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Poor people to have new homes before Tet holiday

In Uncategorized on December 24, 2010 at 4:23 am




Poor people to have new homes before Tet holiday


QĐND – Tuesday, December 21, 2010, 21:9 (GMT+7)

PANO- Permanent Vice-Chairman of The Hanoi People’s Committee, Phi Thai Binh, recently urged investors and entrepreneurs in social housing projects in the locality, to accelerate the implementation.


At a meeting between local authorities and the investors and entrepreneurs, the official asked them to speed up the construction of social housing projects in order to hand over homes to social beneficiaries before the traditional Lunar New Year Holiday.


According to the City Construction Department, there are 8 businesses that are investing in 11 social housing projects with some 16,500 apartments.


The agency estimates that only 1 project has been finished and several others could be wrapped up before the holiday.


Under the schedule, some thousands of low income families in Hanoi can move into their new homes to celebrate the happiest Tet holiday.


Translated by Thu Nguyen


Source: QDND

Hollywood movies for 2010 Holiday season

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:35 am

After the successful films including ‘Skyline’ and ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’, cinemas will lure more moviegoers with other Hollywood titles this Christmas. They include, ‘The Next Three Days’ and ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader’.

A scene in the film “The Next Three Days”.

“The Next Three Days” is a thriller film directed by Paul Haggis, which stars Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks and Liam Neeson. College professor John Brennan (Crowe) becomes obsessed with the idea of breaking his wife, Lara Brennan (Banks), out of jail, after she is falsely accused of murdering her boss while at work.


“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” is the 3rd Narnia movie in the series. The two younger Pevensies Edmund (Skandar Keynes) and Lucy (Georgie Henley) along with their cousin Eustace Scrubb (Will Poulter) are drawn into the Narnian world through a picture of a ship at sea. The three children land in the ocean near the pictured vessel, the titular ‘Dawn Treader’ and are taken aboard.


They join the new King of Narnia, Caspian (Ben Barnes) in his quest to rescue seven lost lords to save Narnia from an evil force, which resides on the island.


The pictures are respectively distributed by the BHD Star Cinema Co. Ltd. and Megastar Media Co. Ltd.

Source: SGGP

Train tickets for Tet Holiday to be sold online

In Uncategorized on November 15, 2010 at 3:59 pm

Train fares for Tet holiday down up by 80 percent

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 2:25 pm

Vietnam Railway will begin selling train tickets for the Lunar New Year in the end of October with Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City fares down by as much as 80%.

        Sai Gon Railway StationAccordingly, train fares from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City before Tet holiday and Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi after Tet will drop 80 percent.

This is the most decrease that the Vietnam Railway has ever launched. The previous years saw a maximum cut of 50 percent.

Customers can buy tickets by phone or on the Internet, at the station and local agencies.

Source: SGGP

A rush of holiday makers return to cities

In Uncategorized on May 5, 2010 at 8:35 am

Holiday makers had to make a lot of exertion to reach tourist spots or return home and again had to face miserableness  to come back to the city. 

The Liberation Day and May Day fell on the weekend hence government workers and laborers had at least three days off for vacation.


Most of transport companies operated a huge additional bus trips but still could not meet demand. After bringing passengers to the city, the buses hurriedly left for picking up travelers in provinces.


Buses from Mekong Delta provinces of Long An, Tien Giang, Dong Thap and the southern province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau, the south-central coast province of Binh Thuan and more were overloaded with people.


The increase of buses to help holiday makers come back to the city resulted in traffic congestion on the National Highway 1A which is the major route from neighboring provinces to the city.


The similar situation also occurred in Hanoi.


Traffic was blocked at bus stations like My Dinh, Nuoc Ngam because a massive number of people crowded on the streets to catch buses, taxi and taxi-motorcycles.


The bus fare has remarkably increased by 50-100 percent for routes from provinces Tuyen Quang, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An and others to the capital.


Buses of transport private enterprises stopped on the way to illegally pick up too many passengers and speeded along the roads dangerously, several passengers complained.


 


Source: SGGP

Tourists numbers jump during holiday

In Uncategorized on May 4, 2010 at 4:31 pm




Tourists numbers jump during holiday


QĐND – Tuesday, May 04, 2010, 21:7 (GMT+7)

The number of visitors attracted to popular and well known Vietnamese tourist spots rose sharply during the Liberation Day holiday period, from April 30 to May 3.


Around 500,000 tourists flocked to Ha Long Bay, a world natural heritage, to attend the 2010 Ha Long Tourism Festival (Carnival Ha Long), resulting in hotels, restaurants and tourist services becoming overloaded. The average price of accommodation increased by as much as two or five times, with some even ten times more expensive, compared to normal.


More than 500 boats that service the tourist trade in Ha Long Bay ran at full capacity, carrying almost 5,000 visitors per day.


It was a similar scenario in Sa Pa in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai , where around 15,000 tourists made the journey to enjoy the 2010 “In the Clouds” Festival.


According to the Culture and Eco-Tourism Centre at Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, the number of visitors to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang caves in the central province of Quang Binh reached over 19,000, a record figure for the park since it opened.


Lao Bao and Khe Sanh, two new destinations in the central province of Quang Tri , also attracted nearly 50,000 tourists over the April 30-May 1 holiday. Everyday, between 5,000 and 6,000 people from across the country and Laos and Thailand visited the areas to go sightseeing at the former US war battlefield as well as to shop at border trade centres.


The central province of Quang Nam , which is home to two world cultural heritages, Hoi An Ancient Town and the My Son Sanctuary, saw a sudden rise in the number of visitors with more than 3,000 rooms in 82 hotels and guesthouses being booked weeks in advance.


Other destinations such as Sam Son in Thanh Hoa province, Cua Lo in Nghe An province and the ancient capital of Hue also received their largest-ever number of tourists over the four-day holiday period.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND

Holiday makers flock to tourist spots, causing overload everywhere

In Uncategorized on May 3, 2010 at 8:29 am

The public holidays on the occasion of Reunification Day and May Day followed by  this weekend help people have more time to relax in tourist hot pots or in entertainment  centers,  causing public transport and entertainment centers to be overloaded in the city.

Thousands of people wait for buying tickets at the Eastern Bus Station in Ho Chi Minh City on April 30. (Photo:SGGP)

Thousands of people made long queues for bus and train, airplane tickets on April 29-30 to come back hometown and tourist spots.


At the Eastern Bus Station, a long line of passengers waited for ticket to Vung Tau, Dat Lat and Phan Thiet.


Transport companies said that they had sold out tickets to Da Lat, Phan Thiet at noon on April 29.


It took a long time to buy ticket, so some passengers had to catch buses on streets such as Highway No.13, Inter-Asia and Hanoi Highways on April 30.


Hundreds of people waited for buses on the streets, causing a traffic congestion over one  hour on the National Highway 1A.


According to Nguyen Ngoc Thuc, director of the Eastern Bus Station, on April 30 at noon hundreds of  passengers could catch buses because the station provided more buses to meet passengers’ demand during the public holidays.


There were over 50,000 passengers buying tickets at the station during two days, said Thuc.


Meanwhile, routes to entertainment centers such as Suoi Tien, Dam Sen were much clogged.


Although the city’s Public Passenger Transport Management and Operation Center increased numerous bus trips, mostly to entertainment parks in the city, the buses could not meet demand, cause passengers to jostle with others for the buses.


Thousands of people waited for ticket at the Cat Lai ferry station and the ferry management board had to involve all the staff in selling tickets, aiming to reduce jams.


In Hanoi, thousands of people queued up to visit late President Ho Chi Minh at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.


Traffic jams also occurred on many streets, gateways to Hanoi such as Phap Van – Thanh Tri intersection, Highway No.1.


It took three or four hours to go from Hanoi to Phu Ly City, 60 kilometers from the capital city, by bus, said a driver.


Although bus stations in Hanoi intensified more bus routes, it was difficult for passengers to buy tickets. Ticket counters said that they were run out of tickets.


Dinh Thi Thu Thuy, head of the Hoi An Department of Commerce and Tourism on April 30 said the ancient city welcomed more than 3,000 foreign visitors on the occasion.


According to the management board of Dai Nam entertainment park in southern province of Binh Duong welcomed more than 80,000 visitors on April 30, however, traffic jams occurred on Highway No.13 because numerous people flocked into the tourist site.


Before the public holidays national weather forecasters said that the hottest days of the year would fall in the holidays hence tens of thousands of holiday makers flocked to beaches to avoid the hot, resulting in the overloaded in seaside areas.
 

Source: SGGP

Holiday makers flock to tourist spots, causing overload everywhere

In Uncategorized on May 3, 2010 at 3:18 am




Holiday makers flock to tourist spots, causing overload everywhere


QĐND – Saturday, May 01, 2010, 21:36 (GMT+7)

The public holidays on the occasion of Reunification Day and May Day followed by  this weekend help people have more time to relax in tourist hot pots or in entertainment  centers,  causing public transport and entertainment centers to be overloaded in the city.


Thousands of people made long queues for bus and train, airplane tickets on April 29-30 to come back hometown and tourist spots.


At the Eastern Bus Station, a long line of passengers waited for ticket to Vung Tau, Dat Lat and Phan Thiet.


Transport companies said that they had sold out tickets to Da Lat, Phan Thiet at noon on April 29.


It took a long time to buy ticket, so some passengers had to catch buses on streets such as Highway No.13, Inter-Asia and Hanoi Highways on April 30.


Hundreds of people waited for buses on the streets, causing a traffic congestion over one  hour on the National Highway 1A.


According to Nguyen Ngoc Thuc, director of the Eastern Bus Station, on April 30 at noon hundreds of  passengers could catch buses because the station provided more buses to meet passengers’ demand during the public holidays.


There were over 50,000 passengers buying tickets at the station during two days, said Thuc.


Meanwhile, routes to entertainment centers such as Suoi Tien, Dam Sen were much clogged.


Although the city’s Public Passenger Transport Management and OperationCenter increased numerous bus trips, mostly to entertainment parks in the city, the buses could not meet demand, cause passengers to jostle with others for the buses.


Thousands of people waited for ticket at the Cat Lai ferry station and the ferry management board had to involve all the staff in selling tickets, aiming to reduce jams.


In Hanoi, thousands of people queued up to visit late President Ho Chi Minh at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.


Traffic jams also occurred on many streets, gateways to Hanoi such as Phap Van – Thanh Tri intersection, Highway No.1.


It took three or four hours to go from Hanoi to Phu Ly City, 60 kilometers from the capital city, by bus, said a driver.


Although bus stations in Hanoi intensified more bus routes, it was difficult for passengers to buy tickets. Ticket counters said that they were run out of tickets.


Dinh Thi Thu Thuy, head of the Hoi An Department of Commerce and Tourism on April 30 said the ancient city welcomed more than 3,000 foreign visitors on the occasion.


According to the management board of Dai Nam entertainment park in southern province of Binh Duong welcomed more than 80,000 visitors on April 30, however, traffic jams occurred on Highway No.13 because numerous people flocked into the tourist site.


Before the public holidays national weather forecasters said that the hottest days of the year would fall in the holidays hence tens of thousands of holiday makers flocked to beaches to avoid the hot, resulting in the overloaded in seaside areas.


Source: SGGP


Source: QDND

Tours for national holiday fully booked

In Uncategorized on April 7, 2010 at 4:29 pm




Tours for national holiday fully booked


QĐND – Wednesday, April 07, 2010, 21:30 (GMT+7)

According to travel agencies, on the occasion of the national holiday of April 30th and May 1st, the number of tourists booking four-day tours has soared.


Around 5,000 visitors have booked Saigontourist’s 150 domestic and foreign tours, an increase of 20% compared to last year’s figures, while more than 55% of Viettravel’s 100 tours have been booked.


Some other travel firms said that tours to Hue, Da Nang and Nha Trang were fully booked because of a shortage of hotel rooms.


Source: TT


Translated by Phuong Linh


Source: QDND

Remote schools remain empty after holiday

In Social life on February 26, 2010 at 3:22 pm




Remote schools remain empty after holiday


QĐND – Thursday, February 25, 2010, 22:10 (GMT+7)

Students in remote and poor areas nationwide are dropping out of school after the Tet holiday despite the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET)’s best efforts to support poor students returning to class.


Before the Tet holidays, the ministry sent a document to departments of education and training nationwide to provide help and support to poor students so that they would not drop out of school after Tet, an annually re-occurring problem.


In many schools, teachers are finding that students have not returned to class.


Student absences are mainly due to having to help their parents in farming, according to Tran Thi Viet, principal of Hoang Then Primary School in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau.


For some other students, it is because they want to have longer holidays, she said.


Even with the efforts of teachers visiting parents to persuade them to get their children to return to school after Tet, schools only welcomed 86 per cent of the students on the first school day after the holiday.


Some 150 students out of 1,800 students at the school failed to return after Tet, accounting for 8.4 per cent of the total, three times higher than the allowed rate of the MoET.


Only 70 of 250 students in the secondary school of Tra Lanh Commune in the central province of Quang Ngai returned to school after the holiday, according to Dinh Van Lep, head of the Education Unit of Tay Tra District.


Meanwhile, only 90 per cent of students in Nam Se Secondary School in Lai Chau came to school after Tet, according the school’s principal Pham Thi Mai.


“Some of them have quit school, but others return after a long Tet holiday as it is traditional for Dao ethnic people to take a longer break, this happens every year,” she said.


Nguyen Xuan Luong, vice principal of Mu Sang Primary School in Lai Chau said he was worried as students taking long periods of time off school could affect their studies.


Ngoc Anh, principal of Trung Leng Ho School in Bat Xat Commune of northern mountainous province of Lao Cai , said that the provincial People’s Committee had to support the school in calling for students to return to class.


The commune’s authority would also organise a festival to gather residents in the commune and ask them to take their children to school.


To tackle the problem, MoET has recently ordered departments of education and training in cities and provinces nationwide to set up lists of students in difficult circumstances.


Schools nationwide will have to submit their reports on the number of students dropping out of school after the Tet holiday to MoET by the end of this month, according to Do Thi Van, an expert at the ministry’s Department of Planning and Finance.


Source: VNA


 


Source: QDND