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Vietnam Airlines to fly direct between Can Tho and Taipei (China)

In Uncategorized on December 24, 2010 at 4:35 am

Vietnam Airlines plans non stop flights between Can Tho and Taipei  (China) to meet travel demands of passengers during the Lunar New Year 2011.

                Can Tho International Airport

The airlines celebrated the inauguration of Can Tho International Airport in December. The first inaugural flight departed from Can Tho at 1.55 on December 20 and arrived in Taipei at 6.15. The return flight left Taipei at 7.40 and arrived in Can Tho at 10.10.

The forthcoming flights are scheduled on December 29, January 12,19,21,29, 30 and February 5, 7,9,12.

In the first phase of renovation the airport was upgraded to receive domestic flights in 2008 and international flights in 2009. The total cost of the project from 2007 to 2025 is expected to exceed VND11, 000 billion.

The renovation will upgrade the airport to Grade 4E ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) standards allowing landings by larger aircrafts including the B777 and B747-400 normally used for international flights. The new facilities will also improve on the passengers checking time.

Source: SGGP

VN stun Chinese Taipei at Asian Cup

In Uncategorized on October 3, 2008 at 3:23 pm

HA NOI — The Viet Nam national women’s volleyball squad stunned Chinese Taipei 3-2 in a thrilling win at the Asian Women’s Volleyball Cup in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, on Wednesday.

Viet Nam, which finished third at the International Women’s Volleyball Tournament VTV Cup in southern Can Tho Province last month, confidently cruised over Chinese Taipei 25-17 in the first set.

However, Taipei regrouped to control the game, beating Viet Nam 25-21 and 30-28 in the next two sets.

In a do-or-die fourth set, Viet Nam overpowered Taipei 25-19 to level the score before winning the tie-breaking fifth set 15-13.

Viet Nam, which drew Group A with Thailand, South Korea and Chinese Taipei, will meet arch-rivals Thailand in their second match.

Group B will house China, Kazakhstan, Australia and Japan, contesting for semi-final berths in a so-called ‘Death Group’.

According to coach Luong Khuong Thuong, Chinese Taipei played their younger squad in the match against Viet Nam, but the tournament is a good chance for Viet Nam to hone their skills against powerhouses from across Asia.

The Cup, which is a qualifying round for next year’s Grand Prix, is being held for the first time by the Asian Volleyball Confederation. —