Official Launch of Luong Van Can Fund

Saturday, 11 April 2015

On 10th April 2015, Luong Van Can Fund was officially launched and introduced its activities to the public. Mr. Hua Ngoc Thuan, Deputy Chairman of HCMC People’s Committee and Mr. John McAnulty AM, Consul General of Australia in HCMC attended. At the Launch, representatives from educational and business partners of the LVC Fund donated an initial amount of over 7 billion VND increasing the fund available to over 10 billion VND or a half million of US dollars.

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Mr. Nguyen Thanh Minh – Chairman of Luong Van CanFund and Dr. Nguyen Duc Nghia – Standing Vice President of the Association of Vietnam’s  Universities and Colleges (AVUC) signing the Partnership Agreement

 

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Mr. Nguyen Thanh Minh signing a Donation Pledge with Mr. Pham Thanh Tien – Chairman of Nhat Tien Investment Joint Stock Company

 

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Mr. Nguyen Thanh Minh signing a Donation Pledge with Mr. Pham Phu Quoc – Chairman of Ben Thanh Group

 

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Mr. Nguyen Thanh Minh and Mr. Nguyen Viet Chi – CEO of Viet Chi Hung Real Estate Joint Stock Company

 

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Mr. Nguyen Thanh Minh signing a Donation Pledge with Mr. Phong Lai – CEO of Norfolk Group

 

Mr. Nguyen Thanh Minh, Chairman of Luong Van Can Fund introduced its objectives, missions and activities. Up until the launch date, Luong Van Can Fund has signed Memoranda of Understanding with several universities, including the Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Hanoi National University of Education, FPT University, Danang University, Hue University, Vietnam National University – HCMC, and in particular, with the Association of Vietnam’s Universities and Colleges (AVUC). In Australia, the Fund is collaborating with the boards of the University of Melbourne, University of Adelaide, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (RMIT), La Trobe University, Victoria University, University of South Australia and Department of State Development, Business and Innovation of Victoria. Each institution has expressed its desire to support Luong Van Can Fund’s objectives and is currently drafting agreements and determining the capacity for scholarship awards to support the Fund’s initiatives. Furthermore, Luong Van Can Fund has also initiated collaborative efforts with several universities in the USA and in Singapore (Speech from Mr. Nguyen Thanh Minh).

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Mr. Nguyen Thanh Minh, Chairman of Luong Van Can Scholarship Fund giving his speech

Dr. Michael Mann (Former Australian Ambassador to Vietnam) and Emeritus Professor David Beanland (Former Vice-Chancellor and President of RMIT University Australia), members of the Fund’s Advisory Board, together with Mr. John McAnulty, Consul General of Australia in HCMC delivered speeches highlighting the importance of investment in education, with a focus on“the smart investment in future generations” in an effort to train highly-qualified professionals to meet the demands for Vietnam’s social and economic development (Speech from Emeritus Professor David Beanland). The distinguished guests have expressed similar support for  Luong Van Can Fund’s objectives for educational contribution and national development.

 

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Dr. Nguyen Thi Xuan Hong (Vice Chairwoman of Luong Van Can Scholarship Fund) presenting souvenirs to the Advisors: Prof. David Beanland and Dr. Michael Mann

 

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Mr. John McAnulty, Consul General of Australia in HCMC, giving his speech

The ceremony also welcomed the attendance of Mr. Luong Quan as a representative from the family of the late scholar Luong Van Can. Mr. Quan expressed his enthusiasm for the establishment of Luong Van Can Fund and its notable activities to come. He also explained that training and supporting young talent was a longstanding desire of the scholar Luong Van Can when he was alive.

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Mr. Luong Quan speaking at the Launch Ceremony

Speaking at the launch ceremony, Mr. Hua Ngoc Thuan – Deputy Chairman of HCMC People’s Committee expressed his appreciation of the efforts that have been made by the Fund and his optimism that Luong Van Can Scholarship Fund will  help train young leaders to contribute to the social-economic development of Vietnam.

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From 15th April 2015, Luong Van Can Fund will begin to receive applications from Vietnamese students wishing to pursue their studies at local universities. For more details, please click here.

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The launch of Luong Van Can Fund welcomed the attendance of representatives from the HCMC Government and educational and business partners inside and outside of Vietnam

 

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Representatives happily shaking hands prior to the Launch

Sponsors of Luong Van Can Fund (up to date as of 14th April 2015)

 No Organisation  Representative Donation Equivalence to VND 
Amount Currency
Viet Chi Hung Real Estate Joint Stock Company Mr. Nguyen Viet Chi
CEO 
 1,000,000,000  VND  1,000,000,000
Ben Thanh Group Mr. Pham Phu Quoc
Chairman
 200,000,000  VND  200,000,000
3 Nanogen Biopharmaceutical Mr. Ho Nhan
CEO
 20,000.00  AUD  341,800,000
4 Nhat Tien Investment Joint Stock Company            Mr. Pham Thanh Tien
Chairman   
 100,000.00  USD  2,184,400,000
5 Norfolk Group                   Mr. Phong Lai           
CEO                                                   
 119,550.00  USD  2,576,900,000

*The exchange rates applied are the ones announced by Vietcombank on the date that LVCF received the contribution.

 

 

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