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 … [Read more...]

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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 … [Read more...]

Woman arrested for selling girls to China

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Police of Hanoi and the southern province of Kien Giang have rescued three girls who were sold to China. human trafficker Le My Han Women from Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam fight human trafficking Police rescue woman trafficked to China A 30-year-old woman named Le My Han, from Kien Giang, was arrested for this crime. In mid-June, Hanoi police was informed that a southern woman of around 30 would take four girls to China on a Saigon-Hanoi train on June 18. On the early morning of June 16, … [Read more...]

Women from Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam fight human trafficking

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The Women's Union from the central province of Quang Tri is cooperating with its counterparts from Laos' Savannakhet province and Thailand's Mukdahan province to combat human trafficking, especially that of women. Police rescue woman trafficked to China Preventing human trafficking in Mekong Delta Their representatives took part in a seminar held in Quang Tri on June 20 with the title 'Preventing and Fighting Human Trafficking'. Participants delivered speeches about human trafficking … [Read more...]

Off to a bumpy start

Son Nguyen Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang, delivering a report on the project on behalf of the Government, stresses the need to build the new airport as a regional aviation hub, since Tan Son Nhat International Airport will soon become overloaded while its expansion is not cost-effective due to the high compensation cost. The total cost for Long Thanh, says the minister, is estimated at US$18.7 billion, including some US$7.8 billion for the first stage. Initially, it was planned that … [Read more...]

Viet Nam welcomes Russia charter flights

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Tan Son Nhat International Airport on October 28 welcomed the first charter flight of Nordwind Airlines bringing 287 Russian tourists to Ho Chi Minh City. Hoang Thi Phong Thu, chairwoman of Anh Duong Tourism Company, said the company and its partner, Pegas Touristik, will bring Russian tourists from many cities of Yekaterinburg, Moscow, Irkutsk, and Krasnoyarsk to HCMC's tourist destinations on one flight a week from now till April 30, 2015. According to the city's Department of Tourism's … [Read more...]

Vietnam police arrest 6 for selling 147 women to China

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Vietnamese police have broken up a six-member ring that sold 147 Vietnamese women to China as future wives for men there for up to $13,080 per woman.>> Two held for attempting to sell pregnant Vietnamese women in China>> 2 Vietnamese indicted for selling 21 women to China>> Woman gets 20 years for selling women to China Police officers in the southern province of Tay Ninh on Wednesday said that they have charged six people, including two Chinese men and four Vietnamese, with "trafficking in … [Read more...]

Vietnam court scraps death sentence for Filipina, demands new probe into drug trafficking charges

The appeal court of the Supreme People's Court in Ho Chi Minh City has canceled the death sentence handed down to a Philippine woman on drug trafficking charges and requested a fresh probe into the case.>> Vietnam upholds 29 out of 30 death sentences for drug traffickers >> Vietnam sentences Thai woman, 3 locals to death for heroin trafficking The court ordered the cancellation on October 29 and returned the case file to the city People's Court, asking for a re-investigation into the case in … [Read more...]

Funding plan for Long Thanh airport doubted

Lan Nhi and Quang Chung Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang on behalf of the Government presented a report on the project at the session of the NA in Hanoi on October 29. Thang insisted that the report is like a prefeasibility study for the project and that analyzing impacts of the airport on the nation's public debt will be included in an investment plan for the project. According to the Government, many nations in Southeast Asia have big international airports as transshipment hubs in the … [Read more...]

First chartered flight brings Russians to city

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Dao Loan These tourists are customers of an international tour jointly arranged by local tourism firm Anh Duong and its Russia-based partner Pegas Touristik Company. The two firms expect to launch weekly chartered flights connecting Russia and HCMC from now. … [Read more...]

NA Economic Committee says Long Thanh Int’l airport project unfeasible

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Transport Minister Dinh La Thang on behalf of the Government yesterday reported to the National Assembly (NA) the policy of building Long Thanh International Airport in the southern province of Dong Nai. However, the NA Economic Committee argued that the project was unclear and unfeasible. Government: Long Thanh Airport necessary … [Read more...]

Philippine woman’s death sentence scrapped in Vietnam, fresh investigation underway

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Dona Buenagua Mazon leaving her appeals trial in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday. Photo credit: VnExpress Vietnam's Supreme People's Court ordered a fresh investigation on Wednesday into the conviction of a Philippine woman who was sentenced to death for smuggling 1.5 kilograms of cocaine into the country. Following her appeals trial held in Ho Chi Minh City, the court annulled the death sentence handed down to Dona Buenagua Mazon, 39, by the HCMC People's Court during her first trial on August … [Read more...]

Ho Chi Minh city ups efforts on prevention of Ebola epidemic

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The Ho Chi Minh city People's Committee has asked relevant agencies to increase measures against the Ebola epidemic as it undergoes complex development in some western African countries and the risk exists of its entering Vietnam through tourism or Vietnamese working overseas returning home. Accordingly, the city requested the Department of Health to strictly inspect immigrants from Ebola infected countries and be willing to respond any possible cases entering Vietnam. In addition, the … [Read more...]

First 300 Russian tourists visit Ho Chi Minh City via air charter

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Ho Chi Minh City received Tuesday the first-ever group of Russian tourists to arrive in the city on a chartered aircraft, the first in a series of flights scheduled until April next year. The Nordwind Airlines flight N4 2921 departed from the Russian city of Ekaterinburg and arrived safely at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in the afternoon, with 287 holidaymakers onboard the Boeing 777-600 aircraft. The flight was chartered by Anh Duong Tourist Company. After touring Ho Chi Minh City, … [Read more...]

Vietnam welcomes Russia charter flights

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(VOV) -Tan Son Nhat International Airport on October 28 welcomed the first charter flight of Nordwind Airlines bringing 287 Russian tourists to Ho Chi Minh City. Of which, 186 passengers will make connecting flights to Phu Quoc, and the remaining will travel on to Phan Thiet for their one-week holiday. Hoang Thi Phong Thu, chairwoman of Anh Duong Tourism Company, said the company and its partner, Pegas Touristik, will bring Russian tourists from many cities of Yekaterinburg, Moscow, Irkutsk, … [Read more...]

Ministry urges better services at nation’s major airports

HA NOI (VNS) - Airline staff's poor attitude with passengers is one of the key reasons for the low service quality at Noi Bai and Tan Son Nhat international airports, said Deputy Minister of Transport, Pham Quy Tieu. Speaking at a conference convened on Monday to tackle the service issues, he said that airline companies must admit that the service provided was very poor. He pointed to poor infrastructure as the central cause for the low grades, but mentioned other factors like steward and … [Read more...]

Tieu urges better services at two major airports

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HA NOI (VNS) - The attitude of airline staff towards passengers is among the key reasons for the poor service quality at the Noi Bai and Tan Son Nhat international airports. … [Read more...]

Major airports in Vietnam unfriendly: deputy transport minister

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Friendliness is hard to find at the country's biggest airports, even though Vietnam is known as a friendly country, Deputy Minister of Transport Pham Quy Tieu said Monday. The transport official convened a meeting with units and businesses operating at Noi Bai International Airport after the Hanoi terminal along with Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City were listed among the ten worst in Asia by The Guide to Sleeping in Airports, an airport review website. "We have to … [Read more...]

Ho Chi Minh city discovered 13 drug transport cases by air in nine months

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According to a report from the Ho Chi Minh city People's Committee, the Ho Chi Minh city Customs Department has managed 13 cases involving the transportation of illegal drugs by air in nine months of 2014 with seizures of a value of over VND100 billion. The exhibits of the 13 cases include more than 22kg chemical precursors used in the manufacture of illegal drugs, 11kg of cocaine, 4.22kg of heroine and 15,855 tablets of medicine containing addictive substances. Drug traffickers usually … [Read more...]

Public debt disadvantages new airport project, Transport Minister

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On the sideline of the 13th National Assembly's 8th session on October 21, Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang said that construction of Long Thanh International Airport was necessary but disadvantageous at that time because of public debts. According to Minister Thang, although the Government has reported that public debt is under control, it has quickly increased with not high solvency. … [Read more...]