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Young National Football Champs held in Thanh Hoa

In Uncategorized on June 23, 2010 at 4:37 pm




Young National Football Champs held in Thanh Hoa


QĐND – Wednesday, June 23, 2010, 22:4 (GMT+7)

As many as 32 teams are competing at the Young National Football Championships- MILO Cup 2010, in the central city of Thanh Hoa from June 21-27.


The championships, organised by the Ministry of Education and Training, aims to provide primary and secondary school children with a playground and help them learn lessons about discipline, team spirit and strong will.


From this event, the organising board expects to select young, talented footballers for the national squad in preparation for the upcoming ASEAN sports festivals.


Cash prizes, worth VND80 million, will be sponsored by Nestle MILO to be divided between the winners and runners-up.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Another digital signature provider licensed

In Uncategorized on June 23, 2010 at 4:36 pm




Another digital signature provider licensed


QĐND – Wednesday, June 23, 2010, 22:1 (GMT+7)


The Ministry of Information and Communications on June 22 issued a licence to the Military Telecoms Group (Viettel), making Vietnam’s forth provider of digital signature certification service.

Previously, the Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Group (VNPT), the Nacencomm Technologies Joint Stock Company and the BKAV Network Security Company had been given the go-ahead to provide the new service in the country.


Under its licence, Viettel will be able to offer the new service to agencies, organizations, individuals, websites and other software developers.


Digital signatures will help businesses speed up their e-transactions, said Viettel’s Deputy Director General Tong Viet Trung at the licensing ceremony.
Digital signatures are now used in many developed countries around the world to ensure the safety of public e-transactions.


The FPT Corporation, another giant in Vietnam’s communications sector, is reportedly rolling up its sleeves to provide the service.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND

Vietnamese firm wins international investor award

In Uncategorized on June 23, 2010 at 4:36 pm




Vietnamese firm wins international investor award


QĐND – Wednesday, June 23, 2010, 22:1 (GMT+7)

CMC Blue France, a Vietnamese business in France, has been presented with the best international investor award in 2010 by the Paris Region Economic Development Agency (Paris-Ile De France Capitale Economique).


The award aims to honour outstanding foreign businesses who make a great contribution to the French capital’s development.


CMC Blue France, which is a branch of Vietnam’s CMC Group, was set up in Paris last year, specialising in software and technical assistance services. The company is expected to expand its operations to other regions, including the Middle East and Africa.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

EU, VN discuss exports and trade barriers

In Uncategorized on June 23, 2010 at 4:36 pm




EU, VN discuss exports and trade barriers


QĐND – Wednesday, June 23, 2010, 22:1 (GMT+7)

A conference titled Trade Barriers with Business Association and Vietnamese Enterprises was held by the European Chamber of Commerce (EuroCham) in Hanoi on June 23.


At the conference, EuroCham discussed issues related to trade barriers in the EU market and challenges and opportunities for Vietnamese businesses to put into action the Free Trade Agreements (FTA).


Former Vietnamese Deputy Ministry of Trade Phan The Rue stressed that the country’s export businesses should take the chances to export their products to larger markets.


However, they also need to focus on studying the multi-lateral and bilateral free trade agreements and their target markets’ legal systems. Then they can ask for legal consultancy to make full use of the opportunities and minimise any potential risks, he said.


The First Secrectary of the EU Delegation in Vietnam, Hans Farhammer, proposed that to promote its exports, Vietnam should overhaul and enhance its Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Office.


The office in Vietnam should concentrate on major exporters to help them to settle disputes with management agencies and provide them with a consultancy service.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

PetroVietnam seeks cooperation with Japanese partners

In Uncategorized on June 23, 2010 at 4:36 pm




PetroVietnam seeks cooperation with Japanese partners


QĐND – Wednesday, June 23, 2010, 22:4 (GMT+7)

PANO – PetroVietnam, in coordination with the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and the Japanese Ministry of Economics, Trade and Industry, the Japan Federation of Economic Organisations (Keidanren) and Vietnamese Embassy in Tokyo, held a trade promotion programme in Japan.


PetroVietnam said that the campaign, which takes place from June 22nd to 25th, is aimed to step by step realise its strategy to boost its cooperation with foreign partners.


Under the programme, a seminar held on June 22nd attracted interest from many Japanese high ranking officials and businesses.


The Vietnamese group said that during the programme, it will introduce, and call for investment in, more than 30 projects, including seaports, power plants, property, finance, oil and gas.


News from Japan said that PetroVietnam has so far signed 6 memorandum of understanding with Japanese partners, mainly in financial and power areas.


Translated by Thu Nguyen 


Source: QDND

Vietnam History Museum receives Toshiba’s gift

In Uncategorized on June 23, 2010 at 4:36 pm




Vietnam History Museum receives Toshiba’s gift


QĐND – Wednesday, June 23, 2010, 22:1 (GMT+7)

PANO – The Toshiba Group has recently presented a number of gifts of equipment, worth nearly US $10,000, to the Vietnam History Museum.


The present, including 5 laptops, ten 32-inch TV sets, 24 led lights, 10 DVD players, is to help the museum with improving its quality of showcase and service for visitors.


Apart from the gift for the Vietnam History Museum, the Toshiba Group also granted 6 scholarships to excellent students from the Hanoi National University, assisted representatives of the relic site of Thang Long Royal Citadel and signed a cooperation agreement on electro-nuclear staff training with the Hanoi University of Technology and the Vietnam Nuclear Energy Institute.


Through such an activity, the Toshiba Group hopes to partly enhance the relationship between Vietnam and Japan.


Reported by Van Anh


Translated by Mai Huong


Source: QDND

More chance for students to study in the US

In Uncategorized on June 23, 2010 at 4:35 pm




More chance for students to study in the US


QĐND – Wednesday, June 23, 2010, 22:4 (GMT+7)

A get together between Vietnamese students studying in the US and those in Vietnam was held by VietAbroader on June 22 in Hanoi as part of a US educational conference that attracted more than 50 leading US universities.


At the meeting the domestic students met with Vietnamese students such as Trinh Minh Duc and Phan Duc Toan who are studying at Harvard, Nguyen Trung Hieu from Bates and Dang Tra My who are at Colgate.


They are all key members of VietAbroad who faced many difficulties when choosing a university and preparing the necessary paperwork. Therefore, they are only too pleased to help other Vietnamese students win a scholarship to study in the US.


The VietAboarder’s organising board also sponsored several disadvantaged students from remote and mountain areas to attend the conference.


Vietnam is placed 13th among countries that have a large number of students in the US.


VietAbroader is a non-profit organisation set up by a Vietnamese student in the US to share useful information about scholarships with under-graduates, especially high school students.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

Cai Lan donates VND 600 million to “Hearts for Children”

In Uncategorized on June 23, 2010 at 4:35 pm




Cai Lan donates VND 600 million to “Hearts for Children”


QĐND – Wednesday, June 23, 2010, 22:4 (GMT+7)

PANO – Representatives of Cai Lan Cooking Oil Ltd. and the Programme “Hearts for Children” signed an agreement to fund medical operations and interventions for poor, young cardiac patients, at the Vietnam Television.


Under the agreement, the company will donate VND 600 million to the programme. The funding will then be allocated to 15 cases of children with heart diseases nationwide.


According to representatives of the Programme “Hearts for Children”, this was the second time the company had donated to the programme to save lives of poor children with lethal diseases. The company reportedly offered VND 500 million to the programme in 2009.


At the signing ceremony, Deputy General Director of the company, Dang Ba Tho pledged that the company had a wish to share the pains and misfortune of poor children with heart diseases and offer a light of hope for their future and would be trying to address as much support for them as possible.  


The Programme “Hearts for Children”, which was launched in October 2008 by the Vietnam Television, the Military Telecommunication Group (Viettel) and the East-Meets-West Foundation, has so far raised VND 35 billion and funded 700 cases.

Translated by Thu Nguyen

Source: QDND

More than 3,500 free accommodations for students

In Uncategorized on June 23, 2010 at 4:35 pm




More than 3,500 free accommodations for students


QĐND – Wednesday, June 23, 2010, 22:4 (GMT+7)

The voluntary campaigns of the Hanoi Youth Union since early this month, arranged more than 3,500 free accommodation and thousands of rooms with cheap price for university entrance examinees who are expected to sit for exams this July.


At present, voluntary students continue seeking accommodations. Examinees can find accommodation and help from website http://www.thapluatraitim.vn.


With his bicycle, Tran Thai Hung, a student of Hanoi Open University, has helped find 40 accommodations for examinees.


In this summer, more than 7,200 students have taken part in voluntary campaigns. These volunteers are always present at public places such as coach stations and railway stations to lend a hand to the examinees and their parents to help them settle down before taking the exams.


Thousands of examinees will sit for university and college entrance exams from July 4th to 16th in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.


Source: TP


Translated by Duy Minh


Source: QDND

A successful amputee

In Uncategorized on June 23, 2010 at 4:35 pm




A successful amputee


QĐND – Wednesday, June 23, 2010, 22:4 (GMT+7)

Tran Hung Bao, a 50-year-old armless man in Can Tho city, has been widely known for his talent in drawing on the traditional dress “Ao dai”.  


Mr. Bao’s shop in a small alley on Hue Vien Street, An Cu Ward, Ninh Kieu District, has become an attractive address for many people thanks to his fine drawings for their Ao dai.


Born into a poor family with 9 children, unfortunately Tran Hung Bao became an amputee at the age of 12 after an electricity shock. He had tried very hard to finish high school. Even though he has no hands, Bao has been gifted in drawing since his childhood.


Being refused permission to take part in a university entrance test, Bao registered to study drawing portraits and tried to earn his living in this way. The business seemed not to boom and Bao moved to drawing on cloth.


Since 1990 Bao has focused on drawing on cloth especially on the traditional dresses “Ao Dai” and his efforts were paid off. His shop has been luring more and more customers.


He has to date given lectures to more than 100 trainees.


“Drawing does not bring me wealth, but happiness. I am proud because despite being a disadvantaged person I could support myself and my family and have no need to rely on others”, Bao proudly said.


Source: NLD

Translated by Mai Huong

Source: QDND