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Die Vietnamezen toch...

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Een exotisch standje in de slaapkamer liep compleet mis bij dit koppeltje

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De man hoorde een luide knak terwijl hij en zijn partner een iets meer uitdagend standje probeerden. Zijn penis werd meteen paars en de dokters stelden vast dat hij gebroken was op de plaats waar hij aan het lichaam vast zat.

De 59-jarige man snelde meteen naar het ziekenhuis toen hij zijn penis helemaal paars zag worden en zag opzwellen. Zo’n ernstige breuk hadden de dokters in het Vietnamese Binh Dan ziekenhuis nog nooit gezien. Volgens de dokters was een geval van een in de duizend, ze moesten de gebroken penis zelfs met hechtingen terug naar zijn normale vorm brengen.

Het was onduidelijk welk standje de man en zijn partner hadden uitgeprobeerd, maar het zal er alvast eentje zijn dat ze niet opnieuw zullen proberen. “Het orgaan was gezwollen en gekneusd, maar ook zeker gebroken aan de basis”, vertelde de dokter. “Zonder tijdig geopereerd te worden, kan de patiënt een misvormde en verbogen penis krijgen en gaan lijden aan erectiestoornissen.”



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Goh, dus toch.... :+
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De maker van dat laatste plaatje is wel creatief bezig geweest. Laat nou Homo sapiens de enige primaat zijn zonder Os penis :+

En "ter leering ende vermaeck" de volgende link:

http://www.trouw.nl/tr/nl...-verdwenen-penisbot.dhtml
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jaap43 schreef op 16 oktober 2016 @ 09:59:
De maker van dat laatste plaatje is wel creatief bezig geweest. Laat nou Homo sapiens de enige primaat zijn zonder Os penis :+

En "ter leering ende vermaeck" de volgende link:

http://www.trouw.nl/tr/nl...-verdwenen-penisbot.dhtml

En voor de medische kant en de risicofactoren:
http://www.gezondheid.be/...tion=art&art_id=18066
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Short-term madness in Vietnamese tourism

Why is it that Vietnam can have great ideas about tourism one day, but then turn around and make a mess of its promotion the next day? The answer: short-term thinking and greed.
Vietnam needs to make it easier for international and domestic tourism to grow – not placing obstacles in the way. The recent announcement of a one-year visa for American tourists has degenerated into abureaucratic mess that shows little concern for Vietnam’s long-term tourism ambitions.

For fifty kilometers along the coastline from Da Nang to Quang Ngai, there’s a construction boom. Resorts are going faster up than the price of coconut milk. One estimate claims that there will be an extra 20,000 hotel rooms available in the next two years. If you add to this all the other great tourist destinations in Vietnam (including Phu Quoc), the pressure on the hospitality industry will be huge. However, the only way anyone is ever going to make any money is a greater influx of tourists from all countries.

At a tourist conference in Hoi An earlier this year, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc urged government departments and tourism officials to do more to improve tourism products and make it easier for tourists to enter the country. However, the American tourist visa fiasco clearly demonstrates that this is not happening, despite the tourism ministry implementing what was fundamentally a good idea.

Further to this, everyone seems to be building large resorts at the expense of medium-sized and smaller hospitality businesses with a variety of nightlife options. For more than a few resorts, accommodation rates will dwindle if tourists don’t have somewhere in proximity that’s interesting enough to explore.

None of this takes into account other issues; such as the aesthetics of a place. The number of hotels and resorts in both Da Nang and Hoi An is rising each year, with towers reaching ever higher into the sky. The most common design appears to be Lego towers – giant blocks with no consideration for the true beauty of central Vietnam, its beaches, mountains nor agricultural areas.

Nha Trang has often been used as an example of the developmental madness ruining the very reason tourists visit; the marine environment, the long stretches of beach and the ‘small’ town feel that tourists seek in order to escape city life back in their own countries. Does every province have to look the same? Why not use a little imagination in urban design?

Apart from a general ‘ugliness’ there’s also the matter of getting here. At present, Vietnam appears no closer to permanently opening its doors to the world when it comes to visas. With the country looking to host the ASEAN Tourism Forum in 2019 – surely it’s strange that Vietnam appears no closer to a clear cut, straightforward, easy to administer visa system.

Some can stay for 15 days, others for 30 days, many have to do the bizarre ritual of going to the border to renew visas and turn back around to the towns in which they live. The Americans now have a laughable one-year visa however they still need to get it renewed every three months?

Vietnam has to get its act together fast – Cambodia has announced new 1 to 3 year visas, easily organized with clear pricing and no ambiguity. Indonesia already offers visa-free tourism for 30 days to a whopping 169 countries, while Laos offers 30 days for 35 dollars, easily undercutting Vietnam’s haphazard pricing system.

I personally urge the national government and the tourism industry to re-think their current visa policy as it clearly won’t effectively allow the country to meet its future tourism targets.
Tourists want the option to stay longer in a convenient way, for example, renewing visas at a local tourism agency rather than doing ‘border runs’. Moreover, requiring people to leave and then come back defeats the point of encouraging further tourism, especially if tourists want to stay longer or, for others, the chance to contribute by working in the country.

You have choices, Vietnam. Build well and with a sense of pride you have in your country. Not a 40-story high concrete block overshadowing a beach.

Let the tourists come and choose from a range of visas (or visa free) for 30 to 90 days without this border run nonsense.

Even if only a few Vietnamese consider what I write here and begin to encourage a better way – it will be still worth it. As the Vietnamese proverb goes: “You catch fish with TWO hands.”


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Tourists play a game on the beach in Vietnam.



Bron: http://tuoitrenews.vn/cit...ess-in-vietnamese-tourism


Barry McGuire voorspelde het vroeger al en hij heeft –in een iets andere vorm- gelijk gekregen. Maar het is wel duidelijk: er zijn meer roependen in de woestijn…
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24 doden in Vietnam na overstromingen

In het midden van Vietnam zijn 24 doden gevallen door overstromingen. Ook zijn vier mensen vermist. De heftige regenval in het land wordt veroorzaakt door tyfoon Sarika, die op weg is naar Vietnam.

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In de Filipijnen maakte de tyfoon twee dodelijke slachtoffers. Meer dan 150.000 inwoners van het land moesten hun huizen verlaten.

De provincie Quang Binh is het zwaarst getroffen; er vielen 18 doden en drie mensen werden als vermist opgegeven.

Op vrijdag en zaterdag viel zoveel regen, dat 125.000 huizen onder water kwamen te staan. Gebouwen, wegen en boerderijen raakten beschadigd. Het water, dat op sommige plekken 90 centimeter hoog stond, is in een groot deel van Quang Binh inmiddels gezakt.


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Het heeft de afgelopen dagen bij ons behoorlijk geregend, maar de echte baan is ruim langs ons heen gegaan. Onderstaand de situatie van gisteren uit de app HKWarnings.

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Gisterenmiddag heb ik om 14:27 ook onderstaande opnames ontvangen van NOAA 19, resp. een false color en een opname waar de neerslag op aangegeven is.

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Kruising

Het is ook niet zo vreemd dat hier in Vietnam veel verkeersongelukken gebeuren. Met hun ingebouwde briljante gevoel voor het blind veranderen van richting zonder iets aan te geven gaat men hier moeiteloos rechtsaf, sommige blijkbaar al ter hoogte van het bord. :+


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Zojuist nog een hoge-resolutie-opname ontvangen van Sarika. Door pc-problemen ontbreekt er een stuk van de onderkant van de opname.

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FredVN schreef op 19 oktober 2016 @ 04:31:
KruisingHet is ook niet zo vreemd dat hier in Vietnam veel verkeersongelukken gebeuren. Met hun ingebouwde briljante gevoel voor het blind veranderen van richting zonder iets aan te geven gaat men hier moeiteloos rechtsaf, sommige blijkbaar al ter hoogte van het bord. :+
Zou één of andere onverlaat het bord een kwart slag gedraaid hebben :?
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@Jaap43
Nee hoor. Het is vast op de welbekende Vietnamese JBF-manier gemonteerd: het hangt aan de paal dus is het goed. En als het eenmaal hangt draaien ze het echt niet meer om, zelfs al zien ze dat het fout is.

Een optimistische schatting van mij is dat minstens 80% van de Vietnamezen zo werkt. In realiteit zou dat best nog wel eens een stuk hoger kunnen liggen.
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Ho Chi Minh City to ban extra classes in schools: official


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Schools in Ho Chi Minh City will no longer be allowed to run extra classes, starting with the upcoming academic year, the city’s education chief said last week.

Le Hong Son, director of the Department of Education and Training, spoke in front of members of the municipal People’s Council in a routine query session on August 4, during which he announced his plan to ban all school-run after-hours classes. He said the ban would likely be enforced for the coming academic year.

In Vietnam, the school year normally begins in late August or early September and ends around late May or early June the following year. The director said that teachers will still be allowed to use their free time to teach extra classes operated by private institutions. Son also admitted that the new regulation would likely lead to a boom in the establishment of private institutions in the coming years. His plan was met with skepticism by members of the council however, as many raised questions on its practicality and necessity.

Vo Thi Ngoc Thuy, a member of the council, demanded further explanation of the reasons for banning extra classes at schools but not at private institutions, stressing that the two types are very similar. “Extra classes at schools can be monitored, but is the same true for extra classes at private institutions?” another councilor, Thi Thi Tuyet Nhung, asked. In response, Son said private institutions were required to obtain an operation permit before they could open after-hours classes, and only those that met standards on facilities and teaching qualifications would be granted it.


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A cramped extra evening class. Photo: Tuoi Tre


He added that criteria including the impact on nearby traffic flow in respect of an institution’s location would also be considered.

Offering a different perspective, delegate Nguyen Thi Hong Thao said summer classes are beneficial in certain ways, as they provide students with additional knowledge and soft skills not taught in school. According to Thao, many of her constituents are concerned about leaving their children at home alone during the two-month long summer.

In response, Son said kindergartens would still be allowed to open during the summer depending on the teachers’ will, while higher-level schools could offer summer programs and activities to keep students busy in a positive way. “Apart from a few rotten apples that spoil the barrel for personal interests, we are only looking to eradicate wrongdoings in running extra classes,” Son explained.

Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam, chairwoman of the Ho Chi Minh City’s People’s Council, wrapped up the query session by advising the education department to carry out a more comprehensive survey on the new regulation to avoid unnecessary bans. “If a complete ban [on extra classes] is infeasible, then we must exploit their benefits,” Tam concluded.


Bron: http://tuoitrenews.vn/edu...asses-in-schools-official


Minh
According to what I read and heard, this decision gets a lot of critics from both parents, schools and teachers. They said it is unrealistic and not logical. I personally agree with them even though I am not suppoter of extra classes at schools. The real problem are a too theorical and heavy curriculum plus a wrong policy against teachers. Extra classes at school is just a small part of the ice under water.


Voor mij is dit overduidelijk een geval van terras en heel veel Dalat-wijn. Maar er komen gegarandeerd weer inventieve “oplossingen”. O-)
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Free condom distribution machine now operational in Vietnam’s Da Nang

A group of students in central Vietnam have created a vending machine that dispenses condoms free of charge to spare people the embarrassment of openly buying them at stores in the quite conservative country.

While automatic condom dispensers are not uncommon in several countries around the world, the machine students of Duy Tan University, whose campus is located in Da Nang City, have made is arguably the only of its kind in Vietnam. The machine, currently installed in front of the office of the Hai Chau District chapter of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, is as simple as a metal box with a button and a tray for the barrier devices to come out. There are also a screen displaying the number of condoms left in stock and a small slot for cash donations to help finance the machine’s operation.

The condom dispenser issues announcements to encourage the use of contraceptives or give warnings when someone tries to take too many condoms at a time, according to newswire VnExpress. It will also say thanks to anyone who puts money into the donation slot.
The machine will automatically alert its creators via text messages whenever it runs out of condoms. It also tracks the number and time used for statistical purposes.

Since its installation on December 31, about 20 people have used the machine on a daily basis, VnExpress quoted the students, majoring in electrical and electronics engineering, as saying. Interestingly enough, the machine received the most users between midnight and 5:00 am the following day, suggesting that even with a vending device, Vietnamese people are still red-faced when it comes to buying a condom.

However, Nguyen Cong Tin, the team leader, believes that the machine will increase the number of condoms used, helping reduce unwanted pregnancies or abortion. “The machine is completely automatic and easy to use, so people do not need to be shy,” he told VnExpress.

Tin said the team members take turns to check the machine every day, adding that local healthcare centers are in charge of supplying the free condoms. “Our biggest hope is to have a more ample financial source to have a stable [condom] supply for the machine,” he said.

The students also hope to be able to install more machines at public places in Hai Chau and Lien Chieu District in the near future. “We really appreciate such a meaningful tool from the Duy Tan University students,” Nguyen Tan Tai, a staff member of the Hai Chau District chapter of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, told Tuoi Tre News on Thursday.

The Hai Chau youth union is the first to install the machine and it “hopes that more people will know of this condom dispenser,” he added.



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Photo: Nguyen Tan Tai

Bron: http://tuoitrenews.vn/soc...ional-in-vietnams-da-nang
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Cycle for Plan Vietnam – The Hill Tribe Edition

Ga in maart 2017 mee op een grensverleggend fietsavontuur dwars door de rurale landschappen van Vietnam met Cycle for Plan. Leg ca. 400 kilometer af per mountainbike door een prachtige omgeving en over uitdagende bergpassen. Maak kennis met bergstammen gehuld in traditionele kledij en ervaar zelf het werk van Plan Nederland in Vietnam.

Cycle for Plan is een grensverleggend fietsavontuur dat levens verandert. Deze unieke tocht voert je diep in het nog onontdekte noordwesten van Vietnam langs karakteristieke theeplantages, dramatische karstkliffen en terrasvormige rijstvelden omlijst door grillige bergen. Mountainbike ca. 400 km door adembenemende landschappen, overwin de hoge bergpassen en geniet van spectaculaire afdalingen. Bereid je voor op onvergetelijke ontmoetingen met traditionele stammen en kinderen die enthousiast met je mee rennen.


Bron: https://www.plannederland...ie/cycle-for-plan/vietnam


Wie volgend jaar op een andere manier Vietnam wil bezoeken, moet zeker eens op bovenstaande link klikken.
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Zomaar wat...

...foto’s die ik tijdens fietstochtjes heb geschoten.

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Mooie omgeving... ;)
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Plastic bag pollution continues unabated in Vietnam

One of the perks of shopping at a convenience store right in your apartment block is you do not often need a bag to carry stuff upstairs. At least that was what I told the guy at the store as he was about to pull a plastic bag out of a stack. Then I found a favorite yoghurt brand and picked up a few cartons.“If you still don’t need a bag, I’ll let you go free of charge,” the store guy said. I laughed and took the bag.

Plastic bags have become omnipresent in Vietnam. Some say they are as indispensable as water and so convenient that no one can give them up. Every family in Vietnam uses on average more than one kilogram of plastic bags a month. In Ho Chi Minh City, where 30 years ago one would have to take a bowl from home to buy a loaf of bread, nine million or more than 50 metric tons of plastic bags are being used every day, according to statistics released by the Department of Natural Resources and Environment last August. The figure had doubled in four years. But it came as no surprise judging by the plastic bags our breakfast is wrapped in every day and the many bags of food we take home at night.

When asked about a shop or a market that uses paper bags, most people think about fashion or cosmetics stores, usually the fancy ones. But what about a store that sells some daily essentials like food? “There are few of them,” a young consumer in the city said. “You’d better take your own bags."

Organica, a shop selling organic foods in the city through two outlets, lets customers choose between paper and plastic bags. Tran Tuyen, an assistant at its store on Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, said they opened two years ago with only paper bags. But it did not work in the rainy season, when customers asked for plastic bags and the store had to provide them, she said. “Paper bags cost more than plastic, but it does not matter. We want to be as organic as possible.” She said many customers are happy when they found the store has paper bags.
“Some even bring their own bamboo bags.”

Anything other than plastic bags are considered pretty, even worth a brand name. An eatery chain selling sticky rice in Ho Chi Minh calls itself La Chuoi, which means banana leaf, the common wrapping material for sticky rice and other foods in the country 20 years ago before the age of styrofoam boxes and plastic bags. But, ironically, the shop puts each banana wrapping into a plastic bag for customers to take away.

Are biodegradable sellable?
Most plastic bags serve for around 10 minutes and take up to a millennium to degrade. Major supermarkets like CoopMart, Maximark, and Metro have been selling reusable cloth or plastic bags for a few US cents apiece. But a manager of a HCMC outlet of CoopMart said, “Only a few people buy those.” The plastic bag question is connected with the wallet.

Jake Brunner, a program coordinator at the International Union for Conservation of Nature in Vietnam, said plastic bags are a major source of pollution in the country, and there is one thing it can do to end it: “Just get the price right. Forget about campaigns.” Producers of biodegradable bags say they are made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and decompose into powder in three to nine months before fungi and microorganisms consume the powder.

Supermarkets started to use them a few years ago, but not the ubiquitous traditional markets. Most vendors at traditional markets, which are preferred for fresh and generally cheaper produce, worry about the bags’ price. They use plastic bags that, at VND30,000 a kilogram, cost 30 percent less than the biodegradable ones.

The 2012 Environment Tax Law imposes a tax of VND40,000 on each kilogram of non-degradable bags, but tax officials admit that producers manage to evade it. Many producers of environmentally-friendly bags are thus asking for tax cuts and price subsidies to keep up production. Even as the government is meditating on the right prices, the country is putting thousands of tons of plastic bags every day into incinerators, underground or into the sea, where turtles mistake them for their favorite food, jellyfish.

A report released last February by researchers from the US-based Sea Education Association and University of Georgia named Vietnam among the countries most responsible for ocean plastic pollution. China led with an estimated 2.4 million tons per year, about 30 percent of the global total. The top 10 also includes Indonesia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Egypt, Malaysia, Nigeria, and Bangladesh.

Malaysia has a no-plastic bag campaign every Saturday, when shopping malls charge customers an extra 5 US cents for each plastic bag. Some places in Metro Manila ban plastic bags and restaurants even have to serve drinks with paper straws. Violations can cost a business its license. So if Vietnam is not very lonely at the bottom yet, it might be soon, if the huge indifference persists.

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Photo: Women carry plastic bags from a morning shopping in Ho Chi Minh City in April 2015. Photo: Thuy Vi


Bron: http://www.thanhniennews....ted-in-vietnam-41110.html
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Spam

Spam is een continue probleem hier in dit deel van de wereld. En sommigen zijn toch wel hondsbrutaal.

Please visit the client tomorrow from the contact information attached.
Make sure you get there on time.

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Niet alleen sturen ze me dit ongevraagd, ze hebben ook nog de gore moed om me te bevelen, OP TIJD TE ZIJN.

Cut di (spreek uit als “Koed die”)!!!
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Ik moet de mail toch selecteren om hem als spam aan te merken. En omdat ik snel lees, scan ik meteen even de inhoud. En toen viel deze op.
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Vietnam's 'Silicon Valley' sparks startup boom


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Vietnam's start-up sector has caught the eye of foreign companies including the French tech firm Linkbynet which has an office in Ho Chi Minh City


Recent Vietnamese graduate looking for an English-language teacher? There's an app for that. Or hunting the best bowl of pho in your Hanoi neighbourhood? There's now an app for that, too.

A decade ago such technology would likely have been developed in California's Silicon Valley. But today those apps are being churned out by Vietnam's startup sector -- an industry driven by local techies trained overseas but returning home to prowl for opportunities.
The sector's growth in a young tech-hungry nation has caught the eye of foreign firms -- President Francois Hollande on Wednesday visited French tech firm Linkbynet in Ho Chi Minh City, the country's startup hub.

Much of the technology, which also includes popular mobile games and e-commerce software, is being produced for local consumers in Vietnam, where the median age is 30 and internet connectivity is rapidly expanding.


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Much of the digital technology which also includes popular mobile games and e-commerce software, is being produced for local consumers in Vietnam.


"The local market is large, young, fast-growing, and not fully tapped," said Eddie Thai of 500 Startups, a venture with a $10 million pot -- mostly of foreign cash -- to splurge on tech enterprises for Vietnamese users or made by local developers.

US-born Thai, 31, whose parents left during the Vietnam War, belongs to a vanguard of entrepreneurs who have arrived to offer expertise in the country, where Intel and Samsung already have a foothold in the hardware industry.

Homegrown talent
"I kept getting tugged by Vietnam, I saw that the opportunity to make an impact and make money doing it were bigger the sooner I came back," he told AFP.

For Thai, the mathematics made the move a no-brainer: 90 million people, 45 million internet users, 30 million smartphone users and internet usage 10 times what it was a decade ago.
He arrived in 2012 to work for a corporate firm, and eventually joined 500 Startups, which has funded ventures including the language learning app Elsa and online ticketing platform Ticketbox.

Other apps developed in Vietnam include Lozi for food lovers and mobile bespoke tailor UKYS, which are not connected to Thai's firm.


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French President Francois Hollande applauded Vietnam's IT sector during his visit to Linkbynet, which was founded in a garage in France.


But much of the talent is also homegrown: Vietnamese teens rank ahead of peers in the United States, Britain and Sweden in maths and science, according to the latest survey from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development in 2012.

That educated labour force, which comes cheap compared with China or Singapore, is helping to pique interest from tech heavyweights like Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who took time away from his holiday in December to speak to tech entrepreneurs in Hanoi.

Comprehensive official figures are not available. But state media reported turnover in the software and IT services industry was $3 billion last year, from $2 billion in 2010, citing the Vietnam software and IT services association.

The government has also outlined its own strategy for the sector, and founded Vietnam Silicon Valley in 2013 to create an "ecosystem of innovations and technology commercialisation".

Hollande applauded the industry during his visit to IT service provider Linkbynet, which was founded in a garage in France. "What strikes me is the global character... it's Vietnam but it's a global environment, with global clients," he said.

Growing pains
But some observers say investors should be wary of the hype, warning of red tape and murky local laws.

"Vietnam has hidden tech potential, but it could take another five years maybe really to create these huge massive companies that have global influence," said Anh-Minh Do of Singapore-based Vertex Venture Holdings.


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While Vietnam's startup sector is smaller than early entrants such as Indonesia and Malaysia, there is hope the country is fast evolving from export industries such as garments or commodities like coffee.


"The law needs to be better, the government needs to be more supportive, there needs to be more interaction from Vietnamese-Americans, specifically Vietnamese-Californians because of the 'Valley' connection."

While Vietnam's startup sector is smaller than early entrants such as Indonesia and Malaysia, there is hope the country is fast evolving from export industries such as garments or commodities like coffee.

"Vietnam has been present in the tech sector for several years but now it is moving up the value chain," said Romain Caillaud, Southeast Asia director for US company FTI Consulting.
"The sector is growing because Vietnam is making strategic moves in terms of competitive advantages to attract foreign investment."

Thai conceded the road is sometimes rocky, but he is optimistic Vietnam's startup culture will overcome growing pains to see substantial progress, even if it is a few years off. "Generally speaking, Vietnam is moving one step back occasionally, but two steps forward. Hopefully in the next five or 10 years it will get better."



Bron: http://www.thanhniennews....s-startup-boom-65896.html


Ik moet bekennen dat ik, ondanks mijn IT-achtergrond, dit nu voor het eerst hoor. Ik ben heel benieuwd hoe e.e.a. zich zal ontwikkelen.
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In Vietnam’s Central Highlands, mobile swimming pool opens to secondary students


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Children play in the water in a cheaply-built pool in Quang Ngai Province, located in central Vietnam.


A middle school in Vietnam’s Central Highlands province of Dak Nong has opened a mobile swimming pool for students and local children to practice safe swimming skills.

Vuong Kha Phuc, a PE coach at Nguyen Du Middle School, proposed the mobile swimming pool idea to his school’s administrators after witnessing a similar pool in operation at a school in the central city of Da Nang. The plan was later accepted and has since been applied to many schools in Dak R’Lap District. According to Phu, the ability to disassemble the pool and move it to different locations makes it a great tool to teach the district’s children how to swim.

At seven meters wide and 17 meters long, the pool is constructed from plastic held together with a rectangular metal frame. It features mechanisms that allow the operator to easily adjust its depth.

“Our objective is to teach children in different age groups, so the pool gives us the ability to adjust its depth up to 1.2 meters at a slope of 45 degrees to meet different needs,” the swimming coach said. “The pool also features water circulation filtering and temperature controls that ensure the water isn’t too hot or cold.”

The primary reason for acquiring the pool was to give young learners a safe place to practice their swimming skills and learn water rescue techniques. The school only spent about VND300 million (US$13,452) on the pool, much cheaper than the cost of a conventional swimming pool, over VND1 billion ($44,840).

Phan Thanh Hai, the parent of a child enrolled in swimming lessons at the school, said that he used to worry about the prevalence of local children drowning in streams and lakes, thus he hopes the lessons will help his child learn how to swim and cope with dangers in water.

Before Nguyen Du Middle School bought the pool, there was no facility where children could learn to swim, and the addition of the pool has left Hai feeling “very relieved.” Le Thi Huong, the school’s principal, says that the students seem refreshed and more energetic since the pool’s opening. “The children have been eager to swim since we put the pool into operation,” she told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.

“There are 1,100 students in our facility, but most of them don’t know the basic strokes. After only a month of operation, more than 100 of our students have learnt to swim and have developed water safety techniques,” she said.

Each swimming course lasts for three months with guidance from a swimming coach and supervision from a lifeguard. The course costs VND160,000 ($7.17) per student.
Vietnam’s rate of child mortality from drowning is amongst the highest in Asia, with 32 children drowning every day, according to a recent survey by the World Health Organization.


Bron: http://tuoitrenews.vn/edu...ens-to-secondary-students


Kijk, zoiets lijkt mij nu een schitterend project om vanuit Nederland te ondersteunen. Hebben heel veel kinderen wat aan.

En het kan nog een fors stuk goedkoper: zie FredVN in "Vietnam" Dit is ook het artikel waar bovenstaande foto naar verwijst.
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Free condoms refused in Vietnam


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Many people in Vietnam refuse to use condoms which are funded by a global fund to fight HIV-AIDS because of their poor quality, according to a recent report by Lao Dong (Laborer) Newspaper.

Dang Thi Thuy Huong, co-coordinator of the Institute for Social Development Studies, told Lao Dong that some users in northern cities and provinces like Hanoi, Vinh Phuc, and Hai Duong have complained that Happy condoms are inadequately lubricated, thick, and too big.

A volunteer for a local organization in HIV prevention named “Cung Tien” (Go Ahead Together) said that some people have refused to take the condoms, some took them but threw them away, and some have even scolded the volunteers when they offer the condoms. Other volunteers said this is the first time a type of condom has been criticized by local users.

“Some global organizations encourage people in remote areas and those with high risk of HIV infection to use condoms to prevent HIV by offering them free condoms. However, if they refuse to receive condoms [which are not good enough], efforts to prevent HIV will be negatively affected,” said Pham Hoai Thanh, deputy director of the Center for Supporting Community Development Initiatives (SCDI), based in Hanoi.

Professor Bui Duc Duong, director of The Global Fund in Vietnam, under the management of the Ministry of Health, told Lao Dong that they have yet to receive any comments about the quality of Happy condoms from local users. However, he added, in case they receive negative feedback from users, they cannot return the condoms to the providers or replace them with another kind of condom.


Bron: http://tuoitrenews.vn/soc...ondoms-refused-in-vietnam


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Watchmakers of the digital world....

Wat?

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Watchmakers of the digital world....

Wat?

:? :?
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The Success Story Behind Réhahn And His 75-Year-Old Vietnamese Model

It is during the summer of 2011 in Hoi An that it all began. Réhahn, the photographer, who was at the time a tourist with great interest for Vietnam, met Bui Thi Xong, a Vietnamese woman aged 74 years old at the time of their encounter.
This is the incredible story of an elder Vietnamese lady that has become an iconic figure of Vietnam after posing for the French photographer.
More info: rehahnphotographer.com


Little did this 75-year-old boat-rower know that this soon-to-be iconic photo would change her life
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She was a shy and poor lady not used to seeing herself in photos, so she hid her face by reflex
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Réhahn used her portrait as his book cover because for him it represented the joy of life despite old age and poverty
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The photographer promised the lady that if his book becomes successful, he would buy her a new boat because the old one she had would scare off the tourists
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After 6 months, the world recognized the hidden beauty behind the photo – Mrs Xong appeared on TV broadcast 5 times, became the most famous woman in Vietnam and, with a new boat, her tourism business is thriving as never

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Bron: http://www.boredpanda.com...otos-bui-thi-xong-rehahn/


Geweldige foto! :t

Zie voor een uitgebreider verhaal achter de foto en meer van zijn werk http://www.rehahnphotographer.com/blog/success-story-rehahn/
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