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Mountain landslides pummels Quang Nam

In Uncategorized on November 12, 2010 at 6:22 am

US newspaper extols Nam Hai resort on Vietnam’s central coast

In Uncategorized on November 5, 2010 at 11:23 am

Children in Quang Nam province to be seriously protected

In Uncategorized on August 4, 2010 at 3:20 pm




Children in Quang Nam province to be seriously protected


QĐND – Wednesday, August 04, 2010, 20:36 (GMT+7)

The People’s Committee of the Central province of Quang Nam on August 2nd launched a pilot project of children protection in Tam Ky city.  


Accordingly, the committee and the World Vision Organization will carried out  this three-year project in five mountainous districts of Bac Tra My, Phuoc Son, Tien Phuoc, Nong Son and Dong Giang.


Some US $11,000 will be funded for the first year of the project. The fund can be adjusted in the following years, based on the reality of demands and the agreement between the two organizers.


The goal of this project is to improve the effectiveness of taking care of and protecting children from being abused and tortured.


In 2009, the Department of Labour, War-Invalids and Social Affairs of Quang Nam province and other related agencies helped liberate a number of children from their violent gold mine owners.


Source: TT


Translated by Mai Huong


Source: QDND

Dai Nam Tourist Site gets US$150 million expansion

In Uncategorized on July 2, 2010 at 2:22 pm

More than VND3 trillion (US$150 million) will be invested in the second phase of the Dai Nam Tourist Site, announced the Dai Nam Joint Stock Copmany at the 2nd anniversary of the parks’ founding on July 1.

                  Dai Nam Tourist Site

“The company will focus on building a miniature of Vietnam and a miniature world,” said Dai Nam Director-general Huynh Uy Dung.


“The second phase construction will be completed soon. We hope that the park will be a pride for Vietnamese people and a place honoring Vietnamese traditional culture” he added.


The Dai Nam Tourist site covers on an area over 450 hectares in the town of Thu Dau Mot, Binh Duong Province, about 45 minutes drive from HCM City.


The first stage of the park was put into operation at a total cost of more than VND2.5 trillion (US$125 million).


The park received more than 3.5 million visitors last year and is expected to attract over 5 million in 2010, and 10 millions in 2012, the company said.

Source: SGGP

Viet Nam, Thailand ink MICE deal

In Uncategorized on July 1, 2010 at 6:24 pm




Viet Nam, Thailand ink MICE deal


QĐND – Thursday, July 01, 2010, 21:23 (GMT+7)

The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) and the Viet Nam Trade Promotion Department (Viettrade) yesterday, June 30, in Ha Noi signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on strengthening MICE trade co-operation between the two countries.


The event aims to create opportunities for the development of two countries’ MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions) industry, implementing MICE market surveys in the Southeast Asia region and exchanging information on industry.


“The MoU is the latest pledge between the two countries and it is hoped that it will help the progress of economic integration of Southeast Asian countries through the MICE industry,” said Ta Hoang Linh, deputy head of the Viettrade under the Ministry of Industry and Trade.


The number of Vietnamese arrivals in Thailand increased to over 362,000 visitors in 2009, up from 2008’s figure of 338,300, with MICE visitors accounting for 13 per cent of the total.


Supawan Teerarat, director of the TCEB said that Viet Nam and Thailand had good relations and shared many common viewpoints. Strengthening trade co-operation would benefit both sides.


She also confirmed that the recent political crisis in Thailand had no affect on the country’s MICE industry.


According to the Ministry of Commerce of Thailand, bilateral trade turnover with Viet Nam is expected to reach US$10 billion this year, an increase of nearly $4 billion on 2009.


Last year, Thailand’s investors ranked 8th position among foreign investors in Viet Nam, up from the 12th position in 2006. So far, 25 Thai companies have invested in Viet Nam with a total of 216 FDI projects, according to the National Statistics Office of Thailand.


At present, Thailand ranks third in trade exchange in the ASEAN region.


The TCEB said that it was deploying a promotional programme named “One more night, one more smile” to encourage Vietnamese MICE visitors to Thailand to take part in exhibitions.


Source: VietNamNet/Viet Nam News


 


Source: QDND

Viet Nam set for Asian tourney

In Uncategorized on June 4, 2010 at 6:18 pm




Viet Nam set for Asian tourney


QĐND – Friday, June 04, 2010, 21:19 (GMT+7)

The national team will compete at the Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championship on June 5-13 in Zhenjiang, China, announced the Viet Nam Volleyball Federation.


Viet Nam have been drawn in pool A along with strong hosts China, Japan, defending Southeast Asian (SEA) Games champions Indonesia and Kazakhstan.


The event will bring together a total of 11 Asian teams who will compete in a round robin, with the first and second placed teams competing in the semi-finals.


Although the national team has just convened at the Ha Noi-based National Sports Centre, they are in good physical condition and looking sharp, according to the team’s head coach Phung Cong Hung.


Key players such as Van Kieu, Xuan Thanh, Duy Quang, Van Duc and Van Tuan have good fitness. They competed at the SEA Games in Laos and played well at the recent Grand Prix-Alatca Cup in Phu Tho Province.


“This time we’ve got some new faces including Hoang Van Phuong, Nguyen Truong Giang, Luu Dinh Toan who are highly-rated by the selection board. They are highly disciplined and putting in a lot of effort during training. I think this will be a good opportunity for them to accumulate experience,” Hung said.


Viet Nam are scheduled to play Kazakhstan in their opening match this Sunday, with clashes with Indonesia, China and Japan, respectively to follow.


The tournament champion will proceed to the FIVB (International Volleyball Federation) Men’s Club World Volleyball Championship which will be held in Doha, Qatar.


On the women’s side, defending champion Binh Dien Long An will participate in the Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship from June 26 to July 4 in Gresik City of Surabaya of Indonesia to vie for the only place at the FIVB Women’s Club World Volleyball Championship in Qatar along with nine other teams.


Viet Nam will play in pool B with defending champions Thailand, silver medallist China, South Korea, and Kazakhstan. While Indonesia, Japan, Chinese Taipei, South Korea and Iran will be in pool A.


According to Asian Volleyball Confederation’s rule, teams will be allowed to feature foreign players in the tournament.


Last year, under the leadership of coach Tran Van Thu, Viet Nam won two and lost five, finishing sixth.


Qatar will host this year’s double gender event for the first time in 18 years and will feature alternate men and women’s matches in the same venue on the same day during December 14-21.


Source: VietNamNet/Viet Nam News


 


Source: QDND

WB to help Vinh Long expand Nam Roi grapefruit fields

In Uncategorized on June 1, 2010 at 7:43 am

The World Bank will assist Nam Roi grapefruit growers in the Mekong Delta Province of Vinh Long with hundreds of thousands of dollars, as part of a project designed to widen the fruit growing area in accordance with Global Gap standards.

Nam Roi grapefruits

Accordingly, the My Hoa Nam Roi Grapefruit Cooperative in Binh Minh District will receive US$300,000, with each of household getting US$2,000 to participate in the project.


The WB will also help My Hoa Cooperative with bureaucratic expenses they incur as they follow the procedures required to renew the Global Gap certificate for its Nam Roi grapefruits.


The world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, SGS Vietnam, officially granted a certificate of compliance with the Global Gap Standard to Nam Roi Grapefruit of My Hoa Cooperative in September 2008.


The event brought great joy to 26 households in the cooperative since the certificate was considered as a passport for Nam Roi grapefruits to enter the world market, especially the US and Europe.


However, Tran Van Sang, chairman of the cooperative said that the Global Gap certificate imposed a time-limit of one year. After that duration, the certificate has to be renewed.


Province authorities have promised to help the cooperative pay for renewal fees, pledging to subsidize US$4,000 of the US$7,700 necessary to complete the procedures.  However, farmers do not know how to fund the difference.

Source: SGGP

Nam Dinh promotes advantages of developing human resources

In Uncategorized on May 10, 2010 at 4:46 pm




Nam Dinh promotes advantages of developing human resources


QĐND – Monday, May 10, 2010, 22:19 (GMT+7)

Nam Dinh should promote the advantages of human resources to accelerate the application of advanced technologies in production and quickly develop industry, agriculture and high-quality services.


Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung made the statement during a working session with Nam Dinh provincial leaders on May 10.


He praised Nam Dinh province’s socio-economic achievements in recent years, such as the annual economic growth rate of 10 percent, industrial and services proportion of more than 70 percent and the number of poor households at 6 percent. This is a significant result but the province should not be selective, Mr Dung said, as its average per capita income and competitiveness are still low and there are no key products.


PM Dung asked provincial leaders to make a breakthrough in the next years. In the initial period, the province must fulfill set socio-economic development targets for 2010, step up industrial and agricultural production and services, and continue to develop handicraft industry. PM Dung said leaders should encourage all economic sectors to invest in industries of high added value, such as electronics, and accelerate disbursement of investment capital as well as better carry out social welfare policies and administrative reform. They should also make careful preparations for organisation of Party congresses at grassroots level.


Also on the same day, PM Dung made fact-finding tours of a project to build a new road linking Nam Dinh and Phu Ly, and a landslide on the Dao River. The province is asking the Government to provide around VND200 billion to build the 8km-embankment of the Dao River.


Source: VOV


 


Source: QDND

Tornado, hail storm ravage Quang Nam

In Uncategorized on April 20, 2010 at 9:53 am

A tornado and hailstorm destroyed homes, schools and rice fields in the central province of Quang Nam April 19.

A student drying her wet books after a hailstorm in Quang Nam Province’s Nong Son District (Photo: VTC News)

Nong Son District was battered by winds, rain and hail for over an hour, in which several houses were knocked down and other homes lost their roofs. Que Trung Commune suffered worst damage.


Chairman of the Nong Son District People’s Committee Phan Thanh An said the tornado cut electricity and communication systems in the area.


He said it was the worst hailstorm in the district in 45 years.

Source: SGGP

Viet Nam tightens control over foreign fishing vessels

In Uncategorized on April 13, 2010 at 9:34 am




Viet Nam tightens control over foreign fishing vessels


QĐND – Monday, April 12, 2010, 21:32 (GMT+7)

Every foreign fishing vessel operating in Vietnamese waters will be required to have a member of the Vietnamese authorities on board as of June 1.


Under Decree No 32/2010/ND-CP issued recently by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on managing the operation of foreign fishing vessels in Vietnamese waters, foreign fishermen will have to apply for a licence to fish in local waters.


The licence will be valid for not more than 12 months for aquatic exploitation and 24 months for aquatic-related activities.


An expert from the ministry’s Department for Fisheries Resources Exploitation and Protection Tran Nam Trung said the decree, replacing the old decree No 191/2004/NB-CP, would create more favourable conditions for foreign fishermen to operate in Vietnamese waters.


“It will take between three to ten days for foreign fishermen to receive a licence or have their licence renewed or extended,” Trung said.


The decree also covers the rights and interests of foreign boat owners. They will receive regular weather updates from Vietnamese authorities as well as information relating to fisheries activities. They will also be informed of regulations when needed and be protected by the State of Viet Nam while operating in the country.


However, they will have to pay for all related fees and inform the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Fisheries General Department in written form a week before their boats arrive in Vietnamese waters.


Foreign fishermen must also complete entry procedures for Viet Nam as regulated and bring with them related documents such as fishing licences, boat registration certificates and technical safety registration certificates for their boats.


Particularly, they will be required to abide by all related regulations of Viet Nam and international treaties that Viet Nam has signed or joined.


The PM has also issued another decree managing the fishing activities of Vietnamese individuals and organisations within domestic waters.


Under Decree No 33/2010/ND-CP, Vietnamese individuals and organisations involved in domestic fisheries must abide by regulations issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development or provincial-level People’s Committees.


For example, they must follow regulations on the kinds of fish that are banned from exploitation; kinds of fishing equipment and vessels that are harmed or limited; and areas where they are not allowed to operate.


The decree also regulates the rights and obligations of Vietnamese individuals and organisations when fishing outside Viet Nam’s waters.


They are required to carry out all related exit and entry procedures in line with the laws of Viet Nam and countries where they fish, and abide by regulations of Viet Nam and countries or regions in which they operate as well as international treaties that Viet Nam has signed.


While operating in foreign waters, they will have to carry documents and licences provided by the host countries.


The decree will take effect as of June 15.


Source: VietNamNet/Viet Nam News


 


Source: QDND