Young intellectuals praised for excellent performance in poor communes

At the ceremony, 72 science and technology innovations selected from 141 works given by ministries, localities and VUSTA member organisations were honored. The initiatives dealt mostly with socio-economic development in remote and island areas, healthcare, and the environment.  In his address, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc called for stronger measures to promote human resource training and attract talents, including overseas Vietnamese. “Renovation and creativity will help a country secure fast and sustainable growth in the context of the 4th industrial revolution. We promise to create the best conditions for scientific and technological development.  The Government has made due investment in science and technology and creates the best possible conditions for scientists to uphold their talents and creativity," the cabinet leader said. President of the VFF Central Committee Tran Thanh Man said the book covers valuable initiatives to support the community, dealing with healthcare improvement, environmental protection, and socio-economic development in disadvantaged border, sea and island areas. Also at the ceremony, the VFF leader launched an emulation movement to promote innovation, enhance productivity, product quality for international integration among society, especially intellectuals, entrepreneurs, and workers at home and abroad. The book was published by the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee, the Ministry of Science and Technology, and the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA).... [read more]

NDO - Innovation and creativity are always key driving forces for the sustainable development of society, particularly in the age of globalisation and deep international integration. The statement was made by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at a ceremony, held in Hanoi on August 28, to announce the 2017 Vietnam Golden Book of Creativity and launch the emulation movement ‘Solidarity and creativity to improve the productivity, quality and efficiency of international integration’. Addressing the ceremony, PM Phuc expressed his appreciation for the initiative to publish the 2017 Vietnam Golden Book of Creativity, honouring 72 outstanding research projects and creative solutions in the field of science and technology, as well as the launch of the emulation movement. He affirmed that the Party and State pay great attention to promoting innovation and creativity, particularly in the development of science and technology. In addition, the Government always strives to create the most favourable conditions for scientists to promote their talents and creativity. The PM expressed his delight at seeing that the projects in the book cover many fields prioritised by the Party and State, including agriculture, health, infrastructure development, renewable energy, climate change adaptation, defence and security. The Government leader asked the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee, the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA), the state management agencies in science and technology, and others across all levels, to continue implementing the Party’s guidelines and State’s policies related to sci-tech development as well as focus on developing human resources. On the…... [read more]

The historic August 22-24 official visit to Indonesia by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has served as a new driving force for Vietnam and Indonesia to further tighten bilateral investment co-operation. Thanh Tung reports from Jakarta. During the visit, many Indonesian firms and investors expressed their big interest in Vietnam’s market Last Wednesday afternoon, Samal Abdul Nasir Bamadhaj – director of Indonesia’s Intra Asia Indonesia – came to the storied Raffles hotel in  Indonesia’s capital city of Jakarta to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on coal trading and seaport investment with Vietnam’s Hong Phat Group. The document, signed during Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong’s official visit to Indonesia last week, would enable the Indonesian firm to build a $1 billion coal port in Vietnam. “I feel very happy about the signing of the MoU. It is very important to us as it will be the prerequisite for us to co-operate with Hong Phat, and we will realise it very soon,” Bamadhaj told VIR. The port, with a designed capacity of about 15-20 million tonnes of coal per year, will be largely used for cargo and logistics to serve export and import activities between Indonesia and Vietnam, especially coal. This is the first time that Intra Asia Indonesia, a coal miner and trader with three mines throughout Indonesia, has co-operated with a Vietnamese firm. Earlier, Hong Phat’s representatives came to Jakarta…... [read more]

Every day, Japanese volunteer Izuo Risa starts her daily work at 9 am at the Vietnam Women’s Academy in Hanoi. browser not support iframe. During her 2-year term, she teaches music to the lecturers and students of the academy. Izuo Risa was sent to Vietnam under the Japan Volunteer Programme launched by the Japan International Cooperation Agency or JICA in 2015.   Izuo Risa is one of nearly 50 Japanese volunteers who are working in Vietnam. Since 1965, over 50,000 Japanese volunteers were sent to live and work with local people in more than 80 countries. In Vietnam, the programme began in 1995. So far, about 600 Japanese volunteers have come and made a strong impression on the Vietnamese people and organisations throughout the country. Iwama Nozomi, Vice Chief Representative of JICA Vietnam said if other ODA projects focus on governmental or provincial co-operation, the Volunteer Programme addresses grassroots issues, directly related to serving people or training human resources. Japanese volunteers speak Vietnamese, live and work together with local people. They always try to conduct as many activities as possible to boost cooperation and solve problems. Like Izuo Risa, Inamoto Hiroko volunteered for Vietnam to help Vietnam Television produce the programme Japan Link. After a year working in Vietnam, the volunteer has edited and produced dozens of Japanese bulletin, contributing to bringing the culture and country of Vietnam closer to Japanese people. Within the framework of the volunteer programme, Kobayashi Noriaki is working at the Assistant Centre for SMEs –…... [read more]

The statement reads that at bilateral talks and meetings, Vietnamese and Myanmar leaders shared the view that the State visit by General Secretary Trong is a historic milestone in the two countries’ relations. They expressed their delight at the rapid growth of the traditional friendship and multifaceted cooperation in recent years, agreeing to promote bilateral cooperation between the countries’ parties, parliaments, governments and people. On the basis of the growing bilateral ties and new developments in the region and the world, the leaders agreed to establish a comprehensive cooperative partnership between Vietnam and Myanmar. This partnership will intensify the countries’ five cooperation pillars, namely political relations; defence and security cooperation; economic cooperation; cultural and social cooperation, people-to-people exchange, and other fields of shared concern; and cooperation in the region and the world. With the newly founded comprehensive cooperative partnership, the two sides agreed to enhance political ties through mutual visits and meetings at all levels. They agreed to bolster government-to-government cooperation and make efforts to improve bilateral cooperation in economy, culture and science-technique. To strengthen the two economies’ connectivity, they pledged to prioritise cooperation in transport infrastructure and tourism while expanding connections in agriculture-forestry, telecommunications and banking. The two sides were also unanimous in taking measures to improve the investment climate so as to encourage Vietnamese and Myanmar businesses to invest in each other’s markets. They agreed to step up investment and trade promotion and trade facilitation, thus raising bilateral trade to 1 billion…... [read more]

The statement reads that at bilateral talks and meetings, Vietnamese and Myanmar leaders shared the view that the State visit by General Secretary Trong is a historic milestone in the two countries’ relations. They expressed their delight at the rapid growth of the traditional friendship and multifaceted cooperation in recent years, agreeing to promote bilateral cooperation between the countries’ parties, parliaments, governments and people. On the basis of the growing bilateral ties and new developments in the region and the world, the leaders agreed to establish a comprehensive cooperative partnership between Vietnam and Myanmar. This partnership will intensify the countries’ five cooperation pillars, namely political relations; defence and security cooperation; economic cooperation; cultural and social cooperation, people-to-people exchange, and other fields of shared concern; and cooperation in the region and the world. With the newly founded comprehensive cooperative partnership, the two sides agreed to enhance political ties through mutual visits and meetings at all levels. They agreed to bolster government-to-government cooperation and make efforts to improve bilateral cooperation in economy, culture and science-technique. To strengthen the two economies’ connectivity, they pledged to prioritise cooperation in transport infrastructure and tourism while expanding connections in agriculture-forestry, telecommunications and banking. The two sides were also unanimous in taking measures to improve the investment climate so as to encourage Vietnamese and Myanmar businesses to invest in each other’s markets. They agreed to step up investment and trade promotion and trade facilitation, thus raising bilateral trade to 1 billion…... [read more]

With the motto of being a trust-worthy friend and partner as well as a responsible member of the international community, Vietnam will continue proactively and actively participating in UNESCO’s work in the hope of making more contributions to the organisation, stated the top legislator. The NA leader noted  with pleasure the growing relations between Vietnam and UNESCO over the past years, stating that many UNESCO projects are effectively operating in Vietnam, and the organisation’s support in knowledge, technique, management and finance have contributed to the sustainable development in Vietnam, she said. The top legislator highlighted Vietnam’s efforts in actively engaging and contributing to UNESCO’s work, saying that the country is undertaking the role as a member of the UNESCO Executive Board and the World Heritage Committee and running for the post of UNESCO General Director. Lauding Bokova’s success and contributions through two working terms, the NA Chairwoman spoke highly of Bokova’s dedication in strengthening the partnership between Vietnam and the UNESCO. For her part, Bokova said during her current Vietnam visit, she held talks with Vietnam’s authorities to seek measures to increase cooperation between Vietnam and UNESCO, as well as ways to implement the memorandum of understanding between the two sides for the 2016-2020 period. She also signed an agreement to establish two category 2 centres for mathematics and physics under UNESCO’s sponsor.  The UNESCO leader highly valued the Vietnamese top legislator’s sharing on socio-economic development of Vietnam, and the promotion of values of…... [read more]

With the motto of being a trust-worthy friend and partner as well as a responsible member of the international community, Vietnam will continue proactively and actively participating in UNESCO’s work in the hope of making more contributions to the organisation, stated the top legislator. The NA leader noted  with pleasure the growing relations between Vietnam and UNESCO over the past years, stating that many UNESCO projects are effectively operating in Vietnam, and the organisation’s support in knowledge, technique, management and finance have contributed to the sustainable development in Vietnam, she said. The top legislator highlighted Vietnam’s efforts in actively engaging and contributing to UNESCO’s work, saying that the country is undertaking the role as a member of the UNESCO Executive Board and the World Heritage Committee and running for the post of UNESCO General Director. Lauding Bokova’s success and contributions through two working terms, the NA Chairwoman spoke highly of Bokova’s dedication in strengthening the partnership between Vietnam and the UNESCO. For her part, Bokova said during her current Vietnam visit, she held talks with Vietnam’s authorities to seek measures to increase cooperation between Vietnam and UNESCO, as well as ways to implement the memorandum of understanding between the two sides for the 2016-2020 period. She also signed an agreement to establish two category 2 centres for mathematics and physics under UNESCO’s sponsor.  The UNESCO leader highly valued the Vietnamese top legislator’s sharing on socio-economic development of Vietnam, and the promotion of values of…... [read more]

At the reception, the NA Chairwoman spoke highly of the relations between Vietnam and UNESCO, saying that the cooperation between the two sides has continuously developed over time as many UNESCO’s projects are effectively operating in Vietnam. NA Chairwoman Ngan receiving UNESCO Director -General Irina Bokova. Photo: VNA The NA Chairwoman stated that Viet Nam is increasingly active in contributing to UNESCO’s operations, effectively taking on a role as a member of the UNESCO Executive Council and the World Heritage Committee - two important UNESCO bodies while also running for the post of Director-General of UNESCO. NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan congratulated Ms. Irina Bokova on her success in achieving her second term as Director-General of UNESCO and highly valued her contributions to leading the organization to overcome difficulties and undertake many innovative measures to improve its effectiveness and promote its influence on the global scale. The host also spoke highly of Ms. Bokova’s dedication to strengthening the partnership between Vietnam and the UNESCO. “With the motto of being a trust-worthy friend and partner as well as a responsible member of the international community, Vietnam will continue participating proactively in UNESCO’s activities in the hope of making more contributions to the organization”, emphasized the Vietnamese top legislator. Ms. Bokova, for her part, thanked Ms. Ngan for the warm reception. She said that during her visit to Viet Nam, she had talks with Vietnam’s authorities to seek measures to increase cooperation between Vietnam and UNESCO,…... [read more]

According to Savills Vietnam, the increase in FDI in the manufacturing sector has prompted investors to pour money into projects to develop industrial infrastructure. Thai company Hemaraj Land & Development and Vietnamese firm Cienco 4 last May confirmed cooperation to set up a joint venture to develop an IZ on an area of 3,200 hectares in Nghe An province, capitalized at US$1 billion. Many deals were made in the first half of the year. Japanese firm Nishi Nippon and Hankyu joined forces with Vietnamese firm Nam Long to develop Mizuki Park residential quarter on an area of 26 hectares in Binh Chanh district, HCMC, capitalized at US$351 million. Meanwhile, Aeon Mall has teamed up with BIM Group to develop Aeon’s second shopping mall in Hanoi, covering an area of 16.7 hectares in a US$200 million project.  Son Kim Lan has successfully called for US$100 million worth of investment capital from a Japanese investor. Housing projects continue attracting attention from investors. Chinese firm Fortune Land Development has bought Lotus Dai Phuoc shares from VinaCapital, worth US$65.3 million.  This is a residential quarter project covering an area of 198.5 hectares in an area of Dong Nai province adjacent to HCMC.  A 65% stake in Times Square complex worth US$41 million has been transferred by VinaCapital to Elite Capital Resources Limited. Analysts have predicted that FDI flow into the real estate sector will continue in the time to come thanks to open…... [read more]




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