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Tien Giang province opens socio-economic trade fair

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




Tien Giang province opens socio-economic trade fair


QĐND – Monday, January 10, 2011, 20:44 (GMT+7)

A trade fair on the socio-economic achievements of My Tho city, Tien Giang province, opened on January 10 in Hung Vuong street of My Tho city.


The event attracted 200 showcases by 17 businesses from My Tho city and 70 other from Tien Giang and neighbouring provinces. 


Most of them displayed agricultural and industrial products and services under the campaign “Vietnamese people use Vietnamese goods”. 


Other programmes, such as presenting gifts for the poor and art performance will take place at the trade fair. 


The event will finish on January 16.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

Tay Ninh Province reveals the wild beauty of the South

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:16 am




Tay Ninh Province reveals the wild beauty of the South


QĐND – Sunday, January 02, 2011, 20:18 (GMT+7)

Being a citizen of the North, I’ve always been curious about people, life and the countryside in the South, but it wasn’t until I was in my 20s that I had the chance to visit one of the most popular tourism destinations in Tay Ninh Province – Dau Tieng Lake.


The lake, which is located in Phuoc Minh Commune, 20km from the provincial centre, covers 27,000ha and has a capacity of 1.5 billion cu.m, irrigating Tay Ninh Province as well as neighbouring localities. 


Dau Tieng Lake is famous firstly because it is the largest man-made irrigation reservoir in Viet Nam and secondly, given its remote location, for its breathtaking landscape of mountains and mysterious islets. The crystal-like lake provides clean water and a fresh, pure atmosphere that visitors can relax in.


Rising majestically out of the lake, Mount Cau dominates the landscape, covered in a thick primeval forest. Scattered across the lake are a number of islets and the green banks offer inviting camping and fishing spots.


Mt Cau is 198m high and boasts diverse flora and 1,600ha of protected forest. At the top of the mountain stands the Thai Son Pagoda, which attracts many pilgrims at full moon.


Next to the mountain buried deep in the rubber plantation is Cau Nom Lake, where the combination of the clean water and fresh air create a tranquil atmosphere.


In my opinion, the area around the two lakes is a great place for tourists who either want to relax after a hard days work, go camping with family and friends or try out water sports.


However, despite its beauty, a shortage of basic infrastructure such as hotels, restaurants and services mean this is a day trip at most (unless you decide to camp).


From Dau Tieng Lake, my friends and I walked for about 5km through the rubber plantation and reached Truc (small bamboo tree) Stream, which runs down from Mt Cau into Binh Duong Province’s Dau Tieng District. 


The name of the stream originates from its source further up the hill in a small bamboo forest, and my friends and I decided to try and find it.


The first thing I saw were huge flat rocks that nature had arranged into stairs leading to a shelter for a giant, according to a legend told by local residents.


Passing through the huge shelter was like walking through a stone maze, with millions of small stones arranged in all sorts of different shapes.


One friend had the bright idea of stopping there for a picnic lunch, so we made makeshift chairs and a table out of the rocks, and spent a leisurely couple of hours enjoying the peaceful surroundings.


The fresh air and cool atmosphere enhanced by the murmuring stream and twittering birds were like something out of a fairy tale.








Promenade: Dau Tieng Lake is one of Tay Ninh Province’s most well-known locations, although it needs more investment to improve facilities. (Photos: VNS)


Leaving the maze, we reached the giant’s stone bed which covers an area of about 3sq.km. The ‘bed’ is covered with natural wrinkles that local residents say were made by the giant as he tossed and turned in his sleep.


A beautiful staired waterfall was awaiting us ahead, where visitors, including ourselves, did not miss the chance to take photos.


“I have been taking photos here for a long time but it wasn’t until 2003 that the area becoming a popular tourist destination for local residents and those from neighbouring Tay Ninh Province,” said Nguyen Van Den, a photographer.


Den said it was a beautiful setting and it was a shame that not many people from other cities and provinces knew about it. He added that only a small number of visitors were from HCM City and other localities although the number had increased recently.


Den said Truc Stream was a popular destination all year round but it was most beautiful during the sixth to tenth months of the lunar calendar. He said it was because the area had remained relatively untouched by humans that it retained its wild and natural beauty.


Den also showed us one of three small ponds around the stream where he said not many people could refuse the inviting waters on a hot summers day.


“Some of them even enjoy skinny dipping. It looks funny but it feels great to escape the hot weather in the cool water,” Den said and laughed.


Departing the stream at sunset, my friends promised they would return soon when it was a bit quieter, to enjoy a once in a lifetime naturalist experience.

Source: VietNamNet Bridge


Source: QDND

Khanh Hoa Province presents gifts to pupils in flood-hit areas

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:10 am




Khanh Hoa Province presents gifts to pupils in flood-hit areas


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

Former Vice-State President Mrs. Truong My Hoa, Chairwoman of the Vu A Dinh Scholarship Foundation, and the representatives of sponsors, yesterday granted 250 gifts of VND 200,000 each, to needy pupils of Vinh Thanh primary schools in flood-hit localities in Khanh Hoa Province.


The Vu A Dinh Foundation will grant 1,300 gifts valued at VND 200 million to needy pupils in flood-stricken areas during its delegation, headed by Ms. Truong My Hoa, to Ninh Thuan, Khanh Hoa, Phu Yen, Binh DInh, Quang Ngai and Quang Nam Provinces from January 6th to 8th.


Source: VH


Translated by Van Hieu


Source: QDND

Ha Tinh Province announces existence of blue ear epidemic

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 10:00 am

Ha Tinh Province on December 3 announced the existence of blue ear epidemic in some communes and it had destroyed 51 pigs in Thach Hoi and Thach Van.

File photo shows that pigs are destroyed in Ha Tinh Province.

More than 60 pigs in two communes Thach Hoi and Thach Van in Thach Ha District, central province of Ha Tinh had been infected with blue-ear disease from November 18-29.


The provincial Department of Animal Health has worked with localities to sterilise and set up quarantine points. The province has directed localities to strictly implement measures to stamp out and prevent the spread of the disease.


According to the agriculture ministry, the blue-ear disease, also known as Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS), affected thousands of pigs.


PRRS in pigs is caused by the Lelstad virus, which causes ears to turn blue, appetite loss, high fever, miscarriage, premature delivery, coughing, respiratory problems, and death in extreme cases.


 

Source: SGGP

Pupils of 322 schools in Lam Dong Province now have Internet access

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:30 am




Pupils of 322 schools in Lam Dong Province now have Internet access


QĐND – Tuesday, December 14, 2010, 20:20 (GMT+7)

PANO – 322 out of 326 schools in Lam Dong province have been connected with broadband internet access, achieving 99% of the goal of the program of “Internet for School-Investment for the Future”.


The figure was released in a ceremony to review this program held on December 13th in Dalat City by Viettel Group and the Lam Dong Provincial People’s Committee.


At the ceremony, Pham Quang Da, Director of Viettel’s branch in Lam Dong, said it was very difficult to facilitate internet access in schools in a province where 90% of its territory was forest and mountains. Thus, Viettel needed to bring internet connections to schools into life and make them effective in education and training. Viettel also pledged to ensure free internet access to those schools.


On this occasion, the Director and the Head of Lam Dong Department of Education and Training also signed a minute on completing this three-year program.


Translated by Mai Huong


Source: QDND

Province builds on successes in family planning

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:30 am




Province builds on successes in family planning


QĐND – Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 21:6 (GMT+7)

Nguyen Manh Thao of the northern province of Hoa Binh is happy that he has two daughters.

This is somewhat surprising in Vietnam with its strong patriarchal and Confucianist traditions where families desire to have a son to tend to the family altar, to continue the family lineage and so on.

It is not important whether it is a daughter or a son, Thao said, adding that to have the right conditions to raise them comfortably and ensure a happy life for them is far more important.

Thao, therefore, did not pressurise his wife to give him a son and a third child for the family, another not-too-uncommon practice in the country when the first two children are daughters.

Like his elder brother, Nguyen Manh Hung has no particular preference, and does not say anything to his wife about needing a son. The couple did not adopt any method or measure, western or traditional, to try and influence the baby’s gender, another frequently chosen option by many others.

His first child is a girl and the second, a boy. After giving birth to the second child, his wife chose to use the IUD (intrauterine device) sterilisation method, Hung said.

“Two children are enough and I can afford to secure their future based on my financial situation,” he added.

Thao and Hung’s parents worked very hard to raise their five children, and they often advised their offspring to have only one or two children in order to raise them well.

Nguyen Thi Nga, a family planning worker at Cham Mat Ward in Hoa Binh City , said the number of families having three children in the ward has reduced in recent years.

“The awareness of residents about the advantages of having a smaller family has improved,” Nga added.

Unlike earlier, when many families did not want to meet and listen to her about sterilisation, a large number of women are now voluntarily asking for advice on sterilisation methods, she said.

Only 10 of 1,750 households in the ward have a third child.

Nguyen Huy Lam, head of the city’s Centre for Population and Family Planning, said in 2008, the third child accounted for nearly three in every 100 births. This dropped to two in 2009 and is expected to remain the same this year, he said.

This is the result of awareness campaigns as well as the implementation of many activities like the establishment of a club for families without the third child in Cham Mat ward, he added.

However, Lam said he is concerned that in Hoa Binh City , more than 50 percent of the third-born children were from well-off families.

Nguyen Thi Nguyet of Cham Mat ward has a son and a daughter, but wants another one despite the advice of family planning workers.

Her family is doing well, so raising one more child is not difficult, she said.

Tran Phuong Hoa, Cham Mat ward’s family planning co-ordinator, said some families want to have many children because they thought it will make them happier and will have more people to take care of them when they are old.

In Vietnam , especially in rural and mountainous areas, there are no homes for senior people, and many people are afraid that there will be nobody to take care of them if they have only one or two children.

In particular, some families think that daughters cannot take care of them when they are old because daughters usually live at their husband’s house and take care of his parents.

So families with two daughters often want to have one son, Hoa said.

Cao Phong district in the province has many well-off families with more than two children and is among districts with the highest gender imbalance.

The province has a third child rate of 7.7 per cent, according to Nguyen Thi Minh Phuong, deputy head of the provincial Statistic Department, with most of them being boys.

The use of methods to choose a baby’s gender before conceiving is popular among the provincial population.

It has contributed to the gender imbalance in Hoa Binh province, which ranks among the top ten provinces in the country in this regard, according to the provincial Statistics Department.

The province will change the content and objectives of its awareness campaigns and also introduce stricter punitive measures as it strives to reduce its gender imbalance and contribute to stable development of the nation’s population, Lam said.

Source: VNA


Source: QDND

Lam Dong Province promoting tea culture

In Uncategorized on November 26, 2010 at 11:23 am

The central highland province of Lam Dong is regarded as the center of the largest Tea material region in the country. Its weather conditions and soil quality are suitable for tea planting.

A tea farm in Bao Lam District, Lam Dong Province (Photo: SGGP)

Cau Dat, in Truong Tho Hamlet, Xuan Truong Commune, 30 kilometers from the city’s center of Da Lat, was where the French first brought fragrant tea trees in 1927 and officially established the Cau Dat Service of Tea. Cau Dat has been the cradle of the Lam Dong tea region for 80 years.

Then tea growing areas expanded to districts including Bao Loc, Bao Lam, Di Linh and Da Lat City.

The province has increased its tea area from 250 hectares to 300 hectares every year in the 2004-2010 period.

Currently, Lam Dong Province grows about 24,000 hectares of many tea varieties, with more than 30 local and foreign enterprises growing, purchasing and processing tea products.

So far, 20 businesses have been licensed VietGAP (Vietnamese Agriculture Practices) Certificate for their safe and high quality products.

Entrepreneurs have supported growers to apply high technologies in planting and processing tea. The cooperation will create a stable material source for companies, increase the income of farmers and develop the tea industry of the largest tea garden of Vietnam.


Related article:
Lam Dong to charm visitors with tea fest

Source: SGGP

Northern province displays largest bronze drum in Vietnam

In Uncategorized on November 26, 2010 at 11:22 am

The largest bronze drum, which sets Vietnam Guinness Record, is being displayed at the Ho Chi Minh Commemorative House, northern Thanh Hoa Province.

The largest bronze drum in Vietnam is displayed in Thanh Hoa Province.

The drum was offered by Mr. Nguyen Xuan Lam’s family for the occasion of Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day (November 23).

The drum has a height of 1.51m and weighs 1,840 kg. The drumhead features a Lac bird (a kind of bird in Vietnamese folktales), humans and animals with an eight-pointed star in the centre.


Four famous relics of Thanh Hoa province were embossed on its body, including the gravestone of Vinh Lang in Tho Xuan district, the Gia Mieu communal house in Ha Trung district, the old imperial city of the Ho dynasty and Ham Rong Bridge.

Source: SGGP

SGGP supports flood victims in central province

In Uncategorized on November 24, 2010 at 8:19 am

Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper on November 23 coordinated with Binh Dinh Newspaper to offer 500 relief aid packs to flood victims in Tuy Phuoc District, the central province of Binh Dinh.

Rescue workers evacuate people from isolated area during the latest flood beginning Monday in the southern central region (Photo: SGGP)

A Sai Gon Giai Phong representative said the relief aimed to help the flood victims at Phuoc Thang, Phuoc Hoa and Phuoc Thuan stabilize their lives soon.


Binh Dinh Newspaper Editor-in-Chief Do Nguyen Hung said SGGP is the first organization to bring relief to isolated areas.


On the same day, SGGP also coordinated with H.C.P.T Co.Ltd to offer 300 relied aid packs to flood victims in Quang Trach and Tuyen Hoa, central province of Quang Binh.


Earlier, SGGP and H.C.P.T Co.Ltd offered 300 relief aid packs to 300 households at Mai Tho, An Loc and Duc Giang communes, Vu Quang District, the central province of Ha Tinh.

Source: SGGP

SGGP to build houses of gratitude in the central province of Quang Ngai

In Uncategorized on November 19, 2010 at 4:56 am