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Nation proud of those who served in revolution

In Uncategorized on July 17, 2010 at 4:49 pm

Nation proud of those who served in revolution

QĐND – Saturday, July 17, 2010, 20:48 (GMT+7)

The nation is proud of its people who served during the revolution, said State President Nguyen Minh Triet.

“These people are worthy of being honoured as they set a good example for the community,” stated President Triet at a meeting with people who had made outstanding contributors to the nation, in the central province of Nghe An on July 16.

The meeting was attended by 300 Vietnamese heroic mothers, revolutionary veterans, pre-revolution officials, heroes of the people’s armed forces, war invalids, disabled soldiers and families of fallen combatants.

President Triet underlined that they are not only honoured because they sacrificed themselves for the nation’s revolutionary cause, but also for the contributions they made in spurring on the country’s development.

He stressed that the Party and State always care about the policies and treatment they introduce to ensure they safeguard those who have served the nation.

“Though meeting with a lot of difficulties, the Party, the State and the people spare no effort to do whatever they can as a way of expressing their respect and to honour fallen combatants and their families, invalids, disabled soldiers and heroic mothers, for the devotion and sacrifices they made for the nation,” said the President.

He noted that it is the responsibility of the current Vietnamese generation and future ones, to maintain and defend the nation’s independence for what so many people sacrificed their lives for.

The President called on the entire Party, army and the people to continue to care for those who made the ultimate sacrifice for the nation, including the families of war fallen combatants.

The meeting, co-organised by the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids, and Social Affairs, the Defence Ministry, the Nhan Dan (People) newspaper, and the Nghe An provincial People’s Committee, was part of a series of activities to mark the 63rd anniversary of War Invalids and Fallen War Combatants Day (July 27).

Source: Vietnam+

Source: QDND

August Revolution to be formally celebrated

In Uncategorized on June 8, 2010 at 2:30 pm

August Revolution to be formally celebrated

QĐND – Tuesday, June 08, 2010, 21:1 (GMT+7)

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a project to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the August Revolution (August 19) and Independence Day (September 2).

According to the project’s detailed programme, the celebration will be held at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Bac Son War Matyrs monument and the National Convention Centre on September 1.

The event is aimed at affirming the great historical value and significance of Vietnam’s August Revolution in the foundation of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and the leading role of the Communist Party and President Ho Chi Minh in the cause of national liberation, construction, and defence.

The celebration will include paying tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum, and offering incense at the monument.

There will be other activities upholding the spirit of patriotism, and great national unity, and showing gratitude to those who died for the country’s independence.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Finding outlets for farm produce needs a revolution

In Uncategorized on March 27, 2010 at 4:25 pm

Finding outlets for farm produce needs a revolution

QĐND – Friday, March 26, 2010, 20:45 (GMT+7)

Farmers across the country are faced with increasing pressures as the prices of several categories of farm produce, such as rice, coffee, cashew nuts, salt and water melons, continue dropping sharply.

Sharp declines in prices cause deep concern among farmers and ministries. The harsh reality of “good harvest, but lost profit” will come back to haunt farmers as long as there is no revolution in production and agricultural development strategy.

There was a time when many lorries carrying out water melons had to wait desperatedly in a long line at the Lang Son border gate and were forced to sell the fruit at VND1,000 per kilogram. With rice, coffee and salt faring no better farmers are sinking into despair.

Several weeks ago, the prices of rice dropped so steeply that the Government decided to buy for reserves to reduce losses for farmers. Salt and coffee share the same story, so the Ministry of Industry and Trade proposed the Government buy for reserves and the Coffee Association asked the Government to purchase 200,000 tonnes.

The problem is that farmers can produce a huge volume of products but are unable to control prices. Vietnam now ranks first or second worldwide in terms of rice and coffee exports, but finds it difficult to manage exports of farm produce.

It is something of paradox that Vietnam pours much investment into producing more products but lacks export markets. Preventive measures should have been put in place before production got underway.

It is easy to see that the weakness of Vietnamese businesses is lack of capital and storehouses, enabling foreign importers to drive down buying prices. Rice is a typical example. Taking advantage of declining rice prices, importers seek to pay at an unreasonably low level.

The agricultural sector drew special attention from the Government, especially when it strictly implemented a programme to link regions and four entities: the State, farmers, scientists and businesses. However, it did not produce as efficiency as expected, and several problems arose. Farmers are still worried, even if they have a bumper crop. Over the past years, the prices of farm produce have not remained stable and the story “good harvest but lost profit” is heard again and again.

Vietnam has not yet devised a mechanism to keep the prices of rice, coffee and other farm produce stable to ensure the farmers’ rights. A proposal to form a mechanism to intervene in a timely fashion when the prices of farm produce drop sharply or to establish a fund to stabilize market prices has not become a reality.

It is clear that finding output markets for agricultural products needs a strategic orientation. Band-aid solutions, such as buying for temporary reserves are insufficient. In addition to a fund, specific strategies need to be employed to get farmers focused on the dynamics of supply and demand and more store houses need to be built.

Thailand has a good experience that Vietnam can learn from. In addition to setting up a modern storehouse system which can store 10 million tonnes of rice, in 2000 Thailand invested nearly US$2 billion in implementing a mechanism to keep rice prices stable. According to the mechanism, farmers can sell their rice to the Government’s agencies at the ceiling prices and can re-buy all their rice within 90 days at an interest rate of 3 percent. As the ceiling price is always higher than the market price, the Government becomes a direct purchaser from farmers and is also in charge of exporting rice through its contracts, bidding or selling on the farm produce exchange.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Vietnam Revolution Museum granted Ho Chi Minh Order

In Social life on October 10, 2009 at 2:07 am

Vietnam Revolution Museum granted Ho Chi Minh Order

QĐND – Wednesday, October 07, 2009, 20:6 (GMT+7)

PANO – The Vietnam Revolution Museum, in cooperation with the National Committee for Borders, opened an exhibition on “Border work of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam” yesterday.

On this occasion, the museum received the Ho Chi Minh Order, the highest state award for individuals and organisations in Vietnam.

The exhibition showcased 300 exhibits, documents and images concerning the efforts of the Party, State and people to protect the national sovereignty.

It also highlighted the results of the demarcation between Vietnam and its neighbouring countries.

Especially, the exhibition showcased historic books and maps that dated back to 1834, legally establishing the sovereignty of Vietnam on islands and at sea.

Translated by Ngoc Hung

Source: QDND

HCM City sets plans for traffic revolution

In Uncategorized on September 18, 2008 at 6:01 pm

Suburban rail services and a better bus system will be the main means of means of transport for Ho Chi Minh City’s 10 million people in years to come, largely replacing the use of motor cycles.

The huge turnaround is necessary it the city is to cope with the big increase in traffic jams, according to a traffic project approved by the Prime Minister.

According to statistics, 79 percent of travelers in the city prefer to use motorbikes and only a few percent opt to use public transport.

The city’s 3,2000 buses now carry one million passengers on 151 routes each day but the system will be built to eventually handle 17 million passengers daily.

Associate Professor Pham Xuan Mai from the University of Technology’s Faculty of Traffic Technology said when the city’s lane-dividing project was completed the bus network would only meet one third of demand.

The Department of Transport estimates bus passengers at present comprise only 6-7 percent of the total city population. This is way behind the 2010 goal of 25-30 percent.

However, many people still refuse to use buses because of the low quality of service. According to many citizens, some routes have too many buses, while others have few – or none at all.

The new trafficwill take until 2020 to complete. It will include a bus network with 48 main routes and 210 secondary routes serving 18 percent of total demand while metro and suburban rail systems will handle most of the passenger traffic. The long-term strategy maps out six metro routes, three suburban routes and four cable-car routes.

Construction has now begun on the first cable-car route along East-West avenue and the Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien metro route.-