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24,650 people in rural areas buy Vietnamese goods

In Uncategorized on January 12, 2011 at 7:07 am

24,650 people in rural areas buy Vietnamese goods

QĐND – Monday, January 10, 2011, 20:26 (GMT+7)

The first fair of Vietnamese goods in rural areas this year was held in Lap Vo district, Dong Thap province from January 7-9.

The event drew the participation of 46 businesses in the fields of electronics, cosmetics, food, garment and textile and pharmaceutical products.

The fair attracted 24,650 visitors to buy Vietnamese goods at reasonable prices, with a total turnover of VND1.45 billion.

Source: VOV


Source: QDND

VND1.6 trillion for building new rural areas

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:10 am

VND1.6 trillion for building new rural areas

QĐND – Tuesday, January 04, 2011, 20:43 (GMT+7)

Nearly VND1.6 trillion will be poured into a national target programme to create new rural areas, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The amount of money will be allocated to all the communes across the country to help them construct roads, provide clean water, improve the quality of the environment and build culture houses.

Under the programme, a zoning plan for 70 percent of communes and a master plan for the 2011-2015 period to develop new rural areas at district and provincial levels is expected to be finish by the end of this year.

The programme will also concentrate on training staff involved in the programme, restructure the economy, and renew forms of production.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Khanh Hoa Province presents gifts to pupils in flood-hit areas

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:10 am

Khanh Hoa Province presents gifts to pupils in flood-hit areas

QĐND – Friday, January 07, 2011, 21:31 (GMT+7)

Former Vice-State President Mrs. Truong My Hoa, Chairwoman of the Vu A Dinh Scholarship Foundation, and the representatives of sponsors, yesterday granted 250 gifts of VND 200,000 each, to needy pupils of Vinh Thanh primary schools in flood-hit localities in Khanh Hoa Province.

The Vu A Dinh Foundation will grant 1,300 gifts valued at VND 200 million to needy pupils in flood-stricken areas during its delegation, headed by Ms. Truong My Hoa, to Ninh Thuan, Khanh Hoa, Phu Yen, Binh DInh, Quang Ngai and Quang Nam Provinces from January 6th to 8th.

Source: VH

Translated by Van Hieu

Source: QDND

Pilot programme reaps results in new rural areas

In Uncategorized on December 21, 2010 at 9:26 am

Pilot programme reaps results in new rural areas

QĐND – Monday, December 20, 2010, 21:26 (GMT+7)

Many provinces and cities have built new rural areas, achieving significant results, including improved infrastructure, new farming production models and higher incomes.

In 2008 the Government chose 11 communes nationwide to participate in a national pilot programme to build new rural areas.

In HCM City ‘s Cu Chi district, the living standards of people in Tan Thong Hoi commune, which is one of 11 communes under the national pilot programme, have risen.

In addition, the poverty rate fell from 22 percent to 12.4 percent in June, according to the HCM City Statistics Bureau.

As of June, the commune had fulfilled 12 of the 19 criteria set under the programme, including those related to transport, irrigation, housing, poverty, and political and social security. It targets fulfilling the remaining criteria next year.

Over the past years, in many provinces and cities, local authorities and residents have built new rural areas by developing transport infrastructure and farming production models.

Hau Giang province, for example, built new rural areas in 2006-10.

At the end of August, the Hau Giang province People’s Committee recognised three communes, Vi Thanh in Vi Thuy district, Vinh Vien in Long My district and Tan Tien in Vi Thanh district, which have met 13 of 19 criteria set under the programme.

In Vi Thanh commune, the per capita annual income has reached nearly 15 million VND (780 USD), two times more than in 2006.

Providing junior high school education for all youth, as well as extended vaccinations for children, which are two of the criteria, have reached 100 percent in Vi Thanh commune.

Similarly, Bac Lieu province’s Phuoc Long district has built new rural areas, restructuring its farming production by diversifying plant cultivation and animal husbandry.

The district has mobilised all sectors to build infrastructure systems.

The capital for constructing public projects has been raised from the State and the community.

All roads in the district’s communes have been paved and the district’s per capita annual income has climbed to 15.5 million VND, up 2.5 times compared to 2005.

Still, investing in new farm production models has been the most difficult task in building new rural areas, according to the Central Steering Committee for the national programme of building new rural areas.

The committee has also asked the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and provincial steering committees to invest more money for the development of agricultural production models in rural areas.

Nguyen Phong Quang, deputy head of the Steering Committee for the Southwestern Region, said: “Developing production, improving income and changing the labour structure in rural areas cannot be done in a short time and it needs to be implemented over the long term.”

Huynh Minh Doan, former secretary of the Dong Thap province’s Party Committee, said rural residents played a leading role in the process of building new rural areas.

“Besides the investment of the central and local governments, the task of building new rural areas at the commune level is based on the community,” Doan said.

“It is important to raise the solidarity and awareness of people in implementing the programme,” he added.

In August, the Government launched the national programme on building new rural areas in all communes nationwide for the 2010-20 period, with a target of reaching 50 percent of communes that will meet the 19 criteria by 2020.

It also targets transferring more agricultural labourers to other sectors to reduce the national farming workforce to 30 percent by 2020. It represented 51.9 percent of the workforce in 2009.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

How to ensure social welfare in rural areas

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 2:26 pm

How to ensure social welfare in rural areas

QĐND – Thursday, December 16, 2010, 21:5 (GMT+7)

Improving the social welfare is a key policy of the Party and State which is also a very significant contribution to the country’s socio-political stability, said Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung when discussing about the integration of social security into the 2011-2020 strategy for socio-economic development.

PM Dung also emphasized that Vietnam has not yet built a social welfare system with a sustainable mechanism to reach poor people.

Shortcomings remain

The 2010 statistics of the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) indicates that rural residents account for 74.37 percent of the country’s population, 75.6 percent of the work force, and that percent of Vietnam’s poor people live in rural areas. As many people in ethnic minorities’ areas and rural areas cannot afford the insurance fees, the number of insured people is still very low. Instead, they have to rely on informal social welfare networks or their communities when they face difficulties.

According to the MOLISA, there are still many shortcomings in the social welfare system such as the low service quality, poor management, and improper investment.

MOLISA has launched a project which aims to increase the access to compulsory social insurance among workers in rural and ethnic minorities’ to 85 percent in 2015 and 100 percent in 2020. The project will also aim to raise the number of workers participating in voluntary social insurance in 2015 to 30 percent in rural areas, 20 percent in disadvantaged areas, and 15 percent in mountain areas. However, it is not easy to achieve the targets although a number of social assistance funds have been established to help poor and elderly people and victims of natural disasters.

State’s management needed

Poor management of the social welfare system has negative impact on social cohesion and equality, especially in education and healthcare services. The State, therefore, needs to strengthen its management by regulating the capital and introducing appropriate policies. In addition, cooperation between the community and people should be promoted. It is high time to acknowledge the contribution of the not-for-profit sector and encourage the forming of social enterprises.

With the regulation of the State, cooperation of the community, the formation of “social enterprises”, and the renovation of co-operatives, social welfare in rural areas will significant developments in the future.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Afghan handover could run past 2015 in areas: NATO

In Uncategorized on November 18, 2010 at 6:56 am

Thousands of people evacuated from landslide areas

In Uncategorized on November 7, 2010 at 1:51 pm

More people from poor areas to work in foreign countries

In Uncategorized on November 5, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Efforts made to ensure textbooks, notebooks for flood-torn areas

In Uncategorized on October 27, 2010 at 9:09 am

It is estimated that losses caused to the education sector the central provinces Nghe An, Ha Tinh and Quang Binh by floods in the past two weeks is VND700 bllion (US$35 million), the Ministry of Education and Training said Tuesday.

A soldier helps Cam Vinh Primary School’s teacher in Ha Tinh Province dry books.

All textbooks, teaching and studying tools have been swept away by the flood. Many schools and equipments have been seriously damaged, according to a ministry report.

Vietnam Education Publishing House has printed more textbook for kids to return to schools after flood.

The ministry has called for local and foreign individuals and organizations to support the country’s education sector, and help children in danger of dropping out of school to continue their study.

The sector ensures that all students will have enough textbooks ready for coming back to schools. Not any child flood victims will leave school, Deputy Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Thi Nghia said.

Source: SGGP

Low pressure areas formed off the Pacific Coast

In Uncategorized on October 22, 2010 at 11:54 am

Two low pressure areas have been formed off the Pacific Coast in October 21, said the National Hydrometeorological Forecast Center.

The first low pressure area was located at 17.10 degrees north latitude and 142.25 degrees east longitude, and moved to the West-northwest in the evening.

The second low pressure area was found at 19.9 degrees north latitude and 158.8 degrees east longitude and moved to the Northwest.

Their wind speed was about 20-30 kph. They can develop into a typhoon and will hit the Philippines in next few days.

The super typhoon Megi is around 670km to the Northeast of Vietnam’s Hoang Sa Archipelago (Paracel Islands) with gusts over 220 kph.

It will go deep into the mainland of Guangdong Province in China on October 22.

The country presently sees a dry weather in three regions.

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Source: SGGP