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Vietnam, RoK strengthen tourism cooperation

In Uncategorized on June 26, 2010 at 4:47 pm




Vietnam, RoK strengthen tourism cooperation


QĐND – Saturday, June 26, 2010, 21:15 (GMT+7)

Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on bilateral tourism cooperation in Seoul on June 25.


The MoU was signed by Vietnamese Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Tuan Anh and his RoK counterpart Yu In-chon during Anh’s working visit to the East Asian country.


Earlier, the two ministers had talks in which they discussed ways to strengthen bilateral exchanges in the fields of culture and tourism.


Yu In-chon told Anh that the RoK will send more delegations to Vietnam and work closely with Vietnam ’s competent agencies to boost tourism in the coming time, helping deepen the mutual understandings between the two peoples.


Yu said he believe Vietnam, with its beauty and rich potentials in tourism, would become the No 1 destination for RoK tourists.


For his part, Anh reckoned that Vietnam and RoK have great potentials of tourism cooperation.


The RoK is a promising tourism market and Vietnam is making efforts to lure tourists from the country, Anh said.


On the occasion, Anh invited Yu to visit Vietnam.


It is expected that a number of delegations from the RoK will come to Vietnam for cultural events in commemoration of the 1,000 th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.


The RoK is one of the five countries posting the largest number of tourists to Vietnam, about 400,000 tourist arrivals each year.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND

Ministries and agencies to discuss tourism human resource training

In Uncategorized on June 26, 2010 at 4:46 pm




Ministries and agencies to discuss tourism human resource training


QĐND – Saturday, June 26, 2010, 21:17 (GMT+7)

The second National Conference on Tourism Human Resource Training will be held in August of this year by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and other relevant ministries and agencies, according to the National Administration of Tourism.


The agenda will include a preliminary report on tourism and human resource training for the past two years, along with speeches by delegates from ministries, agencies, tourism training businesses and centers nationwide and exhibitions and training cooperation agreements.


The conference will be a good chance for enterprises and training centers to exchange their experiences and information on tourism and human resources training, so that they can strengthen cooperation on socializing tourism and human resource training.


Source: HNM


Translated by Vu Hung


Source: QDND

Vung Tau to host World Culinary Festival 2010

In Uncategorized on June 26, 2010 at 4:45 pm




Vung Tau to host World Culinary Festival 2010


QĐND – Saturday, June 26, 2010, 21:17 (GMT+7)

As part of the National Tourism Programme and the Great Festival to celebrate 1,000 years of Thang Long – Hanoi, the World Culinary Festival 2010 will be held in the southern coastal city of Vung Tau from July 21st to 27th  .


According to the organizing board, the festival will draw the participation of 40 provinces and cities nationwide, along with around 40 countries and territories over the world.


It is a good opportunity for these countries to introduce the features of their traditional culinary culture to international tourists.


This year’s festival is expected to attract some 600,000 to 800,000 domestic visitors and around 100,000 international tourists.


Source: HNM


Translated by Vu Hung


Source: QDND

Forestry-farm-seafood exports up

In Uncategorized on June 26, 2010 at 4:45 pm




Forestry-farm-seafood exports up


QĐND – Saturday, June 26, 2010, 21:15 (GMT+7)

Export turnovers of farm produce, forest products and seafood increased 13.5 percent year on year to 8.6 billion USD in the first half of 2010, reported the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.


Though recording the lowest growth rate at just 5.8 percent, farm produce remained a leading hard currency earner with an export turnover of 4.6 billion USD in the period under review.


Rice earned the nation 1.87 billion USD from the export of 3.6 million tonnes, showing an increase of seven percent in export value although the export volume decreased 2.3 percent over the same period last year.


The Philippines is the largest importer of Vietnam ’s rice, spending 759 million USD to buy 50.6 percent of the total volume.


Of the top ten markets of Vietnam rice, Singapore , Taiwan and Hong Kong made sharp rises in import volume and value.


Economists predicted a bright prospect for Vietnamese rice ahead based on a rise in both demand and price in the world market.


The exportation of rubber, tea and cashew nut showed the same promising signs. The rubber sector, for example, exported 207,000 tonnes of latex for 565 million USD. The figures represented a decrease of 18 percent in the export volume but a surge of over 57 percent in value.


Tea exports reached 52,000 tonnes worth 70 million USD, showing a decrease of 1.7 percent in quantity but an increase of 6.2 percent in revenues.


Cashew-nut exports recorded an increase of over 20 percent in turnovers although the shipments abroad stayed unchanged.


Pepper export turnovers grew almost 48 percent to 234 million USD although the export volume climbed up just nine percent. The US kept its ranking as the biggest customer of Vietnam’s pepper.


Coffee was the only agricultural export that suffered a drop in both turnovers and shipments. Its export turnover fell by over 16 percent to 925 million USD while the export volume dropped over 10 percent to 664,000 tonnes.


Economists blamed the failure to the decrease of an estimated 98 USD/tonne in the world market in the first five months of the year and an over supply.


In regard to forest product exportation, which earned a total 1.59 billion USD or 29 percent increase year on year, wood and wooden furniture made a lead in growth with turnovers up almost 31 percent. The US remained the largest market, garnering almost 40 percent of Vietnam ’s exports. It was followed by Japan with 12.5 percent.


Seafood exports enjoyed a growth of over 13 percent, earning 2 billion USD. The European Union was the largest importer of Vietnam ’s seafood, generating 25.5 percent of the country’s export value at 420 million USD. It was followed by Japan and the US.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND

VN, Saudi Arabia to boost oil and gas, mineral cooperation

In Uncategorized on June 26, 2010 at 4:45 pm




VN, Saudi Arabia to boost oil and gas, mineral cooperation


QĐND – Saturday, June 26, 2010, 21:15 (GMT+7)

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on June 23 signed a decision to ratify a protocol inked between the governments of Vietnam and Saudi Arabia on cooperation in oil and gas and mining.


The protocol was signed in the Saudi Arabia’s capital city of Riyadh on April 10 during the State visit by President Nguyen Minh Triet.


The Decision No. 931/QD-TTg will take effect 45 days after its signing.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND

Work starts on Truong Bon historical relic site in Nghe An

In Uncategorized on June 26, 2010 at 4:44 pm




Work starts on Truong Bon historical relic site in Nghe An


QĐND – Saturday, June 26, 2010, 21:17 (GMT+7)

After over a year of preparation, the construction of the Truong Bon historical relic site started at the My Son commune, Do Luong district in the central province of Nghe An on June 25th.


Present at the ceremony were Nguyen Dac Vinh, Secretary of the Central Youth Union and also the Chairman of the Vietnam Students’ Association, representatives of the Ministry of Transportation, and leaders of Nghe An province.


With Nghe An Provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism as a project holder, the VND175,4 billion structure was designed by the Hanoi-based Cultural Project Construction and Design Joint Stock Company.


The project, expected to be completed in five years, will become a centre of the historical and cultural tourism in Nghe An province.


Source: TTO


Translated by Vu Hung


Source: QDND

50,000 maps of Hanoi to be presented to students

In Uncategorized on June 26, 2010 at 4:44 pm




50,000 maps of Hanoi to be presented to students


QĐND – Saturday, June 26, 2010, 21:17 (GMT+7)

From June 23rd to July 10th, the Student Art and Literature Center, under the Vietnam Students’ Association, and the PICO Plaza electronic chain will present 50,000 Hanoi maps to students taking university entrance exams this year.


As the students arrive at the railway stations in Hanoi, Gia Lam, Long Bien, Giap Bat, or at bus stations in My Dinh, Luong Yen, Nuoc Ngam, Ha Dong, Hanoi, Giap Bat and Gia Lam, each student will receive Hanoi maps from student volunteers.


Reportedly, PICO Plaza will work with the Ministry of Education and Training and the Central Vietnamese Students’ Association on a ceremony, at a cost of VND 400 million, in September to honor the first laureates of the university entrance exams.


Moreover, PICO Plaza will offer discount programs to students between August to October.


Source: DDDN


Translated by Mai Huong


Source: QDND

Committee reviews campaign on Uncle Ho’s moral example

In Uncategorized on June 26, 2010 at 4:44 pm




Committee reviews campaign on Uncle Ho’s moral example


QĐND – Saturday, June 26, 2010, 21:15 (GMT+7)

The central steering committee for the “Study and follow Ho Chi Minh’s moral example” campaign convened in Hanoi on June 25 to review the performances in the first half and deploy major tasks for the rest of the year.


Following the discussion, Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh, Head of the committee, praised the results that Party committees and administrations at all levels and the entire people have reaped in implementing the campaign during the first six months of 2010.


Party committees and administrations at all levels have shown their creativity in activities in response to the campaign, making them part of the regular tasks of officials and Party members, thereby receiving broad support from the entire Party, mass organisations and people, he said. As a result, the drive has made positive impacts on the country’s accomplishment of socio-economic targets.


Manh stressed that the campaign should be implemented persistently, regularly and continuously to turn it into part of people’s life and a social movement, helping to build up the nation’s culture and a foundation for the people’s spiritual life.


To achieve greater and more practical results, those in management positions and Party members at all levels must set good examples themselves and pioneer in performing the drive, the Party chief emphasised.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND

Seminar spotlights late Party leader’s career

In Uncategorized on June 26, 2010 at 4:44 pm




Seminar spotlights late Party leader’s career


QĐND – Saturday, June 26, 2010, 21:15 (GMT+7)

The life, career and great contributions of the late General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee (CPVCC), Nguyen Van Linh, was the main topic of a seminar in Hanoi on June 25.


The seminar was hosted by the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics and Public Administration to celebrate the leader’s 95 th birthday which falls on July 1.


While opening the seminar, the academy’s director Prof. Dr. Le Huu Nghia said Nguyen Van Linh was an excellent student of President Ho Chi Minh and a resilient, faithful and dedicated communist party member who devoted his whole life to the struggle for national independence, socialism and people’s happiness.


Comrade Nguyen Van Linh was also a prestigious leader of the Party, people and army, and a reliable friend of international friends, said Nghia, who is also a member of the CPVCC.


With his outstanding and creative contributions during the renewal process, the late Party leader helped the country rise out of crisis, achieve stability and firmly advance on the path of international integration and development, he stressed.


Gen. Le Van Dung, member of the CPVCC’s Secretariat and Head of the Vietnam People’s Army’s General Politics Department, said in any positions whether in central and local agencies, Linh devoted all of his strengths and knowledge to the Party and people and placed the benefits of the revolution above personal interests. He was never tired of learning and always listened to opinions from his compatriots and comrades, Dung elaborated.


Ngo Vuong Anh, from the Nhan Dan (People’s) newspaper, highlighted the contributions of Nguyen Van Linh in his capacity as Secretary of the municipal Party Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, especially when the country faced numerous difficulties and challenges.


It was him who saw early on the need for renewal and then led the city’s pilot renewal to success, thereby drawing useful lessons for the Party to expand the renewal process to the whole country, Anh said.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND

Int’l hospital construction starts in Quang Ngai

In Uncategorized on June 26, 2010 at 4:43 pm




Int’l hospital construction starts in Quang Ngai


QĐND – Saturday, June 26, 2010, 21:17 (GMT+7)

The construction of Cho Ray-Quang Ngai international general hospital began in the central province of Quang Ngai on June 26.


Health Minister Nguyen Quoc Trieu attended the event.


It is one of buildings celebrating the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi. The hospital is built on an area of 5 hectares in Tran Phu ward with a total investment capital of over VND880 billion.


The hospital will have 500 sick-beds and will be equipped with technology meeting European standards.


The investor has committed to putting the hospital into operation in August 2012.


Also, on the occasion of its ground-breaking ceremony, the investor presented VND300 million to the provincial fund for Agent Orange/Dioxin victims, and the fund to support poor children.     


Source: VOV


Source: QDND