HÀ NỘI - The municipal Department of Culture and Sports is officially inviting public feedback on a draft Code of Conduct in public places for Hanoians. Opinions can be submitted online at https://sovhtt.hanoi.gov.vn. According to Tô Văn Động, Director of the city's Culture and Sports Department, code drafters will be receptive to "sensible ideas" and opinions of the public in revising the code before it is issued. The Code of Conduct, which would apply to all citizens of the city, will likely coincide with the issuance of another set of etiquette for its public servants, which has missed its original deadline of January 1 because its provisions are still under revision. The Code of Conduct will cover speech, attitude, and behaviour expected of "all individuals and organisations who live, work, study, visit, and stay in Hà Nội." The aim, officials have said, is to ensure that the city lives up to its old reputation and tradition of a "refined and civilized capital city." The … [Read more...] about Ha Noi seeks feedback on a set of etiquette – Society – City Life – Vietnam News Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports
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Editor’s note: A revered Vietnamese journalist and researcher on the Middle East has written to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper about his experiences with Saadi Salama, Palestinian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Hanoi, during their field trip to Palestine some years ago. Editor’s note: A revered Vietnamese journalist and researcher on the Middle East has written to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper about his experiences with Saadi Salama, Palestinian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Hanoi, during their field trip to Palestine some years ago. Nguyen Ngoc Hung has conducted extensive research on the Arab world, the Middle East and Islam over dozens of years, and been on intimate terms with ambassadors from these countries. Also a respected journalist, he studied Arabic in Egypt and Iraq in the early 1960s. Below is a condensed translation of what he had to share with Tuoi Tre regarding his and some other Vietnamese colleagues’ memorable trip to … [Read more...] about Ambassadors in Vietnam – P3: With Palestinian ambassador in Palestine
Skeptics say the prohibition could go the way of other unenforced and unfeasible laws issued earlier Drinkers attend the "Hanoi Beer Festival" held in downtown Hanoi in 2011. Since last year, many provinces across Vietnam have enforced regulations that ban civil servants from drinking during lunch or working days but the jury is still out with skeptics saying they have to wait and see how long the ban will last and how much it will deliver. The chief of the commune's Party Unit was sleeping on the desk. The commune mayor was also asleep, sitting in the chair. The room reeked of alcohol. They were woken up by an old woman who needed a document stamped. They shouted at her and she got out of the room to wait. Nguyen Thanh Binh, chief of the Ha Tinh Province's Party Unit, happened to see the woman outside the office and hear what happened to her. He entered the office and saw that the two commune leaders were indeed drunk during working hours. The incident happened one … [Read more...] about Vietnam set to widen ban on drinking at work, but will it work?
Vietnam Businessman Golf Tournament - Meeting Point of Business People Kings’ Island Golf this year is the destination for the second Vietnam Businessman Golf Tournament that has been annually hosted by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) in every October on the occasion of the Vietnam Entrepreneurs Day, October 13. The sport event is considered one of the important activities of VCCI in strengthening the close cooperation between the organization and the Vietnam business community, creating good chances for business people to exchange views and experience during the country’s international integration. The tournament is scheduled to lure 144 golfers who are mainly key leaders of large-scale corporations and groups of Vietnam and foreign-invested enterprises in Vietnam, and around 30 V.I.Ps from the Vietnamese government’s agencies and embassies in Vietnam. According to Mr. Doan Duy Khuong, VCCI Vice President, the golf tournament, held for mainly … [Read more...] about Vietnam Businessman Golf Tournament – Meeting Point of Business People
Illustrative image - Photo: VNA The conference aimed to give local exporters an overview of markets, trade policies, business etiquette and export opportunities in African and Middle East nations.According to Vice Director of the Ministry’s Department of Asian-African Markets Ngo Khai Hoan, 70 countries in Africa and the Middle East have a total population of more than 1.6 billion, a huge market for Vietnamese exporters. Last year, trade between Vietnam and these nations stood at US$23.3 billion, including US$14.9 billion worth of exports from Vietnam.Africa, a market of 1.3 billion people, has a strong demand for agricultural products, said Nguyen Thi Minh Phuong from the department, adding that African countries imported US$35 billion of farm produce in 2016 and the figure is likely to hit US$110 billion in 2025.The high demand for such products has been attributed to the continent’s severe weather conditions weakening local agriculture. Therefore, most local needs for … [Read more...] about Vietnam boasts opportunities to export products to Africa, Middle East