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Photo contest to promote ‘World heritage in Vietnam’

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:20 am

A photography contest entitled ‘World heritage in Vietnam’ has just been launched by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. It runs from January until July.

                             Hoi An ancient town

The competition aims to collect and release collections of various artistic photographic works on Vietnam world’s heritages sites. This is in order to promote and honor these heritage sites, and to educate the public about the preservation of our inheritance.

Vietnam has currently 13 world heritages sites recognized by UNESCO. These include: the Complex of Hue Monuments; Ha Long Bay; My Son Sanctuary; Hoi An Ancient Town; Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park; Hue Royal court music; the Gong Culture in the Central Highlands; love duet singing of Bac Ninh; the chamber music of Ca Tru; the Wood-blocks of Nguyen Dynasty, the Doctoral stone steles in the Temple of Literature; Thang Long Royal Citadel; and the Saint Giong festival.

The best photographs will be chosen and displayed at exhibitions in both Ha Noi and Da Nang on the 66th Anniversary of our National Day – September 2, 2011.

Source: SGGP

Saigontourist, MasterCard promote Vietnamese tourism

In Uncategorized on November 1, 2010 at 7:41 am

First center to promote scientific cooperation established

In Uncategorized on August 2, 2010 at 11:18 am

The National University of Ho Chi Minh City has established the John Von Neumann Excellence Center (JVN), the first of its kind in Vietnam, to serve educational cooperation between master and doctoral science programs in both study and research.

JVN aims to promote all scientific activities and cooperation amongst three main fields including systematic science, knowledge and information between the University of Science HCMC and famous institutes and universities worldwide. In addition, the center hopes to attract overseas Vietnamese scientists to devote their contributions to the country’s growth.

The first remarkable cooperation will pair the Paris Institute of Technology with the University of Science HCMC, in a joint program on trainings on IT & Communications. The participants will study academic programs in English for two years. Admission to the program will be limited to 40 trainees.  Upon graduation, they will earn degrees: one issued by University of Science HCMC and another issued by Paris Institute of Technology.

Moreover, the Center has a Master program of Quantitative Finance Calculation, which undertakes research projects on acquiring funding from investors and banks to develop human resources.

Professor Dr. Duong Nguyen Vu, former Senior Scientific Advisor of the Experimental Center of European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation, has been appointed as Director of the JVN Institute of Vietnam National University.

Source: SGGP

Sun Herald Magazine to promote Vietnamese tourism

In Uncategorized on July 17, 2010 at 4:52 pm

Sun Herald Magazine to promote Vietnamese tourism

QĐND – Saturday, July 17, 2010, 20:50 (GMT+7)

The Danang Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism in conjunction with the National Flag Carrier, Vietnam Airlines, and the Furama Resort will welcome a delegation of reporters from the Sun Herald Magazine of Sydney, Australia.

During their stay in Danang, from July 16th to 20th, the visitors will visit a number of famous spots such as the Son Tra Peninsula, the Ngu Hanh Son, Cham Museum and other resorts, hotels, restaurants and tourism agencies.

After this fact-finding trip, the reporters will write articles introducing the sceneries of Danang to Australian people.

The Australian reporters’ trip to Danang is part of the strategy to publicize the image of Danang in key markets all over the world in 2010.

This September, two road shows introducing Danang Tourism will be conducted in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan with support from Vietnam Airlines.

Source: HNM

Translated by Mai Huong

Source: QDND

To promote exports, control imports

In Uncategorized on July 15, 2010 at 4:51 pm

To promote exports, control imports

QĐND – Thursday, July 15, 2010, 20:43 (GMT+7)

On July 14, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) sent a directive on measures to promote exports, control imports and limit this year’s import surplus.

These measures are aimed at stabilizing the marco economy, curbing inflation and reaching economic growth rate of 6.5 percent with export turnover of just over 6 percent.

MoIT Minister Vu Huy Hoang asked the Import and Export Department to work with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and other associations to take measures to promote exports, expand markets, and tap the traditional and potential markets to improve the export turnover of agricultural and aquatic products.

Besides, the department will cooperate with the Interior Ministry to formulate a project on establishing inter-committee on import and export under the direction of Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

New rules promote agriculture lending

In Uncategorized on July 15, 2010 at 8:58 am

New rules promote agriculture lending

QĐND – Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 21:0 (GMT+7)

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has decided to reduce the mandatory reserves maintained by commercial banks engaged in agricultural lending.

The new decision aims to encourage further lending for agricultural activities. State Bank Governor Nguyen Van Giau said at a conference held in HCM City last week to launch new credit policies for agricultural and rural development.

Giau said that the decision would take effect next month.

Banks that have at least 40 percent of their outstanding loans given for agricultural production will be allowed to reduce their reserves from the current 3 percent to 1.5 percent.

Those that have agriculture loans accounting for 60 percent or more of their total lending need to maintain reserves of just 1 percent.

The Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Agribank) will benefit from the new decision as its agriculture lending rate is already up to 70 percent.

Since compulsory reserves attracted no interest, reducing them would help banks cut capital costs and facilitate reduction of lending rates as well, Giau said.

He pledged that the central bank would use part of the money that it pumps into the market annually to help bank engaged in agricultural lending source long-term capital.

Under Decree No 41 issued recently by the Government, the amount of bank loans farmers and fishermen can get without collateral has increased five folds.

Those benefiting from the decree include: households and businesses in rural areas; farm owners and cooperatives in rural areas; organisations and individuals providing services for cultivation, animal husbandry, consumption and export of agricultural, forestry and fishery products and salt; and firms processing farm produce.

It also applies to enterprises involved in industry and trading and provision of non-agricultural services based in rural areas.

All the above-mentioned entities can borrow between 50 million VND (2,600 USD) and 500 million VND (26,000 USD) without collateral. These sums are five times higher than previous limits.

Firms engaged in agriculture, forestry, fishery and salt production can get bank loans of up to 50 million VND while cooperatives and farm owners can access loans worth 500 million VND.

Governor Giau also revealed at the conference that the Government was considering a pilot agricultural insurance programme by relevant ministries and other agencies.

The programme might provide financial support to farmers to help them pay premiums, he said.

Priority would be given to poor farmers, organisations and individuals engaging in large-scale production of main crops.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Danang to promote tourism in Japan

In Uncategorized on July 1, 2010 at 10:30 am

Danang to promote tourism in Japan

QĐND – Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 21:3 (GMT+7)

After its two successful tourism promotion campaigns in Thailand and Hongkong, the central city of Danang will work with Vietnam Airlines on two road-show programs in September to promote tourism in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan, according to the province’s Tourism Promotion Centre.

At present, Japan and Thailand are the two biggest markets for Danang’s tourism sector.

At the two forthcoming events in Japan, popular destinations in Danang will be introduced to Japanese visitors, while the Vietnamese city will also take part in the Japanese Association of Travel Agent’s Annual Fair.

On the occasion, the city and Vietnam Airlines will prepare for this year’s opening of a flight route between Danang and Japan.

Source: HNM

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND

VND15 billion to promote Vietnam’s tourism on international TV

In Uncategorized on June 10, 2010 at 3:42 pm

VND15 billion to promote Vietnam’s tourism on international TV

QĐND – Thursday, June 10, 2010, 21:1 (GMT+7)

Promoting Vietnam’s tourism on international television will cost an estimated VND15 billion in 2010, according to the Department of International Cooperation under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Vietnam’s tourism images will now be shown on one international channel, instead of costly advertising on CNN and BBC, around US$300,000 in 2009.

The International Cooperation Department will submit its plans to the Board of National Tourism Action Programme to choose CNN, BBC, StarSport or Discovery.

In addition, the country is also planning to promote its cultural and tourism features in several international magazines in the near future.

Source: HNM

Translated by Vu Hung

Source: QDND

Vietnam, Finland vow to promote trade, investment

In Uncategorized on May 21, 2010 at 5:09 pm

Vietnam, Finland vow to promote trade, investment

QĐND – Friday, May 21, 2010, 21:5 (GMT+7)

Top leaders of Vietnam and Finland have agreed to raise two-way trade and Finnish investments in the Southeast Asian country to US$1 billion, respectively within the next few years.

Vietnamese State President Nguyen Minh Triet and his Finnish counterpart Tarja Halonen reached consensus on the issue during their talks in Helsinki on May 20, following a ceremony held to welcome the Vietnamese leader.

In the spirit of trust and openness, the two heads of state informed each other of the situation in their respective countries, and agreed that the bilateral ties are developing fruitfully.

They discussed specific measures to step up multi-faceted cooperation in the years to come, focusing on the fields of politics-diplomacy, development cooperation, economics-trade-investment, labour, education-training and response to clime change.

President Triet said he was delighted to pay his first State-level visit to Finland and thanked the Finnish government and people for their valuable support and assistance extended to Vietnam during its past struggles for national independence and reunification, as well as in the current process of national construction and international integration.

President Halonen expressed her wish that the two nations will continue to mutually support and assist each other and pledged Finland’s support for Vietnam’s renewal process.

Finland will provide more official development assistance (ODA) to Vietnam, with priority given to green technology, safe water, afforestation, clean energy, response to clime change, scientific research and vocational training.

The two presidents agreed to continue building a cooperative partnership for development of both countries on the basis of stability, durability, equality and mutual benefit.

Regarding politics, they agreed to increase the exchange of high-level visits to enhance mutual trust and understanding between the two nations’ leaders, thus laying the foundation for expanding cooperative relations in other areas. The two sides decided to set up a deputy foreign ministerial-level bilateral political consultation mechanism.

On economics, the two leaders held that despite recent progress, trade and investment ties have yet to match both sides’ potential and desires.

They pledged to create favourable conditions for Vietnamese and Finnish businesses to meet and invest in each other’s markets.

President Triet affirmed that Vietnam will continue to speed up its economic reforms and fully perform its commitments to the World Trade Oragnisation (WTO).

Vietnam will provide the best conditions for Finnish companies to make long-term and effective investment in the country, especially in fields where they boast strengths such as information technology, ship building, wood and paper industries, and environmentally friendly technology, he said.

President Triet told his host that Vietnam is also willing to serve as a bridge to Finnish firms which want to enter markets of member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

He also proposed that Finland facilitate the penetration of Vietnamese goods in the Finnish market as well as the North European and the European Union (EU) markets.

The two heads of state noted potential for bilateral labour cooperation. They applauded the effective implementation of a pilot programme on migrant workers and agreed to entrust concerned agencies of the two countries to study and expand this cooperation programme.

While emphasising the importance of cooperation in education and training, the two leaders agreed to promote bilateral cooperative relations in this area.

President Halonen said Finland will create favourable conditions for Vietnamese students to study in the European country, and will foster joint training and scientific research between universities and institutes of the two nations.

The two presidents exchanged views on regional and international issues of mutual concern, and promised to boost cooperation and reciprocal support at regional and world forums and organisations.

President Triet confirmed support for Finland’s efforts to beef up relations with ASEAN, particularly when Vietnam is undertaking the bloc’s rotating chairmanship in 2010.

President Halonen spoke highly of Vietnam’s role and position in the region and the international arena as well. She expressed her belief that Vietnam will successfully take over the ASEAN chairmanship this year and affirmed support for Vietnam’s bids to strengthen comprehensive cooperation with the EU.

On this occasion, the two nations signed a revised agreement on increasing Finnish funds for phase II of Programme 135, which is designed to bolster socio-economic development in disadvantaged and mountainous communes, and a cooperation deal between the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Finnish Chamber of Commerce.

The same day, Helsinki City Council Chairman Otto Lehtipuu presented the city’s honourable order to President Triet.

Later, President Triet held a meeting with Deputy Speaker of the Finnish Parliament Tarja Filatov, during which he requested the parliament to back Finland’s continued provision of ODA to Vietnam and expansion of the pilot programme on migrant workers.

The State leader expressed delight at positive developments in cooperative relations between the two countries’ legislative bodies, citing the Vietnam visit by Speaker of the Finnish Parliament Sauli Niinisto in January 2010 and the trip to Finland by Vice Chairman of the Vietnam National Assembly Nguyen Duc Kien last month.

The exchange of visits created opportunities for the two legislative bodies to share operation experiences, helping to boost extensively and intensively cooperative relations between the two countries, he stressed.

Deputy Speaker Filatov praised great achievements the Vietnamese people have reaped during the renewal process. She said legislative cooperation is one of the most important factors in promoting the relationship between the two countries, and that the Finnish Parliament will contribute further to strengthening the Finland-Vietnam friendship.

Source: VNA/VOV

Source: QDND

Aviation, tourism sectors promote Vietnam’s image

In Uncategorized on April 23, 2010 at 4:40 pm

Aviation, tourism sectors promote Vietnam’s image

QĐND – Friday, April 23, 2010, 21:27 (GMT+7)

Aviation-tourism cooperation is vital to the development of the two sectors and greatly benefits the country, Nguyen Van Tuan, Director General of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), said in Hanoi on April 22.

Addressing a seminar on boosting aviation-tourism cooperation, Mr Tuan said between 70-80 percent of passengers travelling by air do so for tourism purposes while up to 80 percent of foreign tourists come to Vietnam by air.

Vietnam boasts large tourism potential and diversified products and its tourism market is able to compete against other major regional tourism destinations, affirmed Deputy Head of the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV) Lai Xuan Thanh.

The aviation sector plays an important role in serving national tourism development, he stressed.

Meanwhile, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Tran Chien Thang said that the primary task of both the aviation and tourism sectors is to promote Vietnam’s image abroad..

There are more than 20 foreign airlines operating in the country apart from the Vietnam national flag carrier. With around 20 airports for regular civil flights, Vietnam now boasts more than 800 international and thousands of domestic travel agents.

Source: VNA-VOV

Source: QDND