Saigon struggles to keep low-paid preschool teachers from quitting International

Ho Chi Minh City’s government is asking for legislative approval to set aside a budget worth VND250 billion ($11 million) each year to attract preschool teachers and reduce the high turnover rate.  The budget will be used to raise salaries and allowances for teachers at local kindergartens and hire new staff under short-term contracts.  The city […]

Vietnam wants more Chinese visitors after 60 percent surge in Jan-April International

By Doan Loan  &nbspMay 13, 2017 | 01:26 pm GMT+7 Chinese travelers are single-handedly driving global tourism and Vietnam doesn’t want to miss the opportunity. The tourism ministry has asked that local authorities and top destinations work hard to sustain the strong growth in the number of Chinese tourists. In an official letter sent out […]

Hanoi rejects idea of building turtle statue as new icon International

Hanoi’s culture department has nipped the idea of building a turtle statue, saying the thousand-year-old city doesn’t really need a new symbol. The proposal is “unsuitable,” the department said on Friday in an official response to Asia Friendship, the company that wants to build a gold and bronze turtle of 3.5 meters tall next to […]