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Deputy Prime Minister visits Binh Dinh flood-hit residents

In Uncategorized on November 22, 2010 at 10:03 am

The Deputy PM congratulates General Giap on the Teachers’ Day

In Uncategorized on November 17, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Deputy PM welcomes ITAR-TASS delegation

In Uncategorized on October 30, 2010 at 2:10 pm

Deputy PM welcomes ITAR-TASS delegation

QĐND – Saturday, October 30, 2010, 20:57 (GMT+7)

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan received a visiting delegation from the Russian news agency ITAR-TASS led by First Deputy General Director M.V. Kalmycov in Hanoi on October 29.

The ITAR-TASS delegation is on a working visit to Vietnam from October 23-31 at the invitation of the Vietnam News Agency (VNA).

At the reception, Deputy PM Nhan affirmed that the Vietnamese people and he himself always extend the best sentiments towards the land and people of Russia.

At present, Russia is home to more than 5,000 Vietnamese students and thousands of Vietnamese officials are fluent in Russian language, he said, adding that this is a vivid manifestation of the long-term traditional relationship that has been fostered by the two countries’ leaders and people over the past 80 years.

The Deputy PM also reviewed the good cooperation between the two countries in various areas, including the Petersburg University’s assistance for Vietnam to build an e-library for university education in 2009.

During President Medvedev’s upcoming visit to Vietnam, the two sides are expected to sign an agreement in which Russia will help Vietnam build its first nuclear power plant, he said.

Nhan said that Vietnam pays attention to scientific development during its industrialisation and modernisation process. Therefore, the country wants the Russian Academy of Sciences to become an important strategic partner of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology.

He said he was pleased with the closer and more effective cooperation between ITAR-TASS and VNA in recent years, expressing his belief that this cooperation will further develop in the future.

He also suggested that the two news agencies annually issue several joint publications highlighting the ten most important events of each country to strengthen mutual understanding between the two peoples.

For his part, Kalmycov said that he will try his best to realise the Deputy PM’s proposals, adding that ITAR-TASS and VNA have been implementing well a cooperation agreement that they signed in 2008.

During his stay in Vietnam, the ITAR-TASS First Deputy General Director interviewed State President Nguyen Minh Triet on the long-lasting traditional friendship and strategic partnership between Vietnam and Russia.

State President Triet said that a task set for the two countries in the future is how to make their strategic partnership and comprehensive cooperation more practical and effective, meeting the interests and aspiration of the two peoples.

At first, the two countries should speed up the implementation of strategic cooperation projects, including projects on oil and gas exploration and exploitation in Vietnam, Russia and third countries, building nuclear power plants in Vietnam and establishing the Vietnam-Russia Technological University, he said.

Vietnam and Russia should also expand their cooperation to new areas such as telecommunications and banking.

Earlier on the day, the ITAR-TASS delegation held talks with VNA General Director Tran Mai Huong during which the two sides exchanged views on the implementation of their cooperation agreement and discussed ways to expand cooperation in the new situation.

ITAR-TASS First Deputy General Director Kalmykov will attend and cut the ribbon to open a photo exhibition themed “A Glimpse of Russia” in Hanoi co-organised by VNA, ITAR-TASS and the Russian Embassy in Vietnam.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Tourism sector needs to improve workforce quality: deputy PM

In Uncategorized on August 18, 2010 at 11:21 am

It is necessary to raise the quality of the tourism workforce to maintain the sector’s growth rate and ensure the sustainable development of the country’s tourism, said Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan.

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan (L) at the tourism exhibition in Hanoi on August 17. (Photo:

With a long coastline and many beautiful beaches, Vietnam has rich potential to develop tourism, but the lack of professionalism of the industry as well as poor workforce have restrained the sector’s development, said Deputy PM Nhan at the second National Conference on Tourism Human Resource Training on August 17 in Hanoi.

According a report from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, 30 % of the industry workforce has not yet graduated from senior high school. Only 43% of the people in the sector were trained professionally while 57% were trained in non-tourism fields.

The number of staff in the sector knowing at least one foreign language is greater than other sectors, at 48%, but the ratio is not high since it is an everyday thing to use foreign languages to serve international travellers.

Most Vietnamese tour guides mainly know English but for other languages, there is a minority of people having a good command of them.
Mai Tien Dung, deputy director of the Hanoi Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism said 45 percent of tour guides fail to meet the requirements of tour operations and standard in English.

The same situation also occurred in Ho Chi Minh City, which attracts 65 percent of total international tourism and holds 24 percent of the industry workforce nationwide.

Despite improvements in quality and quantity, the tourism industry workforce has not met the requirements of the market economy, especially in terms of professionalism and command of foreign languages, said Dung.

According to Can Tho Province’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, of 17,000 laborers working in the industry, nearly 900 laborers have bachelor and master’s degrees.

Deputy PM Nhan said that to improve workforce quality, it is necessary to enhance training quality as well as strengthen cooperation between tourist agencies and schools. Schools provide basic knowledge, so tour guides have to improve themselves through practices in tourist agencies, he added.

La Quoc Khanh, deputy director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism said laborers need to be trained both schools and tourist agencies.

Deputy PM Nhan suggested that each tourist agency needs to own at least one training center to help training and job skills improvement.

The country now has over 284 tourism training schools including 62 universities, 80 junior colleges and 117 vocational schools. Tourism schools mostly provide training in cooking and hotel room, table, bar and reception services, while tourism colleges have developed in recent years with teachers mostly coming from other subjects.

Expert forecasted that the tourism industry needs 1.5 to 2 million laborers by 2015. Hotel services alone need 185,632 people by 2010 and 250,000 by 2015 compared to 115,050 in 2005. Meanwhile, travel and transport services need several tens of thousands of laborers.

Between 2011 and 2015, tourism centers will be upgraded to meet international standards and international schools will be allowed to provide tourism training services in Vietnam.

However, experts said the strategy should be detailed to make it effective and suited to conditions in Vietnam.


Source: SGGP

Schools must emphasize family values, foreign languages: Deputy PM

In Uncategorized on July 30, 2010 at 7:18 am

The educational sector should more focus on educating students in civic morality, including family values, and schools should Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan said.

9th graders at Pham Dinh Ho Secondary High School of District 6 taking in a mathematics lesson. (Photo: SGGP)

He made the instruction at a national conference themed “Stepping up educational management and improving educational quality,” held July 29 to review the 2009-2010 academic year for pre-schools, high schools and vocational schools.

Mr. Nhan asked the sector to take steps to enhance the educational quality to increase the number of high achieving students.

Schools should create learning environments that are more effective and friendly so that students can study better.

To this end, norms of knowledge and skills must be revamped and advanced teaching methods must be applied.

High schools should include family values in their curriculum to help students improve their awareness and thereby develop their sense of responsibility, respect and love for their families.

Students in general should be equipped with knowledge and skills necessary for international integration. For this purpose, schools should pay more attention to teaching foreign languages and computer science to their students.

In the 2010-2011 school year, the education sector will, for the first time, apply a new foreign language teaching program for students of grade 3 upward, Mr. Nhan said, adding that the move is the first step of a 10-year program to improve the teaching of foreign languages in schools nationwide.

Therefore, big cities and provinces should take the initiative in implementing this program, he said.

Source: SGGP

Deputy PM Khiem visits China’s Tianxin City

In Uncategorized on July 1, 2010 at 6:21 pm

Deputy PM Khiem visits China’s Tianxin City

QĐND – Thursday, July 01, 2010, 21:19 (GMT+7)

Deputy Prime Minister Pham Gia Khiem hopes that Tianxin City in China will continue to enhance its ties with Hai Phong City and other Vietnamese localities in maritime operations, high technologies, clean energy, and education and training.

While meeting with the Mayor of Tianxin city, Huang Xingguo, Mr Khiem praised the remarkable achievements that the city has made, saying its rapid development has demonstrated China’s emergence as a leading economic power.

Mr Khiem attended an exhibition on Tianxin zoning plans and visited an Airbus aircraft assembly plant. Later, he met with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi.

Deputy PM Khiem has been in China to attend the fourth meeting of the steering committee for Vietnam-China bilateral cooperation.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Deputy PM visits Hau Giang

In Uncategorized on June 27, 2010 at 4:45 pm

Deputy PM visits Hau Giang

QĐND – Sunday, June 27, 2010, 21:11 (GMT+7)

A delegation, led by Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Sinh Hung met with local authorities in southern Hau Giang province on June 27.

At the meeting, local authorities briefed the Deputy Prime Minister about the province’s socio-economic development in the first half of 2010.

The local leaders proposed that the government should allow the Vietnam Steel Corporation to build a 500,000-1,000,000-tonne capacity steel company in the province.

Deputy PM Hung also heard a report about a project to build a high-tech industrial park in Long My district.

Mr Hung said that relevant ministries and departments have ratified the project and the province needs to have a detailed plan for changing the agricultural structure and to clarify relations between the state, farmers, businesses and scientists in order to maintain rice growing areas at the highest level.

Deputy PM Hung urged ministries and departments to solve the problem of low rice selling price and provid Hau Giang with preferential loans to continue implementing necessary construction of transportation and dyke systems, schools and hospitals.

Source: VOV


Source: QDND

Deputy PM praises education plan

In Uncategorized on June 19, 2010 at 4:25 pm

Deputy PM praises education plan

QĐND – Saturday, June 19, 2010, 20:51 (GMT+7)

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan said the Government’s three-year tertiary education reform programme that had begun this year was expected to improve curricula and teaching quality, as well as meet employers’ demands for well-trained graduates.Nhan said that management staff of schools nationwide had held many workshops related to education reform.

“Students, teachers, parents and administrators all must play a role in the reform effort,” he said in an article published by Government website on Thursday.

Students, for example, should offer feedback on teachers and their instructional methods, the curricula, libraries and other facilities.

Shortcomings could not be addressed if students failed to participate, he said.

Teachers had a responsibility to improve their skills and seek further training in master’s or doctoral programmes.

Nhan said teachers should also comment on their administrators who failed to follow operational, training and financial regulations.

For its part, the business community could offer internships to students and inform universities and colleges of their needs.

Under the reform programme, which ends in 2012, the ministry has issued criteria for tertiary institutions, including graduation rates, the number of graduates, the ratio of students per teacher, teachers’ qualifications, as well as curricula, enrollment, finances, international co-operation and research regulations.

These criteria will help school leaders better manage their institutions and aid provincial People’s Committees in monitoring schools’ operations in their localities.

He said the ministry would also issue licences and evaluate the operations of educational quality assessment organisations.

Source: VietNamNet/Viet Nam News

Source: QDND

EU is Vietnam’s priority partner, says Deputy PM

In Uncategorized on June 19, 2010 at 4:24 pm

EU is Vietnam’s priority partner, says Deputy PM

QĐND – Saturday, June 19, 2010, 20:49 (GMT+7)

Vietnam considers the EU a priority partner in its foreign policy and wants to build an equal partnership of long-term and comprehensive cooperation with the EU for peace, development in the region and the world.

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai made the confirmation during talks with European Union Trade Commissioner Karel de Gucht in Brussels on June 18. 

Both host and guest shared the view that Vietnam-EU relations are developing well in all areas, from politics to economics, trade, culture, education and science and technology. They suggested that both sides maintain regular high-level visit exchanges to expand bilateral cooperation in various areas.

They discussed preparations for the upcoming EU visit by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung scheduled for this October as part of activities to mark the 20th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and the EU.

They placed great emphasis on negotiations of the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) between Vietnam and the EU, saying this document will lay a firm foundation for increasing bilateral cooperation in the next 10-15 years. They said both sides should show strong political commitments to finalise negotiations and initial the document during Mr Dung’s visit later this year.

Mr Hai and Mr Karel exchanged measures to boost cooperation in economics, trade and investment in the coming months.

Mr Hai welcomed a EU proposal to kick-start free trade area (FTA) negotiations with Vietnam and confirmed that his government will work closely with the EU to speed up technical preparations for negotiations.

He proposed that the EU consider granting the generalised system of preferences (GSP) to Vietnam again and that it abolish anti-dumping tariffs on leather shoes and bicycles imported from Vietnam and soon recognise its market economy status. 

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Thailand will ask Interpol to seek Thaksin arrest: deputy PM

In Uncategorized on May 27, 2010 at 1:07 pm