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Watercolor painting exhibition to be held to support poor people

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

An exhibition displaying nearly 50 pictures by Truong Han Minh, who is master traditional Chinese watercolor paintings in Vietnam, will be held at the Equatorial Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City from January 14 to 18.

Painter Truong Han Minh and his giant watercolor painting.

The show entitled ‘Painter Truong Han Minh – 60 years of Passion in watercolor painting’ aims to celebrate the artist’s career and launch the website

The sale of some of his paintings will be donated to support the poor people of Ho Chi Minh City.

An auction of some of his works last year raised over VND2 billion (US$100,000) and this money helped many disabled children in Vietnam.

Truong Han Minh was born in 1951 in Cho Lon, HCM city. He original came from Guan Dong, in China. He has had a passion for painting since early childhood. Truong Han Minh is also Chairperson of the Chinese Fine Arts Association and a member of Vietnamese Fine Arts Association. He has taught at many Art schools in the city.

His paintings have been displayed at the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum; Ho Chi Minh City Museum; Museum of the Nationalities in Vietnam; and in many other countries such as the U.S., France, Australia, Canada, Japan, China and Taiwan.


Source: SGGP

24,650 people in rural areas buy Vietnamese goods

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

24,650 people in rural areas buy Vietnamese goods

QĐND – Monday, January 10, 2011, 20:26 (GMT+7)

The first fair of Vietnamese goods in rural areas this year was held in Lap Vo district, Dong Thap province from January 7-9.

The event drew the participation of 46 businesses in the fields of electronics, cosmetics, food, garment and textile and pharmaceutical products.

The fair attracted 24,650 visitors to buy Vietnamese goods at reasonable prices, with a total turnover of VND1.45 billion.

Source: VOV


Source: QDND

Floating restaurant sinks with over 200 people

In Uncategorized on January 12, 2011 at 7:05 am

The floating restaurant shown submerged in water after the incident

A two storey floating restaurant, My Khanh, in district Phong Dien of Can Tho City sank on January 8 with approximately 220 people atop.

More than 200 people were celebrating a new year party on the first floor of this floating restaurant whilst 10 restaurant staff prepared food on the ground floor.

As the floating restaurant began to sink panic rose amongst the people on the first floor who tried to find ways to go ashore.

However, waiters and other staff members on the ground floor escaped death as they could get away easily.

It took about 15 minutes for the floating restaurant’s ground floor to totally sink into the river. One is still not certain if anyone from the first floor survived. The case is under investigation.

According to the police, the restaurant had just recently been built and was awaiting a license. With a length of over 20 meters and width of 10 meters it was supposed to carry a capacity of around 200 people.

Source: SGGP

Over 150,000 young people join blood donation event

In Uncategorized on January 12, 2011 at 7:05 am

A festival for young people to donate blood was held in 13 cities and provinces nationwide on January 9. The festival attracted over 150,000 young people, in which more than 82,000 registered to donated blood. A total number of blood units collected was 20,000 units.

Young people register to donate blood in Hanoi on January 9. (Photo:VOV)

The festival launched by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union to cerebrate Student’s Day (January 9) and the Youth Year of 2011 was held in the following areas: Hanoi, Tuyen Quang, Quang Ninh, Thanh Hoa, Nam Dinh, Ha Tinh, Thua Thien – Hue, Khanh Hoa, Kon Tum, Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Nai, Can Tho and Kien Giang.

In Hanoi, the festival was held at Thong Nhat Park, in the Hai Ba Trung District. The event attracted more than 120,000 young people and representatives from ministries and various departments.

At the opening ceremony, 61 outstanding students, that had donated blood more than five times, were specially honoured for their blood donations. On the January 9, 15,000 young people registered in Hanoi to donate blood.

It is estimated that 2,000 units of blood was collected yesterday in the capital.

Dr. Nguyen Anh Tri, director of the Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion, said the number of blood units collected would be used for emergency cases at hospitals.

Dr. Tri said the institute receives 10,000-20,000 units of blood on average per month, which meets about 60 percent of our demand; therefore, these events save people’s lives.

In Ho Chi Minh City, on the same day a similar event took place. This event was sponsor by the Committee of HCMC Communist Youth Union, with the Cho Ray Hospital and the city’s Haematology and Blood Transfusion Centre.

The event attracted more than 1,000 young people, who donated 1,000 units of blood.

In conclusion, the number of young people registering to give blood for 2011 is expected to be over 68,800 units of blood in the city.

Source: SGGP

5.7 billion VND for disadvantaged people and orphaned children

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:09 am

5.7 billion VND for disadvantaged people and orphaned children

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

The Hanoi Fund for Disabled People and Orphaned children has reviewed its operations in 2010 and worked out tasks for this year.

Last year, the organisation were able to present 1,428 wheelchairs for disable people, 665 bicycles for orphaned children, 1,047 scholarships to needy pupils thanks to more than 5.7 billion VND raised from groups and individuals inside and outside the country.

This year, the Association plans to focus activities on providing vocational training for disadvantaged people to enable them integrate in the society, and offering more scholarships for orphaned children.

Source: HNM

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND

Tens of thousands of people mourn for Pro. Tran Van Giau

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:05 am

Party and State officials and tens of thousands of people mourned over scholar and revolutionary veteran Tran Van Giau during the state-level funeral ceremonies for the veteran.

President Nguyen Minh Triet burns incense to commemorate Professor Tran Van Giau during the state level funeral ceremonies for the veteran in Ho Chi Minh City on Dec. 23, 2010. (Photo: SGGP)

In his infinite grief, President Nguyen Minh Triet wrote in the funeral record that Comrade Tran Van Giau was an elite son of the Bulwark South, a talent leader, an erudite intellectual and scientist, loyal Communist.

His name and career are very big and delight forever, he wrote.

Deputy Chairman of the Vietnam National Assembly Nguyen Duc Kien wrote that Professor Tran Van Giau was a bright example for generations.

Thousands of his students from corners of the country came to burn incense to commemorate the professor who devoted his entire life to human resource building.

The solemn memorial service for Professor Tran Van Giau will be held at 7AM Dec 25, 2010. Then the professor will be laid to rest in his home town in Mekong Delta Province of Long An.

A statement by Russian General Consul in HCM City Anatoli Vasilievich Borovik said Russia would always remember excellent elite son of the Vietnamese people, Tran Van Giau, who had made important contributions to Russian and had helped to developing relations between the two countries.

Professor Tran Van Giau, who has made great contributions to the country’s southern resistance and liberation, is widely known among social science circles for his knowledge.

Born on September 11, 1911 in the southern province of Long An, he was recognised as a Labour Hero and People’s Teacher.

The teacher of many leading researchers and historians in Viet Nam received many awards and titles, including Ho Chi Minh Order, First-class; Independence Order; Labour Hero; People’s Teacher and Ho Chi Minh Award.


Source: SGGP

Search for 45 missing people halted

In Uncategorized on December 24, 2010 at 4:27 am

The National Committee for Search and Rescue has halted the search for 22 people on the BV 4248TS and 23 others, on the Phu Tan vessel.

The search for 45 missing people, including 23 on the Phu Tan Vessel (in the photo) has been ‘called off’ after one week of searching (Photo: Lao Dong)

In a document sent to navy and army forces, the committee permitted them to end the weeklong search. The two vessels with 45 people on board were found missing at sea, due to bad weather and strong northeasterly winds.

According to the High Command of Border Guard, for the 45 people to survive in the rough sea for this long time, is extremely low.

The northeasterly winds have left 7 dead and 45 missing. In addition, 25 boats have been sunk and 20 others have been damaged.

Meanwhile, rescue forces have not yet had contact with another boat.

In the last few days, the rescue officials and workers have saved 20 boats with 130 people, and guided other 14 with 226 men to safety.

On Wednesday, seven fishermen on the fishing boat BĐ 96321-TS, which sank 95 kilometers east of Song Tu Tay Island,  were taken to Cam Ranh Port in Khanh Hoa Province.

Related articles:
Northeasterly winds cause havoc for central residents
Seven fishing boats sunk in Vung Tau
Two of five missing fishermen found dead in Thua Thien-Hue

Source: SGGP

Poor people to have new homes before Tet holiday

In Uncategorized on December 24, 2010 at 4:23 am

Poor people to have new homes before Tet holiday

QĐND – Tuesday, December 21, 2010, 21:9 (GMT+7)

PANO- Permanent Vice-Chairman of The Hanoi People’s Committee, Phi Thai Binh, recently urged investors and entrepreneurs in social housing projects in the locality, to accelerate the implementation.

At a meeting between local authorities and the investors and entrepreneurs, the official asked them to speed up the construction of social housing projects in order to hand over homes to social beneficiaries before the traditional Lunar New Year Holiday.

According to the City Construction Department, there are 8 businesses that are investing in 11 social housing projects with some 16,500 apartments.

The agency estimates that only 1 project has been finished and several others could be wrapped up before the holiday.

Under the schedule, some thousands of low income families in Hanoi can move into their new homes to celebrate the happiest Tet holiday.

Translated by Thu Nguyen

Source: QDND

Average life expectancy of Vietnamese people 72.8 years

In Uncategorized on December 21, 2010 at 9:28 am

The average life expectancy of a Vietnamese person is now 72.8 years, Dr. Duong Quoc Trong, Director of the General Department of Population and Family Planning announced at a meeting in Hanoi on December 20.

The average life expectancy of a Vietnamese person is now 72.8 years, but the age that most people experience a healthy life is only up to 66

He said this at the meeting held to mark Vietnam’s Population Day, which is December 26.

Although the life span rose to 72.8 years old, the age that most people experience a healthy life is only up to 66. Vietnam is rank 116 over 182 nations in the world in the field.

However, most of the population is still faced with many challenges, such as low quality living and the imbalance of gender issues. During the year, 1.24 million babies were born, 4 percent less than in the same period last year.

In addition, the gender ratio in Vietnam was 106 boys per 103 girls. But now this has changed to 111 boys per 103 girls.

The number of the third child was 122,600, which is a 6 per cent decrease over the same period last year. Nevertheless, only nine provinces reported a third child, meanwhile 40 over 63 provinces, state that the newly born babies have decreased dramatically.

The factors that determine whether a population grows or falls includes rates of reproduction and survival of people and the longevity of the citizens.

Source: SGGP

Nearly 58,000 people register for jobless allowance in HCMC

In Uncategorized on December 19, 2010 at 9:26 pm

Nearly 58,000 people register for jobless allowance in HCMC

QĐND – Sunday, December 19, 2010, 22:36 (GMT+7)

Ho Chi Minh City’s Job Introduction Centre has announced that as of December 15, 57,633 people have registered to claim unemployed benefits and nearly 48,000 people have received jobless allowance during the month.

Mr Thang said that some unemployed people have complained about receiving their unemployment pay late and in some the cases; some people have not declared their unemployment status to the authorities.

According to the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), people who are eligible to claim unemployment pay, are those who have paid their premiums for at least the last 12 months and have signed up with a local job centre. People need to register for unemployment benefits, seven days after losing their jobs. Within 15 days of registration, laborers have to submit applications for unemployment allowances and any other supporting documentation.

HCM City has seen the greatest number of jobs losses since January 1 this year, and it accounts for 50% of registered unemployed nationwide.

Source: SGGP

Source: QDND