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Soc Trang poor patients get free eye surgery

In Uncategorized on January 12, 2011 at 7:13 am

Ophthalmology doctors from Ho Chi Minh City have provided free eye operations to some 200 disadvantaged patients in the Mekong delta province of Soc Trang.

From January 9 to January 10, ophthalmologists from Nguyen Trai Hospital conducted free eye surgery for 200 poor people, who suffered from cataract diseases. The operations were performed at the General Hospital of Long Phu District and the province’s Eye Center.

The Sai Gon Giai Phong newspaper management and the Sponsoring Associations for Poor Patients in the city covered the cost of the operations, which was around VND160 million.

In addition, benefactors and enterprises through the Xuan Nhan Ai (Charitable Spring) program raise money for the operations. The Vietnam News Agency office in the Mekong delta, from the city of Can Tho, also gave patients gifts worth VND300,000.

Source: SGGP

Miss Earth tours in Nha Trang

In Uncategorized on November 7, 2010 at 1:54 pm

Nha Trang hosts International Half Marathon Races 2010

In Uncategorized on October 24, 2010 at 7:53 pm

Nha Trang hosts International Half Marathon Races 2010

QĐND – Sunday, October 24, 2010, 20:1 (GMT+7)

The second international half marathon competition was held in Nha Trang city on October 24 as part of “Japan Culture Days in Nha Trang-Khanh Hoa”.

More than 230 athletes from Vietnam, Japan and other countries around the world took part in the event and competed in the women’s and men’s 5km, 10km and 21km events. A delegation from Khanh Hoa province took the lead in all the events.

This year’s competition strengthened fine relations between Vietnam and Japan and offered a good opportunity to promote Nha Thang –Khanh Hoa to international friends.

The event was co-organised by the Japanese General Consulate in HCM City and the central province of Khanh Hoa.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Japan Film Week in Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 2:47 pm

A week of Japanese films delivering a better appreciation of contemporary Japanese culture to Vietnamese audiences will take place in Ho Chi Minh City and the coastal city of Nha Trang in October.

                     Poster of the Japanese film week

Eight films (Vietnamese voice-over, English subtitle) including “Happy Flight”, “Rashomon”, “Tony Takitani”, “Kamikaze Girls”, “Sansho the Bailiff”, “5 centimetres per second” catoon, “Yunagi City, Sakura Country” and “Memories of Tomorrow” will be screened free at BHD Star Cinema in Ho Chi Minh City from October 8 to14 and a cinema at 10 Hoang Hoa Tham Street in Nha Trang from October 22-24.

With the support of the Japanese Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City and the Japan Foundation, the film show aims to open communication and the exchange of ideas between Japan and Vietnam.

Tickets are available at the Consulate General of Japan at 13 – 17, Nguyen Hue Street, District 1 in Ho Chi Minh City and 10 Hoang Hoa Tham Street in Nha Trang.

Source: SGGP

Remembering old Nha Trang

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 at 4:01 am

Remembering old Nha Trang

QĐND – Friday, September 10, 2010, 20:48 (GMT+7)

The central coastal city of Nha Trang has long been famed for its beautiful palm-fringed beach, breath-taking vistas and succulent seafood. But if you’re bored with lazy days by the beach, Nha Trang Xua (Old Nha Trang) is the place for you.

It’s hard to believe the resort, which occupies 2ha in Thong Thai Village at the foot of Giang Huong Mountain , is just 3km from the chaotic city centre.

The resort has 11 bungalows nestling in a field of rice. The air is scented with the sweet smell of lotus flowers, and a gentle breeze wafts your cares away.

The resort is owned by Truong Dinh Ngoc Yen, a Nha Trang-born woman, who loves peace and quiet.

“I used to spend a lot of time living with my grandma in the village when I was a child,” she says.

“Later, I went to university in Nha Trang, before opening a business in the bustling city. However, I always longed for the peaceful atmosphere that I remembered from my childhood.

“I love seeing small birds pecking at food on the ground. I have always dreamt of building a small secluded garden like my mum’s. My childhood is full of fond memories.”

She followed her dreams and bought a small plot of land which she turned into a picturesque garden.

Visiting friends urged her to open the garden to the public, so she established Nha Trang Xua in 2009.

In the beginning it was just a small garden and a food court. But even then, about 200 people would visit daily – three times that number on the weekends.

To create a local atmosphere, Yen has bought plants native to the area to her garden. There are also vegetables, fruit trees and herbs.

“The resort reminds me a lot of my grandparents’ house in Vinh Phuong Village 30 years ago,” says local resident Huynh Phuong.

“Every corner of the resort is a reflection of different parts of Nha Trang in days gone by. The wet yin-yang roofed house in the middle of the garden, the pond, the mossy brick path.”

Yen has relocated houses dating back 100 to 300 years to the resort, which now comprises 11 houses; a food court capable of accommodating 250 diners; a food centre for package tourists and formal functions, which has a capacity of 700 guests; and a seven-room hotel.

The restaurants offers more than 100 traditional local dishes, which are served authentically.

“The resort is unique, local but professionally run,” says Bui Minh Thang, director of Phuong Thang Tourism Company. “Nha Trang lacks places like this. It gives visitors an incite into local culture.”

However, Thang says the owner should advertise the place better to foreign visitors and provide better car-parking facilities.

But these shortcomings do not put off Beth Keyser from Australia .

“I like the small cosy and nature-friendly atmosphere of the resort,” she says. “I have stayed in similar places in Thailand , but here, I feel like I’m experiencing Vietnamese life as it was in the early 19th century. All the furniture inside the old house is authentic.”

Yen says she wants visitors to feel like they are in a time warp.

“I want visitors to see a different world, to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and return to the old peaceful days when people had time for one another. I want people to hear birds singing in the morning, smell the scent of flowers and discover themselves, something that can only happen in a place of quietness and harmony,” she says.

Lovely as the resort is, Yen is not happy – she has expansionist plans.

“I want to relocate more old houses so that I can host wedding parties. I love to imagine a wedding procession proceeding down the path in a field of mature rice,” she sighs.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Nha Trang hotels slash rates to attract tourists

In Uncategorized on August 14, 2010 at 3:25 pm

Nha Trang hotels slash rates to attract tourists

QĐND – Saturday, August 14, 2010, 20:52 (GMT+7)

Hotels in Khanh Hoa Province, home of the world-renowned Nha Trang Bay, are offering discounts of up to 50 percent to attract tourists.

The province’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism has said the discounts are aimed at enabling the tourism sector to achieve its target of attracting 1.76 million visitors and earning VND1.75 trillion (US$92.2 million) this year.

The five-star Evason Ana Mandara & Six Senses Spa in Nha Trang is offering discounts of 10 to 50 percent between May 1 and December 31.

The Sunrise Nha Trang Beach Hotel & Spa also has a promotion offering free stays for guests staying three days and longer between May 1 and September 30.

Other three- to five-star hotels like the Nha Trang Lodge Hotel, Liberty Hotel, Hai Yen Hotel, and Vinpearl Land Resort & Spa Nha Trang are offering discounts of 10 to 30 percent.

Khanh Hoa has more than 400 hotels, resorts, and guest houses, almost all of them in Nha Trang, which is home to one of the world’s most beautiful bays.

It has 20 hotels rated three-star and above with a total of 2,450 rooms.

The city has attracted around 500,000 visitors this year, with the tourism industry earning VND500 billion (US$26.5 million).


Source: QDND

Soc Trang province to get pediatrics hospital

In Uncategorized on June 7, 2010 at 2:37 pm

Soc Trang province to get pediatrics hospital

QĐND – Monday, June 07, 2010, 20:58 (GMT+7)

The construction of a 400-bed pediatrics hospital kicked off in SocTrangCity in the Mekong Delta province of the same name on June 7.

Party Politburo member and permanent member of Party Central Committee Secretariat Truong Tan Sang attended the ground breaking ceremony.

The 830 billion VND complex which includes a 15-storey main building will take four years to complete.

This is the second specialist hospital in the province, the first being the Soc Trang Lungs and Tuberculosis Hospital, which has been operating for three years already.

The Chairman of the Soc Trang Provincial People’s Committee, Huynh Thanh Hiep, asked the investors and contractors to ensure the quality of the project and make sure it remains on schedule. He also instructed the medical sector to train up paediatric medical staff in the use of modern equipment.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

US military supports HIV/AIDS program in Nha Trang

In Uncategorized on June 4, 2010 at 10:24 am

A new HIV/AIDS program opened in Nha Trang on June 2 as part of a cooperation program between the militaries of the United States and Vietnam.

Located at Hospital 87 in the central province of Khanh Hoa, the Blood Safety Center receives technical and financial support from the U.S. Department of Defense through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

Lieutenant General Chu Tien Cuong (4, L) and Rear Admiral Michael H. Anderson (2,R) cut the ribbon to open the program (Photo: QDND)

The center will provide safe blood products and voluntary counseling and testing services to both civilian and military populations from Khanh Hoa and neighboring provinces.

Rear Admiral Michael H. Anderson, U.S. Navy Surgeon General from the Pacific Command, and Lieutenant General Chu Tien Cuong, Director of the Military Medicine Department, Vietnam Ministry of Defense, cut the ribbon to open the program.

“PEPFAR currently supports five Blood Safety centers throughout our country’s military medical system. Together we collect and produce tens of thousands of safe blood units, and we’ve been able to provide a better overall quality of care,” said Lieutenant General Chu Tien Cuong at the ceremony.

Rear Admiral Michael H. Anderson said blood donation was “the gift of life.”

“There is nothing more honorable than giving of one’s self to improve the health and well-being of someone else,” he said.

He said the collaborative efforts between the U.S Department of Defense and the Vietnam Military Medical Department had been highly successful so far.

“Together we can feel gratified that we have made the Vietnam military HIV/AIDS program a model program that other programs in the Pacific area can emulate.”

Since 2004, the United States has provided over $400 million for comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention, care, treatment and support programs across Vietnam through PEPFAR.

Source: SGGP

Jestar Pacific resumes flights between Hanoi and Nha Trang

In Uncategorized on May 27, 2010 at 5:17 pm

Nha Trang seeks to lure more int’l visitors

In Uncategorized on May 27, 2010 at 9:06 am