Australia doctor awarded for environment works in VN

Doctor Michael Parsons has been awarded the insignia "For the Cause of Environment" in recognition of his great contributions to Vietnam's green sector.

600 logs of rare timber seized Krong Trai forest rangers have seized nearly 600 logs of giang huong (pterocarpus pedatus pierre) timber, illegally stored at a local house in central Phu Yen Province. Nguyen Tien Dat, 41, had been storing the timber and failed to show legal documents to prove the stockpile's origin. It is the largest amount of timber found to be illegally stored at a local house in the province so far. The case is currently under investigation. Giang huong (Pterocarpus pedatus Pierre) is precious 2A timber. Special permission is required from authorised agencies to transport or trade the material. VN Railway Station offers 20% discount on ticket price of SE19, SE20 Vietnam Railway Station is offering a discount of 20 percent on ticket prices for passengers who travel to Quang Binh to attend in General Vo Nguyen Giap's funeral from 11 to 14 October. The program is applicable for SE19 and SE20 trains from Hanoi to Dong Hoi Station in Quang Binh Province and return … [Read more...]

Top singers to perform in VietNamNet Concert

From left to right: Singer Tung Duong, young pianist Do Hoang Linh Chi, musician Duong Thu, VietNamNet Editor Bui Sy Hoa and singer My Linh at the press conference on 28/8 in Hanoi.

VietNamNet Bridge - "Things Everlasting" - the annual concert held by VietNamNet Newspaper on the National Day September 2 - will have the participation of many famous senior singers such as Trung Kien, Trong Tan, Duyen Huyen, My Linh, etc. On the morning of August 28, the concert organizers announced the list of artists who will perform in the show, which will take place at 2-m on September 2 at Hanoi Opera House. The concert will have the participation of famous singers such as Trung Kien, Trong Tan, Duyen Huyen, My Linh, Tung Duong, Duc Tuan, besides cellist Ngo Hoang Quan, young piano talent Do Hoang Linh Chi and young violin talent Do Phuong Nhi. The works selected for the concert are composed by senior musicians of Vietnam, such as Van Ky, Hoang Duong, Ho Bac, Ca Le Thuan, Le Thuong, Nguyen Dinh Phuc and the famous contemporary musicians such as Trong Dai, Tran Tien and Quoc Trung. With not many changes in program structure, the Things Everlasting Concert will have two … [Read more...]

The Week of May 3-10

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VNREDSat-1 captures first images of Vietnam, Budget revenue reaches VND76 trillion in April, Vietnam among top ten in reducing infant mortality. 1. ASEAN defence chiefs work closely on security issues ASEAN defence chiefs reaffirmed their commitment to work closely to address emerging security challenges, such as cyber security, potential communicable diseases and climate change. A press statement, issued on May 7 following the 7th ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting (ADMM) in Brunei 's capital city of Bandar Seri Begawan , said ASEAN fully supports the inaugural ADMM+ Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief and Military Medicine Exercise to be held in Brunei as a landmark co-operation among defence forces of the ADMM+ member states. They adopted four concept papers, namely establishing ASEAN defence interaction programmes, the establishment of logistics support framework and ADMM+ experts' working group on humanitarian mine action, the transition of the ADMM+ experts' working … [Read more...]

Police rescue woman trafficked to China

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Ho Chi Minh City police have rescued a woman who was allegedly trafficked into China, forced to marry an abusive husband and ransomed back to her family in the Mekong Delta. V.T.A. (R), an alleged victim of trafficking, at a police station in Ho Chi Minh City after being rescue by police Preventing human trafficking in Mekong Delta Human trafficking ring busted Police said they stopped three Chinese nationals as they escorted the 34-year-old woman, whose initials are V.T.A, through Tan Son Nhat International Airport on June 14. Peng Zhang Mei, 54, was arrested at the scene; the two other suspects fled. Police arrested Mei after T.A.'s elder sister contacted them claiming that T.A. had been trafficked into China in March. In subsequent interviews with the police, A. said she had been lured to China by a Ho Chi Minh City woman known as Ut. She claimed to have met Ut in February of this year, after moving to HCMC from the Mekong Delta Province of Bac Lieu in search for work. … [Read more...]

Vietnamese police rescue woman trafficked to China 

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Ho Chi Minh City police have rescued a woman who was allegedly trafficked into China, forced to marry an abusive husband and ransomed back to her family in the Mekong Delta. Peng Zhang Mei, 54, was arrested at the scene; the two other suspects fled. Police arrested Mei after A's elder sister contacted them claiming that A been trafficked into China in March. In subsequent interviews with the police A. said she had been lured to China by a Ho Chi Minh City woman known as Ut. She claimed to have met Ut in February of this year, after moving to HCMC from the Mekong Delta Province of Bac Lieu in search of work. Ut promised A. a high-paying job in China and took her to apply for a passport. About one month later, Ut took her to a hotel to meet with several Chinese men, she said. Later that day, A. was flown to Hanoi and driven into China across the border in Lang Son Province. After she arriving in China, the woman said, she was forced to marry Chuong Tuyen Minh, who … [Read more...]

Photonics forum held in central city

DA NANG (VNS) - As many as 260 international professors, scientists and researchers gathered at the 8th International Conference on Photonics and Applications and the National Spectroscopy conference at the central city of Da Nang's Duy Tan University yesterday. Scientists from France, Germany, the US, Japan, South Korea, Belarus and Viet Nam will present 150 reports on photonics and spectroscopic studies at the four-day event. The conference is also a rendezvous for scientists exchanging experience in studies of quantum photonics, optics, lasers and nano-physics and applications. … [Read more...]

Damaged roads under repair

HA NOI (VNS) - Four out of seven road work projects have completed repairs of subsided highways that required fixing shortly after being opened. The remaining work would be completed by next Wednesday, head of the Department for Management of Traffic Work Construction and Quality Tran Xuan Sanh said. At a meeting on Monday, Sanh said that repairs to four roads; the section of National Highway No1A from Ben Thuy Bridge to Ha Tinh Province, the section of National Highway No2 from Ha Noi to Thai Nguyen Province, the National Highway No5 and the 35-km long route avoiding Thua Thien Hue Province, had finished. … [Read more...]

Hydro-plants leave Phu Yen residents without resources

PHU YEN (VNS) - Construction works on the Ba Ha River and Hinh River hydro-electricity plants have changed the Ba River's flow and had negative impacts on the lives of local residents, local authorities have said. Pham Dinh Phung, deputy chairman of the Son Hoa District People's Committee, said that the district had lost more than 1,500ha of cultivated land to make way for the Ba Ha River Hydroelectricity Plant. Meanwhile, the Song Hinh District had lost more than 1,600ha of land to the Hinh River Hydroelectricity Plant. … [Read more...]