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Fifth VTV Binh Dien int’l volleyball tournament opens

In Uncategorized on January 12, 2011 at 7:10 am

Fifth VTV Binh Dien int’l volleyball tournament opens

QĐND – Saturday, January 08, 2011, 20:28 (GMT+7)

Fifth VTV Binh Dien international volleyball tournament was inaugurated in the sports centre in Dong Nai province on January 8.

This year the event attracted three leading teams of the championships in 2010, including LienViet bank, Vietsopetro and VTV Binh Dien-Long An. In addition, the organising board invited foreign teams from Thailand, China and Australia.  

The first prize is worth US$10,000, the second, third and fourth prizes are US$6,000, US$4,000 and US$1,000, respectively.

In addition, one style prize and seven individual prizes will be awarded.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Tien Giang province opens socio-economic trade fair

In Uncategorized on January 12, 2011 at 7:07 am

Tien Giang province opens socio-economic trade fair

QĐND – Monday, January 10, 2011, 20:44 (GMT+7)

A trade fair on the socio-economic achievements of My Tho city, Tien Giang province, opened on January 10 in Hung Vuong street of My Tho city.

The event attracted 200 showcases by 17 businesses from My Tho city and 70 other from Tien Giang and neighbouring provinces. 

Most of them displayed agricultural and industrial products and services under the campaign “Vietnamese people use Vietnamese goods”. 

Other programmes, such as presenting gifts for the poor and art performance will take place at the trade fair. 

The event will finish on January 16.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

City opens New Year Greeting Festival

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:22 am

The Ho Chi Minh City authorities have offered a festival to people from December 26 to January 2 in order to celebrate the New Year 2011.

The opening ceremony of the New Year Greeting Festival is held at the 23/9 (September 23) Park on December 26. (Photo: Sggp)

The event themed ‘2011 the youth’s year – year for children’ aims to celebrate the upcoming 11th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam.

The weeklong festival will bring free and interesting programs, which will include the HCM City’s socio-economic achievement exhibition and many musical performances. 

Special art performances will be held at industrial zones such as Tan Thuan, Linh Trung 1&2, Le Minh Xuan, Tan Binh, Tan Tao, Hiep Phuoc, Cultural Center of District 12, Ben Duoc and Nga Ba Giong Martyr Memorial Site in Chu Chi District and finally the National Historical Cultural Park in District 9. These performances will be held on December 31.

An international food festival, featuring special dishes from over 20 countries, is taking place on September 23 in Ho Chi Minh City.

The event will include a cooking contest, in which visitors are given the opportunity to taste these special Vietnamese and world dishes. In addition, there will be a giant banh xeo (Vietnamese rice pancake) and musical shows and folk games, for people to enjoy.

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City to host international food festival

Source: SGGP

7th Int’l Young Innovation Exhibition on Science and Technology opens

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 2:27 pm

7th Int’l Young Innovation Exhibition on Science and Technology opens

QĐND – Thursday, December 16, 2010, 21:4 (GMT+7)

The seventh the 7th International Contest and Exhibition for Young Innovators opened in Hanoi on December 16.

The event was organised by the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Association (VUSTA), the Ministries of Finance, Public Security and Foreign Trade and the Vietnam Innovation Fund of Science and Technology (VIFOTEC). It attracted representatives from the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), the Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation and delegates from Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong (China), Taiwan (China) and Vietnam.

More than 400 contestants who are adolescents and young people at the age of 6-19 from 22 countries and territories attended the contest and exhibition. Vietnam is represented by more than 100 students from 25 provinces and cities with 89 projects and products, many of which have been already applied widely and proved their usefulness.

They competed in five fields of learning aids, software, children toys and entertainment tools, environmental protection solutions and energy saving measures.

The exhibition is held at the Hanoi Friendship Palace on December 16-18.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

New methadone and HIV outpatient clinics opens in Hanoi

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 10:01 am

The U.S. Government and Vietnam have opened two new clinics in Hanoi showcasing American support for Vietnam’s efforts to address HIV/AIDS.

In the run-up to World AIDS Day on December 1 that marks 20 years of national commitment to address HIV/AIDS in Vietnam, U.S. Ambassador Michael Michalak and Hanoi’s Department of Health Director, Le Anh Tuan, opened a methadone clinic for heroin drug users in the city’s Son Tay District.

This is the third methadone clinic the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has supported in Hanoi and the 13th supported by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in Vietnam.

The clinic will complement the other HIV-related services which are now available in Son Tay. These services help reduce the transmission of HIV and improve the health status and quality of life of drug users.

PEPFAR supports methadone maintenance therapy in Vietnam in order to reduce HIV and other related diseases among drug users, reduce drug dependence, and support drug users’ reintegration into the community.

Heroin drug users in Son Tay district and surrounding areas can now have access to free, effective, evidence-based treatment. This is complemented by counseling, social support and referral to other health services including accessing anti-retroviral therapy.

“We look forward to collaborating with a range of Vietnamese government authorities from the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, and the Ministry of Public Security as Vietnam strengthens its capacity in the coming months and years to assume an increasing portion of methadone treatment and a range of other HIV-related health programs with its own human and financial resources,” Ambassador Michalak said.

USAID’s Acting Mission Director Michael Foster and Vietnamese officials November 30 cut a ribbon formally opening the doors of an HIV outpatient clinic in Hanoi’s Soc Son District. 

This facility will provide people living with HIV in Soc Son and surrounding districts with high-quality clinical care, support, and treatment services for 400 patients in its first year. It will also offer voluntary counseling and testing and prevention counseling for 750 individuals over the next 12 months. It will also provide services to people staying in a state-run drug rehabilitation center nearby.

Source: SGGP

Vietnamese cultural space opens in Cuba

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:54 am

A Vietnamese Cultural Space was inaugurated in Havana’s Asian House on December 2 on the 50 th anniversary of Vietnamese-Cuban diplomatic ties.

                    Dong Son bronze drum

Present at the opening ceremony were members of the Communist Party of Cuba’s Central Committee, including the Director of Havana’s Historical Office Eusebio Leal, President of the Cuba-Vietnam Friendship Association Yolanda Ferrer, the former Cuban Ambassador to Vietnam Raul Valdes Vivo and former Deputy Foreign Minister Hector Rodriiguez Llompart, who on behalf of the Cuban Government signed the agreement to establish diplomatic ties with Vietnam.

Several ASEAN ambassadors in Havana also attended the event.

The Vietnam Cultural Space has hundreds of farming tools, weapons, pottery, fine arts and handicraft products, ethnic costumes and pictures featuring the different cultures in regions across Vietnam on display.

At the heart of the display are two sculptures of President Fidel Castro and Ho Chi Minh, made from stone by Vietnamese craftsmen.

On addressing the event, Vietnam’s Ambassador to Cuba Vu Chi Cong recalled the 50 years of bilateral relations and expressed his thanks to the Cuban Party, State, Government and people for their valuable support to Vietnam during its wars of resistance as well as in its present national drive for construction.

He said he hoped that future generations would maintain and develop the special friendship between the two countries, adding that a Dong Son bronze drum exhibited there was the first to be displayed in Latin America.

The Vietnam Cultural Space is a gift from the Vietnamese Government to Cuba in accordance with an agreement signed at the 27 th session of the Inter-governmental Commission.

Source: SGGP

Int’l real estate expo opens in HCM City

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:34 am

Int’l real estate expo opens in HCM City

QĐND – Friday, December 10, 2010, 20:52 (GMT+7)

More than 50 international and Vietnamese market-leading groups and companies are showcasing their products at a Vietnam international real estate expo (Vietreal 2010) that opened in Ho Chi Minh City on Dec. 9.

On display at more than 300 booths are deluxe resort and tourism projects as well as projects calling for investment in the central coastal Da Nang city, the central provinces of Thua Thien-Hue and Ninh Thuan and the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong.

The four-day exhibition will also include a seminar on four topics: market, policy, opportunities and challenges to investors in the real estate sector.

The seminar will focus on a direct dialogue between the leaders of the Ministries of Construction and Finance and enterprises on how to create a strong jump for the real estate market and avoid risks from market price fluctuations.

General Secretary of the Vietnam National Real Estate Association (VNREA) Nguyen Van Minh said the exhibition was expected to help enterprises and customers gain useful and accurate information on Vietnam’s real estate projects and market.

VNREA will conduct the first-ever survey on accommodation demand in 2010 on this occasion, said Minh.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Creative contest opens to worldwide challengers

In Uncategorized on November 27, 2010 at 6:20 am

Qualcomm is officially launching their first ever Augmented Reality Developer Challenge, which opens to all worldwide computing users, with US$200,000 in the total prize money.

The advertising banner for the contest (Photo: Qualcomm)

The contest is on a mission to help developers improve their imagination and talent upon the support of the Qualcomm latest-released component, Qualcomnn AR SDK.

Contestants can develop their products in different fields; including games, educational applications, media and marketing tools, and instructional manuals.

The AR Challenge requires that the Qualcomm AR SDK be used for the detection and tracking components of submitted app, but no other restrictions on other tools that the contestants can use are contemplated.

The AR Challenge is only for AR software applications and not AR hardware. To be considered for the Challenge, every application must run on at least one of the commercially available, off-the-shelf Android devices that the Qualcomm AR SDK supports. The device must not require any custom hardware or any hardware additions or modifications to a commercially available Android device.

For those who are interested in the contest and willing to be part of it, they need to complete their online application at the submission site: at first, and later visit another Qualcomm website: to download the useful component, before they get things started.

The site for submissions will close on Jan 7, 2011 and the judging will begin soon then. The list of winners will be announced publicly on Feb 14, 2011.

Top winner will pocket $125,000 while the runner-up and the second runner-up will respectively be awarded $50,000 and $25,000. The award ceremony will be hosted at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Feb 14, 2011.

Source: SGGP

Air Mekong opens more routes

In Uncategorized on November 25, 2010 at 5:23 pm

Air Mekong opens more routes

QĐND – Thursday, November 25, 2010, 21:0 (GMT+7)

The Mekong Aviation Joint Stock Company (Air Mekong) from October, 2010has opened further routes to Da Lat and Danang cities continuing from its existing 8 air routes.

From November 16th, the airline will operate more routes: Ho Chi Minh City and Danang, Ho Chi Minh City and Dalat, Hanoi and Danang, Hanoi – Dalat – Ho Chi Minh City.

According to its winter schedule, the airline will have 32 flights every day, meeting the demand of passengers during the Tet holiday.

After a period of operation, Air Mekong has won confidence from customers. A representatives from the airline said that on its main routes, occupancy is around 80%, while on other routes, the figure is over 50%.

Source: TT

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND

Vietnam’s highest Buddhist tower opens

In Uncategorized on November 24, 2010 at 4:52 am

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) inaugurated the highest tower in Hanoi’s Bang A – Linh Tien pagoda on November 22 with attendance of tens of thousands of visitors, Buddhist monks and nuns.

Bao An tower in Bang A- Linh Tien ancient pagoda, Hanoi. (Photo: Vietnamplus)

The construction of Bao An tower has been kicked off since 2004 with a total capital of VND17.5 billion contributed by Buddhist monks and nuns throughout the country.

The 13-storey octagonal building, which is 55m high and opened to the four main directions (North, South, East and West), includes 8 stone pillars carved with dragons and phoenixes. Among them, the top of tower is made of bronze, 9.66m high and 1,300 kg in weight.

The tower covering on an area of around 1,500 square meters has 104 bronze statues of Sakyamuni Buddha which are from 0.67m to 1.55m high and 100-300g in weight.

Bao An tower is recognized as the highest Buddhist tower with greatest number of bronze statues in the country.

Bang A – Linh Tien ancient pagoda has received large scale restorations in 1618. The pagoda is a center for propagation of Buddhism in the northern region.

Source: SGGP