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Program to develop rural literature kicks off

In Uncategorized on December 24, 2010 at 4:36 am

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and Vietnamese Writers Association have worked together in a program to develop rural literature for 2010 to 2020.

A view of northern countryside area (Photo: VnExpress)

Vietnamese writers have produced many famous literary works over the years and have reflected on the beauty of rural life from many regions of Vietnamese culture.

Only writers who have a close attachment with nature could create profound stories such as: Song mon (Desperate life) of Nam Cao, Lang (Village) of Kim Lan, Dat rung Phuong Nam (Southern forest land) of Doan Gioi and Dong song tho au (River of the childhood) of Nguyen Quang Sang.

These stories were written from the authors’ experience of the countryside and their rural life.

Several of Vietnamese writers were born in rural areas. However, the modern life has pulled them away from the cradle of creativity in the countryside.

As a result, they have made their livelihood in urban areas with a rustic manner. To approach young readers, their works join the urban movement but each written page carries a provincial sadness.

A generation of ‘suburb writers’ have moved away from their originality and have tried to work harder and more in touch with civilization.

It is hoped that the program will awake and build up the rural part in the soul of each writer.

Source: SGGP

Fujitsu, Boeing to develop aircraft maintenance tag system

In Uncategorized on December 17, 2010 at 5:27 am

TOKYO, Dec 17, 2010 (AFP) – Computer giant Fujitsu Ltd. on Friday announced an accord with Boeing Co. to jointly create a smart-tag-based aircraft parts management system designed to help airlines reduce maintenance costs.

The two companies plan to launch the system in the first quarter of 2012 for Boeing and other makes of aircraft, the Japanese firm said in a statement.

Fujitsu is in charge of manufacturing the smart tags, which will be attached to some 2,000 aviation parts including life vests to record data such as their life spans, maintenance history and scheduled replacement dates.

The data can be read instantly to help identify parts and equipment that need to be serviced or replaced, a Fujitsu spokesman said.

“According to our study, the system is expected to reduce overall maintenance costs by some 15 percent” by enabling airlines to keep parts inventories at airports at ideal levels, the spokesman said.

Fujitsu and Boeing hope to sign up about 10 customers in the first four years, implying sales of 20 billion yen (238 million dollars) for Fujitsu alone, he said.

Boeing and Fujitsu intend to pitch the system to Boeing’s rival, Europe’s Airbus, the Nikkei business daily said.

Major air carriers are spending 50-100 billion yen a year on maintenance of aviation parts, the daily reported.

Source: SGGP

Intel helps Vietnam to develop IT sector

In Uncategorized on October 22, 2010 at 3:56 pm

Intel helps Vietnam to develop IT sector

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

Intel will help Vietnam to develop its information technology industry and train up the country’s human resources to increase internet use and people’s computer literacy.

A memorandum of understanding on the “Computers for Life” programme was signed by Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Minh Hong and Intel Vietnam’s Director of Enterprise Solutions and the World Ahead Programme Chak Wong, in Hanoi on October 21.   

Under the deal, both will jointly implement programmes on policy consultation, strategies, assist development in the IT sector and domestic businesses manufacturing high-quality low-priced computers and providing useful digital services to people in Vietnam’s remote and mountainous areas.    

On addressing the signing ceremony, Chak Wong highlighted the Vietnamese Government’s attention to developing the IT sector to make Vietnam strong in IT and communications.

Promoting   Vietnam’s IT sector is of particular interest to Intel, said Chak Wong, noting that the MoU confirmed Intel’s pledge to expand its assistance to the Vietnamese market.

Deputy Minister Hong emphasised the significance of the MoU in promoting the nation’s IT industry. He said that he hoped Intel will actively help   Vietnam   in training hi-tech human resources in the future.    

Within the framework of the World IT Forum in   Vietnam   in 2009, the Ministry of Information and Communications launched the “Computers for Life” programme to donate computers to rural, remote and mountainous areas. Over the past year, more than 2,000 computers with Internet access and 300 printers, together with other equipment were presented to schools, disabled peoples centres and local people. 

The Ministry, along with Intel, will expand the programme to raise people’s knowledge through training activities to gradually bridge the digital gap.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

State to develop fertiliser plan

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 6:32 pm

State to develop fertiliser plan

QĐND – Thursday, October 14, 2010, 21:19 (GMT+7)

The control of fertiliser production and distribution systems, to be approved this month, is expected to benefit both farmers and businesses.

Speaking at a conference on Oct. 12 outlining fertiliser prodution development for the next 10 years, the Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade (MIT), Nguyen Hai Nam , said fertiliser is a strategic product that helps ensure national food security.

Although the Government has cooperated closely with the Vietnam Fertiliser Association in planning fertiliser production and quality, farmers are still faced with shortages and “price fever” when demand soars before planting, said Phung Ha, head of MIT’s Department of Chemicals.

Secretary of the association Nguyen Hac Thuy said there has been no clear development strategy for the fertiliser industry and that demand is unpredictable.

According to the association, farmers lose 1.2 trillion VND (60 million USD) each year due to the low-quality and fake fertiliser products.

This year, the nation’s demand for fertiliser is forecast to reach 9.1 million tonnes, but domestic production can satisfy only 60 percent of this.

A report from An Giang University’s Economics Faculty claims farmers have to buy fertilisers at prices 30-40 percent higher than those offered by producers. They often have to buy low-quality products from small firms because State authorities can only supervise large fertiliser companies.

Ha said one of the reasons fertiliser prices are often unstable was that distribution systems develop spontaneously. Products come to farmers through many middlemen.

Ha said when planning is approved, fertiliser distribution systems will develop based on the establishment of agricultural economic areas, demand in each area, the characteristics of local economic activities and farmers’ purchasing practices.

Under the plan, from now to 2015, fertiliser distribution centres will be set up in Lao Cai, Phu Tho, Bac Giang, Hai Duong, Ninh Binh, Nghe An, Da Nang, Binh Dinh, Dac Lac, Lam Dong, Long An, An Giang, Can Tho and Kien Giang.

Ha said to make planning more efficient, State agencies should change their ways of management. He added that producers must be granted certificates setting out conditions for business required by the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Otherwise they should not be allowed to trade.

He said this would help weed out small-scale companies using old technology and those producing low-quality fertiliser.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Quang Binh targets to develop tourism

In Uncategorized on August 10, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Quang Binh targets to develop tourism

QĐND – Tuesday, August 10, 2010, 20:43 (GMT+7)

Tourism is seen as one of the important factors in improving the socio-economic development in the central province of Quang Binh. In the future, the province plans to develop tourism as a key industry with huge investment in upgrading the infrastructure and changing operational methods.

Over the last few years, Quang Binh has focused on developing their transportation system. The province has built a road along the coast linking famous tourist sites, such as Nhat Le, Quang Phu and Da Nhay beaches, to the Dong Hoi airport.

In May, the province started the construction of a new road, at a cost of VND 180 billion.

To attract more domestic and foreign tourists, the Dong Hoi airport is being upgraded, at a cost of more than VND 212 billion, to receive medium-sized planes.

With support from the Ministry of Transportation, the province spent more than VND 1 trillion to upgrade a 300 km road from the Cha Lo International Border Gate to the Hon La sea port, and foreign tourists from Laos and Thailand can now visit tourist sites in the province, along with caravan tours between Vietnam – Laos and Thailand.

Furthermore, the Dong Duong Company is constructing an 820 ha tourist area, at a cost of VND 253 billion, near the Bang Geyser.  This is a high-grade tourist site connecting other sites in the province.

Arriving in Dong Hoi city, tourists will have an opportunity to visit the Nhat Le Bridge, and to stay at high-end  tourist areas, such as the My Canh – Bao Ninh eco-tourism resorts and the VND 500 billion Sun Spa resort with high-standard facilities, such as 4 star hotels, asports complex and entertainment spots.

Dong Hoi also has a chain of hotels with more than 2,000 luxury rooms.

As the Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park became recognized as a World Heritage site, more domestic and foreign tourists have visited Quang Binh.

In the first seven months of this year, the province welcomed nearly half a million tourists.  This is a 20% increase when compared to the same period last year. In particular, the number of international tourists has increased by 63.58%. The Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park received 7,000 visits a day on the occasion of April 30th and May 1st alone.

The province targets to welcome 1 million visitors this year. The tour entitled “Central Region’s Heritage Road” is expected to attract a lot of tourist to Quang Binh.

To reach this target, the province needs to improve promotional programs and quality of its tourism staff. In addition, the province should work together with travel agencies in other provinces to develop tourism.

Source: VNA

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND

Binh Duong urged to develop hi-tech industries

In Uncategorized on August 10, 2010 at 3:20 pm

Binh Duong urged to develop hi-tech industries

QĐND – Tuesday, August 10, 2010, 20:50 (GMT+7)

The southern province of Binh Duong should adopt proper policies to draw more investments in hi-tech industries and financial and trade services in order to ensure its rapid and sustainable growth.

PM Nguyen Tan Dung delivered the request during a working session with local authorities on August 10, focusing on the province’s performance of socio-economic tasks in the 2006-2010 period and its development directions for the next five years.

Binh Duong should review the planning of industrial zones and high-quality agriculture combined with the development of modern urban centres and the processing industry, striving for an annual average GDP growth rate of more than 13 percent in the next five years and a per capita income of over 60 million VND by 2015, he said.

The leader urged the province to focus on developing its human resources and transport infrastructure, taking care of and protecting the legitimate interests of workers, and paying due attention to environmental protection.

He commended Binh Duong on multifaceted achievements it has recorded over the past five years, citing its annual average economic growth of 14 percent and a 20 percent rise in industrial production value, and per capita income of 30 million VND a year.

The province attracted 846 foreign-invested projects with a combined capital of 7.3 billion USD during the review period, bringing the total number of projects to 1,966 and capitalised at 13.3 billion USD.

Binh Duong managed to reduce the number of poor households to below 1 percent and raise the rate of trained workers to 60 percent of its workforce, while making progress in the fields of culture, education, health care and the environment, PM Dung said.

However, the PM noted that the provincial leaders must be careful while mapping out urban development plans, especially those regarding housing and welfare projects, as the province’s population has grown rapidly due to the influx of migrant workers.

He also proposed the province take drastic measures to accomplish this year’s socio-economic targets and successfully organise Party congresses at all levels.

Source: VNA Photo: VOV

Source: QDND

China milk powder blamed after babies develop breasts

In Uncategorized on August 9, 2010 at 11:22 am

AFP/file – File picture of a baby holding a drink outside a children’s hospital in Beijing.

BEIJING, Aug 9, 2010 (AFP) – Parents and doctors in central China fear that hormones in milk powder they fed their infant daughters have led the babies to prematurely develop breasts, state media reported Monday.

Medical tests indicated the levels of hormones in three girls, ranging in age from four to 15 months and who were fed the same baby formula, exceeded those of the average adult woman, the China Daily reported.

“The amount of hormones in the babies definitely means there’s a problem,” Yang Qin, the chief physician in the child care department at the Hubei Maternity and Children’s Hospital, was quoted as saying.

“The parents should stop using the formula to feed their children and the powder should be analysed.”

Local food safety authorities however refused a parent’s request to investigate the formula made by Synutra, based in the eastern city of Qingdao, saying they do not conduct tests at consumers’ behest, the report said.

The suspected baby formula was still being sold in the Hubei provincial capital Wuhan — at discounted prices — and was still on store shelves in Beijing despite the concerns which surfaced last month, the Global Times said.

Synutra insisted that its products were safe.

“No man-made ‘hormones’ or any illegal substances were added during production,” it said in a statement.

The infants showed unusually high levels of the hormones estradiol and prolactin, the China Daily said.

Wang Dingmian, the former chairman of the dairy association in the southern province of Guangdong, told the China Daily that the hormones could have entered the food chain when farmers reared the cattle.

“Since a regulation forbidding the use of hormones to cultivate livestock has yet to be drawn up in China, it would be lying to say nobody uses it,” Wang was quoted as saying.

Chinese dairy products were recalled worldwide in 2008 after it was revealed that melamine, which is used to make plastics, was widely and illegally added to the products to give the appearance of higher protein.

Melamine was found in the products of 22 Chinese dairy companies in a massive scandal blamed for the deaths of at least six infants and for sickening 300,000 others in China.

Source: SGGP

HCM City to develop riverside tours

In Uncategorized on July 6, 2010 at 4:17 pm

HCM City to develop riverside tours

QĐND – Tuesday, July 06, 2010, 20:42 (GMT+7)

HCM City plans to offer a new tour to a painting village along the Saigon River in District 2 in September and will also inaugurate the Saigon-Cu Chi-Binh Duong route as part of its plan to develop riverside tourism over the next ten years.

HCM City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism has conducted a survey along the Saigon River to develop the city’s riverside tourism from 2011 to 2020.

At present, some travel firms provide short-distance riverside tours in HCM City like Ben Nghe-Nha Be, Bach Dang-Binh Quoi, with six floating restaurants and three yachts.

Medium-distance boat tours include Saigon-Dong Nai, Saigon-Binh Duong, Bach Dang-Cu Chi while long-distance boat tours comprise HCM City-My Tho-Can Tho-Chau Doc-Kien Giang and Phnom Penh, Shihanuville (Cambodia).

he city is working on a project to develop three waterway bus routes in the city, including: Nha Rong wharf – Sai Gon river – Vam Thuat river – An Loc bridge; Ben Nghe canal – Tau Hu – Cho Dem; Nha Rong wharf – Saigon Port – Te canal – Doi canal.

HCM City has 87 river routes and a tangled network of canals that are favourable for developing develop waterway transport, but they have yet to be utilized fully.

Source: VietnamNet

Source: QDND

Over US$ 1 billion eco-complex to develop in Phu Tho

In Uncategorized on June 25, 2010 at 4:50 pm

Over US$ 1 billion eco-complex to develop in Phu Tho

QĐND – Friday, June 25, 2010, 20:7 (GMT+7)

Viet Han Trade Advertisement and Construction Ltd. have just made public a detailed project to build an eco-tourist urban resort complex in Tam Nong District, Phu Tho.

Under the design, the complex that will cover an area of 2,050 ha will embrace an urban area with villa sections and trade center, an eco-tourist resort, sports and entertainment site with a golf course, casino and horse-racing track, as well as green space and parks to international standards.

The investors also affirmed that they would preserve the natural surroundings of the complex such as hills and forests and use them for eco-tourism.

Reportedly, the project will cost US$ 1.366 billion and the construction is expected to kick off in the end of this year.

Source: DDDN

Translated by Thu Nguyen

Source: QDND

Plan to develop Vietnam’s island economy up through 2020

In Uncategorized on May 3, 2010 at 3:19 am

Plan to develop Vietnam’s island economy up through 2020

QĐND – Friday, April 30, 2010, 21:51 (GMT+7)

The Prime Minister has approved a plan to develop Vietnam’s island economy up through 2020 with an estimated capitalization of more than VND162 thousand billion.

The plan aims to develop the infrastructure of islands quickly and efficiently, and build a solid line of defence to protect national sovereignty.

The focus will be on building infrastructure facilities to strengthen the islands’ economic links with the mainland.

The key islands include Phu Quoc (Kien Giang province), Van Don (Quang Ninh), Con Dao (Ba Ria-Vung Tau), Co To-Thanh Lan (Quang Ninh), Cat Ba-Cat Hai (Hai Phong), Ly Son (Quang Ngai) and Phu Quy (Binh Thuan).

To carry out the plan efficiently, the government will deploy measures to perfect the legal framework, develop human resources and promote advanced science, technology, and research.

Vietnam’s annual island economic growth is projected at 14-15 percent from now until 2020.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND