​Vietnam comes third with 4 gold medals at Int’l Mathematical Olympiad

NDO – It is crucial to implement preferential policies and comprehensive socio-economic policies more effectively, for people who have made meritorious contributions, while providing education and vocational training for national contributors and their relatives. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc made the above requirement during a conference held in the central Quang Nam province, on July 22, to honour contributors to the national revolution on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Wounded and Fallen Soldiers’ Day (July 27). At the event, the leaders of Quang Nam presented a summary of the 20 year implementation of preferential policies for national contributors in the province and honoured its localities for caring for wounded and fallen soldiers since the reestablishment of the province (1997). According to the report, Quang Nam has the largest number of policy beneficiaries across the nation, with the number of revolutionary contributors accounting for more than 23% of its population. The province has more than 65,400 martyrs and over 135,000 of their relatives; over 30,500 wounded soldiers and more than 45,300 people who have made contributions to the revolution. Notably, the province has 14,795 Vietnamese Heroic Mothers (13,881 passed away) and all of them are supported by the relevant agencies, units and enterprises. Speaking at the conference, on behalf of the Party and the State, PM Phuc showed his appreciation for the results achieved by Quang Nam in the work of paying gratitude to national contributors. The province is the first locale to advance the…... [read more]

NDO – The 14th National Assembly passed the 2017 Law on Tourism (amended) at its third meeting on June 19, creating a clear legal corridor, driving force and favourable conditions for tourism development. Containing many new points, the Law on Tourism (amended) is expected to bring about positive effects, improving the quality and competitiveness in tourism activities in Vietnam. Developing tourism into a spearhead economic sector One of consistent points of view in the 2017 Law on Tourism is to consider tourists as the centre of all tourism activities. Many relevant contents, including regulations on the responsibility of People’s Committees at all levels and management boards of tourism destinations; business activities of organisations and individuals in the field of travel service; tourist accommodation and tour guides; and the business of other travel services, have been adjusted and supplemented in order to ensure the security, safety, and the legitimate rights and interests of tourists, as well as creating favourable conditions for visitors. Domestic tourism has developed rapidly over the course of the past few years, however, due to a lack of regulations on licensing, many organisations and individuals have not set up business, or have not announced when their business will commence, to the provincial tourism authorities. In addition, many travel enterprises have cut down on their programmes and services, as well as not ensuring the quality of their services, causing disorder and unfair competition. Therefore, in order to ensure the interests of domestic tourists, the 2017 Law…... [read more]

Vietnamese students at the 58th International Mathematics Olympiad  in Brazil (Source: nhandan.com.vn)   Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese students bagged four gold, one silver and one bronze medals at the 58th International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) in Brazil, helping the country rank third in the medal tally, the Ministry of Education and Training reported on July 22. The gold medallists are Hoang Huu Quoc Huy, a 12th grader from Le Quy Don Gifted High School in southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau province; Le Quang Dung, a 12th grader from Lam Son Gifted High School in central Thanh Hoa province; Nguyen Canh Hoang, a 12th grader from Phan Boi Chai Gifted High School in central Nghe An province; and Phan Nhat Duy, also a 12th grader from Ha Tinh Gifted High School in central Ha Tinh province. Pham Nam Khanh, an 11th grader from Hanoi-Amsterdam Gifted High School won the silver medal, while Do Van Quyet, a 12th grader from Vinh Phuc Gifted High School pocketed the bronze. Hoang Huu Quoc Huy was also one of the three contestants who achieved the highest scores at this year’s event, with 35 marks. This is the best outcome for the Vietnamese team at an IMO – the annual world mathematics competition for high school students. Taking place from July 12-23, the 58th IMO has attracted 615 contestants from 112 countries and territories worldwide.-VNA ... [read more]

NDO - Vietnam has won four gold medals, one silver medal and one bronze medal at the 58th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) 2017, the highest ever achievement to be recorded over 43 years of Vietnam's participation in the IMO, according to the Ministry of Education and Training. The four gold medals went to 12th graders, Hoang Huu Quoc Huy, from Le Quy Don High School for the Gifted in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province; Le Quang Dung, from Lam Son High School for the Gifted in Thanh Hoa province; Nguyen Canh Hoang, from Phan Boi Chau High School for the Gifted in Nghe An province; and Phan NhatDuy, from Ha Tinh High School for the Gifted in Ha Tinh province. The silver medal was won by Pham Nam Khanh, an 11th-grade student from Hanoi-Amsterdam High School for the Gifted in Hanoi and the bronze medal was won by Do Van Quyet, a 12th-grade student from VinhPhuc High School for Gifted in VinhPhuc province. In particular, Hoang Huu Quoc Huy was one among three gold medal winners achieving 35 points. With a total of 155 points, Vietnam ranked 3rd among 112 countries attending this year's Olympiad after the Republic of Korea (170 points) and China (159 points). The US and Iran came in fourth and fifth place. The IMO 2017 is taking place in Brazil from July 12-23 with the participation of 615 contestants from 112 countries and territories. ... [read more]

According to Tetsuo Kida, general director of Meada-Thien Duc, the developer of Waterina Suites, this project will be a milestone of Japanese technology and style reaching the high-end segment of the Vietnamese property market. Different from other Japanese developers who are mostly involved in investment sharing or management projects in Vietnam, Meada will be directly involved in all steps of this project, from investment contribution, design, construction, project appraisal, and even project management after the construction is finished. Meada has been operating in Vietnam for many years with outstanding projects, such as the construction of Damin Power Plant in 1997, Tan Son Nhat Airport Terminal in 2004, and currently Metro Line 1 in Ho Chi Minh City. Waterina Suites was designed by Kengo Kuma, a famous Japanese architect who is the author of more than 70 famous construction works worldwide, including Harbour in Sydney (Australia), Folk Art Museum in China, and Saint-Denis Paris Terminal in France. With prices starting from $3,100 per square metre, Meada Thien Duc committed that the quality of Waterina Suites will be an equal to those in Tokyo. “Japanese customers have been favouring high-end apartment units since the 1960s. When the infrastructure system in Vietnam improves, I do believe that apartment units will also be more popular in Vietnam,” Tetsuo Kida told VIR. The participation of Meada in particular and other Japanese real estate developers in the Vietnamese real estate market has highlighted the sector’s potential. Masakazu Yamaguchi,…... [read more]

More than 2,000 young businesses, speakers and students attend in the second International Start-up Conference and Exhibition in Da Nang. — VNS Photo Cong Thanh More than 2,000 businesses, speakers and students joined the second International Start-up Conference and Exhibition in the central city yesterday, sharing experiences and ideas in panel and round-table discussions, talks and fireside charts among domestic and international experts. The event, entitled Surf-the Start-up Wave 2017, also featured local government leaders, partners, investment funds, investors, entrepreneurs, enterprises, start-up support organisations, authorities, students from universities and residents from Ha Noi, HCM City, Hue, Quang Nam, Binh Dinh, Can Tho, Dong Thap, Da Nang and representatives from 27 countries and territories. Da Nang has launched its business start-up programme eco-system from now until 2020, with a vistion to 2030. “We are looking to make the city into a start-up destination and international innovation hub of ASEAN in 2030. The 2017 International Start-up Conference and Exhibition will be a significant chance for the city and partners forming development of the city’s start-up ecosystem in the future,” said chairman of Da Nang’s Start-up Network Council and Da Nang Business Incubator, Vo Duy Khuong. “It’s also an opportunity for young businesses in Da Nang seeking fund investors,” he said. The event drew the participation of 70 pavilions from start-up projects and businesses, institutes, colleges and sponsors in panel discussions, roundtables, pitching competitions, and exhibitions. Motivational speaker Jeff Hoffman, the cofounder of…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – A famous pediatric surgeon in Viet Nam continues to break new ground as he strives to make small but life-changing improvements for patients and their parents.  Fame is not a driving force for Nguyen Thanh Liem. Professor Nguyen Thanh Liem conducted a stem cell transplantation surgery for a child with cerebral palsy. Photo Courtesy of Vinmec International Hospital He is already recognised as a leading pediatric surgeon in the country and in the world who has done pioneering research and successfully applied many surgical techniques. Given the kind of patients that he treats, he cannot even hope for complete cures, most of the time. But when Liem thought of using stem cell therapy for a two-year-old cerebral palsy (CP) patient, “many people doubted the idea and thought I was trying to do something shocking to promote for the image of the private hospital that I was working for at that time”. Liem smiled as he recalled what happened almost four years ago. On a winter day in late December, Liem received a boy in really bad condition. He was told the two-year-old boy had diarrhea, high fever, convulsive fits and sepsis of an unknown cause when he was 10 months old. The baby was treated at a local hospital and survived, but suffered convulsions, had difficulty breathing and could not sit or crawl. Doctors diagnosed cerebral palsy. Professor Nguyen Thanh Liem Liem asked his assistant at the Vinmec International Hospital, Doctor Vu Duy Chinh, a rehabilitation expert,…... [read more]

I am from Taiwan and married to a Vietnamese. My wife has a daughter who is five years old. Am I allowed to adopt my stepchild? And what procedures must I and my wife carry out? Both the adopting person and the to-be-adopted child must satisfy the Vietnamese law on adoption According to the Vietnamese law on adoption, you may adopt your wife’s child if the following conditions are fully met: Firstly, your wife’s child must satisfy the conditions on persons allowed to be adopted. The 2010 Law on Adoption prescribes that: - The persons allowed to be adopted must be children under 16 years. - A person aged between full 16 years and under 18 years may only be adopted by either his step father or mother or natural aunt or uncle. - A person may be adopted by only a single person or a married couple. In your case, as your stepchild is just five years old, you may adopt her as long as she has not yet been adopted by anyone else. Secondly, since you are a foreigner wishing to adopt a specific Vietnamese child, your case will be considered adoption involving foreign elements. Therefore, you must fully meet the conditions specified in Article 29 of the 2010 Law on Adoption which require a foreigner permanently residing abroad who seeks to adopt a Vietnamese to meet all conditions prescribed by the law of the country where he permanently resides (in your case, you must meet all conditions…... [read more]

President Tran Dai Quang (R) and Speaker of the Parliament of Bangladesh Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam always treasures and wants to further develop its traditional friendship and cooperation with Bangladesh, President Tran Dai Quang told Speaker of the Parliament of Bangladesh Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury during a reception in Hanoi on July 21. The Vietnamese President spoke highly of the outcomes of talks between his guest and National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, and important agreements reached during the visit. The host asked both sides to continue working closely together at regional and global forums, and urged Bangladesh to support Vietnam’s bid to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the 2020-2021 tenure and UNESCO General Director for 2017-2022. Chaudhury, who is on a Vietnam visit from July 20-24 at the invitation of NA Chairwoman Ngan, affirmed that Bangladesh wishes  to expand its traditional friendship and all-around cooperation with Vietnam, as well as support the Southeast Asian nation at regional and global forums and organisations. Informing the host of the outcomes of her talks with the Vietnamese top legislator, Chaudhury said both sides agreed to continue maintaining the exchange of all-level visits between the two legislatures each year, with a view to sharing experience in law-building and supervising the implementation of cooperation agreements. The two leaders noted with pleasure the closer political relations, as well as fruitful cooperation in economy, trade and …... [read more]

Vietnam, Taiwan cooperate in vocational training  - illustrative image (Source: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – Taiwan (China) will open 70 vocational training courses for 2,234 Vietnamese students in 2017, Taiwanese Deputy Minister of Education Lin Teng-Chiao said at a seminar in Ho Chi Minh City on July 21. Lin Teng-Chiao said this is one of activities in Taiwan’s new “Look South” policy, which aims to promote cooperation between enterprises and educational establishments in vocational training, especially in training foreign students. Accordingly, Taiwan’s colleges and universities and Vietnam’s vocational training establishments will sign agreements and select candidates for training courses in Taiwan. The programme will help trainees access job opportunities in Taiwanese enterprises in their territory or those operating in Vietnam after they graduate. Lin Teng-Chiao said the cooperation between educational establishments and enterprises has proven effective in Taiwan. He underlined the important role play by the Government in the link, and the need to have policies encouraging training units and businesses to join the model. According to Nguyen Hong Minh, General Director of the General Department of Vocational Training under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, Vietnam has nearly 2,000 vocational training establishments, but coordination between them and enterprises is not effective. He hoped this cooperation will help Vietnam roll out effective connection models, towards reducing unemployment rate among graduates and meeting the requirements of enterprises.-VNA... [read more]

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