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Capital health, education centres ordered to relocate

In Uncategorized on August 13, 2010 at 3:22 pm




Capital health, education centres ordered to relocate


QĐND – Friday, August 13, 2010, 21:1 (GMT+7)

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has ordered a list of health and education centres that need to be moved out of inner Hanoi.


The order, given as a prelude to implementing the moves, was made at a meeting with the Construction Ministry and Hanoi municipal officials on Aug.11.


Their options are for the health centres and tertiary institutions to be shifted; upgraded or be used for other purposes.


The deputy prime minister said detailed policies for the health centres and tertiary institutions must be thoroughly assessed, especially those dealing with land, finance and investment procedures.


Hanoi has the most central hospitals in northern Vietnam and many are so overloaded they have to work at 200 percent of their capacity.


Four inner-city districts of Hoan Kiem, Dong Da, Hai Ba Trung and Ba Dinh host 16 medical clinics, some of which are located in high-density of residents and carry a high risk of infection.


Others are too small or located in places where urban development is limited.


The number of tertiary institutions in Hanoi city accounts for one-third of the country’s total and 40 percent of the students.


The four districts alone have 26 universities and colleges.


The rate of space for each student at many universities together with the land available for each university is well below the national standard.


Source: VNA/Vietnam+


Source: QDND

Detox centres focus on vocational training for reformed addicts

In Uncategorized on June 26, 2010 at 4:42 pm




Detox centres focus on vocational training for reformed addicts


QĐND – Saturday, June 26, 2010, 21:17 (GMT+7)

Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong has asked detoxification centres across the country to pay due attention to vocational training to help drug addicts reintegrate into the community.


“Only when reformed addicts receive community support to earn a living, will the rate of relapses fall,” Mr Trong said during a fact-finding tour of Social Labour and Education Centre No2 in Nghe An province on June 26.


He said drugs are a threat to humankind, for they erode morality, break up families and cause social disorder. He stressed that drug addiction is also one of the major causes of HIV/AIDS.


He shared challenges officials and staff of the centre face, noting that it’s difficult to help addicts detoxify, but it’s more difficult to prevent them from relapsing.


The Deputy PM asked centre teachers and staff to improve vocational training and help addicts stay away from drugs, reintegrate into community and become good citizens. He also asked the managers to expand production to improve 250 addicts’ daily meals at the centre.


Since 2003, the centre has received 1,656 drug addicts of whom 1,389 have been released back into the community. Most of them have been trained in welding, home electricity maintenance and handicrafts.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

Capital city to get four waste-treatment centres

In Politics-Society on October 26, 2009 at 4:01 pm




Capital city to get four waste-treatment centres


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

The capital’s 19 suburban districts will all have access to rubbish dumps by 2015.


Hanoi’s Rural Environment Hygiene and Safe Water Centre on October 24 announced a plan to build four new waste treatment centres in the districts of Soc Son, Chuong My and Phu Xuyen for the city’s suburban areas.


The suburban districts will also have waste dumping sites.


On average, more than 5,500 tonnes of domestic waste is discharged by the city’s citizens every day. However, nearly 70 percent of the city’s communes do not have any dumping areas or waste treatment centres, according to statistics from the city’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment.


Lai Hong Khanh, head of the city’s Popularisation and Education Committee, said that the relevant authorities had agreed that in addition to setting up more dumping areas and waste treatment centres, it was necessary to apply strict punishment for dumping rubbish in unauthorised areas.


The city already has fine levels established of 100,000-300,000 VND (5.5-16.7 USD) for households discovered depositing or discharging rubbish in the wrong place, and a fine of 5-10 million VND (277-555 USD) can be assessed for those scattering waste while transporting it.


Khanh said that strict punishments and increasing the awareness of citizens are necessary to increase environmental protection.


Source: VNA


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IBM launches two new ASEAN remote cloud computing centres

In Uncategorized on October 7, 2008 at 11:12 am

HA NOI — IBM has announced that it will establish two new cloud computing centres in Ha Noi and HCM City, the company’s first Cloud Computing Centres in the ASEAN region.


The cloud computing model allows businesses and consumers to remotely access computers over the internet to access services, according to IBM.


The US-based computing firm said the ASEAN region was experiencing increasing demand for Internet-based computing models and skills.


IBM announced on Thursday three other newly launched Cloud Computing Centres in Korea, India and Brazil, joining nine others located around the world.


Coupled with IBM’s five New Enterprise Data Centres, the centres represent the world’s largest consumer network of cloud computing centres.


IBM Cloud Computing Centres host computing activities for clients to provide access to expertise and infrastructure to design and deploy their own cloud environments.


The centres work with clients across multiple industries such as banking, telecommunications, government, education, and IT hosting services.


“Our growing market is embracing cloud computing as part of the new technology in the IT world. It will become an integral part of new business designs, especially in growth economies like Viet Nam, where a heavy focus is placed on education and human resource development,” said Nguyen Viet Hoang, Country General Manager of IBM Viet Nam. —

Second-rate drug rehab centres to be upgraded

In Uncategorized on September 8, 2008 at 4:45 pm

– About 45 percent of drug-detoxification centres nationwide to not have sufficient facilities, according to the Social Evils Prevention Department under the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs.

Capital earmarked for detoxification works has been mainly spent on food and medicine for patients, although 65 percent of localities have provided fund for detoxification centres.

Some centres have created jobs for drug addicts to improve their living conditions rather than for rehabilitation due to the shortage of funding.

Meanwhile, some provinces have cut down expense on drug detoxification work, hindering the progress of projects to upgrade detoxification and rehabilitation centres in many communes and districts.

“The lack of capital, medical staff, and land are also reasons behind the low standards of drug detoxification centres,” said Tran Viet Trung, deputy head of the Social Evils Department.

“To help solve the problem, the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs will map out a plan to upgrade low-quality detoxification centres for the next two years,” he said.

The ministry will also survey and close unqualified centres with low capacity.

Vietnam now has 87 detoxification centres. Most of the qualified centres are in major cities, such as Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh City and Hai Phong.

The number of drug addicts stands at around 170,000, according to the department.

In the past six months, centres treated more than 27,700 drug addicts, about 55.5 percent of those targeted. The Government plans to provide treatment for 80 percent of identified drug addicts by 2010.—