EC presents training equipment to tourism schools

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) and the European Committee (EC) granted equipment worth over 572,000 EUR to nine tourism training schools nationwide at a ceremony in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong on Sept. 10.

18th century objects discovered

The Ha Tinh provincial museum said on September 7 that it has discovered four wood blocks engraved with ancient Chinese script and a monolithic statue, which are thought to date back to the 18th century.

Vietnamese workers popular in RoK

The Republic of Korea ’s resumption of recruiting foreign guest workers under the Employment Permit System (EPS) Programme on Sept. 1, after a three-month halt due to the global economic recession, has created better conditions for Vietnam ’s labour exports.

Nation ranks third globally in outsourcing, software service

Vietnam ranks third after China and India for outsourcing IT and software services to Japan, accounting for 0.5 percent of Japan’s market share, according to Nguyen Doan Hung, vice-chairman of the Viet-Nhat (Vietnam-Japan) IT cooperation club.

New TV series target teenagers

Local film studios are making several new programmes for the teenage market following the recent successful run of a TV series for young people.

First computer festival held

A computer festival initiated by the Vietnam Software Engineering Group (SEG Vietnam) opened in the central city of Da Nang on August 12.

Doors open for people with disabilities

Twenty-three students with disabilities have completed a graphic technicians course held by the Hi-Tech Vocational Training Centre, an arm of the public funded Van Lang University in Ho Chi Minh City.

New training course to help disabled people

The Hanoi Independent Living Centre for the Disabled began a new training course for disabled people to help them become more confident when taking part in social activities and get more out of their lives on Aug. 24.

Contest on business ideas launched in Ninh Binh

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Vietnam and the northern province of Ninh Binh’s Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs Department on August 21 launched a contest on business ideas.

Food safety checks let consumers down

A shortage of food hygiene and safety inspectors nationwide has contributed to 29 deaths from food poisoning and more than 2,500 people hospitalised in the first six months of this year, the Ministry of Health’s Food Hygiene and Safety Department has revealed.

Top economists talk growth, development

Growth theory and economic development were the main topics of a seminar co-hosted by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Party Central Committee’s Theory Council in Hanoi on August 17.

Prof. Jomo Kwame Sundaram, UN Assistant Secretary General for Economic Development in the UN Department of Social and Economic Affairs, and Prof. James Riedel from the US’s Johns Hopkins University, participated in the event.

More inspectors to boost food safety

The Health Ministry plans to dispatch more teams of inspectors nationwide to oversee food safety, medical treatment at hospitals and clinics, the management and use of vaccines and the sale of drugs and cosmetics.