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Sea tours between Vietnam and Cambodia to be launched

In Uncategorized on June 3, 2010 at 6:09 pm

Sea tours between Vietnam and Cambodia to be launched

QĐND – Thursday, June 03, 2010, 21:9 (GMT+7)

A press conference to introduce the Vietnam – Cambodia Trade, Services and Tourism Fair opened on June 2nd in Ho Chi Minh City with an announcement to soon open tours via sea routes between the two countries.

The HCM City Investment and Trade Promotion Centre (ITPC), the organizer of the event, revealed the potential tourism cooperation between Vietnam and Cambodia and said the two countries will focus on enhancing the heath-oriented tourism and training their tourism personnel in the coming time.

The Vietnam – Cambodia Trade Services and Tourism Fair 2010 will be launched from July 15 to 19 in Phnom Penh with the participation of 250 businesses from the two countries.

Many art exhibits, performances, and cultural exchange between the two countries will also be held during the event.

Source: LD

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND

Sea tours attract visitors

In Uncategorized on June 3, 2010 at 6:09 pm

Sea tours attract visitors

QĐND – Thursday, June 03, 2010, 21:9 (GMT+7)

Most domestic visitors have chosen sea and island tours for their holidays this summer, according to travel agencies.

Mr Nguyen Cong Hoan, Vice Director of Hanoi Redtours, said that many travel companies in Hanoi have sold sea tours with a discount of 30% to 35% to Danang, Phan Thiet and Phu Quoc. Aside form these, tours to tourist sites along the coast in Dong Hoi, Quy Nhon and Tuy Hoa were introduced to visitors.

Tours including mainly sea tours for this month are already fully booked, said Mrs Doan Thi Thanh Tra, head of the Saigontourist’s Marketing Department.

She added that a number of visitors from the southern provinces travelling to Phan Thiet, Mui Ne, Nha Trang, Phu Quoc and Con Dao, has increased sharply when compared to last year’s figure.

According to Cao Tri Dung, Deputy Director of CP Vietnam Vitours in Danang, the number of tourists visiting Danang and the Central provinces increased by 20% – 25% as compared to the same period last year. Beaches in Danang and Cu Lao Cham are always crowded.

There are now more tourists who are paying more attention not only to tourist sites but also to the quality of service.

Source: TT

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND

Car driving performance to be launched in HCMC

In Uncategorized on June 3, 2010 at 6:08 pm

Car driving performance to be launched in HCMC

QĐND – Thursday, June 03, 2010, 21:9 (GMT+7)

Special car driving performances will be launched by Russ Swift, a well-known stunt performance driver, at the Saigon Auto Tech 2010 from June 4 to 6 in Ho Chi Minh City.

The first car driving performance will be held by Motor Image Vietnam (MIV), the official distributor of Japan’s Subaru in Vietnam.

With the Subaru Impreza car, Russ Swift, who has taken part in more than 5000 performances in various countries, will exhibit to the Vietnamese audiences special car driving performances.

Russ Swift’s stunts, which have been broadcasted in many channels, have won him lots of prizes including a Guinness World Record.

The coming event, sponsored by the Saigon Auto Tech 2010, Tires Pacific and Vilube, will take place at the Tan Binh Exhibition Hall in Tan Binh district.

Source: 24h online

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND

HCM City ready for World Economic Forum on East Asia

In Uncategorized on June 3, 2010 at 6:08 pm

HCM City ready for World Economic Forum on East Asia

QĐND – Thursday, June 03, 2010, 21:8 (GMT+7)

The 19th World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia in 2010 will take place in HCM City on June 6-7.

The event will help Vietnam to raise its image in the region and make an active contribution to international economic integration, especially when Vietnam is assuming the role of ASEAN President for 2010.

At the forum, Vietnam’s business community will be able to expand their business opportunities with foreign partners and increase dialogues with government officials.

The event is expected to attract 450 delegates, including senior regional officials and CEOs from the world’s leading enterprises, academics and many international media agencies.

The forum will focus on four main topics including Asia’s rising role, global risks, green growth programmes and future growth programmes. It will include a score of meetings where the participants will be able to discuss topics in the four official languages, namely English, Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Poor children to receive free heart surgery

In Uncategorized on June 3, 2010 at 6:08 pm

Poor children to receive free heart surgery

QĐND – Thursday, June 03, 2010, 21:9 (GMT+7)

Hanoi’s 102 poor children suffering from congenital heart diseases will be provided with free surgeries from June 15 to August 31, Dao Van Binh, deputy chairman of the municipal People’s Committee announced on June 2.

Under the programme, Hanoi Cardiology Hospital, National Hospital of Pediatrics and E Hospital will carry out this project which is funded by the Hanoi Children Protection Fund.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Capital city development plan is not for one term

In Uncategorized on June 3, 2010 at 6:08 pm

Capital city development plan is not for one term

QĐND – Thursday, June 03, 2010, 21:9 (GMT+7)

PANO – Deputies to the National Assembly listened to the government report about the Hanoi Urban Spatial Development Plan to 2030 and the vision to 2050, as well as reflections from the National Assembly Economic Committee on this plan.

The development plan attracted great attention from the Vietnamese public. The People’s Army Newspaper Online interviewed Mr. Nguyen The Thao, Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee along the sideline of the NA meeting.

Reporter: The total investment estimated for the infrastructure of the plan is at USD 90 billion. This is a huge number. Is it possible to mobilize this investment?

This is the main issue. However, this is the plan for 2030 and the vision to 2050. With the present economic growth rate and the mechanisms to attract domestic and international resources, I believe that it is possible.

Reporter: There have been rumours about wasteful “term plans”. What do you think of these?

I can confirm that this development plan is not like a term plan. The Hanoi Spatial Development Plan to 2020 was approved by the Prime Minister in 1998. According to the plan management mechanism, we are allowed to adjust the plan every five years. However, there have been no adjustments in the master development plan but some minor changes were made when Ha Tay Province merged with Hanoi. Therefore, it was time to make the changes so we could plan our city better.

Reporter: The plan has not been approved by the Prime Minister. However, the price of land in the Ba Vi and Thach That districts has increased sharply. What do you think of this?

This resulted from the nature of the market. Due to inflation, estate property price has stood still for a while and returned to is normal state when inflation was over. From the end of 2009 to early 2010, the land price increased sharply in the first and second quarter of 2010.

Through surveys, land which are under the city’s plan have had a fluctuation of prices. The reason for the price inflation is that the demand is greater than the supply for housing. In addition, Hanoi needs more public buildings, trade centres and hotels.

The other reason is that the plan gives us images and orientations about the infrastructure and living conditions that are good for residents so many others want to sell and buy lands in these projects. More transactions causes land prices to increase.

Reporter: What is the solution to stabilize the land price?

The solution is to complete the plan soon and to submit it for approval and to inform the public and investors of the plan and its roadmap. After surveying, most of land transactions are speculative.  In some cases people even submitted fake transactions to push land prices up. Once the information about the plan is clear, real estate prices will stabilize.

Reporter: According to the roadmap, when will these issues be solved?

Several issues such as environment pollution, traffic jams, flooding, urban awareness and rules are mentioned in the plan with 9 short-term and long-term strategic solutions. 

For example, to solve traffic jams in the city, there are many short-term measures such as upgrading the infrastructure, dividing routes, enhancing education, improving awareness on traffic laws among others.

In the long-term, these issues need comprehensive measures including speeding up the construction of public transport systems such as the railway and metro. In fact, Hanoi has developed the bus system to meet the demand of residents. However, the bus system is not the key measure for the issue. Investments into improving the railways, helping to increase traffic areas are one of long-term solutions to solve this issue.

Reporter: Thank you very much!

Translated by Ngoc Hung & Duy Minh

Source: QDND

Dialysis equipment arrives in capital

In Uncategorized on June 3, 2010 at 2:11 pm

Dialysis equipment arrives in capital

QĐND – Thursday, June 03, 2010, 20:58 (GMT+7)

Nearly four tonnes of medical equipment for dialysis donated by the Toulouse-based hospital Purpan arrived in Hanoi on June 2 aboard a new Vietnam Airlines A321.

The equipment included 12 generators, two video screens, catheters and many appliances and spares. The aircraft left the assembly line in Hamburg, Germany, on June 1.

The new aircraft was the 17th A321 delivered to Vietnam Airlines from an order of 41.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

US supports Vietnam’s HIV/AIDS program

In Uncategorized on June 3, 2010 at 2:10 pm

US supports Vietnam’s HIV/AIDS program

QĐND – Thursday, June 03, 2010, 20:58 (GMT+7)

PANO – A new HIV/AIDS program was launched at Hospital 87 in Nha Trang city, central province of Khanh Hoa, on June 2, 2010, expanding support from the US Government to the military medical system of Vietnam.

The program, which receives technical and financial support from the US Department of Defense through the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), will provide safe blood products and voluntary counseling and testing services to both civilian and military populations from Khanh Hoa and neighboring provinces.

On the same day, a ceremony launching a Blood Safety center was held.  “PEPFAR currently supports five Blood Safety centers in the military medical system located throughout the country; together we collect and produce tens of thousands of safe blood units, and overall affected better quality of care,” said Lieutenant General Chu Tien Cuong, Director of the Military Medicine Department, Vietnam Ministry of Defense at the ceremony.

Rear Admiral Michael H. Anderson, US Navy Surgeon General from the Pacific Command said that “Blood donation is the gift of life, and there is nothing more honorable than giving of one’s self to improve the health and well-being of someone else.”  

Mai Anh

Photo: full2faltu

Source: QDND

Around 2,000 newborn Vietnamese babies infected with HIV

In Uncategorized on June 3, 2010 at 10:30 am

There are an estimated 6,000 pregnant women infected with HIV annually in Vietnam, 35 percent of whom are likely to transmit the virus to their newborn babies, according to a recent survey conducted by the Ministry of Health (MoH).

The National Committee for AIDS, Drug and Prostitution Control, part of MoH,  launched a Month of Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV, calling on pregnant women to take HIV tests for their babies’ health on June 2.

Mother can transmit HIV virus during stages of prenancy. Approximately 2,000 newborn kids of infected mothers have contracted the virus from their mothers unless no appropriate interventions must be taken to prevent mother-to-child transmissions

Pregnant women infected with HIV, are on the rise, according to the National Committee for AIDS, Drug and Prostitution Control, saying that approximately 2,000 newborn kids of infected mothers have contracted the virus from their mothers.  Appropriate interventions must be taken to prevent mother-to-child transmissions.

Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong, also Chair of the National Committee for AIDS, Drug and Prostitution Control, instructed agencies to help pregnant mothers access early diagnoses and take timely intervention measures in order to alleviate prenatal HIV transmission.

Services are available at 225 sites across the country, where pregnant women are provided with voluntary HIV tests, antiretroviral drugs to prevent prenatal transmission and powder milk for babies born to HIV-infected mothers.

However, most of HIV-infected mothers in Vietnam are not diagnosed until they have already arrived at health care facilities to deliver their babies, causing difficulty for health workers to give consultation and provide treatment against the transmission of the virus from mothers to children.

Source: SGGP

From TV show to reality: Celebrities to save “dance” for fans

In Uncategorized on June 3, 2010 at 10:28 am

In a break from competition, the stars of “Buoc nhay hoan vu” (Universal Steps) meet with their fans face to face for the first time.

Poster for the Universal Steps’ fan meeting on June 5 at Tan Binh District Event Hall (Photo: Cat Tien Sa)The stars, for the first time, will meet their fans in a relaxed atmosphere, free of the intensity of competition, at the Tan Binh District Event Hall, on the morning of June 5.  The meeting will be extraordinary because there will not be any boundaries between fans, stars and the stars’ judges, as they celebrate their shared love for the spirit of dancing.

A list of participants, including singers Ngo Thanh Van, Siu Black and Doan Trang, Miss International Beauty 2009 Vu Thi Hoang Diep, comedian Minh Beo, their foreign dance partners and dance-sport artist Khanh Thi have confirmed they will be in attendance for the June 5 meeting.

Stars will share their experiences from training for every competition and promise to reveal their secret “unforgettable” moments from the show, such as Siu Black’s tears on her third night of competition and the intense emotions Van felt when her best friend Johny Tri Nguyen picked her up when she fell. In return, fans can ask their favorite artists any questions in the hopes of receiving friendly feedback.

The opportunity to see the stars sing, dance and act live on stage, will further enhance the experience for fans who attend the event, which is free-of-charge.

One day later, the stars will visit the HCMC Center for Training Disabled People and Orphans (Hoc Mon District), which is sure to be emotional as well.  Not only bringing gifts, the stars will visit the needy people with their hearts and empathies on display.  The stars have long anticipated the chance to play with children from the center and have expressed their eagerness to hear their heart wrenching stories.

The “Buoc nhay hoan vu” is the Vietnamese version of the famous U.S’s TV show “Dancing with the stars”.

Source: SGGP