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More than 7,000 poor women nationwide receive houses

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:10 am




More than 7,000 poor women nationwide receive houses


QĐND – Friday, January 07, 2011, 21:29 (GMT+7)

The Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) Central Committee announced at a meeting on January 6 that its local chapters have raised more than VND64 billion to help build 7,000 houses for women in difficult circumstances.  


Last year, a campaign to build houses for poor women was launched nationwide and receive valuable support from international and domestic businesses, organizations, benefactors and local union members, said Tran Thanh Binh Vice President of the VWU Central Committee.


The Vice President highlighted great efforts made by provinces, cities, the union’s chapters and members in building houses for poor women.


The VWU Central Committee urges its local chapters to continue with the “Day for the Poor Women” campaign and ensure that at least two poor women will receive new houses a day this year.


The VWU Central Committee granted certificates of merit to 12 most outstanding students who achieved the highest markets at the university entrance exams in 2010.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

Northern provinces to receive Japan aid for primary school project

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:09 am

The Government of Japan has agreed to a grant of US$191, 900 for the construction of primary schools in the northern provinces of Nam Dinh and Quang Ninh.


Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Yasuaki Tanizaki, handed US$ 95,183 and US$ 96,717 to Mr. Nguyen Van Dong, Chairman of People’s Committee of Yen Tho Commune in Nam Dinh province and Mr. Nguyen Van Thanh, Chairman of People’s Committee of Xuan Son Commune in Quang Ninh respectively on December 28, 2010 at the Embassy of Japan in Vietnam.


The Yen Tho Primary School in Nam Dinh Province was built in 1975 but was damaged by floods and is in need of repair. Furthermore, classrooms are too small to accommodate enough students, as a result the school has to borrow space in a nearby secondary school and often students study in two shifts.


Xuan Son Primary School in Quang Ninh province was built in 1964 and is now in a dilapidated condition. It has only three classrooms hence can only facilitate children from grade 1-2. The school has to continually borrow space from the nearby secondary school for their 3-5 grade children and pupils have to learn in two shifts.


The People’s Committee, in an effort to improve the condition of both the schools plans to build a new 2 storey 8 classroom building. The Government of Japan grant that supports this project will help towards the purchase of building materials.
 
At a ceremony, Ambassador Tanizaki hoped that through this project, funded by the Government of Japan, learning conditions in Xuan Son Commune would improve considerably and that through this project friendship and mutual understanding between Japan and Vietnam would further deepen.

Source: SGGP

Around 40 percent of Vietnamese poor not receive any medical treatment

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 10:00 am

Recent scientific researches have pointed out that around 40 percent needy medical patients have not received any treatment due to several reasons, said an official in the health sector at a Vietnam International Health Economics (HEA) Conference.

 

Patients wait for their turn to pay medical fee at a hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. Around 40 percent of needy medical patietns have not received any treament due to financial reason, said Dr. Ly Ngoc Kinh (Photo: Anh Quan)

According to Ly Ngoc Kinh, former director of the Department of Health Examination and Treatment Management, the main reason is that many face financial difficulties. He said, “Approximately 42 percent of poor people received treatment in district clinics, while only 16.9 percent of wealthy patients did”.


Duong Huy Lieu, HEA’s chairperson, said, “Around 52.5 percent of health-care costs are paid out-of-pocket by households in 2008, while 44 percent of the population in Vietnam have joined up with medical insurance companies.


Mr. Lieu said, “Health insurance only paid 17.6 percent of the medical costs of any patient and that the patients he interviewed, 33 percent said their illness has dramatically reduced their incomes.


Ms. Nguyen Thi Kim Phuong, a World Health Organization expert in Vietnam, said “Out-of-pocket health payments exacerbate poverty and approximately 3.7 percent households fall into poverty, due to medical costs in 2008”.


She also went on to say, “Poverty line families and the old are the most vulnerable with extra medical costs”.


The Vietnam International Health Economics (HEA) Conference, the first of its kind, which was jointly organized by the Vietnam Health Economics Association (VHEA) and the Vietnamese Ministry of Health, was held in Hanoi on December 7-8.


Also, in attendance to this meeting were eminent experts from the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, the United Nations Children’s Fund, WHO and a number of non-governmental organizations.

Source: SGGP

More handicapped people receive free vocational training

In Uncategorized on November 10, 2010 at 2:21 am

Vietnam to receive five millionth foreign visitor

In Uncategorized on November 9, 2010 at 5:27 pm

Vietnam to receive 5 million foreign visitors

In Uncategorized on October 30, 2010 at 2:13 pm




Vietnam to receive 5 million foreign visitors


QĐND – Saturday, October 30, 2010, 20:57 (GMT+7)

Vietnam expects to welcome 5 million visitors this year, up by 800,000 over the yearly target, according to the tourism sector.


In the first ten months of this year, almost 4.2 million foreign tourists arrived in Vietnam, up 39 percent over the same period last year, according to the General Statistics Office.


In October – the month of the 1000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi, the number of tourists arriving in Vietnam increased sharply with over 440,000, higher by 99.3 percent over the same period last year.


Tourists from Asian countries also rose rapidly, including China, the Republic of Korea and Japan.


Tourist numbers from ASEAN countries also increased strongly, by 97.2 percent from Cambodia, over 41 percent from Thailand and 28.4 percent from Malaysia.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

VFA to ensure farmers receive proper compensation from Vedan

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 2:38 pm

The Vietnam Farmers Association (VFA) will strictly oversee the compensation paid by Taiwanese MSG company Vedan to farmers in Ho Chi Minh City and neighboring province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, to ensure that appropriate damages are paid to farmers affected by the company’s untreated wastewater, the association’s vice chairman Nguyen Duy Luong said August 10.

The Thi Vai River has been contaminated by waste water discharged from a Vedan Vietnam plant. (Photo: Dan Tri)

Vedan has agreed to pay affected farmers in Ho Chi Minh City VND45.7 billion (US$2.4 million) and those in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau VND53.6 billion (US$2.8 million).
 
The compensation is supposed to take place August 17, 2010 and in January of 2011.
 
Involved localities have been asked to provide the company bank account numbers for transferring the compensation and banks will act as a guarantee for those funds.
 
The localities will calculate and make plans to deliver damages to affected farmers based on the amount they are due to receive from Vedan.
 
Mr. Luong said the association would closely monitor the payment of compensation to ensure that the proper payees receive appropriate damages and to prevent misusing funds.
 
“It is the farmers’ money, affected households have to receive exact compensation which they are eligible for,” he added.

Source: SGGP

Farmers receive damages from Vedan

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 2:36 pm

Ho Chi Minh City’s Farmers Association August 18 received the first half of the compensation package, worth VND22.8 billion (US$1.1 million) paid by MSG Company Vedan for polluting the environment, said the association’s chairman Nguyen Van Phung.

Representatives of Vedan Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City sign the compensation agreement on August 13. (Photo:phapluat.vn)


The association also received VND500 million the Taiwanese company paid for investigation fees and expenses on damage calculations for Can Gio District through a bank in the city.


A bank guarantee was also sent to the association.


The affected farmers will get the second payout by January 14, 2011, according to the guarantee.


Earlier, Vedan agreed to compensate farmers in Can Gio a total of VND45.7 billion (US$2.28 million) for damages caused by its fourteen year pollution of the Thi Vai River.


On the same day, Tran Van Cuong, deputy director of Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development said  Tan Thanh District People’s Committee received VND26.8 billion ($1.3 million) in the initial phase paid for 1,255 affected farmers and VND500 million for damage calculations.


Vedan proposed the same two-phase payment method.

It has yet to strike any deal with Dong Nai Province which suffered most from the pollution, with damages put at nearly VND120 billion ($6 million).

Source: SGGP

People in remote areas receive free newspapers and magazines

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 at 3:51 am




People in remote areas receive free newspapers and magazines


QĐND – Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 20:54 (GMT+7)

The Government will continue to provide free newspapers and magazines to ethnic minority people in remote areas from now to the end of this year, said Deputy Prime Minister, Nguyen Thien Nhan.


As of 2011, ethnic minority and poor people in remote areas will be provided with 3 to 5 media publications, with contents suitable for their needs.


The Deputy Prime Minister also instructed the Committee for Ethnic Minorities to build a project giving free newspapers and magazines to these social beneficiaries during the period of 2011 to 2015.


The Committee will work with localities to decide on the publications for these social beneficiaries.


Source: VGPNEWS/HNM

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND

Farmers receive damages from Vedan

In Uncategorized on August 19, 2010 at 11:22 am

Ho Chi Minh City’s Farmers Association August 18 received the first half of the compensation package, worth VND22.8 billion (US$1.1 million) paid by MSG Company Vedan for polluting the environment, said the association’s chairman Nguyen Van Phung.

Representatives of Vedan Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City sign the compensation agreement on August 13. (Photo:phapluat.vn)


The association also received VND500 million the Taiwanese company paid for investigation fees and expenses on damage calculations for Can Gio District through a bank in the city.


A bank guarantee was also sent to the association.


The affected farmers will get the second payout by January 14, 2011, according to the guarantee.


Earlier, Vedan agreed to compensate farmers in Can Gio a total of VND45.7 billion (US$2.28 million) for damages caused by its fourteen year pollution of the Thi Vai River.


On the same day, Tran Van Cuong, deputy director of Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development said  Tan Thanh District People’s Committee received VND26.8 billion ($1.3 million) in the initial phase paid for 1,255 affected farmers and VND500 million for damage calculations.


Vedan proposed the same two-phase payment method.

It has yet to strike any deal with Dong Nai Province which suffered most from the pollution, with damages put at nearly VND120 billion ($6 million).

Source: SGGP

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