King Lotus Pagoda, top destination in western region

Last update 13:48 | 04/10/2017

The ancient pagoda of Phuoc Kien, known as King Lotus Pagoda in Chau Thanh district in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap has attracted tourists due to unique giant lotus leaves.

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Tourists flock to Phuoc Kien pagoda in Hoa Tan commune, Chau Thanh district in September and October to enjoy giant lotus leaves.

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Should schools use the VNEN educational methodology?

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Last update 08:05 | 04/10/2017
VietNamNet Bridge  – The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) has said that the ministry ‘won’t let it go’, but will “join hands with education establishments to fix existing problems and overcome difficulties to deploy the new educational method VNEN (the Vietnam Escuela Nueva) in a more effective way and prepare well for the implementation of the new general education program”.vietnam economy, business news, vn news, vietnamnet bridge, english news, Vietnam news, news Vietnam, vietnamnet news, vn news, Vietnam net news, Vietnam latest news, Vietnam breaking news, VNEN, MOET, HCMC
This was confirmed by deputy director of MOET’s Primary Education Department Nguyen Duc Huu.

He said the nature of VNEN is student-centered teaching methodology. Most of the schools using VNEN have prepared the material and teaching facilities, especially the teaching staff, and have ‘deployed VNEN in a flexible and creative way’. Continue reading “Should schools use the VNEN educational methodology?”

New project to preserve ancient red pine trees in Quang Ninh

Last update 11:38 | 03/10/2017

The Prime Minister has approved a project to preserve ancient red pine trees at the Yen Tu National Forest in Uong Bi city of the northern province of Quang Ninh.

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The ancient red pine trees at the Yen Tu National Forest in Quang Ninh province (Photo: http://www.laodong.vn)

The project will be implemented at a cost of about 26.26 billion VND (1.16 million USD) in 2017-2021.

The funding will be used to care for the 237 living red pine trees, upgrade infrastructure of existing nursery gardens, cultivate seedlings of the species and collect red pine trees that grow in the wild. Continue reading “New project to preserve ancient red pine trees in Quang Ninh”

Local protest against steel plant

Last update 14:03 | 04/10/2017

Local people in Quang Nam Province have gathered again and demanded to relocate the Vietnam-France Steel Plant due to pollution.

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Locals camp out the at the factory

The locals in Dien Nam Dong Ward, Dien Ban Town have put up tents and blocked the entrance to the plant for the past three months. Old people stay out during the day and young people sleep in the tents at night. They are determined to shut down the plant in the area.

According to the locals, since the factory went into operation five years ago, it has caused air and noise pollution. The local authorities promised to work out a solution but nothing has been done and the plant is still in operation. Continue reading “Local protest against steel plant”

Vietnam plans to build Hoa Binh-Son La Expressway for US$2.2 billion

 vietnamnet Last update 14:16 | 04/10/2017

The government has announced plans to build an expressway connecting Vietnam’s two northern provinces of Hoa Binh and Son La, at an estimated cost of VND50.27 trillion (US$2.2 billion).

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The new road, which will extend the Hanoi-Hoa Binh Expressway, is expected to boost the socio-economic development in Son La province and other provinces in the north western region.

Once complete, the expressway will help to form an uninterrupted corridor between the north western region and the Northern Key Economic Region, the north eastern provinces and Lach Huyen Port. Continue reading “Vietnam plans to build Hoa Binh-Son La Expressway for US$2.2 billion”

The Global Competitiveness Report 2017–2018

Ten years on from the global financial crisis, the prospects for a sustained economic recovery remain at risk due to a widespread failure on the part of leaders and policy-makers to put in place reforms necessary to underpin competitiveness and bring about much-needed increases in productivity, according to data from the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2017-2018.

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Vietnam attracts foreign investment, but technology transfer remains low

HCM City needs modern drainage: experts

Update: October, 04/2017 – 18:10 vietnamnews

A person walks through an inundated section of Nguyễn Hữu Cảnh Street in HCM City’s Bình Thạnh District. — VNA/VNS Mạnh Linh
Viet Nam News HCM CITY — HCM City and southern provinces are being battered by heavy rains in the first 10 days of October. The heavy rains, together with high river tides, will cause flooding in many places, the Southern Hydrometeorology Station has forecast.

The rains in fact has occured since the last day of September and flooded around 40 streets, badly affecting traffic across the city. Continue reading “HCM City needs modern drainage: experts”

Dismissed agency head named to Formosa oversight team

Update: October, 04/2017 – 21:02 vietnamnews

Lương Duy Hanh (standing), dismissed from his post over the Formosa fish deaths disaster, is currently working at the Legal Department of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. – Photo thanhnien.vn
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI – Lương Duy Hanh, dismissed as head of the Environmental Protection Department for his wrongdoings in the 2016 Formosa plant pollution disaster, was later appointed deputy head of the team inspecting the company’s activities.

The appointment was discovered by the local media recently, raising questions about its suitability. Continue reading “Dismissed agency head named to Formosa oversight team”

Experts fear as coal ash, slag mounting in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

The lack of an effective treatment process has resulted in mountains of the coal-fired electric power plants’ byproducts collecting in the delta

By Tuoi Tre News

October 4, 2017, 13:59 GMT+7

​Experts fear as coal ash, slag mounting in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta
The land where coal ash is dumped at a coal-fired power plant in south-central Vietnam.
Huge mountains of coal ash are looming large in southern Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, experts said at a conference on Tuesday.

Most coal-fired electric power plants produce coal ash in the form of fly and bottom ash, left after coal is combusted.

During the coal-burning process, fine powdery fly ash is carried up the smoke stack, while the coarser bottom ash, also known as slag, falls to the bottom. Continue reading “Experts fear as coal ash, slag mounting in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta”

Women in developed countries more educated than men, but still earn less – OECD

Wednesday, 4 October 2017 09:00 GMT
If there was an equal number of female and male entrepreneurs, global GDP could rise by 2 percent, equivalent to about $1.5 trillionBy Lin Taylor

LONDON, Oct 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Women in developed countries are now more educated than men, yet they still earn less, are poorly represented in politics, and less likely to join the top ranks in business or become an entrepreneur, a global think-tank said on Wednesday. Continue reading “Women in developed countries more educated than men, but still earn less – OECD”

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Sexual assaults and violent rages… Inside the dark world of Buddhist teacher Sogyal Rinpoche

Mick Brown 21 SEPTEMBER 2017 • 6:00AM
telegraph.co.uk_In August last year, Sogyal Rinpoche, the Tibetan lama whose book The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying has sold more than three million copies around the world, and made him probably the best known Tibetan Buddhist teacher after the Dalai Lama, gave his annual teaching at his French centre Lerab Ling.

Sogyal’s organisation Rigpa – a Tibetan word meaning the essential nature of mind – has more than 100 centres in 40 countries around the world, but Lerab Ling, situated in rolling countryside in L’Hérault is the jewel in the crown. Boasting what is said to be the largest Tibetan Buddhist temple in the West, it was formally opened in 2008 by the Dalai Lama, with Carla Bruni Sarkozy, then France’s first lady, and a host of other dignitaries in attendance.

Sogyal is regarded by his students as a living embodiment of the Buddhist teachings of wisdom and compassion, but a man who teaches in a highly unorthodox way, known as ‘crazy wisdom’.

At Lerab Ling, more than 1000 students were gathered in the temple as he walked on stage, accompanied by his attendant, a Danish nun named Ani Chokyi. Sogyal, who is 70, is a portly, bespectacled man who requires a footstool to mount the throne from which he customarily teaches. Approaching the throne, he paused, then turned suddenly and punched the nun hard in the stomach.

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Quản lý giá biệt dược: Làm gì để thị trường thuốc không “nhảy múa”?” – 5 kỳ

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Quản lý giá biệt dược: Làm gì để thị trường thuốc không “nhảy múa”?”

THÙY GIANG (VIETNAM+) Bản in

Những cửa hàng thuốc tư nhân san sát nhau trên tuyến phố Quán Sứ (Hà Nội). (Ảnh: TTVN/Vietnam+)

Tổng kết công tác khám chữa bệnh của Bộ Y tế trong năm 2015 cho thấy, các chỉ tiêu tổng hợp như số lần khám bệnh, số bệnh nhân nội trú, ngoại trú, số ngày điều trị nội, ngoại trú, số phẫu thuật, thủ thuật, chẩn đoán, xét nghiệm… đều tăng so với năm 2014, đạt bình quân 2,34 lượt khám/người/năm.

Như vậy, trong năm qua, mỗi người dân đạt bình quân có hơn 2 lần tới các cơ sở y tế khám chữa bệnh. Và mỗi năm, lượng thuốc được tiêu thụ trong khám chữa bệnh không hề nhỏ. Continue reading “Quản lý giá biệt dược: Làm gì để thị trường thuốc không “nhảy múa”?” – 5 kỳ”