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Italy helps My Son World Heritage restoration

In Uncategorized on December 24, 2010 at 4:36 am

Findings on ancient Cham bricks and mortar have contributed to the restoration and conservation of My Son World Heritage.

          My Son Sanctuary (Photo: Vnexpresss)

At a press briefing held in Hanoi on Dec. 21, Italian Ambassador to Vietnam Enzo Angeloni said the result of the second phase of the “Safeguarding of My Son World Heritage” project was attributable to the joint efforts of the Vietnamese and Italian scientists as well as the assistance of the Italian Government and UNESCO representative office in Vietnam.

The Italian diplomat said Vietnam’s heritage conservation projects are on the priority list for the Italian Government’s development cooperation in Vietnam. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and the Italian Government will continue assisting Vietnam to implement the third phase of the project.

The project, financed by Italy through UNESCO, was carried out with non-refundable aid of 642,000 USD in the first phase from 2003 to 2005 and 453,000 USD in the second phase from 2006-2010.

Under the project, Italian, UNESCO and Vietnamese experts have conducted research activities and materials analysis and tested building techniques as well as provided vocational training for officials and management officers of the archeological area of My Son.

At the event, Italy introduced a draft manual on the restoration of heritages based on experience gained during the implementation of the project. This publication, in English and Vietnamese, will soon be available at national and international level.

The archeological area of My Son is one of the most important relics in Vietnam and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.

Source: SGGP

Luxembourg helps Vietnam in enhancing tourism human resource quality

In Uncategorized on November 20, 2010 at 4:16 pm

Seminar helps Japanese investors in Vietnam

In Uncategorized on November 12, 2010 at 1:59 pm

Nippon Foundation helps open a training course for people with hearing impairment

In Uncategorized on October 29, 2010 at 4:45 pm

Nippon Foundation helps open a training course for people with hearing impairment

QĐND – Friday, October 29, 2010, 23:22 (GMT+7)

The Hanoi College of Pedagogy today opened a class for people with hearing impairment.

This is the second class for people with hearing disability operated under the auspices of Nippon Foundation (Japan) since 1999, according to Ohno, Nippon Foundation’s Executive Director in a press brief on October 28th in Hanoi.

The previous class was opened in Dong Nai Province and since then 15 students with hearing impairment have graduated from university.

Director Ohno said that such a project had offered people with hearing impairment the access to secondary and tertiary education.

Along with these meaningful classes, Nippon Foundation has carried out other charitable activities in Vietnam such as building an Independent Living Center for disabled people and offering artificial limbs for 45,000 veterans and people with mobile disability.

Source: KTDT

Translated by Mai Huong

Source: QDND

Intel helps Vietnam to develop IT sector

In Uncategorized on October 22, 2010 at 3:56 pm

Intel helps Vietnam to develop IT sector

QĐND – Friday, October 22, 2010, 22:35 (GMT+7)

Intel will help Vietnam to develop its information technology industry and train up the country’s human resources to increase internet use and people’s computer literacy.

A memorandum of understanding on the “Computers for Life” programme was signed by Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Minh Hong and Intel Vietnam’s Director of Enterprise Solutions and the World Ahead Programme Chak Wong, in Hanoi on October 21.   

Under the deal, both will jointly implement programmes on policy consultation, strategies, assist development in the IT sector and domestic businesses manufacturing high-quality low-priced computers and providing useful digital services to people in Vietnam’s remote and mountainous areas.    

On addressing the signing ceremony, Chak Wong highlighted the Vietnamese Government’s attention to developing the IT sector to make Vietnam strong in IT and communications.

Promoting   Vietnam’s IT sector is of particular interest to Intel, said Chak Wong, noting that the MoU confirmed Intel’s pledge to expand its assistance to the Vietnamese market.

Deputy Minister Hong emphasised the significance of the MoU in promoting the nation’s IT industry. He said that he hoped Intel will actively help   Vietnam   in training hi-tech human resources in the future.    

Within the framework of the World IT Forum in   Vietnam   in 2009, the Ministry of Information and Communications launched the “Computers for Life” programme to donate computers to rural, remote and mountainous areas. Over the past year, more than 2,000 computers with Internet access and 300 printers, together with other equipment were presented to schools, disabled peoples centres and local people. 

The Ministry, along with Intel, will expand the programme to raise people’s knowledge through training activities to gradually bridge the digital gap.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Young interpreter helps foreigners visit Tra Vinh

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 at 8:06 am

An 11 year old boy with good English skills has become an familliar interpreter for foreign visitors to his hometown in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh.


Tran Quang Khai poses with his foreign friends in Tra Vinh Province (Photo: SGGP)

Tran Quang Khai’s mother believed that her father, a retired English teacher, has triggered Khai’s aptitude for English as he usually sang English songs while bathing the boy since the boy was a baby.

Since being at grade 2, Khai was enrolled for an English class at Victory foreign language center of Tra Vinh University, where he became the youngest student.

Up to now, Khai has obtained many international certificates like Cambridge Young Learners English Test-STARTERS, MOVERS and FLYERS and KET Certificate of the Cambridge University in England.

Recalling the path of becoming an amateur interpreter, Khai told during the last Tet holidays, he saw an American man asking to buy a bicycle at a park. However, no one understood what he said.

Thus, Khai guided the man to buy the bicycle. The boy then had lunch with the man and introduced him landscapes in Tra Vinh.

Thenceforward, whenever meeting foreigners, Khai actively gets acquaintance with them to practice English.

Khai has interpreted for hundreds of visitors from the US, Canada, French and Italia. He said he just wanted to help foreign visitors and to improve English.

Besides English, Khai is also good at other subjects, especially mathematics, literature and music with beautiful voice and polish piano performance.

Source: SGGP

Forest protection helps highlands communes escape poverty

In Uncategorized on July 29, 2010 at 11:17 am

Thanks to payment received for environmental services (PES), residents of two communes in the highlands province of Lam Dong have escaped poverty.

Households in Lam Dong Province (Photo: Vietnam Government Web Portal)

After two years of conducting a pilot project of PES in two communes, one of several mechanisms for generating sustainable financing for biodiversity conservation, deforestation has reduced along the Da Nhim River in Lac Duong District where people had chopped down many pine trees to grow coffee.

The program rewards local communities involved in conservation activities by allowing them to manage land and resources, and then providing payment for the economically important goods and services that result from their ecological stewardship.

Da Sar commune People’s Committee chairman Ya Tiong said almost all local farmers have been assigned to protect nearly 15,000 hectares of jungle in the commune; they feel proud to be guardians of the jungle, which intensifies their awareness of environmental protection.

Meanwhile, 260 households in Da Nhim Commune agreed to guard over 7.500 hectares of jungle. Da Nhim Hydro Power Plant paid VND290,000 per hectare to each household in 2009.

Lac Duong District People’s Committee said deforestation violations in communes Da Sar and Da Nhim have reduced by half since the program was implemented.

Moreover, each household nets VND8 million by protecting 30 wood hectares annually; they spent the sum on high yielding breeds of coffee, planting vegetables or raising cattle and poultry.

Households stand to earn VND45 million per year through farming.  The rate of impoverished families in Da Sar commune has dropped from 30.35 per cent in 2008 to 14.5 per cent in 2009; meanwhile the poverty rate has reduced from 34.33 per cent to 27.54 per cent in Da Nhim Commune.

The government issued a decision to pay for environmental services in 2008 for the highlands province of Lam Dong, the northern provinces of Son La and Hoa Binh, the central province of Binh Thuan and Ninh Thuan, the southern province of Dong Nai and Ho Chi Minh City.

Hydro power plants, water suppliers and tourist companies in the areas with jungles must pay for the services, according to the decision.

Source: SGGP

Japan helps to build primary school

In Uncategorized on July 28, 2010 at 11:17 am

The Japanese government will provide US$95,500 to build a primary school in the northern province of Bac Giang’s Hiep Hoa district, it was announced at the Japanese Embassy in Hanoi on July 27.

As part of the Grassroots and Human Security Project, Japanese Ambassador Mitsuo Sakaba handed over the money to Nguyen Van Quy and chairman of the Danh Thang commune in district Hiep Hoa on July 27.

The primary school built in 1978 is in bad repair without enough classrooms to accommodate all the commune’s children; therefore, classes are divided into three shifts. The project aims to improve the learning environment for children in Danh Thang and reduce the dropout rate. Under the project, eight classrooms will be built to replace old ones.

Ambassador Sakaba said at the meeting that he hopes teaching, learning and the overall quality of the school would improve and that the friendship and mutual understanding between Japan and Vietnam will further deepen through these projects.

Source: SGGP

Tourism helps boost the development of craft villages

In Uncategorized on July 27, 2010 at 3:25 pm

Tourism helps boost the development of craft villages

QĐND – Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 20:59 (GMT+7)

Over recent years, many traditional craft villages in some southern provinces have faced various difficulties in developing their traditional trades. Tours to these villages are believed to be a good way to develop such projects.

 The southern province of An Giang alone has 29 famous traditional craft villages specialising in making many things, ranging from incense to rice paper, dry pancakes and fishing hooks. About 1,000 households with 5,000 workers are living on these traditional trades. Furthermore, many other villages are specialised in iron forging and carpentry.

In fact these trade villages are facing difficulty in finding outlets for their products and many of them have to rely on small orders to maintain their traditional trade.

In 2007, the province’s Department of Tourism launched the first tours in these villages successfully. These tours have increased the image of these villages and as a result they could continue to market their products.

According to Bui Thi Dung, Director of the Agriculture Development and Industry Consultation Center under the province’s Department of Industry and Trade, tours to trade villages help to maintain and develop traditional trades in the province.

The southern province of Dong Thap has 44 traditional craft villages. Some of them attract thousands of visitors every year. Nguyen Thi Nga, Director of the Dong Thap Travel Joint Stock Agency, said that her company delivers tours to trade villages for nearly 1,000 visitors every month. At present, the company plans to organise more tours to explore tourism potential in other craft villages.

According to Bui Thi Hong Ha, Vice Director of the An Giang province’s Department of Culture, Information and Tourism, cooperation between villages and travel companies should be improved to explore the tourism potential. In An Giang Province, tours should be launched in many special trade villages.

Despite all these efforts there remain several difficulties to develop tourism in such trade villages. “Tourism infrastructure and human resources in some villages are not good enough to promote tourism products,” said Mrs Ha. For instance, Tan Chau silk is famous but its products have not yet been introduced to tourists.

Vu Kim Anh, Vice Director of the Ho Chi Minh City’s Culture, Information and Tourism Department, said that the city has a lot of large travel agencies with various tourism products, but trade villages have not yet been included in the tours.

According to Nguyen Van My, Director of the Lua Viet Travel Company, tourism development in trade villages need investment into infrastructure, transportation and qualified staff.  Launching tours in trade villages is a new tourism product, which need to be explored effectively.

Source: Tien Phong

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND

Project helps local people access to broadband Internet

In Uncategorized on July 22, 2010 at 7:17 pm

Project helps local people access to broadband Internet

QĐND – Thursday, July 22, 2010, 21:15 (GMT+7)

Most of the work in a pilot project to raise computer skills and broadband Internet access in public sites in the country has finished, said the project manager, Phan Huu Phong, at a meeting held in Hanoi on July 21 to evaluate the project implementation.

Under the project, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, more than 300 local staff and 4,000 ordinary people have been trained how to use computers.

In addition, 235 computers and 33 printers have been installed at post offices and libraries in each pilot province, helping local people access to the broadband Internet, said the manager.

The project, launched in last February in the northern province of Thai Nguyen, central province of Nghe An and southern province of Tra Vinh, has received large contributions from the Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) and the Military Telecoms Corporation (Viettel).

The project is said to be expanded between now and 2015, bringing Internet to remote and isolated areas in the country.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND