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Football: RoK clashes to test youngsters

In Vietnam Sports on October 21, 2009 at 1:11 am

Football: RoK clashes to test youngsters

QĐND – Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 20:51 (GMT+7)

The Vietnam U-23 team will play with one striker in their match with the Chunnam Dragons from the Republic of Korea (RoK) at the National My Dinh Stadium on Oct. 20, said head coach Henrique Calisto at a press conference on Oct. 19.

It will be the third game for the U-23 team that has been training for two weeks in Hanoi . Previously, the team beat Nam Dinh 4-3 in a practice game on Oct. 14 and had a draw with Hoa Phat Hanoi.

“The friendly game is an official match for Vietnam ’s U-23 team in preparation for the Southeast Asian Games in Laos this December,” said Calisto. “Chunnam is a strong team in the Korean League and today’s game is a good test for the Vietnamese youngsters. All players must be confident to play in the game.”

The 18-member Chunnam team, which arrived in Hanoi on Oct. 18, is currently ranked fifth in the RoK football league.

Most of Chunnam players, who are young with an average age of 24, will be a tough challenge for Vietnam ’s U-23 team. It’s expected that the Korean team will field top-scoring Brazilian forward Wesley Barbosa De Morais, who has two goals in who scored in Chunnam’s 2-0 victory over Deajon Citizen in the K-League on Oct. 17.

“It’s a friendly, so losing or winning the game is not important. We’ll play the game to test the RoK football style against Vietnam ,” said Chunnam’s head coach, Park Hang-seo.

In a management meeting on Oct. 19, both teams agreed to substitute seven players during the friendly today.

It’s the first international game that Pham Thanh Luong will wear the captain’s armband for Vietnam .

The RoK team will provide their starting roster 90 minutes before the game kicks off.
Calisto also said that he also will announce the starting line-up a few hours before the game begins.

Source: VNA

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Hundreds of Vietnamese to support national squad in Laos

In Vietnam Sports on October 21, 2009 at 1:10 am

Hundreds of Vietnamese to support national squad in Laos

QĐND – Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 20:52 (GMT+7)

300 Vietnamese fans will visit Laos to support the national football team during their competition in the 25th SEA Games from December 8-14.

This was confirmed by the Vietnamese football fans club at a meeting in Hanoi on October 19.

Earlier this month, the General Department of Sports and Physical Training agreed to let the club organise a trip to Laos on this occasion.

Le Duc Trung, acting chairman of the club said that this will be a premise for the development of a national football fans club to cheer the national squad on at international tournaments in the near future.

Source: VOV

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HCM City’s CPI rises by 0.15 percent in October

In Uncategorized on October 21, 2009 at 1:10 am

HCM City’s CPI rises by 0.15 percent in October

QĐND – Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 20:51 (GMT+7)

Ho Chi Minh City ’s consumer price index (CPI) rose by 0.15 percent in October over the previous month and 5.87 percent compared with the beginning of the year, according to the city’s Statistics Office.

Commodity groups that saw the highest price rise include transport and post-telecommunication servicers with 0.67 percent, and housing, electricity, water, fuel and building materials, 0.52 percent.

The group of other commodities and services saw a slight increase or decrease while educational group remained unchanged.

In October, food services rose by 0.03 percent with food and foodstuff increasing 0.16 percent and 0.02 percent, respectively.

The rice price climbed at a high level due to increasing demand for export, bad weather and insects.

This month, foodstuff price was rather stable with cattle meat and seafood down 0.54 percent and 0.41 percent respectively, and poultry meat up 0.34 percent.

The group of beverages and tobacco experienced a slight increase, focusing on imported products.

The price of gold increased 5.03 percent, while the price of US dollar saw a drop of 0.33 percent.

Economists said that the country’s market would be more stable thanks to adjusted petrol price.

Source: VNA

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PM approves double taxation avoidance agreement with Israel

In Vietnam Economy on October 21, 2009 at 1:10 am

PM approves double taxation avoidance agreement with Israel

QĐND – Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 20:51 (GMT+7)

The Prime Minister has approved the double taxation avoidance agreement and contraband prevention, targeting taxes levied on earnings and properties between Vietnam and Israel.

The agreement was signed in Hanoi on August 4.

According to figures from the Ministry of Industry and Trade , Vietnam and Israel ’s two way trade reached 163 million USD last year. Vietnam exported shoes, clothes, and agricultural products to Israel while importing hi-tech equipment, chemicals and fertilisers from the country.

Israeli companies have invested in some construction projects in Vietnam such as the Hanoi-based Landmark and the Ho Chi Minh City-based Capital Fund buildings.

Israel currently ranks 60th among 85 countries and territories investing in Vietnam with eight projects and a total registered capital of nearly 12 million USD.

Source: VNA

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Vietnam raises land, environment concern at FIG meeting

In Social life on October 21, 2009 at 1:09 am

Vietnam raises land, environment concern at FIG meeting

QĐND – Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 20:51 (GMT+7)

Minister of Natural Resource and Environment Pham Khoi Nguyen has acknowledged the environmental pollution in Vietnam has reached an alarming level despite numerous steps taken by the Government.

Nguyen told representatives from 40 countries and international organisations at a regional meeting of the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG), opened in Hanoi on October 19, that the problem has prompted from the nation’s dynamic economy growth, population booming and fast urbaninsation.

He added urbanisation has also led to the dwindling of agricultural land, that may impact on food security and increase risks of rural poverty on a larger scale.

“Worst still, in a geographical position lower than the sea water level and with a long trip of coastal land, Vietnam has been warned to be one of five countries face worst impact by climate change and rising sea water level”.

“Therefore, part of the national territory, including rich alluvial soil in the Mekong Delta and the Red River Delta, is at a high risk of being submerged, thus threatening food security and causing huge pressure upon the environment and livelihood of millions of people,” Nguyen emphasised.

He explained that those threats loom over the country despite the Government and entire society have always paid great attention to land and environmental issues.

“Responsible agencies have made tireless efforts to complete the legal system, increase the feasibility of relevant plans and mitigate negative impact caused by economic development on the environment,” concluded the minister.

Organisers expected the four-day meeting will provide an opportunity for domestic experts and relevant agencies to update their knowledge and draw experiences from the international community to apply them to the Vietnamese reality.

The Vietnam Association of Geodesy, Cartography and Remote Sensing has joined with the FIG in holding this event.

Source: VNA

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Over VND5.6 billion to remove dilapidated houses in Dak Nong

In Social life on October 21, 2009 at 1:09 am

Over VND5.6 billion to remove dilapidated houses in Dak Nong

QĐND – Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 20:51 (GMT+7)

PANO – Since 2005 to present, the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong has raised over VND5.6 billion to help the Fund for the poor, the provincial Vietnam Fatherland Front recently reported.

During this period, Dak Nong has renovated and repaired 534 houses of great unity for local poor people and granted scholarships worth hundreds of million VND to students with special difficulties in the area.

Accordingly, there remain over 2,000 poor households living in dilapidated conditions in the province which are expected to be improved and restored from now till 2010.

Translated by Vu Hung

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Senior officials of Prudential receive Friendship Medals

In Politics-Society on October 21, 2009 at 1:09 am

Senior officials of Prudential receive Friendship Medals

QĐND – Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 20:52 (GMT+7)

“During their 10 years of operations in Vietnam, Prudential Group has not only contributed to the development of the Vietnamese financial market, but also actively participated in many social support programmes in the country,” remarked Deputy Prime Minister Pham Gia Khiem.

Due to its contributions, 3 senior officials of Prudential, namely Mark Tucker, former General Director of Global Prudential; Peter Williams, former UK Ambassador to Vietnam and member of the Board of Directors of Prudential Vietnam; and Jack Howell, General Director of Prudential Vietnam, were given the State’s Friendship Medals.

This is viewed as the Vietnamese Government’s appreciation to the group for their collective and individual contribution to Vietnam’s sports.

Especially, Mark Tucker and Jack Howell were also honored for their noteworthy contributions contributing to the friendly ties and economic cooperation between Vietnam and the UK.

At present, the Prudential Fund for Vietnamese sports and education is working very effectively.

Source: baothuongmai

Translated by Thu Nguyen    

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Vietnamese women brighten landscape of Vietnam

In Politics-Society on October 21, 2009 at 1:08 am

Vietnamese women brighten landscape of Vietnam

QĐND – Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 20:52 (GMT+7)

October 20 is observed annually as Vietnamese Women’s Day to highlight their role and status in the struggle for the nation’s revolutionary cause as well as its Doi Moi (Renovation) process.  

The Party and late President Ho Chi Minh always praised women’s role and position in different revolutionary periods. Ho Chi Minh once said the landscape of Vietnam has been embroidered by Vietnamese women, old and young, to become ever more beautiful.  In his immortal testament left to the entire Party and people before passing away, he wrote that during the anti-American resistance war for national salvation, Vietnamese women made a worthy contribution to the struggle for national independence and construction. The Party and Government now need to work out a practical plan to help women engage in all activities, including assuming leadership roles. Women on their part must make a greater effort, he emphasised.

After 40 years of implementing Ho Chi Minh’s testament, the Vietnam Women’s Union has united women of all social sections to carry out various programmes to ensure women’s legitimate rights and interests.

So far, women’s union chapters throughout the country have lent nearly VND30,000 billion to  millions of women to help them develop production and business and improve their living standards.

Evaluating activities run by the Vietnam Women’s Union’s in the recent past, Deputy Secretary of the Hanoi municipal Party Committee Ngo Thi Doan Thanh says that the union’s movements have brought Uncle Ho’s testament to life, inspiring women’s creativity and tapping their potential for building a happy life and culturally rich community.

Nowadays, Vietnamese women continue to overcome difficulties and challenges while taking part in every sphere of social life and holding important positions in the State apparatus. They account for more than 27 percent of National Assembly (NA) deputies (the highest level in Asia and one of the highest rates of female NA deputies in the world)

Women leaders make up 12 percent in the centrally-run sector, 14 percent in other sectors and 40 percent in small-sized enterprises.

Since its founding in 2003, the Vietnam Women Prize Fund has awarded 64 outstanding collectives and individuals. Dozens of women collectives and individuals have received the Kovalevskaia prize for their outstanding achievements in scientific research and application. The role of Vietnamese women has greatly improved in the international arena.

To further create favourable conditions for women to contribute to society, the Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) has helped women improve their qualifications. Ms Tran Thi Lan, a member of the VWU Central Committee says that the committee has devised effective solutions to improve its staff’s capacity and train women in accordance with the regulations of the Law on Civil Servants. The union will provide training courses for women to broaden their latest knowledge and sharpen their working skills.

Apart from making active contributions to society, women have well performed their role in family affairs, especially in raising their children and preserving the happiness of their dear ones.

On the occasion of Vietnam Women’s Day, we wish that Vietnamese women will continue to fulfil their tasks and contribute more effectively to the country’s modernization and industrialization for a prosperous and civilized nation.

Source: VOV

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12th NA opens sixth session, discusses vital issues

In Politics-Society on October 21, 2009 at 1:08 am

12th NA opens sixth session, discusses vital issues

QĐND – Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 20:52 (GMT+7)

The sixth session of the 12th National Assembly convened in Hanoi on Oct. 20, putting on the table vital issues related to the country’s sustainable development in the context of the global economic recession.

Addressing the opening ceremony, NA Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong stressed the major difficulties and challenges to the country’s future sustainable development, stemming from the global economic crisis and the abnormal changes of the climate.

Highlighting the whole nation’s efforts to prevent an economic recession and maintain rational growth rates, Chairman Trong called for a firmer resolve to surmount obstacles in order to accelerate economic growth in 2010, stabilise the macro economy and ensure social security, creating a foundation for rapid and sustainable development in the coming years.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung presented the Government’s report, accenting emerging issues related to the implementation of the 2009 socio-economic development tasks.

The NA deputies also heard the President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front, Huynh Dam, summing up almost 1,700 opinions contributed by voters and people nationwide.

The opinions mainly focused on the implementation of the Government’s stimulus packages; labour, employment and people’s living conditions; environmental pollution and food hygiene; urban management and traffic safety; and combating corruption.

The NA’s Economic Committee presented a report on the socio-economic situation in 2009 and tasks for 2010.

The report said that though the country’s economy has averted recession and remained stable, there have been weaknesses in macro-economic management, restraining economic growth, slowing the disbursement of investment capital, and resulting in unsustainable poverty reduction.

The committee set targets for maintaining the macro-economy, preventing high inflation, keeping rational economic growth rates for 2010 in order to create a solid foundation for the following years.

The NA session is scheduled to last for 32 days.

Source: VNA

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