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Consumer Goods Fair 2010 in Bac Kan Province

In Uncategorized on November 15, 2010 at 4:00 pm

Boat sinks in central province, no injured reported

In Uncategorized on November 10, 2010 at 9:56 am

Vice PM inspects flood-hit province

In Uncategorized on November 5, 2010 at 10:52 am

President visits flood victims in Phu Yen Province

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

Flash flood slashes Binh Thuan Province

In Uncategorized on October 24, 2010 at 11:57 am

A flash flood inundated nearly 1,000 homes and endamaged 90 hectares of crops in Luong Son town, Bac Binh District of the southern central province of Binh Thuan early Saturday.

Trucks break down as roads are submerged in floodwaters in a flash flood in Bac Binh District, Binh Thuan Province on October 23 (Photo: Tuoitre)

Flooding left the province VND1 billion (US$950,000) in financial losses, according to an initial report.

Floodwaters overflew 1A Highway, causing traffic congestion on three kilometers of the road. Vehicles were just able to travel again by 11am the same day.

According to local residents, floodwaters triggered by heavy rains in the upper reaches began flocking to the town at 2am on the day. Within just one hour, floodwaters submerged homes together with all furniture.

Source: SGGP

Northern province boosts cross-border trade

In Uncategorized on October 21, 2010 at 7:52 pm

Northern province boosts cross-border trade

QĐND – Thursday, October 21, 2010, 19:32 (GMT+7)

The northern province of Lang Son has been taking numerous breakthrough solutions in order to push up the cross-border trade to neighbour China and develop the border areas’ infrastructure.

Sharing more than 200 km of the border line with China’s Guangxi province, Lang Son has two international and two local main border gates to China, not mention to auxiliary ones. With motorway and railway systems, the province is one of the major centres for the economic cooperation between Vietnam and ASEAN with China, and also the first tip in the economic corridor connecting Lang Son, Hanoi, Hai Phong city and Quang Ninh province of Vietnam with Nanning city of China.

With its geographic advantages, Lang Son has become a big entrepot of Vietnam and ASEAN countries to China.

According to Bui Gia Tuan, Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Industry and Trade, the cross-border trade between Lang Son and Guangxi has been strongly developing with the export-import turnover increasing. The foreign investment, mostly from Guangxi and other Chinese localities, so far has reached nearly 200 million USD injected in 30 projects; and the import-export turnover was 1.5 billion USD.

The province’s export staples to China include farming, forestry and fishery products, minerals and consumer goods. The locally-processed products include star aniseeds, resin, medicinal herbs, metal ores, and wood chips fetching 36 million USD in the first nine months, up 40 percent over the same period last year. The import staples include machines, equipment, steel, vans and transport facilities, fruits and consumer goods.

Ha Hong, Vice Head of the Dong Dang Border Economic Zone Management Board, said Lang Son plans to develop the Dong Dang EZ to an economic complex. It will push up investment and exploit potentials with the aim of becoming key part of the northern economic quadrangle of Lang Son-Hanoi-Hai Phong-Quang Ninh.

The province will facilitate investment in socio-economic infrastructure projects, and give more incentives to domestic and foreign exporters-importers doing business via the province.

Lang Son has recently organised a seminar on accelerating export-import on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and China.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Central province to produce fertilizer from waste

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 2:35 pm

The Hoi An City People’s Committee in the central province of Quang Nam said September 5 a waste treatment plant would be built on Cham Island and would provide microbiology fertilizer.

A corner of Cu Lao Cham Island in Hoi An waters

The Hoi An administration said a site has been selected to build the 1.2 hectare- plant with the Dannish Government’s funding.

The plant would be designed to deal with one ton of waste per day to turn out microbiology fertilizer.

The project will also include a wastewater treatment system.

Cu Lao Cham Island is the common name for the chain of eight islets near the central Vietnam tourist destination of Hoi An.

It also hosts a diverse ecosystem with more than 500 rare plant species, 228 of which are used in herbal medicine.

Source: SGGP

PM visits worst-hit province of Quang Binh

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 at 7:45 am

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung together with a government task force on Saturday visited Quang Binh, the worst-hit central province in the pounding flood beginning early October.

HCMC Party Committee Vice secretary Nguyen Thi Thu Ha gives VND2 billion donated by the city Party, authorities and people to flood-hit residents in Quang Binh Province on Saturday (Photo: SGGP)

As of now, Quang Binh recorded 42 people dead, 17 missing and 45 injured and suffered a total damage of VND1,300 billion (US$66 million).

On the behalf of the party and state, PM Dung sent condolences to local residents, especially mourning families, in Duy Ninh Commune of Quang Trach, one of the districts badly pummeled by the deluge.

The party and state had sought all measures to help people soon overcome consequences of the flood and stabilize their lives, he stressed.

PM Dung ordered local and provincial authorities to urgently seek for the 17 missing people, assist affected families, epically those with dead relatives. All resources should be mobilized to help residents repair homes and ensure no one in starvation.

In addition, the province should not only revamp welfare works, schools, and health clinics but also prepare seeds and sapling as well as fertilizer for the coming autumn-winter and winter-spring crops, PM Dung said.

He also instructed the province’s health sector to clean the environment to preclude an outbreak of intestinal and respiratory diseases and others.

Finally, PM Dung advised Quang Binh as well as other provinces in the country to build specific measures to cope with climate changes and minimize natural disasters-caused damage on human and properties.

The same day, Ho Chi Minh City deputy Party Committee Vice secretary Nguyen Thi Thu Ha led a delegation to visit people in flood-battered Quang Binh.

Ms. Ha, representative for the city Party Committee, authorities and residents, encouraged local officials and residents to overcome the lurch and gave them VND2 billion (US$103,000).

A delegation of outstanding overseas Vietnamese, returning the country for the 1000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi, collected over VND400 million (US$21,000) for relief work in the central region, the State Committee of Overseas Vietnamese said Saturday.
In related news, the North-South Railway, section through Quang Binh Province, was reopened for traffic again on Saturday morning after five days of gridlock.

Earlier, over 1,000 officials and workers of the province’s railway industry had run around the clock to repair landslide sections of the track. The trains SE1, SE2, and SE6 left Dong Hoi Railway Station with 1,500 passengers on October 9.

From October 5-8, over 6,000 passengers on the trains SE2, SE4, TN2, stuck at Dong Hoi station, returned the train tickets they bought to continue their trips by road.

Source: SGGP

Central province receives fund to build gratitude houses

In Uncategorized on August 16, 2010 at 11:21 am

Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper on Sunday handed out VND1.5 billion (US$75,000) to Ha Tinh Province People’s Committee for a fund to build 50 houses of gratitude. The newspaper also presented 100 scholarships, VND2 million each, to provincial authorities.

Logo of program Nghia Tinh Truong Son

The funding came from the Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (Vietcombank) through the newspaper charity program Nghia Tinh Truong Son (Sentimental Attachment for Truong Son Road).

The program is designed to support war invalids and martyrs’ families and students, who live along Truong Son Road in the central province of Ha Tinh.

At the funding presentation ceremony, SGGP and Vietcombank representatives handed fund to build four houses of gratitude, worth VND30 million ($1,500) each to four families including Tran Thanh Hai, Pham Hong Xuyen, Tran Van Tho and Vu Van Thanh.

SGGP’s representatives also offered more ten houses of gratitude, which were financed by Phong Phu Corporation, worth VND300 million ($15,000) for war invalids and martyrs’ families and poor people in the province.

Source: SGGP

Wartime UXO found in Bac Lieu province

In Uncategorized on August 13, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Wartime UXO found in Bac Lieu province

QĐND – Friday, August 13, 2010, 21:0 (GMT+7)

A 125kg unexploded bomb has been found in the southern province of Bac Lieu by workers at the Khanh Tam building material warehouse.

Lieut.-colonel Ho Van Dai, head of the Bac Lieu Military Headquaters’ sapper force, said the unexploded ordnance, which was made by the US in 1971, was inadvertently scooped from the Hau riverbed during the sand mining process in southern Can Tho City and was transported by the sand ferry to the warehouse.

Earlier, on August 2, two unexploded bombs, weighing 125kg and 250kg respectively, was also found among sand transported from the Hau river to another building materials warehouse in Bac Lieu.

According to Director of Vietnam’s Bomb and Mine Disposal Technology Centre Nguyen Trong Canh, many places in the country are still heavily contaminated with UXO, particularly the six central provinces of Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien-Hue and Quang Ngai.

Thirty years after the war, bombs and mines are still taking a heavy toll on human life. To date, over 100,000 people in Vietnam have fallen victim to UXO, of which 42,000 died.

Every year, 20,000 hectares of land are cleared of UXO, yet there remains a lot of work to do before all contaminated land can be declared safe.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND