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Cold weather remains unabated for next ten days

In Uncategorized on January 12, 2011 at 7:15 am

A bitter cold wave covered northern Vietnam on Sunday, lashing it with rain and cold northeasterly winds. The National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center predicted these conditions would last for a further ten days.

The temperature has dropped to less than 8-9 degrees Celsius in Hanoi and remained below 0 degree Celsius in the mountainous provinces of Lang Son and Cao Bang.

The northern provinces of the central region have also suffered bitter cold winds.

It is expected that the biting cold weather will prevail over northern Vietnam on January 11 and 14 and icy and snowy conditions may cover the Mau Son mountaintop and also other places in the mountainous region.

The entire belt from Da Nang to the southern part of the central region has been affected by this bitter cold wave.

Meanwhile, the Central Highlands and southern regions will continue to experience extreme cold at night and during the early hour of morning. The prevailing temperatures will hover around 18-20 degrees Celsius.

Source: SGGP

Top ten events in culture, sports and tourism in 2010

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:20 am

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism officially announced ten outstanding cultural, sports and tourism activities in 2010 in Hanoi on Dec. 30. They are:

One of cultural, sports and tourism activities mark the grand celebration of the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi,

1. Cultural and fine arts activities mark major celebrations, including the 80th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, the national commemoration of the Hung Kings and the Hung King Temple Festival, the 35th anniversary of the liberation of the south and national reunification, President Ho Chi Minh’s 120th birthday, the 65th anniversary of the August Revolution and National Day (Sept. 2) and the 80th anniversary of the Vietnam National United Front.

2. Cultural, sports and tourism activities mark the grand celebration of the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi, including the biggest-ever parade held at Ba Dinh Square on October 10, the opening of the Culture-Tourism Village of Vietnamese ethnic groups, an exhibition on Vietnam’s socio-economic achievements and Thang Long-Hanoi, the “Thang Long-Hanoi craft villages and streets” festival, the sport competitions and the Vietnamese film days for 1,000 years of Thang Long-Hanoi.

3. Vietnam’s heritages have been recognised by UNESCO, including the Thang Long Imperial Citadel recognised as a world cultural heritage site, the Saint Giong Festival in Phu Dong and Soc Temples as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and the 82 doctoral stone steles at the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university, recognised as a world documentary heritage.

4. Cultural activities were held to promote Vietnam’s land and people abroad, including the National Day at the 2010 Shanghai EXPO and the Vietnam Culture Week in Cuba, Mexico, Germany, Belgium, Cambodia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Russia, China and India.

5. International cultural and sport events were held for the first time in Vietnam, including the International Photo Exhibition, International Film Festival, International Piano Contest, Miss Earth and the Thang Long-Hanoi International Football Cup to celebrate the capital city’s millennium birthday.

6. Director and People’s Artist Dang Nhat Minh was honoured by the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his contributions to the Vietnam’s cinematography.

7. Sports festivals at all levels and the seventh national sports festival were held.

8. The Vietnamese sport delegation bagged 33 medals including those at five Olympics sport events for the first time at the 16th Asian Games (ASIAD 16); and the Vietnamese disabled athletes secured 17 medals, placing 11th out of 42 delegations at the first Asian Para Games.

9. Vietnam’s tourism sector welcomed five millionth foreign visitor.

10. Tourism promotion campaign in 2010 “Vietnam-Your destination” contributed to attract foreign tourists to Vietnam and promoting domestic tourism. The campaign helped Vietnam welcome over five million foreign arrivals, 28 million local visitors and grossed an estimated revenue of 100 trillion VND.

Source: SGGP

Top ten events in information, communications

In Uncategorized on December 24, 2010 at 4:28 am

The project, “To promptly turn Vietnam into a power nation in information technology and communications ” was selected as one of the top ten events of the year in information and communications.

Other events announced by the Ministry of Information and Communications in Hanoi on December 22 included a national target programme, “To make information accessible to residents of mountainous and remote areas, border communities and islands”, and the National Assembly approval of the Post Law.

Among the top ten list were: telecommunication businesses leading the nation in tax payments, a move to tighten management of internet and games online businesses, information security identified as urgent and vital to institutions and businesses, a biggest ever international book fair, the first ASEAN Community festival of pictures, documentary and feature movies, the first-ever press fair held in Paris, and Vietnam winning first prize at an international writing contest held by UPU.

The Ministry of Information and Communications described the project on IT and communications power, which was approved by the Prime Minister this year, as a strategic project, creating a foundation for development of the information and communications industry.

A project on information development in remote and mountainous areas, islands and border areas aims to narrow the gap of benefits in this field between rural and urban people. The project is scheduled to benefit 3,000 villages, including 1,700 remote villages, in the most disadvantaged 250 districts, from 2011-2015. The project offers assistance in personnel training, investment in grassroots hardware foundations and supply of audio-visual equipment for target families.

Source: SGGP

Life Heritage Resort Hoi An hailed as one of Asia’s top ten resorts

In Uncategorized on November 7, 2010 at 1:53 pm

More than 5.8 million tonnes of rice exported in ten months

In Uncategorized on November 5, 2010 at 12:20 pm

Ten million tourists visit Mekong River Delta

In Uncategorized on July 20, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Ten million tourists visit Mekong River Delta

QĐND – Sunday, July 18, 2010, 21:2 (GMT+7)

The number of visitors to the Mekong River Delta in the first six months of this year has reached 10 million, including 730,000 foreigners, increasing 8.7% over the same period of 2009.

The figure was reported at the conference on promoting tourismin the Mekong River Delta during the first six months in 2010, held recently in Kien Giang province by the Mekong River Delta Tourism Association.

According to the conference, this brought to the delta a total revenue of VND 1,521 billion (around US$ 80 million), an increase of 27.8% over the same period of the previous year.

It also underlined existing problems of tourism in the region which restricted the delta’s tourism potential, such as the shortage of high-quality and diversified tourism products.

The conference urged localities to strengthen co-operation to make full use of their  tourism potential and make more interesting tours for visitors to promote tourism in the province and region in response to the National Tourism Promotion Programme 2010.

Participants also highlighted the role of the association for implementing the Mekong River Delta Tourism Development Project and boosting co-operation among the regional provinces to further improve tourism in the delta.

Delegates pointed out the urgent need to raise the professionalism of tourist staff through training courses and upgrading the Association’s website.

Source: Nhan Dan Online

Photo: mdec

Source: QDND

Ten die due to food poisoning in one month in Vietnam

In Uncategorized on June 7, 2010 at 10:26 am

Food poisoning has affected 704 persons, including ten fatalities in the country in last month, released by Vietnam Ministry of Health on June 6.

Of 704 infected people, 517 have recently had to visit hospitals and 10 died. There have been 20 cases of food poisoning in the northern provinces of Ha Giang, Bac Giang, Yen Bai, the highlands province of Gia Lai and the Mekong delta provinces of Ben Tre, An Giang and within Ho Chi Minh City due to microorganisms, toxic mushrooms, carcinoscopius rotundicauda and plectognathi. The causes of seven cases remain unknown.

Doctors of the Viet Duc University Hospital in Hanoi are conducting an operation  using an organ from a brain-dead donor  (Photo: Nguoi Lao Dong – Laborer Newspaper)

Poor hygiene has resulted in a spate of food poisoning cases; the ministry has therefore strengthened scrutiny on food from street vendors and larger enterprises.

The Steering Board on Food Hygiene and Safety in Hanoi said there are over 6,000 food processing firms in the capital city, but just over 2,500 companies have been granted certificates for food hygiene.

In related news, the Ministry of Health has given the green light to the Central Hue Hospital to conduct heart transplant surgery using an organ from brain-dead donors.

The hospital’s operation room is well equipped with state-of-the-art devices to monitor patients around-the-clock.

Vietnam conducted its first-ever liver transplants using an organ from a brain-dead donor at Viet Duc University Hospital’s in Hanoi last May for forty-six male patients from the northern province of Dien Bien, who are now in a stable condition.

The hospital also performed two kidney transplants with organs also taken from brain-dead donors. Although laws allow organ donation from people who are brain dead, it is difficult finding willing donors because many Vietnamese believe that the dead must be buried with all their organs in tact.

Source: SGGP

Vietnam among top ten of German investors’ destinations

In Uncategorized on December 4, 2008 at 2:31 pm

Berlin (VNA) – Vietnam has become potential and attractive market for German investors thanks to the country’s dynamic development, young, learning and diligent and skilled labour force, local media said.

The “German Wave” newspaper issued last weekend said 30 years after end of the war, Vietnam has become one of Asian economies gaining the highest economic growth. The country obtained an average annual growth rate of 8 percent with strong development of export with such main items as rice, coffee, tea, rubber and fish.

The paper attributed Vietnam ’s advantage for foreign investors as well as multi-nation companies to development of high tech zones and young labour force.

According to the paper, more German companies want to find niches in the Southeast Asian nation since Vietnam became an official member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in January, 2007.

More than 20 German economic missions visited Vietnam to inquire into the market in 2008. At present, some 250 German companies are operating in Vietnam , focusing on trade, production and services, Jan Noether from the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Vietnam , said. He added that German companies ranked Vietnam among top ten of their most attractive destinations for investment in the world.

However, the paper said, Vietnam should overcome difficulties and challenges to maintain high economic growth, promote infrastructure construction to catch up economic development and enhance vocational training to meet the current development and integration.-

Ten airports in Thailand to serve international flights

In Uncategorized on December 1, 2008 at 2:46 pm

Hanoi (VNA) – Ten of Thailand’s domestic airports nationwide are now ready to serve international commercial flights, after thousands of anti-government protesters occupied the country’s two main airports, virtually crippling the country’s air transport services.

Protesters from the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) besieged Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang airports, halting all inbound and outbound flights and stranding thousands of foreign and Thai travellers since November 25.

Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) director-general Chaisak Angsuwan was quoted by Thailand’s news agency (TNA) as saying that apart from U-Tapao International Airport, all airlines were encouraged to use other airports nationwide, including Chiang Mai, Phuket, Phitsanulok, Khon Kaen, Surat Thani, Hat Yai and Krabi airports as replacements for the two Bangkok airports.

Meanwhile, Air Chief Marshal Narongsak added that there were some 6,000 passengers stranded by the Suvarnabhumi closure.-

Landslide kills ten people in Indonesia

In Uncategorized on November 14, 2008 at 12:23 pm

Jakarta (VNA) – Ten people have been killed and seven others are still missing feared dead after a landslide triggered by heavy rain crushed parts of two villages in Indonesia on November 13, local media reported.

The landslide also destroyed 30 houses in the Cianjur district of West Java, local disaster response official Yadi Supriyadi was quoted by Indonesia’s Antara news agency as saying on November 14.

Some 200 residents and officials have been using hoes and crowbars to try to dig their neighbours and loved ones out of the rubble, the official said.

More sophisticated rescue equipment was on its way, Antara said. –