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State hospital officials can work for private clinics overtime

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:24 am

According to the Law on Medical Treatment, medical officials are allowed to establish private clinics and work overtime at these clinics, which operate in line with the Unified Enterprise Law and the Cooperatives Law.

Hoan My private hospital attracts many medical workers from public hospitals.

The Ministry of Health has announced the new law which will take effect as of January 1, 2011. Medics, however, must be licensed to practice the business.

According to deputy health minister Nguyen Thi Xuyen, the highlight of the Law on Medical Treatment is to increase the medical workers’ professional skills and to meet the increasing demand for medical check-ups and treatment.

A previous regulation on medical examination and treatment stated that individuals and organizations in public hospitals are allowed to work in private clinics until December 31, 2010.

The regulation aimed to prevent medical workers from neglecting their duties in public hospitals.




Source: SGGP

NA officials visits General Vo Nguyen Giap

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:07 am

NA officials visits General Vo Nguyen Giap

QĐND – Friday, January 07, 2011, 21:31 (GMT+7)

PANO – National Assembly Chairman, Nguyen Phu Trong, and Vice Chairpersons Tong Thi Phong, Nguyen Duc Kien, Huynh Ngoc Son and Uong Chu Luu, on January 5th, paid a visit to General Vo Nguyen Giap on the 65th anniversary of the Vietnam National Assembly’s first General Elections.

General Vo Nguyen Giap, who was a member of the National Assembly from the first congress to the seventh, together with other former leaders nurtured and made significant contributions to the development of the Vietnam National Assembly in the past.

The NA Chairman, on behalf of the NA Standing Committee, briefly reported NA activities, its achievements and progress in recent time and wished the General good health during the visit.

General Vo Nguyen Giap shook hands with the NA officials, expressed his joy at the development of the Vietnam National Assembly and asked them to continuously heighten the NA responsibilities and to better serve people.

Translated by Thu Nguyen  

Source: QDND

New treatments set to boost capital market’s liquidity, officials say

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 10:09 am

Many regulations will be released to boost Vietnam’s bond market, which has a healthy growth rate and a low liquidity, officials said.

A woman watches share prices updated on a computer screen at a HCMC-based brokerage (Photo:Minh Tri)

Deputy financial minister Tran Xuan Ha said it was necessary to set up tax exemptions for bond trading and focus on boosting the market’s liquidity. The Ministry of Finance released regulations on issuing bonds with large amounts and buying back bonds to increase the debts’ liquidity.

The ministry also speeded up the equitization and submitted plans on gradual sales of the state-owned shares to the government.

Statistics shows that bonds worth VND100 trillion (US$5 billion), mainly treasury bonds, were issued this year. However, only commercial banks were the buyers. Economists said the bond market’s liquidity was very low in the last 10 years.

The Asian Development Bank said in its recent report that Vietnam’s corporation bond market grew fastest among other countries in the region in the third quarter of 2010.

Corporation bond’s growth rate this year rose 51.9 percent year-on-year, almost double of the government bond’s 25.5 percent. However, in the third quarter of the year, corporation bond’s issue value fell 68 percent year-on-year, while government bond’s issue value dropped 43.6 percent year-on-year.

Despite its fast growth rate, Vietnam’s bond market with $15 billion in unpaid bonds at the end of September remains small compared with other countries in the region. Of the amount, government bonds are worth $14 billion.

Recovering stock market
Both stock markets in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City roared back last week as the investor confidence was restored. The daily trading volume at the two bourse reached an average amount of more than VND2 trillion ($100 million).

Analysts said the increasing trading volume showed investors pumped more money into market. Some brokers warned the stock market was overheated as many shares rose by the daily trading band of 5 percent for many days.

The Hanoi-based brokerage FPT expected the market would make corrections, as investors would take profits from the current winning streak.

However, financial experts said the market is often bullish at yearend. Foreign investors continued to be sellers recently, but they dumped penny shares only to restructure their portfolio, experts noticed.

Source: SGGP

Thai officials worried about crown prince: US cable

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:42 am

LONDON, Dec 16, 2010 (AFP) – Top palace officials in Thailand expressed concerns about the prospect of the crown prince becoming king, a leaked US diplomatic cable showed.

Three influential Thai figures, including two senior advisers to revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej, “had quite negative comments about Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn,” said the January 2010 memo from the US embassy in Bangkok.

Two of them, while asserting that the crown prince would become king, “implied the country would be better off if other arrangements could be made,” according to the cable, published by British daily The Guardian, which obtained the confidential document from the WikiLeaks whistleblower website.

It cited concerns about his private life and suspected links to fugitive ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra, who remains hugely popular with by many rural poor but is seen by the establishment as corrupt and a threat to the monarchy.

King Bhumibol, the world’s longest reigning monarch, widely revered as a demi-god by many Thais, has been hospitalised since September 2009.

The 83-year-old has no official political role but is seen as a unifying figure in a country that has been frequently riven by political violence, particularly since the 2006 military coup which ousted Thaksin from office.

Any discussion of the royal family is an extremely sensitive topic in Thailand, where the palace has been silent over the organisation of the king’s succession.

General Prem Tinsulanonda, a former premier who is head of the privy council of advisers to the king, was “clearly no fan” of the crown prince, Bhumibol’s only son, the US cable said.

“When Ambassador (Eric John) asked where the Crown Prince was currently, in Thailand or Europe, Prem replied dismissively: ‘You know his social life, how he is’,” it added.

The memo said this was “a presumed reference to Vajiralongkorn’s preference to spend time based out of Munich with his main mistress, rather than in Thailand with his wife and son.”

The memo also quoted Siddhi Savetsila, a retired military office and privy council member, who said that succession “would be a difficult transition time for Thailand.”

He “expressed preference” for Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, who is widely respected by Thais for her charitable work, it said.

Another influential figure, former premier Anand Panyarachun, “suggested only the King would be in a position to change succession, and acknowledged a low likelihood of that happening,” the cable added.

Source: SGGP

Education officials ordered to prevent students’ fights

In Uncategorized on November 26, 2010 at 11:20 am

The Ministry of Education and Training has asked the departments of Education and Training in cities and provinces to crack down on fights among high-school students nationwide that have reached an alarming level. 

(File) School girls fight in a street

The ministry asked its departments to raise students’ awareness of these wrongdoings as well as implement measures to impede violent fights among them.

The departments are required to work with police, parents associations, youth unions, and other relevant agencies in their efforts.

Measures should be effective in preventing violent fights and strict penalties should be imposed to deter them from violating regulations, said the ministry.

The ministry also inquired detailed reports of fights among students in the first semester of the academic year 2010-2011. Departments must send reports to the ministry no later than December 15.

Public concerns about students’ participation in fights have been raised recently as more fights took place. The ministry’s statistic showed that approximately 1,598 fights broke out in the country since the academic year 2009-2010. Schools have sent warning messages to 1,558 students, forced 735 students to leave schools in a short time.

Source: SGGP

20,000 flee Myanmar fighting: Thai officials

In Uncategorized on November 9, 2010 at 5:21 am

Cambodia, China announce 1.6billion dollar deal: officials

In Uncategorized on November 5, 2010 at 10:54 am

ASEAN economic senior officials meet in Hanoi

In Uncategorized on October 28, 2010 at 1:39 am

ASEAN economic senior officials meet in Hanoi

QĐND – Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 20:39 (GMT+7)

ASEAN economic senior officials gathered in Hanoi on October 27 to review procedures and documents for the ASEAN Economic Community Council Meeting on October 28.

They discussed measures to strengthen the ASEAN economic community in 2015 and the methods members could achieve their own economic goals.

They also discussed a document that will be signed to strengthen economic co-operation between ASEAN and its partners. Inner bloc co-operation will present two important documents: a Protocol to Provide Special Consideration for Rice and Sugar and a Protocol to Implement the Eighth Package of Commitments. They will also review a document between ASEAN and China to facilitate trade and grant certificates of origin.

Officials also evaluated some ASEAN co-operation activities to create the best conditions for businesses to operate.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Vietnam should import vaccine against blue ear: officials

In Uncategorized on August 14, 2010 at 11:21 am

At an emergency meeting on August 13, directors of departments of agriculture and rural development in southern provinces proposed to import vaccine to fight against the pandemic in the region as Vietnam has no effective vaccine for the disease in pigs.

Mr. Paht agreed to quickly import Chinese vaccine and then test its effectiveness.

In addition, Deputy Head of the city’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Phuoc Trung said the fight against the epidemic is like fighting against the fire, proposing a suitable compensation for breeders or else breeders would sell diseased pigs at very cheap prices which further spreading of the disease. Farmers are willing to report their ill herds because the government announced to give farmers VND25,000 per kilo of meat lost as compensation.

A pork seller in a market in Dalat City sees no purchase (Photo: SGGP)

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat and other officials had pork during break time to encourage residents who feared for the blue ear in pigs in the country to consume safe pork.

Because the Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) – also called “Blue Ear” – has heavily hit two highlands provinces of Dak Lak and Lam Dong, residents don’t want to eat pork, the consumption has declined.

The central highlands town of Da Lat has been affected although it is 200 kilometer far from Lam Dong. Pork sellers did nothing but chatting or sleeping because the market was going through a slump. A pork seller, Ms. Nhung, said the sale declined a half in one week.

The situation is the same in the city Nha Trang in the central province of Khanh Hoa. Traders petitioned to stop selling pork in markets, claiming that governments should raise public awareness more as customers turned their back even to safe pork with verifications.

Source: SGGP

GMS senior officials to meet in Hanoi

In Uncategorized on August 2, 2010 at 7:18 pm

GMS senior officials to meet in Hanoi

QĐND – Monday, August 02, 2010, 23:28 (GMT+7)

Ministers from six Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries will meet in Hanoi on August 20 to discuss the GMS long-term strategy for the next 10 years.

According to a report released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on August 2, representatives from Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, as well as ADB officials will agree on plans to improve transport and commercial activities in the GMS. The plans aim to boost economic growth in the post-crisis era.

Since 1992, these six GMS countries have joined a comprehensive programme on various areas of economic co-operation, including transport, energy, telecommunications, and human resources development with support from ADB and other partners.

The General Director of the ADB’s Southeast Asian Department, Kunio Senga said in one generation, Mekong region countries have turned from mutual disagreement to economic co-operation and achieved significant results in poverty reduction. In the next decade, GMS countries will develop co-operative programmes into a new height, he said.

Mr Kunio expressed his hope that GMS will devise additional measures to improve infrastructure, and business environment, better organise trans-national transactions, and protect their social environment.

As a regional bank, ADB helps to promote co-operation among GMS countries through building roads, ports, railways, electric generation equipment, sanitation services and safe water according to international standards. ADB also supports the development of “soft areas”, including trade agreements and transport and measures to protect the environment, safe energy solutions, and efforts to deal with climate change.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND