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Authorities set to turn Cam Ranh town into city

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:06 am

On December 23, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung signed decision No 65/NP-CP, turning Cam Ranh Town into a city, which is in the central province of Khanh Hoa.

                      Cam Ranh international airport

Cam Ranh has a population of around 130,000 households and covers an area of more than 30,000ha.


The city has a deep-water bay with many beautiful beaches and it is some 30km away from the coastal city of Nha Trang.


The Khanh Hoa People’s Committee has approved a planning project to develop Cam Ranh. This will start now until 2025.


In addition, Cam Ranh airport became an international airport with the opening of an official direct air route linking Cam Ranh and Vladivostock in Russia last December.


The national aviation sector invested more than VND200 billion in building a new terminal, air traffic control station, a modern runway lights and other facilities in Cam Ranh Airport. The capacity of the new terminal doubles the old one which was only capable of loading 300 passengers per hour.


Khanh Hoa has currently two big cities including Nha Trang and Cam Ranh, and a town called Ninh Hoa.

Source: SGGP

Southern region to turn cold

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 10:10 am

The Southern Regional Hydro Meteorological Center has said, the cold front from the north has spread into southern Vietnam and it is forecast that the weather will turn cold on December 17 and 18.

Ho Chi Minh City weather in the next few days will be cold due to a coming cold front from the north (Photo: Thanh Nien)

The mercury will drop to 18-20 Celsius degrees in Ho Chi Minh City and adjacent provinces of Dong Nai and Binh Phuoc.


Meanwhile, the cold front has caused medium to heavy rains and it is very cold in the northern region, according to the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center.


On Thursday morning, the northeasterly winds peaked categories 8-9, 62-88 kilometers an hour, in the Gulf of Tonkin. The seas were very rough.


Affected by the cold front, several places in central areas have also experienced medium to torrential rains. Northern mountainous provinces have suffered extreme cold and frost.


It will continue to affect coastal areas from Da Nang City to Binh Thuan Province, and then cover some portions in the Central Highlands and the southern regions.

Source: SGGP

Stocks turn unattractive

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 6:28 pm

Movements of VN-Index on October 12. (Photo: vietstock.vn)Vietnam’s benchmark VN-Index collapsed on October 12 as investors neglected to buy. Most blue-chip stocks went down.

The shares of 261 companies and five mutual funds listed on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange tumbled 1.09 percent, or 5 points, to close at 454.32 points.


Trading volume on the city bourse recovered from the lowest level this year to 28.57 million shares worth VND686 billion, an increase of 20 percent in volume and 7 percent in value over the previous day.


Of the index, 30 stocks advanced, 185 dropped, while 51 remained unchanged.


Ocean Group Joint Stock Company (OGC), which saw 1.46 million shares changing hands, was the most active shares in volume today.


It was followed by Saigon Thuong Tin Commercial Bank or Sacombank (STB) with 1.35 million shares.


Investment and Trading of Real Estate Joint Stock Company (ITC) came next with 929,510 shares traded.


From October 13 to December 13, Nguyen Thi Lang, member of the Board of Supervision of Investment and Trading of Real Estate Joint Stock Company (ITC), registered to sell 58,992 shares, reducing her holdings to 53,547 shares, accounting for 0.077 percent of the company’s chartered capital, for her family’s expenses.


The Hanoi-based Information and Networking Technology Joint Stock Company (CMT) plunged 4.97 percent to VND28,700.


Dat Xanh Real Estate Service & Constructions Corporation (DXG) trimmed 4.84 percent to VND29,500.


Saigon Telecommunication & Technologies Corporation (SGT) declined the fourth day, contracting 4.73 percent to VND14,100.


AgriBank Securities Joint Stock Corporation (AGR) reversed previous loss of 3.31 percent, adding 4.27 percent to trade at VND12,200.


From October 18 to December 18, Ha Huy Toan, chairman of AgriBank Securities Joint Stock Corporation (AGR), registered to buy 200,000 shares to increase his holdings to 752,562 shares, accounting for 0.355 percent of the company’s chartered capital.


Transforwarding Warehousing Joint Stock Corporation (TMS) gained 3.75 percent to VND33,200.


South Vietnam Container Shipping Joint Stock Company (VSG) surged 3.7 percent to VND8,400.


The northern bourse fell for four consecutive trading sessions, losing 1.45 points, or 1.2 percent, to finish at 119.81 points. Liquidity improved by 20 percent over the previous session to 23 million shares, worth VND526 billion.


The UPCoM-Index slid 0.24 points to 44.31. A total of 100,000 shares changed hands at VND1.3 billion as of 11:15 am local time.

Source: SGGP

Patients turn blind after eye surgery

In Uncategorized on June 5, 2010 at 10:30 am

The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health June 4 liaised with the city Eye Hospital about 22 patients going blind after undergoing cataract surgeries.


The Eye Hospital carried out eye operations on the 22 patients.  However, all patients have returned to hospital because the surgeries left them blind. Since, seven patients have been discharged from the hospital, but the rest remain, still unable to see.

Patient Huynh Thuc Sung (pictured) from the southern province of Dong Nai can not see after eye surgery at the Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital( Photo: SGGP)

According to Dr. Lam Kim Phung, the Eye Hospital’s deputy director, tests of equipment samples and drugs showed that were Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria (pink-red rods) present in the gram-stained of trypan blue.


The agent is a surgical aid used to stain the retinal membrane during cataract ophthalmologic surgeries.


The Indian Khosla Pharmaceutical Compny makes the drug. Dr. Phung said the hospital opted for an Indian-made drug because the pharmaceutical company won the bidding.


According to foreign experts, the blue dye is intended for use in the process known as phacoemulsification and the hospital claims the Ministry of Health approved the use of the dye in eye operations.


In addition, the hospital’s scientific council had a meeting to examine the operation procedures, concluding that everything was conducted properly.


The Department of Health June 4 ordered the hospital to stop using the blue dye at medical clinics in the city.

Source: SGGP