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One more environmental prize to be granted communities

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:15 am

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment on December 29 said that it will organize ‘Vietnam Environmental Protection Awards’ every two years, with three different kinds of awards for individuals, organizations and communities.

The Ministry held a closing ceremony, awarding environmental prizes in the period 2001-2010, and launched the Vietnam Environmental Awards for 2011 as well.

Over past ten years, 158 organizations and individuals have received environmental awards in five sectors, which include – education and training and environment communication; the reduction of environmental pollution, environmental restoration and improvement; application of information technology in environmental protection; state management on environmental protection; and finally, natural resources protection and conservation.

The number of individuals and organization registered for environmental protection awards is increasing every year.

From 2011, the sectors that will be chosen for awards will include – education and training and environment communication; application of information technology in environmental protection; reduction of environmental pollution, environmental restoration and improvement; preservation of diversified biology; and finally, coping with climate change and state management on environmental protection.

Source: SGGP

Vietnamese-born student awarded educational prize in Australia

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:40 am

Twenty-one year old Vietnamese migrant who arrived as an injured has been awarded the title of most excellent student in Australia’s western state of Queensland for 2010, which is a part of Australia’s annual international Training and Education Awards.

Vietnamese Australian K’Chin

K’Chin was born in Vietnam’s Central Highlands province of Lam Dong. He suffered a serious leg injury when he was one month old.

Until he was 13 years old, an Australian charity, Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children proposed to treat him.

Doctors first treated his malnourishment before they began a series of 16 major operations.

Three and a half years, later K’Chin went back to Vietnam, where he lived in an orphanage because his family could not support him. Complications forced him to return to Australia for more treatment.

The care has been successful and the 21-year old can now walk. Illiterate and unable to speak English when he arrived in Australia eight years ago, K’Chin has since conquered two languages.

He said at the awarding ceremony he was honoured and the award was beyond his expectations.

His school friends from St. James College in the city of Brisbane have also elected him to head up the school’s student association next year.

Source: SGGP

Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper wins first prize at Press Awards

In Uncategorized on November 17, 2010 at 8:31 am

“Bi, don’t be afraid” wins further international prize

In Uncategorized on November 14, 2010 at 12:59 am

PM talks with Fields Prize winner

In Uncategorized on November 9, 2010 at 9:51 am

Vietnamese documentary wins a prize in Italy

In Uncategorized on November 6, 2010 at 1:20 pm

Big toe crew bags Asian hip-hop competition prize

In Uncategorized on October 15, 2010 at 10:25 am

A Vietnamese hip-hop dance crew has bagged the first prize at Southeast Asia’s Battle of the Year (BOTY) contest in Singapore.

             The hip-hop dance crew Big Toe

The 11-member crew, which belong to the top hip-hop dance group in Viet Nam , Big Toe, vied with five other hip-hop crews from Thailand , Malaysia , Laos , Singapore , and Indonesia for the prize.

The crew will now have the chance to compete at the World BOTY, which will take place in Montpellier , France , next month.

“Although we have sent our members to compete at BOTY every year since 2005, this is the first time a Big Toe crew has won the contest,” said Big Toe’s leader, Nguyen Viet Thanh.

The nine-day contest in France will draw 19 crews from five continents, including representatives from the Republic of Korea , France , Brazil , and Taiwan , who are considered to be Big Toe’s closest competitors.

Founded in 1992 with seven original members, Big Toe currently has 60 members, divided into four dance groups. They are widely recognised as Vietnam ‘s first hip hop dance troupe.

With a number of top prizes won at a variety of international competitions, Big Toe were awarded the Certificate of Merit on Oct. 12 by the Vietnam Electronic Sport and Recreational Sport Association under the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism.

Big Toe are planning to tour around France and Germany next year to present their hip-hop theatre production, Cam Xuc Thay Doi (Change of Emotion).

Source: SGGP

Citadel street design wins top prize

In Uncategorized on April 19, 2010 at 9:43 pm

Citadel street design wins top prize

QĐND – Monday, April 19, 2010, 21:30 (GMT+7)

Architect Hoang Thuc Hao has won first prize in a design contest organised by the Vietnam Architects’ Association for his project to renovate 2km of Buoi Street near the Thang Long Citadel.

The jury said Hao’s design would prompt the modern generation to show more interest in Thang Long and its historical and cultural values.

Hao said the theme is to create a new citadel wall from traditional materials, including large brick and laterite and decorate it with ornamental gardens laid out in formal patterns and filled in with annual bedding plants, plus a variety of lighting effects.

“The message conveyed is the citadel was built to defend the peaceful life of the city’s resident,” he said.

If Hao’s design became a reality, it would turn a street arc, whose main use now was for parking and garbage storage, into a beautiful space for community activities, the organising committee said.

The competition called for innovate architectural ideas to conserve and renovate cultural and historical heritage assets. Forty-nine entries were received, including several from abroad.

The organising committee said the designs would be passed on to the Hanoi People’s Committee to assess their practicality and to serve as references.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

University admits prize winners, team-members

In Uncategorized on April 16, 2010 at 12:28 pm

Students who are members of the international Olympic team and national teams of mathematics, informatics, physics and chemistry will be admitted into Ho Chi Minh City University of Science without an entrance exam, said PhD Nguyen Kim Quang, head of the university’s training department.


Students of the national biology team will be automatically admitted to faculties including biology, environmental science, biotechnology, environmental technology, geology and oceanography-hydrometeorology.

The university will also enroll 12 national prize-winning students of mathematics, informatics, physics, chemical and biology. The selected students must have achieved third place or better and scored at least one mark in the university entrance examination.

The information technology faculty of the university will accept students with national encouragement prizes with minimum entrance scores or above, who scored at least one mark in the A group in the entrance examination.



Source: SGGP

66 technologies win national creativity prize

In Vietnam Science on January 20, 2010 at 10:43 am

The Vietnam Fund for Supporting Technological Creations honored 66 winners of its 10th competition for technical creativity at a function held at the Hanoi Opera House January 19.

The awards ceremony for the 10th technical creativity competition was held at Hanoi’s Opera House January 19.

It gave away six first prizes and 12 second, 18 third, and 30 consolation prizes. The first-prize winners also received certificates of merit awarded by the Prime Minister’s Office.
A total of 441 scientific works were entered in this year’s competition in six areas — information technology-electronics-telecommunications; agriculture-forestry-fisheries-environmental resources; material-chemical-energy; automation -construction-transport; medicine; and education.
At the ceremony, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) also conferred awards on two individuals and a group for their research in industrial production.
Dr. Francis Gurry, the WIPO’s visiting general director, gave away the awards.
At a meeting the same day he told Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Sinh Hung that Vietnam, with its growth rate, would see a boom in intellectual property as a result of local demand and foreign investment.
So it is necessary to improve its IP-related agencies, he said.

IP has made important contributions to the country’s socioeconomic development, he said.

Vietnam has rightly assessed the importance of protecting IP and made successful efforts in this regard, he said, adding he valued the country’s cooperation with the WIPO.

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