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1,000 largest corporate income tax payers in Vietnam announced

In Uncategorized on October 22, 2010 at 3:55 pm

1,000 largest corporate income tax payers in Vietnam announced

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

A press conference to announce Vietnam’s 1,000 largest corporate income tax payers was held in Hanoi on October 22 by Tax Magazine and VietnamNet online newspaper.

The top 1,000 enterprises in 10 sectors contributed over VND84.000 billion to the national budget from 2007 – 2009. 77 percent of the total came from Hanoi and HCM City.

The banking sector accounted for 22 percent, the telecommunications sector for 14 percent, the mining sector 11 percent, and the rest came from real estate, food, construction materials, security, and so on.

Agriculture, forestry, and fisheries contributed only about 3 percent.

Source: VOV

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Tuition fee not to exceed 5% of household income, minister says

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 at 8:04 am

On the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year, which started September 4, Education and Training Minister Pham Vu Luan had a talk with Sai Gon Giai Phong about some major issues, including teachers’ salary and allowance, and the new tuition fee at public high schools.

Reporter: Will there be measures to improve the life of teachers in the new school year?  

Mr. Luan: The teachers’ salary issue is a part of the overall salary policy of the State. We have worked with agencies concerned to improve the life of teachers, especially those in remote areas, and possible improvements are being considered. Meanwhile, measures to improve allowance for teachers have been agreed by relevant agencies and thus may be applied soon.

A view of the new school year opening ceremony at the Phan Chu Trinh Primary School in HCM City (Photo: SGGP) 

What will the ministry do to eliminate the uncontrolled organization of extra-classes outside school time for students? What issues do you think will be resolved completely within your term?

Any negative phenomenon in the field of education must be stopped. The ministry will work with schools and local departments of education and training to determine what problems to resolve first in order to build up a healthy educational environment.   

The uncontrolled organization of extra-classes after school has so far occurred in urban areas only. In many rural areas, extra-classes have also been organized but on the free-of-charge basis. I personally knew that many rural teachers not only offered free extra classes to students but also gave other supports to students of poor families.

In my term, I will continue applying the measures that have proved their effectiveness and will make changes to works that have yet to prove effective.

The new tuition fee system will be applied this school year. Will it put any pressures on students and their families?

Based on the general tuition fee system approved by the Government, provinces and cities will build their own policy on tuition fee.   

The Government has carefully considered the new tuition fee system to ensure students, especially those in areas with disadvantageous conditions, will not bear any pressure. In general, the new tuition fee at public high schools will not exceed 5 percent of the average household income.

In areas with extremely disadvantageous conditions, students will be offered free education. In addition, they will also be given State subsidies to buy textbooks and studying implements.

Some major educational projects will be implemented in this school year. They include the per-school education universalization project, which costs 14.6 trillion (US$749 million), and the project for new foreign language training program, which costs 9.74 trillion. Do you have any concerns about such giant projects?   

The National Assembly, the Government, and the ministry have carefully considered these projects. My concern is that the ministry must closely cooperate with other ministries and local authorities to ensure these projects are implemented and controlled effectively.

Many schools, especially those in big cities, such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, have imposed unregulated charges on students. What measures will the ministry take to stop this situation?

The public opinion has long opposed to this situation, but in fact, many parents still readily pay such charges to schools where their children are studying. I hope parents should take right actions. For example, the situation will not exist any longer if no parents agree to pay such charges. 

To stop this practice, it is necessary to build a common action of the entire society, in which there are actions from the ministry, competent agencies, parents, and mass media.

Source: SGGP

Weak scientific research generates marginal income

In Social life on October 26, 2009 at 4:04 pm

Weak scientific research generates marginal income

QĐND – Monday, October 26, 2009, 20:44 (GMT+7)

The income universities receive from scientific research and technology deals account for only 3.92 percent of the total financial resources of universities.

Associate Professor Dr Ta Duc Thinh from the Ministry of Education and Training’s Science and Technology Department observed that the ratio of income from scientific research and technology transfers with the total investment in scientific research between 2006-2008 was 1,784,386 million dong/1,200,485 million dong.  

Polytechnical universities (Hanoi University of Mining and Geology, Hanoi University of Technology, Civil Engineering University, Hanoi and Dalat Industry University) led in earning money from technology transfers with a ratio of 77.28 percent. Economics universities (Trade University, University of Foreign Trade) had the lowest ratios, even with large budgets for scientific research. Scientific research income came primarily from international cooperation instead. 

The low efficiency of scientific research has been attributed to the “weak force” of leading scientists, inadequate facilities and impractical research projects. 

Questions have been raised about how universities can increase income from scientific research. 

Dr. Dao Van Dong from the Hanoi University of Transportation, explained that universities face great obstacles in obtaining financial support. Projects often cannot meet production utilization requirements and therefore, Dong stated, it is necessary to provide good scientific ideas and skilled researchers. 

Dr Ha Thanh Toan, Deputy President of Can Tho University, revealed that, in the context of present economic difficulties, the university had to mobilize financial support from various sources, including cooperation with businesses and international groups. 

Toan claimed that universities always choose reasonable scientific research projects that are useful for local utilization.

Source: VietNamNet/NLD


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Hanoians set for doubled income and huge changes before 2015

In Politics-Society on October 9, 2009 at 3:19 pm

Hanoians set for doubled income and huge changes before 2015

QĐND – Thursday, October 08, 2009, 21:54 (GMT+7)

A workshop organised by Hanoi authorities has thrown up stark changes set to be in place by 2015.

The event on October 7th was aimed at evaluating the city’s draft economic-social development plans for 2011-2015.

According to the draft plan it’s expected that the per capita income in 2015 will reach 72 to 75 million dong ($4000-4166), doubling the current 2010 level.

The city also plans to reduce the agricultural areas to 41 percent of the total area (around 138,000 hectares) and unused land area, lakes and ponds to around 5000ha, accounting for 1.5 percent of the total natural area.

Aiming to speed up urbanisation, Hanoi is looking to continue to attract capital from various sources for development. The city will also encourage accumulation of land for large-scale developments.

However, according to the draft plan, around 200,000-220,000 workers will either lose jobs or lack jobs due to the change of land use goals.

The city will pursue the goal of: “Strongly developing a knowledge-based economy, taking lead in training talents and high-quality human resources and striving to become a prestigious training centre in the Red River Delta and Southeast Asia.

Goals for 2011-2015 include:

– Average GDP growth rate: 9 to 9.5% a year

– Percentage of poor households: less than 1%

– Per capita urban housing area by 2015: 8.5sq.m

– Over 98% of urban area to be supplied with clean water and 100% of rural people to have hygienic water.

 – The raising of from VND1.175 to 1.230 trillion of capital for public investment.

Source: VNN

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