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Vietnam Airlines flies Hong Kong-Da Nang route

In Uncategorized on November 27, 2010 at 2:52 pm
Vietnam Airlines flies Hong Kong-Da Nang route
QĐND – Saturday, November 27, 2010, 21:42 (GMT+7)

The national flag carrier, Vietnam Airlines, and Hong Kong’s Vietlink International Travel Company on Nov. 26 officially launched a direct air route linking Vietnam’s central city of Da Nang and Hong Kong (China).

Using Vietnam Airlines’ 184-seat Airbus 321 aircraft, these charter flights will operate every Tuesday and Friday from Nov. 26 to May 3.

Nguyen Quoc Tuan, head of Vietnam Airlines office in Hong Kong, said the new service would contribute to the development of tourism in Da Nang and Vietnam.

Source: VNA


Source: QDND

Flight from Da Nang to Buon Ma Thuot

Flight from Da Nang to Da Lat

Flight from Da Nang to Ha Noi

Flight from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh

Flight from Da Nang to Nha Trang

Flight from Da Nang to Pleiku

Flight to Hong Kong from

Vietnam to have own fleet for flight inspection for Navaids and Surveillance equipment by 2015

In Uncategorized on November 27, 2010 at 2:52 pm




Vietnam to have own fleet for flight inspection for Navaids and Surveillance equipment by 2015


QĐND – Saturday, November 27, 2010, 21:42 (GMT+7)

According to the Vietnam Air Traffic Technical Company (ATTECH), Vietnam will have its own fleet for flight inspection for Navaids and Surveillance equipment by 2015.


So far, Vietnam’s aviation industry has been trying to fulfill the goal of its own flight inspection for Navaids and Surveillance equipment by 2010, said Mr. Trinh Van Hai, ATTECH’s Director.


Vietnam has been preparing, studying and implementing several practices in flight inspection as well as upgrading it to meet the strict requirements by the aviation industry.


Previously, Vietnam had to commission flight inspection from foreign companies. Because Navaids and Surveillance equipment did not meet ICAO’s standards, causing increases in flight inspection fees, USD 800.000 to 1 million each flight.


Flight inspection for Navaids and Surveillance equipment have already been carried out at northern airports, it is projected at airports in central and southern regions in the near future.


Vietnam is expected to have its own fleet of flight inspection for Navaids and Surveillance equipment to meet international standards.


Reported by Song Ha/ Photo: vasco.com.vn


Translated by Duy Minh


Source: QDND

Vietnam Airlines surveys foreign markets

In Uncategorized on November 27, 2010 at 2:51 pm

 

Vietnam Airlines surveys foreign markets
QĐND – Saturday, November 27, 2010, 21:42 (GMT+7)

 

 

The national flag-carrier, Vietnam Airlines, has launched a field-trip to dynamic foreign markets, including South Korea, France, Switzerland, and Germany, in order to promote exchanges and study their experiences.

During the field-trip, from November 11th to 19th, leaders of Vietnam Airlines’ member businesses had worked with representatives from major airlines, businesses and organisations in the aviation industry.

According to members of the delegation, the field-trip and working-visits in the developed countries have helped the domestic aviation businesses improve their knowledge and experiences.

Over the past years, Vietnam Airlines’ members have made many strategic achievements and advancements.

Mr. Bui Doan Ne, Vice-Chairman of the Vietnam Aviation Business Association (VABA), a member of the delegation, said that apart from being equipped with modern technology, many officials, officers and employees of the delegation had opportunities to improve their knowledge through training programs which are launched regularly by major aviation organisations.

Vietnam Airlines has become a competitive trademark in the international market of aviation transportation, but services of the carrier need to improve in terms of service capacity and technology, and the field-trip has contributed to further development of the industry as well as the airline.

Reported by Phan Binh

Translated by Duy Minh


Source: QDND

Flight to Ha Noi from

 

Meeting marks International Day for Persons with Disabilities

In Uncategorized on November 27, 2010 at 2:51 pm




Meeting marks International Day for Persons with Disabilities


QĐND – Saturday, November 27, 2010, 21:42 (GMT+7)

A meeting to mark the International Day for Persons with Disabilities (December 3) was held in Hanoi on November 27 by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA).


In response to this year’s theme “Mainstreaming Persons with Disabilities in the Millennium Development Goals towards 2015 and Beyond”, the MOLISA has worked with relevant organisations to hold many activities, such as issuing guidance for implementing the Law on Persons with Disabilities and organising a “Persons with Disabilities and Jobs” contest and seminar to share experiences in the labour market.


After the meeting, there was a fair to introduce products made by persons with disabilities and to announce the winners of the “persons with disabilities and jobs” contest as well as cultural and sporting activities for disabled people.


A job bazaar was also held to provide opportunities for disabled people to look for employment.


An exchange called “Disabilities and Development” will take place at the Hanoi Children’s Cultural Palace in the evening of November 27 to honour businesses that have helped persons with disabilities overcome difficulties in recent times.


On the occasion, the US based NGO, LDSC presented 15 wheelchairs to Vietnamese disabled people.


There are around 600 million persons with disabilities in the world, including 400 million people in 63 countries and territories in the Asia-Pacific region. Vietnam has around 5.3 million persons with disabilities, accounting for 6.34 percent of its population.

Source: VOV


Source: QDND

VNA urges closer regional ties in multimedia

In Uncategorized on November 27, 2010 at 2:51 pm

Source: QDND

Vietnam commits to tiger conservation

In Uncategorized on November 27, 2010 at 2:50 pm




Vietnam commits to tiger conservation


QĐND – Saturday, November 27, 2010, 21:42 (GMT+7)

Vietnam stands ready to cooperate with foreign countries and international organizations in improving tiger conservation on its own soil and the region as whole.

Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Bui Cach Tuyen made this commitment at a historic tiger conservation forum held in Saint Petersburg, Russia, from November 21-24.

Tuyen also pledged to fulfil the target of the Global Tiger Initiative as a key element in the effort to protect biodiversity.

“Vietnam is committed to full involvement in and stronger support for relevant regional or global programmes,” said the Deputy Minister. He cited the ASEAN-Wildlife Enforcement Network (ASEAN-WEN) website, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and Interpol as evidence of this.

He also pledged full participation in other bilateral and multilateral frameworks on conservation of tigers in particular and biodiversity in general.

The summit, hosted by Russian Prime Minister V. Putin, was the first international forum on conservation of an endangered wildlife species.

The event was attended by high-profile representatives from 13 countries home to wild tigers, namely India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia, Thailand, China and Vietnam. Also present were representatives of UN agencies and foreign non-governmental organisations engaged in biodiversity conservation.

At the summit, governments capped a year-long political process with about 127 million USD in new funding to support the plan known as the Global Tiger Recovery Programme. The funding will include a large loan package from the World Bank to some tiger range countries and millions in additional grants from the Global Environment Facility.

The World-Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) committed 50 million USD over the next five years on tiger conservation and set a goal of increasing that to 85 million USD.

The Global Tiger Initiative was raised by the WB President in 2008 with tiger range countries committed to doubling the current wild tiger population of close to 3,200 individuals by 2022.

Source: VNA


Source: QDND

Campaign to follow Uncle Ho’s moral life

In Uncategorized on November 27, 2010 at 2:50 pm




Campaign to follow Uncle Ho’s moral life


QĐND – Saturday, November 27, 2010, 21:42 (GMT+7)

The “Study and follow Ho Chi Minh’s moral example” campaign has made great impacts on society and gained important initial outcomes, said Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh.

The Party Chief, who is also the Head of the Central Steering Committee for the campaign, made the affirmation at the committee’s meeting in Hanoi on Nov. 26.

According to Manh, the campaign has continuously created clearer and stronger changes in work styles of Party members and State officials and raised their sense of following the late President’s example in the field.

The campaign has also helped drive back degradation in political ideology, ethics and lifestyle of Party members, State employees and the entire society, said the Party Chief.

He emphasised that the campaign had contributed significantly to the country’s accomplishment of socio-economic tasks as well as to building the Party purely and strongly and organising the party committee congresses at all levels successfully to prepare for the Party’s XIth National Congress.

Steering Committee members agreed that after four years of implementation, the campaign had become an important facet of all operations of the Party, the administration, and mass organisation at all levels, and made positive changes in awareness in Party members and people.

They also underlined the need to create a high level of consensus in the Party and the entire political system, firstly with those who hold key positions in all branches at all levels, on the significance, importance, goals, requirements, content and responsibility regarding the implementation of the drive.

In addition, they said the content of the campaign must be specific and combined closely with political tasks in each period and stressed the necessity to step up the spread of information on Uncle Ho’s moral example and outstanding individuals in the campaign.

Source: VNA


Source: QDND

The ELSA 2010 Meeting concludes

In Uncategorized on November 27, 2010 at 2:49 pm




The ELSA 2010 Meeting concludes


QĐND – Saturday, November 27, 2010, 21:42 (GMT+7)

PANO – The 10th scientific meeting on Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery of Asia (ELSA) under the theme “Firm Foundation, Technical Development” and the 3rd Vietnam Association of Endolaparoscopic Surgeons (VAES) Congress concluded at the National Convention Center in Hanoi on November 27th.


Around 1,800 leading professors, doctors and endoscopic experts from more than 30 countries over the world participated in the three-day meeting.


Scientific reports focused on not only endoscopic achievements in digestion, obstetrics and pediatrics but also the latest applications such as robotic surgery.


Translated by Tran Hoai


Source: QDND

EU finance ministers to meet on Irish aid plan Sunday

In Uncategorized on November 27, 2010 at 1:51 pm

European Union finance ministers are to meet in Brussels on Sunday to discuss the EU aid plan for debt-ravaged Ireland, a French source said Saturday.


The source familiar with the issue said French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde had called for a meeting of her colleagues from eurozone countries, to be joined afterwards by ministers from the rest of the EU.


Originally it had been planned for them to communicate simply by telephone to approve the package worth 85 billion euros (113 billion dollars) and its conditions, the source added.


 

Source: SGGP

Foreign ministers of China, Russia consult on N.Korea

In Uncategorized on November 27, 2010 at 1:51 pm

The foreign ministers of Russia and China held telephone consultations Saturday over ways to ease the surging tensions on the Korean peninsula, the Russian foreign ministry said.


Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi “underscored the need to prevent a further escalation in the situation and to work toward conditions that can ease the tensions in the two Koreas’ relations and resume the six-party talks,” the ministry said in a statement.


Both countries are involved in the six-nation negotiations on the North Korean crisis, although Moscow’s close contacts with Pyongyang have waned considerably since the Soviet era.



 

Source: SGGP