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Vietnam leads regional Pencak Silat tournament

In Uncategorized on August 11, 2010 at 3:22 pm

Vietnam leads regional Pencak Silat tournament

QĐND – Wednesday, August 11, 2010, 21:12 (GMT+7)

Vietnam won the championship title with 14 gold, five silver and three bronze medals at the third Southeast Asian Pencak Silat tournament which took place from August 5-10 in the central province of Thanh Hoa.

In the final rounds, Nguyen Van Hoang, Nguyen Thai Linh and Bui Van Doan in the men’s 55 kg, 60 kg and 65 kg, and Bui Thi Phi Nga and Nguyen Thi Phuong Thuy in the women’s 50 kg and 65kg categories won gold medals.

Malaysia ranked second with six gold, nine silver and five bronze medals, followed by Brunei with two golds, one silver and seven bronzes.

 The event provided a good opportunity for the Vietnamese team to prepare for the world’s Pencak Silat 2010 to be held in Indonesia by the end of this year.

The tournament attracted the participation of over 100 martial artists from Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore , Timor Leste and host Vietnam. The martial artists competed in 16 weight categories in both performance and combat events.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Vietnam Dance Sport Open Tournament to kick off

In Uncategorized on August 11, 2010 at 3:21 pm

Vietnam Dance Sport Open Tournament to kick off

QĐND – Wednesday, August 11, 2010, 21:18 (GMT+7)

PANO – The Vietnam Dance Sport Open Tournament 2010 for the Me Trang Cup will be held on August 13th  at the Trinh Hoai Duc Sporting Hall in Hanoi.

The second two-day event, held by the General Department of Sports and Physical Training, the Vietnam Gymnastics Federation and the Star Communications and Marketing Joint-stock Company, aims to select the outstanding athletes for the 2010 Asian Games in China.

200 dancers, coaches, and guests from 21 countries and territories, such as China, Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Jordan and Vietnam, will take part in the upcoming event.

The dancers will compete in two events, the Latin and the Standard, which are expected to attract a lot of spectators.

This is a good chance for domestic dancers to compete and exchange experiences with international athletes.

In particular, 20 female dancers will be chosen from mixed doubles to take part in the Miss Dance Sport.

The event will be broadcasted live on the VTV Channels.

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND

More support for AO victims

In Uncategorized on August 11, 2010 at 3:21 pm

More support for AO victims

QĐND – Wednesday, August 11, 2010, 21:18 (GMT+7)

PANO – The Ho Chi Minh City Red Cross, in conjunction with the War Evidence Museum, held an exchange on August 10th at the museum for Agent Orange (AO) victims.

During the event, hundreds of AO-affected children, from special schools, centres, pagodas, and villages in the city, enjoyed art performances, and received gifts from sponsors.

On this occasion, the Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin (VAVA) received 500,000 yen (VND 110 million) from a group making pottery with pictures depicting topics related to Agent Orange/Dioxin in Vietnam.

Japanese photographer Goro Nakamura presented the War Evidence Museum with a pottery picture about Ca Mau province’s mangrove forest affected by Agent Orange/Dioxin.

Today, many provinces and cities nationwide have launched diverse activities and programs to help AO victims.

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND

Work starts on biggest polyclinic in mountainous area

In Uncategorized on August 11, 2010 at 3:21 pm

Work starts on biggest polyclinic in mountainous area

QĐND – Wednesday, August 11, 2010, 21:18 (GMT+7)

PANO – The Bac Kan Provincial People’s Committee has started the construction of the Bac Kan Polyclinic, the biggest and most modern hospital in the mountain provinces.

Present at the groundbreaking ceremony on August 9th was Health Minister Nguyen Quoc Trieu.

The hospital is part of a government project to build and upgrade clinics and polyclinics, at a cost of more than VND 1 trillion, in mountainous provinces between 2009 to 2013.

Once completed, the Bac Kan Polyclinic, with a projection of over 500 patient-beds and modern medical equipment, will be able to provide check-ups and treatment for 1 million people in Bac Kan and neighboring provinces, such as Cao Bang, Lang Son, Tuyen Quang and Thai Nguyen.

The hospital will also include a medical school as a regular training centre. In the near future, the hospital will provide new services, such as convalescence tourism and rehabilitation.

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND

IT leaders worldwide to come to Vietnam

In Uncategorized on August 11, 2010 at 3:21 pm

IT leaders worldwide to come to Vietnam

QĐND – Wednesday, August 11, 2010, 21:18 (GMT+7)

The sixth CIO Summit & Awards 2010–CIOMA will be held in Vietnam from September 22nd to 24th by the Ministry of Information and Communications, IDG group and the CEO&CIO Club.

At the event, 20 prizes will be given to ASEAN candidates, outstanding individuals with contributions to IT design, professional process improvement, IT application, and part of business success.

Accordingly, CIOs, leaders of companies in Vietnam, will receive less than 10 awards. On this occasion, 1,000 IT leaders worldwide will take part in a seminar with the topic “New Role of IT leaders: Orientation and Development”. The participants will have an opportunity to visit the capital of Hanoi.

Source: Tien Phong

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND

PM urges Tay Ninh to create competitive investment climate

In Uncategorized on August 11, 2010 at 3:20 pm

PM urges Tay Ninh to create competitive investment climate

QĐND – Wednesday, August 11, 2010, 21:18 (GMT+7)

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked Tay Ninh province to review its infrastructure works and mobilize all sources of investment, take better care of human resources, especially farmers, and boost public administration reforms to attract more investors.

Mr Dung made this request while working with authorities from the southern province on August 11 for the implementation of socio-economic plans in the 2006-2010 period and orientations for the next five years.

He said Tay Ninh has made many achievements in various fields and ensured better living conditions for the people but can do more to ensure sustainability of the local economy, orientations for agriculture, and phase out obsolete technologies that cause pollution.

The PM requested the province specify each of its future development targets, including seeking investors for its eight industrial zones, and the ongoing cement project, and to quickly introduce the pharmaceutical chemistry to hi-tech industrial parks.

Tay Ninh province needs to apply modern technology and expedite the application of new varieties in agriculture and aquaculture, said Mr Dung.

At the same time, he suggested that the local officials better deal with social issues, with a particular focus on forest plantation and protection and maintaining social order.

During the working session, PM Dung and some senior government officials in his delegation discussed provincial proposals to build a 55km expressway connecting HCM City and Moc Bai border gate, to expand National Highway 22B, its border routes and build roads between districts and communes.

Over the past five years, Tay Ninh has recorded an average annual GDP growth rate of 14 percent and raised its per capita income to US$1,390. The province’s industrial and service values rose by 16.8 percent and 21.5 percent respectively over the reviewed period and the rate of poor households fell to just 1.5 percent.

The province has set plans for the next five years to increase its GDP by over 14 percent annually and reach more than US$2,970 in per capita income. It also plans to make 100 percent of its business and production establishments meet environmental standards.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Gov’t provides rice to drought-stricken localities

In Uncategorized on August 11, 2010 at 3:20 pm

Gov’t provides rice to drought-stricken localities

QĐND – Wednesday, August 11, 2010, 21:18 (GMT+7)

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has decided to allocate 7,100 tonnes of rice from national reserves as relief aid to four provinces, which were hit by drought early this year.

About 3,000 tonnes of rice will be provided to Quang Nam, 3,000 tonnes to  Binh Dinh, 600 tonnes to Da Nang and 500 tonnes to Khanh Hoa. The four localities have been assigned to deliver rice to residents suffering the consequences of the drought. 

Under the decision, the PM states that from now on, the government will only provide hard-hit provinces with rice from national reserves when the local budget is not enough to support people with financial difficulties.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Concern over bull-trap restrains liquidity

In Uncategorized on August 11, 2010 at 11:23 am

Movements of VN-Index on August 11. (Photo: VN-Index recovered on August 11, put an end to its losing streak of five consecutive trading sessions. However, liquidity on the city bourse severely fell, as investors were concerned about the bull-trap at the beginning of the trading session.

Even though global stock markets faced many difficulties over the past 24 hours, stocks on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange began today’s trading session easily, jumping up 1.41 points to 463.06. Trading volume in the first part of the trading session significantly improved over the previous day to 2.6 million shares, valued VND80.59 billion.

Upbeat sentiment was maintained through the beginning of the second part of the session, when the VN-Index surged by 4 points in just 10 minutes. Trading value climbed to VND200 billion. Blue-chip stocks propelled the market.

However, the index started to erase its accumulated points suspiciously, as soon as investors became excited.

Ending the trading session, the benchmark, a measure of 253 companies and five mutual funds listed on the city bourse, rose 0.31 percent, or 1.45 points, to 463.12.

Of the index, 147 stocks advanced, 65 declined, while 46 stalled.

Trading volume dropped by 30 percent over the previous session, to around 40 million shares, worth VND1.09 trillion.

Saigon Thuong Tin Commercial Bank or Sacombank (STB), who saw 1.75 million shares change hands today, was the most active stock in volume.

Refrigeration Electrical Engineering Corporation (REE) followed with 1.38 million shares changing hands.

Foreign Trade Development and Investment Corporation of Ho Chi Minh City (FDC) finished next, with 1.31 million shares traded.

Telecommunications Industry Electronics Joint Stock Company (TIE) led the big gainers on the southern market, spring up the daily maximum allowed limit of 5 percent to VND23,100.

My Chau Printing & Packaging Holding Company (MCP) went up 4.96 percent to VND12,700.

Dream House Investment Corporation (DRH) traded at VND17,000, an increase of 4.94 percent over yesterday.

Decliners included Viet Nhat Seafood Corporation (VNH), Binh Duong Mineral and Construction Joint Stock Company (KSB), and Camau Trading Joint Stock Company (CMV).

The smaller bourse in the north also revised after experiencing a choppy trading session, gaining 1.27 points, or percent, to 139.12. More than 31 million shares changed hands at a value of VND781.73 billion.

The UPCoM-Index also added up 0.69 points to 49.28, as of 11 am local time. A total of 288,663 shares were traded at VND4.62 billion.

Source: SGGP

Government supporting students to pay insurance premiums

In Uncategorized on August 11, 2010 at 11:23 am

The new regulation that makes insurance compulsory insurance for students dictates that they will only pay 70 percent of premiums, with the government subsidizing the remainder.

A student is treated at the Pediatric Hospital No.1. He will be reimbursed for hospital expenditure after leaving the hospital (Photo: SGGP)

With the aim of encouraging students to buy insurance, the new law took effect last January and has received public backing. Students only pay the equivalent of 3 percent of the country’s minimum salary for employees of State-owned companies (VND 980,000).

Accordingly, over 1.2 million students paid 174 billion for insurance during the 2009-2010 academic year, said Do Quang Khanh, deputy head of the insurance company.

According to the insurance company, 90 percent of the fund would go towards examination and treatment, 10 percent for primary healthcare in schools.

The company also revealed that primary, senior and junior high school students buy insurance more than university students do.

In 2009, many pupils were reimbursed for hospital expenditures after being discharged from medical clinics; some even received nearly VND100 million in rebates. Parents are very happy as the insurance fund has shared the financial burden when their children got sick. For instance, a student of the Primary Nguyen Van Troi in Ho Chi Minh City’s district 2 got a VND80 million rebate from the insurance company, after she received treatment for an incurable ailment for two months at the district hospital.

According to the new regulation, the insurance company will pay 100 percent of students’ hospital fees, if they are lower than 15 percent of the national minimum salary, or if students received treatment at their district medical clinics. If students received treatment at public big city hospitals or at facilities they did not registered with beforehand, the insurance company will pay 70 percent, 50 percent and 30 percent for third, second and first class hospitals respectively.

Schools have been assigned the duty of collecting insurance premiums and propagandizing students and parents about the benefits insurance participants receive, said Mr. Khanh.

Students will pay the insurance premiums of VND282,000 for the academic year 2010-2011 and the government will provide VND78, 000. Students from low-income families in other provinces will pay VND131,000 if they purchase insurance in the city.

Source: SGGP

ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital returns Vietnam

In Uncategorized on August 11, 2010 at 11:23 am

The ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital – the world’s only airborne ophthalmic surgical and training facility – returned to Vietnam’s central coastal city of Da Nang on August 10, to transfer ophthalmic surgical techniques as well training programs.

Eye experts of the Flying Hospital are conducting the first surgery (Photo: Courtesy of Orbis Vietnam)

From now to August 20, the hospital’s experts will provide treatment to 275 eye patients in Danang City and 200 people in the central province of Thua Thien – Hue in September.

Thirteen leading ophthalmic experts from the UK, the US, Canada and ten Laotian and Cambodian doctors, will deliver lectures to 41 ophthalmologists and nurses at Da Nang Eye Hospital.

In addition, around 100 ophthalmologists, 20 nurses and 15 technicians will receive online lectures from the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital’s surgery ward and will also receive hands-on instruction.

The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital arrived in Vietnam for the first time at Da Nang Airport in October 2006; this is their third visit to Da Nang City.

Source: SGGP