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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

MARD Minister calls on localities to actively cope with Storm Megi

In Uncategorized on October 18, 2010 at 2:24 pm

MARD Minister calls on localities to actively cope with Storm Megi

QĐND – Monday, October 18, 2010, 21:18 (GMT+7)

Localities should co-ordinate with police and soldiers to evacuate people to safe areas, said Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) Cao Duc Phat on October 18.

The Central Steering Committee for Flood Prevention and Control held an urgent meeting on October 18 to assist in overcoming consequences of Storm Megi and asked localities to actively cope with the storm.

At the meeting, MARD Minister Phat, also head of the Steering Committee for the Flood Prevention and Control asked localities to prepare rescue forces for Nghe An and Ha Tinh provinces. MARD also asked the Farming Department to assess damages caused by the storm and prepare breeds and fertilizers to help farmers restore production activities.

Minister Phat also urged these forces to continue to evacuate people in Ha Tinh and Nghe An to safe areas and provide them with water and food, and especially to provide medicines to help Ha Tinh residents deal with seriously polluted water resources.

It is forecast that the water level in Nghe An rivers continued to rise. Until 10am on October 18, floods left 10 dead and more than 100 households were evacuated to safe places. An estimated 15,166 houses were collapsed while more than 25,000 hectares of rice and industrial crops were submerged. Nine communes in the province were totally isolated.

On the occasion, Canon Vietnam presented gifts worth more than VND300 million to  households in Huong Tra and Phu Phong communes, Huong Khe district in Ha Tinh province.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Vietnam actively takes part in biodiversity preservation

In Uncategorized on May 23, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Vietnam actively takes part in biodiversity preservation

QĐND – Sunday, May 23, 2010, 21:0 (GMT+7)

An international seminar on preserving forest biodiversity is being held in Ba Vi, Hanoi on May 21-22, as part of activities in the UN International Year for Biodiversity 2010.

The discussion focused on the situation, role and challenges of forest biodiversity in Vietnam, as well as a new financial mechanism for forest biodiversity, including reimbursement for biodiversity.

Sharing experiences in sustainable preservation of forests in Vietnam are on the agenda at the seminar.

Vietnam ranks 16th in the world in terms of biodiversity but the country has seen its biodiversity and ecological systems, especially in tropical forests, degrade seriously in the recent past due to different causes, including population increase, pollution and climate change.

The country’s primeval forests, home to many rare and precious animal and plant species, have shrunk in both acreage and quality, leading to the decrease in number of species living there.

Hua Duc Nhi, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development said that over the past years, the forestry sector has exerted great efforts to preserve biodiversity. A preservation fund was established and two decrees were issued to regulate the management of special purpose forests and payments for environmental services.

With assistance from the international community, Vietnam has established 2.2 million ha of special purpose forests including 160 forests representing the most important inland, wetland and sea ecologies. As a result, a large part of primeval forests and many animal and plant species have been protected.

Juergen Hess, Co-Chairman of the Forest Sector Support Partnership (FSSP) said that the seminar was an FSSP initiative to prove its commitment and contributions to global efforts in biodiversity preservation, particularly those in Vietnam.

The same day, over 300 students of the Doan Thi Diem primary school in Hanoi planted trees for the Green Wave programme and the UN International Year for Biodiversity.

The Green Wave programme, launched by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) Secretariat, aims to provide knowledge and skills to young people in Vietnam and around the world about the role of biodiversity today and in the future.

Source: CPV/VOV

Source: QDND