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Youth enjoy online shopping

In Uncategorized on December 21, 2010 at 9:35 am

Vietnamese teenagers have started a new trend of purchasing items online from websites.

The surface of website Vietnamese teenagers  start a new trend of purchasing items online from websites

Websites like,, and have now become very popular with students.

Although this concept has just been introduced this September, the site has already attracted more than one million customers for consumer items like food, clothes and mobile phones.

Customers purchasing an item or a service during special hours can often enjoy a huge discount of more than 30 – 60 percent.

This selling strategy was created by a company called Groupon whose three co-founders were Andrew Mason, Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell.

Groupon, a deal-of-the-day website is growing fast with projected revenue of USD500 million for 2010. This group-buying giant has reportedly rejected Google’s massive USD6 billion acquisition offer and intends to stay independent.
The way Groupon works is that if a certain number of people sign up for an offer, then the deal becomes available for all; however, if a predetermined minimum number is not met then no one gets the deal that day. This reduces risk for retailers who can treat the coupons as quantity discounts as well as sales promotion tools.

Customers have an option to pay cash on delivery or through internet. Pham Quynh Mai living in Tan Phu District, Ho Chi Minh City, felt happy and satisfied with the service as she was informed before the delivery was sent to her house.

However, the new shopping method comes with a few shortcomings. Le Minh Duy, a student of Foreign Trade University in Ho Chi Minh City purchased a coupon for practicing yoga but found that he had to visit offices in district 8 and district 2 several times to reclaim a coupon when the delivery failed. Besides some customers are showing concern at the quality of items they purchase online.

Despite the shortcomings, online shopping has been welcomed by Vietnamese, most of who are young customers. Mr. David Tran, chief operating officer of the website observed that young people chose products and services with quality and prestige in mind. Not withstanding, online shopping websites have been mushrooming in Vietnam.

Source: SGGP

All schools enjoy free Internet

In Uncategorized on December 19, 2010 at 7:57 am

All schools enjoy free Internet

QĐND – Saturday, December 18, 2010, 22:18 (GMT+7)

The Ministry of Education and Training and the Viettel Telecom Group (Viettel) reviewed Internet provision programme for schools and launched the informatisation plan in schools in Hanoi on December 18.

Between September 2008 and July 2010, Viettel fully implemented the programme of providing free Internet for more than 29,500 schools across the country. 

This allows over 25 million teachers and students to access Internet for learning and research purposes. 

Pham Vu Luan, the Minister of Education and Training, said Vietnam is now one of the few countries in the world that has entirely free Internet connection in schools.  

According to the 2010 report of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO), Vietnam was ranked as high as Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand in terms of the use of information technology (IT) in education.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Businesses with disabled employees enjoy tax holidays

In Uncategorized on November 22, 2010 at 2:03 pm

Music-lovers in Hanoi to enjoy famous singers’ sweet voice

In Uncategorized on November 8, 2010 at 6:24 am

Poor students enjoy free schooling

In Uncategorized on August 17, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Poor students enjoy free schooling

QĐND – Tuesday, August 17, 2010, 22:7 (GMT+7)

PANO – Poor students in Ho Chi Minh City will not have to pay any fees when they go to school.

The information was released as 900,000 students, from primary level up, in Ho Chi Minh City went to school yesterday when the new school year started.

Accordingly, students from poor families (the average income of under VND 10 million per person a year) will be exempted from all the school fees, including studying fee and infrastructure fee.

Students from near-poor families (the average income is from VND 10 million to VND 12 million per person a year) will have to pay 50% of all the fees.

Earlier, the government issued decree 49/2010 on school fee reduction and exemption. However, the circular to instruct the implementation of the decree has not been issued so that the city can not finalise its plan on school fees.

Translated by Ngoc Hung

Source: QDND

16 disadvantaged students to enjoy summer camp

In Uncategorized on August 12, 2010 at 7:22 pm

16 disadvantaged students to enjoy summer camp

QĐND – Thursday, August 12, 2010, 20:34 (GMT+7)

PANO – The US Embassy in Hanoi is organizing a summer camp for the recipients of the English Access Microscholarship Program in Cat Ba, Hai Phong city from August 13th to 16th.

The Access Summer Camp 2010 will bring together 16 current participants in the English Access Microscholarship Program in a series of academic workshops designed to develop the students’ English skills, social skills and volunteerism.

Several English teachers in Vietnam on the Fulbright Scholarship Program, along with NGO leaders and Vietnamese university students who have participated in other US Government-sponsored exchange programs will also join the summer camp.

The current 16 Access students are talented students from the lower secondary schools in the suburban districts of Hanoi.

This is Vietnam’s first group of Access students since the scholarship program was inaugurated in Vietnam in 2009.

The students were selected from 40 applicants via a competitive and fair selection process that included nominations by applicants’ schools, clearance by the Hanoi Department of Education and Training, as well as interviews by the US Embassy in Hanoi.

Funded by the US Government, the English Access Microscholarship Program provides a foundation of English language skills to talents aged 14 to 18 years who come from disadvantaged sectors through after school classes and intensive sessions.  The program also provides participants the opportunity to increase their ability to participate successfully in the socio-economic development of their countries, and to improve their chances of participating in US educational exchange programs in the future.

Mai Huong
Photo: 60s

Source: QDND

Visitors can enjoy live shamisen music at Fukuoka cultural event

In Uncategorized on August 8, 2010 at 11:22 am

Visitors can listen to live shamisen music played by two young girls at a four day-long cultural event introducing the culture of southern Japan in Hanoi from August 10-13.

The traditional Japanese tea ceremony will be performed at the Fukuoka cltural event 

The Hanoi People’s Committee will cooperate with Fukuoka prefecture of Japan to organize Fukuoka Cultural Days at the Daewoo Hotel in Hanoi, which aims to introduce the culture of southern Japan to the Vietnamese people and celebrate the forthcoming 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.

Various activities will take place during the event, including exhibitions, cultural exchanges, fashion shows, , the traditional Japanese tea ceremony, origami (paper folding), and music and dance performances.

Two girls from Yame, a Japanese city famous for its green tea, will play the shamisen, a traditional Japanese musical instrument that dates back to the 16th century dressed in traditional Japanese kimonos.

Young residents can take part in the exciting sosaku dance with 32 high schoolgirls, who have won first prize in cultural events in Japan. Anyone who loves manga comic strips has the chance to have famous artists Shiitake and Tao draw their portraits right before their eyes.

A Fukuoka-style collection will take the stage August 13, for Vietnamese fashion lovers. In addition, people can try on the yukata, a Japanese summer kimono worn by both men and women.

Gourmets will have chance to taste good fruits and cakes of Fukuoka, especially Taiyaki, a Japanese fish-shaped cake.

Japan’s most famous modern flower arranger, Shogo Kariyazaki, will create artistic works from Vietnamese flowers in the display corner of the event.
Entrance is gratis.

Source: SGGP

Poor people in Mekong delta enjoy better healthcare services

In Uncategorized on August 1, 2010 at 7:18 pm

Poor people in Mekong delta enjoy better healthcare services

QĐND – Sunday, August 01, 2010, 21:10 (GMT+7)

Tens of thousands of poor people in An Giang province have access to reasonably-priced health services thanks to a medical support project in the Mekong delta.

Thank to the project, which is conducted by the Health Ministry, 59,505 people living under or just at the poverty line have received free health insurance and access to healthcare consultancy services. Heart surgeries have been carried out for many children under six years old and the elderly.

The project has also supported the management and treatment for psychopaths in the eight communes of An Phu, Tinh Bien, Tri Ton and Thoai Son districts.

As part of the project, 115 medical workers have been supported to undertake tertiary education and specialised training courses. In addition, the provincial polyclinic and the An Giang preventive medical centre have been provided with modern equipment to improve their diagnosis and treatment capacity.

Apart from An Giang, the project has also provided assistance to the other 12 cities and provinces in the Mekong delta.

Kicked off in September 2006 and expected to complete by the end of 2011, the project has a total investment of US$85 million, taken from the official development assistance (ODA) commitment to Vietnam.

The funding allocated to An Giang is more than US$6.4 million, of which the majority or over US$4.96 million has been disbursed in 2010.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

The poor enjoy free film shows

In Uncategorized on July 30, 2010 at 7:19 pm

The poor enjoy free film shows

QĐND – Friday, July 30, 2010, 20:57 (GMT+7)

MegaStar Communications Co.,Ltd, in conjunction with Saigon Movies Media, the 212 Cinema Joint Stock Company (Cinebox), and Hanoi Cinema Company, have recently launched the “Cinema for Everyone” program.

It is one of the charitable activities aimed at giving the poor at different localities nationwide a chance to enjoy recent special films of all kinds.

The program, part of a series of free film shows organised by MegaStar and its partners, will take place from now until the end of this year.

On July 23rd and 24th, SaigonMedia and MegaStar also held the “MegaStar brings Avatar to remote areas” program for people in the districts of Can Gio and Hoc Mon in Ho Chi Minh City. The program will also be held at the suburbs of big cities such as Hanoi, Bien Hoa, Hai Phong, Da Nang from early August.

Source: thesaigontimes

Translated by Vu Hung

Source: QDND

Craft exporters enjoy sales boost

In Uncategorized on July 28, 2010 at 7:19 pm

Craft exporters enjoy sales boost

QĐND – Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 21:22 (GMT+7)

Vietnam’s craft gift suppliers are gearing up for robust sales growth for the remainder of the year, after weathering a challenging export climate last year, according to Kearny Alliance, a US-based non-profit organisation that helps businesses in developing countries.

“As major export markets show signs of recovery, Vietnam craft gift suppliers are confident of seeing stronger demand,” said Vu Ngoc Khiem, programme manager of the Developing Country Export Assistance Programme.

“In fact, 90 percent of the suppliers interviewed in our survey expect export sales to increase by at least 10 percent over the next 12 months.”

Sixty percent of suppliers will target the EU market, the Kearny Alliance survey showed.

More than 70 percent of craft gift producers have maintained prices through lower margins to attract buyers worldwide.

They have combined a variety of locally available materials to differentiate their products from competitors’.

Nguyen Huy Thong, sales manager of Ngoc Dong Ha Nam Company, said: “We are focusing on pressed bamboo by using semi-automatic machines to reduce labour costs, and we have combined bamboo with woven rattan to offer competitive quotes with unique designs.”

Khiem said the survey showed that export prices ranged from less than 30US cents to above 20 USD, depending on type of material and design.

“Fifty-six percent of the featured suppliers are releasing new models in the coming months.”

The total capacity of featured suppliers is 820,000 pieces per month, of which exports account for more than 50 percent.

The survey is part of the Vietnam Sourcing Report: Craft Gifts, which is one of a series of emerging market sourcing reports published by Kearny Alliance.

The report covers profiles of 34 manufacturers, and contains descriptions, prices and packaging details for 105 best selling export products.

These include crafts, gifts and novelties made of wood, bamboo, ceramic, glass, metal, fabric, plastic and more.

Source: VNA/ Photo: Tuoitre

Source: QDND