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Biti’s grants 500 scholarships to ill-fated students in the Central provinces

In Uncategorized on July 17, 2010 at 4:50 pm

Biti’s grants 500 scholarships to ill-fated students in the Central provinces

QĐND – Saturday, July 17, 2010, 20:50 (GMT+7)

The Binh Tien Imex Corp., Pte. Ltd (Biti’s) presented scholarships to 500 needy students including 100 victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin, from five provinces of the Central Vietnam.

At the presentation ceremony held in Danang on July 16th, Mr. Duong Hung, deputy head of the Biti’s, said that along with promoting business, Biti’s has always paid attention to and considered charity activities as their responsibility to the community.

Each “Tender Care of Your Feet” scholarship is valued between VND 600,000 and VND 1.2 million.

Le Thi Hieu Thuong, a 7th grader from Ly Tu Trong Secondary School in Son Tra district, Danang city expressed her gratitude to the sponsor. She said the scholarship is a great encouragement for indigent students to overcome difficulties to obtaining good education.

Source: DDDN

Translated by Mai Huong

Source: QDND

Prudential Vietnam grants scholarships to disadvantage students

In Uncategorized on May 21, 2010 at 9:13 am

Prudential Vietnam Life Insurance Co.Ltd offered 22 scholarships worth VND22 million (US$1,200) for students with special needs at the University of Social Science and Humanities on May 20, in Ho Chi Minh City.

This is the fourth time Prudential Vietnam has presented scholarships to disadvantage students of the university, beginning in the 2006-2007 school year.

22 students with special needs have received scholarships each worth VND1 million ($53).

The scholarship award ceremony was held at HCMC – University of Social Science and Humanities’ meeting-hall, attended by PhD. Nguyen Khac Canh, deputy director of the HCMC – University of Social Science and Humanities and Prudential Vietnam Life Insurance’s representative Nguyen Quang Hue.

Source: SGGP

Germany grants 87 scholarships to Vietnamese students

In Uncategorized on April 21, 2010 at 4:13 pm

Germany grants 87 scholarships to Vietnamese students

QĐND – Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 22:1 (GMT+7)

The German Ambassador to Vietnam, Rolf Schulze, on April 19th, granted scholarships from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to 87 Vietnamese students, lecturers and researchers.

The event held at the Vietnam-Germany Center in the Hanoi Polytechnic University lies within a series of activities to celebrate the Germany Year in Vietnam.

Addressing the ceremony, the German Ambassador said, “The scholarship program will not only help the candidates learn German better but also bring an overall picture of Germany. Hopefully, this will be a bridge to further cement the cooperative and friendly ties between the two nations.

In recent years, DAAD has closely collaborated with the Vietnam Ministry of Education and Training in granting scholarships to Vietnamese students.

Additionally, the German organisation has cooperation projects to support Vietnamese universities.

Translated by Thu Nguyen

Source: QDND

Orange France Telecom grants more scholarships for young talents in Vietnam

In Uncategorized on April 15, 2010 at 4:18 am

Orange France Telecom grants more scholarships for young talents in Vietnam

QĐND – Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 22:58 (GMT+7)

Orange France Telecom, a world’s leading telecom supplier, today, April 14th, presented six masters scholarships and two on-the-job training courses to talented students from the masters programme, titled “Information, Systems and Technology, the University of Technology” under the Vietnam National University, Hanoi for 2010-2011 period.

This is the fourth continuous year the French supplier has granted scholarships with an aim of supporting Vietnamese IT talent under the Vietnam and France Governmental Cooperation Project of French University Centers in Vietnam.

Such a project aims to enhance the quality of the tertiary and post- graduate education in Vietnam.

The two-year master scholarships are given to needy students and the on-the-job training courses will offer students opportunities to gain more experience during the time working in Orange’s labs in France under instruction by Orange’s leading experts.

As many as 65 Vietnamese students have been awarded Orange’s scholarships and on-the-job training courses so far. Many of them have obtained valuable expertise which in turn partly contributed to Vietnam’s IT development.

Orange France Telecom plans to grant an additional six on-the-job training courses and eighteen scholarships to the best students of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City Universities of Technology, Vietnam National University in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City by the end of this year.

Source: DDDN

Translated by Mai Huong

Source: QDND

OV grants fire engines to homeland

In Uncategorized on April 6, 2010 at 1:21 am

OV grants fire engines to homeland

QĐND – Friday, April 02, 2010, 22:6 (GMT+7)

Pham Van Thuy, a Vietnamese national residing in Houston, Texas, the USA has granted 20 fire engines to the Vietnam Fire Police.

The granting ceremony was held in Houston with the participation of Vietnamese Consul General in Houston, Le Dung, and other Vietnamese officials, according to sources.

 Major General, Deputy Chief of the Force Building Department, Dinh Huu Phuong, on behalf of the Police Ministry received the gifts from Pham Van Thuy and his family.

Earlier, 8 fire engines were also donated by the overseas Vietnamese family to police forces in Ho Chi Minh City, Binh Duong and Ninh Binh.

Mr. Thuy said he came up with the idea to grant fire engines to his homeland as he saw heavy losses in a fire of a trade center in Ho Chi Minh City in 2007 mainly because Vietnamese fire fighters did not have enough fire fighting and rescue equipment.

Mr. Thuy is the General Director of Houston-based Sunrise Plastic Enterprise that has an affiliate in Binh Duong.   

Source: TP

Translated by Thu Nguyen

Source: QDND

Canada grants US$17 million for safe pork in HCM City

In Uncategorized on March 25, 2010 at 3:34 pm

Canada grants US$17 million for safe pork in HCM City

QĐND – Thursday, March 25, 2010, 21:12 (GMT+7)

The agricultural quality control arm of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) has agreed to help Ho Chi Minh City devise and monitor hygiene standards for pork.

The Food and Agriculture Products Quality Development and Control Project (FAPQDC) and the municipal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development signed an agreement on March 23 for the purpose.

Nguyen Phuoc Trung, the department’s deputy director, said the project would cost around US$17 million to be provided by CIDA.

The project will go on until December 2013.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Australia offers grants to young artists in HCMC

In Vietnam Culture on December 13, 2009 at 4:09 am

Some pictures of Mac Hoang Thuong, who won the prize in 2007
The city of Melbourne and the Australian Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City December 10 launched the 2010 Young Artist Grants Program in HCM City. 

The project is an initiative of Melbourne aimed at supporting young emerging visual artists living and working in HCM City.

The Australian city will provide a total of AUD$5,000 with 10 local artists each receiving a grant of AUD$500.

Australian Consul General Mr. Graeme Swift said, “Programs such as this are extremely valuable. The grants capture the most creative and ambitious work by emerging artists who have had little exposure.”

The 2007 winner of the first young artists program included two students from the HCM City University of Fine Arts, three photographers, and five artists. Their works were displayed in the Galery of Melbourne.

The 2010 Young Artist Grants program began receiving applications on December 14.  Requests for grants will be accepted until February 26, 2010 and following this, an exhibition of young artists’ works will be organized in HCM City.

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New fuel-pricing policy grants sellers more leniency

In Vietnam Economy on October 18, 2009 at 3:02 am

New fuel-pricing policy grants sellers more leniency

QĐND – Saturday, October 17, 2009, 19:24 (GMT+7)

Fuel traders will not have to ask for permission to increase retail prices if the government-calculated base price rises 7 percent or less, according to a new decree effective December 15 this year.

Under the new pricing mechanism, oil products companies will be allowed to raise retail prices correspondingly if the base price rises by no more than 7 percent, the government said on its website Friday. But they will also be required to keep two hikes at least 10 days apart.

The government will calculate the base price by adding the CIF price (cost, insurance, freight) to business overheads, taxes, other fees and payments and a profit margin. Currently, traders must get state permission for any and all price changes.

If the price gap is from 7 percent to 12 percent, traders can increase their prices by 7 percent and then raise 60 percent of the gap between 7 and 12 percent.

The remaining 40 percent will be offset by the government, using a price stabilization fund supported by collecting a portion of retail sales revenues.

The government set up the fund early this year to stabilize retail prices of fuel products in case global prices rise dramatically.

If the average base price is more than 12 percent higher than the retail price, the government will step in to stabilize prices by taking one or a series of measures, including cutting taxes and fund contributions.

On the contrary, if the base price drops lower than the current retail price, traders must cut their prices by the corresponding rate. If the price gap is larger than 12 percent, the government will impose additional measures including higher taxes and fund collections.

Source: Thanh Nien

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BCCI grants nearly VND 2 billion for social support programs

In Social life on October 15, 2009 at 2:33 pm

BCCI grants nearly VND 2 billion for social support programs

QĐND – Thursday, October 15, 2009, 20:14 (GMT+7)

A music night titled “BCCI – 10 years going with community” was held in Ho Chi Minh City on October 13th, by Binh Chanh Construction Investment Joint Stock Company (BCCI).

The event was to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the founding of the company.

During the night, BCCI granted nearly VND 2 billion to charitable funds. Accordingly, it gave VND 1,5 billion to Vu A Dinh Scholarship Program, which provides scholarships nationwide to poor ethnic minority students.

In addition, it presented VND 200 million to the “Join Hearts Fund,” launched by Ho Chi Minh City Television, and also supported VND 200 million for victims of the recent storm in central localities.

Source: DDDN

Translated by Thu Nguyen

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Boeing grants scholarships to 30 IT students

In Uncategorized on December 11, 2008 at 1:30 pm

Hanoi (VNA) – The aerospace company Boeing has granted 30 scholarships, worth 1,000 USD each, to students enrolled on the information technology (IT) training course organised by the Vietnam Software Engineering Group (SEG Vietnam).

The Boeing scholarships were presented to outstanding but disadvantaged students from SEG Vietnam who study at Duy Tan University ( Da Nang ), Van Lang University ( Ho Chi Minh City ) and the Institute of Information Technology under the DTT Technology Group ( Hanoi ).

Boeing and SEG Vietnam also cooperated with Carnegie Mellon University in the US to develop a “Train-the-Trainers” programme. The programme aims to help SEG Vietnam train at least 100 teachers who will, in turn, train almost 10,000 software engineers and information system experts by 2012.

The first twenty-nine Vietnamese teachers have already completed their training course at Carnegie Mellon University , and the next course is scheduled to be held during the summer of 2009.

Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Information and Communications, Tran Duc Lai, said that Boeing’s financial support for IT education and training, particularly for software engineering, will help Vietnam to develop its human resources, which will play a key role in the future of Vietnam’s IT development.-