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Urban poverty survey in Hanoi, HCMC announced

In Uncategorized on December 17, 2010 at 8:26 am

A survey about urban poverty in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, a project financed by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), was announced on December 15.

Nearly 57 percent of the migrants in HCMC and Hanoi are without health insurance cards

The survey has accessed poverty not simply as an issue of lack of income, but rather, it is a multi-dimensional problem.


The poor are deprived across a wide range of different domains such as health, education and the access to clean water and sanitation.


According to the survey, the number of migrants accounted for 11.4 percent of the population of Hanoi and 20.6% in HCMC.


In these two cities, 72% of migrants are aged from 15-39 years old. The ratio of people studying in public schools is also much lower than that of permanent residents.


In addition, 56.6% of them are without health insurance cards, which is 1.7 times higher as compared with the permanent group.


Average income of permanent residents is 16% higher than of migrants. Over half of the later group live in rented accommodation and in makeshift homes.


The number of the poor people in rural areas is much higher than in urban areas. More migrants are coming into the city areas, in the attempt to improve their quality of life.


Setsuko Yamazaki, representative from the UNDP in Vietnam, said that she hoped the data from the survey, as well as the forthcoming research would help the two cities further develop policies and action plans, so that urban poverty can be reduced.

Source: SGGP

Vietnam competitive ability announced

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:34 am

A report on Vietnam competitive ability, an independent research of leading international and domestic experts, was announced for the first time in Hanoi on Tuesday.

Michael Professor Michael E.Porter reports a research on Vietnam competitive ability in Hanoi on November 30 (Photo: chinhphu.vn)

The report, conducted by experts from the Asia Competitiveness Institute and the Central Institute of Economic Management, was presented in over two hours by Professor Michael E.Porter, who has been recognized as the farther of the modern strategy field.


Accordingly, Vietnam’s macroeconomic policy in recent years is a big weakness. The country’s fiscal policy has been obstructed with mechanism deficit of the State sector.


The currency policy has showed a lot of problems like continual pressure on the exchange rate, high inflation rate as well as the hot development of the financial market before the outbreak of the global financial crisis.


Meanwhile, the investment effectiveness on the infrastructure, roads, ports, airports and energy to the socioeconomic development has been low. The infrastructure investment has mainly aimed to make up for provinces with bad growth.


In addition, although the number of Vietnam’s education and training programs has rocketed, their quality is poor and different among schools.


Besides the report announcement, a round table meeting was hosted to seek for a new development strategy and modal for Vietnam with the attendance of Professor Michael E.Porter, Government Office Chairman Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Chairman of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vu Tien Loc.


Also attending the meeting were director of the World Bank in Vietnam V. Kwakwa, general director of Intel Vietnam Rick Howarth, and deputy chairman of Vietnamese Young Businessmen Association Nguyen Manh Cuong.


The most notable of proposals they made is that Vietnam should enhance competitive ability by improving labor productivity, investment effectiveness and the economy’s output. Additionally, the country should solve issues in infrastructure, working skills and administrative procedure innovation.


Another proposal is that Vietnam should establish a national competitiveness council to regulate and gather projects, scattered in ministries and departments, and to monitor and estimate the implementation of them.


Deputy Prime Minsiter Hoang Trung Hai said that the report on Vietnam competitive ability has a lot of points matched with the government’s socioeconomic development plan for the phases 2011-2015 and 2015-2020.


The fast and stable growth and macroeconomic balance should be based on a business environment with high increase of productivity, technology and value.


Vietnam would consider the establishment of the national competitiveness council.


The same day afternoon, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung received Professor Michael E.Porter in Hanoi.

Source: SGGP

1,000 largest corporate income tax payers in Vietnam announced

In Uncategorized on October 22, 2010 at 3:55 pm




1,000 largest corporate income tax payers in Vietnam announced


QĐND – Friday, October 22, 2010, 22:35 (GMT+7)

A press conference to announce Vietnam’s 1,000 largest corporate income tax payers was held in Hanoi on October 22 by Tax Magazine and VietnamNet online newspaper.


The top 1,000 enterprises in 10 sectors contributed over VND84.000 billion to the national budget from 2007 – 2009. 77 percent of the total came from Hanoi and HCM City.


The banking sector accounted for 22 percent, the telecommunications sector for 14 percent, the mining sector 11 percent, and the rest came from real estate, food, construction materials, security, and so on.


Agriculture, forestry, and fisheries contributed only about 3 percent.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

Vietnam’s best hotels and resorts announced

In Uncategorized on October 19, 2010 at 8:11 pm




Vietnam’s best hotels and resorts announced


QĐND – Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 22:15 (GMT+7)

The organising board of the World Travel Awards has recently announced the best hotels, spas and resorts in Vietnam in 2010 based on votes by global travel agencies and service providers.


According to www.worldtravelawards.com, Avason Ana Mandara Nha Trang was voted as Vietnam’s best spa, Avason Ana Mandara Resort as the best resort while InterContinental Asiana Sai Gon was selected as the best hotel while the Sheraton Hanoi received the award of best hotels for business.


According the Awards’ organising board, as many as 183,000 travel, transport firms and tourism organisations from over 160 countries and territories took part in the 17th vote in the Asian region.


Winners of the region will be candidates at the global selection which is expected to be announced in London before the World’s Tourism Fair on the upcoming November 7th.


Source: thesaigontimes


Translated by Vu Hung


Source: QDND

Miss Fashion and Miss Ao Dai announced

In Uncategorized on August 17, 2010 at 3:21 pm

Beauties of Ho Chi Minh City Ninh Thi Hoang Ngan and Pham Thi Thuy Linh respectly won Miss Fashion and Miss Ao Dai of the 2010 Miss Vietnam Global Pageant on August 16.

Thuy Linh (L) and Hoang Ngan

Both of them are students. They will receive a cash prize of VND30 million (US$1,500) each and prioritized ranks among the top 15 beauties entering the final night of the contest.

Contestant Nguyen Thanh Huyen from Russia won Miss Talent with her dance entitled “The Orient” on August 14.

She received a prioritized rank as the second, after Miss Sport Pham Thuy Vy Victoria, among the top 15 beauties of the final night of the contest.



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Source: SGGP

Resolution to establish Tuyen Quang city announced

In Uncategorized on August 15, 2010 at 3:21 pm




Resolution to establish Tuyen Quang city announced


QĐND – Sunday, August 15, 2010, 20:45 (GMT+7)

The establishment of Tuyen Quang city was announced in Tuyen Quang province on August 15. The city has an area of nearly 120 km2 and will include 13 administrative units.


A ceremony to announce the resolution to establish Tuyen Quang city was attended by member of the Party Central Committee (PCC) and Head of the PCC’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation, Ha Thi Khiet, Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai, leaders from various ministries and sectors, revolutionary veterans and heroic mothers.


The event celebrated the 65th anniversary of the August Revolution and National Day (September 2).


Over the past 65 years, Tuyen Quang has spared no effort to develop its township into a political, economic, socio-cultural centre in the province. Tuyen Quang city is based on Tuyen Quang township with a population of 110,000 (a density of 8,000 people/km2) and the number of non-agricultural workers is 84 percent.


The province’s annual average economic growth rate is more than 15 percent and its revenue contribution to the State budget is an average year-on-year increase of more than 20 percent.


Along with economic development, the standard of living for local people has improved significantly while remarkable progress has also been made in education, training and healthcare.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

University entrance exam results announced

In Uncategorized on July 24, 2010 at 11:16 am

Universities nationwide on Friday continued to announce results of the university entrance exams this year. However, universities have planned for reducing their standard marks because of low results, aiming to create more chance for students to study in higher education.

Students of HCM City University of Natural Sciences at a class. Studying in higher education is a dream of every high school graduate. (Photo: Mai Hai) 

The national standard mark ruled by the Ministry of Education and Training is the minimum mark for university entrance. However, not all students who get marks higher than the standard marks may have a chance to study in higher education because every university or college regulates its own standard marks, depending on quality of students who apply for the school.


On the same day, plentiful universities in the north also published their results of entrance exams.


Student Duong Hoang Hung came first in the entrance exams of the National Economics University with 29.5 for three exam subjects of A group (mathematics, physics and chemistry).


To date, there are 20 universities announced their university entrance marks.
 
According to statistics from the Ministry of Education and Training, as many as 1.8 million candidates had registered for this year’s examination, of which 1.3 million had applied for universities and 500,000 for colleges.


Nearly 54 per cent of candidates chose to sit group A subjects, followed by group B (mathematics, chemistry, biology) 19.8 per cent, group D (literature, mathematics, foreign languages 15.2 per cent), group C (literature, history, geography) 8 per cent, and the other groups nearly 3.4 per cent.

Source: SGGP

Best footballers of the year announced

In Uncategorized on May 14, 2010 at 5:00 pm




Best footballers of the year announced


QĐND – Friday, May 14, 2010, 22:30 (GMT+7)

This year’s Golden Ball for best male and female footballers of the year will go to Hanoi ACB Club’s halfback Pham Thanh Luong, and Doan Thi Kim Chi, a member of the Vietnamese women’s football team, organizers said.


This year’s Golden Ball football awards will be held at the Ho Chi Minh City Opera House on May 17.


This is the fourth time that Chi has won Golden Ball award. She also took this title in 2004, 2005 and 2007.


Sai Gon Giai Phong newspaper, the organizer of the annual voting for the awards since 1995, sent 138 ballots to sport journalists, football experts, and coaches around the country.


The gala night will give football fans a chance to meet well-known football players such as Le Huynh Duc, Le Cong Vinh, Luu Ngoc Mai and others and enjoy performances by famous singers like Dam Vinh Hung, Phuong Thanh, Thu Minh, Ha Anh Tuan, Hoang Bach, Pham Huy Du and more.


Among the awards’ biggest winners in the past, Le Huynh Duc, who is now SHB Da Nang’s head coach, won the Golden Ball award in 1995, 1997, 2002 and Silver Ball prize in 1998, 1999 and 2000.


Le Cong Vinh of Hanoi T&T, currently Vietnam’s top footballer, won the top title in 2004, 2006 and 2007 and a Silver Ball in 2005.


Source: SGGP


Source: QDND

Best footballers of the year announced

In Uncategorized on May 14, 2010 at 8:53 am

This year’s Golden Ball for best male and female footballers of the year will go to Hanoi ACB Club’s halfback Pham Thanh Luong, and Doan Thi Kim Chi, a member of the Vietnamese women’s football team, organizers said.

The ceremony award of Golden Ball is organized for the first time in 1995.

This year’s Golden Ball football awards will be held at the Ho Chi Minh City Opera House on May 17.


This is the fourth time that Chi has won Golden Ball award. She also took this title in 2004, 2005 and 2007.


Sai Gon Giai Phong newspaper, the organizer of the annual voting for the awards since 1995, sent 138 ballots to sport journalists, football experts, and coaches around the country.


The gala night will give football fans a chance to meet well-known football players such as Le Huynh Duc, Le Cong Vinh, Luu Ngoc Mai and others and enjoy performances by famous singers like Dam Vinh Hung, Phuong Thanh, Thu Minh, Ha Anh Tuan, Hoang Bach, Pham Huy Du and more.


Among the awards’ biggest winners in the past, Le Huynh Duc, who is now SHB Da Nang’s head coach, won the Golden Ball award in 1995, 1997, 2002 and Silver Ball prize in 1998, 1999 and 2000.


Le Cong Vinh of Hanoi T&T, currently Vietnam’s top footballer, won the top title in 2004, 2006 and 2007 and a Silver Ball in 2005.


 

Source: SGGP

HCMC announced two more cholera patients

In Uncategorized on April 20, 2010 at 9:50 am

Two more people tested positive for the Vibrio cholerae bacterium, the People hospital 115 in Ho Chi Minh City has said.

Residents in Te Canal where two cases of cholera detected

The two patients are 25 year old man, Tran Van Em who experienced the symptoms of cholera on April 14 and his 18 month old son, Tran Van Loi who came back his hometown in the Mekong delta province of Tra Vinh on April 19 with his grandmother.


Medical workers from the city Preventive Health Center April 19 came to Te Canal in district 7 where Mr. Em and his son live to take samples for tests after the hospital announced two patients contracted the disease.


Medical officials disinfected the area and raise awareness about the disease and provide residents there with a 5000 liter safe water tank because people living in boat lack hygienic water for drinking.


The city has so far reported seven cholera cases.

Source: SGGP