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Vietnam’s national women’s football team actively prepares for ASIAD 16

In Uncategorized on October 24, 2010 at 7:53 pm

Vietnam’s national women’s football team actively prepares for ASIAD 16

QĐND – Sunday, October 24, 2010, 20:0 (GMT+7)

After a one week training course in Tam Dao, Vietnam’s women’s football team returned to the Vietnam Young Footballer Training Centre on October 23 to prepare for the 16th Asian Games (ASIAD) to be held in Guangzhou, China.

Three matches will be held under the direction of Coach Tran Van Phat on October 25, 27 and 29 to hone playing skills and select the best players. Mr Phat said a list of 18 footballers will be named and they will leave for Guangzhou, to train from November 1-11.

Later, the team will join ASIAD athletes to prepare for the qualifying rounds for berths in the semi-finals.

Vietnam’s women’s team will be in Group A with the Republic of Korea, Jordan and China. The two strongest teams in each group will enter the semi-final round.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Nha Trang hosts International Half Marathon Races 2010

In Uncategorized on October 24, 2010 at 7:53 pm

Nha Trang hosts International Half Marathon Races 2010

QĐND – Sunday, October 24, 2010, 20:1 (GMT+7)

The second international half marathon competition was held in Nha Trang city on October 24 as part of “Japan Culture Days in Nha Trang-Khanh Hoa”.

More than 230 athletes from Vietnam, Japan and other countries around the world took part in the event and competed in the women’s and men’s 5km, 10km and 21km events. A delegation from Khanh Hoa province took the lead in all the events.

This year’s competition strengthened fine relations between Vietnam and Japan and offered a good opportunity to promote Nha Thang –Khanh Hoa to international friends.

The event was co-organised by the Japanese General Consulate in HCM City and the central province of Khanh Hoa.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Asian Pupils’ Table Tennis Championship opens

In Uncategorized on October 24, 2010 at 7:53 pm

Asian Pupils’ Table Tennis Championship opens

QĐND – Sunday, October 24, 2010, 20:6 (GMT+7)

The 2010 Asian Pupils’ Table Tennis Championship got underway at the Hai Duong Sports Centre on October 22.

The tournament has attracted 85 players from mainland China, Hong Kong (China), Macao (China), Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam to compete in seven events.

It provides an excellent opportunity for regional coaches, referees and athletes to exchange their experiences and improve the quality of physical training and sports qualifications in schools.

The tournament will finish on October 26.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Relic evokes civil war ‘memories’

In Uncategorized on October 24, 2010 at 4:05 pm

Relic evokes civil war ‘memories’

QĐND – Sunday, October 24, 2010, 20:11 (GMT+7)

The Luy Thay (Master rampart) system must have been an imposing structure 400 years ago.

It is still a must-see destination in the northern central province of Quang Binh, not least for its history, its place in what historians have called a 50-year civil war between the Trinh and Nguyen families. They ruled the north and south of the country respectively between 1558 and 1777.

Built in 1630 by Dao Duy Tu (1572-1634), a famous high-ranking mandarin of the Nguyen lords, the 34-kilometer system had three ramparts: Truong Duc, Tran Ninh (or Dau Mau), and Truong

Sa. It was called Thay rampart because Lord Nguyen Phuc Nguyen, who ordered Tu to build the system, considered Tu as his master.

After four years of construction, the ramparts, made of clay and stones, were six meters high and at some points, the bottom had a width of six meters as well.

Wars and time have taken their toll, and the impressive defense system that once protected the Nguyen lords’ reign from the attacks of the Trinh lords can now only be seen along the Nhat Le River. The 12-kilometer long Tran Ninh rampart is one of the few vestiges of the Luy Thay.

Another section can be found in the center of Dong Hoi Town, marked by Quang Binh Quan – one of the three gates built along the Truong Sa rampart.

Now on Tran Phu Street, the gate was first strengthened with stones in 1825 by King Minh Mang, the second emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945). It was repaired again in 1961 but was almost destroyed by US bombs during the Vietnam War.

In 1994, the Quang Binh Quan section, which is 8.4 meters long and two meters high, was restored and recognized as a national relic.

Source: Thanhniennews


Source: QDND

A special Khanh Hoa offering

In Uncategorized on October 24, 2010 at 4:05 pm

A special Khanh Hoa offering

QĐND – Sunday, October 24, 2010, 20:10 (GMT+7)

Undulating white sand dunes all along the beautiful Doc Let Beach have made it a favorite in the central province of Khanh Hoa.

Visitors often choose to stay at highly popular Doc Let Resort, but winning the hearts and minds of increasing numbers of tourists in recent years is the White Sand Doc Let Resort & Spa, which opened in 2004.

Covering 12 hectares, the resort houses 54 bungalows with balconies opening to the sea, allowing you to sunbathe during the day, and watch the moon at night, not to mention the unforgettable early morning sunrise.

An added attraction at the resort is that it is virtually a botanical garden with many different kinds of trees and flowers. And willing to talk with you extensively about the flowers, from roses to daisies to orchids, are the resort’s owners – Chau Thi Thanh Truc and her husband, Hoang Van Hien. Both spend a lot of time taking care of the flowers and trees to make the resort an ideal destination for those who want to learn about the flora.

The absence of artificial decorations along the resort’s beach spanning more than a kilometer makes it a fond spot. The beach is decorated perfectly naturally and beautifully by the purple color of morning glory flowers (Ipomoea pescaprae) that grow wild at several spots.

As the sea is shallow – the water only reaches your head more than a 100 meters from the coast – even those who can’t swim can have a relaxing, fun time. When the tide is low, the sight of thousands upon thousands of sand crabs running across the beach is one of the special images that White Sand offers.

The resort also makes space for a seafood market where tourists can buy crabs, prawns and other items and then ask the sellers or the resort’s chefs to cook them. It is recommended that the seafood is steamed or grilled and eaten with pepper salt.

Tourists can rest assured that they are not paying exorbitant prices, because outside sellers are allowed to join the market for free on condition that they sell fresh food and at market prices.

The resort also has a spa, a bar with pool tables and a range of water sports for those looking for outdoor excitement.

Source: Thanhnien/VNN


Source: QDND

Joined forces help the poor

In Uncategorized on October 24, 2010 at 4:05 pm

Joined forces help the poor

QĐND – Saturday, October 23, 2010, 23:12 (GMT+7)

The Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee launched a “Month for the poor” on October 14. Millions of poor people across the country have been assisted by the group’s Fund for the Poor.

A VOV reporter interviewed Ms Ha Thi Lien, Vice President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee. 

VOV: Could you please tell us about the Fund for the Poor? 

Ha Thi Lien: Over the last 10 years, the Fund has received VND5,120 billion from donations and the Government assistance. More than 1 million houses for the poor were built or repaired by this fund. It also provided poor people with production materials, disadvantages pupils with books and the poor patients with fees.  

Groups and individuals nationwide have donated thousands of billions of VND for social security programmes and other activities to help the poor and victims of natural disasters.

VOV: Who ragulates the Fund? 

Ha Thi Lien: The foundation of funds for charity is regulated by Decree 148 of the Government. Since the Fund was founded, we annually report its operation publicly. All the assistance is proved to go to real recipients. 

VOV: How is the money delivered to the poor? 

Ha Thi Lien: Along with members of local Fatherland Front Central Committees, the staffs of relevant ministries, departments and organisations nationwide are involved in the campaign. They help to match assistance to the appropriate targets. They are responsible for the Fund in their localities. 

Various programmes are often launches by the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee in the closing months of the year, such as “Joining hands for the poor” from December 25-30, which receive strong support from businesses.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Hospitals to be relocated to outer suburbs in capital plan

In Uncategorized on October 24, 2010 at 4:05 pm

Hospitals to be relocated to outer suburbs in capital plan

QĐND – Saturday, October 23, 2010, 23:12 (GMT+7)

A detailed plan is being developed to move Ha Noi hospitals to outer suburbs as part of the capital’s construction plans, a conference between the People’s Committee and the Ministry of Health heard on Thursday.

“City authorities will try their best to facilitate the relocation of the hospitals,” said deputy chairman of the Ha Noi People’s Committee, Phi Thai Binh.

The city is set to become a hub of high-quality healthcare under plans being reviewed by the Government.

t present, there are 72 hospitals in the city, 32 managed by the ministries of health, public security, national defence, construction and transport, and 40 others run by the Department of Health. Half of these health centres are in four inner districts: Hoan Kiem, Ba Dinh, Dong Da and Hai Ba Trung. The conference concluded that hospitals should be treated according to their function. Those that treat infectious or viral diseases and produce large amounts of medical waste will be shifted from populous areas to suburban areas and the abandoned buildings will be turned into medical research centres.

Additional facilities will be built elsewhere for hospitals with no room for expansion. All new hospitals managed by the city’s Health Department must be built at least 25km from central Ha Noi and near State- and district-level hospitals to ensure that technology can be transferred efficiently.

Ha Noi hopes to build five multi-functional medical complexes in the future on a total area of 600 hectares in the Gia Lam, Long Bien, Soc Son, Son Tay and Phu Xuyen districts. The quality gap between district and provincial hospitals and State-level hospitals is causing State hospitals to be overcrowded with patients.

Key hospitals, including Bach Mai Hospital, the National Obstetric and Gynaecological Hospital and the Viet Nam National Hospital for Paediatrics in Ha Noi, overbook their hospital rooms and do not have enough beds to meet demand.

During the first six months of the year, Bach Mai hospital, one of biggest hospitals in the country, has operated at 47 per cent above its capacity level.

A survey conducted by the Institute of Health Strategy and Policy in 2007 showed that State hospitals, particularly obstetrics and children’s hospitals, were unable to meet demand.

Source: VNS/VNN

Source: QDND

Vietnamese share sentiments with flood-hit victims

In Uncategorized on October 24, 2010 at 4:04 pm

Vietnamese share sentiments with flood-hit victims

QĐND – Sunday, October 24, 2010, 21:5 (GMT+7)

PANO – Sympathy among people developed during the recent flooding in Vietnam’s Central Provinces.

Handing a package of instant noodles, Thai Thi Huu, a mother with three children affected by Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin, movingly recalled “As the water level was rising, several families in my village helped me take my children to a higher and drier place. They also gave us food during these difficult days”.

Mrs. Thai Thi Huu was among food-hit victims in Hung Chinh commune, Vinh city, Nghe An province. Some have evacuated to safer places, but some are still living on their house roofs with support and sympathy from their neighbors and benefactors.

Currents and undertow of the swift-flowing flood waters are very dangerous, especially for Thai Thi Huu’s three AO children.

Also in Hung Chinh commune, elderly Nguyen Thi Chau, who lives alone, is being looked after by her neighbors. It is the neighbors’ sentiments that made elderly Chau decide not to evacuate. She said “My neighbors are still beside me. I am not afraid of the flooding. I will be here waiting for the ebb of the flooding and tidying up my house”.

According to Mr. Luu Ngoc Tu, a secretary of Hung Chinh commune’s Party Committee, when the flooding was at its peak, the local cadres and youths went to each house to give assistance.

“Several villages in my commune were completely isolated. We have tried our best to give direct aid to villagers”, the secretary said.

In Vinh Tan Ward, Vinh City, the family of Ho Trong Thuy, aged 47, received more than 40 victims during the flooding. Along with the accommodation, they also offered food and care for the elderly and children.

Good deeds from Mr. Thuy and other kind-hearted neighbors in Central Vietnam have proved the solidarity and readiness to grant helping hands of Vietnamese, featuring the noble virtue and long-term tradition of “helping the poor under any circumstances”.

Translated by Mai Huong

Source: QDND

Nuclear power plant locations made public

In Uncategorized on October 24, 2010 at 4:04 pm

Nuclear power plant locations made public

QĐND – Saturday, October 23, 2010, 23:12 (GMT+7)

Vietnam’s first two nuclear power plants will be built in the central coastal province of Ninh Thuan, with Plant No. 1 located in Vinh Truong village of Phuoc Dinh commune and the other in Thai An village of Vinh Hai commune.

The sites of these plants were announced at a conference held in Ninh Thuan province on Oct. 22 by the provincial Industrial and Trade Department and the committee in charge of preparation of investments for nuclear power and renewable energy projects.

Located about 20km from Phan Rang-Thap Cham city in the heart of Ninh Thuan province, Plant No. 1 will cover a land area of 502 ha, including 123 ha reserved for its core zone, where the reactor will be situated, and 379 ha for its safety zone. 

The plant will encompass 310 ha of sea with 38 ha designed for a port and its facilities, and 272 ha for a safety zone. The facilities of the plant’s management and operation control boards will cover 20 ha.

The Ninh Thuan Plant No.1 is designed to have four 1,000-MW turbines to produce 4,000 MW. It will used imported fuels which will be transported by ship. Its first turbine is scheduled to start working in 2020.

The Ninh Thuan Plant No.2 will be built on a land area of 514 ha, with 119 ha for its core area and 395 ha for its safety zone.

The plant will have 308 ha of sea, including 36 ha for its port area and 272 ha for its safety zone.

With the same design capacity as the Ninh Thuan Plant No.1, Plant No. 2 is expected to commission its first turbine in 2021, the second in 2022, the third in 2024 and the last in 2025.

At the conference, representatives of the preparatory committee for nuclear power and renewable energy project also reported briefly on preparations for the project and provincial authorities provided information about land clearance on the sites.

Source: Vietnamplus

Source: QDND

Thai magazine praises President Ho Chi Minh

In Uncategorized on October 24, 2010 at 4:04 pm

Thai magazine praises President Ho Chi Minh

QĐND – Saturday, October 23, 2010, 23:12 (GMT+7)

The Thai magazine of Public Opinion in its latest issue ran an article praising the Vietnamese late President Ho Chi Minh’s contribution to his nation.

It said the stories of Ho Chi Minh, also called “Uncle Ho” by the Vietnamese people, are associated with the country’s heroic traditions in the past two generations. It provides readers with information about the president’s life and activities during his journeys around the world to find the path to national salvation.

The paper recalled the 1928-1929 period when Ho Chi Minh was in Thailand to foster cooperation between the two countries during the time of Prime Minister Pridi Phanomyyong.

In its earlier issue the paper had published a poem about Hanoi by Navarad, a famous Thai poet, after attending the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long – Hanoi.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND