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Storm rescue center to be built on Ly Son Island

In Uncategorized on November 24, 2010 at 4:49 am

A rescue center will be built on Ly Son Island in the central province of Quang Ngai to seek and save people in the rainstorm season, according to Colonel Bui Phu Phu, deputy commander the provincial Border Guard Command.

The rescue center covering on an area of 5,000 square meters in An Hai Commune will be equipped with modern facilities with an investment capital of more than VND100 billion (US$5 million).

The center will focus on building 2300-CV rescue ships that can be sent out during hurricanes.

The rescue center is expected to be put into operation in 2012.

Source: SGGP

MB supports underprivileged people in Center

In Uncategorized on October 26, 2010 at 5:35 pm

MB supports underprivileged people in Center

QĐND – Saturday, October 23, 2010, 20:45 (GMT+7)

PANO – Disadvantaged children in Thua Thien Hue Province have happily received scholarships, wheel chairs and bikes from the Military Joint-Stock Bank.

Military Joint-Stock Bank (MB) in collaboration with the Vietnam Children Support Fund on October 22 granted scholarships (VND 1 million each) to 45 children of war invalids’ and martyrs’ families , wheel chairs to 15 disabled children and bikes to 15 poor children in the locality.

At the gift presenting ceremony, Director of MB branch in Thua Thien Hue, Ho Khac Te, also unveiled that MB has recently launched a number of activities to relieve losses and difficulties for recent flood victims in the Central most flood-affected areas.

Particularly, MB offered VND 300 million to the 3 provinces of Nghe An, Ha Tinh and Quang Binh and donated VND 100 million to buy medicines for people in flooded areas.

In addition, the bank also sent medical teams to provide medical check-ups and treatment for 2,000 households in 10 communes of Ha Tinh and Quang Binh.

Translated by Thu Nguyen     

Source: QDND

First center to promote scientific cooperation established

In Uncategorized on August 2, 2010 at 11:18 am

The National University of Ho Chi Minh City has established the John Von Neumann Excellence Center (JVN), the first of its kind in Vietnam, to serve educational cooperation between master and doctoral science programs in both study and research.

JVN aims to promote all scientific activities and cooperation amongst three main fields including systematic science, knowledge and information between the University of Science HCMC and famous institutes and universities worldwide. In addition, the center hopes to attract overseas Vietnamese scientists to devote their contributions to the country’s growth.

The first remarkable cooperation will pair the Paris Institute of Technology with the University of Science HCMC, in a joint program on trainings on IT & Communications. The participants will study academic programs in English for two years. Admission to the program will be limited to 40 trainees.  Upon graduation, they will earn degrees: one issued by University of Science HCMC and another issued by Paris Institute of Technology.

Moreover, the Center has a Master program of Quantitative Finance Calculation, which undertakes research projects on acquiring funding from investors and banks to develop human resources.

Professor Dr. Duong Nguyen Vu, former Senior Scientific Advisor of the Experimental Center of European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation, has been appointed as Director of the JVN Institute of Vietnam National University.

Source: SGGP

Hau River Electrical Center under construction

In Uncategorized on July 20, 2010 at 11:20 am

Construction on the Hau River Electrical Center’s infrastructure in Chau Thanh District of the Hau Giang southern province officially got underway on July 18, said a representative of Vietnam Gas and Oil Group (PVN).

Representatives of Vietnam Gas and Oil Group and Hau Giang Province People’s Committee at the groundbreaking ceremony of construction on the infrastructure of the Hau River Electrical Center on July 18. (Photo:Hanoimoi)

PVN and Hau Giang Province People’s Committee held the groundbreaking ceremony jointly.

With capacity of 5200 MW, the electrical center will become the largest in Vietnam once completed.

The project includes three coal-fired thermal power plants: Hau River 1 with capacity of 1,200 MW, Hau River 2 with capacity of 2,000 MW and Hau River 3 with capacity of 2,000 MW, with investment capital of VND3,983 billion (US$199 million).

It is expected to lay the foundation for the construction of the Hau River 1 Thermal Power Plant in 2011, with a total investment capital of $1.5 billion.

Officials expect the Hau River 1 Thermal Power Plant’s first turbine to begin generating electricity by the end of 2015 and the second one should begin generating electricity by 2016.

On the same day, construction of the Krong No Hydropower Plant kicked off in Dam Rong District, Lam Dong Province, with capacity of 46 MW.

With total investment capital of VND1,150 billion ($57 million), the project is expected to finish in 2013.

Source: SGGP

Major fire at shopping center in Central Highlands city

In Uncategorized on July 5, 2010 at 12:09 pm

Thick, black smoke began pouring out of an artificial flower shop set in a Pleiku City shopping center in the central highlands province of Gia Lai, scaring hundreds of people, said police on July 4.

Two firefighters battle the blaze at a shopping center in Pleiku City on July 4. (Photo:SGGP)

At 5:10 pm on July 4, the major fire erupted in the Ngoc Doanh shop on Ngo Gia Tu street, the busiest area in the city.

Fortunately, it was raining as the fire blazed.

Three fire trucks and dozens of firefighters arrived on the scene to control the fire.

According to an investigation, a short circuit on the second floor of the shop caused of the fire.

In related news, in Ho Chi Minh City, fire blazed out of at a wasted materials establishment on Nguyen Thai Binh Street in Tan Binh District at 6:40 am on July 5.

The shop was full of the waste materials such as paper and plastic so the fire burnt out quickly.

Four fire trucks and 40 firefighters were sent to the scene, controlling the fire by 8 am. 

Source: SGGP

Vietnam to open an export support center in Russia

In Uncategorized on April 18, 2010 at 3:39 pm

Vietnam to open an export support center in Russia

QĐND – Sunday, April 18, 2010, 21:32 (GMT+7)

Vietnam’s Export Support Center in Russia is planned to begin operations in 2011, according to Pham Quang Niem, head of the Russia-SNG Office, Europe Market Department under the Ministry of Industry and Commerce.

The center is located 70-80km away from the capital of Moscow.

In addition to incentives on land rental, Russia pledged to offer Vietnam other benefits.

Once the center is operated, it will act as an industrial zone and a bonded warehouse.

After Vietnamese products are directly exported to Russia, this center will process and pack them before distribution to Russian suppliers.

The Europen Market Department is introducing this center to Vietnamese entrepreneurs to work out investment plans.

Vietnam and Russia plan to obtain the goal of a US$3 billion two-way turnover in 2010 and US$10 billion two-way turnover by 2020.

Source: DDDN

Translated by Mai Huong

Source: QDND

An information center on tortoises opened in Cuc Phuong National Park

In Politics-Society on March 13, 2010 at 4:37 am

An information center on tortoises opened in Cuc Phuong National Park

QĐND – Friday, March 12, 2010, 20:33 (GMT+7)

The CucPhuongNational Park has recently unveiled an information center on tortoises, the first of its kind in the region, with an aim to protect Vietnam’s land and freshwater tortoises.

On display at the Center for Tourists, located in the tortoise preservation center, are introduction boards, pools for freshwater tortoises, incubation rooms, spaces for off-springs, tent models and trails for hunters.

As Tim Mac Commack from the Asia Tortoise Preservation Programme said, Vietnam is one of the important hot spots on tortoise diversity in Asia. There are 25 land and 5 freshwater tortoise species in Vietnam, home of two unique tortoise species in Central Vietnam and in the SwordLake in Hanoi.

The fact is that Vietnam has seen a dramatic decline in wild tortoise due to tortoise trafficking to China over the past 15 years.

According to several studies by international scientists, no wild tortoises in Central Vietnam were seen, while there remain four SwordLake tortoises in the world.

Source: TP

Translated by Mai Huong

Source: QDND

Koto Center – “Home of street children”

In Social life on March 4, 2010 at 8:30 am

Koto Center – “Home of street children”

QĐND – Wednesday, March 03, 2010, 21:2 (GMT+7)

Koto Center, a charitable job training centre at 101 Xuan Dieu, Hanoi, has hosted more than 300 homeless and poor people, aged 16-22, over the past 10 years.

The centre was established by a Vietnamese Australian, Jimmy Pham to provide job training especially in restaurants and hotels to unlucky youths. Each course lasts for two years, starting with a job-orientation programme. After that, besides professional skills, students take part in different classes to approach other skills, such as English, lifestyle, interviewing, all to support and promote their career in future.

Graduates will receive certificates from Box Hill TAFE of Australia and Koto Center.

“Graduates can speak fluent English because they have a lot of chances to speak with native speakers during the training period. They also have great chances to find a job in Vietnam or abroad since the certificate is approved by an international institution”, said Vice Director of Koto Center, Ms Do Thuy Nga.

Source: HNM

Translated by Hoang Anh     

Source: QDND

Car fees curb traffic in HCM City center

In policies on October 26, 2009 at 4:02 pm

Car fees curb traffic in HCM City center

QĐND – Monday, October 26, 2009, 20:44 (GMT+7)

City authorities have allowed the Tien Phong Technology JS company to research and install an automatic car fee collection system in the city center to curb traffic jams.

With over 400,000 cars at present and around 100 new cars daily, HCM City hopes to limit the number of cars by charging fees. 

In late July 2009, the city proposed a car fee collection system based on the principle that the more traffic jams, the more fees car owners have to pay. 

In October 2008, the city suggested a fee of 10 million dong a year per car, but the Finance Ministry rejected this idea as unfeasible. 

Traffic jams are now a big problem in HCM City. In the January-September period, the city recorded 61 big traffic jams of over 30 minutes long. There were up to 12 traffic jams of 4-9 hours long. 

HCM City’s chairman Le Hoang Quan said that the traffic jams affect the city’s development negatively.  

“The city has nearly 4.2 million vehicles, not mentioning vehicles coming from other provinces,” Quan noted.” “The growth of new vehicles is 10 percent in the first nine months of 2009. While HCM City accounts for 5 percent of the country’s road area, its vehicles account for one third of the country’s total.” 

Collecting fees from cars that enter the city’s hub is considered a measure to reduce the number of cars. This plan will be implemented on a six month trial basis. 

Besides fees, HCM City has worked out a short-term plan of seven other measures, which are not new, to deal with traffic problems. 

Source: VietNamNet/VNE 

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Center for Storm and Flood Prevention erected in Da Nang

In Politics-Society on October 22, 2009 at 6:04 am

Center for Storm and Flood Prevention erected in Da Nang

QĐND – Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 20:7 (GMT+7)

PANO – A ceremony to break ground for the Da Nang Center for Storm and Flood Prevention was held on October 20th by the Da Nang People’s Committee.

The project is funded by the US Pacific Command with an aggregate capital of US $441,830.

The center is built in an area of 1,050 square meters.

The project is expected to be wrapped up in July 2010 and, at that time, the center’s operations will contribute to local efforts to prevent and reduce human and material losses caused by natural disasters.

Da Nang is a Vietnamese central locality, which is seen as a natural disaster-prone area of the country.

Translated by Thu Nguyen

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