Childhood Japanese lessons in the heart of Hoi AnVietNamNet Bridge – When the last rays of late afternoon fell on Hoi An, lanterns began glitter all over the old town and a free Japanese class opened in an ancient house on Nguyen Thai Hoc Street. Besides Japanese language and life skill lessons, students will have chance to explore the culture and customs of Japan. Besides basic Japanese lessons, students have chance to play games, explore culture, and learn about life skills and the morality and etiquette of Japanese people. After greeting in Japanese, students are all excited to try on their teacher’s sandals, geta. Japanese learn about origami folding to acquire patient, meticulous and calm traits.
June 22, 2017 07:30 UTC
Littering law laid waste in the capital cityVietNamNet Bridge – It was with considerable fanfare and expectations that authorities introduced a law on littering in the capital city earlier this year. A sanitation worker was beaten unconscious last week for asking a street vendor not to litter the street. Few people are fined for littering and others expect that “sanitation workers will come and clean the garbage,” he said. I hope this incident galvanizes people into taking real action to keep the city clean and protect our sanitation workers. After seeing the news, my 6-year-old niece asked me why someone beat the sanitation worker.
June 22, 2017 07:30 UTC
Hanoi prepares roadmap to revoke outdated motorbikesVietNamNet Bridge – Ha Noi’s People’s Committee has proposed a roadmap to revoke outdated motorbikes that discharge harmful substances into the environment. Outdated motorbikes are believed to one of the many causes of accidents. However, motorbikes discharge a large amount of emissions. In many countries, the inspection of emission discharge of motorbikes in use for more than five years was compulsory, it said. Between next July and December 31, 2019, the city will conduct emission discharge tests on motorbikes with cylinder capacity of more than 175cu.cm and revoke worn-out vehicles.
June 22, 2017 07:18 UTC
VCAR – Vietnam Limousine for the Southeast Asian market25/05/2017, Vietsovpetro Resort Ho Tram, Vinter Capital Group Corporation Management Headquarter - VCAR, a new generation Limousine of Vietnam, has been launched at a recent ceremony with the participation of nearly 300 businessmen and investors from many Southeast Asian countries like Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Singapore. All the essentials of limousine in Vietnam are currently crystallized in VCAR X, a President's new generation version in Vietnam, produced by Dasan,” said Mr. Some photos of the new model:The launching ceremony of VCARFrom left to right: VCAR X, VCARSolati and VCAR VIPSoutheast Asian businessmen and investors at the ceremony. VCAR X - President's new generation of Vietnam limousine. Founders of Vinter Capital Group - VCAR Limousine - Dasan at the opening of the event.
June 22, 2017 06:56 UTC
Ha Noi to build another flyover to reduce congestionVietNamNet Bridge – Ha Noi will build a flyover over the An Duong-Thanh Nien intersection to meet traffic demand and reduce congestion in the city. Ha Noi will build a flyover over the An Duong-Thanh Nien intersection to meet traffic demand and reduce congestion in the city. – Photo dantri.com.vnThe project also includes modifications to the structure of a section of the Huu Hong dyke, according to the Ha Noi Traffic Project Management Board. Nguyen Chi Cuong, deputy director of the project management board, said the project implementation would ensure requirements on architecture, anti-flooding and easing traffic congestion in the capital. The flyover will facilitate traffic flow to the Noi Bai international airport through Nhat Tan Bridge.
June 22, 2017 06:45 UTC
QUẢNG NAM — Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam Beverages (Suntory PepsiCo) inaugurated its fifth manufacturing facility in the country at the Điện Nam–Điện Ngọc Industrial Park in the central province of Quảng Nam on Tuesday. The US$56 million plant has 10 production lines with a total capacity of 850 million litres a year. Five have been put into operation and the remaining will be installed in the second phase. The production lines, workshops, warehouses, testing rooms meet the global standards of PepsiCo and also Việt Nam’s food quality, hygiene and safety standards. It is considered one of the most modern and largest of Suntory and PepsiCos plants anywhere in the world.
June 22, 2017 06:11 UTC
Will FDI in Vietnam retreat after FED raises the interest rate? The FED’s move of raising the interest rate is expected to affect FDI flow to emerging markets like Vietnam. The FED’s move of raising the interest rate is expected to affect FDI flow to emerging markets like Vietnam. The figures don’t show evidence about the effects of the interest rate hike to the FDI capital flow to Vietnam. The figure was $622 million in the first five months of the year, or 5 percent of total FDI capital.
June 22, 2017 05:48 UTC
Baby suspected of being smothered by sleeping fatherA two-month-old baby in the southern city of Binh Duong has been allegedly smothered to death by its sleeping father who had gone to bed after drinking. Police arrive the hospital to investigate the death of the baby on June 21. Binh Duong Provincial Police Department said on June 21 that they were investigating the death of a two-month-old baby girl in Di An Ward. And she returned after a while to find her baby bleeding from the nose and turning pale and motionless while the father was still sleeping. Police said that the baby might have been accidentally smothered by the sleeping father.
June 22, 2017 05:48 UTC
The information was released at a workshop reviewing the programme on enhancing resource-efficient consumption, held by IFC in HCM City on Wednesday. Kyle Kelhofer, country director of IFC for Việt Nam, Cambodia and Laos, said the results of the project in the first stage have proven economically efficient thanks to the saving of resources. They will also help Vietnamese factories save production cost while promoting resource-efficient consumption and sustainable development, he added. IFC plans to work with other leading global brands to promote implementation of the programme for Vietnamese outsourcers. The garment-textile sector is the second largest earner of foreign currency for Việt Nam, earning over $27 billion from exports per year.
June 22, 2017 05:48 UTC
Minh Tu has exerted great efforts to secure a spot in the final. Minh Tu says she is worried about the challenge as she has a heart condition. With the image of a successful woman, Minh Tu earns high praise from the judge in her photo shoots. With total scores of 39 points, Minh Tu ranks the second place this episode and becomes the top 3 in the final. The champion of Asia’s Next Top Model finale will be unveiled next week.
June 22, 2017 04:52 UTC
PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron appointed little-known railway executive Florence Parly as his defence minister on Wednesday as he reshuffled his cabinet just five weeks into office. The overhaul, which also saw constitutional lawyer Nicole Belloubet appointed justice minister, came after three ministers from the centrist MoDem party that helped bring Macron to power quit over a funding scandal. MoDem entered an alliance with REM for both the presidential and legislative elections, and in exchange Macron rewarded the party for its support by giving them key jobs in his first cabinet. The legislative elections on Sunday handed REM a 308-seat majority in the 577-seat National Assembly at the weekend, meaning Macron’s party does not need MoDem’s support to push legislation through parliament. Her own party has been investigated over similar accusations of misusing European Parliament funds to pay for staff in France.
June 22, 2017 04:07 UTC
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh (R) yesterday met former US Secretary of State John Kerry who is on a two-day working visit to Việt Nam. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn KhangHÀ NỘI — Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh yesterday met former US Secretary of State John Kerry who is on a two-day working visit to Việt Nam. Minh spoke highly of Kerry’s efforts and contributions to Việt Nam-US relations over the past decades in his capacity as both Secretary of State and Senator, as well as his continued special attention to Việt Nam. Minh suggested Kerry continue supporting Việt Nam-US cooperative ties, especially in economy, trade, investment, education, science-technology, overcoming the aftermath of war and the response to climate change. Post-war assistanceMeeting with Kerry on the same day, President Trần Đại Quang has called on the former Secretary of State to continue backing Việt Nam-US relations.
— VNA/VNS Photo Trọng ĐạtHCM City – Google and Singaporean sovereign fund Temasek have forecast the Vietnamese online tourism services market to be worth US$9 billion by 2020, and said local companies should work quickly or risk losing the market to international companies. “Forty eight per cent of tourists use their smart phones for booking rooms and 42 per cent for searching tourism information.”The country’s online tourism services are dominated by international online travel agents (OTAs) like Agoda.com, Booking.com, Traveloka.com, and Trivago.com. But to take dominate the market, Vietnamese enterprises need to fix their technological shortcomings. “Most people exit a website if they have to wait over three seconds, but Vietnamese tourism websites take 8 – 10 seconds. The hotel industry’s turnover topped a record $15 billion and the tourism industry accounted for 6.6 per cent of GDP.
Policies continue to discourage the production and trade of local agricultural products, research findings by the Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development show. — Photo enternews.vnHÀ NỘI – Policies continue to discourage the production and trade of local agricultural products, research findings by the Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development show. “Detailed instructions about origin tracing of agricultural products are needed,” Nhàn said. Nhàn said that investment procedures must be further simplified for agricultural production projects, while land policies and regulations about quality standards and quality control must be transparent. Experts said that it is also important to tighten management towards quality of agricultural products at traditional market.
HCM City targets selling 5,000 state-owned residential buildings this yearVietNamNet Bridge – HCM City in the first half of the year sold 1,000 state-owned houses and apartment buildings, far short of its plan to sell 5,000 of the buildings by the end of the year. HCM City targets selling 5,000 state-owned residential houses and apartment buildings this year. The city has 10,000 state-owned residential houses and buildings that have not been sold, but instead have been rented out, said Do Phi Hung, deputy director of the department. Hung said that the city had petitioned the Ministry of Construction to ask the Prime Minister for guidelines to solve these problems. Residents living in old apartment buildings should also be relocated soon to ensure safety, he added.
June 22, 2017 03:45 UTC