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President visits flood victims in Phu Yen Province

In Uncategorized on November 5, 2010 at 10:50 am

Phu Quoc Airport to be operational by October 2011

In Uncategorized on November 1, 2010 at 2:14 pm

Air Mekong launches flights to Phu Quoc Island

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 2:39 pm

Air Mekong launched flights from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc Island off Kien Giang Province on October 8.

Air Mekong aircraft

The Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam presented an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) to the new carrier on the same day.

From now to March 26, 2011, Air Mekong is scheduled to provide passenger and cargo services on routes from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Phu Quoc, Buon Me Thuot and Pleiku, as well as from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat.

This is the third private air carrier granted a license in the country.

On the occasion of the launch of the new service, Air Mekong runs a promotion program to discount at least 1,000 tickets for customers.

Source: SGGP

Air Mekong opens new air routes to Phu Quoc island

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 at 4:01 am

Air Mekong opens new air routes to Phu Quoc island

QĐND – Sunday, October 10, 2010, 20:46 (GMT+7)

PANO – Mekong Aviation Joint Stock Commany (Air Mekong), on Oct 8th, held a ceremony to receive the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from the Vietnam Civil Aviation Administration, and launch flights from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city to Phu Quoc Island in the Mekong Delta Kien Giang Province.

Established in October 2008, with Ha Long Investment and Development Company (BIM) and the US-based Sky West as its owners, Air Mekong currently has a fleet of four Bombardier CRJ 900 airplanes that can carry 90 passengers each and land at most airports in Vietnam .

The airline also opened eight flights from Hanoi to Phu Quoc, Con Dao, HCMC as well as from HCMC to Buon Me Thuot, Da Lat, Pleiku as of Oct 9th, and planned to increase to 10 air routes from Novermber this year.

Translated by Vu Hung

Source: QDND

Phu Cua int’l cross border check-point inaugurated

In Uncategorized on July 15, 2010 at 8:59 am

Phu Cua int’l cross border check-point inaugurated

QĐND – Saturday, July 10, 2010, 21:37 (GMT+7)

Vietnam’s Central Highland province of Kon Tum held an inauguration ceremony for a cross-border check-point at the Phu Cua International Border Gate of Laos on July 9.

The Phu Cua International Border Gate has been built since 2009 at a cost of over 29.5 billion VND funded by the Vietnamese government to Laos as a non-refundable aid.

The work will contribute to strengthening the traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries, as well as promoting the development of economy, trade, tourism and services between Kon Tum and Attapeu provinces of Laos, and among provinces in the development triangle of Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia.

Earlier, the Bo Y-Phu Cua border gate was upgraded into international border gate on January 18, 2008.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Over US$ 1 billion eco-complex to develop in Phu Tho

In Uncategorized on June 25, 2010 at 4:50 pm

Over US$ 1 billion eco-complex to develop in Phu Tho

QĐND – Friday, June 25, 2010, 20:7 (GMT+7)

Viet Han Trade Advertisement and Construction Ltd. have just made public a detailed project to build an eco-tourist urban resort complex in Tam Nong District, Phu Tho.

Under the design, the complex that will cover an area of 2,050 ha will embrace an urban area with villa sections and trade center, an eco-tourist resort, sports and entertainment site with a golf course, casino and horse-racing track, as well as green space and parks to international standards.

The investors also affirmed that they would preserve the natural surroundings of the complex such as hills and forests and use them for eco-tourism.

Reportedly, the project will cost US$ 1.366 billion and the construction is expected to kick off in the end of this year.

Source: DDDN

Translated by Thu Nguyen

Source: QDND

Phu Quoc Island becomes world-famous tourist destination

In Uncategorized on June 3, 2010 at 2:11 am

Vietnamese Prime Minister May 11 released Decision 633/QD-TTg stating that Phu Quoc would become a special economic and administrative center for Vietnam.

Following the prime minister-approved adjusted master plan to develop Phu Quoc Island through 2030, the island would also become the home for domestic and international resorts, urban development, as well as a forest and marine preservation center.

Making fish sauce on Phu Quoc Island ( Photo: SGGP)

The Phu Quoc Island, also known as Dao Ngoc ( Pearl Island ), for its famous pearls, has the potential to become a major tourist centre within the country. Located in southwestern Kien Giang Province, 45km from the mainland, the island owns 32,000 hectares of pristine forests, beautiful and clean beaches, and undamaged coral reefs. ABC News selected Bai Dai Beach (Long Beach) as one of the five most beautiful and clean beaches in the world, though it is not well known outside Vietnam.

District Phu Quoc party committee secretary Van Ha Phong said the Kien Giang People’s Committee 52 domestic and foreign-invested projects have been licensed so far, with a total capital of VND43 trillion.  Seven of these, including Berjaya, Long Beach, Veranda and Miramar have become operational.

Along with appealing to investors to build tourism facilities, the development of Phu Quoc into a financial and banking center for the region, and an international trading hub, district leaders have concentrated on preserving the island’s specialties.

The planting of sim fruit (tomentose rose /myrle), which historically grows naturally on Phu Quoc, is one such preservation project. Sim Son tomentose rose myrtle wine, tea and syrup, invented by Trinh Cong Phat, the director of the Son Phat Co. in Duong To Commune, has become another speciality of the region, attracting tourist interest. Mr. Phat said the arable land for growing sim fruit has shrunk; it needs therefore to expand for tourism, which will raise income for residents.

The Coi Nguon Museum’s director Huynh Phuoc Hue stands at a corner of the museum

It is understandable that over 80% tourists decided to visit the Coi Nguon (Root) Museum- a 40,000sq.m outdoor exhibition where curator and owner Huynh Phuoc Hue displays around 2,000 ancient artifacts including a 3,500-year-old stone axe, a flock of over 60 rare sea eagles and a 500kg dugong bone.

One of Hue’s hardest won artifacts was a part of a boat used by national hero Nguyen Trung Truc.

One of Phu Quoc District’s strengths is the production of traditional fish sauce. However, most of fishing boats have small capacity which can work onshore.

Mr. Nguyen Minh Truc, Head of Phu Quoc District’s Office of Economy, said the district would support local fishermen who can catch fish offshore. Vietnamese-made fish sauce has become world famous with over 100 producers making more than 10 million liters a year.

In the future, the district will reserve two areas for producing the special sauce: Ben Tram and Sau Bridge. In addition, the district is determined to spend budget funds to grow pepper.

Many construction projects have been undertaken on the island, such as a 900-hectare International Airport, a roundabout road for sightseeing tours and the An Thoi International Wharf. Pham Vu Hong, chairman of the Phu Quoc district People’s Committee, said many more important projects will be operating by June.

Source: SGGP

Dien Bien Phu Victory and its lessons for current national development and defence

In Uncategorized on May 7, 2010 at 4:39 pm

Dien Bien Phu Victory and its lessons for current national development and defence

QĐND – Friday, May 07, 2010, 21:7 (GMT+7)

PANO – The victory of Dien Bien Phu is one of the national exploits, compared as a new Bach Dang, Chi Lang or Dong Da victory in the Ho Chi Minh times, in the Vietnamese history of national building and defense. Time passes by but its historical significance still remains and it will forever be a big lesson for future generations.

The Dien Bien Phu Victory on May 7th, 1954 put an end to the French colony in Vietnam as well as in Indochina as without it the then French Government should not have sat down to sign in the Geneva Agreement, which bound the French to end the war and restore peace in the peninsula of Indochina. The victory was the direct result of the nine-year-long, whole-nation restless efforts to defend the fruits of the August Revolution. It also bears international-scale significance as it served as a bright example of national liberation for colonised nations worldwide.

Looking back into the past, the victory was the convergence of a number of factors. The first and foremost undeniable factor is the great unity of the whole nation under the talented leadership of the Party and late President Ho Chi Minh. Although Vietnam’s army at the time was still so young (founded in 1944) and equipped with modest weapons, under the leadership of the brilliant General Commander, General Vo Nguyen Giap, the army defeated a many-times-more powerful expeditionary force with modern weapons and equipment. When linking all military events during the nine-year resistance, experts could find that other campaigns could be practical tests for the Vietnam Army before it went to the final operation in Dien Bien Phu. Findings could point out that the army learnt valuable lessons from the previous battles and matured from time to time from these lessons and experiences. The victory also marked the great contribution by the soldiers of the past who, with their resourcefulness, courage, iron will and heroism, were ready to sacrifice themselves and uncompromisingly fought in battles against the enemy. Finally, the victory resulted from Vietnam’s warfare and military arts and the Party’s direction of self-reliance and whole-nation resistance, which later developed into the theory of People’s Warfare.     

On the occasion of the celebration of the 56th anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu Victory, the review of the lessons from the campaign is needed for each Vietnamese and the whole nation. Proud of the past glorious victory and inheriting the lessons and spirit of the victory, today’s Vietnamese people and army should devote more to the cause of renewal and national economic development and defence. In both development and defence, national unity and the party’s proper leadership are always keys to success. Regarding national defence, the lessons from the victory never goes old even in peacetime. The army should regularly equip military people with precious properties of the Dien Bien soldiers as well as develop military past theories, experience and lessons on military and warfare arts in accordance with new situations in order to firmly and successfully defend the entity of the Fatherland and peace of the people, creating favorable conditions for economic development.  

Translated by Thu Nguyen 

Source: QDND

124 children to receive free heart surgeries in Phu Yen

In Uncategorized on April 11, 2010 at 2:27 pm

124 children to receive free heart surgeries in Phu Yen

QĐND – Sunday, April 11, 2010, 21:18 (GMT+7)

Some 124 children suffering from congenital heart defects in the central province of Phu Yen will receive free surgeries, each worth over 50 million VND, this summer.

The children were selected from 379 child heart patients under the age of 16 through checks-up jointly carried out by Phu Yen Department of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs and Tam Duc hospital in Ho Chi Minh City on April 10 and 11.

The Swiss Children Action Organisation will fund the operations for 10 patients. The remaining will be sponsored by HCM City Poor Patient Sponsor Association.

In 2009, 49 disadvantaged children in Phu Yen province received free heart surgeries under the annual charitable programme, which started last year.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Voluntary blood donation day opened in Phu Yen

In Uncategorized on April 9, 2010 at 8:42 pm

Voluntary blood donation day opened in Phu Yen

QĐND – Friday, April 09, 2010, 20:56 (GMT+7)

PANO – A ceremony to open the Voluntary Blood Donation Day was held by the Phu Yen Provincial Red Cross in the Cultural and Labour House on April 7th.

The event, which aimed to mobilize local people to donate blood, echoed the national voluntary blood donation campaign.

The Phu Yen Blood Donation Steering Board set a target to hold over 40 voluntary blood donation courses and collect some 5,000 blood units during 2010-2011.

At the ceremony, the Phu Yen People’s Committee granted certificates of merit to local organisations for their active participation in the 2009-2010 blood donation campaign.

Right after the ceremony, nearly 400 officers, students and members of the Youth Union took part in the movement, and 340 blood units were collected on the first day.

Translated by Le Trang  

Source: QDND