Illustration by Trịnh Lập By Phương Hà After getting married recently, a young couple in the southern province of Kiên Giang led a life of Japanese-style minimalism, refusing all furniture presented by their parents and friends. “We don’t use a wardrobe, TV set, cupboard, unnecessary kitchen kits or furniture in the living room,” the wife Nguyễn Thị Hân says. They spent VNĐ150 million (US$6,500) on adapting their house to minimalism. The husband Võ Hoàng Bắc made a bed-plank, several wooden shelves, a table and wooden toys for his nine-month-old boy by himself. One of the two bedrooms in their 100sq.m house has been dismantled to make the living room more spacious and airy. Hân, who is a full-time mother, has three sets of pyjamas, three shirts and two pairs of jeans for going out while her husband, working for a rice exporting company, has even fewer … [Read more...] about Is minimalism the answer to a complicated life?
Why is heuristic play important to a childs development
HÀ NỘI – Vingroup’s mega urban area in the west of Hà Nội – VinCity Sportia is creating a wave of excitement among Japanese and Korean investors who want to grab a golden opportunity, as developments in the project can be sold to foreigners. In recent years, investment in Việt Nam has soared significantly in every sector, from production to trade, services and real estate. The number of foreigners living and working in Việt Nam has exceeded 83,000 and keeps increasing rapidly, and many of them are Japanese and Korean. The good news is the Law on Housing which took effect from July 1, 2015 allows foreign individual and organisations to own homes in Việt Nam. With more transparent instructions, the law has turned on green light for foreign investors to invest in real estate projects which promise high returns. And VinCity Sportia is arising as a spotlight in the west of Hà Nội. Quality living For highly-demanding … [Read more...] about Why is VinCity Sportia attractive to Japanese, Korean
Children help their parents at a stone mine in Dong Van district in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang.(Photo: thanhnien.vn) Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - Vietnam needed to improve its legal framework on child labour, especially regulations on minors working in informal sectors, experts recommended. Minoru Ogasawara, chief advisor of the project ‘Technical Support for Enhancing the National Capacity to Prevent and Reduce Child Labour in Vietnam’ (ENHANCE), said at a workshop early this week in the northern province of Quang Ninh that Vietnam was integrating into the world economy through new generation free trade agreements like the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement. “It’s very important to eliminate or reduce child labour in the supply chain of products that Vietnam makes for export,” he said. Ogasawara said the majority of Vietnam’s child workers were … [Read more...] about Vietnam still lacks legal framework to protect child labour
Children help their parents at a stone mine in Đồng Văn District in the northern mountainous province of Hà Giang. Experts believe that it’s time for Việt Nam to complete a legal framework on child labour. — Photo thanhnien.vnViet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam needed to improve its legal framework on child labour, especially regulations on minors working in informal sectors, experts recommended. Minoru Ogasawara, chief advisor of the project ‘Technical Support for Enhancing the National Capacity to Prevent and Reduce Child Labour in Việt Nam’ (ENHANCE), said at a workshop early this week in the northern province of Quảng Ninh that Việt Nam was integrating into the world economy through new generation free trade agreements like the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and the EU-Việt Nam Free Trade Agreement. “It’s very important to … [Read more...] about Việt Nam still lacks legal framework to protect child labour
Illustration photo The project aims to ensure physical, mental and spiritual development of children aged from 0 to 8, and offer them equal access to care services for all-round development, in order to realize children’s rights and contribute to national human resources development. Specifically, in the 2017-2020 period, regarding preschool education, 4,300 class rooms will be built in order to replace temporary ones. Meanwhile, 3,070 physical and artistic education rooms, 1,220 kitchens and storehouses will be constructed. Over 1,020 outdoor toys will be installed. Regarding primary education, 5,900 classrooms will be built. The project will cover 3,420 libraries, 39,070 teaching equipment; and 1,980 foreign language teaching equipment. In respect for secondary and high schools, 5,670 class rooms and 790 libraries will be built. Up to 8,220 computers and 5,900 foreign language teaching equipment will be purchased. In the 2021-2025 period, … [Read more...] about Gov’t works to promote child development