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Vietnam builds Cam Ranh port by itself

In Uncategorized on October 30, 2010 at 2:40 pm




Vietnam builds Cam Ranh port by itself


QĐND – Saturday, October 30, 2010, 21:22 (GMT+7)

PANO – “Vietnam has decided to build Cam Ranh port by its own resources,” said Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in a press conference in Hanoi on October 30th.


The press conference was held after the 17th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits concluded successfully in Hanoi.


Answering the People’s Army Newspaper Online question about the construction of the Cam Ranh port, the prime minister said that Vietnam planned to build a service complex in this port to supply resources for the Vietnamese Navy.


The prime minister also said that Vietnam, is willing to provide services, like other countries in the world, for naval ships from every country, including submarines, when they request.


Vietnam will also consider to sign contracts with Russian businesses which meet the technical demands on providing consultancy for constructing the port.


Ngoc Hung – Bao Trung


Source: QDND

Vietnam to receive 5 million foreign visitors

In Uncategorized on October 30, 2010 at 2:13 pm




Vietnam to receive 5 million foreign visitors


QĐND – Saturday, October 30, 2010, 20:57 (GMT+7)

Vietnam expects to welcome 5 million visitors this year, up by 800,000 over the yearly target, according to the tourism sector.


In the first ten months of this year, almost 4.2 million foreign tourists arrived in Vietnam, up 39 percent over the same period last year, according to the General Statistics Office.


In October – the month of the 1000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi, the number of tourists arriving in Vietnam increased sharply with over 440,000, higher by 99.3 percent over the same period last year.


Tourists from Asian countries also rose rapidly, including China, the Republic of Korea and Japan.


Tourist numbers from ASEAN countries also increased strongly, by 97.2 percent from Cambodia, over 41 percent from Thailand and 28.4 percent from Malaysia.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

Vietnam Airlines uses new terminal at Paris airport

In Uncategorized on October 30, 2010 at 2:12 pm

 

Vietnam Airlines uses new terminal at Paris airport
QĐND – Saturday, October 30, 2010, 20:57 (GMT+7)

 

 

Vietnam Airlines will use a new terminal, Terminal 2E, at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris as of October 31st.

Mr. Pham Viet Thanh, Deputy General Director of Vietnam Airlines, said that Terminal 2E, with the most modern facilities, will help the air carrier to improve its service quality for passengers traveling on flights between Vietnam and France or in transit at the airport before heading to other destinations.

At present, Vietnam Airlines uses the Boeing 777 for eight non-stop flights weekly from Vietnam to Paris.

Until the end of October, Vietnam Airlines’ employees have raised funds of VND1.2 billion to help flood victims in the central provinces.

According to Vietnam Airlines’ leadership, the air carrier transports for free all relief goods donated by organsiations, including the Vietnam Fatherland Front, the People’s Committee of cities and provinces, the Vietnam Red Cross as well as domestic and international charities, to flood victims from HCMC and Hanoi to Vinh, Dong Hoi, Hue and Danang.

Source: LD&NLD

Translated by Duy Minh

 

 

2,500 cruise visitors tour Vietnam

In Uncategorized on October 30, 2010 at 2:12 pm




2,500 cruise visitors tour Vietnam


QĐND – Saturday, October 30, 2010, 20:57 (GMT+7)

The Saigontourist Travel Service Company (Saigontourist) welcomed 2,500 cruise visitors, mainly from European countries, on the Costa Romantica cruise that docked in Ha Long Bay on October 29th.


During the 6-day tour, the tourists will visit popular tourist sites in Vietnam, such as Ha Long Bay, Yen Tu Mountain and Bai Chay beach in the northern province of Quang Ninh; the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Temple of Literature and old quarters in Hanoi; Thanh Ha pottery village, My Son Sanctuary in Danang city; the Thien Mu pagoda, Minh Mang Tomb and Hue Royal Palace in Thua Thien Hue provinces, to name a few.


On November 2nd, Saigontourist will receive another 2,500 cruise visitors on the Costa Classica to tour Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi – My Tho – Danang – Hoi An and Thua Thien Hue.


From the beginning of this year, the company has welcomed more than 45,000 foreign tourists, mainly from European countries traveling on cruise ships.


Source: HNM


Translated by Duy Minh


Source: QDND

VFF Int’l Football Cup to open

In Uncategorized on October 30, 2010 at 2:11 pm




VFF Int’l Football Cup to open


QĐND – Saturday, October 30, 2010, 20:57 (GMT+7)

The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) International Football Cup 2010 will kick off at My Dinh National Stadium on November 2-6.


Teams from Singapore, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the Republic of Korea (RoK) and host Vietnam will participate in the event.


As scheduled, the foreign teams will arrive in Hanoi on October 30, two days before the first match.


To ensure the best quality for the biggest friendly tournament this year and in preparation for the AFF Suzuki Cup 2010, the organising board has planned to invite FIFA-level referees to oversee the matches.


The main group of referees includes Mahapab Chaiya Alee from Thailand and two Vietnamese, Hoang Anh Tuan and Phung Dinh Dung. Personal assistants to the referees will be Wetchakan Atthakorn and Pansakorn Manop from Thailand, and Nguyen Ngoc Ha and Nguyen Phong Vu from Vietnam.


The fourth referee is Wongkamdee Porached from Thailand and the referee supervisor is Mohd Jamil Bin Zakaria from Malaysia.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

Inflation likely in remaining months of 2010

In Uncategorized on October 30, 2010 at 2:11 pm




Inflation likely in remaining months of 2010


QĐND – Saturday, October 30, 2010, 20:57 (GMT+7)

Economists and managers forecasted the risks of re-inflation in the remaining months of this year and now it has become a reality.


Many notable events took place in the last week of October including the hot issue of escalating prices at the National Assembly’s 9th session, problems with production and business operations of domestic enterprises and negative consequences of recent historic floods in the central region.


In addition, according to the General Statistics of Office (GSO), the Consumer Price Index (CPI) saw a strong rise of 1.05 percent in October compared to September. Experts say with this high level, the CPI in the past 10 months reached 7.58 percent (nearly the 8 percent set by the government for the entire year).


In theory, to curb the inflation rate at 8 percent this year, the CPI should be allowed to increase by 0.21 percent in the two remaining months. This figure means that combating inflation over 8 percent is very difficult and not feasible in the remaining months of 2010.


Economic experts attributed the increase to the foreign exchange rate, rising prices in the world markets and adjustment of prices for raw input materials such as iron, steel and gas, which will have an adverse impact on prices of goods in the remaining months of the year.


The increase in the foreign exchange rate for a series of essential imported goods will raise input costs for production and continue to drive the prices of goods up.


In October, there was also an increase in prices for 300 types of goods including milk (ranging from 8 to 10 percent), domestic confectionaries and cooking oil (2-3 percent), sugar (10 percent), imported confectionaries (5-7 percent), according to the Vietnam Supermarket Association.


After October, both managers and consumers will feel the heat of potential escalating prices for many goods in the next months. This is expected to become worse due to fluctuations in the domestic gold market and the rise of the US dollar in recent weeks.


High inflation in October and prediction of rising prices in the remaining months of this year indicate that monetary policies will continue to be tightened. Banking and economic experts say that banks will find it difficult to reduce interest rates while inflation rate continues to rise.


Relevant agencies, ministries and businesses also find it themselves difficult to curb inflation if interest rates decrease. If interest rates remain high, businesses will also have to face high input costs for production. As a result, the price of goods will increase, especially in the remaining months of this year while the consumer demands are predicted to be great. This poses a challenge to stabilize prices of goods in the local market.


In general, economic experts said that inflation cannot be curbed only by stabilizing prices in the market. It is necessary to solve thorny problems in the macro-economy such as budget overspending, high import surplus, the trade deficit, a reduction in foreign currency reserves, high interest rates on loans, and lack of synchronized policies.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

VND70 billion for Ha Tinh flood victims

In Uncategorized on October 30, 2010 at 2:11 pm




VND70 billion for Ha Tinh flood victims


QĐND – Saturday, October 30, 2010, 20:57 (GMT+7)

Domestic and foreign organisations have provided relief aid worth VND70 billion for flood victims in the central province of Ha Tinh as of October 29.


Le Dinh Son, Vice Chairman of Ha Tinh provincial People’s Committee, said the province supported supplying corn seeds and vegetables to farmers, and 17.5 tonnes of vegetables and 40 tonnes of corn seeds were delivered to flood victims.


Each family will be provided 15 kg of rice per month for three months.


On the same day, East Asia University in coordination with Da Nang City’s Small-and-Medium-sized Enterprises Association collected more than VND530 million for flood victims in Nghe An and Ha Tinh provinces. The assistance was donated by students, businesses, individuals and organisations in Da Nang City.   


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

Deputy PM welcomes ITAR-TASS delegation

In Uncategorized on October 30, 2010 at 2:10 pm




Deputy PM welcomes ITAR-TASS delegation


QĐND – Saturday, October 30, 2010, 20:57 (GMT+7)

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan received a visiting delegation from the Russian news agency ITAR-TASS led by First Deputy General Director M.V. Kalmycov in Hanoi on October 29.


The ITAR-TASS delegation is on a working visit to Vietnam from October 23-31 at the invitation of the Vietnam News Agency (VNA).


At the reception, Deputy PM Nhan affirmed that the Vietnamese people and he himself always extend the best sentiments towards the land and people of Russia.


At present, Russia is home to more than 5,000 Vietnamese students and thousands of Vietnamese officials are fluent in Russian language, he said, adding that this is a vivid manifestation of the long-term traditional relationship that has been fostered by the two countries’ leaders and people over the past 80 years.


The Deputy PM also reviewed the good cooperation between the two countries in various areas, including the Petersburg University’s assistance for Vietnam to build an e-library for university education in 2009.


During President Medvedev’s upcoming visit to Vietnam, the two sides are expected to sign an agreement in which Russia will help Vietnam build its first nuclear power plant, he said.


Nhan said that Vietnam pays attention to scientific development during its industrialisation and modernisation process. Therefore, the country wants the Russian Academy of Sciences to become an important strategic partner of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology.


He said he was pleased with the closer and more effective cooperation between ITAR-TASS and VNA in recent years, expressing his belief that this cooperation will further develop in the future.


He also suggested that the two news agencies annually issue several joint publications highlighting the ten most important events of each country to strengthen mutual understanding between the two peoples.


For his part, Kalmycov said that he will try his best to realise the Deputy PM’s proposals, adding that ITAR-TASS and VNA have been implementing well a cooperation agreement that they signed in 2008.


During his stay in Vietnam, the ITAR-TASS First Deputy General Director interviewed State President Nguyen Minh Triet on the long-lasting traditional friendship and strategic partnership between Vietnam and Russia.


State President Triet said that a task set for the two countries in the future is how to make their strategic partnership and comprehensive cooperation more practical and effective, meeting the interests and aspiration of the two peoples.


At first, the two countries should speed up the implementation of strategic cooperation projects, including projects on oil and gas exploration and exploitation in Vietnam, Russia and third countries, building nuclear power plants in Vietnam and establishing the Vietnam-Russia Technological University, he said.


Vietnam and Russia should also expand their cooperation to new areas such as telecommunications and banking.


Earlier on the day, the ITAR-TASS delegation held talks with VNA General Director Tran Mai Huong during which the two sides exchanged views on the implementation of their cooperation agreement and discussed ways to expand cooperation in the new situation.


ITAR-TASS First Deputy General Director Kalmykov will attend and cut the ribbon to open a photo exhibition themed “A Glimpse of Russia” in Hanoi co-organised by VNA, ITAR-TASS and the Russian Embassy in Vietnam.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

Vietnam contributes to good relations between ASEAN and partners

In Uncategorized on October 30, 2010 at 2:10 pm




Vietnam contributes to good relations between ASEAN and partners


QĐND – Saturday, October 30, 2010, 20:57 (GMT+7)

State President Nguyen Minh Triet received leaders attending the 17th ASEAN Summit and related summits, including the East Asia Summit (EAS) in Hanoi on October 30.


He confirmed Vietnam has continued to strengthen bilateral and multilateral relations with countries in the region and the world, contributing to the development of good relations between ASEAN and its partners.


Vietnam hopes ASEAN’s partners will continue cooperating and assisting the region in carrying out its goal of building a successful ASEAN community, and support the bloc’s key role in regional forums, he noted.


Earlier, President Triet welcomed the President of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Lee Myung-bak, who was attending the 17th ASEAN Summit and related summits.


He applauded the Korean President for joining the events and affirmed that the relationship between Vietnam and the RoK is developing well, and the two sides should push for high-ranking visits to reinforce trust and bilateral cooperative opportunities.


Vietnam wants Korean businesses to increase investment in infrastructure, high technology and diplomacy to strengthen the relationship between the two countries, he said.        


President Triet highly appreciated the fact that President Lee Myung-bak paid attention to and dealt with the sad situations of some Vietnamese brides in Korea, and Vietnam wants both sides to exchange ideas to build a legal framework to protect Vietnamese brides in the RoK. He emphasised that coordination to resolve the situation recently demonstrated mutual trust, sharing and understanding.


The Korean President confirmed his visit to Vietnam last year had resolved many issues and helped the two countries overcome difficulties. He said the Korean people are very sad about the unfortunate events involving Vietnamese brides. The Korean Government has added regulations concerning this issue and the Korean people also increased their awareness and now pay more attention to the situation of foreign brides.


He said at present, there are 14 countries providing labourers to the RoK and Vietnam has the largest number, Korean businesses always want to use Vietnamese labourers because they are industrious and highly-skilled. He also said he believed that, as an intelligent and hard-working country, Vietnam will soon become one of the strongest in the South East Asian region.        


President Lee Myung-buk invited President Triet to visit the RoK and said he hopes the two countries will cooperate in international forums.


On the occasion, the Korean President informed the Vietnamese President that the RoK had finished procedures to prepare for importing dragon fruit, one of Korea’s favourite fruits, from Vietnam.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

Jetstar says will service more flights for Lunar New Year

In Uncategorized on October 30, 2010 at 11:41 am

Vietnam’s low cost airline Jetstar Pacific has said it would increase domestic flights to meet soaring travel demand during the Lunar New Year, which falls on February 3.

Jetstar Pacific said it would add one daily service to the HCM City – Hanoi schedule, four flights for HCM City – Da Nang and two flights for Da Nang – Hanoi.

The routes from HCM City to Hue, Vinh and Hai Phong will also be increased to two flights per day.

Jetstar is running a cheap ticket program with ticket price from VND300,000 (US$15) per ticket, which runs until November 1.

The program aims to stimulate travel demand during Tet holiday, said a representative of Jetstar.

The cheap tickets are applied for flights from Hanoi, Hai Phong, Vinh, Da Nang and Hue to Ho Chi Minh City, which depart from January 26 – February 3, 2011.

The cheap tickets are also applied for flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang and Hanoi, which depart from February 14 – 19, 2011.

Source: SGGP