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October exports rise against previous month

In Uncategorized on November 9, 2010 at 3:24 am

Phu Quoc Airport to be operational by October 2011

In Uncategorized on November 1, 2010 at 2:14 pm

Air Mekong gets jets for October maiden flights

In Uncategorized on August 16, 2010 at 7:21 am

Vietnamese startup carrier Air Mekong received four Canada-made planes chartered by US-based SkyWest Leasing Inc. on Sunday, another step toward the private airline’s launch of domestic services this October.


The four Bombardier CRJ900 jets, with 90 seats each, landed at Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City at noon. They are three years old, according to Air Mekong.

A Bombardier CRJ-900 chartered by Air Mekong at Tan Son Nhat Airport, Hochiminh City, on August 15, 2010

The 100% Vietnamese carrier plans to launch operations with domestic flights on October 10. It is set to sell ticket as of mid-September.


The planned services include Hanoi-Phu Quoc, Hanoi-Hochiminh City, Hanoi-Phu Quoc, and flights from Hanoi to Danang, Nha Trang, Dalat and routes from HCMC to Danang, Nha Trang, Dalat, Con Dao Island, Buon Ma Thuot, Hai Phong and Vinh.


The carrier is waiting for approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam. Air Mekong has not announced its fares yet.


SkyWest, the parents company of SkyWest Leasing Inc., says it already invested US$7 million in a 30% stake of Air Mekong. SkyWest adds it has personnel on site to provide technical expertise.


Air Mekong says it has recruited more than 40 pilots and is training 50 flight attendants.


The carrier was set up in 2009 as the third private airline in Vietnam after Indochina Airlines and VietJet Air. Indochina has stopped operations due to losses, while VietJet does not fly yet.


Currently operational airlines in Vietnam are national carrier Vietnam Airlines, its subsidiary Vietnam Air Service Co. (VASCO), and Jetstar Pacific.

Source: SGGP

SeABank to open more transaction offices in October

In Uncategorized on October 11, 2008 at 9:13 am

Hanoi (VNA) – The Southeast Asia Commercial Joint Stock Bank (SeABank) has revealed that it will open 13 new transaction offices nationwide in October.

Among the planned offices, five will be inaugurated in Ho Chi Minh City , four in Hanoi and the remaining in Hai Duong, Khanh Hoa, Ba Ria – Vung Tau and Ca Mau provinces.

According to SeABank, the andeavour will bring its total nationwide to 85 transaction offices by the end of 2008. –

October 2 has now become Learning Day throughout VN

In Uncategorized on October 3, 2008 at 3:17 pm

Ha Noi — Yesterday, October 2, was observed as the first Learning Day throughout Viet Nam.


Each year, the day will be observed on this date, which is the anniversary of the Viet Nam Learning Association.


This was announced by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education Nguyen Thien Nhan yesterday at a meeting to mark the anniversary.


Nhan said he hoped the Prime Minister’s decision would accelerate the nation’s efforts to increase learning among the young.


“The Learning Association has given strength to millions of pupils, students and teachers in special circumstances (the poor or those whose circumstances deteriorate) to learn and teach better,” he said.


Legendary army figure General Vo Nguyen Giap is the honourable president of the association.


In a letter to the organisation, Truong Tan Sang, Permanent Secretary of the Party Central Committee , said he wanted it to link its activities with those of other civil organisations to build Viet Nam into a learned society.


Nguyen Manh Cam, the association’s president, said that since it was created 12 years ago, the organisation had gained more than six million members and had more than 250,000 sub-associations.


Every year for the past five years, the association has granted from VND250-300 billion (US$15-18 million) in scholarships to students and allowances to help needy teachers. —

Fixed-phone numbers to get ‘3’ prefix from October

In Uncategorized on September 26, 2008 at 1:45 pm

HA NOI — Fixed phone numbers in 55 provinces and cities will be prefixed by “3” from October 5, 2008, announced the Viet Nam Post and Telecommunications Group (VNPT).


Regional codes will be unaffected.


The change means Ha Noi and HCM City landlines will have eight digits, and outside callers phoning Ha Noi will have to dial 04 3 followed by the seven-digit number.


VNPT had originally planned to change fixed-phone numbers in 2010. However, due to demand for new numbers from telecoms companies and customers the move was brought forward, said Pham Hong Hai, director of the Telecommunication Department under the Ministry of Information and Communications.


To minimise confusion, callers will be able to get through on the old telephone numbers for two weeks after the changeover. The change applies to fax numbers as well.


Tran Vinh Phuc, deputy head of VNPT’s Telecommunications Department, said fixed line users would initially be inconvenienced by the change but the move was necessary if the telecoms group was to meet its 2012 development goals. He added that he hoped callers would understand that the change was necessary.


VNPT added that the phone number change was more complicated because Ha Noi had been enlarged to include Ha Tay Province and some districts and communes in Hoa Binh and Vinh Phuc. While fixed lines in Ha Noi and the former Ha Tay Province had seven digits, fixed phone number in Hoa Binh and Vinh Phuc had six, the company said.


The 55 provinces and cities affected by the change are: Ha Noi, HCM City, An Giang, Ba Ria – Vung Tau, Bac Lieu, Bac Giang, Bac Can, Bac Ninh, Ben Tre, Binh Duong, Binh Dinh, Binh Phuoc, Binh Thuan, Ca Mau, Cao Bang, Dong Thap, Gia Lai, Ha Giang, Ha Nam, Ha Tinh, Hoa Binh, Hung Yen, Khanh Hoa, Kon Tum, Lang Son, Lao Cai, Lam Dong, Long An, Ninh Binh, Ninh Thuan, Phu Tho, Phu Yen, Quang Binh, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Quang Ninh, Soc Trang, Son La, Tay Ninh, Thai Binh, Thai Nguyen, Thua Thien – Hue, Tien Giang, Tra Vinh, Tuyen Quang, Vinh Long, Vinh Phuc, Yen Bai, Dien Bien, Lai Chau, Dac Lac, Dac Nong, Can Tho and Hau Giang.—