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ADB: 3 nations to get additional $49 mln to fight tropical diseases

In Uncategorized on November 24, 2010 at 4:53 am

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is extending US$49 million to expand surveillance response systems to help control dengue outbreaks, and prevent the spread of communicable and tropical diseases in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, the bank announced Tuesday.

“Preventing these diseases requires better local participation and much more intensive regional cooperation,” Vincent de Wit, who leads health professional in ADB’s Southeast Asia Department, said in the announcement.

SGGP file – Volunteers clean up a canal in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 12 during a 2009 summer campaign designed to clean up the environment.

The bank added that the Second Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Regional Communicable Diseases Control Project, which is an offshoot of the first GMS Regional Communicable Diseases Control Project, would also target improvements in the capacity of health services and communities involved in disease control in border districts of the three countries.

The community-based communicable disease control systems funded by the project are aimed at around 1.7 million people living in 116 border districts. About one-third of the population in the target areas belong to ethnic minority groups, according to the Philippines-based lender.

ADB said the new project would build on earlier successes, from the earlier GMS Regional Communicable Diseases Control Project, to strengthen surveillance and response mechanisms.

Financing will come from ADB’s concessional Asian Development Fund with a loan of US$27 million for Vietnam and grants of $10 million for Cambodia and $12 million for Laos. The three countries will provide counterpart support totaling US$5 million equivalent, said ADB.

The Ministry of Health in each country will be the executing agency for the project, which is due for completion in June 2016. The regional coordination unit will be based in Vientiane of Laos.

Source: SGGP

Additional 14 water treatment plants to be built in Mekong Delta region

In Uncategorized on November 14, 2010 at 2:29 pm

Additional chopper sent to the flooded area

In Uncategorized on October 18, 2010 at 2:25 pm

Additional chopper sent to the flooded area

QĐND – Monday, October 18, 2010, 21:19 (GMT+7)

Another Mi 17 helicopter left Gia Lam Airport in Hanoi today to Vinh, Nghe An Province to increase the rescue efforts in the central region, which has been hit by floods.

The helicopter was assigned to carry relief aid from Vinh to the hard hit district in Ha Tinh, including Huong Khe, Huong Son and Vu Quang districts.

According to the Central Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention, by October 17th, more than 100,000 people in Ha Tinh and Quang Binh had to evacuate as more than 150,000 houses were submerged. Ho Chi Minh Road and the North – South Railway in these areas were cut.

Hundreds of canoes of the army and police were also mobilised to rescue people in Nghe An and Ha Tinh.

Source: VN Express

Translated by Ngoc Hung

Source: QDND

Additional website opens for Hue festival 2010

In Uncategorized on June 9, 2010 at 10:52 pm

Apart from the official website, another site about Hue Festival 2010 has opened to provide visitors with all the information they need about the weeklong party.

The site,, about Hue Festival 2010 has just been launched on June 7.

The site,, commenced running on June 7.

According to the site’s administrators of the Hue University of Science, the webpage provides the locations, dates and times of more than 70 performances and 100 cultural activities associated with the festival, while also directing visitors to ticket offices, hotels, ATMs and more.

Visitors can also access the website for information about popular tourist attractions in Hue.

Source: SGGP