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Chinese”Monkey King” visits Hanoi

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:21 am

Chinese actor Liu Xiao Ling Tong, who is very popular for his role in Monkey King (Sun Wukong) and the very popular TV series ‘Journey to the West’, arrived in Hanoi on December 25.

Chinese actor Liu Xiao Linh Tong performed the Monkey King’s martial art in the exchange with students of Hanoi University of Culture. (Photo: Sggp)

He visited President Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and contemplated at Uncle Ho’s house, in the mausoleum area. He also talked with students from Hanoi University of Culture and took part in a press conference the same day.


The warmth he received from a number of Vietnamese fans, moved the actor.  He said that his role in the Monkey King (Sun Wukong) was of the most impressive parts he has ever performed in his career. Admirers have called him ‘Sun Wukong’, instead of his real name ‘Liu Xiao Ling Tong’.


The actor said that he would like to work for the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, as an ambassador in Hanoi’s University of Culture.


The 51-year-old kung-fu master also performed the Monkey King’s martial art, which has made him so popular throughout the world.


He also took part in an art performance, at the Hanoi Opera Theater, together with other actors in the evening on December 25.


He visited Ha Long Bay and voted for it a natural wonder of the world on December 26.

The actor signed a number of books at Fahasa Book Store in Hanoi on December 27 and visited the ‘SOS Children’s Village’. He met with Hoang Tuan Anh, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism.


He will leave Hanoi on December 28, for Ho Chi Minh City and then return home on December 30.


Related article:
Chinese actor Liu Xiao Ling Tong coming to Vietnam

Source: SGGP

NA officials visits General Vo Nguyen Giap

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:07 am




NA officials visits General Vo Nguyen Giap


QĐND – Friday, January 07, 2011, 21:31 (GMT+7)

PANO – National Assembly Chairman, Nguyen Phu Trong, and Vice Chairpersons Tong Thi Phong, Nguyen Duc Kien, Huynh Ngoc Son and Uong Chu Luu, on January 5th, paid a visit to General Vo Nguyen Giap on the 65th anniversary of the Vietnam National Assembly’s first General Elections.


General Vo Nguyen Giap, who was a member of the National Assembly from the first congress to the seventh, together with other former leaders nurtured and made significant contributions to the development of the Vietnam National Assembly in the past.


The NA Chairman, on behalf of the NA Standing Committee, briefly reported NA activities, its achievements and progress in recent time and wished the General good health during the visit.


General Vo Nguyen Giap shook hands with the NA officials, expressed his joy at the development of the Vietnam National Assembly and asked them to continuously heighten the NA responsibilities and to better serve people.

Translated by Thu Nguyen  

Source: QDND

Deputy Prime Minister visits Binh Dinh flood-hit residents

In Uncategorized on November 22, 2010 at 10:03 am

President visits flood sites in Ninh Thuan, Khanh Hoa

In Uncategorized on November 5, 2010 at 11:20 am

President visits flood victims in Phu Yen Province

In Uncategorized on November 5, 2010 at 10:50 am

Tourism industry targets 12mln foreign visits

In Uncategorized on October 27, 2010 at 5:36 am




Tourism industry targets 12mln foreign visits


QĐND – Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 20:42 (GMT+7)

The tourism industry plans to earn 8.9 billion USD in 2015 when the country expects to welcome 12 million foreign visitors and host 28 million domestic travellers, according to a draft on tourism development from 2010-20.

The industry would earn 15.9 billion USD in revenue in 2020, which would contribute to 6 percent of GDP, according to the draft.

Nguyen Manh Cuong, deputy head of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, said the development plan was drafted after his administration extensively surveyed related ministries and sectors.

The draft would be submitted to Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung for approval, Cuong said.

In this period, the Vietnamese tourism sector would promote products rather than images, said the deputy head of the Marketing Department under the National Administration of Tourism, Nguyen Thi Thanh Huong.

The country’s tourism sector has so far created specific tourism products to attract visitors.

Officials are now eyeing Meeting, Incentive, Convention and Exhibition (MICE) events and health care tourism as potential sectors that might attract tourists from Southeast and Northeast Asia.

The industry will also need to focus on attracting more tourists from the EU, North America, Australia and Overseas Vietnamese.

In addition, programmes to study market opportunities in India and the Middle East will also be established.

Recently, the administration kicked off a slogan and symbol contest for the Vietnamese tourism sector.

The first prize is worth 50 million VND (2,500 USD) and the deadline is December 15. Domestic and foreign companies, organisations and individuals are able to participate.


Source: VNA
Photo: thitruongvietnam


Source: QDND

VFF chairman visits flood victims

In Uncategorized on October 26, 2010 at 5:34 pm




VFF chairman visits flood victims


QĐND – Saturday, October 23, 2010, 23:12 (GMT+7)

A delegation of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee, led by Chairman Huynh Dam, on October 22 and 23, visited the flood-hit provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh.


After working with the authorities of the two provinces, Mr. Dam visited affected families in Tung Loc and Lien Minh communes in Ha Tinh.


The VFF chairman underlined the efforts of local authorities and Vietnamese and international organisations and individuals to help victim overcome this disaster.


He also called on people across the country to continue their assistance for the central flood victims.


By October 22, the VFF had received more than VND13 billion from 260 donors and all the money has been allocated to flood-hit regions.


In addition, VND22 billion has been sent to the region by 24 provinces and cities across, said a VFF report.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

Head of UN Women visits Vietnam

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 6:29 pm




Head of UN Women visits Vietnam


QĐND – Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 20:32 (GMT+7)

Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of the UN’s Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) Agency and Chair of the Social Protection Floor Advisory Group, will pay an official visit to Vietnam from Oct. 14-16.

According to the UN office in Vietnam, during her three-day visit, Bachelet will meet with senior Vietnamese officials, attend a discussion on social security with representatives of the Vietnamese government and with partners and organisations on social protection and effective national responses.

The Social Protection Initiative, which is co-led by the International Labour Organisation and the World Health Organisation, is a global social policy promoting integrated strategies that guarantee a minimum level of social protection for all, including access to essential social services and income security.

According to Bachelet, Social Protection is an effective way of helping Vietnam to mitigate vulnerabilities to external shocks through improving its social protection system and is particularly relevant as the Vietnamese Government has increased its focus on social welfare. It is also particularly pertinent as Vietnam is also focusing on social protection in its national development planning, including the next Socio-Economic Development Plan for 2011-2015.

In her capacity as head of the UN’s agency for Women, Bachelet will also focus on gender inequity in Vietnam and how this links to Social Protection.

Bachelet will raise some of these issues during her meetings with policy makers and partners and will voice the UN’s support for Social Protection – with a particular focus on women, as one of the most vulnerable groups in need of social protection.

The UN, in particular through its multilateral networks and the expertise of specialised agencies like the International Labour Organisation and the World Health Organisation, can support the government in this complex task.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND

PM visits worst-hit province of Quang Binh

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 at 7:45 am

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung together with a government task force on Saturday visited Quang Binh, the worst-hit central province in the pounding flood beginning early October.

HCMC Party Committee Vice secretary Nguyen Thi Thu Ha gives VND2 billion donated by the city Party, authorities and people to flood-hit residents in Quang Binh Province on Saturday (Photo: SGGP)

As of now, Quang Binh recorded 42 people dead, 17 missing and 45 injured and suffered a total damage of VND1,300 billion (US$66 million).


On the behalf of the party and state, PM Dung sent condolences to local residents, especially mourning families, in Duy Ninh Commune of Quang Trach, one of the districts badly pummeled by the deluge.


The party and state had sought all measures to help people soon overcome consequences of the flood and stabilize their lives, he stressed.


PM Dung ordered local and provincial authorities to urgently seek for the 17 missing people, assist affected families, epically those with dead relatives. All resources should be mobilized to help residents repair homes and ensure no one in starvation.


In addition, the province should not only revamp welfare works, schools, and health clinics but also prepare seeds and sapling as well as fertilizer for the coming autumn-winter and winter-spring crops, PM Dung said.


He also instructed the province’s health sector to clean the environment to preclude an outbreak of intestinal and respiratory diseases and others.


Finally, PM Dung advised Quang Binh as well as other provinces in the country to build specific measures to cope with climate changes and minimize natural disasters-caused damage on human and properties.


The same day, Ho Chi Minh City deputy Party Committee Vice secretary Nguyen Thi Thu Ha led a delegation to visit people in flood-battered Quang Binh.


Ms. Ha, representative for the city Party Committee, authorities and residents, encouraged local officials and residents to overcome the lurch and gave them VND2 billion (US$103,000).


A delegation of outstanding overseas Vietnamese, returning the country for the 1000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi, collected over VND400 million (US$21,000) for relief work in the central region, the State Committee of Overseas Vietnamese said Saturday.
 
In related news, the North-South Railway, section through Quang Binh Province, was reopened for traffic again on Saturday morning after five days of gridlock.


Earlier, over 1,000 officials and workers of the province’s railway industry had run around the clock to repair landslide sections of the track. The trains SE1, SE2, and SE6 left Dong Hoi Railway Station with 1,500 passengers on October 9.


From October 5-8, over 6,000 passengers on the trains SE2, SE4, TN2, stuck at Dong Hoi station, returned the train tickets they bought to continue their trips by road.

Source: SGGP

Finance Minister visits China

In Uncategorized on August 17, 2010 at 3:22 pm




Finance Minister visits China


QĐND – Tuesday, August 17, 2010, 22:7 (GMT+7)

Finance Minister Vu Van Ninh has been on a working visit to China at the invitation of Chinese Finance Minister Xie Xuren from Aug. 11-17.

During the visit, Minister Xie received the Vietnamese counterpart and his delegation.

The two sides discussed recent economic and financial developments in each country and agreed that boosting cooperation exchanges between the two ministries contributed to enhancing the traditional friendship and the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries.

Minister Xie described the visit by the Vietnamese delegation as a practical activity to celebrate the 60 th anniversary of China-Vietnam diplomatic ties.

The Vietnamese delegation also met with Governor of the People’s Bank of China Zhou Xiaochuan, exchanging views on the impacts of the global financial crisis and measures to stablise the macro economy in the global economic slowdown, policies on interest rates, foreign exchange reserves and banking management.

Minister Ninh and his entourage also met the President of China Securities Regulatory Commission Shang Fulin.

They had a working session with Head of the Financial Science Research Institute of the Chinese Finance Ministry Jia Kang and a number of Chinese financial experts on experiences in coping with the global economic crisis and Chinese policies on management of labour and land of equitised enterprises.

The Vietnamese delegation visited Shanghai from Aug. 15-17.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

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