead in retail, with Japanese … [Read more...] about BUSINESS IN BRIEF 10/9