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HCMC welcomes its three-millionth visitor

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

HCMC welcomes its three-millionth visitor

QĐND – Wednesday, December 22, 2010, 20:34 (GMT+7)

Ho Chi Minh City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the national flag carrier, Vietnam Airlines (VNA), yesterday received the three-millionth visitor to Ho Chi Minh City.

Ms Nguyen Thi Hong, Deputy-Chairwoman of the City People’s Committee presented flowers to Nina Fedorova, the lucky visitor from Russia, at Tan Son Nhat International Airport.

The Vietnam National Tourism Administration and VNA are expected to welcome the five-millionth visitor to Vietnam tomorrow, marking the record number of tourists to Vietnam.

Tourist agencies in Ho Chi Minh City have been popularising the potential of Vietnam tourism in new, far and promising markets, such as Northern Europe, Russia and Australia.

La Quoc Khanh, Deputy-Head of HCMC Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said that HCMC will participate in the Matka International Tourism Fair, the biggest in Northern Europe, to be held in Helsinki, Finland, in January, 2011, to further popularise Vietnam Tourism’s potential.

According to HCMC Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the City expects to receive a total of 3.1 million visitors, up 20% compared to the figure for 2009. The turnover from tourism is estimated to reach VND 41,000 billion.

Source: TT

Translated by Mai Huong

Source: QDND

State Vice President welcomes Lao students

In Uncategorized on November 24, 2010 at 6:19 am

State Vice President welcomes Lao students

QĐND – Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 20:54 (GMT+7)

State Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan on November 22 received a delegation of 19 former Lao students who had studied and undertaken research in Vietnam.

The Vice State President applauded the visit, which took place on the occasion of Vietnam Teachers’ Day (November 20), saying that it revealed the former Lao students’ deep sentiments towards their Vietnamese teachers.

Mrs. Doan thanked the Lao Party, State and people for their valuable support for Vietnam during the struggle for national independence in the past as well as the current national construction and defence.

She said she was pleased with the fact that the former Lao students are now holding important positions in various fields in their country.

The former Lao students’ successes are significant gifts for Vietnamese teachers, she said, adding that they also act as a bridge for strengthening the Vietnam-Lao special friendship and comprehensive cooperation.

On behalf of the former students, Somkot Mangnomek, Party Committee Secretary and Mayor of Xieng Khouang province, expressed thanks to the Vietnamese Party, State and people for training thousands of Lao students, a remarkable human resource for the development of the Lao country.

The former Lao students said they were moved to return to Vietnam, which is considered their second homeland, by their unforgettable memories of Vietnamese teachers and friends.

They affirmed that whatever positions they hold, they would always look towards Vietnam, wherever they had lived and studied, and would try their best to foster the special friendship and solidarity between Vietnam and Laos.

On the occasion, State Vice President Doan presented the Friendship Order offered by State President Nguyen Minh Triet to Somkot Mangnomek for his important contributions to consolidating and developing Vietnam-Laos ties.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

VN welcomes Bulgarian investment

In Uncategorized on November 19, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Deputy PM welcomes ITAR-TASS delegation

In Uncategorized on October 30, 2010 at 2:10 pm

Deputy PM welcomes ITAR-TASS delegation

QĐND – Saturday, October 30, 2010, 20:57 (GMT+7)

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan received a visiting delegation from the Russian news agency ITAR-TASS led by First Deputy General Director M.V. Kalmycov in Hanoi on October 29.

The ITAR-TASS delegation is on a working visit to Vietnam from October 23-31 at the invitation of the Vietnam News Agency (VNA).

At the reception, Deputy PM Nhan affirmed that the Vietnamese people and he himself always extend the best sentiments towards the land and people of Russia.

At present, Russia is home to more than 5,000 Vietnamese students and thousands of Vietnamese officials are fluent in Russian language, he said, adding that this is a vivid manifestation of the long-term traditional relationship that has been fostered by the two countries’ leaders and people over the past 80 years.

The Deputy PM also reviewed the good cooperation between the two countries in various areas, including the Petersburg University’s assistance for Vietnam to build an e-library for university education in 2009.

During President Medvedev’s upcoming visit to Vietnam, the two sides are expected to sign an agreement in which Russia will help Vietnam build its first nuclear power plant, he said.

Nhan said that Vietnam pays attention to scientific development during its industrialisation and modernisation process. Therefore, the country wants the Russian Academy of Sciences to become an important strategic partner of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology.

He said he was pleased with the closer and more effective cooperation between ITAR-TASS and VNA in recent years, expressing his belief that this cooperation will further develop in the future.

He also suggested that the two news agencies annually issue several joint publications highlighting the ten most important events of each country to strengthen mutual understanding between the two peoples.

For his part, Kalmycov said that he will try his best to realise the Deputy PM’s proposals, adding that ITAR-TASS and VNA have been implementing well a cooperation agreement that they signed in 2008.

During his stay in Vietnam, the ITAR-TASS First Deputy General Director interviewed State President Nguyen Minh Triet on the long-lasting traditional friendship and strategic partnership between Vietnam and Russia.

State President Triet said that a task set for the two countries in the future is how to make their strategic partnership and comprehensive cooperation more practical and effective, meeting the interests and aspiration of the two peoples.

At first, the two countries should speed up the implementation of strategic cooperation projects, including projects on oil and gas exploration and exploitation in Vietnam, Russia and third countries, building nuclear power plants in Vietnam and establishing the Vietnam-Russia Technological University, he said.

Vietnam and Russia should also expand their cooperation to new areas such as telecommunications and banking.

Earlier on the day, the ITAR-TASS delegation held talks with VNA General Director Tran Mai Huong during which the two sides exchanged views on the implementation of their cooperation agreement and discussed ways to expand cooperation in the new situation.

ITAR-TASS First Deputy General Director Kalmykov will attend and cut the ribbon to open a photo exhibition themed “A Glimpse of Russia” in Hanoi co-organised by VNA, ITAR-TASS and the Russian Embassy in Vietnam.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

HCMC welcomes 400,000 foreign visitors

In Uncategorized on October 27, 2010 at 2:40 pm

HCMC welcomes 400,000 foreign visitors

QĐND – Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 20:41 (GMT+7)

Ho Chi Minh City is expected to receive about 400,000 international visitors in October, up by 50% compared to the same period last year and 130,000 foreign tourists compared to the last month’s figure, according to the city’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Most of the 320,000 visitors to HCMC in this month, travelled by air.

In the first 10 months of this year, HCMC welcomed 2.6 million foreign visitors, up by 25% compared to last year’s figure.

The city hopes to receive the 3,000,000th international tourist at the end of this year by organising a lot of interesting activities for visitors.

The city’s tourism sector is focusing on developing river tourism, organising art performance programs and completing the program “Ho Chi Minh City and its 100 interesting things”.

Source: HNM

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND

HCMC welcomes more than 1.6 million tourists

In Uncategorized on August 7, 2010 at 3:22 pm

HCMC welcomes more than 1.6 million tourists

QĐND – Saturday, August 07, 2010, 22:7 (GMT+7)

PANO – In the first seven months of this year, Ho Chi Minh City received 1.7 million tourists, including 188,000 foreigners, an increase of 13% compared to the same period last year, accounting for 60% of this year’s target, according to the HCMC’s Culture, Sports and Tourism Department.

HCMC attracted foreign tourists, mainly from the US – the city’s key tourist market, as well as Japan, South Korea, Australia, China, France, Singapore, Malaysia and Canada.

In all, 2.91 million foreign tourists, mainly for holiday and tourism, visited Vietnam in the first seven months.

In particular, the number of Chinese tourists increased by 95.6%, followed by Thais and South Koreans.

Most of the foreign tourists to Vietnam chose eco-tourism or tours to explore Vietnamese culture.

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND

President welcomes Saudi Arabia businesses

In Uncategorized on July 28, 2010 at 7:17 pm

President welcomes Saudi Arabia businesses

QĐND – Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 21:24 (GMT+7)

State President Nguyen Minh Triet has welcomed the current visit by Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, and entrepreneurs accompanying him, as a major contribution to bilateral relations.

In his meeting with the Prince, Triet recalled his favourable impressions of the largest Middle East nation during his recent visit, which led to the signing of a number of cooperation accords.

He expressed expectations of cumulative investments from Saudi Arabia and pledged best available conditions and a transparent business climate for its investors to operate efficiently in Vietnam.

The State leader also expressed thanks to Saudi Arabia for its available assistance to Vietnamese flood victims.

He took this opportunity to present a Friendship Order, a high award of the Vietnamese State, to the Saudi Arabian Prince for his active contributions to facilitating friendship and the multi-faceted cooperation between the two countries.

For his part, Prince Abdul Aziz Al Saud reaffirmed his goal of boosting bilateral ties, focusing on economy, trade and investment.

Despite the global financial crisis, the Vietnamese economy has kept growing steadily and the market has emerged as a destination of investment in Asia and the world as a whole, said the prince.

He said Saudi Arabia had invested in projects in banking and hospitality industries and this trend would continue in the future.

He highly valued the industriousness shown by thousands of Vietnamese guest workers in his country and expressed hopes for further cooperation in this sector.

Saudi Arabia is ready to help charities in Vietnam, emphasised the Prince.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Hanoi welcomes 551,600 foreign tourists

In Uncategorized on July 26, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Hanoi welcomes 551,600 foreign tourists

QĐND – Monday, July 26, 2010, 21:37 (GMT+7)

Hanoi has welcomed 551,600 foreign tourists so far this year, a year-on-year rise of 12 percent, reported the city’s Culture, Sports and Tourism Department.

Germany was the leading nation in the number of holidaymakers to Hanoi with 104,900, a quadruple year-on-year increase, followed by China with 76,600, up 32 percent; France with 59,100, up 32 percent and Japan with 50,900, up 20 percent. Other foreign tourists came from Australia, the US and the UK .

According to the department, the increase was attributable to Hanoi’s upcoming celebrations of its 1,000 th anniversary and the National Tourism Year 2010 in the city.

The city has also increased its tourism quality and developed tourism products, launched movements themed “Hanoians welcome friends” and “the Green Tourism Year” and organised the best tourist guide contest and the long dress festival to lure more tourists.

It will organise the Thang Long-Hanoi International Tourism Festival 2010 and the Hanoi Cuisine Festival.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

PM Dung welcomes US Secretary of State

In Uncategorized on July 23, 2010 at 3:17 pm

PM Dung welcomes US Secretary of State

QĐND – Friday, July 23, 2010, 20:40 (GMT+7)

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung received US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is on a Vietnam visit to attend ASEAN meetings, in Hanoi on July 22.

The Government leader welcomed Hillary Clinton’s visit on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic ties and highly valued the results of her talks with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem, which discussed ways to boost bilateral relations, in both width and depth, in the fields of economics, trade, investment, education and training, and responses to climate change and rising sea levels.

PM Dung spoke highly of the US Secretary of State’s visit to attend the ASEAN Regional Forum, saying he believed that the contributions of the US and ASEAN countries’ efforts will help ensure regional security.

He also expressed thanks for the US government’s support for Vietnam in HIV/AIDS prevention.

The PM then suggested the US not impose trade barriers such as anti-dumping and anti-subsidy taxes on Vietnamese goods, assist AO/dioxin victims and help the country deal with climate change.

For her part, Hillary Clinton affirmed that President Obama had committed to raising the US-Vietnam relationship to a higher level of cooperation and dialogue with the focus on cooperation in economics, trade, investment, health, and climate change response.

She added that in late October this year, she will arrive in Hanoi to attend the East Asia Summit (EAS) and prepare for President Obama’s Vietnam visit in 2011.

Regarding the EastSea issue, the US Secretary of State said that countries should work together to ensure peace and maritime security under the international law. She expressed the support of the US for regional countries seeking a long-term solution for this issue, firstly abiding by the Joint Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC).

At the reception, both host and guest agreed that the two sides should strive together to elevate their relationship to a new level of development in the spirit of equality, mutual respect and mutual benefit. All problems should be addressed through cooperation and dialogue.

Source: Vietnam+

Source: QDND

State President welcomes Russian Foreign Minister

In Uncategorized on July 22, 2010 at 7:17 pm

State President welcomes Russian Foreign Minister

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

State President Nguyen Minh Triet on July 22 received Russian Minister for Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov while he is in Vietnam to attend the ASEAN Regional Forum and the ASEAN-Russia Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.

Both expressed their pleasure at the development of the two countries’ relationship over the past few years, especially in politics, security, defence, economies, trade, culture, education, science and technology.

Triet said that he believed the visits by senior officials, including the recent visit by Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh to Russia have helped the strategic partnership between the two countries to flourish, adding that Russia is an important strategic partner for Vietnam.

“The State and people of Vietnam wish for further consolidation and development of the friendship and cooperation with Russia,” he said.

He also praised Russia’s role and contribution to ASEAN, adding that Vietnam is preparing to welcome President Dmitry Medvedev at the second ASEAN-Russia Summit.

In his reply, Lavrov said he believed that President Medvedev’s official visit to Vietnam will create new momentum for the strategic partnership and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries forward. He also affirmed Russia’s support for ASEAN’s role in ensuring security in Asia.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND