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Improving the quality of prosecution and supervision

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:07 am

Improving the quality of prosecution and supervision

QĐND – Friday, January 07, 2011, 21:31 (GMT+7)

The Supreme People’s Procuracy of Vietnam (SPPV) has greatly contributed to protecting the Party, State, and people’s legitimate rights and to developing a strategy for judicial reform.

State President Nguyen Minh Triet emphasized this at a conference in Hanoi on January 7 to review the work of the SPPV in 2010 and define tasks for 2011, with the participation of Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Uong Chu Luu.

In 2010, the SPPV effectively carried out its prosecution and supervision activities, as well as its investigations into criminal and civil cases.

However, there are still shortcomings the SPPV needs to overcome such as slowness in dealing with denunciations and complaints and handling a number of cases.

Deputy Prosecutor General Hoang Nghia Mai said in addition to improving the quality of prosecution and supervision work. In 2011, the SPPV will focus on improving the professional skills and ethics of the staff members.

President Triet insisted that the SPPV work out effective measures to comprehensively carry out judicial reform, strengthen the organizational structure, and improve the quality of prosecution and supervision work.

He expressed his belief that with its 50-year history, the SPPV will well fulfill its new mission in 2011.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

NA: Education quality needs improving to meet social needs

In Uncategorized on June 7, 2010 at 2:29 pm

NA: Education quality needs improving to meet social needs

QĐND – Monday, June 07, 2010, 20:59 (GMT+7)

The National Assembly (NA) should raise the educational grade or suspend the operation of universities and colleges that cannot ensure education quality, said a number of NA deputies.

At the June 7 meeting, chaired by NA deputy chairwoman Tong Thi Phong discussed the implementation of law on establishment, investment and quality of university education.

A report from the NA Standing Committee stated that by September 30, 2009 Vietnam had 180 universities and 232 colleges, of which 78 were private educational centres and 28 belonged to the national defense and security sectors. However, despite the fast expansion and rapid growth in the numbers of universities and colleges, the quality of education cannot meet the social demand and development in the region.

Most of the newly established universities and colleges are strict in implementing what they have committed to the universities and colleges establishment, including building new infrastructure, and employing new staff with master or doctorate degrees. However, 11 of 50 private universities and colleges do not build their universities or colleges in their registered areas. They have to rent facilities to operate efficiently.

Due to the fact that some universities and colleges cannot ensure education quality in line with Education Law, deputy Trieu Thi Binh proposed the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) should control, monitor and suspend the operation of these educational centres.

Deputy Dang Thi Nga from the Lam Dong delegation proposed to protect learners’ rights, the NA should stipulate that if a university does not meet requirements for facilities and teachers after three years of establishment, it will be degraded to college or high school or stop operating.

Other deputies also asked the Government and the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) to check the training conditions of newly established universities, instead of granting operational licenses beyond the limit.

Many universities currently provide distance training programmes. However, education quality remains low due to practical difficulties such as over-enrollment and slow curriculum reform.

Deputy Le Van Cuong from the Thanh Hoa province delegation said there should be regulations which stipulate duties the responsibilities of the NA, the Government, relevant ministries and departments, localities and each university and college for controlling and improving the quality of tertiary education.

Ninh Thuan province delegate Nguyen Ngoc Minh said the MoET should limit licenses to universities fro provision of in-service training and strictly control the quality of teaching and lecturers as well as learners.

Sharing the same view, deputy Ngo Thi Doan Thanh from Hanoi said that around 900,000 students are following in-service training. The figure is too large and the quality of education is low. Many universities are not equipped with adequate facilities and a lack of qualified lecturers. “The MoET should inspect enrollment at universities,” she said

In the afternoon, the NA deputies continued discussing how to implement the regulations on the establishment and operation of universities to ensure the quality of tertiary education.

Source: VOV/VNA

Source: QDND

VN-Denmark workshop to search for improving keys to local cultural industry

In Uncategorized on May 11, 2010 at 12:48 pm

The Embassy of Denmark in Hanoi and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism once again will join hands to host a workshop within the Danish supported project, “Dialogue amongst cultural decision and opinion makers,” during two consecutive days, beginning May 13, at the Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel

The third workshop jointly held by Denmark and Vietnam will be launched on May 13 and remain open till the next day, featuring topics related to cultural industries (Photo: Embassy of Denmark)Participants in the workshop are leaders from the Ministry, representatives from cultural institutions, arts associations, media, NGOs, cultural researchers, lecturers and local artists.
This year’s workshop titled, “Cultural Industry: its role in the economy and a suitable policy framework for its development in Viet Nam,” aims to create a forum for dialogue, discussion and the sharing of experiences on policies to support cultural industries amongst policy makers, managers and researchers from Vietnam and Denmark, within the context of globalization.  The workshop is expected to provide a reference for Vietnamese policy makers to develop supportive policies and mechanisms to promote cultural arts.
The first day is scheduled to kick off with two presentations by Danish expert Mr. Jens Nielsen. The first is titled “Cultural Industry: its role in the economy and policies for its development,” which he divides into three parts (the world in general, Europe, and Denmark specifically). The second presentation focuses on “Experiences and practical lessons of Denmark in building up policy for the development of cultural industry”.
The opinions of two Vietnamese keynote speakers, Dr. Nguyen Van Tinh and Dr. Luong Hong Quang, are sure to enhance the workshop.  The two noteworthy minds are scheduled to lead respective discussions regarding “Creative industry in Vietnam: current situation and suitable policy for its development,” and the “Role of creative industry in economic development in Vietnam”.
The second day will feature case studies for the creative industries of Vietnam and will be led by BHD Co. and VinaGame Software Co. Their presentation will be followed by discussion sessions focusing on possible solutions and suitable policies for the development of cultural industries in Vietnam.
The inaugural workshop was organized in 2007 with the theme “Cultural identity and diversity” where a Danish specialist was invited to present a research paper entitled “cultural policy and development trends”, together with two other presentations from Vietnam. The second workshop, with its the theme “Models for art funding,” took two years to develop. Once again a Danish expert was invited to give a presentation on the subject based on experiences accrued Denmark.
The current project, “Vietnam – Denmark Development Cooperation in Culture”, based on the strategy set out in the Danish Strategy for Development Cooperation 2006-2010 with Vietnam. The strategy seeks to promote creativity and people’s access and participation in the arts, as well as diversity within Vietnamese society.  The development objective of Development Cooperation in Culture is: “People in Vietnam have access to and participates in arts that are culturally diverse”.

Source: SGGP

Labour congress sets targets for improving workers rights

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

Dang Ngoc Tung (1st row, 2nd right) poses after his election as president of the Viet Nam General Confederation of Labour for the 2008-2013 term. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Dan

HA NOI — New targets to improve workers’ lives and educate them about their rights were set at the 10th National Congress of the General Confederation of Labour which concluded yesterday.

By 2013, 70 per cent of trade unions in enterprises nationwide are targeted to conduct negotiations with employers.

Other major goals set for the next five years were at least 1.5 million new members to be admitted and 70 per cent of workers to receive professional and vocational training.

Trade unions are also mandated to work with employers and employees to reduce the number of serious and fatal accidents at work and the occurrence of occupational diseases, and ensure that at least 65 per cent of workers receive social security.

Participants at the congress elected 160 members to the Executive Board of the Viet Nam General Confederation of Labour. Dang Ngoc Tung was re-elected the organisation’s president.

The five vice presidents elected are Nguyen Hoa Binh, Hoang Ngoc Thanh, Mai Duc Chinh, Nguyen Van Ngang and Nguyen Thi Thu Hong.

Speaking at the closing ceremony, Tung stated that the new executive board would become united and act innovatively to fulfil its mission.

“Innovation and creativeness, for the sake of the rights and interests of trade union members, workers and employees, for the sustainable development of the country” has been set as the motto of action for the Executive Board in the next five years.

“Initially, it’s necessary to call on every worker and employee nationwide to make all-out efforts to meet the socio-economic goals of the year 2008,” said Tung. —