Posts Tagged ‘ centres ’

Hotline seeks to help beggars

November 26, 2009
Hotline seeks to help beggars

Seeing an old beggar in Phu Nhuan District’s Tran Ke Xuong Street, Ngo Phuong turned around her motorbike and it appeared that she was going to give him money. Beggars on the street of HCM City. The city has begun a plan to move all beggars from streets and other public places.But rather than giving [...]

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Tutoring centres ignore official paperwork

November 23, 2009
Tutoring centres ignore official paperwork

LookAtVietnam – Tutoring centres have been mushrooming after MOET tightened regulations on afterschool lessons. The headquarter of DDS-K tutoring centreMost tutoring centres promise to provide “experienced and enthusiastic tutors.”  But other types of tutors register at these centres too. Who are the tutors? At Tan Viet Tutoring Centre, Tien Phong reporters easily registered to work as tutors.  [...]

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Open source software to be “almost compulsory” in schools

November 20, 2009
Open source software to be “almost compulsory” in schools

LookAtVietnam – As of 2010, education and training centres in Vietnam will have to use open-source software to cut cost and avoid software copyright infringement, according to a draft circular from the Education and Training Ministry (MoET). MoET has made public its draft circular on open-source use in education and training centres for public comment until [...]

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HCM City to upgrade vocational centres for recovered addicts

November 13, 2009
HCM City to upgrade vocational centres for recovered addicts

LookAtVietnam – New equipment will be bought for three vocational training centres for former drug addicts in HCM City. Former drug addicts work at the Phu Van Embroidery Centre in HCM City. The city will invest around US$500,000 to upgrade equipment for job training in vocational centres for former drug addicts.Nguyen Van Minh, deputy head [...]

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Crackdown on unlicensed agencies cheating workers

October 29, 2009
Crackdown on unlicensed agencies cheating workers

LookAtVietnam – A crackdown on labour recruitment offices has been ordered to root out unlicensed operators who are cheating job seekers out of money. Job seekers register for interviews at a job fair in Ha Noi’s Son Tay town. The fairs can help labourers avoid being cheated by unlicensed job centres.Deputy director of the city’s [...]

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Teenage online gamers in Hanoi causing concern

October 29, 2009
Teenage online gamers in Hanoi causing concern

LookAtVietnam – Fears over young people becoming addicted to online gaming have prompted Hanoi authorities to trial new software aimed at controlling the problem.  While western kids playing computer games in their living rooms and bedrooms may never be far from parental supervision – many Vietnamese young people instead go out to internet cafes. In the [...]

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Newspaper exposé focuses attention on people behind child beggar bands

October 28, 2009
Newspaper exposé focuses attention on people behind child beggar bands

Most every visitor to the Third World has become used to seeing child beggars. At first encounter, it’s a shock, but in time the urchins seem to become just another unsolvable social problem. “When my nieces and nephews visited us from Australia, the children asked me ‘How come those naked children are standing by the [...]

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Capital to get four waste-treatment centres

October 26, 2009
Capital to get four waste-treatment centres

LookAtVietnam – The capital’s 19 suburban districts will all have access to rubbish dumps by 2015. A worker levels waste before burying at Nam Son Waste Treatment area, Soc Son district, Ha Noi. The city is planning to build new waste treatment areas to meet increasing amounts of residential rubbish.Ha Noi’s Rural Environment Hygiene and [...]

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HCM City: Top end retail space grows

October 21, 2009
HCM City: Top end retail space grows

VietNamNet Bridge – High retail rents in big cities have prompted investing in high quality trade centre development. Newspaper Tien Phong believes that at least 150,000 square metres of retail premises will be available at trade centres in HCM City by June 2010. The figure is equal to 50 percent of the total premises launched [...]

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Call for health centres to fight hand, foot and mouth disease

October 16, 2009
Call for health centres to fight hand, foot and mouth disease

LookAtVietnam – HCM City’s Health Department has called for preventive health centres in all districts of HCM City to combat a recent rise in hand, foot and mouth disease. As of September there were 466 children reported with hand, foot and mouth disease, an increase of 62 per cent compared to the same period last [...]

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Vietnam, Cuba foreign ministries to bolster ties

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Vietnam’s top diplomat has affirmed that the Foreign Ministry will closely cooperate with its Cuban counterpart to implement the agreements reached by the two...