Social News 22/10

Free health checks offered in Kien Giang Over 500 disadvantaged people in the Cuu Long (Mekong Delta) province of Kien Giang received free health screening on Sunday. At the programme, organised in An Minh Bac Commune in U Minh Thuong District by local authorities, the Thien Tam Charity Foundation belonging to the Tan Binh District Red Cross, and Bayer Viet Nam, medicines and supplies like instant noodles and cooking oil were also donated to the beneficiaries. They were taught how to grow rice safely and farm fish naturally. … [Read more...]

Dong Nai: FDI firm receives Labour Medal

Taekwang Vina Industrial Joint Stock Company, a business from the Republic of Korea operating in southern Dong Nai province, was awarded the third class Labour Medal for its 20-year contribution to Vietnam's development. The ceremony on September 30 saw the participation of Oh Jae Hack, the Korean General Consul in HCM City, and local authorities. Addressing the event, Chairman of the provincial People's Committee, Dinh Quoc Thai, said Taekwang Vina JSC had made substantial contributions to the province's economic growth and created thousands of jobs for local residents. … [Read more...]

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 4/4

VCB to make $1b bond issue Vietcombank (VCB) will issue up to US$1 billion in bonds on overseas markets this year in order to facilitate the bank's foreign currency operations, Vietcombank general director Nguyen Phuoc Thanh accounced at the bank's shareholders' meeting yesterday in Ha Noi. Thanh said foreign exchange operations played an important role in Vietcombank's business, with foreign currency deposits currently accounting for about 30 per cent of the lender's total deposits. Foreign currency lending also made up over 32 per cent of total credit activity. "Raising medium- and long-term capital through issuing international bonds will help balance the budget for foreign currency credit operations," Thanh said. Vietcombank posted a net profit of over VND4.2 trillion ($200.8 million) in 2011. As of December 31 of last year, the lender's total assets were worth VND367 trillion ($17.48 billion), an increase of 19.2 per cent over the previous year. Total deposits rose 16 per … [Read more...]

Nam Dinh vows to support RoK investor in power project

The authorities of the northern province of Nam Dinh pledged to help the Republic of Korea's Taekwang Vina Industrial Company to solve difficulties and speed up the implementation of its thermo-electric power project in Hai Hau district. Chairman of the provincial People's Committee Nguyen Van Tuan made the affirmation at a working session with Taekwang Chief Representative Park Hyang Soo on September 6. According to the provincial leader, the project has seen many favourable conditions as it won the backing of local people and the Government's approval for its purchase of domestic coal. He suggested Taekwang immediately inform the province about any difficulty so that the two sides can work together to deal with it. The RoK company submitted a pre-feasibility plan for the project in January this year and hopes to receive a license by the end of 2012. The Nam Dinh thermoelectric power plant, with a total investment of US$4.5 billion, will be built in Hai Chau and … [Read more...]

RoK firm to build US$4.5 bln power plant in Nam Dinh

The Taekwang Group from the Republic of Korea is planning to build a US$4.5 billion coal-fired power plant in the Red river province of Nam Dinh. The group and the Ministry of Industry and Trade signed a Memorandum of Understanding on construction of the plant in Hanoi on March 30 in the presence of the RoK Ambassador to Vietnam, Park Suk Hwan. The 2,400-MW power plant will be built in the communes of Hai Chau and Hai Ninh in Hai Hau district under the build-operate-transfer (BOT) model. In the first phase, running from 2016-2017, the project will construct two 600 MW turbine groups. Two other 600 MW turbines will be built from 2020-2021. The Vietnam National Coal-Mineral Industries Group (Vinacomin) will be responsible for providing coal for the plant during the first phase. To carry out the project, the RoK group has set up a joint venture between the Taekwang Vina Company, which holds 95 percent of the total capital, and the Hoang Anh Shipbuilding Industry Company … [Read more...]

US$ 4.5 billion thermo-electric power plant built in Nam Dinh

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Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai, has given approval to the project of a thermo-power plant, based in Nam Dinh, at the cost of US$ 4.5 billion. Expected to be in operation for 25 years, the power plant will be built by Korea's Taekwang Vina Industrial Company, the BOT contractor of investor Hashinco. Located on an area of 251ha in Hai Hau district, the first phase of the power plant, capable of 1,200MW, will be completed by 2017 and its capacity will be doubled by 2021 when the second phase will be completed. At present, Taekwang Vina is negotiating with relevant agencies to secure reasonable electricity prices. Source: Vnexpress Translated by Hoang Anh … [Read more...]

Social News 21/10

Authorities crack down on street ads Restrictions against placing brand logos or pictures of products on advertisements for shops have just been put in place for store in HCM City. Under the new regulation issued on September 16, which is still under review, the citywide ban on advertisements for shop signboards designates that any ad featuring such images must be taken down by March, 2015. Currently, a wide range of shops include brand logos and pictures of products on their advertisements. Logos and photos of products sold by retailers are often used on signs and billboards in the city. … [Read more...]

HCM City to host int’l conference on stoma

The 8th Congress of the Asia Society of Stoma Rehabilitation and Asia South Pacific Ostomy Association will be held in Ho Chi Minh City from October 31 to November 1. The biennial conference, titled "Enhancing the quality of life of ostomates," will discuss various aspects of stoma rehabilitation and discuss problems facing ostomates or people who have undergone ostomy, a surgery to create a stoma. A stoma is a surgically constructed opening, especially one in the abdominal wall that permits the passage of faeces and urine. … [Read more...]

Ho Chi Minh City to host international conference on stoma

NDO/VNA - The 8th Congress of the Asia Society of Stoma Rehabilitation and Asia South Pacific Ostomy Association will be held in Ho Chi Minh City from October 31 to November 1. The biennial conference, titled "Enhancing the quality of life of ostomates," will discuss various aspects of stoma rehabilitation and discuss problems facing ostomates or people who have undergone ostomy, a surgery to create a stoma. A stoma is a surgically constructed opening, especially one in the abdominal wall that permits the passage of faeces and urine. … [Read more...]

City to host int’l conference on stoma

HCM CITY (VNS) - The 8th Congress of the Asia Society of Stoma Rehabilitation and Asia South Pacific Ostomy Association will be held in HCM City from October 31 to November 1. The biennial conference, titled "Enhancing the quality of life of ostomates," will discuss the various aspects of stoma rehabilitation and discuss the problems facing ostomates, or people who have undergone ostomy, a surgery to create a stoma. A stoma is a surgically constructed opening, especially one in the abdominal wall, that permits the passage of faeces and urine. … [Read more...]

Vietnam helps Laos build youth friendship village

The Central Committees of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCMCYU) and the Lao People's Revolutionary Youth Union (LPRYU) held a ceremony on October 18 to launch a youth friendship village along the Laos-Vietnam border. Covering a total area of 1,034ha in four villages of Khamkout district, Laos' central province of Bolikhamsay, the project was funded by non-refundable aid from the Vietnamese Government. The village will provide vocational training and guidance for Lao youths, thus boosting socio-economic development, ensuring security-defence and establishing new residential areas for sustainable development. … [Read more...]

Social News 28/10

President Obama thanks Vietnamese American nurse Nurse Nina Pham - the first person to catch Ebola on US soil has been declared free of the deadly disease 13 days after testing positive, clearing the way for President Obama to give her a big hug in the oval office. "I feel fortunate and blessed to be standing here today. Throughout this ordeal, I have put my faith in God and my medical team." Pham said on October 24 at a press conference. "The Ebola experience was a very stressful and challenging time," she said adding "I am on my way back to recovery even as I reflect on how many others have not been so fortunate." … [Read more...]

Vietnam, Mexico to enhance cooperation on higher education

Vietnam and Mexico agreed to boost bilateral ties in the field of higher education during a recent working session between senior officials of the two countries' education ministries. The meeting took place as part of the Mexico trip by Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Thi Nghia to attend the 4th World Congress and 14th International Meeting on Early Education and Preschool held in Monterrey City, Mexico, last week. During the working session with Mexican Director General of International Relations at the Ministry of Education, María del Socorro Rovirosa, Nghia proposed a bilateral agreement on tertiary education cooperation. … [Read more...]

Moscow Trade Centre Women’s Chapter debuts

(VOV) - The Vietnamese Moscow Trade Centre Women's Chapter made its official debut on October 20 as part of festivities celebrating Vietnamese Women's Day. Speaking at the launch ceremony, President of the Chapter Pham Thi Oanh said over the past two years the centre has gradually taken shape and has become a reliable forum for women entrepreneurs to get actively involved in business and economic activities. The centre represents 300 women who are earning their living in Liublino market- the busiest one in Moscow and Russia. It now has one president, three deputy presidents and 60 members. … [Read more...]

Presenting insignia “For young generation” to leaders of Ministry of Education and Training

Presenting insignia to leaders of the Ministry of Education and Training. (Source: CPV)

On November 18th, in Hanoi, the Central Committee of Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union presented insignia "For young generation" to 11 leaders of Ministry of Education and Training for their contribution to the education of the youth.The insignia is the noblest award of Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union and is a grateful thank of the youth union and Vietnamese youth to contributors to the development of youth union organizations and Vietnamese youth. Addressing at the ceremony, Nguyen Dac Vinh, alternate member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, First Secretary of the Central Committee of Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, appreciated contributions made by leaders of the Ministry of Education and Training and educational managers for youth activities. He also sent best wishes to teachers and educational workers on the occasion of Vietnamese Teachers' Day (November 20th). Deputy Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Thi Nghia expressed her belief that … [Read more...]

Social News 28/10

President Obama thanks Vietnamese American nurse Nurse Nina Pham - the first person to catch Ebola on US soil has been declared free of the deadly disease 13 days after testing positive, clearing the way for President Obama to give her a big hug in the oval office. "I feel fortunate and blessed to be standing here today. Throughout this ordeal, I have put my faith in God and my medical team." Pham said on October 24 at a press conference. "The Ebola experience was a very stressful and challenging time," she said adding "I am on my way back to recovery even as I reflect on how many others have not been so fortunate." … [Read more...]

Vietnam, Mexico expect closer higher education ties

Vietnamese and Mexican universities will help others improve teaching methods.    (Photo: giaoduc.edu.vn)

(VOVworld) - Vietnam and Mexico have agreed to work more closely in higher education. This was agreed at a recent meeting between Deputy Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Thi Nghia and Socorro Rovirosa, Director General of International Relations at Mexican Education Ministry, on the sidelines of the 4th International Preschool Education Conference (IPEC) held in Monterrey late last week. Both briefed each other on their countries' developments and higher education adding that the bilateral multifaceted cooperation will be based on mutual assistance and benefits to bilateral friendship. … [Read more...]

Vietnam, Mexico to enhance cooperation on higher education

Vietnam and Mexico agreed to boost bilateral ties in the field of higher education during a recent working session between senior officials of the two countries' education ministries. The meeting took place as part of the Mexico trip by Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Thi Nghia to attend the 4th World Congress and 14th International Meeting on Early Education and Preschool held in Monterrey City, Mexico, last week. During the working session with Mexican Director General of International Relations at the Ministry of Education, María del Socorro Rovirosa, Nghia proposed a bilateral agreement on tertiary education cooperation. … [Read more...]

Vietnam joins education conference in Mexico

(VOV) - Deputy Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Thi Nghia led a delegation to attend the 4th International Preschool Education Conference (IPEC) held in Monterrey, Mexico from October 16 to 18. The conference drew the participation of more than 1,500 delegates from 31 countries around the globe. Speaking at the event, Nghia highlighted the nation's recent achievements in early childhood education. Vietnam has always placed a high priority on developing soft skills for children, particularly entertainment activities for poorer children in mountainous areas, she noted. … [Read more...]