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State President receives Head of the Office of the President of Mongolia

In Uncategorized on November 25, 2010 at 5:20 pm




State President receives Head of the Office of the President of Mongolia


QĐND – Thursday, November 25, 2010, 20:55 (GMT+7)

State President Nguyen Minh Triet received the Head of the Office of the President of Mongolia, Dashjamts Battulga, in Hanoi on November 25 at the invitation of Head of the State President’s Office Nguyen Van Chien.


State President Triet praised the visit by Mr Dashjamts Battulga, emphasizing that the meeting will make an important contribution to promoting the Vietnam-Mongolia relationship and map out future plans for cooperation between the two offices .


President Triet expressed delight at the traditional friendship between the two countries which has been maintained and developed. Both sides have cooperated to implement some high-level agreements, conduct the exchange of delegations and devise concrete measures to make economic cooperation more effective and practical. He expressed hope that both nations would continue to promote economic cooperation for mutual development and improve people’s living standards.


For his part, Mr Dashjamts Battulga briefed President Triet on the results of the talks between the leaders of the two offices and plans to make further contributions to the development of Vietnam-Mongolia relationship. He affirmed that Mongolia wished to develop relations with ASEAN nations, including Vietnam. Mongolia highlighted Vietnam’s role and status within the region, especially the country’s success as the ASEAN President. Mr Dashjamts Battulga emphasized that the official visit by President Triet in October 2008 gave a fresh impetus to develop the relationship between the two nations, especially to achieve fruitful developments in cooperation in such fields as economics, trade, education and health.


At the 14th session of the inter-governmental committee for cooperation in economics, trade and science and technology recently, both nations devised measures to expand relations and cooperation.


The same day, at the Presidential Office, Head of the State President’s Office Nguyen Van Chien held talks with his counterpart and both leaders signed a cooperative agreement between the two offices.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

Party Central Office marks 80th anniversary

In Uncategorized on October 16, 2010 at 6:23 pm




Party Central Office marks 80th anniversary


QĐND – Saturday, October 16, 2010, 20:51 (GMT+7)

The Central Office of the Communist Party of Vietnam, which plays an important role in the Party’s leadership, has celebrated its 80th birthday in Hanoi.


A ceremony took place on October 16 in the presence of General Secretary Nong Duc Manh, former general secretaries Do Muoi and Le Kha Phieu, former Chairman of the National Assembly Nguyen Van An, former State President Tran Duc Luong, and Minister of Defence Phung Quang Thanh. 


The history of the Central Office has been closely connected to that of the Communist Party of Vietnam, said Ngo Van Du, current Head of the Central Office. Its main functions still include advice and assistance to senior officials in the Politburo, the Secretariat and the Central Committee of the Party.


Mr Du said the agency now comprises a strong array of experts in various fields to help with appraising projects, reporting socio-economic issues, constructing laws, and advising the Politburo on policies and measures to curb the impact of the global economic downturn and shift the country’s economic model.


In addition, he said, the Central Office has improved the quality of its logistical and financial work for the activities of the Party’s central leadership organs, leaders, and specialized commissions.


In his speech, General Secretary Manh praised the Central Office and its local counterparts for their close coordination with related agencies to accurately, quickly and comprehensively reflect the country’s situation. It has also proposed timely measures to deal with pressing issues, which has ensured the Party’s leadership in politics, economy, society, defence, security and external affairs.


Mr Manh also pointed out that the Central Office has played an active supervisory role to make sure that the Party’s resolutions are fully and effectively implemented, thus creating impetus for the country’s industrialization, modernization and international integration.


At the ceremony, the Party Chief asked the Central Office to prepare thoroughly for the coming 11th National Party Congress.


He urged the agency to improve its professional work, ensuring each staff member of the Office fully grasps late President Ho Chi Minh’s teachings on the crucial importance of office work and follows his moral standards.


Mr Manh asked the Office to reform its working styles and apply scientific methods to raise the quality of its work and create a highly cultural environment.


Source: VOV


 


Source: QDND

German businesses join Green Office programme

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 6:29 pm




German businesses join Green Office programme


QĐND – Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 20:33 (GMT+7)

The German Business Association (GBA) in Vietnam, in coordination with World Wildlife Fund for Nature Vietnam (WWF Vietnam), on October 12th announced that they will encourage and support its member businesses to carry out the WWF Green Office programme.


Alexander Bischoff, Chairman of GBA Vietnam said the programme will help increase awareness of environmental protection and energy saving among its member firms.


The World Bank estimates that Vietnam may lose up to 5.5% of GDP due to environmental pollution and energy waste each year and the country also has to spend around US$780 million on community health care due to diseases related to environment pollution.


Launched in 1997 in Finland, the WWF Green Office programme has been assisting businesses and organisations in creating simple but practical changes on their working environment as well as employees’ working behaviour in order to minimise the impacts of climate change.


Source: thesaigontimes


Translated by Vu Hung


Source: QDND

PetroVietnam company launches office in Malaysia

In Uncategorized on August 3, 2010 at 3:25 pm




PetroVietnam company launches office in Malaysia


QĐND – Tuesday, August 03, 2010, 21:12 (GMT+7)

Vietnam Petroleum Technical Services Corporation (PTSC) launched its branch office in Kuala Lumpur on August 2, paving the way for setting up PTSC’s subsidiary company in Malaysia.


Addressing the launch ceremony, Dinh La Thang, head of the board of directors of the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam), stressed that opening the office in Malaysia marks the unceasing development of PTSC.


Through international bids, PTSC has exported service packages worth hundreds of millions of USD to Malaysia in recent years, thus meeting its revenue target as well as contributing to the country’s foreign currency resources, PTSC General Director Nguyen Hung Dung said.


A member of the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group, PTSC provides technical services to the oil and gas industry.


According to the PTSC General Director, the office in Malaysia will help the corporation further penetrate the southeast Asian nation and affirm its commitment to providing high-quality services.


PTSC has won contracts to provide oil and gas-related technical services to partners in Malaysia, including international contract with Malaysia International Shipping Corporation (MISC) to provide, install, operate and maintain the FPSO Ruby II floating tank in eight years for the Petronas Carigali Vietnam Limited (PCVL). PTSC has also provided the FSO Orkid oil ship for Talisman Malaysia and other services.


PTSC has a fleet of more than 20 ships and strives for 100 ships by 2050.

Source: VOVNews/VNA

Source: QDND

Protests at UN office in Sri Lanka over war panel

In Uncategorized on July 6, 2010 at 12:13 pm

COLOMBO, July 6, 2010 (AFP) – Demonstrators led by a Sri Lankan cabinet minister surrounded the United Nations office in Colombo on Tuesday to protest against a UN panel set up to probe war crimes allegations.


Housing Minister Wimal Weerawansa shouted anti-UN slogans as crowds broke through police barricades and rallied at the entrance to the building.

“We will not leave. We will sit down and protest here until the secretary-general withdraws the panel,” Weerawansa told about 1,500 cheering supporters.


They burnt an effigy of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and carried banners that accused him of being a puppet of the United States.

Sri Lankan National Freedom Front activists beat an effigy of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon during a protest rally in Colombo on July 6, 2010. AFP

Sri Lanka has refused to cooperate with the panel, which was named by Ban last month to advise on “accountability issues” during the war between government forces and the Tamil Tiger separatists.


The government has also refused to grant visas to the three members of the panel, meaning they will be unable to visit the island.


The Tiger guerrillas were defeated after decades of conflict in May 2009, and the UN has said that at least 7,000 ethnic Tamil civilians were killed in the first four months of last year.


Many diplomats see the UN panel, headed by Marzuki Darusman, a former Indonesian attorney general, as a precursor to a full-blown war crimes investigation.


Neither the UN office in Colombo nor the government commented on Tuesday’s protest.


President Mahinda Rajapakse has repeatedly rejected international calls to investigate war crimes allegations.


Sri Lanka managed to stave off a UN resolution last year with the help of Russia and China, key allies and arms suppliers to the island.


Ban has asked his three-member panel to complete its work in four months.

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Source: SGGP

Vietnam attends int’l Microsoft Office contest

In Uncategorized on June 20, 2010 at 8:26 pm




Vietnam attends int’l Microsoft Office contest


QĐND – Sunday, June 20, 2010, 22:29 (GMT+7)

The national round of the Microsoft Office World Champion 2010 contest began concurrently in Hanoi, Hai Phong, Thai Nguyen, Danang, HCM City and Can Tho on June 20 with the participation of students from 35 universities.


Doan Hong Nam, President of the International Investment Group (IIG Vietnam) said that the contest aimed to create a healthy playground for students around the world to demonstrate their capacities in using Microsoft Word and Excel.


The final round will be held in Hanoi, Da Nang, and HCM City on June 27 and two outstanding candidates will be selected to participate in the world final to take place in the US on August 8-10. The winner will receive US$6,500 and other valuable prizes.


Microsoft Office World Champion 2010 is held annually to select candidates with outstanding Microsoft Office skills from 60 nations around the world. In Vietnam, the contest aims to promote and improve IT skills in schools, especially in universities, provide Vietnamese students with an essential tool for life after graduation and popularize international standards Microsoft Office skills among enterprises.


This is the first time the contest has been held in Vietnam and it was co-organised by the IIG Vietnam and the Ministry of Education and Training.


Source: VOV/VNA


Source: QDND

PVFCCo opens representative office in Cambodia

In Uncategorized on May 5, 2010 at 4:40 pm




PVFCCo opens representative office in Cambodia


QĐND – Wednesday, May 05, 2010, 21:32 (GMT+7)

The PetroVietnam Fertiliser and Chemicals Company (PVFCCo) on May 5 held a press conference in Cambodia’s capital of Phnom Penh on the launch of their official representative office in the country.


Speaking at the event, PVFCCo’s General Director Phan Dinh Duc underlined the developing relationship with urea importers and distributors in 2010, adding that he planned to establish a company that specialises in supplying the product in Cambodia and expand the market for other agricultural products.


The company, which is Vietnam’s largest fertiliser producer, has since last December held farming skill programmes in Kampong Cham and Battambang provinces to help Cambodian farmer increase their rice output .


After opening the office, an affiliate of PVFCCo will sign a deal with two distributors in Cambodia.


Source: Vietnam+


Source: QDND

An upmarket office tower to take shape in Hanoi

In Vietnam Economy on March 22, 2010 at 2:44 am




An upmarket office tower to take shape in Hanoi


QĐND – Sunday, March 21, 2010, 21:38 (GMT+7)

The Housing and Urban Developmennt Corporation (HUD) on March 21 began construction of a high-class Office Block (HUD Tower) in Thanh Xuan district, Hanoi with a total investment capital of VND1,900 billion.


HUD Tower, designed by the Singapore-based KYTA Company, includes two office blocks of 32 and 28 floors.


The Tower, a project to recognize the establishment of the HUD Holdings, scheduled for March 24, will have a total floor area of 89,000 sq.m with modern equipment that meets the international standard for grade A office space.


The six lowest floors will be reserved for commercial and banking services and the three basements will be used as parking lots. The tower will offer added services for ideal working and relaxing environment.


HUD Vice CEO Duong Van Phuc said the tower has the advantage of its strategic position located near the road connecting the city centre with the development area to the west, where many other big projects are located.


When it is completed in 2012, the tower is expected to offer 56,000 sq.m of the office space for lease.


HUD plans to start signing leasing contract as soon as the construction of the foundation and infrastructure is completed in 2010.


Source: VOV

 


Source: QDND

EU president takes office as Lisbon Treaty enters force

In World on December 1, 2009 at 4:57 am

The EU’s first president, Herman Van Rompuy, officially took office Tuesday as the bloc’s reforming Lisbon Treaty entered into force, giving the European project a human face as it enters a new era.








Belgium’s outgoing Prime Minister Herman Van Rompuy, who was elected European Union President during an EU leaders summit last week, leaves his office in Brussels November 23, 2009(AFP Photo)

British peer Catherine Ashton at the same time became the European Union’s foreign policy supremo, a post already dubbed “EU foreign minister”.


The treaty, drawn up to replace the aborted EU constitution, is designed to boost the bloc’s global standing and streamline the institutions which represent half a billion people.


“The Treaty of Lisbon puts citizens at the centre of the European project” EU Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso said in a statement.


“I’m delighted that we now have the right institutions to act and a period of stability so that we can focus all our energy on delivering what matters to our citizens,” he added, in reference to the years of institutional navel-gazing which end with the treaty coming into effect.


The treaty will also reinforce the EU parliament’s role and cut the number of national vetoes on European policy.


“The EU will be better equipped to meet expectations in the fields of energy, climate change, cross-border crime and immigration. It will also be able to speak with a stronger voice on the international scene,” promised Barroso.


But most attention is on the two new top jobs, the most immediate and visible effects of the treaty which came into being at midnight (2300 GMT Monday).


The 27 EU heads of state and government chose Van Rompuy, who was the serving Belgian prime minister, for the top jobs at a summit this month after much behind-the-scenes horse-trading.


His post, the President of the European Council is for a two-and-a-half year term renewable once.


One goal is to give the EU a more stable leadership than the current system, whereby the EU presidency rotates among the member states every six months.


The leaders also chose Ashton, who was EU trade commissioner, to become the bloc’s high representative for foreign and security affairs for a straight five years.


She replaces Spaniard Javier Solana, who steps down as head of European diplomacy after 10 years. However the role is significantly expanded under the treaty and comes with a huge new diplomatic corps.


The choice of the relatively unknown pair leaves them plenty of convincing to do if they are to stand shoulder to shoulder with the likes of the US and China in negotiations.


Europe’s first president will be “more of a ‘chairman president’ than a leader president’,” according to the Robert Schuman Foundation think-tank.


It may suit some of the bigger EU nations not to have a political big beast presiding over them.


The national leaders will certainly have been attracted by Van Rompuy’s ability to keep a fragile Belgian coalition government together during his 11 months in office.


Ashton, who proudly asserts she is not an “ego on legs,” has nonetheless quickly built up a reputation in Brussels as a quiet but effective negotiator.


But she in particular has come in for criticism due to her lack of diplomatic experience and doubts have been cast over the wisdom of choosing someone from Britain, given its failure to embrace key European concepts such as the euro and the Schengen open borders zone.


A ceremony to mark the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty, and the positions it creates, will take in the Portuguese capital Tuesday, where the text was first signed, with Van Rompuy and Ashton attending.


The treaty also enshrines a European charter of fundamental rights — though Britain, Poland and the Czech Republic have secure full or partial opt outs.


In another innovation, the text gives Europe’s citizens the possibility of directly initiating policy ideas, if a million signatures are collected.


The treaty also sets up a process whereby a country can leave the group altogether.


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Obama says willing to visit Hiroshima while in office: NHK

In Uncategorized on November 10, 2009 at 12:54 pm

US President Barack Obama is willing to visit the nuclear-bombed cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki while in office but won’t go there during a Japan trip this week, he said in an NHK TV interview Tuesday.









Doves fly around the statue at the peace memorial park in Nagasaki during the ceremony of 64th anniversary of atomic bomb attack into the city by the US Army. (AFP Photo)


“The memories of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are etched in the minds of the world, and I would be honoured to have the opportunity to visit those cities at some point during my presidency,” Obama said in an exclusive interview.


Obama would become the first US president in office to visit the Japanese cities which the United States attacked with atomic bombs in the final days of World War II, killing over 200,000 people and leading to Japan’s surrender.


The US president, who has promoted the goal of a world free of nuclear weapons, visits Japan on Friday and Saturday as part of an Asia tour.


He told Japan’s national broadcaster that “unfortunately I can’t visit this time because my schedule was so compressed.”


 


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