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Tens of thousands of people mourn for Pro. Tran Van Giau

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:05 am

Party and State officials and tens of thousands of people mourned over scholar and revolutionary veteran Tran Van Giau during the state-level funeral ceremonies for the veteran.

President Nguyen Minh Triet burns incense to commemorate Professor Tran Van Giau during the state level funeral ceremonies for the veteran in Ho Chi Minh City on Dec. 23, 2010. (Photo: SGGP)

In his infinite grief, President Nguyen Minh Triet wrote in the funeral record that Comrade Tran Van Giau was an elite son of the Bulwark South, a talent leader, an erudite intellectual and scientist, loyal Communist.


His name and career are very big and delight forever, he wrote.


Deputy Chairman of the Vietnam National Assembly Nguyen Duc Kien wrote that Professor Tran Van Giau was a bright example for generations.


Thousands of his students from corners of the country came to burn incense to commemorate the professor who devoted his entire life to human resource building.


The solemn memorial service for Professor Tran Van Giau will be held at 7AM Dec 25, 2010. Then the professor will be laid to rest in his home town in Mekong Delta Province of Long An.


A statement by Russian General Consul in HCM City Anatoli Vasilievich Borovik said Russia would always remember excellent elite son of the Vietnamese people, Tran Van Giau, who had made important contributions to Russian and had helped to developing relations between the two countries.


Professor Tran Van Giau, who has made great contributions to the country’s southern resistance and liberation, is widely known among social science circles for his knowledge.


Born on September 11, 1911 in the southern province of Long An, he was recognised as a Labour Hero and People’s Teacher.


The teacher of many leading researchers and historians in Viet Nam received many awards and titles, including Ho Chi Minh Order, First-class; Independence Order; Labour Hero; People’s Teacher and Ho Chi Minh Award.



 

Source: SGGP

One more of sunken Van Don 02 saved, 11 still missing

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:04 am

Another man from the cargo vessel Van Don 02, which sank on the southern part of East Sea on December 28, has been saved. This now takes the rescued crewmembers to 12. However, another 11 people from the ship are still missing.

Van Dong Port in northern province of Quang Ninh.

Do Thanh Tu, 26, from Hai Phong City was saved by fishing boat number 95690 on December 29, said Do Trieu Quang, the owner of the Van Don 02.


Mr Quang, director of the Quang Ninh Sea Transport, Import and Export Joint Stock Company, also added that Tu’s health is still rather weak.


Earlier on December 28, 11 members of the vessel were saved by two fishing boats from the southern province of Kien Giang.


Pham Xuan Thuy, deputy director of the company said that the sinking incident might have been caused by a tornado, triggered by a low-pressure system.


The remaining crewmembers that were lost at sea have been identified and they are mainly from Quang Ninh, Hai Phong, Thai Binh, Ha Noi and Ha Nam.


Related article:
Vietnamese ship sinks in East Sea, 12 missing

Source: SGGP

Ha Giang receives UNESCO certification on Dong Van Plateau

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:58 am

A ceremony to receive UNESCO recognition of Dong Van Stone Plateau as a member of the Global Network of National Geoparks (GGN) was held in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang on Dec. 1.

The ceremony of recognition of Dong Van Stone Plateau as a member of the Global Network of National Geoparks is organized in Ha Giang province on December 1.

The chief Representative of the UNESCO Office in Hanoi , Katherine Muller Marin and Secretary General of UNESCO Vietnam National Committee Pham Sanh Chau, handed over the UNESCO certificate to Ha Giang province.


Addressing the ceremony, Secretary General of UNESCO Vietnam National Committee Chau said that the success of Dong Van Stone Plateau Geological Park is the result of pure determination to create Vietnam ’s first geological park in Ha Giang.


Chau also highlighted the selection of a geological park development model by Ha Giang People’s Committee to eradicate hunger, reduce poverty and step up socio-economic development.


The plateau is Vietnam ’s first pilot model of a geological park for the future and this will promote Vietnam ’s image around the world, said Chau.


It will help eliminate hunger and reduce poverty for more than 250,000 local people on the plateau, he added.


Dong Van Stone Plateau was recognised as GGN member on October 3, 2010. The plateau has now become Vietnam ’s first geological park and only the second geological park in Southeast Asia, after the Langkawi Geological Park in Malaysia .


Dong Van, which has remained untouched for hundreds of millions of years, has mammoth rocks spread over the four districts of Quan Ba, Yen Minh, Meo Vac, and Dong Van, and is 1,000m above sea level.


The plateau is 80 percent limestone and has the fossils of thousands of species of prehistoric creatures from 400-600 million years ago.


It is also home to several cultures that have sprung up over the centuries. The 574 sq.km plateau now houses 250,000 people belonging to 17 different ethnic groups.

Source: SGGP

Showroom to remember late Prime Minister Vo Van Kiet unveiled

In Uncategorized on November 25, 2010 at 5:19 pm




Showroom to remember late Prime Minister Vo Van Kiet unveiled


QĐND – Thursday, November 25, 2010, 20:59 (GMT+7)

On November 23rd, the Vinh Long Provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism held a workshop on the late Prime Minister Vo Van Kiet to unveil a showroom to remember him.


According to the Vinh Long Provincial Museum’s plan, the commemoration house of the late PM will show people his homeland photos, his initial revolutionary career, Vo Van Kiet and the youth volunteer movement, Vo Van Kiet and artists, Vo Van Kiet and national major structures, and Vo Van Kiet and the Mekong River Delta, to name a few.


It is expected that the showroom will be opened for the public on November 23rd, 2012 on the occasion of his 90th birthday.


Source: LDO


Translated by Van Hieu


Source: QDND

Pham Van Mach attends world champs

In Uncategorized on October 29, 2010 at 4:46 pm




Pham Van Mach attends world champs


QĐND – Friday, October 29, 2010, 23:19 (GMT+7)

Bodybuilder Pham Van Mach and his coach Huynh Anh have left for India to attend the 2010 World Bodybuilding Championships, scheduled to take place from October 30-31.


Mach hopes to preserve his championship title in this competition. 


He will then attend the second annual 2010 Asian Beach Games in December and hopes to win gold for Vietnam’s team.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

No injury reported in two accidents inside Hai Van Tunnel

In Uncategorized on August 19, 2010 at 11:21 am

No injury was reported in a lorry flame and a truck turnover as they went through the Hai Van Tunnel between Hue and Danang City Wednesday.

Entrance to Hai Van Tunnel (Photo: Q. Vu)

A lorry while going through the tunnel at 7AM blazed inside the tunnel. Hai Van Road Tunnel Management and Developing Company and firefighters of the central city of Da Nang arrived on the scene to extinguish the fire but the incident has caused traffic congestion in 20 minutes in the tunnel.


According to police, the accident happened may be due to electric fire risk.


Before the accident, a truck transporting over 30 tons beers from Hue to Da Nang had turned over suddenly when it passed through the tunnel, barricading the entrance into the tunnel.


It resulted in an enormous traffic jam all along the tunnel in 14 hours.


The truck was at last moved away the tunnel by the rescue crews and traffic flow again.

Source: SGGP

Exhibition remembers Party Secretary General Nguyen Van Linh

In Uncategorized on July 17, 2010 at 4:52 pm




Exhibition remembers Party Secretary General Nguyen Van Linh


QĐND – Friday, July 16, 2010, 21:22 (GMT+7)

An exhibition on late Party Secretary General Nguyen Van Linh is being held at the Ho Chi Minh City Exhibition House from now until July 20 to celebrate his 95th birthday (July 1, 1915-2010).


The display titled “Nguyen Van Linh- virtuous and creative communist” introduces to viewers 90 photos and many important documents about late Party Secretary General Nguyen Van Linh during wartime and the renewal process.


Revolutionary soldier Nguyen Van Linh was one of late Present Ho Chi Minh’s most excellent students.


The Vietnamese people, the Party, armed forces, as well as international friends considered the late Party Secretary to be a prestigious leader.


The late Party Secretary General whose real name was Nguyen Van Cuc (or Muoi Cuc) was born in the northern province of Hung Yen. He lived and worked in the all three Vietnamese regions: North, Central and South.


He spent half of his life living and working in the South.


He was elected General Secretary at the Sixth National Party Congress in December 1986.


“Pictures of the late Party Secretary General Nguyen Van Linh bring me back memories of him. He always took care of comrades in the work and living,” said the former head of the HCM City board for Vietnamese of Chinese origin affairs, Nghi Doan.


“The display gives a comprehensive view of the late Party Secretary General and a chance for young people to gain a deep knowledge of history and revolutionary soldiers,” said Ha My, 22, in District 8.


The exhibition was co-organized by the HCMC Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism and the HCMC Museum.


Source: SGGP


Source: QDND

Exhibition remembers Party Secretary General Nguyen Van Linh

In Uncategorized on July 16, 2010 at 8:48 am

An exhibition on late Party Secretary General Nguyen Van Linh is being held at the Ho Chi Minh City Exhibition House from now until July 20 to celebrate his 95th birthday (July 1, 1915-2010).

City’s leaders contemplate photos and documents of the late Party Secretary General Nguyen Van Linh in the exhibition.  (Photo: Sggp)

The display titled “Nguyen Van Linh- virtuous and creative communist” introduces to viewers 90 photos and many important documents about late Party Secretary General Nguyen Van Linh during wartime and the renewal process.

Revolutionary soldier Nguyen Van Linh was one of late Present Ho Chi Minh’s most excellent students.

The Vietnamese people, the Party, armed forces, as well as international friends considered the late Party Secretary to be a prestigious leader.

The late Party Secretary General whose real name was Nguyen Van Cuc (or Muoi Cuc) was born in the northern province of Hung Yen. He lived and worked in the all three Vietnamese regions: North, Central and South.


He spent half of his life living and working in the South.

He was elected General Secretary at the Sixth National Party Congress in December 1986.

“Pictures of the late Party Secretary General Nguyen Van Linh bring me back memories of him. He always took care of comrades in the work and living,” said the former head of the HCM City board for Vietnamese of Chinese origin affairs, Nghi Doan.

“The display gives a comprehensive view of the late Party Secretary General and a chance for young people to gain a deep knowledge of history and revolutionary soldiers,” said Ha My, 22, in District 8.

The exhibition was co-organized by the HCMC Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism and the HCMC Museum.

Source: SGGP

Late Prime Minister Vo Van Kiet lives again in new biography

In Uncategorized on June 22, 2010 at 8:34 am

A new biography on late Prime Minister Vo Van Kiet hit the shelves June 16, two years after his death on June 11, 2008.

A photo of the late PM Vo Van Kiet and his grandchild is introduced to the public for the first time in the book.

The book, titled “The Firelighter,” is a comprehensive portrait of the leader who was Prime Minister of Vietnam from 1991 to 1997 and helped Vietnam open its doors to the world.

The book is divided into four parts. The first chapter is titled “Vo Van Kiet’s Itinerary,” featuring major events in the life of the late Prime Minister.

The second part is entitled “Vo Van Kiet’s Energy” and includes stories and remarks by national leaders likely Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, Hanoi Party Committee Secretary Pham Quang Nghi, and former deputy Prime Minster and Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Manh Cam.

The dignitaries relate stories about Mr.Kiet’s important decisions and breakthroughs in developing the economy of the Mekong Delta and central region. They also wax poetic about the way Kiet handled the expansion of diplomatic relations.

“A People of Many People” chronicle’s Kiet’s daily activities and his family mainly through pictures. There are also stories about his interest in the Voluntary Youth Force.

The last chapter of the book, published by Youth Publishing House, consists of the late prime minister’s writings about national unity and the Vietnamese Communist Party.

Source: SGGP

Van Phong ideal location for maritime economy

In Uncategorized on June 10, 2010 at 3:41 pm




Van Phong ideal location for maritime economy


QĐND – Thursday, June 10, 2010, 20:59 (GMT+7)


Located on Vietnam’s east coast and close to international shipping lanes, the Van Phong economic zone is ideally suited for development of a deepwater port, a container transit port and an international oil transit port. 

The Van Phong bay stretches out 150,000 ha, including 70,000 ha of land and 80,000 ha of water at a depth of between 20-40 metres. It is also convenient for all kinds of transport services including road, rail, air and sea. 
The area is abundant with nature and has a rich ecological diversity, beautiful views and a temperate climate, making it the ideal location for a maritime economic complex. 


The four year-old economic zone has so far attracted 86 investment projects, with a total capital of over US$15.2 billion, of which foreign investors make up 28 percent of the projects and over 87 percent of the investment. 


Despite the global economic crisis, Van Phong has managed to keep its major projects on schedule since late 2009 while ensuring the quality of the projects such as the Ninh Thuy nix treatment plan, the Van Phong bonded petroleum warehouse and the Ninh Thuy cement distribution centre that has an annual output of 500,000 tonnes. 


The Van Phong international transit port, a key infrastructure project with an investment of over VND6.1 trillion (US$323.3 million), is also well on its way to completion. 


In addition, several other projects are taking steps to get their investments licensed such as the Van Phong thermal electricity project capitalised at US$3.8 billion by the Sumitomo Group and the Van Phong oil refinery with an investment of US$4.8 billion by the Petrolimex Group in a joint venture with foreign partners. 


Hoang Dinh Phi, Deputy Head of the Van Phong Economic Zone Management Board, said the Prime Minister has allowed the economic zone to offer more incentives to investors in the years to come, especially those who are interested in developing the local infrastructure.


The management board estimates that the economic zone will need VND15 trillion from now until 2015 to develop its infrastructure, including electricity and water supplies, traffic systems and resettlement of local residents. 


In 2006, the Prime Minister decided that the Van Phong Economic Zone should be developed into a multi-industrial and multi-service economic complex, focusing on industry, tourism, services and aquaculture. Its population is expected to hit 400,000 by 2020, including 275,000 in urban areas.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND