ACV plans to expand Tuy Hoa airport in Phu Yen province The Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) is developing a plan to expand Tuy Hoa airport in the south central province of Phu Yen. The Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) is developing a plan to expand Tuy Hoa airport in the south central province of Phu Yen and build a new terminal with a capacity of 2.5 million passengers per year in the 2020-2025 period. Last year, more than 337,000 passengers arrived at the Tuy Hoa airport, equaling 61 percent of its present capacity. By 2020, the airport’s capacity will reach 600,000 passengers per year, and by 2030 will be 3 million per year, according to the scheme to develop airway transport by 2020, which has been approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. The Ministry of Transport gave instructions to ACV to inspect and adjust the plan for different airports so that it is in accordance with what was approved by the PM. ACV Director Le Manh Hung said that at present, the … [Read more...] about Social News In Brief 18/7
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Powerful bond: The staff at Ánh Dương blind massage centre are a close-knit family. They eat, travel and joke with each other. They all have one thing in common: blindness. VNS Photo Nguyễn Đạt Viet Nam News by Nguyễn Toàn One day Nguyễn Ngọc Hiếu woke up to complete darkness. The many strange noises and the perpetual darkness would terrify him. Years later, those days are a thing of the past. The 30-year-old is now the director of two massage parlours in HCM City, creating jobs for some 30 people who share his plight. Hiếu was among the many children born into a poor family in the southern province of Tiền Giang. His father was a drunkard, while his mother had to work hard to make ends meet. Feeling pity for his mother, Hiếu stopped studying at the age of 12 and made his way to HCM City, seeking a bright future. “On selling my mother’s chicken, I earned VNĐ70,000 (US$3) and caught … [Read more...] about Blind man’s massage centres provide light to members
Trương Nguyện Thành. — Photo Hoa Sen University A professor at Hoa Sen University in HCM City who shot to fame when he taught a class on innovation wearing a pair of shorts has come up short at the hand of some bureaucrats’ rigid interpretation of regulations. The professor, also famous for encouraging students to think outside the box, was chosen to fill the vacant position of the university’s chancellor by its board of directors, but the municipal education department vetoed the move, citing a “lack of experience”. Dr. Trương Nguyện Thành has since decided to part ways with the university, returning to a position he held earlier in a prestigious school in the United States. The relevant rule being cited from the Law on Higher Education says that a candidate must hold a doctoral degree and have at least five years of experience in a management position, either as faculty dean or the head of a … [Read more...] about Do we want to reverse or advance our brain drain?
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)
Photo courtesy of laodong.vn by Thu Vân There seemed to be a collective gasp of horror as the news spread recently of a mother and her new-born dying as she tried to give birth at home. It was, thankfully, followed by a collective sigh of relief as the deaths turned out to be a piece of fake news. But this fake news opened the door to a very real, very scary movement involving hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese mothers, one that swears by nature, but swears off modern medicine. While their motto of letting nature take its course seems sensible, even desirable, the rejection of scientific knowledge sows some doubt over it, the rejection, being an informed decision. While it has to be conceded that there have been and still are several problems with vaccination, its conceptualisation, impacts and risks involved, these have to be weighed against what has actually been achieved. Furthermore, the risks involved in the nothing-but-nature approach have to be critically … [Read more...] about An unnatural belief in natural cures