Thousands of reporters from around the world have come to Hanoi to cover the second summit between the US and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), creating a race for the latest updates about this high-profile event. Reporters at the International Media Centre for the DPRK-USA Hanoi Summit Vietnam (Photo: VNA) Hundreds of reporters of Vietnamese and foreign media agencies have always stayed ready at the areas expected to be the venues for the summit’s activities for several days now. Each agency has its own way to get the best-quality images and information on the event. MBC News, a TV channel of the Republic of Korea (RoK), has stationed their studio on the roof of the Hanoi Daewoo Hotel to make an aerial view of the Vietnamese capital the background of their programme. Others like Yonhap of the RoK, NHK of Japan and CNN of the US have also brought along all necessary equipment so as to make updated reports anywhere and at any time. Eun … [Read more...] about Media in race for latest news on DPRK-USA Hanoi Summit
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Executives from auto companies that will be present at the 2018 Vietnam Motor Show in HCM City in October. VNS Photo The major names taking part include Audi, Chevrolet, Ford, Jaguar, Honda, Land Rover, Lexus, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo. There will also be many spare parts manufacturers and service providers. Toru Kinoshita, chairman of VAMA, said: “The 2018 Vietnam Motor Show is expected to be a special exhibition. The purpose of this show is to better serve the diverse demand of customers, indicate the vision, the open mindset of and quick adaptation by car manufacturers and authorised importers.” This year in the small passenger car segment, in addition to popular brands like Toyota and Honda, there will be new small-sized hatchback models of the Volkswagen Polo, Honda Jazz and Toyota Wigo. The pick-up, crossover, MPV, and SUV segments will be represented by vehicles like the Chevrolet Colorado, Ford … [Read more...] about HCM City to host Vietnam Motor Show
Local authorities are willing to spend trillions of dong to build imposing monuments, but are hesitant to spend money for nursery schools. Vietnam, education reform, Professor Ngo Bao Chau, high school finals, vietnamnet bridge, english news, Vietnam news, news Vietnam, vietnamnet news, Vietnam net news, Vietnam latest news, Vietnam breaking news, A report of the World Bank shows that Vietnam has 15,500 under-six children who are deaf or hearing impaired. The majority of the students cannot access preschool education, while their parents cannot receive necessary professional support. “The education is abandoning disadvantaged children,” said Nguyen Tung Lam, a renowned educator, chair of the Hanoi Education Psychology Association. Statistics show that Vietnam still has 25 percent of children suffer from malnutrition or have problems in growth, and the physical disadvantages will be their lifetime problems. Lam, when stressing that there exist too many problems in … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s education goes against int’l tendency: educator
*This debate was originally posted in August. We're reposting it following the latest news on the cable car project, with a Quang Binh Province official saying that abandoning it will be a "waste of natural resources". Vietnam's internet community was abuzz over the weekend following news that Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has endorsed a controversial cable car project into the country's world-renowned cave kingdom. Unlike previous plans, this one does not include the world's largest cave Son Doong. Instead it will run 5.2 kilometers (3.2 miles) from a section of the Ho Chi Minh Highway to En (Swallow) Cave, which was catapulted to global fame when it was aired live on U.S. talk show Good Morning America in May 2015. En Cave, a feeder to the world's largest cave Son Doong in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, stretches 1,645 meters into the mountain and has been named one of the most captivating caves on earth by National Geographic. It is also believed to be … [Read more...] about Should Vietnam build a cable car system in its cave kingdom?
Recently, the Ministry of Finance proposed a fuel tax hike in order to “reduce emissions” and “pay off national debts.” If passed, the hike would increase the current environmental tax rates for petroleum and diesel to the highest level permitted for fuels, at VND4,000 ($0.18) per liter. Every morning, I commute to work on my old, trusty Yamaha-brand motorbike. Every week, I stop by gas stations twice to buy four liters of gasoline for my bike. If the fuel tax hike proposal is passed, I would have to spend an extra VND16,000. Every month, VND64,000 would go from my pocket into the national budget. It’s not about the money. VND64,000 is only worth about three cups of coffee or two bowls of pho, though I have to I admit that paying taxes is nowhere near as fun as drinking coffee or eating pho. But look at what’s happening right now. My neighborhood is still infested with trash. Thick clouds of dust rise from the ground as cars and motorbikes rush down … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s latest tax hike proposal could fuel resentment