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HCM City hosts 4th ornamental tree festival 2010

In Uncategorized on December 24, 2010 at 4:35 am

The fourth ornamental tree festival 2010 is being held in the Suoi Tien Tourist Area, Ho Chi Minh City from December 22 to January 3, 2011.

The ornamental tree festival showcases more than 5,000 exhibits of various varieties of ornamental trees and plants including bonsais, orchids and cacti. (Photo: KK)

The annual festival showcases more than 5,000 exhibits of various varieties of ornamental trees and plants including bonsais, orchids and cacti.

More than 50 artisans along with some flower clubs and companies from across the country will participate.

Over 160 booths will display exotic ornamental plants varieties and some will also display ornamental birds, decorative fruit arrangements and rock garden displays. 

The highlights of the festival will be the bird singing competition, dog show and exquisite ornamental fish.

The festival is expected to attract a large number of visitors and will also be an opportunity for artisans to exchange and share information on the methods of caring and collecting ornamental plants.

Source: SGGP

Brazil overtakes Germany as 4th biggest car market

In Uncategorized on December 21, 2010 at 9:32 am

Brazil this year overtook Germany as the fourth-biggest car market in the world — and foreign investors see huge potential as the Latin American giant becomes increasingly prosperous.


At the end of 2010, a total of 3.45 million vehicles are forecast to have been sold in Brazil, nearly 10 percent more than last year, according to the national automobile manufacturers’ association Anfavea.


That would position Brazil behind China, the United States and Japan in sales of cars and light trucks, and just ahead of Germany.


“This in itself is already big attraction for a growing market, with a low density of vehicles per inhabitant,” Anfavea president Cledorvino Belini told AFP.

File photo of traffic on the Tiete highway, one of the ring roads most prone to traffic-jams in in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

He explained that Brazil, with a population of 192 million, had approximately one vehicle per seven residents, leaving plenty of room for growth.


There are some 30 million vehicles in total in Brazil, and the world’s big car companies expect that fleet to balloon as the country’s economic boom creates more consumers.


Europe and the United States, in contrast, are seen as saturated markets with minimal growth prospects.


Brazil “is a market that should keep growing over coming years, and that is attracting a lot of investment,” said Belini, who is also the head of the Brazilian subsidiary for Italy’s Fiat.


“We have competent workers. We also have all the primary materials for our product,” along with a dynamic economy, controlled inflation and easy credit for car-buyers, he said.


To underline the corporate optimism in Brazil, Fiat last week announced it was building a second factory in the country to the tune of 1.8 billion dollars. That was part of a 5.9-billion-dollar investment plan for Brazil that Fiat is rolling out between 2011 and 2014.


Fiat is intent of keeping its number one status in the Brazilian market, where it accounts for 23.1 percent of sales.


Germany’s Volkswagen is a close second with 22.7 percent, and US group General Motors is in third place with 21.2 percent, according to the national car dealers’ federation.


In terms of manufacturing, Brazil is the sixth-biggest vehicle producer in the world, turning out 3.64 million units under 17 different brands.


That base looks set to expand further with South Korea’s Hyundai and China’s Chery poised to also open factories.


That highlights Brazil’s enviable dual role as both Latin America’s biggest market, and “a production and development hub” for the region, Belini said.


Sixty percent of Brazil’s auto exports go to Argentina, while another 20 percent go to other parts of the continent, Anfavea said.


In terms of vehicle imports, 50 percent come from Argentina, 22 percent from South Korea and China, 10 percent from Mexico and 6.5 percent from Europe and the United States.


The panorama could change, though, as Brazil’s currency, the real, continues to soar against the dollar and the euro. That makes imported vehicles sought after by class-conscious Brazilians more affordable, and makes Brazilian exported vehicles more costly.

“We are feeling difficulties in competing in foreign markets, and at the same time imports are growing,” Belini admitted.

For now, however, the situation is rosy, with 780,000 vehicles being sold abroad, 64 percent more than 2009.

Source: SGGP

3,000 people to be recruited at 4th Chinese Job fair

In Uncategorized on June 20, 2010 at 8:26 pm




3,000 people to be recruited at 4th Chinese Job fair


QĐND – Sunday, June 20, 2010, 22:26 (GMT+7)

The 4th Chinese job fair for young Chinese speakers and Chinese language students will be held at the District 5’s CulturalCenter on June 27.


Apart from 50 enterprises will present at the fair to seek for more than 3,000 employees.


Experts from centers for human resource demand forecasting and leading groups in the city will provide latest information of labor market; recruitment tendency, policies and treatments; salary levels; and Value Added Tax (VAT) declaration skill for laborers


The job show is jointly organized by the Vietnamese-Chinese social work board under the ChoLonEconomicDevelopmentCenter, Ho Chi Minh City center for human resource demand forecasting and labor market information and Ho Chi Minh City job introduction center.


Source: SGGP


Source: QDND

4th “Swing for the Kids” to start

In Uncategorized on April 6, 2010 at 4:08 pm




4th “Swing for the Kids” to start


QĐND – Tuesday, April 06, 2010, 21:6 (GMT+7)

PANO – Van Tri Golf Course, Hanoi will host the fourth golf contest for Vietnamese children, Swing for the Kids 2010 scheduled on April 24th.


This year’s contest, organised by the Vietnam Investment Review (VIR) Newspaper, is expected to draw the participation of around 200 golf players including international and domestic diplomats.


Along with the Best Gross, there will be 21 other awards, such as the Longest Stroke, Hole-in-One and Line-Nearest Stroke.


The Awards handing-over Ceremony will be held in Daewoo Hotel Hanoi with numerous activities including art performances and a lucky draw.


Nearly VND 2 billion was collected during the three previous golf contests. The donation was used as scholarships for more than 3,000 poor and storm-hit children and to upgrade and build schools at regions with difficulties nationwide.


In 2009, for the first time, the gofl contest saw the grant of full-course scholarships, worth VND 10 million each, for two students in Ha Tinh and Bac Giang provinces.


Mai Huong


Source: QDND

4th “Swing for the Kids” to start

In Uncategorized on April 6, 2010 at 3:42 pm




4th “Swing for the Kids” to start


QĐND – Tuesday, April 06, 2010, 21:6 (GMT+7)

PANO – Van Tri Golf Course, Hanoi will host the fourth golf contest for Vietnamese children, Swing for the Kids 2010 scheduled on April 24th.


This year’s contest, organised by the Vietnam Investment Review (VIR) Newspaper, is expected to draw the participation of around 200 golf players including international and domestic diplomats.


Along with the Best Gross, there will be 21 other awards, such as the Longest Stroke, Hole-in-One and Line-Nearest Stroke.


The Awards handing-over Ceremony will be held in Daewoo Hotel Hanoi with numerous activities including art performances and a lucky draw.


Nearly VND 2 billion was collected during the three previous golf contests. The donation was used as scholarships for more than 3,000 poor and storm-hit children and to upgrade and build schools at regions with difficulties nationwide.


In 2009, for the first time, the gofl contest saw the grant of full-course scholarships, worth VND 10 million each, for two students in Ha Tinh and Bac Giang provinces.


Mai Huong


Source: QDND

Viewers treated to 4th ‘Miss Charming TV’

In Vietnam Culture on December 26, 2009 at 12:30 pm








Contestants of the Miss Charming TV pageant gather onstage during the first final round this year in HCMC (Photo: Phan Thanh Tin )

The fourth “Miss Charming TV” competition officially kicked off December 20 in Ho Chi Minh City with 13 contestants from 12 TV stations nationwide vying for the title. The annual talent competition, sponsored by Vina Acecook, seeks outstanding female TV broadcasters, editors and program hosts.


Over the course of several days, contestants have the opportunity to showcase their personality, talent, appearance, and ability to speak articulately in front of an audience. Demonstrating a passion for their careers and employers is also a must.


On December 23, an ao dai (traditional Vietnamese tunic) show was held along with an introduction session in which contestants share personal details; introduce their TV station; and highlight the sightseeing and cultural activities where they live or work.
 
On December 26, the women will recount their most memorable career moments and perform in a gala and ASEAN costume event. They will also share humorous and touching stories about their careers and work environments.


On the final night December 28, contestants will compete in three events: a costume show, a demonstration of their aptitude for arts and culture, and a question-and-answer session. Competitors will perform in the traditional clothes of the region they are from.


In previous years, audiences have been treated to surprising performances by contestants in the aptitude event in which they sing modern songs, dance, tell stories, play instruments or sing cai luong (a southern Vietnamese form of modern folk opera).


Miss Charming TV is broadcast live on HTV9 on December 23, 26 and 28.


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Vietnam records 4th swine flu death

In Vietnam Health on September 10, 2009 at 8:06 am








A medical worker is spraying disinfectant in the General Hospital in District An Duong in the northern province of Hai Phong where some students were discovered to get the flu (Photo: VNA)

A 51-year-old man in Ho Chi Minh City died of swine flu on Sep.8, a day after being admitted to hospital, taking the death toll in Vietnam to four.


The man, a resident of Binh Chanh District, was rushed to Nguyen Tri Phuong hospital with high fever, cough, and breathing failure.


He died of kidney and breathing failure caused by A/H1N1 flu and the city Department of Health (DoH) said he was admitted too late.
 
On the same day 173 more people tested positive for swine flu, taking the number of confirmed cases to 3,950 so far, the Ministry of Health reported.
 
Of those, 3,249 have been released from hospital. The remaining patients remain in quarantine and are undergoing medical treatment but are in stable condition.


DoH director Nguyen Van Chau said one more city school, Hiep Binh High School in Thu Duc District, has been found to have infected students.


On the same day, students of Hanoi’s Medical University practiced flu prevention measures in hypothetical situations, the first in the country to attempt the drill.


Source: SGGP

National Assembly adjourns 4th session

In Uncategorized on November 17, 2008 at 10:23 am

Ha Noi — The fourth session of the 12th National Assembly drew to a close in Ha Noi on Saturday after a 26-day sitting.


Addressing the closing day, NA Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong called for continued reform and improvement of legislative oversight by the assembly and its offices.


Trong asked the NA Standing Committee, the Council for Nationalities and various NA committees to co-ordinate closely with relevant agencies to implement the resolution on lawmaking for 2009, and to work to overcome shortcomings encountered in 2008.


Before concluding the session, deputies passed four resolutions, including one on a pilot plan for terminating the People’s Councils of districts, precincts and wards, and another on the lawmaking programme for 2009 and a supplement to the programme of the 12th National Assembly (2007-11). Other resolutions concerned legislative oversight and question-and-answer sessions in the recently concluded session.


Regarding Q&A sessions, the assembly resolved that cabinet members who had participated in Q&A sessions must take specific measures to follow up on responses to questions and report back to the NA on the results of those measures.


The resolution also assigned the Standing Committee to select topics for and arrange Q&A sessions on a number of additional issues that could not be addressed in the lately concluded session. —