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Thu Thiem Tunnel three weeks from completion

In Uncategorized on August 6, 2010 at 3:20 pm




Thu Thiem Tunnel three weeks from completion


QĐND – Friday, August 06, 2010, 20:44 (GMT+7)

Work on the Thu Thiem Tunnel beneath the Sai Gon River has entered the home stretch and is likely to be completed next month.


The East – West Highway and Water Environment Project Management Board and Japanese contractor Obayashi began pouring concrete to connect the fourth section with the final section on the District 1 side.


A ceremony was held for the purpose on Wednesday and it was attended by the HCM City Party Committee Secretary Le Thanh Hai, HCM City People’s Committee Chairman Le Hoang Quan, and Party Committee Deputy Secretary Nguyen Van Dua.


The head of the board, Luong Minh Phuc, said the first four sections had been properly installed.


The fourth section was sunk in the river on June 5 after being delivered from Nhon Trach district in neighbouring Dong Nai province, where all the sections had been fabricated.


The tunnel is expected to be completed on September 2, the National Day, and connected with the completed East – West Highway next January.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND

Nguyen Tai Thu re-elected president of acupuncture association

In Uncategorized on April 7, 2010 at 4:06 pm




Nguyen Tai Thu re-elected president of acupuncture association


QĐND – Wednesday, April 07, 2010, 21:30 (GMT+7)

The Vietnam Acupuncture Association (VAA) held its 7th congress in Hanoi on April 7 to devise working activities for the 2010-2015 period.


The 116 member association re-elected professor Nguyen Tai Thu to be its president and seven others vice presidents.


During the past 6 terms, the association has achieved significant results and helped to cure common diseases, such as paralysis, amblyopis, deaf-muteness and has also carried out drug detoxification. It has provided free medical check-ups to poor people and disabled children and sent doctors to local clinics.


Over the past 30 years, many countries in the world, such as Sweden, Spain, Italy and France have sent their doctors to learn acupuncture from the association.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

First Thu Thiem tunnel section to be towed tomorrow

In Politics-Society on March 8, 2010 at 2:35 am




First Thu Thiem tunnel section to be towed tomorrow


QĐND – Saturday, March 06, 2010, 20:34 (GMT+7)

A rehearsal of the first section of the Thu Thiem Tunnel being towed from Dong Nai Province to Ho Chi Minh City will be carried out today, said the East-West Highway and Water Environment Project Management Board.


The rehearsal is a preparation for towing the section from the province’s Nhon Trach District through Sai Gon River to the construction site in District 1 tomorrow, said Luong Minh Phuc, director of the Project Management Board.


The section, which is 92.4m long, 33.3m wide, 9.1m high and weighs 25,000 tons, is one of the four for the tunnel, he said.


The project contractor will use four tugboats to drag the section 22km along the waterway with an extra tug boat to follow in reserve.


The towboats will depart at 7am, and take about six hours to deliver the section with a maximum speed of 5.5 km per hour.


For safety reasons, all vessels will be banned from traveling on Sai Gon River from 7am on Sunday to midnight on Monday, March 8.


The section will be installed on Monday, and another three sections will be towed and installed in April, May and June.


The tunnel, which is part of the East-West Highway and Water Environment Project, is expected to be completed next year, linking inner HCM City to District 2.


Source: VietNamNet/SGGP


Source: QDND