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?
Million dollar divorce
Vietnam expects to earn 600 million USD from tra fish export in the first quarter of the year. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam expects to earn 600 million USD from tra fish export in the first quarter of the year, a year-on-year jump of 35 percent. Of the figure, exports to the US are estimated at 95 million USD (up 26 percent), China at 125 million USD (up 23.7 percent) and the EU at 67 million USD (up 21 percent). Experts have forecast bright prospects for tra fish exports this year based on robust market signs. Last year, tra fish shipments brought home a record of 2.26 billion USD and the figure is hoped to rise to 2.3 - 2.4 billion USD for 2019. According to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the US Department of Agriculture has proposed that Vietnam, along with Thailand and China, has a catfish inspection system equivalent to those in the US, and thus eligible for exporting the fish … [Read more...] about Tra fish export expected to bring home 600 million USD in Q1
At the inauguration ceremony (Photo: VNA) Tay Ninh (VNA) – Lavifood Joint Stock Company officially put into operation its Tanifood vegetable and fruit processing plant in the southwestern province of Tay Ninh on January 6, hoping to make international-standard products for export to the US, the European Union, the Republic of Korea, Japan and Australia. At the inauguration ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh emphasised the importance of the plant to the country’s agriculture. He asked Lavifood leaders to better the quality of products and enhance competitive capacity to make more contributions to the agricultural product processing sector. Provincial authorities should accompany and support the company to raise the value of vegetables, while competent ministries and sectors must continue providing assistance, and removing bottlenecks for it, he added. According to Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong, the plant was … [Read more...] about 76.6 million USD veggie processing plant inaugurated in Tay Ninh
Vietcombank domestic chip card has just been released (Photo: Vietnam+) Hanoi (VNA) - “By this time, the preparation process, infrastructure, resources, techniques ...is ready to support all commercial banks in the process of converting magnetic cards to chip cards, as required by the State Bank of Vietnam in Circular 41/2018 /TT-NHNN, amending Circular 19 on bank card operations. Vietnamese VCCS card chip set was also developed in accordance with specific standards for Vietnam market and compatible with EMW international standards." The information was revealed by Nguyen Quang Minh, Deputy General Director of the Vietnam National Payment Corporation (NAPAS) on the roadmap for converting magnetic card (ATM) to chip card. 70 percent of bank cards are ready Minh said that it is expected that from May 28, some commercial banks will start to issue ATM cards made of high-security chip technology to replace the existing magnetic stripe cards. In 2019, 21 million ATM cards will be … [Read more...] about 70 million magnetic stripe cards ready to be converted to chip cards
A Vietjet attendant hands out gifts to passengers on board. Photo courtesy of Vietjet HCM CITY — Low-cost carrier Vietjet is providing domestic and international passengers with five million promotional tickets, priced from only zero đồng, between Monday and Sunday in order to join the jubilant Christmas and New Year atmosphere all over the world. These super-cheap airfares are up for grabs the whole day at www.vietjetair.com and applied to all Vietjet’s domestic and international routes including attractive destinations such as Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar and Cambodia. as well as routes operated by Vietjet Thailand. Flight period is from December 23, 2019 to July 31, 2020. According to Vietjet, with just one click, passengers can discover festive decorations throughout Việt Nam; easily get into the exciting unique Christmas … [Read more...] about Vietjet launches big promotion with five million discounted tickets