The “Turning into Butterflies” exhibition is being made up of installation works created from approximately 1,300 paper butterflies by nearly 1,300 children and young people, including those with disabilities from around the world. Approximately 100 artworks by disabled and autistic students from Binh Minh Special School, nearly 20 artworks by Ahn Yun Mo, in addition to five Korean artists with disabilities, are to be on display during the exhibition. The event is part of the wider “Turning into Butterflies” project which was first rolled out worldwide in 2013 by Korean artist Ahn Yun Mo for disabled children and young people. The event sends a warm message of hope to hundreds of millions of disabled children from around the world. Through the project, Ahn Yun Mo hopes that people worldwide can unite to overcome barriers based on skin colour and language, whilst also allowing people with disabilities and those without them to come closer together. … [Read more...] about Unique exhibition by Korean artist to open to the public
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She returned to Vietnam in August after Chinese authorities raided and deported undocumented immigrants. More about how she returned later. Cut to the present. In a countryside garment factory in the northern Bac Giang Province, Bien sits beside a bunch of red cloth bags. Around her dozens of other workers are making bags on sewing machines, but not Bien: Her job is to affix the company label on the bags, and she gets less than VND100,000 ($4.32) a day for it. She was given that job after failing to learn sewing despite eight days of training at the factory. "It's too difficult, I can't sew," she says. Bien is one of many Vietnamese trafficking victims rescued from China who returned lost, damaged, with little assurance their life would ever go back to the normal old days. Before being trafficked to China, she had been quite resourceful, working her family's rice field in Dong Lo Commune in Bac Giang while also attending a babysitting class. On October 2, 1991, when she was 23, Bien … [Read more...] about The plight of human trafficking survivors: Back from hell but to what?
Tourists travel by boats around the Trang An Tourism Complex. (Source: VNA) Cairo (VNA) - Documents, books and photos on Vietnamese culture, history, landscapes and handicraft were introduced at an event in Egyptian Ismailia province on April 2. The event was organised by the Vietnamese Embassy in Egypt and attended by Ismailia province governor Yassin Taher, Director of the Egyptian Public Library Development Fund Reda El-Taify and local visitors. The event is part of activities to mark the 55th anniversary of Vietnam – Egypt diplomatic ties. During the occasion, the Embassy of Vietnam also launched a reading room named “A Window to Vietnam” at the Ismailia Public Library to facilitate access to information on Vietnam. Visitors could also enjoy a dance with conical hats performed by Vietnamese students in Egypt and Vietnamese traditional food and coffee. Vietnamese Ambassador to Egypt Do Hoang Long highlighted the economic potential of the Egyptian … [Read more...] about Vietnamese culture introduced in Egyptian locality
Infrastructure Lawmakers still disagree over investor selection for Long Thanh airport By Ngoc Lan Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019,19:38 (GMT+7) Lawmakers still disagree over investor selection for Long Thanh airportBy Ngoc Lan Deputy Hoang Van Cuong, vice principal of the Hanoi-based National Economics University – PHOTO: VGP HANOI – The Government suggested the State-owned Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) serve as the principal investor of the Long Thanh International Airport project in the southern province of Dong Nai, but many National Assembly deputies have objected to the investor selection. Legislators offered feedback on a number of criteria in the feasibility report of the big-ticket project at a session during the ongoing sitting of the lawmaking body today, November 12. Deputy Hoang Van Cuong, vice principal of the Hanoi-based National Economics University, suggested ACV may execute the project ahead … [Read more...] about Lawmakers still disagree over investor selection for Long Thanh airport
The monthly base wages of civil servants and public employees, including teachers and doctors, will be increased from VND1.49 ($64) to VND1.6 million ($69), from July 1 2020. This will be the highest wage hike in the past eight years. Public sector employees have complained for years that their earnings are too low. Local economists said at a recent conference that low wages have and will continue to foster corruption in the public sector. Data from the General Statistics Office shows that at the end of 2017 there were more than 5.2 million people working in the public sector. The size of Vietnam’s public sector compared to the population is among the biggest in Southeast Asia, according to the World Bank. In 2017, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc ordered government offices to reduce staff numbers by between 1.5-2 percent every year over the next five years. Vietnam's per capita income last year was $2,587. … [Read more...] about Vietnam to give civil servants a 7.3 percent wage raise next year