Hanoi plans to roll out additional busses fuelled by compressed natural gas (CNG) in the third quarter.(Photo: hanoimoi.com.vn) Hanoi (VNA) – Hanoi plans to roll out additional busses fuelled by compressed natural gas (CNG) in the third quarter to ease traffic congestion and lessen environmental pollution, the municipal Department of Transport’s Public Transport Management and Operation Centre said. The buses will run on four routes of Kim Lu (Soc Son district)- Nam Thang Long (Bac Tu Liem district), Cau Giay-Tam Hiep (Thanh Tri district), Nhon (Bac Tu Liem district)- Tho An (Dan Phuong district), and Yen Nghia (Ha Dong District)- Hoai Duc. This is part of the project to enhance public transport service quality and develop bus system in the capital city during 2016-2020 with vision until 2025. The city first put into use CNG-fueled buses in three routes in August last year. According to the centre, CNG has many advantages. As it consists mostly of … [Read more...] about More eco-friendly buses to run on Hanoi streets
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The Standing Board of the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) held a briefing on July 31 in Hanoi under the chair of VFF President Tran Thanh Man. The briefing aimed to discuss the organization of the awarding ceremony. At the briefing. Photo: hanoimoi.com.vn The second edition of the awards was launched on January 1, 2018 and last to June 21, 2019 by the VFF Central Committee, the Vietnam Journalists’ Association and the Vietnam Television. The organizing panel received 1,046 entries from over 100 press agencies nationwide. All entries followed the awards’ regulations and criteria, reflecting corruption cases, administrative reforms and fight against corruption and wastefulness. Among them, the jury has selected 35 items for awards, including four A, nine B, ten C, and 12 consolation prizes. Addressing the event, VFF President Tran Thanh Man spoke highly of the close coordination among the VFF Central Committee, the Vietnam … [Read more...] about Outstanding anti-corruption press works to be honored
The State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) has instructed local banks to better control risks in corporate bond investment, especially bonds of real estate firms. According to the SBV, after reviewing the business performance of banks in the first half of this year, it saw the corporate bond investment of some banks facing risks as the ratio of such investment was high and is continuing to rise. Notably, the amount of bond investment in construction and real estate firms at some banks accounted for a large proportion of the banks’ total assets while the real estate market has not yet recovered firmly and the business performance of realty firms still faces many difficulties. In addition, some banks also invested in bonds with other purposes, such as to restructure debts of issuers, which have high risks. In order to ensure the safety of the banking system and limit risks in corporate bond investment, under the direction, SBV required banks to review their internal regulations related to … [Read more...] about VN banks warned about risks of real estate corporate bonds
Deputy PM Vuong Dinh Hue, head of the Steering Committee for international economic integration, will pay official visits to the U.S., Brazil and Chile from June 25-July 6. Deputy PM Vuong Dinh Hue He will be accompanied by Minister of Transport Nguyen Van The, deputy head of the Central Economic Commission Tran Sy Thanh, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ha Kim Ngoc, Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Vu Dai Thang, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Do Thang Hai, Deputy Minister of Finance Huynh Quang Hai, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ha Cong Tuan, Deputy Governor of the State Bank of Viet Nam Nguyen Thi Hong and Vice Chairman of the Government Office Nguyen Sy Hiep. The Deputy PM’s official visit to the U.S. from June 25-27 aims to maintain and enhance the two countries’ diplomatic relations, affirming Viet Nam’s wish to accelerate cooperation with the U.S. within the Comprehensive Partnership, and seeking ways … [Read more...] about DPM Hue to visit U.S., Brazil, Chile next week
The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) has published 32 textbooks for eight subjects and experience activities, but these do not include textbooks for English. According to Tien Phong, at the workshop titled ‘Vietnam Education Publishing House and the task of renovating general education program and textbooks’, in the North, the publisher introduced four sets of sample textbooks which have been approved by the Appraisal Council. Article 5 of Circular No 33 on standards, process of compiling and editing textbooks, says that textbooks must properly and fully present the content of learning subject curricula or educational activities; and they must be basic, scientific, practical and consistent with the reality of Vietnam. Therefore, there must be specific regulations and standards on using foreign textbooks for Vietnam’s schools. If using foreign books, publishing houses only cooperate with foreign publishers to make a profit. Meanwhile, the textbook … [Read more...] about English textbooks not yet approved by Education Ministry, why?