MONRE designs special policy for polluting facilities

The province held a ceremony on October 24 to receive the title and officially open the 2012 Keo Pagoda Autumn Festival. After the first ceremonies, the delegates, along with many Buddhistmonks, nuns, followers and tourists, offered incense in commemoration ofBuddhist monk Duong Khong Lo and those who took part in the pagodaconstruction, from the 17 th century. Speaking at the ceremony, a senior official fromthe Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism underlined the unique valuesof the pagoda and urged Thai Binh province to preserve and promotethese values so that it is worthy of becoming one of the nation’sspecial cultural heritages.…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – Dr. Nguyen Xuan Thanh, deputy director of the General Secondary Education Department in the Ministry of Education and Training, spoke to the newspaper Tuoi tre (Youth) on ways to detect and nurture young talents. Vietnamese students attending international competitions have done very well, winning gold medals. In your opinion, what are the key factors for our students to win such high awards? In previous years, our students participating in international competitions lacked practice, although their theoretical exercises were well done. This year, with lessons learned from previous years, our students have done quite well in practice exercises…... [read more]

Rural workers in Ha Noi receive training for jobs in the textile industry. Officials admit that the urban poor in Viet Nam face barriers in accessing preferential policies on housing, vocational training, job creation and technical transfer. — VNA/VNS PHOTO Huu Viet HCM CITY (VNS)— The urban poor in Viet Nam face barriers in accessing preferential policies on housing, vocational training, job creation and technical transfer, Ngo Truong Thi, head of the Co-ordination Office for Poverty Reduction Programme, has said. Although poverty rates nationwide fell from 6.9 per cent in 2010 to 4.3 per cent in 2012, the number of…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge - Coal-fired thermal power plants which emit huge amounts of dust are still not required to issue reports on the possible impact on people’s health. Tran Tuan, director of RTCCD, a non-government organization, said the number of polluting sources, including industrial production factories, construction works and coal-fired thermal power plants, has been increasing rapidly. Under the power development plan, Vietnam will have 40 more coal-fired plants by 2030. However, a report from Harvard University shows that the number of premature deaths in Vietnam because of coal-fired thermal power will rise from 4,300 in 2011 to 15,700 by 2030.…... [read more]

Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Vo Tuan Nhan (Source: (VNA) – Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Vo Tuan Nhan speaks to Quan doi nhan dan (People’s Army) newspaper about the relationship between enterprises and the environment.* What are the impacts of business activities on the environment?This is a reciprocal relationship. Enterprises’ activities have positive or negative impacts on the environment and vice versa, the environment also affects enterprises’ production. All production and trading activities affect the environment. It’s impossible to ask for no impact on the environment from business production. The issue here is the…... [read more]

Discussing the draft resolution at the ongoing fourth sitting of the 14th National Assembly (NA) in Hanoi, on November 20, many of the legislators advocated that it is the right time for the NA to issue special policies and mechanisms for HCM City, which they stated will enable the city to further tap into its potential and advantages and make much greater contributions to the country’s development.According to deputy Duong Minh Tuan (Ba Ria-Vung Tau), amid the emerging challenges facing HCM City over recent years, such as traffic congestion, food safety, inundation and unsustainability concerning labour, jobs and population growth,…... [read more]

Can Tho seeks special mechanism for incubator parkHuynh Kim By Huynh Kim - The Saigon Times Daily CAN THO – Can Tho City is looking for a special mechanism from the Government to back the development of a Korea-Vietnam incubator park (KVIP Can Tho) currently under construction in the Mekong Delta city. Truong Quang Hoai Nam, vice chairman of Can Tho City, has urged the Department of Industry and Trade to request the Industry Ministry to submit a plan on the special mechanism and policies to the Prime Minister for consideration and approval. If the Government does not issue any…... [read more]

After 4-month launching, judges of the contest “designing souvenir products for Phu Yen tourism”, conducted by the Phu Yen Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, have completed choosing the best products.The organizing board has received 71 product samples from 11 authors, who are artists, designers, artists, businesses, production facilities.... Mr. Ho Van Tien, Director of the Phu Yen Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism informed that samples participating in the contest are quite multi-form, diversified in content, including many materials such as wood, stone, shell, composite, plaster, artwork ... in particular, many products are made of materials originating in Phu…... [read more]

Therefore, changes are needed to reduce the economy’s reliance on non-renewable energy.Dr Dang Duc Anh, head of the Centre’s Analysis and Forecast Department, underlined the need for policies to help the economy better adapt to climate changes and to protect the environment in the long run.According to NCIF, from 2016-2020, GDP growth is expected enter a new cycle of recovery, supported by free trade agreements, FDI enterprises and external demands. Economic restructuring and reforms of administration procedures and business climate will also contribute to boosting growth. However, impacts of climate and environmental pollution will pose remarkable challenges to the economy,…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge - The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) is encouraging university students to study for a  bachelor’s degree in tourism in the face of an employee shortage in the sector.  By 2020, the tourism sector would make up 10%  of GDPThe Party Politburo’s Resolution No 08 on developing tourism into a key industry stipulates that by 2020, the tourism sector would make up 10 percent of GDP and create 4 million jobs.Golden T Travel director Nguyen Trung Thanh commented that the quality of the workforce in the tourism sector is ‘problematic’. Travel firms have to spend money and…... [read more]