Viet Nam to host international tea festival
The second International Tea Festival 2013 will be held in the northern province of Thai Nguyen from next Saturday.
Representatives from foreign countries which import Vietnamese tea, including China, India, Japan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and South Korea will participate in the festival, besides domestic companies from 34 provinces that have shown potential in tea cultivation, processing and trading.
As many as 50 famous tea villages of Thai Nguyen will participate in the festival, which will have six major parts including the opening and closing ceremonies. A tea culture expo, a carnival on Thai Nguyen tea, a seminar on Thai Nguyen-brand tea and promotion of tea export, and a beauty contest for tea-growing localities will also be part of the festival.
Tin Tuc (News)
Big hospital project underway in Dak Nong
The Long Duc Joint Stock Co. broke ground last Friday to build the Nam Tay Nguyen General Hospital (South Central Highlands) in Dak Lao Commune, Dak Mil District, Dak Nong Province.
It will be the largest private general hospital in the south Central Highlands region with 300 beds.
Construction of the VND1,200 billion ($57.14 million) hospital is expected to be completed in 27 months.
When the hospital opens, it will provide healthcare services not only for local people but also for people in neighbouring Cambodia, which shares a border with Dak Nong Province.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Virtual company to educate business students
The HCM City Open University and Epicor Software (Asia) Pte. Ltd have signed an agreement to work on the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) project that will educate students using a virtual business model.
HCM City Open University is the first university in Viet Nam to work on such a project. Support will be provided by 3S Software Co., a partner of Epicor in Viet Nam.
Under the project, a virtual company model will be built based on real business functions and ERP software. Students can practise and adapt to a real working environment by being exposed to different business models.
Initially beneficiaries of the project will be students of business administration, accounting and finance.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)
New elementary school opens in Gia Lai
Dutch dairy firm FrieslandCampina Viet Nam's Dutch Lady brand, in collaboration with Gia Lai Province, have inaugurated the Nguyen Trai elementary school in Ia Piar, a mountainous commune in Phu Thien District. The school cost VND3.5 billion (US$168,300) to build, and Dutch Lady pitched in with VND2.5 billion ($120,193).
The donation was made under Dutch Lady's Den Dom Dom (firefly) programme, which has funded nine schools since 2002 in the provinces of Thua Thien Hue, Ca Mau, Binh Phuoc, Ha Nam, Quang Ngai, and Kon Tum. The 10th is expected to be built in Quang Ngai Province.
Thanh Nien (Young People)