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RoK tourism promoted in Hanoi

In Vietnam Travel on March 4, 2010 at 8:32 am

RoK tourism promoted in Hanoi

QĐND – Wednesday, March 03, 2010, 20:55 (GMT+7)

The Republic of Korea’s Nanta show (a kitchen utensils art performance) and its Everland tourism complex were introduced to Hanoi’s tour operators on March 2.  

The new tourism products were jointly presented by the RoK’s Ariang Tourism Service Company and the Hanoi Travel Club to attract more Vietnamese tourists to the RoK.

Ariang has been working closely with tourism companies in Hanoi and with airlines, particularly Vietnam Airlines, which plan to increase flights from Vietnam to Korea.

Tourism agents in Hanoi say that the number of Vietnamese tourists visiting the RoK is growing steadily.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

First flight from Hanoi to Yangon inaugrated

In Vietnam Travel on March 4, 2010 at 8:31 am

First flight from Hanoi to Yangon inaugrated

QĐND – Wednesday, March 03, 2010, 21:3 (GMT+7)

PANO – A Fokker 70 plane yesterday, March 2nd, left  Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi for Yangon, Myanmar.

That is the first flight linking Hanoi with Yangon by Vietnam Airlines, the national flag carrier.

During the inauguration, Vietnam Airlines offers a promotion price of VND 950,000 for a return ticket (excluding taxes and other fees) for Hanoi-Yangon route. Such tickets should be bought from March 15th to March 25th for flights from April 1st to June 10th.

As planned, the Fokker 70 will fly between Hanoi and Yangon four times a week on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

An Airbus 320 is expected to replace the Fokker 70 in winter 2010-2011, with 5 flights a week.

Translated by Mai Huong

Source: QDND

Extreme heat hits Vietnam

In Social life on March 4, 2010 at 8:31 am

Extreme heat hits Vietnam

QĐND – Wednesday, March 03, 2010, 20:56 (GMT+7)

A hot spell will develop rapidly on March 4 and the temperature is forecast to jump to 37C or even 38C in the central provinces of Vietnam, including Nghe An, Ha Tinh and Thua Thien-Hue.  

The heat wave, which will also affect the southern provinces, is expected to last for at least 3-4 days.

The unusual heat will end this weekend, when a cold front reaches the northern region. The temperature will then drop by 5-7C.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Joint efforts to recover primeval heritage forest

In Social life on March 4, 2010 at 8:31 am

Joint efforts to recover primeval heritage forest

QĐND – Wednesday, March 03, 2010, 20:56 (GMT+7)

Relevant agencies in the northern province of Lao Cai are joining efforts to restore forests in Hoang Lien National Park, which were destroyed by a fire from February 8-15.

They will conduct a field survey before providing plant varieties to cover 300ha in Ta Van and Ban Ho communes.

For a long-term protection of the forest, the provincial authority has asked the government to help resettle thousands of households in Sa Pa district, who are living in the buffer and core zones of the national park.

Hoang Lien National Park covering nearly 30,000ha primeval forest has been recognised as an ASEAN Heritage Park.

It was reported that the recent fire ravaged about 1,700ha of forests, including 1,000ha in Ban Ho and Ta Van villages, 700ha in the area between Lao Cai and neighbouring Lai Chau province.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Koto Center – “Home of street children”

In Social life on March 4, 2010 at 8:30 am

Koto Center – “Home of street children”

QĐND – Wednesday, March 03, 2010, 21:2 (GMT+7)

Koto Center, a charitable job training centre at 101 Xuan Dieu, Hanoi, has hosted more than 300 homeless and poor people, aged 16-22, over the past 10 years.

The centre was established by a Vietnamese Australian, Jimmy Pham to provide job training especially in restaurants and hotels to unlucky youths. Each course lasts for two years, starting with a job-orientation programme. After that, besides professional skills, students take part in different classes to approach other skills, such as English, lifestyle, interviewing, all to support and promote their career in future.

Graduates will receive certificates from Box Hill TAFE of Australia and Koto Center.

“Graduates can speak fluent English because they have a lot of chances to speak with native speakers during the training period. They also have great chances to find a job in Vietnam or abroad since the certificate is approved by an international institution”, said Vice Director of Koto Center, Ms Do Thuy Nga.

Source: HNM

Translated by Hoang Anh     

Source: QDND

President urges Thai Nguyen to focus on key investment projects

In Politics-Society on March 4, 2010 at 8:30 am

President urges Thai Nguyen to focus on key investment projects

QĐND – Wednesday, March 03, 2010, 20:50 (GMT+7)

Thai Nguyen province should take various measures to promote socio-economic development in addition to the steel industry, said State President Nguyen Minh Triet during a visit to the province on March 2-3.

Mr Triet said Thai Nguyen has great potential for development so the upcoming Party Congress should take measures to accelerate rapid and sustainable growth in the region. He praised Thai Nguyen for achieving its economic growth rate of 9.1 percent in 2009, despite the impact of the global economic downturn.

However, in addition to fostering industrial development, the province should also pay more attention to agriculture and rural development and improve the living standard of citizens, he said, adding that the province should focus investment on specific field, instead of mass industrial investment.

As the country’s first metallurgy industry centre, the province should work with ministries and relevant agencies to devise a strategy for development of the steel and mechanical manufacturing industries. The province should mobilize both domestic and foreign capital to develop the metallurgy industry into the key sector of not only Thai Nguyen but also the whole country, Mr Triet said.

In terms of juridical reform, Mr Triet highly praised the province’s effort to improving the quality of investigation, prosecution, judgment and human resources training.

During the two-day visit, Mr Triet visited the Thai Nguyen Steel Rolling Factory and attended the inauguration ceremony of the Da Phuc Port Complex. He expressed his hope that the Da Phuc Port Complex will help Thai Nguyen to attract investment, reduce traffic jams in Hai Phong Port and lessen road transport congestion.

At a working session with the High Command of Military Zone 1, Mr Triet asked the armed forces of Military Zone 1 to bravely fight against acts of sabotage, smuggling and trading fake products, maintain the border line of peace and friendship, and improve living conditions for ethnic minority and mountain people.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Thousands of young people join the armed forces

In Politics-Society on March 4, 2010 at 8:29 am

Thousands of young people join the armed forces

QĐND – Wednesday, March 03, 2010, 20:56 (GMT+7)

Many young people from Hanoi, Danang, and the central provinces of Quang Nam and Phu Yen have enthusiastically signed up for military service.

In Hanoi, nearly 1000 youths joined the armed services on a voluntary basis on March 3. More than 90 percent of the recruits were Youth Communist League members aged 18-21. About 80 percent of conscripts have good health at level A or B.

The same day, more than 1,400 conscripts in Quang Nam province left their homes to do their military service. The recruitment was assessed to be of high quality as there were no desertions and no opposition to conscription.

On March 2, more than 500 young people from Danang joined the army. As many as 65 percent of them had previously graduated from high school, college or university.

On the same day, 710 youths from Tuy Hoa city and some districts of Phu Yen province joined the army.

Source: VOV – Photo: PANO

Source: QDND