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Can Tho airport to receive larger aircraft

In Uncategorized on June 7, 2010 at 2:43 pm

Can Tho airport to receive larger aircraft

QĐND – Monday, June 07, 2010, 20:55 (GMT+7)

The Can Tho airport in the Mekong Delta province of Can Tho will be capable of taking in jumbo jets when a project to upgrade the airport is finished at the end of this year.

According to the airport’s authority, 94 percent of the project has been completed and builders are putting final touch to their last work.

Once completed, the airport is expected to handle between 2-3 million passengers every year.

Source: VNA

Photo: baovietnam

Source: QDND

VA sends more flights to tourism spots

In Uncategorized on June 7, 2010 at 2:42 pm

VA sends more flights to tourism spots

QĐND – Monday, June 07, 2010, 20:58 (GMT+7)

PANO – Vietnam Airlines has added 430 flights to its routes to tourism spots throughout the country, starting from June 1st to Aug 31st, 2010.

Among these are 114 flights on the route Ho Chi Minh City-Phu Quoc; an additional 88 flights are for the route Hanoi-Hue; an additional 48 flights are for the route Ho Chi Minh City-Buon Ma Thuot and Ho Chi Minh City-Nha Trang; an additional 18 flights are for the route Hanoi-Dien Bien and Hanoi-Nha Trang; an additional 60 flights are for the route Ho Chi Minh City-Da Nang and an additional 32 flights are for the route Hanoi-Da Nang.

Translated by Hoang Anh

Source: QDND

Da Nang attracts tourists

In Uncategorized on June 7, 2010 at 2:40 pm

Da Nang attracts tourists

QĐND – Monday, June 07, 2010, 20:58 (GMT+7)

PANO – In Da Nang City, a big tourism promotion programme has been launched by leading tourism companies to stimulate the sector.

Discount programmes, of between 5%-25%, are offered by four travel agencies, 12 hotels, seven shopping malls and four restaurants.

* Tung Thu Beach on Cat Ba Island, Hai Phong is open for tourists.

It is the first international standard beach designed for high-level tourism services on the island. Besides accommodation, there is an open stage on the beach, exclusive for big events such as beauty contests and national singing contests.

Translated by Hoang Anh


Source: QDND

New resort opens in Hue

In Uncategorized on June 7, 2010 at 2:40 pm

New resort opens in Hue

QĐND – Monday, June 07, 2010, 20:58 (GMT+7)

Abalone Resort & Spa in Tam Giang Lagoon in HueCity has been put into operation for the Hue Festival.

The high quality resort with a total investment of VND75 billion includes 77 rooms and departments with mineral water spas, salon & spa systems, outdoor pools, bars and conference rooms.

Another 37 villas along the coast will be completed within two coming years, at the second period of the project.

Located 2km away from the Thuan An Beach, there are free buses from the resort to the center of HueCity. In addition, it takes visitors only 20 minutes to travel from the resort to the PhuBaiAirport.

Once completed, the resort will be a good destination for tourists when they visit HueCity.

Source: Tien Phong

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND

Vietnam AutoExpo 2010 to be launched

In Uncategorized on June 7, 2010 at 2:39 pm

Vietnam AutoExpo 2010 to be launched

QĐND – Monday, June 07, 2010, 20:58 (GMT+7)

PANO – The sixth annual Vietnam International Automobile and Supporting Industries Exhibition and Conference (Vietnam AutoExpo 2010) will open at the Giang Vo Exbibition Centre in Hanoi from June 9th to 12th.

The event will jointly be held by the CIS Vietnam Advertising and Exhibition Fair Ltd, the Institute of Industry Policy and Strategy (IPS) and the Vietnam Society of Automobile Engineers (VSAE).

The event will focus on means of transport including high quality autos, vans, buses, motors, bikes and automobile supporting industries and others.

On an area of more than 10,000 square meters, domestic automobile businesses will introduce various kinds of autos and vans.

In particular, world famous car industry manufacturers will introduce viewers to their latest products.

An international conference on autos opened on June 6th by the ministries and institutes with many important speeches providing update related information and policies as well as orientations to develop an auto industry in Vietnam.

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND

Youngsters cycle for environmental protection

In Uncategorized on June 7, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Youngsters cycle for environmental protection

QĐND – Monday, June 07, 2010, 20:55 (GMT+7)

The young Vietnamese and Chinese people who are taking part in the Vietnam-China trans-national cycling trip to promote environmental protection will leave Hanoi on June 27 and are expected to arrive in Nanning, China, on July 12.

This is the first joint activity held by the Vietnam Association for Conservation of Nature and Environment (VACNE) and China Radio International (CRI) to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two country’s and the Vietnam-China Year of Friendship.

The young Chinese people who are taking part in the 1,000km trip are studying at HanoiUniversity and the young Vietnamese people are members of VACNE’s Cycling for the Environment Club.

They are expected to meet with many other young people during their stop-overs in Hanoi and the northern provinces of Lang Son, Pengxiang and Nanning.

The event will also include an exhibition on the cultural heritages of both countries.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Soc Trang province to get pediatrics hospital

In Uncategorized on June 7, 2010 at 2:37 pm

Soc Trang province to get pediatrics hospital

QĐND – Monday, June 07, 2010, 20:58 (GMT+7)

The construction of a 400-bed pediatrics hospital kicked off in SocTrangCity in the Mekong Delta province of the same name on June 7.

Party Politburo member and permanent member of Party Central Committee Secretariat Truong Tan Sang attended the ground breaking ceremony.

The 830 billion VND complex which includes a 15-storey main building will take four years to complete.

This is the second specialist hospital in the province, the first being the Soc Trang Lungs and Tuberculosis Hospital, which has been operating for three years already.

The Chairman of the Soc Trang Provincial People’s Committee, Huynh Thanh Hiep, asked the investors and contractors to ensure the quality of the project and make sure it remains on schedule. He also instructed the medical sector to train up paediatric medical staff in the use of modern equipment.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Over VND 4 billion raised for poor children

In Uncategorized on June 7, 2010 at 2:36 pm

Over VND 4 billion raised for poor children

QĐND – Monday, June 07, 2010, 20:58 (GMT+7)

PANOTuyenQuangProvince has recently launched the “Action month for children 2010” to draw the participation of the community in charitable activities for children.

On the first day, the Children Fund raised VND 4.19 billion from individuals and organisations to prepare 423 presents, 150 bicycles and 24 water filters to poor children and families.

*The Ministry of Information and Communications, in collaboration with Tay Ninh’s People’s Committee, has handed over 50 computers, worth about VND 300 million, to the provincial border guards and 20 communes and schools in areas bordering Cambodia.

Translated by Hoang Anh

Photo: Vnexpress

Source: QDND

AO victim determined to lead useful life

In Uncategorized on June 7, 2010 at 2:35 pm

AO victim determined to lead useful life

QĐND – Monday, June 07, 2010, 20:59 (GMT+7)

She cannot walk very well after being exposed to Agent Orange/dioxin but she wears a perfect smile when talking about her life.

Nguyen Thi Ha, from the port city of Hai Phong, was physically deformed from birth in 1980 because her father was contaminated with the toxic chemical Agent Orange on a southern battlefield during the American war.

Despite her restricted mobility, Ha says she has always been determined to work for a living and fully integrate into the community so she chose hairdressing as a way of making her living.

She remembers that when she started to learn her hairdressing skills from a professional hairdresser in 2000 that the work posed a huge challenge to her because of her lack of mobility.

However, she proved to be brave as her father had been on the battlefield and that her strong determination and hard work could help her to succeed in the job and she eventually made it.

She is now a well-known hairdresser. She has passed on her skills free-of-charge to at least 50 other disabled people to enable them to support themselves financially.

Ha recalled her story to the participants of a forum held in Hanoi recently for AO victims where they discussed how they had overcome the pain and agony caused by the defoliant with the help of the State’s supportive programmes, including one that focuses on rehabilitation and job training.

In 1987, the Health Ministry launched a similar programme across the country, for up to 4.8 million people who had been exposed to AO, including 3 million victims who are still suffering from the affects of the deadly chemical.

First carried out in the Mekong delta province of Tien Giang, the programme was expanded to 51 cities and provinces nationwide by the end of 2009.

It has provided job training and placements to 27 percent of AO victims and community-based supportive services to 71 percent of both AO victims and disabled people.

Currently, three rehabilitation centres for the victims of toxic chemicals are operating in the Red River Delta province of Thai Binh, the central province of Quang Ngai and the southeastern province of Dong Nai.

These centres have helped to improve the quality of the victims’ lives by helping them integrate into the community after receiving rehabilitation and knowledge on the field.

A further 10 more centres are expected to be built for AO victims in the near future.

Like Ha, many AO victims have spared no effort in overcoming their difficulties and have proved that they can earn a living themselves and leading a life that useful to society.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

More markers planted along Laos-Vietnam border

In Uncategorized on June 7, 2010 at 2:33 pm

More markers planted along Laos-Vietnam border

QĐND – Monday, June 07, 2010, 20:55 (GMT+7)

Vietnamese and Laotian officials have met in the central province of Nghe An to review progress on the upgrading of the network of border markers along the Vietnam-Laos border and the planting of new markers.

Both Vietnam and Laos have agreed to move personnel from provinces where the border marker planting has finished to provinces where the programme is behind schedule to accelerate the work.

They also discussed the preparations for the third meeting of the Vietnam-Laos Joint Committee on Border Marker Planting, scheduled for the third quarter of this year.

Both countries have agreed on 261 sites for planting markers and so far the construction of 200 has finished.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND