The fact that leaders and officers of the HCM City Education and Training Department receive remuneration for compiling textbooks has caused a stir among the public. In a document from the Ministry of Education and Trianing (MOET) to the local press, the ministry affirmed that in order to ensure fairness, publicity and transparency in choosing textbooks, the ministry has drafted a circular (which has been published on its website for public opinions) which stipulates that those who compile and inspect textbooks will not be allowed to become members of councils which have the right to choose textbooks for use. The fact that the Vietnam Education Publishing House and the HCM City Education and Training Department are joining hands to compile textbooks is the responsibility of involved parties and they need to explain this to MOET. Meanwhile, at the workshop on renovating the general education program held by the Vietnam Education Publishing House recently, director of the HCM … [Read more...] about Is Education Ministry allowing HCM City to compile textbooks?
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Consumer credit has grown by five times in the last five years, according to the State Bank of Vietnam. The Financial Times newspaper noted that Vietnam’s consumer lending field remains ‘young’. Vietnam has great potential to develop the field thanks to the young population (70 percent of people are 15-64 years old) and the high economic growth rate (over 6 percent). It's easy to access consumer loans In late 2012, total consumer loans were VND230 trillion, accounting for 8 percent of total outstanding loans of the economy. By late 2017, the figure had reached VND1,100 trillion, or 4.8 times higher than 2012, accounting for 18 percent of total outstanding loans. As of December 31, 2018, the total assets of finance and finance leasing companies had reached VND167.822 trillion, up by 18.27 percent over the end of 2017, while their chartered capital had increased by 17.2 percent and regulatory capital by 39.4 percent. The consumer lending market includes … [Read more...] about Consumer credit: risks loom large
Việt Nam attaches great importance to its role as ASEAN Chair 2020. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam attaches great importance to its role as ASEAN Chair 2020, and wishes to build a strong ASEAN Community which is resilient to regional and global challenges, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyễn Quốc Dũng has said. Briefing nearly 70 foreign ambassadors and representatives from embassies of ASEAN member states and ASEAN’s development partners at a conference at the weekend in Hà Nội, Dũng, who is also Secretary General of the National ASEAN 2020 Committee, affirmed joining ASEAN’s activities was among priorities in Việt Nam’s foreign policy, and the country would spare no efforts to successfully act as the ASEAN Chair 2020. Việt Nam had selected the theme “Cohesive and Responsive” for ASEAN 2020, he said, holding the two elements are interdependent … [Read more...] about Việt Nam wants to sustain ASEAN resilience to global challenges: Deputy FM
"I only saw a glimpse of a truck coming at me and then I blacked out. When I came to, I was in the hospital," said Luong Van May. May, a native of the northern highlands province of Son La, and his wife, 34-year-old Hoang Thi Em, had come to Hai Duong Province on Monday to work in a leather shoe factory. On Tuesday morning, he was taking his wife on a motorbike to the factory. "I, my wife and about 10 others... there were four motorbikes... we were waiting at an intersection to cross the street. We saw an accident had happened a little ahead of where we stood, but we didn’t intend to go there because we were afraid we would be late for work," he said. None of the people waiting at the intersection had an inkling that another accident was just waiting to happen. May’s pain from his injuries, including a dislocation of his hand, was nothing compared to the grief of losing his wife in the accident. He was initially taken to the Hai Duong General Hospital, but was transferred … [Read more...] about Man loses cousin, brother in successive accidents; another loses his wife
A medical staff member at the Đống Đa General Hospital in Hà Nội inputs patients’ information on a computer. — VNA/VNS Photo Dương Ngọc Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Keeping medical records in an electronic database brings benefits to citizens and healthcare facilities, experts have concluded thanks to a pilot project launched in June. The pilot by the Ministry of Health (MoH) introduced software to compile citizens’ medical records in one electronic database in eight cities and provinces in June. Participating localities are Hà Nội and HCM City and the provinces of Lào Cai, Yên Bái, Hà Tĩnh, Khánh Hòa, Lâm Đồng and Long An. People who keep their medical records in the database said they were satisfied with the convenience of the system. Nguyễn Văn Thành from Hà Nội’s inner district of Ba Đình said he no … [Read more...] about Electronic medical records prove their benefits in pilot project