Education Festival 2011 promotes advanced education The Ho Chi Minh City Education Development Festival 2011 opened on May 7 at the Phu Tho Indoor Sports Stadium in District 11, introducing advanced school education models. Books and school equipment will be available on sale at the festival. Seminars and forums on education have also been planned as part of the festival schedule. Students can avail of free career counseling and choice of schools. The festival has attracted participation from nearly 100 enterprises including education centers, publishing houses and educational equipment providers. Over 150 booths are on display at the stadium venue. Vietnam Publishing House gave away about 6,000 sets of textbooks and 60,000 notebooks to pupils who are children of war invalids and martyrs hailing from ten southern cities and provinces. It also presented five schools in HCMC with bookcases worth over VND1billion. The festival is being organized by the Department of Education and … [Read more...] about SOCIETY IN BRIEF 10/5
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VietNamNet Bridge – Nearly 100 hectares of the artificial forests in A Luoi district have been chopped down by local residents for timber and farming, while local authorities have been powerless. The deforestation has made drinking water of hundreds of households severely polluted. Forest devastated One of the “hottest points” of the deforestation in A Luoi district is the 321 ward, somewhere between Huong Nguyen and Hong Tien communes. The red earth road linking the 49A highway to the ward 321 has been ploughed up by the trucks which carry timber on the road every day. What Lao dong’s reporters could see in the ward 321 after one hour of walking on a track through the forest, was the wild land plots. Big timber boards had been carried away before the reporters arrived. The forest did not have trees. It only had burnt tree roots and the piles of small timber planks which were put on the ground, waiting to be carried away. Tien, a local resident, who … [Read more...] about Regenerating forests in Thua Thien-Hue chopped down completely
VietNamNet Bridge – The unstable market, the high bank loan interest rates and the material shortage have all become the obsession of seafood companies, even though it is now the most favorable moment for export. Meanwhile, the floor price mechanism has been broken. Clients choosy, seafood exporters suffer A director of a big tra fish export company in An Giang province said that the export consignments of tra fish to a business in North Africa has caused a headache for him. Prior to that, the company signed a contract on exporting some consignments of tra fish to the partner worth 300,000 dollars. However, the political problems in North Africa recently have pushed the tra fish consumption into a deadlock. The importer, after receiving the first consignments which have been unsold, has asked the Vietnamese exporter to ease the sale prices for the remaining undelivered consignments of products. The importer has announced that it would only accept the imports, if the prices … [Read more...] about VASEP’s floor price mechanism fails completely
VietNamNet Bridge – Farmers in Luc Ngan district of Bac Giang province these days are busy working at their litchi orchards, picking up leaves of litchi trees for sale. Meanwhile, they have been warned that if too many leaves are cut, litchi trees will not be able to bloom, which will lead to a crop failure. Farmers in Luc Ngan district of Bac Giang province, the “litchi metropolis” have been told to collect litchi tree leaves and sell to businessmen who will then export the leaves. The businessmen, who order litchi leaves, have promised to pay farmers high prices for the leaves. Therefore, the farmers have been rushing to collect leaves for sale, ignoring the warnings about the possible crop failure. The house of Nguyen Dang Dao in Tan Quang Commune of Luc Ngan district has always been full of people for one month. A lot of local farmers come there every day to sell dry litchi leaves they collect from their orchards. Dao said that he has collected … [Read more...] about Businessmen rushing to collect leaves of litchis trees, what’s for?
1,000th anniversary of Hanoi comes nearer, cultural projects rushed to completion As there are only about three months left to the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi, important cultural projects are being accelerated to complete in time for the national celebration, reports the Vietnam News Agency. Hanoi Museum, in My Dinh Commune, Tu Liem District, is entering the final phase of construction. Located near the National Convention Center, the museum covers an area of about 54,000 square meters and has an investment of more than VND2.3 trillion. The museum will have the shape of an upside-down four-storied pyramid built by GMP International GmbH-Inros Lackner AG, a German company. Expected to open on October 9, the museum will display artifacts arranged in three themes. The natural conditions of Hanoi, Thang Long culture in Ly and Tran dynasties and Dai Viet culture will be represented on the first and second floors while the third and the fourth floors will feature artists' … [Read more...] about 1,000th anniversary of Hanoi comes nearer, cultural projects rushed to completion