List of 127 national projects calling for foreign investment

VGP - PM Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a list of 127 national projects calling for foreign investment from now to 2020. The projects are categorized into five: technical infrastructure, social infrastructure, agriculture, processing and preserving and production-service sectors. No.ProjectLocalityTotal Capital(million USD)Investment modelContactI. TECHNICAL INFRASTRUCTURE 1.1 Traffic infrastructure I.1.1 Roads 1 North-South expressway project, Ninh Binh - Thanh Hoa segment and Thanh … [Read more...]

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Top scorers on university entrance exams are rural students

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VietNamNet Bridge - Most of the students who placed first or recorded high marks on university entrance exams are from rural areas or poor families. Thanh Mai … [Read more...]

Army units active in gratitude activities

Doctors from Hospital 354 check locals' health

PANO - Hospital 354 under the General Department of Logistics on July 31st teamed with other organs in Thanh Hoa province to provide free health checkups and medicines to 1,200 local war invalids, sick soldiers, relatives of martyrs, Agent Orange/Dioxin victims, veterans, elderly and poor people in Quang Nham and Quang Thach communes, Quang Xuong district. The hospital also presented gifts to 20 policy beneficiaries and medical equipment to Quang Thach communal medical station. … [Read more...]

Thanh Hoa to remove industry promotion obstacles

Thanh Hoa's industry promotion funding reaches more than VND8.168 billion

(VEN) - Thanh Hoa Province has been able to deploy only five of nine contents regulated in the Governmental Decree 45/2012/ND-CP on industry promotion due to the irrationality of a number of criteria as well as the levels of support for the rural industrial bases. The total annual industry promotion funding approved for Thanh Hoa is VND8.168 billion, including VND4.828 billion as local funding and VND3.340 billion as national funding. With the average annual industry promotion funding of VND5 … [Read more...]

Bronze drum and cannon cast to present to General Vo Nguyen Giap

General Vo Nguyen Giap

PANO - The Lam Kinh Cultural Heritage Association will begin casting a copper drum, a cannon and a sword as offerings to General Vo Nguyen Giap on December 22nd, the founding anniversary of the Vietnam People's Army, said the association's Chairman Ho Quang Son on November 11th. The drum will be a version of the Dong Son copper drum which was found in Quang Xuong district, Thanh Hoa Province. It will be 103cm in diameter (symbolizing the 103 year lifespan of General Vo Nguyen Giap) and … [Read more...]

Haiyan makes landfall, weakens into depression

Heavy rain is likely to cause severe flooding in Hanoi

(VOV) - Typhoon Haiyan slammed into Haiphong and Quang Ninh early on November 11, uprooting big trees, ripping off house roofs and causing blackouts in many places. Numerous flights affected by typhoon Haiyan Typhoon Haiyan changes course, threatens north Typhoon Haiyan forces mass evacuation in Vietnam Hayian, packing winds of 117kph when making landfall, was considered the most powerful storm that has hit Quang Ninh and Haiphong for years. Travelling further inland, the storm weakened into … [Read more...]

Typhoon Haiyan makes landfall in evening

New prevention plans have been made after Haiyan changed its direction

(VOV) - Destructive typhoon Haiyan has weakened a bit after travelling along the central coast, and is forecast to slam into the northern delta in the evening. Numerous flights affected by typhoon Haiyan Typhoon Haiyan changes course, threatens north Typhoon Haiyan forces mass evacuation in Vietnam At 05.00pm Haiyan was about 270-330km off the central coast of Thanh Hoa and Quang Ninh provinces, packing winds of 149kph near its eye. In the next 12 hours, the storm will be moving north-west … [Read more...]

Haiyan likely to slam into north-central region

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(VOV) - The north-central province of Thanh Hoa is stepping up the evacuation of nearly 45,000 residents from coastal areas before typhoon Haiyan is forecast to make landfall late on November 10. The evacuation order was released by the provincial Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention and Control at 08.00am following news Haiyan is likely to batter the north-central region instead of the central coast. Residents in Quang Xuong, Tinh Gia, Sam Son, Hoang Hoa, Hau Loc and Nga Son were … [Read more...]

Hanoi plans evacuations ahead of typhoon Haiyan

New prevention plans have been made after Haiyan changed its direction

(VOV) - Leaders of the capital city has requested all districts draw up residential evacuation plans after typhoon Haiyan changed its direction and is forecast to strike the northern delta, including the city. Numerous flights affected by typhoon Haiyan Typhoon Haiyan changes course, threatens north Typhoon Haiyan forces mass evacuation in Vietnam At an urgent meeting on November 10, weather experts said Haiyan will rip through Hanoi early on November 11, bringing heavy downpours to the … [Read more...]

Thousands mourn General Vo Nguyen Giap

Veteran To Xuan Thanh from Quang Thai commune, Quang Xuong district, Thanh Hoa province, holds a portrait of General Giap. "The General's death is a great loss to the country", he said

Nhan Dan Online - Thousands of people from across the country have been lining up outside the National Morgue in Hanoi since early this morning to pay tribute to General Vo Nguyen Giap. Veteran Le Thi Kim Loan, 56 years old from Ung Hoa district, Hanoi, caught a bus to the morgue at 5 a.m. She wrote three poems about the General after his deathto pay respect to him Italian Paolo Giovanni Baltista and his wife arrived in Vietnam yesterday for the funeral of General Giap. He met the … [Read more...]

In pictures: People pay tribute to General Giap outside funeral home

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VietNamNet Bridge - Thousands of people went to the National Funeral Home, No5. Tran Thanh Tong, Hanoi from early morning to follow the funeral ceremony of General Vo Nguyen Giap through the big LED screen outside. Mr. Nguyen Van Hoa, 80 years old, got a train from Do Luong district, Nghe An province to Hanoi two days ago. He went to the General's home on October 10 but he could not get in since the memorial service was closed. This morning, Mr. Hoa came here from from 5am to find the most … [Read more...]

Thanh Hoa artisan casts biggest bronze drum ever

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An artisan in Thanh Hoa Province shares about his work on the world's biggest bronze drum, which was completed in late September. The drum was cast, using the lost-wax method, by artisan Le Van Bay, and tens of other artisans, in the bronze casting village of Che Dong. Bay said on September 27 that it took them eight months to create the sculpture mould for the drum, which follows the Ngoc Lu drum-type. 11 tonnes of bronze were used to make the 2 meter high drum which has a diameter of 2.5 … [Read more...]

18 million students enter new school year

The opening ceremony at Quang Xuong 1 High-school in Thanh Hoa province.

VietNamNet Bridge - This morning, September 5, about 18 million students enter the new school year and 4.7 million children enter kindergartens. According to the Ministry of Education and Training, in the 2013-2014 school year, Vietnam has more than 22 million students of all levels, including about 4.7 million of preschool children (up by nearly 220,000 over last year), more than 7.4 million of elementary students (more than 100,000 over last year), nearly 5 million of secondary students, … [Read more...]

President opens new school year in Lam Dong

President Truong Tan Sang delivers speech at Bui Thi Xuan Secondary School. Photo: VNA

The President reiterated that the Party and State consider education a top national policy and a strategic breakthrough on the path of national industrialisation and modernisation. President Truong Tan Sang delivers speech at Bui Thi Xuan High School (Photo: cand.com.vn) President Truong Tan Sang on September 3 reiterated that the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) and the State of Vietnam consider education a top national policy and a strategic breakthrough on the path of national … [Read more...]

Tan Trao University established in Tuyen Quang province

Deputy PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (right) awards the President's decision on establishing Tan Trao University to Tuyen Quang provincial People's Committee. (Credit: VNA)

Nhan Dan Online - The northern mountainous Tuyen Quang province held a ceremony on September 3 to announce the establishment of Tan Trao University and signal the start of the new academic year 2013-2014. Beating the drum to open the new school year, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said that the establishment of Tan Trao University marks a milestone in the development of the educational system of the province. He stressed the importance of human resources development set by the … [Read more...]

Leaders attend new school year opening

State President Truong Tan Sang beats the drum to kick off the 2013-2014 school year, Da Lat, September 3, 2013 - Photo: Vnexpress

VGP - State President Truong Tan Sang recommended that pupils should always be confident and creative in studying and become good citizens of the country in the future. The Head of State was talking with pupils at Bui Thi Xuan High School in Da Lat city, Central Highlands Lam Dong province on Monday during a ceremony to welcome the new school year. On behalf of the Party and State, Mr. Sang emphasized that the cause of national renovation and construction and the reform of the educational … [Read more...]

The parasites on beggars

The house of pimp Ha Van Bay in Quang Loi commune, Quang Xuong district, Thanh Hoa province

VietNamNet Bridge - There are many people who are parasites on the elderly, disabled and child beggars. The parasites live in spacious homes while beggars are plundered and even beaten, starved... According to the information of many victims who are forced to beg, to sell chewing gums and lottery tickets in HCM City, Hanoi, Vinh ... we paid a field trip to the coastal communes of Quang Xuong district, Thanh Hoa province. Living in anxiety and pain is the common mood of the families whose … [Read more...]

Farmers in Thanh Hoa turn backs on farming

Dozens of farming land in Thanh Hoa left idle  Up to 1,037 households in Thanh Hoa have given up a total of 67 hectares of land, mostly in the three districts of Quang Xuong, Hau Loc and Tinh Gia with Hau Loc accounting for the highest rate.

While many localities are focusing on agricultural development, many people in Thanh Hoa Province have been turning their backs on farming. Tien Loc Commune in Hau Loc District has nearly 18 hectares of farming land left unused. Over recent years, many households in the commune have moved to the locality's traditional forge industry which has seen strong development. Also, many people have turned to other kinds of work as farming only gives them a very modest income. Many have moved to other … [Read more...]

Thanh Hoa: Policeman opened fire on street, two pedestrians wounded

Traffic jam on Quang Trung after the incident occurred.

VietNamNet Bridge - Two men riding a motorbike on the street suddenly heard the gunshot. The one sitting behind received a rubber bullet to his left eye. Shortly after that, the driver had a shot in his shoulder. According to the report of Mr. Le Van Ngoc, 36 years old, teacher of the politic training center of Quang Xuong district, Thanh Hoa province, at about 4.30pm, he carried Mr. To The Ky, 47, on his motorcycle from Nguyen Trai Street to Quang Xuong district. In front of the market of … [Read more...]

7 arrested in Vietnam for fatal brawl over clam fishing between 2 communes

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The seven men who were arrested in Thanh Hoa Province Tuesday following a pitched battle between two communes over clam grounds in which three people were killed. Photo by T.Thanh The Thanh Hoa police Tuesday arrested seven men after a bloody battle erupted over a long-simmering dispute between two communes over clam grounds in a local river. Three people were killed and nine others were injured in a pitched battle Sunday morning between around 75 people from Quang Nham and Hai Chau and … [Read more...]