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Top three provinces for prize money for international award winners

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The northern port city of Hai Phong currently gives the best bonus policy for outstanding students, particularly students who win international prizes.

Top three provinces for prize money for international award winners

Vietnamese students win big at 4th International Olympiad of Metropolises 2021. (Illustrative image)

In this city, students who win the first prize in international competition will be awarded up to VND500 million (nearly US$25,000). The winners of second and third prizes will receive VND400 (nearly $20,000) and VND300 million (nearly $15,000), respectively.

The prize money for students who win the first, second and third prize in contests of the Southeast Asian region will be VND 300 million, VND 200 and VND 100 million.

The prize money for the first, second and third prize at national competitions will be VND 50 million, VND 40 million and VND 30 million.

The northern province of Bac Ninh also leads the country for rewarding outstanding students.

Students from high schools and secondary schools in Bac Ninh who win the first prize or gold medal of international competitions will receive VND 500 million. The prize money will be VND150 million for the first prize at Southeast Asian contests and VND 50 million for the national contests.

The winners of second prize (silver medal) of international competition are granted VND300 million. It will be VND80 million for the second prize winners of Southeast Asian and national competitions.

The winners of third prize (bronze medal) in the international competition are rewarded with VND200 million. The bonus will be VND 50 million for the same prize at the regional level and VND 15 for the national level.

Students who take the fourth prize or a certificate of merit of international competition will receive VND100 million and it is VND30 million for regional-level contests.

Bac Ninh students who are official members of the Vietnamese team participating in international competitions will also be awarded VND 50 million or VND 20 million for members of the national teams to regional contests.

The northern province of Vinh Phuc also offers very high prize money for outstanding students with VND 400, VND 300 and VND 200 million, respectively, for those who win gold, silver and bronze medals at international level.

The northern province of Tuyen Quang has recently issued regulations on rewards for students who win prizes at international competitions.

Specifically, students who win prizes of international Olympiad competitions or the world vocational skills competition will be rewarded with VND 250 million for the gold medal; VND 200 million for the silver medal, VND 150 million for the bronze medal, VND 50 million for the consolation prize.

For the international scientific and technical research competitions, the rewards for the winners of the Gold, Silver, Bronze Medals and Consolation Prize are VND 100 million, VND 75 million, VND 50 million and VND 25 million, respectively.

At the contests of Asia and Southeast Asia, the students who take the first prize will receive VND 150 million, the second prize VND100 million, the third prize VND 70 million dong, and the consolation prize VND 50 million.

If the winners are an ethnic minority or a person with disabilities, the prize money will be 1.5 times higher than the above levels.

For Vietnam’s largest metropolis – HCM City – the rewards for students who win prizes in international Olympiad competitions, international scientific and technical research competitions and other international contests are: Gold medal – VND200 million; Silver Medal – VND160 million; Bronze medal – VND120 million; Consolation prizes, special prizes and others – VND 50 million.

In Hanoi, students who win the gold medal of International Olympiad Competitions in 2021 are awarded VND20 million (around $1,000).

According to the Vietnamese State’s regulations, students who win prizes in the international Olympiad competitions, international scientific and technical research competitions, and the world vocational skills competition are rewarded according to the following levels:

Gold medal or first prize: VND 55 million;

Silver medal or second prize: VND 35 million;

Bronze medal or third prize: VND 25 million;

Consolation prize: VND 10 million.

Students who win prizes in the Asian Olympiad Competitions and Asian vocational skills exams will be rewarded as followed:

Gold Medal: VND35 million;

Silver Medal: VND25 million;

Bronze Medal: VND10 million;

Consolation Prize: VND 8 million.

Thanh Hung

Source: https://vietnamnet.vn/en/society/top-three-provinces-for-prize-money-for-international-award-winners-781361.html

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Ho Chi Minh City’s ward to set up task force against uncontrolled waste disposal

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The administration of a ward in Ho Chi Minh City, southern Vietnam, will establish a dedicated team in charge of detecting and handling cases of random garbage disposal to protect the living environment for local residents.

The An Phu Dong Ward will install cameras and set up a specialized team to monitor and check local riverbanks and canals to detect, prevent and handle cases of illegal dumping, Le Phan Quang Tien, deputy chairman of the ward People’s Committee, in District 12, told Tien Phong (Youth) newspaper.

Such a task force is necessary as people who sneakily dispose of waste often commit their wrong act at night or early morning, when everybody is in a deep sleep, Tien said.

“In order to eliminate improper garbage disposal, we are implementing flexible and practical solutions to tighten control over environmental sanitation, including enhancing public awareness of environmental protection,” the official added. 

He emphasized that the ward will adopt a mechanism to mobilize the role of people and communities to detect and denounce acts of littering in public places.

At the same time, authorities will reward individuals and units who promptly identify and report violators, Tien stated.

Currently, there have been a lot of rubbish heaps alongside the banks of the Vam Thuat River and on roads, with rats and cockroaches running in and out, Tien Phong (Youth) reporters recorded on the site.

Except for small volumes of domestic waste, such garbage there is mainly industrial and construction waste, including broken pieces of metal, glass and electronic appliances.  

Many people even burned metal waste to get copper wires, causing smoke and dust pollution and posing risks of fire or explosion, locals complained.

“Most of the refuse here has been brought in by tricycles hired by people living in other localities,” Son, a local public utility staff, said, adding that such tricycles often came late at night to dump waste stealthily. 

Son emphasized that there are not enough forces to handle such violations.

Thao, a woman who owns a beverage shop in the riverbank area, said there were times when waste occupied roadways and travelers had to avoid them while going by.

“Recently, some residents had to spend millions of dong (VND1 million = US$41) hiring people to clean up trash heaps that are ‘as high as mountains,’ Thao said.  

She noted that authorities have caught and penalized many people who randomly disposed of waste here but the situation has yet to be improved.

Thao said locals will help local administration to drive back the situation by detecting and reporting those who commit such acts, but heavy fines should be imposed to deter wrongdoers.

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The administration of a ward in Ho Chi Minh City, southern Vietnam, will establish a dedicated team in charge of detecting and handling cases of random garbage disposal to protect the living environment for local residents.

The An Phu Dong Ward will install cameras and set up a specialized team to monitor and check local riverbanks and canals to detect, prevent and handle cases of illegal dumping, Le Phan Quang Tien, deputy chairman of the ward People’s Committee, in District 12, told Tien Phong (Youth) newspaper.

Such a task force is necessary as people who sneakily dispose of waste often commit their wrong act at night or early morning, when everybody is in a deep sleep, Tien said.

“In order to eliminate improper garbage disposal, we are implementing flexible and practical solutions to tighten control over environmental sanitation, including enhancing public awareness of environmental protection,” the official added. 

He emphasized that the ward will adopt a mechanism to mobilize the role of people and communities to detect and denounce acts of littering in public places.

At the same time, authorities will reward individuals and units who promptly identify and report violators, Tien stated.

Currently, there have been a lot of rubbish heaps alongside the banks of the Vam Thuat River and on roads, with rats and cockroaches running in and out, Tien Phong (Youth) reporters recorded on the site.

Except for small volumes of domestic waste, such garbage there is mainly industrial and construction waste, including broken pieces of metal, glass and electronic appliances.  

Many people even burned metal waste to get copper wires, causing smoke and dust pollution and posing risks of fire or explosion, locals complained.

“Most of the refuse here has been brought in by tricycles hired by people living in other localities,” Son, a local public utility staff, said, adding that such tricycles often came late at night to dump waste stealthily. 

Son emphasized that there are not enough forces to handle such violations.

Thao, a woman who owns a beverage shop in the riverbank area, said there were times when waste occupied roadways and travelers had to avoid them while going by.

“Recently, some residents had to spend millions of dong (VND1 million = US$41) hiring people to clean up trash heaps that are ‘as high as mountains,’ Thao said.  

She noted that authorities have caught and penalized many people who randomly disposed of waste here but the situation has yet to be improved.

Thao said locals will help local administration to drive back the situation by detecting and reporting those who commit such acts, but heavy fines should be imposed to deter wrongdoers.

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Vietnam announces seven-day Tet break

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The Vietnamese government approved a plan to let public employees take a seven-day Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday next month, according to an announcement on Thursday.

The holiday will start on January 20 and last until January 26, allowing public employees to leave work two days before Tet starts on January 22.

The seven-day break includes five days off from work and two days of compensatory leave as the second and third days out of the five-day streak overlaps the weekend.

The Lunar New Year holiday, or Tet, is the biggest holiday in Vietnam and an important occasion for family reunion.

The government also announced four days off for the 2023 National Day (September 2), spanning from September 1 to 4.

This schedule includes the weekend from September 2 to 3, 2023.

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The Vietnamese government approved a plan to let public employees take a seven-day Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday next month, according to an announcement on Thursday.

The holiday will start on January 20 and last until January 26, allowing public employees to leave work two days before Tet starts on January 22.

The seven-day break includes five days off from work and two days of compensatory leave as the second and third days out of the five-day streak overlaps the weekend.

The Lunar New Year holiday, or Tet, is the biggest holiday in Vietnam and an important occasion for family reunion.

The government also announced four days off for the 2023 National Day (September 2), spanning from September 1 to 4.

This schedule includes the weekend from September 2 to 3, 2023.

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Da Nang wins Vietnam’s smart city award for 3rd straight year

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The central city of Da Nang has been granted the Best Vietnam Smart City Award 2022 for the third consecutive time.

This award was among the 43 bestowed upon cities, enterprises, and products considerably contributing to smart city building and national digital transformation.

At the ceremony held by the Vietnam Software & IT Services Association (VINASA) in Hanoi on Thursday, Da Nang also received the prizes for smart governance and management, smart transportation and logistics, startup and innovation city, and city with smart application serving citizens and enterprises.

Da Lat City in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, Pho Yen City in northern Thai Nguyen Province, and Dong Xoai City in southern Binh Phuoc Province also won the smart governance and management city award. 

The central province of Thua Thien-Hue obtained the startup and innovation city award, and Thai Nguyen City in the namesake province was honored as a smart application city serving citizens and enterprises.

In addition, 34 prizes were presented to technological solutions in 17 categories, including administration, transport, environment, health care, agriculture, construction, and tourism, according to the Vietnam News Agency

Statistics show that the 34 digital solutions for smart city building have gained over VND350 billion (US$14.3 million) in revenue.

The Vietnam Smart City Awards 2022 was launched by the VINASA on August 8 and attracted 148 nominations. 

The annual prestigious award, which was first introduced in 2020, aims to promote digital transformation, the application of information technology, and the building of smart cities across the country, as well as honor achievements of cities, urban areas, industrial parks, and technological solutions.

Da Nang also won the Best Vietnam Smart City Award in 2020 and 2021.

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The central city of Da Nang has been granted the Best Vietnam Smart City Award 2022 for the third consecutive time.

This award was among the 43 bestowed upon cities, enterprises, and products considerably contributing to smart city building and national digital transformation.

At the ceremony held by the Vietnam Software & IT Services Association (VINASA) in Hanoi on Thursday, Da Nang also received the prizes for smart governance and management, smart transportation and logistics, startup and innovation city, and city with smart application serving citizens and enterprises.

Da Lat City in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, Pho Yen City in northern Thai Nguyen Province, and Dong Xoai City in southern Binh Phuoc Province also won the smart governance and management city award. 

The central province of Thua Thien-Hue obtained the startup and innovation city award, and Thai Nguyen City in the namesake province was honored as a smart application city serving citizens and enterprises.

In addition, 34 prizes were presented to technological solutions in 17 categories, including administration, transport, environment, health care, agriculture, construction, and tourism, according to the Vietnam News Agency

Statistics show that the 34 digital solutions for smart city building have gained over VND350 billion (US$14.3 million) in revenue.

The Vietnam Smart City Awards 2022 was launched by the VINASA on August 8 and attracted 148 nominations. 

The annual prestigious award, which was first introduced in 2020, aims to promote digital transformation, the application of information technology, and the building of smart cities across the country, as well as honor achievements of cities, urban areas, industrial parks, and technological solutions.

Da Nang also won the Best Vietnam Smart City Award in 2020 and 2021.

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