Talk Around Town (21-11-2007) Are public relations jobs edging in the side door? by Trung Hieu Glamorous, well-paid and easy? Jobs in Public Relations (PR) have never been so popular, but despite dreams of all play and no work, reality says being a PR representative in Viet Nam is no walk in the park. Although networking is essential, the job isn’t just about socialising, says Mai Lan, an employee at a communications company. "In addition to daily work, PR officers have to maintain personal relationships with partners by meeting them regularly outside the office. This often means we don’t get home until late, so we have less time for ourselves and our families. Our bosses pay for these trips if they understand this. If not, we have to use our own money." Normally, PR reps are in charge of compiling press releases and internal journals and supplying news to investors and information to journalists. They also have to organise promotional events for the company. Many … [Read more...] about Are public relations jobs edging in the side door?
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VietNamNet Bridge – Both Vietnamese and English will be used parallel for all directions on Cat Linh–Ha Dong urban railway trains, according to the Ministry of Transport. The adjustment came more than one month after the ministry collected of public feedback on the prototype train designs. Dozens of additional seats would be installed in each carriage of the four-carriage train to better serve passengers at rush hours, the ministry said. The image of Khue Van Cac (the pavilion of the constellation of literature) in Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam (the Temple of Literature), the symbol of Ha Noi, decorated at the top of the train would be highlighted to be more eye-catching, the ministry said. The ministry also required the Chinese manufacturer – Beijing Subway Rolling Stock Equipment Ltd. to carefully treat weld seams on the train's body to improve the train's image. The LED system map on the train would be adjusted to be easier for passengers to see. The ministry … [Read more...] about Hanoi urban train’s design adjusted following public feedback
Truck crash kills one student, injures three others A truck killed a student and severely injured three others today in an accident in Bau Lam Commune, Xuyen Moc District in southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province. The truck reportedly went over to the opposite lane and hit a group of four students from the local Hoa Binh High School, who were on the way to school. The truck's driver and another man who was in the truck were also slightly injured when it fell off the side of the road. The case is under further investigation. Vietnam drink maker hit by boycott, quality inspection after winning fly-in-bottle lawsuit Tan Hiep Phat Group, the maker of several popular drinks in Vietnam, is being boycotted on the Internet and scrutinized by the country’s consumer association, only days after winning a lawsuit that sent one of its consumers to prison. The Vietnamese Consumer Protection Association has received complaints from local residents and authorities in the southern … [Read more...] about Social News 22/12
VietNamNet Bridge – Le Truong Tung, President of FPT University, talks to the Giao duc Viet Nam online publication about some proposed changes in the 2018 revision to the Law on Higher Education. Le Truong Tung, President of FPT University. The Ministry of Education and Training is expected to submit to the National Assembly the revised Law on Higher Education in 2018. Do you know what the key amendments will be in the revised law? As we all know in the fast-changing world, particularly given the impacts of the 4.0 revolution, tertiary training programs should be adjusted along the lines of open courseware. When deeper international integration is taking place, the students’ independent learning skills and learning for life will become more important. In such context, tertiary education … [Read more...] about Dissolve distinctions between public, private uni’s: University leader
Add-on rooms put residents in peril Old residential buildings on Ha Noi's Nguyen Cong Tru Street. The safety of residents is threatened by the creation of extra "rooms" mostly carved out of balcony space, in residential buildings. Many extra rooms, mostly carved out of balcony spaces, have been built in resettlement and residential quarters in Ha Noi affecting the buildings' and people's safety, according to local authorities. Observations by the Vietnam News Agency's correspondent at the Den Lu 2 residential quarter in Ha Noi's Hoang Mai District showed that many add-on structures were built out of the apartment's balcony for several metres on the 17th and 18th floor causing dangerous conditions. Pham Vinh Quang, head of the E Building in the residential quarter, said that building the expanded parts seriously affected the building's safety. The management boards gave warning to the residents, but they still made it to have more space, he said. The same situation … [Read more...] about Social News 5/12