Ngô Thị Minh. — Photo baoquangninh.vn Ngô Thị Minh, Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly Committee for Culture, Education, Youth and Children, speaks to Tuổi trẻ Cuối tuần (Youth Weekend Edition) on how best to utilise the State budget in general education. It is reported that 20 per cent of our annual State budget is allocated to education. Do you know how it is regulated and used? Education has been given the top priority by the Vietnamese Party, National Assembly and the government. However, even the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) doesn’t know how such a big sum has been used. Principally speaking, the MOET has to work closely with the Ministry of Finance and concerned ministries and agencies in the management of such a big sum of money. But, in reality I have to admit the co-ordination between the MOET with concerned Government agencies or offices is very loose and lacks transparency. Even the MOET does … [Read more...] about Transparency and accountability is a key to success
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HÀ NỘI — The national innovative start-up day Techfest 2019 is expected to connect the Vietnamese start-up eco-system with the region and the world, said Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Trần Văn Tùng at a press briefing yesterday. The event would become a platform to integrate manpower, new technologies and financial resources, he said. Techfest 2019 will be co-organised by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the People’s Committee of northern Quảng Ninh Province in Hạ Long City from December 4-6. The event is expected to introduce and promote products and services from innovative start-ups and connect them with the world, making Việt Nam one of the leading countries in the region in this sector. At least 250 start-ups, nearly 200 domestic and foreign investors, and 150 big corporations, groups and incubators will attend a series of Techfest 2019 activities … [Read more...] about Techfest 2019 to connect Vietnamese start-ups with the world
Other News Local wood exporters eye domestic market By Le Hoang Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019,10:22 (GMT+7) Local wood exporters eye domestic marketBy Le Hoang Huynh Van Hanh (2nd, L), vice chairman of the Handicraft & Wood Industry Association of HCMC, and representatives of wood processing enterprises at a press conference to introduce VIFA Home 2019 - PHOTO: LE HOANG HCMC – With the upcoming entrance of global home furnishing brand Ikea into the Vietnamese market, many large local wood exporters are paying more attention to the domestic market. At a press briefing on November 19 to introduce the 10th Vietnam International Furniture and Home Accessories Fair 2019 (VIFA Home 2019), Huynh Van Hanh, vice chairman of the Handicraft & Wood Industry Association of HCMC, said that in addition to major local and foreign furniture retailers, such as Chilai, Home'Furni, Toan Phu Furniture, VietmayHome and Duy Tan, … [Read more...] about Local wood exporters eye domestic market
A rendering of the proposed Long Thành International Airport in the southern province of Đồng Nai, which is still in the preparation process, with the first stage set to be completed in 2025. — Photo courtesy of Airports Corporation of Việt Nam Bồ Xuân Hiệp HCM CITY — The booming aviation sector in Việt Nam needs investment from the private sector to ensure that it has adequate airport infrastructure for continued expansion, experts have said. With double-digit growth over the last five years, the sector is under pressure because of the rising number of airlines and aircraft now operating in the market. The five airlines that operate in Việt Nam are Vietnam Airlines, VietJet Air, Jetstar Pacific Airlines, Vasco and Bamboo Airways. However, Việt Nam will need about 10 airlines in the near future to meet demand, … [Read more...] about Aviation industry seeks private investment amid explosive growth
Illustration Đàm Minh Chí Kiều Vân HÀ NỘI — Recent reports that second graders might study probability and statistics as part of their curriculum from the 2020-21 school year have divided opinion among parents and educational experts. Most parents are worried that the subjects are inappropriate for their children's age. However, educational experts have said if primary students become acquainted with probability and statistics early on, they'll stand a better chance of understanding the subject in a comprehensive way. According to the new general education programme, maths at the primary school level will have three main parts: algebra, geometry and probability and statistics. This means probability and statistics will be taught as an official subject at primary school for the first time. Trần Mạnh Tùng, a senior teacher of maths at Lương Thế Vinh School, Hà Nội said the anxiety was … [Read more...] about What are the chances probability is too hard for kids?