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Northern provinces to receive Japan aid for primary school project

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:09 am

The Government of Japan has agreed to a grant of US$191, 900 for the construction of primary schools in the northern provinces of Nam Dinh and Quang Ninh.

Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Yasuaki Tanizaki, handed US$ 95,183 and US$ 96,717 to Mr. Nguyen Van Dong, Chairman of People’s Committee of Yen Tho Commune in Nam Dinh province and Mr. Nguyen Van Thanh, Chairman of People’s Committee of Xuan Son Commune in Quang Ninh respectively on December 28, 2010 at the Embassy of Japan in Vietnam.

The Yen Tho Primary School in Nam Dinh Province was built in 1975 but was damaged by floods and is in need of repair. Furthermore, classrooms are too small to accommodate enough students, as a result the school has to borrow space in a nearby secondary school and often students study in two shifts.

Xuan Son Primary School in Quang Ninh province was built in 1964 and is now in a dilapidated condition. It has only three classrooms hence can only facilitate children from grade 1-2. The school has to continually borrow space from the nearby secondary school for their 3-5 grade children and pupils have to learn in two shifts.

The People’s Committee, in an effort to improve the condition of both the schools plans to build a new 2 storey 8 classroom building. The Government of Japan grant that supports this project will help towards the purchase of building materials.
At a ceremony, Ambassador Tanizaki hoped that through this project, funded by the Government of Japan, learning conditions in Xuan Son Commune would improve considerably and that through this project friendship and mutual understanding between Japan and Vietnam would further deepen.

Source: SGGP

Ministry, military-run telecom extend school internet project

In Uncategorized on December 21, 2010 at 9:29 am

Ministry, military-run telecom extend school internet project

QĐND – Monday, December 20, 2010, 21:26 (GMT+7)

All education and training institutions with electricity in Vietnam have free access to the internet, said head of the Ministry of Education and Training’s Information and Technology Department Quach Tuan Ngoc.

Ngoc made the statement on Dec. 18 at a conference in Hanoi where the ministry and the military-run telecom group Viettel reviewed their joint two-year internet connection for education programme.

“The result means that Vietnam is one of a few countries in the world where all schools have access to internet,” Ngoc said.

He added that the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO) had last month praised Vietnam ‘s IT developments in the education and training sector.

The country has come a long way since a report released in 2008 placed Vietnam alongside Laos , Cambodia and Myanmar in the group with the least developed IT sectors.

The joint programme launched by Ministry of Education and Training and Viettel in September 2008 has provided internet to nearly 29,600 education institutions nationwide. Of these, over 21,000 are now connected to broadband internet through leased line technology, ADSL and third generation technology.

Under the programme, Viettel has provided preferential internet and mobile services policies to teachers and students.

Ngoc said internet access had helped narrow the gap between urban and rural areas.

Director of Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) province of Dak Lak Phan Hong said the connection helped teachers improve their teaching method and required students to be more active learners.

Viettel deputy director Nguyen Manh Hung said the programme focused on kindergartens, primary, secondary and high schools and universities and management units.

The Minister of Education and Training Pham Vu Luan said the sector should be more active and creative to further develop the programme.

“We hope that enterprises, organisations and individuals will continue to develop information and technology application in the sector,” Luan said.

During the two-day conference, the ministry and Viettel signed an agreement in which they promised to continue implementing the programme.

The two sides will invest in equipment, e-books and e-learning.

It is estimated that over 25 million teachers and students have already accessed the internet.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Norway funds bio-security project in Vietnam

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:58 am

Norway’s Ambassador Stale Torstein Risa (R) and Mr. Nguyen Tran Hien, president of the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) sign the agreement (Photo: Courtesy of NIHE)

The Norwegian Embassy has approved a two year non-refundable aid project of approximately US$1 million to enhance the control and management of bio- safety and bio-security in Vietnam.

Norway’s Ambassador Stale Torstein Risa and Mr. Nguyen Tran Hien, president of the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) jointly signed the agreement in Hanoi on December 13.

The project targets at improving standards for the management of bio-safety and bio-security and to increase its management capacity in laboratories at NIHE, National Lung Hospital (NLH) in Hanoi and Pham Ngoc Thach Hospital (PNTH) in Ho Chi Minh City as well as capacity building for the NIHE on evaluation, assessment and monitoring of bio-safety laboratories in the country.

The two year project will be conducted at the three above mentioned locations.

Source: SGGP

Dioxin treatment project targets hot spots

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:27 am

Dioxin treatment project targets hot spots

QĐND – Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 21:6 (GMT+7)

A seminar to start a dioxin treatment project in hot spots across Vietnam took place in Hanoi on December 15.

The seminar was jointly held by the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment, the Global Environmental Fund and the United Nations Development Programme.

The five-year project, starting from 2010, will deal with and minimise the devastating consequences of the chemicals at and around Da Nang , Bien Hoa (Dong Nai) and Phu Cat (Binh Dinh) airports.

According to statistics released by the Office of the national steering committee for overcoming the consequences of chemicals used by the US during the Vietnam war (called the Office of National Steering Committee 33), from 1961 to 1971 the US military dropped nearly 80 million litres of herbicides on southern Vietnam, of which the majority of the chemicals sprayed were Agent Orange that contained dioxin.

The dioxin levels in the sprayed areas have reduced remarkably, however, the airports where the chemicals were stored are still hot spots.

At the seminar, the participants discussed dioxin treatment plans in the hot spots and the possibility of other sponsors becoming involved in the project.

They spent a lot of time identifying the scale and level of contamination in the three targeted areas, discussing new technologies to treat the areas as well as environmental and human issues during the project.

Richard J. Cooke, an international advisor from the Office of National Steering Committee 33, pointed out that the project needs to place more importance to the technological and environmental requirements of both Vietnam and the rest of the world.

Priority should be given to technologies that can directly be implemented in Vietnam through trade clauses and those with suitable prices for both experiment and application, he said.

The project needs close cooperation and coordination between the Office of National Steering Committee No. 33 and relevant ministries and agencies, especially the Ministry of National Defence, he added.

The project’s steering committee should pay attention to the necessary financial resources to prevent the pollution in the south-western area of Bien Hoa airport and pollution treatment in Phu Cat airport, the expert said.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

US$50 million project to provide drinking water to Central region

In Uncategorized on November 19, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Project “Asian Las Vegas” kicks off

In Uncategorized on November 17, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Project to raise public awareness of traffic safety

In Uncategorized on November 16, 2010 at 2:30 pm

Dak Lak approves 3 million USD elephant project

In Uncategorized on November 10, 2010 at 2:25 pm

Renovation project sparks debate over gate

In Uncategorized on November 8, 2010 at 11:38 pm

Ministry to closely supervise building red mud reservoir of controversial bauxite project

In Uncategorized on November 6, 2010 at 5:19 am