Vietnam play two 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Malaysia and Indonesia soon. Before the King's Cup tournament in May Park had gone to Europe to take a look at and meet the two Vietnamese-origin players, but things have not turned out as expected. The South Korean, speaking at a press meet in Hanoi on Monday, said: "A few things concerned me after the trip. Firstly, many such players do not speak Vietnamese. They have lived in Europe most of their life, so they act and think like a native. I am deeply concerned about this difference. I wonder if they can fit in with other Vietnamese players when they return." Not many overseas Vietnamese players have been successful in Vietnam. Even famous names like goalkeeper Dang Van Lam and striker Mac Hong Quan, who are fluent in the language and have good understanding of the culture, struggled in the beginning. Park said: "If a player is really talented, we need him. But if he is just as good as a domestic player, we have to consider. "It is … [Read more...] about Park Hang-seo explains reluctance to pick overseas Vietnamese players
Customers browse handicraft products at a shop in Hanoi. Photo news.lota.vn The latest addition has brought the export turnover of these products to $190 million in the first five months of 2019, up 43 per cent year-on-year, the data shows. These positive figures were attributable to a booming demand of handicraft products, especially those made from bamboo, rattan and leaves, in the global market, online Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourers) newspaper cited the Handicraft and Wood Industry Association of HCM City (Hawa) as saying. For example, more and more retirees in European countries are decorating their houses, resulting in high demand for handicraft products, Hawa said, adding that the proportion of people who bought handicrafts as gifts has also increased. According to Hawa, there remains huge potential for Vietnamese fine art and handicraft producers to accelerate their exports to overseas markets including major outlets such as the US, the EU and Japan and … [Read more...] about Fine art and handicraft exports surge in five months
VSIP granted red books to first homeowners of Sun Casa project in Binh Duong Breaking ground in January 2018, Sun Casa is one of four residential projects developed by VSIP in Vietnam. Sun Casa is conceived as part of VSIP II in Binh Duong, offering quality and convenient housing and amenities to support the local communities and working population. The project is located in Hoa Phu ward, Thu Dau Mot city. Designed as a high-quality urban area, Sun Casa is taking shape to deliver a top-notch living experience, which is also organised around green spaces and facilities residents enjoyment. Once residents move in, the project is expected to become a modern, civilised cosmopolitan community in Binh Duong. Thanks to this vision, Sun Casa has been granted prestigious awards, such as the coveted Best Housing Development (Landed Property) Ho Chi Minh City and Best Housing Landscape Architectural Design. At the ceremony for customers held at Sun Casa last weekend, VSIP granted red books to … [Read more...] about VSIP grants red books to first homeowners of Sun Casa
At the 3rd High-level Meeting and 1st Stakeholder Forum of the VEPG in Hanoi on December 10 (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – As many as 40 policy recommendations for a sustainable energy future in Vietnam were introduced by the Vietnam Energy Partnership Group (VEPG) at the 3rd High-level Meeting and 1st Stakeholder Forum of the VEPG in Hanoi on December 10. The recommendations focus on five areas of renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy sector reform, access to energy, and energy data and statistics. According to Rainer Brohm, an international coordinator of the VEPG’s Secretariat, the VEPG Technical Working Groups have worked to give support in solar feed-in tariff (FIT) price and revised solar power purchase agreements (PPAs), as well as rooftop solar power programme in Vietnam. Besides, they also helped Vietnam develop electricity wholesale market and Direct Power Purchase Agreements (DPPA). However, more works need to be done to connect renewable energy to the … [Read more...] about Forum looks into sustainable energy development in Vietnam
Some defendants in the exam cheating scandal said that VND1 billion was paid for each ‘exam score fabrication’. Tuoi Tre newspaper reported that Tran Xuan Yen, former deputy director of Son La Education and Training Department, said a defendant in the exam score scandal in the province declared that it was the department director who gave him information about eight examinees and told him to get the exam papers of the students to manipulate scores. Tran Xuan Yen (white shirt) is arrested Regarding the ‘cost’ of score fabrication, Yen said one had to pay VND1 billion to raise the total exam score of three exam subjects to the wanted levels. Yen was ‘in charge’ of 13 students, Nguyen Thi Hong Nga,16, while Dang Huu Thuy, vice rector of To Hieu High School in Son La City, was responsible for four examinees and Lo Van Huynh, head of the quality assurance division, for 7. Tran Xuan Yen, former deputy director of Son La Education and Training … [Read more...] about Exam cheating scandal: how much did one score adjustment cost?