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US carrier to visit S.Korea ahead of joint exercise

In Uncategorized on July 20, 2010 at 11:27 am

SEOUL, July 19, 2010 (AFP) – A US aircraft carrier and three destroyers will visit South Korea this week ahead of a naval exercise to deter North Korea following the sinking of one of Seoul’s warships, officials said Monday.


The 97,000-ton USS George Washington, based in Yokosuka, Japan, will arrive Wednesday at the southern port city of Busan for a five-day port call, the US military said in a statement.


Three destroyers from the US carrier’s strike group, including the USS McCampbell, will also visit South Korean ports on the same day, it said.


“Our presence here is a testament to the strength of our alliance and our constant readiness to defend (South Korea),” the US carrier’s commanding officer, Captain David Lausman, said in the statement.


Seoul and Washington are going ahead with war games this month to deter Pyongyang.


Details of planned bilateral exercises will be announced this week when US Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visit Seoul.


They will hold talks with their counterparts Wednesday in a show of solidarity amid tensions with North Korea over the sinking of South Korea’s Cheonan warship in March.


The South and its US ally, citing findings of a multinational investigation, accuse the North of torpedoing the warship and killing 46 sailors.


The North angrily denies involvement and says a UN Security Council statement on July 9 — which condemned the attack without specifying the culprit — proves its point.

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Source: SGGP

Construction of Vietnam-Cambodia joint hospital starts

In Uncategorized on May 16, 2010 at 5:04 pm




Construction of Vietnam-Cambodia joint hospital starts


QĐND – Sunday, May 16, 2010, 21:29 (GMT+7)

Construction of the Cho Ray – Phnom Penh multiclinic hospital, a joint project between Vietnam’s Saigon Medical Investment Joint Stock company and Sokimex company of Cambodia was started on May 15.


The US$42 million hospital covers an area of 50,000 sq.m in Meanchey district, around ten km from Phnom Penh with 500 beds.


Speaking at the ground breaking ceremony, Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong said the project is new, vivid evidence of the good neighbourly ties and time-honoured friendship between Vietnam and Cambodia.


After coming into operation, the hospital will help improve health care services for Phnom Penh city dwellers in particular and the Cambodian people in general, Mr Trong added.


The hospital is expected to be complete in the next two years and create employment for more than 300 people.


Cambodian PM Hun Sen also praised the project and the cooperation of the Vietnamese government and Ho Chi Minh authorities to realize it. The hospital not only helps Cambodian people save money and time that they would have had to spend on treatment abroad, but also create an opportunity for local doctors to work with their peers at Cho Ray hospital in Ho Chi Minh city, thereby improving their professional skills, he added.

Earlier on May 14, the Vietnamese-invested Bank of Investment and Development of Cambodia (BIDC) handed over a floating school on Bien Ho lake to overseas Vietnamese living in Chhnok Trou commune, Boribo district of Kampong Chhnang province.

Source: VOVNews/VNA

Source: QDND

Work starts on Vietnam-Cambodia joint hospital

In Uncategorized on May 16, 2010 at 1:00 pm

Vietnam’s Saigon Medical Investment Joint Stock Company and Cambodia’s Sokimex Company started May 15 to construct an affiliate of Vietnam’s Cho Ray hospital in Phnom Penh City at a cost of US$42 million.

(L-R, front) Vietnamese former Party General Secretary Le Kha Phieu, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, and Vietnamese Deputy PM Truong Vinh Trong at the ground-breaking ceremony for the Cho Ray-Phnom Penh Hospital in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on May 15

Tran Viet Hung, chairman of the Vietnamese company’s management board, said the Cho Ray-Phnom Penh multiclinic hospital covers an area of 60,000 square meters in Meanchev district, around ten kilometers from downtown Phnom Penh.
 
The hospital will have two five-story blocks with 500 beds and wards including internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics, cardiology, trauma and orthopedics, diagnostic tests, and emergency aid.
 
It is set to be completed in the next two years and create employment for more than 300 people.
 
At present, Vietnam receives about 250 patients from Cambodia every day, over half of them get treatment at Ho Chi Minh City’s Cho Ray hospital.
 
Therefore, the joint hospital will not only help Cambodian people save money and time that they would have had to spend on treatment abroad, but also contribute to improving Cambodia’s healthcare quality. 

Source: SGGP

Vietnam, Belarus leaders issue joint statement

In Uncategorized on May 14, 2010 at 4:53 pm




Vietnam, Belarus leaders issue joint statement


QĐND – Friday, May 14, 2010, 22:30 (GMT+7)

Vietnam and Belarus have agreed to mutually recognise each other’s market economy status and consider the possibility of trade liberalisation between the two countries.


This was stated in a Vietnam-Belarus joint statement, which was signed by State President Nguyen Minh Triet and his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko during the Vietnamese leader’s visit to Belarus from May 13-15.


During his visit, President Triet held talks with President Lukashenko and met with the Chairman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly, Boris Batura, and Prime Minister Sergey Sidorskiy.


The joint statement says the two leaders agreed to step up bilateral cooperation in economy, trade, security, science-technology, education, health care, culture and sports. On this basis, both parties expressed their willingness to continue facilitating long-term cooperation for the sake of both the Vietnamese and Belarusian peoples.


According to the joint statement, Vietnam and Belarus confirmed their support for strengthening the central and coordinating role of the United Nations (UN) to ensure peace, security and cooperation around the world.


They both agreed that the continuing reforms in the UN will enhance the efficiency and capacity of its operations in maintaining international peace and security.


They also stressed on the need to expand the representation of developing nations on the UN Security Council. Vietnam acknowledged Belarus’ view on the necessity to also extend the representation of East European countries on the council. Belarus applauded Vietnam for its successful term as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council during 2008-2009.


The leaders acknowledged that they had similar views on many important regional and international issues and said they were ready to cooperate closely within the framework of the UN and other international organisations. They will also take part in joint efforts to form an equal and reasonable international economic and political order on the basis of non-interference in the internal affairs of sovereign nations, equality, mutual respect and mutual benefit, while abiding by international laws and the UN Charter.


Belarus praised Vietnam for its active role in ensuring a harmonious development, peace and stability in Southeast Asia and expressed their belief that Vietnam’s chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in 2010 will help to improve the bloc’s prestige and influence. Vietnam applauded and reiterated its support for Belarus’s desire to step up multifaceted cooperation with other ASEAN member countries.


President Triet sincerely thanked President Lukashenko and the other Belarusian leaders for their warm reception and invited President Lukashenko to pay an official visit to Vietnam. President Lukashenko thanked President Triet and accepted the invitation.


Source: Vietnam+


Source: QDND

Joint efforts to recover primeval heritage forest

In Social life on March 4, 2010 at 8:31 am




Joint efforts to recover primeval heritage forest


QĐND – Wednesday, March 03, 2010, 20:56 (GMT+7)

Relevant agencies in the northern province of Lao Cai are joining efforts to restore forests in Hoang Lien National Park, which were destroyed by a fire from February 8-15.


They will conduct a field survey before providing plant varieties to cover 300ha in Ta Van and Ban Ho communes.


For a long-term protection of the forest, the provincial authority has asked the government to help resettle thousands of households in Sa Pa district, who are living in the buffer and core zones of the national park.


Hoang Lien National Park covering nearly 30,000ha primeval forest has been recognised as an ASEAN Heritage Park.


It was reported that the recent fire ravaged about 1,700ha of forests, including 1,000ha in Ban Ho and Ta Van villages, 700ha in the area between Lao Cai and neighbouring Lai Chau province.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Venezuela, Cuba engage in joint projects worth over $3 bln

In World on December 13, 2009 at 4:06 am

Venezuela and Cuba will sign agreements on 285 joint projects totaling about $3.2 billion at an upcoming summit of the regional ALBA trade bloc, RIA-Novosti quoted Venezuelan Energy and Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez as saying.


According to Ramirez, the documents were agreed during the work of the 10th Cuban-Venezuelan intergovernmental commission prior to the ALBA summit in the Cuban capital, Havana, on December 13-14.


“In 2000, we started the work of the intergovernmental commission with 17 projects worth $30.5 million…and now we will sign 285 joint deals totaling $3.185 billion,” the Venezuelan minister said.


He added that the trade between Venezuela and Cuba has reached $8.7 billion, mainly in the health, education, agriculture and energy sectors.


Over 40,000 Cuban experts are working in Venezuela to help the poverty-stricken Latin American country improve its health care and education systems, Ramirez said.


ALBA, or the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America, was founded by former Cuban leader Fidel Castro and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in 2005 and now comprises nine members — Venezuela, Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Dominica, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Antigua and Barbuda.


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China, Russia to hold joint military exercise

In Uncategorized on December 13, 2008 at 12:20 pm

Beijing (VNA) – China and Russia have agreed to hold a joint anti-terror military exercise next year, the Chinese defence chief has said.

“We should stage a successful China-Russia anti-terrorism joint military drill next year,” Chinese Defence Minister Liang Guanglie was quoted by Xinhua news agency as saying on December 10, after a meeting with his Russian counterpart Anatoly Serdyukov.

This would be the third joint military exercise between the two militaries.

“Our exercises in 2005 and 2007, under the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation) framework, were very successful,” Serdyukov said, stressing bilateral military ties have been upgraded to a new level in recent years.

The Russian defence chief, who was on his first visit to China, said the cooperation within the SCO framework helped deepen mutual trust in the military field, according to Xinhua. –

Russia, Venezuela to hold joint naval exercises

In Uncategorized on December 1, 2008 at 3:15 pm

Hanoi (VNA) – Twelve Venezuelan warships will take part in a joint exercise with a Russian naval group scheduled to start on December 1, according to news reports.

An agreement on the joint naval operations was signed on November 30 by Vice Admiral Luis Morales Marquez, a Venezuelan operations commander, and Russian Vice Admiral Ivanovic Kolorof, commander of the Northern Fleet.

Accordingly, Russian and Venezuelan warships will conduct a series of joint naval exercises in the Caribbean, involving sea rescue operations, maneuvering, and live-ammunition artillery drills.

“Three frigates, a transport amphibious vessel, four patrol boats, and four coastal defense vessels will take part in the exercise on the Venezuelan side,” Venezuela’s Rear Adm. Salvatore Cammarata was quoted by RIA Novosti as saying. He added that a total of 700 Venezuelan servicemen would take part in the drills.

A group of warships from Russia’s Northern Fleet arrived at the Venezuelan port of La Guaira on November 25.

The exercises will be conducted in line with bilateral agreements and in accordance with international maritime law. They will be held in an area beyond Venezuela’s territorial waters, about 150 nautical miles from the South American country’s coast, said RIA Novosti.-

Singapore proposes joint ventures with Malaysia

In Uncategorized on November 25, 2008 at 3:33 pm

Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – Malaysia and Singapore should consider undertaking joint iconic projects in Malaysia’s Iskandar economic development area, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak said, citing the Singaporean PM’s proposal.

Deputy PM Razak told Malaysian journalists that Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made the suggestion during their bilateral meeting on November 22 on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit.

“It would be some economic projects that are viable,” he said after the end of the summit.

“We leave it to officials from both sides to discuss and identify the particular projects that are appropriate,” the Malaysian Deputy PM added.

Later, Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said iconic projects would be those that have a high impact on the economies of both countries, according to Malaysia’s Bernama news agency.-

Japan to lead joint Asian satellite project

In Uncategorized on November 19, 2008 at 3:48 pm

Tokyo (VNA) – Japan will lead a group of Asian nations seeking to jointly develop, construct and launch a satellite, local media reported.

The move is aimed at bolstering Japan’s standing in space development and helping to improve the engineering expertise of its regional neighbours, Asahi newspaper said.

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will invite engineers from other Asian countries to Japan during the next fiscal year to begin work on the satellite, the paper quoted officials as saying.

JAXA will make a formal announcement at the meeting of the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum slated for Hanoi on December 9-12, according to Asahi. –