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Vietnam Airlines provides more millennium flights

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

The national flag carrier, Vietnam Airlines, has announced an increase of 13 more flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi from October 7-11, to meet the travelling demand during the millennium anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.

The additional flights brought the total flights on the route to an average of 32 per day, providing a capacity of 8,860 seats a day.

Aircraft serving during the festival are the 150-seat Airbus 320, the 184-seat Airbus A321, the 266-seat Airbus 330 and the 282-seat Airbus 330.

Source: SGGP

Red Cross provides urgent aid for flood victims

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 at 3:53 am

Red Cross provides urgent aid for flood victims

QĐND – Saturday, October 09, 2010, 20:59 (GMT+7)

On October 8, officials of the Vietnam Red Cross (VRC) were present in areas affected by the recent floods to help local victims cope with their current difficulties and stabilize their lives and production.

The Red Cross had its municipal and provincial chapters evacuate people from danger zones and give them urgently needed food and drinking water.

The society’s central committee sent VND2.2 billion worth of cash, emergency goods, food, and water purifying tablets to the five provinces that were hardest hit by the storms.

It also dispatched three relief teams to these provinces. On the morning of October 8, the VRC delegation to Quang Binh province donated water purifiers to local people and taught them to operate these devices to counter water pollution caused by floods.

VRC official Tran Quoc Hung said they also doled out instant noodles to people without access to food. The waters have receded, leaving vast areas in need of decontamination and clean-up.

The same morning, representatives of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies headed for the provinces of Nghe An, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue. The Federation’s chief representative, Dang Van Tao, said the Federation will donate $150,000 to people in the affected areas. He added that after their inspection, his organization will make an international appeal for more aid.

Many organizations throughout Vietnam have been contributing money to a fund of the Vietnam Fatherland Front to help their compatriots.

A total of VND920.5 million has been raised by Nam Dinh province, VOV, the Finance Ministry, the VFF, and the Central Commission for External Relations.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Gov’t provides rice to drought-stricken localities

In Uncategorized on August 11, 2010 at 3:20 pm

Gov’t provides rice to drought-stricken localities

QĐND – Wednesday, August 11, 2010, 21:18 (GMT+7)

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has decided to allocate 7,100 tonnes of rice from national reserves as relief aid to four provinces, which were hit by drought early this year.

About 3,000 tonnes of rice will be provided to Quang Nam, 3,000 tonnes to  Binh Dinh, 600 tonnes to Da Nang and 500 tonnes to Khanh Hoa. The four localities have been assigned to deliver rice to residents suffering the consequences of the drought. 

Under the decision, the PM states that from now on, the government will only provide hard-hit provinces with rice from national reserves when the local budget is not enough to support people with financial difficulties.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

VNA provides more support for AO victims

In Uncategorized on August 7, 2010 at 3:21 pm

VNA provides more support for AO victims

QĐND – Saturday, August 07, 2010, 22:5 (GMT+7)

The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) has organised a wide range of charity activities in support for Agent Orange/dioxin victims nationwide on the occasion of the Agent Orange Day, which falls on August 10.

A total of 601 million VND plus 22 wheelchairs, two houses and a laptop have been presented to the victims, through the VNA’s Relief Fund for AO Victims.

Of the total, ten AO victims in Lap Thach district, Vinh Phuc province received five million VND and two wheelchairs while victims in the northern province of Ninh Binh received five million VND and ten wheelchairs.

The fund also handed over 20 million VND to ten former members of the youth volunteer force who were afflicted by AO in the central province of Quang Tri .

In the central province of Thanh Hoa, the fund presented a laptop to Le Van Viet, who has just graduated from Hong Duc University, and two million VND for Le Thi Tham, a 7 th grader. The provincial association of AO victims also got 50 million and five wheelchairs.

Other provinces receiving presents includes Bac Giang, Nam Dinh, Thai Binh, Hai Duong and Hai Phong.

On the occasion, through VNA’s 57 domestic bureaus, the fund presented 486 million VND and several houses for victims in provinces of Lao Cai and Thai Nguyen, raising the total number of houses the agency has built to 17.

Currently, the fund is continuing to mobilise support from individuals and organisations both inside and outside the country. In one noteworthy donation, the Greek Embassy in Vietnam contributed 745 million VND and 90 wheelchairs.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Unitel provides free Internet service to Lao schools

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

Unitel provides free Internet service to Lao schools

QĐND – Thursday, July 15, 2010, 20:44 (GMT+7)

Unitel Vietnam signed a memorandum of understanding with the Laos Ministry of Education in Vientiane on July 14 to provide free internet service to 1,295 Lao schools in five years as from July 2010.  

By accessing the Internet, Lao students will gain useful knowledge, increase their awareness, connect to the world, and enhance the quality of their education.

Unitel Vietnam, a joint venture between the Unitel Vietnam Group and a Lao telecommunications company, has become the leading telecommunications supplier in Laos with about 1,200 broadcast stations, 11,000km of cable, and over 1 million subscribers.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Cold air mass provides respite from intense heat

In Uncategorized on June 21, 2010 at 12:42 pm

A low-pressure front moving from southern China into southern Vietnam caused rainfall in the north and helped cease the prolonged heat wave in the northern and north-central regions, said the National Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting Center.

People wait for a green light amidst hot weather in Hanoi. (File photo:VOV)

The low-pressure system will cause more heavy rain in northern mountain areas and northeast regions on June 21, said the center.

The temperature in the central provinces will decrease today due to the weakened foehn (dry wind), said the center.

The center predicted that the heat wave in the northern and central regions would subside during the beginning of the week; however, the hot low-pressure front could return to create a new heat wave by the weekend.

Meanwhile, it is forecasted that the southern provinces and central highlands regions will be affected by a southwest wind that will make for sunshine in the morning and rain in the evening.

Daytime temperatures climbed to as high as 40 degrees Celsius, while night-time temperatures hovered between 29-32 degrees Celsius last week, said the center.

On June 17, the temperature in Hanoi surged to 39.7 degrees, while several provinces in the central region, such as Thanh Hoa and Nghe An, recorded temperatures of 40.3-40.4, the center added.

In related news, Hanoi’s fire department said a huge forest fire occurred June 19 at one of Tay Nguyen Company’s gum tree hills, in Son Tay town of Ba Vi District, as a result of the prolonged heat wave.

The fire was under control by noontime the day it began, however, the fire reignited around 2 pm.

Firefighters continued battling the blaze under hot conditions. It was 6 pm before the fire was completely stamped out.

The fire destroyed 7 hectares of gum trees, aged from 3-5 years.

This was Hanoi’s first recorded fire during the record heat wave last week.

Source: SGGP

Gov’t provides VND100 billion to drought-hit localities

In Uncategorized on June 19, 2010 at 4:25 pm

Gov’t provides VND100 billion to drought-hit localities

QĐND – Saturday, June 19, 2010, 20:49 (GMT+7)

The Prime Minister has decided to allocate VND100.1 billion from the State budget reserve to 12 provinces and cities and two irrigation companies to overcome the consequences of the severe drought during the 2009-2010 winter-spring rice crop.

Beneficiaries are Yen Bai, Ha Giang, Thai Nguyen, Phu Tho, Hai Phong, Bac Ninh, Ninh Binh, Thanh Hoa, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Binh Dinh, and Bac Hung Hai and Bac Hung Ha irrigation companies.

This is the third time this year the government has provided capital to drought-hit localities.

Earlier, the government allocated VND46.6 billion to six northern provinces and VND144.6 billion to 13 Mekong delta provinces to combat drought.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Nation provides for social security

In Uncategorized on April 21, 2010 at 4:14 pm

Nation provides for social security

QĐND – Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 22:6 (GMT+7)

The nation’s social security system will provide conditional and non-conditional social aid, credit assistance, education and job training for millions of people despite the global economic crisis, Minister of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan said on April 20 in an online Q&A.

Ngan affirmed that never before had the country approved so many social security policies and programmes, in which 62 of the poorest districts making up 50 per cent of the total poor population – had received pointed focus.

Ngan said that this aimed at shrinking the gap between the rich and poor among regions in the country because the Cuu Long (Mekong) and the Red (Hong) River deltas had low poverty rates, while the northern mountainous areas and Central Highlands were suffering from high poverty rates.

More than 2.4 million people received support for their production, employment and income generation via offering them forest lands to grow timber trees, guiding them to restructure their farms and sending them to work overseas.

Many localities have adopted combined measures to help lift the most needy families out of poverty. Building new houses to replace dilapidated ones was one of the measures introduced.

Nguyen Minh Thang, a resident in northern Yen Bai province, wondered how it could be ensured that the most needy people enjoyed the benefits of these social security projects.

Ngan said that all poor people nationwide would receive support from the Government; however, local authorities responsible for reporting the number of poor households had not obeyed the legal procedures, leading to some miscalculations.

When the new poverty line was introduced next year, local relevant authorities would get more training to make proper reports on poor people to avoid problems. If anyone intentionally put down misleading information, they would be strictly punished, she added.

Ngan said that the existing poverty line 200,000 VND (10.5 USD) per person per month in the countryside and 260,000 VND (13.6 USD) for those living in urban areas – which had been applied for five years, was unsuitable with the current situation. Because of this, many people in need were technically not eligible.

Ngan said that the new poverty line would be approached in a multi-dimensional way so that more people in need of help would be the targets of the country’s social security system.

People should know about this new poverty line to take advantage of their rights. Legal support for poor people should also become more focused, said Ngan.
Nguyen Huy Hoang, a resident in Ha Noi, wondered which people would receive non-conditional social aid.

Nguyen Xuan Lap, deputy head of the ministry’s Social Welfare Department, said that currently more than 1.3 million people, including orphans, elderly without family and those over 80 without a pension, the disabled, HIV-positive people who could not work, families with more than two disabled members and single-parent families under the poverty line would be eligible for monthly non-conditional social aid.

Ngan said that coupled with this financial aid, these people could also get other support, such as free health insurance.

Many expressed worry over the increasing number of unemployed people and increases in labour accidents.

Minister Ngan said that there were more than 133,000 unemployed people last year, which was higher than in previous years, but even with this more than 1.6 million jobs had been created. The unemployment rate was understandable in the global economic crisis.

Ngan said that it was necessary to raise the capabilities of labourers to meet employers’ demands and minimise labour accidents, because currently only 30 percent of labourers had proper qualifications and experience.

Nghiem Trong Tuan, General Deputy Director of the ministry’s General Vocational Training Department, said that to improve the quality of vocational training schools, the Government had approved a five-year project worth 5.5 trillion VND (289 million USD) that was aimed at applying modern teaching and studying methods, reforming training programmes and improving teacher quality.

Tuan said that the vocational training schools that had yet to meet the criteria for teaching and studying activities would surely be shut down.

Nguyen Thi Hai Van, deputy head of the ministry’s Labour and Employment Department, said that a fund for creating jobs worth 4 trillion VND (210 million USD) had been set up to help create jobs.

The processing and trading units and households who were the targets of the fund could borrow up to 500 million VNDs(26,000 USD) for each project. Each year, this fund created up to 300,000 jobs, said Van.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Public charity provides free surgery to 1,000 cataract patients

In Vietnam Health on November 25, 2009 at 4:18 am

A doctor carries out cataract surgery at the Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital (Photo: SGGP)

The Ho Chi Minh City Sponsor Association for Poor Patients began providing free surgery for 1,000 cataract patients November 23 at the People’s Hospital 115 in the city.

The hospital will perform surgery on 200 patients in the first stage by coordination with doctors from Cho Ray and the Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital.

There are around 380,000 blind people in Vietnam — or 0.59 percent of the country’s population — with women accounting for two thirds of them. Most women go blind due to diseases like cataract, trachoma, diabetes and glaucoma.

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China provides 200 million USD to Cambodia

In Uncategorized on December 4, 2008 at 2:26 pm

Phnom Penh (VNA) – China has given impoverished Cambodia more than 200 million USD in loans and grants to re-build the country’s infrastructure.

Chinese and Cambodian officials inked an agreement to give a 200-million-USD-loan to rebuild roads in Cambodia during a meeting between Prime Minister Hun Sen and China’s visiting top political advisor Jia Qinglin, government spokesman Khieu Kanharith said.

At the meeting, Jia also announced a grant of 7.26 million USD and the same amount as a non-interest loan, the spokesman said.

Last year, Cambodia’s donors pledged 689 million USD to the impoverished country, including tens of millions from China.-