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Incentives offered to entice scientists back

Update: December, 08/2012 - 09:33

The Ministry of Education and Training has said it is preparing policies to support scientists in research work, training and technology upgrades. Under the regulations, Vietnamese scientists and researchers working overseas will also receive financial and housing support from the Government to return home and work in the country.

NGUOI LAO DONG (The Labourer)

E-taxation gaining in popularity, saves time

Work to expand e-taxation in the country has achieved positive results, according to the General Department of Taxation's Information Technology Office.

More than 200,000 taxpayers have used e-tax services and most of them are using them regularly for several transactions, saving time and money, the office said.

Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times)

Investments improve healthcare services

More than VND3.2 trillion (US$153 million) has been invested so far by both State-owned and private institutions, allowing better quality treatment in hospitals nationwide, the Ministry of Health's Institute for Health Strategy and Policy reported at a seminar in HCM City.

It said the health ministry and the Ministry of Science and Technology will work together to launch a programme from now to 2020 that will improve the quality of care and treatment provided to patients.

NHAN DAN (The People)

Remarkable volunteers, groups honoured

Ten individuals and groups were honoured at the 2012 National Volunteer Awards presented by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union in co-operation with the United Nations Volunteer (UNV) programme. The awardees were selected from 170 candidates who spent a lot on charity and social activities in the country.

This year, Alain Dussarps, president of the Association for Technical and Cultural Co-operation (ACOTEC), becomes the first foreign winner of the award. He has worked hard to expand clean water projects and hunger eradication and poverty reduction programmes in remote areas.

THANH NIEN (Young People)

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