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VNPT deploys optical fiber internet systems

In Uncategorized on May 27, 2010 at 5:11 am

BAE Systems tops ranking of biggest arms maker: study

In Uncategorized on April 12, 2010 at 8:51 am

Britain’s BAE Systems topped an international ranking of the world’s biggest arms groups, becoming the first non-US company to hold the spot, a leading defence think tank said on Monday.

Britain’s BAE Systems topped an international ranking of the world’s biggest arms groups, becoming the first non-US company to hold the spot, a leading defence think tank said on Monday. (AFP Photo)

The British group knocked US defence giant Boeing out of the top position in 2008, according to the ranking of biggest defence groups worldwide tallied by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

“The main reason that BAE became the largest arms-producing company in the world in 2008 is the increase in its US sales, which outpaced decreases elsewhere including in the UK,” the think tank said in the study.

With arms sales in 2008 of 29.2 billion dollars (21.6 billion euros), Boeing fell from first place in 2007 to third following BAE Systems with 32.4 billion dollars and US group Lockheed Martin with 29.9 billion dollars.

It was followed by three US groups — Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics and Raytheon — ahead of European group EADS in seventh place, Italian company Finmeccanica in eighth, L-3 Communications in ninth and Thales of France in tenth position.

The biggest Russian group on the list, air defence systems maker Almaz-Antei, was number 18 on the list.

In 2008 the 100 biggest defence groups had arms sales of 385 billion dollars, up 11 percent from the previous year, according to SIPRI.

“This is more than three times the size of the total development aid of OECD countries in 2008,” SIPRI said, noting that such aid reached 120 billion dollars.

Putting the data in perspective, the think tank said that arms sales of Lockheed Martin alone topped US development aid by four billion dollars and that BAE Systems sales were greater than the gross domestic product of 105 countries.

SIPRI’s ranking focuses on companies’ arms sales which make up only 48 percent of Boeing’s turnover and 70 percent of Lockheed Martin’s revenues.

In BAE System’s case, arms sales make up a far larger share of its sales with 95 percent of the total.

Born out of the merger of Marconi and British Aerospace in 1999, BAE Systems counts among its products the Eurofighter combat aircraft, the Bradley tank and the Astute submarine.

With 59 percent of BAE Systems’ sales coming from the vast US arms market, the group has major production operations in the country as well as in Britain, Sweden, South Africa and Sweden.

“BAE really shows the increasing internationalisation of the arms industry and the attractiveness of the US market,” SIPRI arms industry expert Susan Jackson said.

The group has benefitted from sales of mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles to the US government for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Source: SGGP

2 HCMC hospitals get green light for private waste treatment systems

In Uncategorized on November 6, 2009 at 11:18 am

Huong Vuong Hospital has Viet Nhat constructed its wastewater treatment system

The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee and Department of Natural Resources and Environment have approved requests by Children Hospital I and Hung Vuong Hospital to invite a private investor to build waste-treatment facilities.

Viet Nhat Company will build them at the two hospitals at a total cost of VND20 billion. The facilities will use infrared technology for processing the waste instead of chemicals.

The hospitals will pay the company VND4,000 to treat one cubic meter of wastewater.

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City’s hospitals to get new effluent treatment systems

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Drainage systems to cost 3.4 billion USD

In Uncategorized on September 24, 2008 at 12:30 pm

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam will need approximately 3.4 billion USD to build drainage and waste water treatment systems in urban areas and business districts of the country’s three key economic zones between now and 2020.

According to a recent decision signed by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, this amount does not include sums paid in compensation for ground clearance.

The drainage system planned for the northern region will be designed to connect with the basins of six major rivers, namely Nhue, Cau, Hong (Red), Thai Binh, Lach Tray, Cam rivers, and Quang Ninh province’s coastal area.

The central region’s drainage basin will include several main river basins that serve five cities of Da Nang , Hue , Tam Ky , Quang Ngai and Quy Nhon.

The drainage system in the southern region will be divided in to serve three main areas, including the high-terrain area covering Dong Nai, Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc and Tay Ninh provinces, the area of Ho Chi Minh City, and the area of Long An and Tien Giang provinces.

The PM added that the use of materials and technology for each waste water treatment system must be appropriate to the concrete conditions of each respective area.-

Dutch company funds schools’ water systems

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

The Netherlands-based Akzo Nobel’s Community Programme has helped build clean water systems in 22 rural primary schools that enroll a total of 5,000 students in six central provinces.

The new systems, built in the provinces of Quang Tri, Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Phu Yen, and Binh Dinh, are valued at over 28,000 USD.

Akzo Nobel also conducted training sessions for school staff on how to use the UV- and ozone-treated water systems.

The funding of clean water systems is part of Akzo Nobel’s goals to improve primary and secondary education in Vietnam.

In 2007 the company gave 35,000 USD to Que Chau Kindergarten in Quang Nam province for a water supply system as part of the early childhood care and education programme of the East Meets West Foundation.

“We are proud to continue our partnership with East Meets West to build clean and encouraging learning environments for Vietnam’s most disadvantaged students, with the hope that they will be able to improve their lives and the country’s future,” said Nguyen Thi Lac Huyen, senior technical advisor for Akzo Nobel Coatings Vietnam-