The hamlet under Long Biên Bridge. – Photo giaoduc.net.vnViet Nam News HÀ NỘI – In a makeshift hamlet in Hà Nội, many children go without an education because their parents are too poor, reported Giáo Dục Việt Nam (Việt Nam Education) Newspaper. The slum is called xóm gầm cầu (under-the-bridge hamlet) because it is located under the famous Long Biên Bridge in Hà Nội’s Phúc Xa Commune, Long Biên District. The hamlet is home to thousands of people who have migrated from many different areas of the country. It is often muddy and stinky, littered with plastic bags, wrapping papers and plastic boxes. Most of the people who live there are quite poor. They work as porters in the nearby Long Biên Wholesale Market, or else as scrap collectors or any hard job they can find in the city, the paper said. Although they work very hard, they rarely earn enough to cover their living … [Read more...] about Education is luxury Hà Nội’s poor migrant children cannot afford
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The World Press Photo Exhibition will be organized by the Embassy of the Netherlands in cooperation with the Vietnam Journalists’ Association from June 16 to July 6 at the Vietnam Fine Arts University, 42 Yet Kieu in Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem district as a part of activities to celebrate 45 years of diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and Vietnam in 2018. Exhibition to be held from June 16 to July 6 at Vietnam Fine Arts University, 42 Yet Kieu, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi. Photo: Richard Tsong-Taatarii from Star Tribune The world-renowned exhibition features the best and most memorable press photographs from around the globe and showcases stories that make people stop, feel, think and act. For the first time in 15 years the exhibition is in Vietnam. Other Asian destinations in 2018 include Singapore, Tokyo, Kyoto, and Macau. The exhibition this year consists of 130 photographs in a number of categories, such as Contemporary Issues, the Environment, General News, … [Read more...] about World Press Photo Exhibition in Hanoi shortly
Taking advantage of its geographic location, and with effective investment promotion policies over the past three decades, Long An has lured strong FDI inflows, which have contributed to transforming the provincial economic structure and accelerating its economic growth. The number of FDI projects increased from two projects worth US$18 million in 1997 to 843 projects worth US$5.4 billion plus on June 30, 2017, of which 531 projects totaling US$3.32 billion plus in registered capital have been put into operation. These numbers are attributed to the province’s favorable business environment and efficient industrial parks including the Long Hau industrial and urban zone. Logistics and import-export services Founded over a decade ago, the 425-hectare Long Hau industrial and urban zone consists of the 137.02ha Long Hau IP, the 108.48ha expanded Long Hau IP, the 123.98ha Long Hau 3 IP and a 55ha residential area for people who were removed from their homes and resettled there. Long … [Read more...] about Long Hau IP: An industrial development success story
Viet Nam News On the occasion of Swiss National Day, Ambassador Beatrice Maser Mallor shares her country’s development story. Switzerland celebrates its 727th anniversary on August 1. A mountainous country located in the heart of Europe, Switzerland traces its origins to 1291, when a defensive alliance of three cantons (provinces) was formed. It quickly expanded over the next two centuries into a loose confederation of sovereign cantons. After a short period of centralized government during the Napoleonic period and the confirmation of its present borders at the Congress of Vienna in 1815, Switzerland became a federal State through the promulgation of a modern constitution in 1848. Rapid industrialization and economic development went hand in hand with the granting of extensive civil and political rights, including elements of direct democracy, for which the country has become famous. Switzerland does not have many natural resources and does not have access to the sea. In … [Read more...] about Swiss prosperity: What’s behind the success story?
Twenty-seven more communes and wards this year join family medical practice A health staff member takes blood for testing at An Hòa ward health station in Cần Thơ City’s Ninh Kiều District. Source http://soytecantho.vn The Department of Health in the Mekong Delta city of Cần Thơ this year plans to expand a model of family medical practice clinics to 27 more communes and wards. Family medical practice clinics aim to provide comprehensive and continuous health care services to each local individual and family in order to reduce overcrowding of patients at city or central-level hospitals. These clinics are located at health stations in communes and wards. Each commune or ward has one health station. Cần Thơ aims to equip more than 80 per cent of its 85 health stations with these clinics by 2020. According to Dr Bùi Thị Lệ Phi, the department’s head, the city now has 18 commune-based health stations with family … [Read more...] about Social News 5/4 (Hourly Updated)