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Hanoi plans to increase its annual GDP growth rate by 12 – 13 percent

In Uncategorized on November 18, 2010 at 1:57 pm

12 more border gates to drop immigration declaration

In Uncategorized on November 5, 2010 at 3:55 pm

Thai floods worsen as toll reaches 12

In Uncategorized on October 20, 2010 at 11:04 am

BANGKOK, Oct 20, 2010 (AFP) – The worst flooding to hit parts of Thailand in decades has inundated about a quarter of the country, officials said Wednesday, as the death toll from fast rising waters climbed to 12.


Rescue teams helped evacuate stranded people by boat as homes and huge swathes of farmland have been deluged, while in Bangkok people living on the banks of the Chao Phraya River were braced for overflowing waters.


“The flooding in many provinces remains critical and the water has spread widely, leaving about one fourth of Thailand flooded,” said interior minister Chavarat Charnvirakul.


Four people died in Buriram, in eastern Thailand, as waters gushed through the streets, while the death toll in severely affected Nakhon Ratchasima has risen to four, said an official from the Thai interior ministry.


The central provinces of Rayong and Trat have both reported one casualty, while a further two people were killed in Lopburi.


More residents in Nakhon Ratchasima, where 30 of 32 districts are already under water, were told to evacuate or move to higher ground after a local reservoir burst its banks, an official said.


“We told people to leave their homes if the building has only one floor but in two storey houses they can move up to an upper level,” she said.


Chavarat said the government would double the emergency fund available to provinces for flood relief.


Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has said Nakhon Ratchasima is suffering its worst flooding in 40 to 50 years.


He estimated twice as much rain had fallen compared with last year in the mountainous province about 250 kilometres (155 miles) northeast of Bangkok.


Heavy rain and bad weather have battered countries in the region in recent weeks.


Flooding has killed dozens of people in Vietnam while in the Philippines Super Typhoon Megi left at least 14 people dead.

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Source: SGGP

Vietnam now has nearly 12,000 FDI projects

In Uncategorized on August 18, 2010 at 3:24 pm




Vietnam now has nearly 12,000 FDI projects


QĐND – Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 21:12 (GMT+7)

Vietnam has 11,807 foreign invested projects (FDI) with a total registered capital of US$188.4 billion, according to the Foreign Investment Agency under the Ministry of Planning and Investment.  


HCM City attracts most of the FDI projects with a total capitalization of US$28.7 billion, followed by Ba Ria-Vung Tau with nearly US$26 billion. Hanoi makes up 25.49 percent of the total projects and 17.6 percent of registered capital.


Four south-eastern provinces host 60.14 percent of total projects valued at 51.66 percent of registered capital, while the north-western region makes up barely 0.34 percent of the total projects and 0.11 percent of registered capital.


Currently, 91 countries and territories have invested in Vietnam. The Republic of Korea takes the lead with 2,570 projects capitalised at US$23 billion.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

Miss Huong Giang presents US $12,000 to the ”Dream of Thuy” Fund

In Uncategorized on August 1, 2010 at 7:20 pm




Miss Huong Giang presents US $12,000 to the ”Dream of Thuy” Fund


QĐND – Sunday, August 01, 2010, 21:5 (GMT+7)


Miss Tran Thi Huong Giang has handed over US $12,000 collected from the auction of the painting “Miss World Circle of Hands” (US $10,000) and donation from benefactors to “Dream of Thuy” Fund.


The sum will be used to build a new playground for children with cancer, being treated in the Ho Chi Minh City Tumor and Cancer Hospital.

The handover ceremony took place right after Miss Huong Giang received the crown and certificate of Miss Grand Slam Asia 2009 presented by Mr. Edwin Dominguez, a representative of Global Beauties Organisation on the evening of July 30th in Ho Chi Minh City.


Miss Huong Giang is the first Vietnamese beauty to win such a title from the Global Beauties Organisation.


The beauty of Vietnam has been also named the Smile Ambassador of the Operation Smile Organisation and the Strong-will Ambassador for “Dream of Thuy” Programme initiated by the Youth Newspaper.


Source: TTO


Translated by Mai Huong


Source: QDND

12,000 roses laid to martyrs

In Uncategorized on July 24, 2010 at 3:23 pm




12,000 roses laid to martyrs


QĐND – Saturday, July 24, 2010, 21:35 (GMT+7)

On the occasion of the 63rd anniversary of War Invalids and Martyrs’ Day (July 27th), a delegation of Buddhist monks and nuns from the Giac Nguyen pagoda in Da Lat city laid 12,000 roses in memory of the martyrs at the Truong Son Martyr Cemetery in the central province of Quang Tri.


The flowers were selected carefully from the beautiful gardens of Da Lat city before being transported to Quang Tri. Upon arrival at the Truong Son Martyr Cemetery, the flowers are still fresh and beautiful.


At the cemetery, the delegation held a requiem for the martyrs who died during the war for national independence. Afterwards, the participants laid the flowers on each martyrs’ tombs.


The meaningful event was initiated by the Reverend Buddhist monk, Thich Thuong Hoa, head of the Giac Nguyen Pagoda, following his first trip to the Truong Son Martyrs Cemetery in October 2009. The expense for the flowers was financed by a Da Lat businessman.


Source: Dan Tri


Translated by Duy Minh


Source: QDND

Over 12,000 people to parade on Hanoi anniversary

In Uncategorized on July 21, 2010 at 3:16 pm




Over 12,000 people to parade on Hanoi anniversary


QĐND – Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 20:58 (GMT+7)

As many as 12,320 people will participate in the celebration of the 1,000 th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi slated for October 10.


At a meeting on preparations for the anniversary in Hanoi on July 20, Nguyen Dinh Lan, Deputy Director of the Hanoi Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said a total of 8,000 people will join the mass parade, and 1,000 children will release balloons and doves while a drum and gong performance will be staged by 1,000 others.


Vice chairwoman of the Hanoi municipal People’s Committee Ngo Thi Thanh Hang, who is also deputy head of the organising board of meetings and parades asked districts, departments and agencies to mobilize the public’s participation and make plan for cultural and sports activities to serve people as well as visitors during the celebration.


The Hanoi Department of Construction is responsible for ensuring environmental hygiene, lighting and decoration of streets and public areas that host important events, especially Ba Dinh square, she said.


The municipal Industry and Trade Department needs to increase the provision of food and advertising of several products that embody outstanding cultures of Thang Long-Hanoi as well as services for visitors, she added.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND

12 cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic to perform in city

In Uncategorized on July 15, 2010 at 1:05 pm

Twelve cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic from Germany will travel to Ho Chi Minh City for a performance at the municipal Opera House on July 11.

The 12 cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic

“Innovation, brilliance and humorousness,” describe the versatile style of the 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic.


Whether they are playing classics, jazz, tango or avant-garde, listeners are invariably fascinated by the wide range of unique and intoxicating timbres that these twelve cellos can produce, and their mixture of seriousness and humor, depth and lightness, appeals to audiences of all ages.


More than one hundred contemporary composers have created works especially for the group.


The group first took stage on Easter Monday in 1974 at the Salzburg Mozarteum. Since that occasion, the group has astonished the world with the rare sounds and the tonal combination that this group of cellos has produced for the last 37 years.


They have accompanied the German president as ambassadors of Berlin and appeared on several occasions at the Japanese Imperial Palace. Their CDs regularly make the charts and in 2001 and 2005 were awarded the “Echo Klassik” prize.


The “12” previously gave a concert at Hanoi Opera House on July 10. That show and the one tonight in HCMC are part of activities marking the “Germany in Vietnam 2010” event.


Free tickets are available at the Goethe-Institute 335/4 Dien Bien Phu Street, District 3 in HCMC.

Source: SGGP

12 dead as bus plunges off elevated road in SKorea

In Uncategorized on July 4, 2010 at 4:07 pm

 A bus plunged off an elevated road as it headed to South Korea’s main airport, killing 12 passengers and injuring another dozen people.


The bus struck a guardrail as it tried to avoid a broken-down car and plummeted about 30 feet (10 meters) down from the road Saturday in Incheon, west of Seoul, police official Kang Bong-soo said.

Rescuers look at a crashed bus in Incheon, South Korea, Saturday, July 3, 2010. Police say a bus has fallen off a bridge as it was heading to an airport, killing 11 passengers and injuring another 13

A Korean-American man was among the dead. An official at Inha University Hospital in Incheon identified him as Kyu Bum Ye, citing his U.S. credit card. No further details were given. The official asked not to be named because he was not authorized to speak to media.


The injured were being treated in nearby hospitals, and some were in serious condition.


The bus was carrying 23 passengers and the driver, Kang said. The injured included a 52-year-old American man, a 23-year-old Mongolian woman and two children aged 5 and 7.


The bridge, which opened last year, links Incheon and nearby Yeongjong Island – home to Incheon International Airport.

Source: SGGP

12 dead as bus plunges off bridge in S.Korea

In Uncategorized on July 3, 2010 at 8:05 am

SEOUL, July 3, 2010 (AFP) – Twelve passengers were killed and eight others were seriously injured when their bus fell from a bridge near Seoul’s international airport on Saturday, police said.

South Korean police and firefighters recover the wreckage of the bus on July 3 2010. AFP

The death toll rose to 12 from five within a few hours after the accident, with some passengers succumbing to injuries after being taken to nearby hospitals.


TV footage of the wreckage showed the bus fell about eight metres (about 27 feet) off Incheon Bridge on to a construction site for an underpass.


A witness said the bus veered off its course as it tried to avoid colliding with a parked car.


The accident happened as the bus, which was carrying about 40 passengers, left Songdo district in Incheon City for Incheon international airport, about 20 kilometres (13 miles) away, police said.

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Source: SGGP