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Capital to spend equivalent $10 million for Lunar New Year welfare

In Uncategorized on January 12, 2011 at 7:04 am

The Hanoi People’s Committee has decided to spend nearly VND200 billion (US$10 million) on purchasing gifts to help the vulnerable groups in society.

Hanoi authorities will spend VND20 billion to help the poor during the Lunar New Year holidays. (File photo)

The Tet gifts will be given to the poor, lonely seniors and welfare beneficiary families; in order that they too can enjoy a happy Lunar New Year, which begins on February 3.


Nguyen The Hung, deputy director of Hanoi Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, said the department is making every effort in ensuring that no person goes hungry, during the Tet holidays.


During the Tet holidays, more than 730,000 people will be offered gifts. These will include 1,000 old men, over the age of 100, and over 148,000 poor families.


Furthermore, the People’s Committee will use subscriptions in order to help disabled people enjoy the Tet holidays. Additional money will be given to orphans and the poor.


The capital will also give gifts worth VND100,000 to each drug addict; and each cadre will receive gifts worth VND200,000 each in rehabilitation centers.

Source: SGGP

Children’s fund looks to $2 million funding for the needy

In Uncategorized on January 12, 2011 at 7:03 am

The National Fund for Vietnamese Children has said that it will try to raise VND40 billion (US$2 million) in order to carry out programs and help disable children of Vietnam this year.

 

Representatives from the National Fund for Vietnamese Children offer gifts to disable children in flood-hit region. (Photo:nfvc.org)


The fund will organize three programs which will be broadcast live on television. The event on television hopes to raise money, from various individuals and organisations, in order to help disadvantaged children.


In another ceremony, which will be held at the Presidential Place in Hanoi, 55 outstanding children that have faced extreme hardship, will be honoured.


Furthermore, the fund will offer 2,500 scholarships to children in 63 cities and provinces, and in addition, give away 5,000 lifebuoys to children that live near rivers and waterways.


The fund also hopes to build 10 new projects and provide fresh water in over 10 cities and provinces around Vietnam. The project will also build five new schools and support 70 individuals that need heart operations in Vietnam.


Last year, the fund raised over VND90 billion ($4.5 million) and helped one million poor and disable children across the country.

Source: SGGP

Vietnam warmly greets the fifth million international visitor

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:18 am

Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) on December 24 held a ceremony to welcome the fifth million foreign visitor to Vietnam in 2010, at Noi Bai International Airport.

Zhou Ying, a Chinese auditor, is the fifth million foreign visitor to Vietnam on December 24. (Photo:VOH)


Zhou Ying, a Chinese auditor, who flew into Vietnam on flight VN901, from Beijing to Ha Noi, was the lucky visitor. The VNAT also offered a tour for two people from Hue to Hoi An, to the fifth million foreign visitor – Zhou Ying.


Nguyen Van Tuan, the general director of the Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) said five million is the highest number they have had in 20 years. It also proven that Vietnam has become one of the top destinations in the ASEAN region. This is because of its image as a safe and friendly destination.


The tourism industry sector also offered gifts and campaign medal to the 4,999,999th foreign visitor – a Chinese visitor and the 5,000,001 – also a Chinese visitor. All the lucky visitors flew into Vietnam on flight VN901, from Beijing to Hanoi.


The number of foreign arrivals to Vietnam is 35 per cent higher than compared with last year. Domestic tourists have also risen – by 13 per cent to 28 million. Chinese people were highest number of travellers to Vietnam, followed by South Korea, Japan, the US, Taiwan and Australia.


By 2015, the tourism industry plans to earn $8.9 billion from 12 million foreign visitors and host 28 million domestic travellers, according to a draft on tourism development. A survey has shown that Vietnam is emerging as one of the top destinations because of its distinctive culture, beautiful natural scenery and affordable attractions.

Source: SGGP

Hanoi attracts 1.2 million foreign visitors in 2010

In Uncategorized on December 24, 2010 at 4:28 am




Hanoi attracts 1.2 million foreign visitors in 2010


QĐND – Thursday, December 23, 2010, 20:33 (GMT+7)

The number of foreign visitors to Hanoi in 2010 is estimated at 1.2 million, up 18.42 percent against 2009, while the number of domestic tourists to the city is expected to increase by 15.22 percent to 10.6 million.


The figure was given at a revision conference by the Hanoi Municipal Department for Culture, Sports and Tourism on December 23.


In the National Tourism Year, Hanoi has launched various campaigns to improve the quality of tourism products such as the “Hanoians welcoming visitors” and “Green tourism year”. The city also held the Thang Long-Hanoi international tourism and cuisine festivals and a contest for outstanding tourist guides.


However, there remain shortcomings to the city’s tourism sector. Hanoi has not yet taken full advantaged of its potential, especially in cultural tourism and the cooperation between related agencies is still very weak.


To meet the target set for tourism development in 2011, Hanoi should focus more attention on managing tourist activities; promoting advertisement, both domestically and overseas; and improving staff training and tourism inspection, said Truong Minh Tien, Deputy Director of the city’s Department for Culture, Sports and Tourism.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

Vietnam strives to have one million of IT officers with int’l qualifications

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




Vietnam strives to have one million of IT officers with int’l qualifications


QĐND – Thursday, December 23, 2010, 20:33 (GMT+7)

Vietnam strives to be one of the world’s top 40 nations whose Information Technology (IT) students meet international qualifications by 2015.


This is one of the focal issues debated by delegates at a seminar on training IT human resources in Hanoi on December 23.


Nguyen Nhu Thang, secretary general of the Vietnam Electronic Industries Association said that to fulfill the project’s objectives, Vietnam needs to pay special attention to developing high quality IT staff, who would meet the requirements for international integration. Vietnam now ranks among top five nations in the Asia-Pacific region which have good sources of IT officers.


However, universities and colleges in Vietnam have not achieved good results in training IT human resources. Only one-third of schools meet the requirements in terms of the teaching staff and facilities, said secretary general of the Vietnam Informatics Association, Nguyen Long.


He added that the education sector should call on social organisations to invest in students and help them compete in informatics contests and become international computer programmers.


The Prime Minister has approved a project to promptly turn Vietnam into a power nation in information technology and communications by 2020.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

GE constructs US$1 million first training laboratory for Vietnamese students

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:38 am

GE inaugurated its first training laboratory at University of Technical Education (UTE) in Ho Chi Minh City on December 9 in response to a growing demand for the education of Vietnam students to the power industry.

Representatives of GE and university at the inauguration ceremony ( Photo:GE Courtesy)

The training center contributes to GE’s efforts in improving education opportunities for Vietnamese students. In addition the long established program ‘Scholar-Leader Scholarship’ as well as Vietnam – US Education Task Force were sponsored by GE Foundation, the philanthropic organization of the General Electric Company.

The new laboratory is a high-tech facility for students, which they will be trained on the most advanced and ‘up to date’ Electrical Distribution and Control Equipment.


The total investment of this training center is over US$1 million. It helps with the integration of electrical equipment and systems, used in power distribution. It also protects and controls residential, commercial and industrial applications.

The equipment was donated by several businesses of GE. It is estimated that the newly opened center will attract more than 100 students per day.


Mr. Luis Ramirez, – CEO & President of GE Industrial Solutions said, “We are very excited that GE could help Vietnam students. It was great to find the students eager to study and find out how our equipment is manufactured, assembled and operated. Our initiative of establishing a training center was based on their requests, which has now turned into reality.”

Attending this inauguration were: Luis Ramirez – CEO & President of GE Industrial Solutions, along with James Fisher – CEO & President of GE Industrial Solutions Asia Pacific, Stuart Thomson, Bobby Lubana – General Manager SEA, GE Industrial Solutions  and Nguyen Dinh Manh Chien – Country Manager, Indochina of GE industrial Solutions, Le Thanh An, the US Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, Do Quoc Anh – Director General, Director of the Representative Agency of Ministry of Education & Training in the South and the faculty and the students of UTE.

Source: SGGP

US$45 million complex to be built in HCMC

In Uncategorized on November 25, 2010 at 5:22 pm




US$45 million complex to be built in HCMC


QĐND – Thursday, November 25, 2010, 20:56 (GMT+7)

South Korea’s Cantavil Real Estate Development Company has announced that it will work with Vietnam’s Southern Seed Joint Stock Company (SSC) to build a complex building in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City.


The US$45 million project will have a 17-storey building to house 243 apartments with an area of 87sq.m to 162 sq.m each, a trading center, services and office areas.


It is projected that the project will receive permits for its construction in the second quarter of 2011.


Cantavil currently owns five real-estate projects in Vietnam, of which two apartment buildings in District 2 and Binh Thanh, HCMC, were completed, while other three complexes are under construction in Long Hai-Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Da Nang and Hanoi.


Source: thesaigontimes

Translated by Vu Hung

Source: QDND

More than a million Atlantic sharks killed yearly: study

In Uncategorized on November 22, 2010 at 10:07 am

US$50 million project to provide drinking water to Central region

In Uncategorized on November 19, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Nissan recalls more than half a million vehicles in Americas

In Uncategorized on November 12, 2010 at 5:24 am