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Cold front freezes northern region

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:31 am

Temperature in the northern mountainous region will drop to 7-9 degrees Celsius on Sunday. It might even fall to 0 degree, causing ice and snow in places including Sa Pa in Lao Cai Province, Mau Son in Lang Son, Sin Ho in Lai Chau and Moc Chau in Son La.

Ice and snow occur at the top of Mau Son Mountain in the northern province of Lang Son in a recent cold spell. The severe weather conditions are forecast to repeat itself on December 26, as a new cold front moves into northern Vietnam.

According to the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center, the northerly cold front on Saturday began covering some areas in the north. This eventually spread to the entire region, decreasing the common temperature to 12-14 degree Celsius.


After blanketing the north, the cold weather will move to the central area causing medium to heavy rains and strong winds at sea.


The Gulf of Tonkin and the waters off the central coast are set to see strong northeasterly winds at level 7 (50-61 kilometer an hour).


Northern and central parts of the East Sea, including the Hoang Sa (Paracel) Islands, will see gusts up to level 10 (89-102 kilometers an hour). The sea will be very rough and there is a chance of tornadoes.
 
After crossing the Hai Van mountain pass, the cold front will approach the southern region. In Ho Chi Minh City and southeastern provinces, temperatures will decrease to 18-20 degrees, with the chance of thick fog.


Yesterday afternoon, the Central Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention met to discuss measures to cope with the cold front.


The committee ordered local authorities from Quang Ninh to Ninh Thuan provinces, to assist any boat that might get trouble, because of the strong northeasterly winds.


In related news, tourists have flocked to the northern mountainous region to see the arrival of snow.


Tang Van Toan, director of the Vietravel Company said the number of visitors coming to Sa Pa for Christmas has increased by over 30 percent over the same period last year.

Source: SGGP

Cold front heading to northern Vietnam

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:30 am

While a cold front has just ‘taped off’ in northern Vietnam, another is set to move in by tomorrow morning, making the region’s weather very wintry.

Frost covers Y Ty Commune, Bat Xat District, Lao Cai Province on December 28. It is the first time the frost occurs in Vietnam this winter

This cold spell will spread rain to several northern and central provinces, the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center has forecasted.


The cold weather will linger on until the beginning of January. Some northern areas will see the mercury fall to only 2-3 degrees Celsius. In the central area, it will be 14-18 degrees.


Additionally, the Gulf of Tonkin and the waters off the central coast will continue to experience rough seas, with strong northeasterly winds from 39-61 kilometers an hour and gusts up to 62-88 kilometers an hour.


From tomorrow onwards, the seas off Binh Dinh to Ca Mau provinces and the southern waters will experience the same weather conditions.


Meanwhile, the southern area is still affected by a low-pressure zone. It was at 3-5 degrees latitude north and 111-112 degrees longitude east on East Sea Tuesday and was moving slowly southeast at five kilometers an hour.

In relation to the cold weather, frost has occurred in Bat Xat District of the northwestern province of Lao Cai yesterday. It was the first frost of the winter this year.


Luu Minh Hai, director of the Lao Cai Province Hydro Meteorological Center said that the frost would slowly fade by Wednesday.

Source: SGGP

Cold front lashes central region

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

Affected by the northerly cold front, central provinces in the central region suffered heavy rains and fierce winds up to 89-102 kilometers an hour on Thursday. Several boats were reported drifting at sea.

Hanoi weather is very cold on December 16 (Photo: Tuoi Tre)

At 9am, the same day, rescue forces in Da Nang City, received emergency calls from two fishing boats, which had over 20 men on board.


The boats from Quang Ngai Province went adrift to the dangerous waters off the city’s Son Tra District because of big waves and violent winds.


The Da Nang Maritime Rescue Cooperation Center Zone II immediately dispatched a rescue boat to guide the boats to safety.


In Quang Nam Province, the seas in Cu Lao Cham Island were strongly rough with gusts up to level 11 (103-117 kilometers an hour). Three boats drifted dangerously in the waters. However, local fishermen soon towed them to safety.


In Da Nang City, several people travelling on the Song Han, Tuyen Son and Nguyen Van Troi bridges had been affected by the strong winds.


In the meantime, torrential rains and tornado uprooted trees causing one to fall on a parked car in Phung Hung Street, Hue City.


The heavy rains have also damaged hundreds of hectares of flowers along the Huong and Bo rivers. These were to be on sale for the coming Tet holiday. 


Over the last few days, the northern region has suffered extreme cold, with Lang Son Province being one of worst hit places.


At 4am on Thursday, the top of Mau Son Mountain, which is in the Loc Binh District, began seeing ice and snow, as the temperature dropped to -0.8 degree Celsius.


Northeasterly winds peaked to level seven (50-61 kilometers an hour) in the mountain.


Related articles:
Central region to experience downpour, colder weather
Southern region to turn cold

Source: SGGP

Cold front blankets northern Vietnam

In Uncategorized on October 26, 2010 at 5:34 am


A cold front covered northern Vietnam bringing about showers and thunderstorms on Tuesday morning, the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center has said it would turn cold on early morning and at night.

Northern provinces will turn cold as a cold front covers the region on October 26 (Photo: Dantri)

Within the day, the cold front would move further to the central region and bring medium to heavy rains to provinces from Thua Thien-Hue to Khanh Hoa in two to four consecutive days.


The center cautioned the provinces to keep watch of flash floods and landslides in mountainous regions.


Off the central coastal, northeasterly winds are set to peak level 7, 50-61 kilometers an hour, the sea would be rough, the center said.

Source: SGGP

Cold front about to move in northern Vietnam

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 6:33 pm

A cold front from the north has moved towards northern Vietnam and is forecast to cover the area this night, according to the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center.


Affected by the cold front, northern provinces will have showers and sparse thunderstorms together with impending tornadoes while the central region will see medium to heavy rains tomorrow morning.


In southern region, the weather has turned cloudy and rainy due to an inter-tropical convergence zone which was heading towards the north yesterday.


Meanwhile, a low pressure system has intensified on the East Sea. It was on the northern part of Hoang Sa (Paracel) Islands, specifically at 10-12 degrees north latitude, 110-112 east longitude on this morning.


Affected by the system and southwesterly winds, the middle and southern parts of the East Sea, the waters off Binh Dinh to Ca Mau and Ca Mau to Kien Giang provinces and Thailand Gulf will experience gusts and thunderstorms.

Quang Binh Province Red Cross officials give relief goods to a resident in the central region (Photo: SGGP)

In related news, as of yesterday afternoon Ho Chi Minh City Fatherland Front Committee received about VND3.5 billion (US$179,000) and over 12,000 kilograms of rice, instant noodle, bottled water and clothes from organizations and individuals in the city for flood-hit provinces of Quang Binh, Ha Tinh, Thua Thien-Hue and Nghe An.


The same day, chairman of Hanoi Fatherland Front Committee Dao Van Binh led a mission visited and gave Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue provinces VND3.5 billion, which partly should have been spent on firework performance to welcome the 1000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi on October 10.


Over the last few days, people nationalwide have assisted flood-battled residents with VND3.75 billion.


On three days beginning Wednesday, a relief delegation from the Construction Corporation No.1 would visited and offered 2,000 presents, worth VND500,000 each, to residents in Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Nghe An provinces.


Quang Binh alone so far has received nearly VND20 billion (US$1 million) in relief. The province has suffered a total damage estimated at VND1,800 billion in the fatal floods since early October.

Source: SGGP

Carbon trading used as money-laundering front: experts

In Uncategorized on July 16, 2010 at 8:47 am

SINGAPORE, July 16, 2010 (AFP) – Organised crime gangs are using carbon emissions trading schemes as fronts for money-laundering, experts warned Friday.


The experts who attended a meeting of the Asia Pacific Money Laundering Group (APG) said crime syndicates are resorting to new methods to hide their illegal proceeds.


One “issue that we’ve looked at closely is money laundering associated with carbon emissions trading schemes”, APG executive secretary Gordon Hook told a news conference after the five-day meeting.


Hook did not elaborate on how crime syndicates were using carbon emissions trading schemes to launder money.


Emissions trading schemes place a limit on the amount of greenhouse gas pollution which companies can produce, forcing heavy polluters to buy credits from companies that pollute less — thereby creating financial incentives to fight global warming.


John Harrison, a security analyst at Singapore’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, told AFP that the carbon emissions trading market is relatively new and crime gangs are taking advantage of loopholes in regulation. “They will use new markets to try and launder their money, and particularly if these new markets are not well regulated yet,” he said. “It’s not surprising.”


APG is an international organisation that is closely affiliated with the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF).


Hook said the region’s money-laundering activities had wider, international connections.


“More and more money laundering and terrorist financing we are seeing are in reality transnational crimes so the web of international connections and international cooperation is extremely important,” he said.


APG co-chairman Tony Negus, who is also the commissioner of the Australian Federal Police, said the ease of movement and communications have made the fight against organised crime more difficult.


“These days syndicates move across jurisdictions with ease and across the world with ease with increased travel and increased electronic transfers,” he said.

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Source: SGGP

Cold front to shower northern Vietnam

In Uncategorized on June 1, 2010 at 7:49 am

A northerly cold front moving towards Vietnam should bring medium to heavy rainfall to the northern part of the country, beginning this afternoon, the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center said.

A northerly cold front will bring showers to northern Vietnam on June 1 (Filed photo: VNN)

The northwestern winds would affect the northern and parts of northern central provinces for at least three days.
 
The northern mountainous regions should watch for flash floods and landslides while the Gulf of Tonkin may experience strong winds and even vortexes.


Meanwhile, affected by a hot low-pressure zone from the west together with hot and dry winds, the central region has experienced sweltering weather over the past few days.


Provinces from Thanh Hoa to Phu Yen on Monday suffered through extreme heat with common temperatures ranging from 37-39 Celsius degrees.


Forecasters predict the scorching weather will continue plaguing the central region over the next two to three days.


In the southern region, it would be hot in day time with highest temperatures hovering around 36 Celsius degrees on June 1. Some places would see showers in the late afternoons and during the night.

Source: SGGP

President Triet hails role of Fatherland Front

In Politics-Society on March 8, 2010 at 2:36 am




President Triet hails role of Fatherland Front


QĐND – Saturday, March 06, 2010, 20:34 (GMT+7)

State President Nguyen Minh Triet has expressed satisfaction at the role played by the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) as an active aide to the State President in promoting national unity.


The State leader attended a meeting in Hanoi on March 5 to review last year’s implementation of a regulation on coordinating actions between the State President and the VFF Presidium, as well as the key targets for 2010.


Triet said “The VFF and its member entities have done well in promoting national unity and public confidence in the Party and State leadership, thus leading to the success of Party and State policies and strong national patriotic movements”.


He asked the nation’s largest mass organisation to promote people’s awareness of the objectives and humanitarian nature of the 2010 huge Amnesty as a practical celebration of the year’s numerous major events.


“VFF should also facilitate people-to-people diplomacy as a contribution to the success of Party and State policies as well as strengthening solidarity and friendship between the Vietnamese people and other peoples in the world”.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Front lauds charity work of Caodaiists

In Uncategorized on November 19, 2008 at 2:32 pm

HA NOI — The Viet Nam Fatherland Front Central Committee yesterday praised the efforts by Caodaiists for their solidarity and contribution to charitable activities.


Nguyen Van Vinh, a member of the VFFCC, made the remarks at a meeting with dignitaries and representatives from the HCM City-based representative board of the Cao Dai Church in southern Tay Ninh Province, who are on a current visit to Ha Noi.


Thuong Minh Thanh, head of the representative board, said Cao Dai followers had actively supported and taken part in movements and activities in localities.


He expressed his pleasure to visit the VFFCC on the occasion of the 78th anniversary of the establishment of the United National Front of Viet Nam, the predecessor of the VFF, and affirmed that the organisation was a common house for every religion, profession and sector.


The Cao Dai sect raised nearly VND2 billion (US$121,000) for charitable activities last year. —