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 … [Read more...]

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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 … [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 … [Read more...]

New chair for Ba Ria-Vung Tau, new foreign deputy minister appointed

Deputy Foreign Minister Thach Du.

VietNamNet Bridge - On Wednesday morning the People's Council of Ba Ria-Vung Tau held an extraordinary session to elect a new chair to replace chair Tran Minh Sanh who suffered a stroke. New Chairman of Ba Ria - Vung Tau - Mr Nguyen Van Trinh. … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 4/4

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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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. … [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 … [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 … [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" … [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...]

Cuba seeks to emulate Ho Chi Minh City economic experience

On October 12, Nguyen Van Dua, Deputy Secretary of the HCMC Party Committee, received a high-level delegation from the Communist Party of Cuba led by Mr. Marino Murllo Jorge, Politburo Member, Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers, Member of the State Council, and Chairman of the implementation Committee on Resolution of the 6th Congress of the Cuban Communist Party on their visit to Vietnam. HCMC Vice Chairman Hua Ngoc Thuan and representatives of various departments of HCMC also … [Read more...]

HCMC and Laos strengthen traditional relationship

Mr. Thongloun Sousilih, Deputy Prime Minister of Laos led a delegation of Lao senior officials to visit the Thu Thiem Tunnel, Vo Van Kiet Highway, East-West Avenue, and construction projects in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City on July 15. Mr. Le Hoang Quan, Chairman of the HCMC People's Committee and Mr. Hua Ngoc Thuan, Deputy Chairman of the HCMC People's Committee welcomed and accompanied the Lao delegation. Mr. Thongloun Sousilih expressed his joy at the changes and development in Ho Chi Minh … [Read more...]