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New tourist boats used in Phong Nha Ke Bang

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:38 am




New tourist boats used in Phong Nha Ke Bang


QĐND – Monday, December 13, 2010, 21:11 (GMT+7)

The Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park in the central province of Quang Binh has put into operation two new kinds of boats to provide tourist services for tourists.


The new boats, part of a project to develop tourism in the sub-Delta River region, will help protect the environment and provide safety for tourists on a tourism route on the Son River.


According to Mr. Le The Luc, the project’s Director, the new boats will help local people develop and protect heritages well.


In the near future, more new boats will be provided to local people to replace old boats, which were not suitable for carrying tourists.


Source: TT


Translated by Duy Minh


Source: QDND

Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper wins first prize at Press Awards

In Uncategorized on November 17, 2010 at 8:31 am

Sai Gon Giai Phong hosts fundraising concert to support flood victims

In Uncategorized on November 14, 2010 at 9:24 am

Hai Phong starts innovation partnership programme

In Uncategorized on November 2, 2010 at 1:43 pm

German NGO wants to stop funding for Phong Nha Ke Bang

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 2:37 pm

KwF, a non-governmental organization from Germany, has said it wants to stop funding KwF pledged for the Phong Nha-Ke Bang nature conversation project because the project’s management board has infringed its commitments.

A view of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park

The project was begun in October 2008 with aid from Germany worth EUR12.63 million.
 
On behalf of the German Government, KfW Entwicklungsbank and the German Agency for Technical Cooperation provides technical and financial assistance to the central province of Quang Binh, where Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park is situated, and the Phong Nha Ke Bang park administration.
 
The poject, which would be implemented until 2016, is aimed to maintain the biological diversity in Quang Binh area, support the development of buffer zone, protect natural resources in the park, and reduce poverty for as many as possible of the 56,000 residents living there.
 
After nearly two years of implementation, many works of the project have become stagnant or yet to be developed.
 
Under the project, 4,250 hectares of forest have to be developed and over 11,000 hectares of existing forest have to be protected, of which total 600 hectares have to be developed and protected in 2010, but until now no tree has been planted.
 
KfW gave the management board over EUR350,000 for planting forest in July 2009, so far the board has disbursed only EUR114,000, but no tree has been grown.
 
The NGO has asked the board many times to provide records showing its disbursement in 2009, but the board has parried it.
 
On June 14, 2010, KfW sent a note to the province People’s Committee and Department of Planning and Investment, and the management board to ask the board to give it back the remaining EUR200,000 which has yet to be disbursed.
 
In the note, the bank said the province and the board have violated agreements signed between the province and the bank.
 
It said the board has not reacted effectively to clearance and burning of natural forest in the buffer zone, and taken the initiative in management of the project.
 
The bank also said that it doesn’t approve the board’s plans on activities and budget for 2010.
 
According to a survey by Sai Gon Giai Phong, seedlings cultivating farms in the province don’t meet required standards so about 30-50 percent of seedlings have died, but the board has failed to help farmers.
 
Under the project, farmers who join the project must be trained in cultivation, but many farmers said the training was very perfunctory and they couldn’t learn any things from it.

Source: SGGP

German NGO wants to stop funding for Phong Nha Ke Bang

In Uncategorized on August 16, 2010 at 11:22 am

KwF, a non-governmental organization from Germany, has said it wants to stop funding KwF pledged for the Phong Nha-Ke Bang nature conversation project because the project’s management board has infringed its commitments.

A view of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park

The project was begun in October 2008 with aid from Germany worth EUR12.63 million.
 
On behalf of the German Government, KfW Entwicklungsbank and the German Agency for Technical Cooperation provides technical and financial assistance to the central province of Quang Binh, where Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park is situated, and the Phong Nha Ke Bang park administration.
 
The poject, which would be implemented until 2016, is aimed to maintain the biological diversity in Quang Binh area, support the development of buffer zone, protect natural resources in the park, and reduce poverty for as many as possible of the 56,000 residents living there.
 
After nearly two years of implementation, many works of the project have become stagnant or yet to be developed.
 
Under the project, 4,250 hectares of forest have to be developed and over 11,000 hectares of existing forest have to be protected, of which total 600 hectares have to be developed and protected in 2010, but until now no tree has been planted.
 
KfW gave the management board over EUR350,000 for planting forest in July 2009, so far the board has disbursed only EUR114,000, but no tree has been grown.
 
The NGO has asked the board many times to provide records showing its disbursement in 2009, but the board has parried it.
 
On June 14, 2010, KfW sent a note to the province People’s Committee and Department of Planning and Investment, and the management board to ask the board to give it back the remaining EUR200,000 which has yet to be disbursed.
 
In the note, the bank said the province and the board have violated agreements signed between the province and the bank.
 
It said the board has not reacted effectively to clearance and burning of natural forest in the buffer zone, and taken the initiative in management of the project.
 
The bank also said that it doesn’t approve the board’s plans on activities and budget for 2010.
 
According to a survey by Sai Gon Giai Phong, seedlings cultivating farms in the province don’t meet required standards so about 30-50 percent of seedlings have died, but the board has failed to help farmers.
 
Under the project, farmers who join the project must be trained in cultivation, but many farmers said the training was very perfunctory and they couldn’t learn any things from it.

Source: SGGP

VND2 billion raised for AO victims in Hai Phong

In Uncategorized on August 9, 2010 at 3:20 pm




VND2 billion raised for AO victims in Hai Phong


QĐND – Monday, August 09, 2010, 21:37 (GMT+7)

Individuals and organizations in the northern city of Hai Phong donated nearly VND2 billion in a charity art programme held on the evening of August 8.


Artists expressed their deep sympathy for those veterans affected by AO during the anti-US resistance and called for more assistance from the community.


On the occasion, the Hai Phong Municipal People’s Committee decided to establish a charity fund for AO victims and granted certificates of merit to organizations and individuals for their donations to AO victims in the city.


The programme, in response to AO Victim’s Day, was jointly held by the Hai Phong Association of Victims of Agent Orange and the Provincial Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper wins at the city’s Press Award

In Uncategorized on June 18, 2010 at 4:36 am

Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper (SGGP) won the first prize in the category for Documentary, investigative report and reportage of the 28th Ho Chi Minh City Press Award for the investigative report titled, “Training PhD: Quality or Quantity?” by Linh An and Tien Dat.


Another investigative report titled, “Critics pan company proposal to rebuild HCMC children’s hospital,” by Tuong Lam of the SGGP took third place in the same category.


A series of reports titled, “Party and people: from theory to reality,” by the Department of Politics and Party Building of SGGP, took the A prize in the category for special reports, radio & TV programs.


The newspaper took the second and third prizes in the category for remarks and editorial for stories entitled, “Keeping a watchful eye on A/H1N1 influenza,” by Dao Tuan Anh and “Who is God” by Chien Dung.


SGGP also earned a second place prize and two third place prizes in the category for interviews, reports and notes for articles: “New day on Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago” by Minh Tu, “Incredible strange thing of a primary school with more than 100 classes” by Le Linh and “More than VND700 billion (US$35 million) invested in building a biological lake to improve Ba Bo canal” by Ai Van.


Meanwhile a photo report of Tuoi Tre Newspaper won the first prize of the category for photojournalism.


The HCM City Journalists’ Association will award 55 prizes in five categories at the 28th Ho Chi Minh City Press Award on June 21, the Vietnam Revolutionary Press Day.


Another press award highlighting national unity, jointly held by the HCMC Fatherland Front Committee and the municipal Journalists’ Association, will be launched from June 21 to October 1, to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the founding of the National Front for the Unification of Vietnam (November 18, 1930).


Contestants should send their stories to the organizers at 55 Mac Dinh Chi Street and 14 Alexandre de Rhodes Street in District 1.


 

Source: SGGP

Van Phong ideal location for maritime economy

In Uncategorized on June 10, 2010 at 3:41 pm




Van Phong ideal location for maritime economy


QĐND – Thursday, June 10, 2010, 20:59 (GMT+7)


Located on Vietnam’s east coast and close to international shipping lanes, the Van Phong economic zone is ideally suited for development of a deepwater port, a container transit port and an international oil transit port. 

The Van Phong bay stretches out 150,000 ha, including 70,000 ha of land and 80,000 ha of water at a depth of between 20-40 metres. It is also convenient for all kinds of transport services including road, rail, air and sea. 
The area is abundant with nature and has a rich ecological diversity, beautiful views and a temperate climate, making it the ideal location for a maritime economic complex. 


The four year-old economic zone has so far attracted 86 investment projects, with a total capital of over US$15.2 billion, of which foreign investors make up 28 percent of the projects and over 87 percent of the investment. 


Despite the global economic crisis, Van Phong has managed to keep its major projects on schedule since late 2009 while ensuring the quality of the projects such as the Ninh Thuy nix treatment plan, the Van Phong bonded petroleum warehouse and the Ninh Thuy cement distribution centre that has an annual output of 500,000 tonnes. 


The Van Phong international transit port, a key infrastructure project with an investment of over VND6.1 trillion (US$323.3 million), is also well on its way to completion. 


In addition, several other projects are taking steps to get their investments licensed such as the Van Phong thermal electricity project capitalised at US$3.8 billion by the Sumitomo Group and the Van Phong oil refinery with an investment of US$4.8 billion by the Petrolimex Group in a joint venture with foreign partners. 


Hoang Dinh Phi, Deputy Head of the Van Phong Economic Zone Management Board, said the Prime Minister has allowed the economic zone to offer more incentives to investors in the years to come, especially those who are interested in developing the local infrastructure.


The management board estimates that the economic zone will need VND15 trillion from now until 2015 to develop its infrastructure, including electricity and water supplies, traffic systems and resettlement of local residents. 


In 2006, the Prime Minister decided that the Van Phong Economic Zone should be developed into a multi-industrial and multi-service economic complex, focusing on industry, tourism, services and aquaculture. Its population is expected to hit 400,000 by 2020, including 275,000 in urban areas.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND

Indian vessels dock in Hai Phong

In Uncategorized on May 30, 2010 at 5:15 pm




Indian vessels dock in Hai Phong


QĐND – Sunday, May 30, 2010, 20:57 (GMT+7)

PANO – Two Indian military ships, INS RANJIT and INS KULISH, will be anchored at Hai Phong sea port to pay a friendly visit to the city from My 30th to June 2nd, under the permission of local authorities. 


During the visit, the ships’ commanders and the crews will pay courtesy calls to the city’s leadership, the high commands of the Vietnam People’s Navy, and to Military Zone 3.


In addition, they will have cultural and sports exchanges with local military units, including volleyball competitions, as well as visits to landmarks and historical sites in Hai Phong.


Translated by Thu Nguyen


Source: QDND