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More than 7,000 poor women nationwide receive houses

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:10 am




More than 7,000 poor women nationwide receive houses


QĐND – Friday, January 07, 2011, 21:29 (GMT+7)

The Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) Central Committee announced at a meeting on January 6 that its local chapters have raised more than VND64 billion to help build 7,000 houses for women in difficult circumstances.  


Last year, a campaign to build houses for poor women was launched nationwide and receive valuable support from international and domestic businesses, organizations, benefactors and local union members, said Tran Thanh Binh Vice President of the VWU Central Committee.


The Vice President highlighted great efforts made by provinces, cities, the union’s chapters and members in building houses for poor women.


The VWU Central Committee urges its local chapters to continue with the “Day for the Poor Women” campaign and ensure that at least two poor women will receive new houses a day this year.


The VWU Central Committee granted certificates of merit to 12 most outstanding students who achieved the highest markets at the university entrance exams in 2010.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

Obama on nationwide blitz with vote two weeks off

In Uncategorized on October 17, 2010 at 10:25 am

US President Barack Obama on Sunday pursued a coast-to-coast campaign blitz through key battlegrounds, looking to energize Democrats and stave off a likely drubbing in elections barely two weeks off.


“This is a tough political environment,” he told a cheering crowd during a tag-team campaign trip on Friday in Delaware, home patch of Vice President Joe Biden. “I need you all to keep on fighting.”


With the November 2 contest set to turn on deep voter anger at the sour US economy, high joblessness, and soaring home foreclosures, Obama has been warning his Republican foes will make things worse.


“The other side wants you to believe that this election is simply a referendum on the current state of the economy, but make no mistake,” he said. “This election is a choice. And the stakes couldn’t be higher.”

US President Barack Obama talks with local residents after attending a Democratic fundraiser in West Newton, Massachusetts

“The last thing we should do is return to a philosophy that nearly destroyed our economy,” said Obama, who delivered much the same message Saturday at a rally for a political kindred spirit, Governor Deval Patrick of Massachusetts.


Obama’s Republican foes, meanwhile, surfed a political spending tidal wave designed to sweep away weakened White House allies and capture at least the House of Representatives in the November 2 contest.


And they have hammered at the ballooning US national debt and what they described as runaway government spending, vowing to cut taxes and rein in Washington.


Analysts predicted that Republicans stood a solid chance of netting the 39 seats they needed to retake the House and would seize key governorships but fall just short of the 10 new seats needed to seize the Senate.


On Sunday, Obama was to get a charge of enthusiasm from his wife Michelle Obama, appearing together on the campaign trail for the first time since the 2008 presidential race with two events in Ohio.


The First Lady made her 2010 stump debut last week, pleading in compassionate tones for patience with the sluggish pace of economic recovery nearly two years after her husband won the White House.


“I know that a lot of folks are still hurting, I know that for a lot of folks, change hasn’t come fast enough,” she said while campaigning for Democratic Senator Russ Feingold, who looks headed for defeat in Wisconsin.


The president was to set off on a four-day campaign swing starting Wednesday to prop up vulnerable candidates, pour fresh cash into party coffers, and renew a bond with voters who helped put him in the White House and will likely be called upon again in his reelection bid in 2012.


He will begin in Oregon, a far western state with an independent streak, where, as presidential hopeful, Obama stunned political observers in May 2008 by pulling in a crowd estimated at 75,000 people to an outdoor rally.


He will then move next door to Washington to stump for Senator Patty Murray who — like her boss in the party’s Senate leadership, Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid — is facing an unexpectedly tough race.


Murray’s bitter battle with business executive Dino Rossi is one of a handful that will decide which party will run the Senate.


On October 22, Obama will ride to the rescue of Senator Barbara Boxer, an outspoken California liberal with a small edge in her close duel with former Hewlett-Packard boss Carly Fiorina on historically safe Democratic turf.


The president will also travel to Reid’s home state of Nevada, which has the highest unemployment and home foreclosure rates in the country, as the senator fights for his political life against Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle.


Obama will hold the latest of his big rallies for the Democratic National Committee, aiming to fire up his personal coalition of voters, after two years in which his legions of young, racially diverse supporters have seen their enthusiasm ebb in the grim aftermath of the worst economic crisis in decades.

“I understand that some of the excitement has faded since election night or inauguration day,” he said in Delaware. “But I’m here to tell you, don’t let anybody tell you that this fight is not worth it.”

With turnout in the Nevada race likely to be decisive, Obama’s jolt of energy could help head off what would be a stunning Republican success if Reid is unseated.

On his way back to the White House, Obama will stop Saturday in his 10th state in nine days via Minnesota, a key 2012 battleground. His schedule already includes an October 25 stop in Rhode Island, with more travel sure to come.

Source: SGGP

Vietnam Family Day celebrated nationwide

In Uncategorized on July 1, 2010 at 10:24 am




Vietnam Family Day celebrated nationwide


QĐND – Tuesday, June 29, 2010, 20:42 (GMT+7)

Cultural and art programmes were held nationwide on June 28 to promote the family-oriented tradition in celebrations of Vietnam Family Day.


The capital city of Hanoi was colourful and cheerful during a festival on Hanoi family culture, where sports competitions, photo exhibitions on family and flower-arranging contests attracted public crowds. In the spotlight was a conference honouring successful and happy families.


The nation’s largest economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City organised many activities on June 27 with the participation of thousands of families, one of which was to set up a Vietnam Guinness by piecing 20,000 coins together into a symbol of “Family-backbone of happiness”.


The whole proceeds of the mosaic symbol auction will be earmarked for the construction of homes for poor families.


The southeastern region has joined the nation by holding the first family culture festival in Bien Hoa city, Dong Nai province. As many as 54 exemplary families coming from all the five regional provinces shared experiences in taking care of their families and children.


June 28 is annually celebrated as Vietnam Family Day after the Prime Minister signed up a decision in May, 2001. The decision aims to uphold the important role played by the family and family values in developing human characters.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

Uncle Ho’s birthday celebrated nationwide

In Uncategorized on May 14, 2010 at 4:55 pm




Uncle Ho’s birthday celebrated nationwide


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

A variety of activities have been organised around the country to celebrate Uncle Ho’s 120th birthday.


The Can Tho provincial Mass Mobilisation Department on May 13 held a ceremony to honour outstanding participants in the campaign “Study and follow the moral example of Ho Chi Minh”.


Since the campaign was launched three years ago, the Can Tho Mass Mobilisation Department has taken the initiative to participate in the programme through a series of seminars.


Organisations in the province have combined professional activities with the establishment of effective mass mobilisation models in different fields, in order to improve the quality of mass mobilization and help with hunger elimination and poverty reduction.


The southern province of Ca Mau will organize a number of communication, sports, singing, and entertainment activitites to celebrate the day. There will be an incense ceremony at the PresidentHoChiMinhMonument, and a seminar entitled “Ho Chi Minh – a national hero – an outstanding Vietnamese culturologist”. Delegates will pay tribute to Uncle Ho at his house on stilts in the Ca Mau Cultural Park. 


Meanwhile, the province will continue implementing the campaign “Study and follow the moral example of Ho Chi Minh” in 2010 to inspire new models of excellence nationwide.


Source: VOV/Photo: VNA


Source: QDND

Severe weather threatens rice crops nationwide

In Uncategorized on March 24, 2010 at 6:32 am

Harsh weather conditions that have manifested over the first two months of this year are creating many problems for residents of all regions, experts say.









Water level in the Red River in Hanoi at an alarming 10 centimeters on Feb. 25, 2010 (Photo:SGGP)


They caution that the conditions pose some risks to human health and agricultural production.


According to the National Hydro-Meteorological Forecast Center, from January until now, it is still winter season in the northern region, but temperatures have been higher than the average for many years, with the northwest region seeing the mercury go up to 33-34 Celsius. In fact, temperatures nationwide have been higher than the average by one to two degrees Celsius degrees, the center says.


Residents of the north and central regions as well as some parts of the south are facing fresh water shortages because rivers are drying up and there has been little or no rain to provide any respite.


Drought conditions are also posing a serious threat of forest fires in many localities.


Meanwhile, Bui Minh Tang, director of the National Hydro Meteorological Forecast Center, said temperatures until May will continue to remain at higher levels than the average of many years.


Tang said hot spells will appear in the beginning of March, and rainfall is likely to fall by 20-50 percent, causing water levels in most rivers to fall drastically.


In the north, water level in the Red River has been around 10 centimeters over the past two months, an alarming low.


Water levels have also fallen at many reservoirs created by hydroelectric power plants.


Tang said the dry weather conditions were a result of climate change as well as the El-nino phenomenon.


Crops at risk


According to Bui Sy Doanh, deputy head of the Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development’s Plant Protection Department, a survey of some rice samples from the northern provinces of Lai Chau, Dien Bien and Thai Binh have shown most of them were afflicted with diseases.


In addition, many kinds of insects and pests have appeared in many rice fields in the Red River Delta, including Nam Dinh and Hai Phong City.


As of now, rice diseases have been seen in 18 provinces and cities in the north-central coastal region, Red River Delta and north mountain provinces, affecting over 30,000 hectares.


The area for transplanting rice seedlings this year will decrease by 9,000 hectares compared to the last year because of drought, and rice output will decrease by 70,000 tons, according to the agricultural ministry’s Cultivation Department.


Minister of Agricultural and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat has held a meeting to discuss ways to address the problem of hot weather and drought facing many parts of the country.


Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has agreed to provide financial support from the State budget to implement measures for preventing rice diseases from spreading further.


The State will fund purchases of buy insecticides and plant protection drugs to exterminate diseases in the rice fields.


It will also provide 12 kilos of rice per person per month to help households affected by insect-damaged crops for a maximum of six months.


The department has said that farmers in the south will receive financial support of VND4 million (US$210) per hectare for rice crops ruined by diseases.





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Air tickets to be sold at post offices nationwide

In Vietnam Travel on March 15, 2010 at 6:27 pm




Air tickets to be sold at post offices nationwide


QĐND – Monday, March 15, 2010, 20:56 (GMT+7)

Vietnam Post Corporation (VNPost) is to launch a nationwide air ticket sales services for Vietnam Airlines (VNA) and Jetstar Pacific Airlines (JPA).


Under an agreement between the partners, in the short term, VNPost will open air ticket sales services at post offices of cities and provinces and expects to expand to grass-root levels later on.


VNPost has also coordinated with VNA and JPA to organise technical training courses on air ticket selling at post offices at city and province levels as well as conduct researches on related information technology.


Source: HNM


Translated by Vu Hung


 


Source: QDND

Various activities launched nationwide to mark Youth Month

In Politics-Society on March 15, 2010 at 6:21 pm




Various activities launched nationwide to mark Youth Month


QĐND – Sunday, March 14, 2010, 21:36 (GMT+7)

Diverse activities have been launched in response to Youth Month in March, such as building charitable houses, providing free healthcare services and organising vocational training courses for young people.


Since the beginning of March 2010, about 77,000 young people in Phu Tho province have collected more than 15 tonnes of rubbish, repaired 18km of rural roads, dredged tens of km of canals and rivers, and planted over 55,000 trees. They have actively taken part in disseminating information on environmental protection, traffic safety and the fight against social evils.


In Hoa Binh province, young people planted 9ha of forest, built 1km of rural road and presented gifts to poor students and social policy beneficiaries. They also repaired charitable houses, provided free healthcare services and organised vocational training courses for poor people.


The Quang Binh provincial Youth Union has decided to grant preferential loans worth a total of VND55 billion in 2010 to help young people start business and production. The province’s vocational training and job generation centres organised courses for 70,000 Youth Union members and created jobs for 6,500 young workers, including those living in remote areas.


On the occasion, young people in Binh Thuan province organised a job bazaar, attracting more than 1,000 Youth Union members taking part. The event was a good opportunity for youths to meet and exchange information with businesspeople and seek jobs. More than 100 young people were recruited at the fair.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Various activities launched nationwide to mark Youth Month

In Uncategorized on March 15, 2010 at 3:27 am




Various activities launched nationwide to mark Youth Month


QĐND – Sunday, March 14, 2010, 21:36 (GMT+7)

Diverse activities have been launched in response to Youth Month in March, such as building charitable houses, providing free healthcare services and organising vocational training courses for young people.


Since the beginning of March 2010, about 77,000 young people in Phu Tho province have collected more than 15 tonnes of rubbish, repaired 18km of rural roads, dredged tens of km of canals and rivers, and planted over 55,000 trees. They have actively taken part in disseminating information on environmental protection, traffic safety and the fight against social evils.


In Hoa Binh province, young people planted 9ha of forest, built 1km of rural road and presented gifts to poor students and social policy beneficiaries. They also repaired charitable houses, provided free healthcare services and organised vocational training courses for poor people.


The Quang Binh provincial Youth Union has decided to grant preferential loans worth a total of VND55 billion in 2010 to help young people start business and production. The province’s vocational training and job generation centres organised courses for 70,000 Youth Union members and created jobs for 6,500 young workers, including those living in remote areas.


On the occasion, young people in Binh Thuan province organised a job bazaar, attracting more than 1,000 Youth Union members taking part. The event was a good opportunity for youths to meet and exchange information with businesspeople and seek jobs. More than 100 young people were recruited at the fair.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Schools nationwide start new academic year

In Vietnam Education on September 8, 2009 at 5:20 pm

Most students nationwide have flocked to schools to start the new academic year on Saturday. Party and Government leaders attended new school year ceremonies throughout the country to share the joys with teachers and students on their first day back to school.

In Da Nang City, despite heavy rain, nearly 200,000 students and pupils showed up at the new academic year ceremonies for their schools.

To pave the way for a good academic year in the province, the Da Nang Department of Education and Training revealed that it had invested nearly VND177 billion to upgrade and build over 100 schools and recruit some 230 teachers for all levels.









HCM City Party Secretary Le Thanh Hai gives awards to top students of Le Hong Phong School (Photo: SGGP)


Addressing a school ceremony at Le Quy Don High School for Gifted Students in Da Nang, the deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education and Training, Nguyen Thien Nhan, encouraged the school management to build a ten-year training strategy for the students, of which, the first three years should focus on senior high school education, the five following years in tertiary and the remaining years as post-graduates.

He emphasized that such a strategy will be the best way to provide a sufficient number of highly skilled workers for Da Nang in particular and for the entire country in general.

The deputy PM later attended another school ceremony at the boarding High School for Ethnic Students of Gia Lai Province.

Mr. Nhan lauded the significant achievements that the school had made over the past few years and commended the solidarity of students of different ethnic groups studying together under the same roof.

The deputy PM presented the school and students with two computers and 300 uniforms and 100 TV sets to the teachers.

In HCM City, the City’s Party Secretary, Le Thanh Hai, attended the new school year ceremony at Le Hong Phong High School for Gifted Students.

He applauded the achievements of the school’s last academic year, with 383 students attaining the title “City’s Excellent Students,” 34 of them receiving “Country’s Excellent Students” and 95 percent of students passing university entrance exams.

Mr. Hai stressed that among strategies to build and develop the country, those that train talents are very important as they are decisive factors for the country’s industrialization and modernization.

Mr. Hai said that he is looking forward to more good news related to the school’s achievements in the new academic year, and encouraged students to focus on studying and dignity so that they can become useful citizens to society in the future.

He also appealed to the school management and students’ families to join hands together to protect children from being affected by social problems.

The chairman of the city’s People’s Committee, Le Hoang Quan, was present at Nguyen Hien School’s ceremony, which is the only high school in the city recognized by the Ministry of Education and Training as a ‘standard school’ for the whole country for the period 2000-2010.








Chairman of HCMC People’s Committee Le Hoang Quan shakes hands with students of Nguyen Hien High School (Photo: SGGP)

The school has also received certificate of recommendation from the Government for its great achievements in training and education.

Sharing the joys with the school’s management and students on the day, Mr. Quan encouraged the school’s management to maintain what they have achieved over the past years in training high-quality students who meet the country’s demand for talents.

But not all students could start their new school year like their peers.

Schools in the city of Hue, Thua Thien Province, and in Hai Lang District, Quang Tri Province, had to put off new school year ceremonies due to poor weather and the danger of floods.

The students are expected to start the school year on September 9, when the weather is expected to improve.

In Lam Dong Province, seven schools could not start the new academic year because some students are suspected of being infected with swine flue. At present, Lam Dong has some 95 students, from 28 schools, who have tested positive for the A/H1N1 virus. 


Source: SGGP

Internet to reach all schools nationwide by 2009

In Uncategorized on August 14, 2008 at 4:42 pm


Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) is pursuing the target of connecting all schools nationwide, including kindergartens and vocational training establishments, with the Internet by 2009.

Together with internet connection, every teacher and student will be provided with a free email address to facilitate management work and communication between the school and pupils.

According to Quach Tuan Ngoc, Head of the MoET’s Information Technology Department, the project will help connect all education and training establishments throughout the country, facilitate the development of online education.

The MoET has signed a contract with the military telecommunications company Viettel, under which Viettel will offers schools nationwide internet subscription packages at preferential fees.

Hanoi is building an online database of school materials to be shared by all schools via the internet as from the 2008-2009 school year.-