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Vietnamese youth volunteers visit remote areas of Laos

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 2:32 pm

36 youth volunteers including doctors of the “Pink holiday” and students of the “Green Summer Voluntary Campaign” overcame many difficulties to visit the K’Tu people in the remote commune of Ta Lang Ta, in Sekong Province’s Dak Chung District of Laos from August 2 to 4.

Volunteers take car got bogged down on the muddy road. (Photo; Sggp)

The Ta Lang Ta commune is located along the Laos-Vietnam border, on the Truong Son range, 1,600 meters above sea level.

The youth volunteer delegation spent nearly one day traveling in six pick-up trucks to cross the difficult to access mountainous area, full of obstacles, with bendy roads, thick forest, abysses and 45-degree slopes.

They spent a night in all-terrain vehicles in a cemetery of the K’Tu people and were exhausted from the long hard trip.

They also tried to take cars, which got bogged down on the muddy road during the trip.

At last they arrived at the commune set in a green valley, along a fresh stream.

The delegation offered gifs to 1,200 K’Tu people in the Ta Lang Ta, Tang Doi, Tang Tun, Tang Ka Lo, Dak Lay and A Jun communes, in Dak Chung District.

Source: SGGP

People in remote areas receive free newspapers and magazines

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 at 3:51 am




People in remote areas receive free newspapers and magazines


QĐND – Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 20:54 (GMT+7)

The Government will continue to provide free newspapers and magazines to ethnic minority people in remote areas from now to the end of this year, said Deputy Prime Minister, Nguyen Thien Nhan.


As of 2011, ethnic minority and poor people in remote areas will be provided with 3 to 5 media publications, with contents suitable for their needs.


The Deputy Prime Minister also instructed the Committee for Ethnic Minorities to build a project giving free newspapers and magazines to these social beneficiaries during the period of 2011 to 2015.


The Committee will work with localities to decide on the publications for these social beneficiaries.


Source: VGPNEWS/HNM

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND

Vietnamese youth volunteers visit remote areas of Laos

In Uncategorized on August 9, 2010 at 11:23 am

36 youth volunteers including doctors of the “Pink holiday” and students of the “Green Summer Voluntary Campaign” overcame many difficulties to visit the K’Tu people in the remote commune of Ta Lang Ta, in Sekong Province’s Dak Chung District of Laos from August 2 to 4.

Volunteers take car got bogged down on the muddy road. (Photo; Sggp)

The Ta Lang Ta commune is located along the Laos-Vietnam border, on the Truong Son range, 1,600 meters above sea level.

The youth volunteer delegation spent nearly one day traveling in six pick-up trucks to cross the difficult to access mountainous area, full of obstacles, with bendy roads, thick forest, abysses and 45-degree slopes.

They spent a night in all-terrain vehicles in a cemetery of the K’Tu people and were exhausted from the long hard trip.

They also tried to take cars, which got bogged down on the muddy road during the trip.

At last they arrived at the commune set in a green valley, along a fresh stream.

The delegation offered gifs to 1,200 K’Tu people in the Ta Lang Ta, Tang Doi, Tang Tun, Tang Ka Lo, Dak Lay and A Jun communes, in Dak Chung District.

Source: SGGP

People in remote areas get access to electricity

In Uncategorized on August 3, 2010 at 3:24 pm




People in remote areas get access to electricity


QĐND – Tuesday, August 03, 2010, 21:12 (GMT+7)

PANO – Local people in remote areas in the five Central Highlands provinces, Lam Dong, Dac Nong, Dac Lac, Gia Lai and Kom Tum, have gotten access to electricity from a VND 1.3 trillion power supply project, part of the Government’s program on socio– economic development for ethnic minority groups in the Central Highlands.


The project, initiated by the Vietnam Electricity Group, was completed at the end of July, with many power facilities having been built to provide electricity to each house in these remote areas.


Having finished the project in February, Lam Dong became the first Central Highlands province to provide power for 19,700 households in 477 hamlets in 12 districts.


The project has contributed to improving living standards, developing economy, and reducing poverty, as well as bringing into play governmental policies of permanent agriculture and settlement for ethnic minority people in remote areas.


Translated by Duy Minh


Source: QDND

2,000 houses to be built for poor people in remote areas

In Uncategorized on July 15, 2010 at 8:57 am




2,000 houses to be built for poor people in remote areas


QĐND – Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 20:57 (GMT+7)

PANO – The “Houses for the poor in border and island areas” program 2010 has been launched in Nha Trang City in Khanh Hoa Province with the participation of 18 provinces and cities in the Central Highlands region.


The program will build 2,000 houses and 50 public buildings for local people in these areas.


This is part of the program launched in 2008 by Vietnamese Fatherland Front’s Central Committee, the High Command of Border Guard and the People’s Army Newspaper.


Under the program, nearly VND80 billion has been given to 1,500 groups and individuals and more than 3,660 houses have been built for the beneficiaries.


Earlier, at the launching of similar program in the southern provinces, nearly 40 businesses and benefactors promised to donate VND3.8 billion.


Translated by Duy Minh


Source: QDND

Remote schools remain empty after holiday

In Social life on February 26, 2010 at 3:22 pm




Remote schools remain empty after holiday


QĐND – Thursday, February 25, 2010, 22:10 (GMT+7)

Students in remote and poor areas nationwide are dropping out of school after the Tet holiday despite the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET)’s best efforts to support poor students returning to class.


Before the Tet holidays, the ministry sent a document to departments of education and training nationwide to provide help and support to poor students so that they would not drop out of school after Tet, an annually re-occurring problem.


In many schools, teachers are finding that students have not returned to class.


Student absences are mainly due to having to help their parents in farming, according to Tran Thi Viet, principal of Hoang Then Primary School in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau.


For some other students, it is because they want to have longer holidays, she said.


Even with the efforts of teachers visiting parents to persuade them to get their children to return to school after Tet, schools only welcomed 86 per cent of the students on the first school day after the holiday.


Some 150 students out of 1,800 students at the school failed to return after Tet, accounting for 8.4 per cent of the total, three times higher than the allowed rate of the MoET.


Only 70 of 250 students in the secondary school of Tra Lanh Commune in the central province of Quang Ngai returned to school after the holiday, according to Dinh Van Lep, head of the Education Unit of Tay Tra District.


Meanwhile, only 90 per cent of students in Nam Se Secondary School in Lai Chau came to school after Tet, according the school’s principal Pham Thi Mai.


“Some of them have quit school, but others return after a long Tet holiday as it is traditional for Dao ethnic people to take a longer break, this happens every year,” she said.


Nguyen Xuan Luong, vice principal of Mu Sang Primary School in Lai Chau said he was worried as students taking long periods of time off school could affect their studies.


Ngoc Anh, principal of Trung Leng Ho School in Bat Xat Commune of northern mountainous province of Lao Cai , said that the provincial People’s Committee had to support the school in calling for students to return to class.


The commune’s authority would also organise a festival to gather residents in the commune and ask them to take their children to school.


To tackle the problem, MoET has recently ordered departments of education and training in cities and provinces nationwide to set up lists of students in difficult circumstances.


Schools nationwide will have to submit their reports on the number of students dropping out of school after the Tet holiday to MoET by the end of this month, according to Do Thi Van, an expert at the ministry’s Department of Planning and Finance.


Source: VNA


 


Source: QDND

Students from remote areas exempted from foreign language requirement

In Vietnam Education on January 12, 2010 at 12:36 pm

Students in remote regions, many of whom do not have the opportunity to study foreign languages, will have an alternative subject as an option in their high-school graduation exams this year.









An English class at Luong The Vinh secondary school, District 1, HCM City (Photo: SGGP)


This is one of the decisions made at a conference held Monday in Hanoi to review last year’s high-school and university admissions and examinations and discuss possible changes to the high school graduation and university entrance exams this year.


But in other areas, a foreign language will continue to be one of three compulsory subjects in high-school exams in addition to literature and mathematics.


The Ministry of Education and Training asked relevant agencies to continue to gather opinions from participants to consider further changes.


The ministry seeks to make changes to examination regulations to make testing better and more effective while still keeping it simple, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Thien Nhan said.


The final changes related to exam regulations are expected to be announced on January 31.


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Vietnam’s first remote sensing satellite to be orbit by 2012

In Uncategorized on December 15, 2008 at 4:30 pm

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam plans to launch its first remote sensing satellite by 2012, chairman of the national Research Programme on Space Science and Technology Nguyen Khoa Son announced on Dec. 11 at this year’s Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF-15).

“When the VNREDSAT-1 is operational by 2012, Vietnam will be able to take photographs of the Earth from outer space, which will help improve the efficiency of our natural resources management, environmental protection and disaster prevention,” Son said.

This is an important advance that Vietnam is making in developing space technology and science which has already begun with the country’s successful launch of its first telecommunication satellite VINASAT-1 in April this year, he stressed.

“Currently, to observe our country for the purpose of forecasting weather, protecting the environment and studying natural resources, we still have to buy images taken by satellites of foreign countries. It is very costly, in some urgent cases, we will be on the defensive and become dependent.”

“If we have our own satellite, we can respond more promptly to natural disasters and be more active in defence and security activities,” Son said.

Investments for the satellite-launching project, worth about 100 million USD, includes funds to manufacture, launch, and control the satellite; build a control station; transfer technology and train experts. These funds would mostly come from Official Development Assistance (ODA), he added.

“Many countries have expressed their willingness to cooperate with Vietnam on the project. We are actively discussing and seeking more partners who can provide both capital and technical assistance so that the pre-feasibility research can be conducted in the near future,” Son said.

The project, along with a strategy for space technology research and application by 2020, was approved in principle by the Prime Minister last year.-

IBM launches two new ASEAN remote cloud computing centres

In Uncategorized on October 7, 2008 at 11:12 am

HA NOI — IBM has announced that it will establish two new cloud computing centres in Ha Noi and HCM City, the company’s first Cloud Computing Centres in the ASEAN region.


The cloud computing model allows businesses and consumers to remotely access computers over the internet to access services, according to IBM.


The US-based computing firm said the ASEAN region was experiencing increasing demand for Internet-based computing models and skills.


IBM announced on Thursday three other newly launched Cloud Computing Centres in Korea, India and Brazil, joining nine others located around the world.


Coupled with IBM’s five New Enterprise Data Centres, the centres represent the world’s largest consumer network of cloud computing centres.


IBM Cloud Computing Centres host computing activities for clients to provide access to expertise and infrastructure to design and deploy their own cloud environments.


The centres work with clients across multiple industries such as banking, telecommunications, government, education, and IT hosting services.


“Our growing market is embracing cloud computing as part of the new technology in the IT world. It will become an integral part of new business designs, especially in growth economies like Viet Nam, where a heavy focus is placed on education and human resource development,” said Nguyen Viet Hoang, Country General Manager of IBM Viet Nam. —

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