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Messages placed in time capsule at BUV

Released at: 18:32, 10/03/2016

Messages placed in time capsule at BUV

The UK Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to Vietnam joins others in writing messages for the future generation in a time capsule at British University Vietnam's Ecopark Campus in Hung Yen.

by Nam Tien

During a recent visit to Hanoi, Lord Puttnam, the UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Vietnam, offered a message to future Vietnamese students.

He chose to communicate the message through a postcard to be placed in a time capsule at British University Vietnam (BUV)’s new Ecopark Campus in northern Hung Yen province. The ceremony took place on March 9 in the presence of the Board of Management of BUV, officials from the Ministry of Education and Training and the Hung Yen Provincial People’s Committee, the Management Board at Ecopark, and students at BUV and their parents.

Lord Puttnam is the UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. His role is to develop and increase the UK’s trade and cultural engagement with the countries. This latest event at BUV reaffirms the strong and committed relationship that has developed between the UK and Vietnam, especially in the field of education, and also marks the commencement of construction of the $70 million, state-of-the-art Ecopark campus, which at capacity will educate over 6,000 students studying British degrees.

The postcard, containing sentiments for the future students of Vietnam, was written by Lord Puttnam and placed under BUV’s Ecopark campus, along with messages from current students, faculty, and academic partners.

Prior to his current role Lord David Puttnam had an illustrious, 30-year career as an independent producer of award-winning films, including The Mission, The Killing Fields, Local Hero, Chariots of Fire, Midnight Express, Bugsy Malone, and Memphis Belle. His films have won ten Oscars, 25 BAFTAs, and a Palme D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. In 1998 he began to focus on public policy, working on projects in the education, environmental, and communications fields.

This marks Lord Puttnam’s second visit to BUV and his sixth to Vietnam in his current role. In 2015 he presented a speech at the event announcing The HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York Scholarship at BUV. These visits continue to affirm the commitment of BUV to bringing excellent quality programs and respected British degrees to students in Vietnam.

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