HCMC well takes care of poor people during Tet holidays

Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Deputy Chairman Hua Ngoc Thuan affirmed in a report that the city had effectively taken care of poor households in the Lunar New Year celebration (or Tet holiday). In his report of taking care of Tet holiday for the poor to city's Party Committee Secretary Le Thanh Hai, and standing members of the Committee on February 24, Mr. Thuan said that the city leaders had done many things to ensure all households to have good holiday. Though the city still has had difficulties, it tried to give gifts to poor households with more expenditure than last year. Especially, the city expanded its attention to disadvantaged families in war base as well as armed forces and medical workers which have to work in Tet holiday; rehabilitation centers; hospitals; families in the top welfare brackets; senior veterans, families in serving the cause of the nation’s revolution, poor ethnic minority; religion centers, poor workers and families of soldiers who are … [Read more...]

Prostitution services most active in HCM City

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VietNamNet Bridge – The number of sex workers and "hotspots of prostitution" are on the rise, but the number of cases sent to trial is falling, according to information released at a conference reviewing 10 years of implementation of the ordinance on fighting prostitution in HCM City yesterday. relate news Police discovered first male prostitution ring in SaigonLegalizing "red light district," should or should not?Online prostitution services booming At the meeting, Lieutenant Colonel Nguyen Huu Nghia of the HCM City Police Agency said the "hotspots of prostitution" in the city are the roads of Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Hai Ba Trung, Dong Du (District 1), where there are many restaurants and service centers, and the roads of Hoang Sa (District 1), Tu Xuong, Nguyen Thong, Hai Ba Trung (District 3) where there is public prostitution. Mr. Huynh Thanh Khiet, Deputy Director of the Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, said that prostitution acts now also include sexually … [Read more...]

HCMC leaders meet senior teachers on Vietnamese Teachers’ Day

Leaders of the Party Committee, People's Council, People's Committee and the HCMC Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee yesterday visited and congratulated teachers on the Vietnamese Teachers' Day (November 20). Hua Ngoc Thuan, deputy chairman of the municipal People's Committee, visited the city Department of Education and Training to give congratulation to managers, lauding the sector's achievements in past years and confirming that the city will have special policy to support the sector. On the same day, Mr. Thuan also came to Professor Nguyen Tan Phat and Professor Nguyen Van Hanh, former Deputy Education Minister meantime Nguyen Huu Tin, deputy chairman of People's Committee visited Professor Cao Minh Thi, former director of the Department of Education and Training; and Professor Nguyen Ngoc Xuong, former deputy director of Economy University. … [Read more...]

HCMC honors excelent teachers

15 meritorious teachers receive certificates (Photo: SGGP)

To mark the 32nd anniversary of Teacher's Day, the Department of Education and Training held a meeting in Thong Nhat (Unification) Meeting Hall on November 14 to honor teams of teachers and individuals who have actively contributed to education. … [Read more...]

‘Prudential-Good Essay, Good Writing’ contest wraps up in HCM City

The awarding ceremony of the 15th "Prudential-Good Essay, Good Writing" contest in HCM city. (Photo: Sggp)

An award ceremony of the annual "Prudential-Good Essay, Good Writing" contest was held at Ho Chi Minh City Opera House on October 19. The HCM City contest, in its 15th edition, honored 28 award winners who are 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th graders from schools in the city. Nguyen Khanh Ly of Nguyen Binh Khiem School in Nha Be District won the first prize of the 6th and 7th classes. First winner of the 8th and 9th classes was Lam Quang Quynh Anh from Le Quy Don School in District 3. The organizer also honored 15 individuals who made outstading contribution to the development and successes of the contest during 15 years. … [Read more...]

City leaders congratulate press agencies on Vietnam Revolutionary Press Day

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung sent fresh flowers to congratulate all staffs, reporters of Saigon Giai Phong Newspaper on Vietnam Revolutionary Press Day (Photo:SGGP)

Marking the 89th anniversary of Vietnam Revolutionary Press Day (on June 21), Chief of of the Party Central Committee's Commission for Education and Popularization Dinh The Huynh visited and congratulated Vietnam Press Association, Vietnam Television, Voice of Vietnam Radio, People's Army Newspaper and other new agencies. Mr Huynh appreciated great contributions of press agencies in general and reporters, editorial boards in particular in providing hot, new and true information sources to readers. … [Read more...]

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Strategy on marine environment protection announced A strategy for sustainable exploitation and use of natural resources and protection of the marine environment by 2020 with a vision to 2030 was officially announced at a ceremony in Hanoi on April 2. Speaking at the event, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha said that the plan, approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung last year, will act as an important foundation for Vietnam to effectively utilize its rich marine resources and environment. Ha also called on ministries and international organisations to contribute opinions to help reach targets set in the strategy, so as to turn Vietnam into a country with a strong sea-based economy while preserving the environment. From now to 2020, Vietnam strives to provide more timely and trusted predictions about disasters and climate change, minimize the degradation of natural resources and contain the increase of environmental pollution in coastal … [Read more...]

Social Headlines January 17

A US$6.28 million project to improve sanitation and hygiene in Bac Giang, Thai Nguyen, Binh Dinh and Ben Tre provinces commenced in Hanoi on January 15.

Two murderers receive death penalty The People's Court of the southern province of Dong Nai sentenced two men to death yesterday. The verdict said that Ngo Van Tam, 21, and Tran Tu Dien, 25, killed their roommate on Christmas Day last year for failing to give Tam VND500 million (US$23,500) as promised. They chopped up the victim's body and disposed of it. They also stole money and a mobile phone from the deceased before stealing a motorcycle in An Binh market. Tam and Dien were arrested on December 26. More arrests made in hacking scandal Police have arrested two men who hacked websites and stole foreigners' credit card information to buy luxury goods abroad and sell them later in Viet Nam. The two men, Nguyen Quang Nhut, 35, of HCM City, and Nguyen Van Hoa, 23, of central Quang Tri Province, were part of a group operating through an internet forum that offers instructions on how to hack websites. The forum is open to anyone free of charge, but once an individual pays a US$100 … [Read more...]

City Gifts 20,000 Free Bus Fares on Lunar New Year

Mr. Nguyen Van Dua , Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee in HCMC presents free tickets for poor workers (Photo:SGGP)

HCMC Labor Federation gave over 1,600 free bus and train tickets to workers in Hi-Tech Park and Linh Trung Industrial Park on January 15. This annual activity, titled "Meaning Tickets", is aimed to support employees return to their hometowns in Central and Northern provinces. The donation is celebrating its sixth anniversary this year. It is funded by unions and private companies in the Industrial Park and offers more than 84,700 fares with total cost of almost VND 51.5 billion over the past six years. This year the Labor Federation will offer over 20,000 tickets with total cost of VND 162 billion, which was funded by 24 districts in the city. This is critical in uniting employees with families in the Phu Yen Province and other northern provinces affected by recent storms. The Labor Federation also awarded 636 free bus and train tickets for workers in Tan Thuan and Hiep Phuoc Industrial Park on January 14. The ceremony was attended by Mr. Nguyen Van Dua , Deputy Secretary … [Read more...]

City to spend VND 90 billion for the poor during Tet holidays

Mr. Le Thanh Hai-Secretary of the Party Committee of Ho Chi Minh City works with Binh Chanh District's leaders.

City leaders had a woking session on taking care of poor households during Tet holidays with leaders of Binh Chanh and Nha Be districts on January 13. Binh Chanh and Nha Be districts have the greatest number of poor households in the city. According to Vice Secretary of Binh Chanh District Party Committee-Thai Hong Mai, the local authorities are working the plan to offer 36,400 Tet gifts worth VND22.345 billion to the poor. In addition, around 185 fairs and mobile markets will be organized in 16 communes in the districts to sell high quality products at reasonable and stable prices. Vice Secretary of Nha Be District Party Committee-Tran Tan Quy said that the district's authorities will also present Tet gifts to 2,831 disadvantaged households and 200 workers who cannot return home during the lunar New Year, and design 15 fairs and mobile markets in the town. Deputy Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee-Hua Ngoc Thuan said that the city's government will spend VND … [Read more...]

HCM City to relicense discotheques after years

VietNamNet Bridge - The Department of Culture - Sports and Tourism of Ho Chi Minh City is drafting a discos and karaoke parlor planning, under which new discotheques and karaoke bars may be licensed based on the demands and proposals of each district. After years of halting the licenses of new discotheques and karaoke bars, HCM City Vice Chairman - Mr. Hua Ngoc Thuan has assigned the HCMC Department of Culture - Sports and Tourism to draft the planning for this kind of entertainment services in the city from now to 2020. Under this plan, the city government will license discotheques and karaoke bars in districts at the demands and proposals of the local authorities. However, management over these businesses will be tightened to control social evils. The license of new discotheques and karaoke bars must have the consent of relevant bodies, not only the local authorities. HCM City currently has about 750 karaoke bars, studios, 25 bars and discotheques. Since 2005, under the … [Read more...]

City leaders visit outstanding teachers, professors

City leaders visit teachers on the Teacher's Day(Photo:SGGP)

To mark Teacher's Day, a delegation of leaders from Ho Chi Minh City on November 18 visited some outstanding teachers and professors who have made great contributions to the education sector in Vietnam. Nguyen Van Dua, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee in HCMC led a delegation of City leaders to congratulate Prof. Dr. Tran Thanh Dam, former principal of University of Pedagogy in HCMC, on his 80th birthday. On behalf of the Party, leaders and people of HCMC, Mr. Nguyen Van Dua expressed his appreciation of the efforts, dedication and contributions of Prof. Dr. Tran Thanh Dam. On the same day, the City delegation also visited Prof. Dr. Chu Pham Ngoc Son, Vice Chairman of Union of Science and Technology Association and musician Ca Le Thuan, Chairman of Union of Literature and Arts Associations. On this occasion, Ms. Than Thi Thu, Head of the Department of Propaganda and Education of the Party Committee, along with representatives of Department of Education and Training … [Read more...]

City leaders welcome President of Bulgaria

Chairman Le Hoang Quan and Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev (L) at the meeting (Photo:SGGP)

On the morning of October 30, Mr. Le Hoang Quan, Chairman of the People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City held a meeting with Mr. Rosen Plevneliev, President of Bulgaria and his high level delegation on occasion of their visit to Ho Chi Minh City. At the meeting, Chairman Le Hoang Quan emphasized that political cooperation between the two countries had deepened, but economic cooperation and other fields were still lagging behind. To become a strategic partner, Chairman Le Hoang Quan hoped that cooperation in the field of economy, education and science between the two countries will continue to strengthen further in the near future. Chairman Quan also expressed his desire that HCMC cooperate not only with the capital of Bulgaria but also other provinces. The Bulgarian President expressed his surprise at the rapid development of Ho Chi Minh City. He said that Bulgarian enterprises are very much interested in investing in HCMC in fields of water purification, pharmaceuticals, industry … [Read more...]

HCM City has new vice chairman

VGP - PM Nguyen Tan Dung has approved Mr. Le Thanh Liem as new Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee in the 2011-2016 term. Before assuming the new post, Mr. Liem was Director of the municipal Agriculture and Rural Development. The HCMC People's Committee now includes Chairman Le Hoang Quan and Vice Chairpersons Nguyen Huu Tin, Le Manh Ha, Hua Ngoc Thuan, Nguyen Thi Hong and Le Thanh Liem./. … [Read more...]

HCM City to have a street named after General Vo Nguyen Giap

The Hanoi Highway is likely to be named after General Vo Nguyen Giap.

VietNamNet Bridge - HCM City will consider naming two roads after General Vo Nguyen Giap and Chairman of the State Council Vo Chi Cong at its People's Council meeting this year's end. HCM City People's Committee has said to ask the People's Council to consider naming General Vo Nguyen Giap and Chairman of the State Council Vo Chi Cong for two major roads in the city at the council's upcoming meeting. Earlier, the city's Vice Chair Hua Ngoc Thuan discussed with relevant bodies on this issue. However, the particular roads that will be honored to carry the names of the two leaders are yet to be announced. The People's Committee has assigned the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism in collaboration with the Department of Transportation and related agencies to review roads, gather materials and propose suitable streets for naming after General Vo Nguyen Giap and Mr. Vo Chi Cong. It is most likely that the Hanoi Highway will be named after General Vo Nguyen Giap because this is a … [Read more...]

The tragedy of seafood exporters in southwestern region


VietNamNet Bridge - These days the number of seafood processing workers in Tra Noc Industrial Zone (Can Tho City) and Trung Hoa Industrial Zone (Ca Mau) have been reducing. Dai Duong Company resumed operation after having a new boss and being lent by the bank. Along Highway 1A, passing the largest shrimp breeding area in Vietnam -- consisting of Soc Trang, Bac Lieu and Ca Mau, one will not see bustling markets serving workers after the working hours as a few years ago. This is a signal of insecurity for the fishery sector, although there are a few giants have successfully restructured their debts, restored production and targeted to earn tens of millions of US dollars of export revenue in the next two years. The signboard of Gia Khang Seafood Company in Can Tho City is added with the signboard of Nam My company because Gia Khang has been producing aquatic products for Nam My for nearly 2 years to maintain operations. Photo: VNE At Tra Noc Industrial Zone, the An Khang Import and … [Read more...]

HCM City spends VND1,372 billion for Lunar New Year Festival 2013


Saigontourist on February 21reviewed ten years of implementing the Nguyen Hue Flower Street (2004-2013) event in Ho Chi Minh City. Mr. Hua Ngoc Thuan, Vice Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee and the Head of Ho Chi Minh City's Lunar New Year Festival 2013 Board, attended and presented the insignia and certificate of merit of the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee, and the symbol of the Nguyen Hue Flower Street, to collectives and individuals who have contributed to the success of the Nguyen Hue Flower Street over the past ten years. The total spending for Tet 2013 of Ho Chi Minh City is about VND1,372 billion, of which VND372 billion is from the State budget, while the remainder is from individuals, businesses and social organizations./. … [Read more...]

Spring flower festival open


Mr. Hua Ngoc Thuan, vice chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee, February 5 cut ribbon to open the spring flower festival in the city. The festival features over 8,000 bonsai, flower, artistic rocks and aquariums by 600 artisans nationwide. Some unique products like loc vung (Indian Oak or Barringtonia acutangula) tree of artisan Ba That who has participated in the festival for 33 years; collection of 36 Oncidium Swartz species. Especially with the theme " Vietnam Posture" the festival reflect peaceful villages in the North surrounded with thick bamboo hedges, village gates, rice fields. The event will also include other several cultural and artistic activities, including traditional art performances, folk games, a human chess contest, calligraphy, paintings and food stalls. Moreover, a special program will show famous dances of Vietnam and Korea as well as Japanese tea ceremony. The festival will last until February 16 in Tao Dan Park. … [Read more...]

Breakfast @ Tuoitrenews – December 05


Briefs of some of leading news stories published Tuesday (December 04) on Tuoi Tre Newspaper that will be carried today. -- Mr. Phan Thanh Van, 59, director of Long An southern province’s TV and Radio Station, was found dead, hanged on a rope, on December 4 at his house on Bao Dinh Street. … [Read more...]