Border guard steady support for ethnic minorities in border areas

Many districts in the central province of Nghe An bordering Laos meet difficulties in life. However, over the the past 56 years, they have received great support from the provincial Border Guard.  Apart from the duty to protect national sovereignty and local security, border guards are close to the people, contributing to building a stable and developed border area.      Soldiers from Nam Giai border guard.      Crossing stream on patrol.      Giving local residents healthcare.      Soldiers vote in an election.      Visiting H’Mong ethnic minority households in Que Phong district.      Close to border residents.      Soldiers disseminate culture to people.      Raising spiritual culture for people.      Playing as teacher to disseminate sea and island sovereignty for pupils.      Joining cultural festivals with H’Mong ethnic minority women in Tuong Duong district      Joining local residents’ agricultural production.      Assisting people in building roads.      Building houses of gratitude for poor people.      Teaching pupils in Tuong Duong district.      Assisting local residents in setting up lemon plantation areas.      Presenting scholarships for pupils.

Many districts in the central province of Nghe An bordering Laos meet difficulties in life. However, over the the past 56 years, they have received great support from the provincial Border Guard. Apart from the duty to protect national sovereignty and local security, border guards are close to the people, contributing to building a stable and developed border area. Soldiers from Nam Giai border guard. Crossing stream on patrol. Giving local residents healthcare. Soldiers vote in an election. Visiting H’Mong ethnic minority households in Que Phong district. Close to border residents. Soldiers disseminate culture to people. Raising spiritual culture for people. Playing as teacher to disseminate sea and island sovereignty for pupils. Joining cultural festivals with H’Mong ethnic minority women in Tuong Duong district Joining local residents’ agricultural production. Assisting people in building … [Read more...]

Nghe An More Open for Higher Development

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After one year of implementing Resolution 26-NQ/TW of the Politburo on Nghe An development directions and tasks to 2020, under the close guidance of the central government, Nghe An province has made constant efforts to achieve important socioeconomic development results. On the sidelines of the 2015 Lunar New Year Meeting with investors, Nguyen Xuan Duong, Chairman of Nghe An Provincial People's Committee, granted an exclusive interview to Vietnam Business Forum. Ngo San reports.How do you think about economic development results of Nghe An province in 2014? In spite of many tough challenges, Nghe An province’s economy still developed well in 2014. In 2014, the total value of products reached VND56,689 billion, an increase of 7.24 percent over 2013. Of the sum, the production value of agro-forestry-fishery was VND14,337 billion, up 3.85 percent year on year; industrial and construction value was VND18,496 billion, up 8.72 percent; and services value was VND23,856 billion, up … [Read more...]

Coach Miura: My players are mature and brave

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"They are young, new faces. However, I believe in their bravery demonstrated in previous V-League matches," said head coach Miura of the U23 national football squad right after the team’s gathering in Hanoi on February 24th. During this year’s season, Hoang Anh Gia Lai put out the biggest number of young players, performing impressively. The 23-member short list has not been finalized leaving the opportunity open for all. Style for the Olympic national squad is not the same as for Hoang Anh Gia Lai, who have contributed 9 names. The best ones of the 30 students will be selected later for the needed positions. The recently finished AFF Cup 2014 witnessed a lot of good offensive footballers. A strong attacking team should be one of my key tactics. The Vietnam U23 team will face the U23 teams of Japan, Malaysia and Macau in the Group I qualifying round of the 2016 Asian U23 Football Championships. The tournament will see 40 qualifying teams, divided into 10 groups. The … [Read more...]

Thanh Hoa residents scour forests for gemstones

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VietNamNet Bridge – Hundreds of local residents are rushing to look for gemstones in densely forested areas in the mountainous district of Thuong Xuan in Thanh Hoa province despite risks to their health. Three men looking for gemstones on February 8 died when a tunnel collapsed at a stone pit in Xuan Le Commune in Thuong Xuan District. The accident occurred when they were trying to turn over the soil. A local official said the forested land between Nghe An and Thanh Hoa provinces has attracted many illegal gemstone diggers over the last five years, but no one knows exactly how many people are going to Ty Mountain area to look for gems. Some of them have luckily found crystal rocks and become rich. This has prompted local men, one after another, to give up farming and go to the forests for gemstones. In the forest, they dig holes where they think gemstones are located, though they know their actions are harmful to the environment. Many of the gemstone diggers spend a … [Read more...]

More policy beneficiaries receive gifts before Tet

Sr. Lt. Gen. Mai Quang Phan presenting Ho Chi Minh statue to Division 308

PANO - Missions from various units and organs have launched practical activities to help policy beneficiaries and national contributors have a warm 2015 Lunar New Year (Tet) festival. * On February 12th, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee (VFFCC) Nguyen Thien Nhan handed over Tet gifts and scholarships to needy people and students with high studying records in Tra Vinh province. * The same day, Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan presented gifts and sent Tet greetings to people in Northern Ha Nam province. * During a pre-Tet visit to Division 308 of Army Corps 1, Seni or Lieutenant General Mai Quang Phan, Deputy Director of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People’s Army, highly valued their task performance over the past time and urged them to maintain training and combat readiness, while promoting internal solidarity and building strong Party organizations and comprehensive strong units. He asked the unit to support needy troops … [Read more...]

Social News 6/2

2, 165 students nationwide honored 2015 best students Ministry of Training and Education has just announced a list of students, who won the best student competition in 2015 on February 3. This year’s contest attracted 4, 350 participants , who get outstanding achievements in their study at high schools, universities nationwide. The annual competition is an useful playground, aiming to seek outstanding students for a national academic team to compete at various scholastic events. 2, 165 winners honored this year, including 140 students from Hanoi, 52 students from Ho Chi Minh City, 85 students from Hai Phong, 82 from Nghe An, 81 from Hai Duong and 78 from Nam Dinh and other. Student Nguyen Tuan Hai Dang from Natural Science Gifted High School won the first prize in mathematical category. Hanoi team took the leading one of nationwide about number of good students. Manhunt after bank theft, inside job suspected A nationwide manhunt is underway for a bank employee believed to … [Read more...]

Social News 5/2

HCM City to use loans for kindergartens The HCM City People's Committee has approved the use of bank loans to build 72 public kindergartens worth a total of more than VND 2.7 trillion (US$128 million). The public kindergartens will be built by the end of the year. Of the public kindergarten projects, Cu Chi District accounts for the largest number (14), followed by Binh Tan District (nine) and Binh Chanh and Can Gio districts (seven each). To speed up the progress of building public kindergartens, the HCM City People's Committee has decided to start a bank loan programme to build public kindergartens. The move represents the city's determination to speed up the progress of building kindergartens, according to Nguyen Dinh Thai Chau, the municipal Department of Education and Training's Finance and Planning Division. Phan Thi Thang, deputy director of the municipal Department of Finance, said last year the city had 117 public kindergarten projects that needed capital for … [Read more...]

Social News 3/2

String of activities mark 85th anniversary of Vietnam Communist Party A series of activities have been held across the country in the presence of Party and State senior leaders to celebrate the 85th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) (February 3, 1930-2015). On February 1, Politburo member and Vice Chairwoman of the Vietnam National Assembly, Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan led a delegation of Party Central Committee members to visit former President Nguyen Minh Triet; former Prime Minister Phan Van Khai; and Senior lieutenant General and Hero of the People's Armed Forces Phan Trung Kien, who are living in Ho Chi Minh City and Binh Duong province. Politburo member Ngan hoped that the former leaders will continue to make further contributions to the nation. On the same day, authorities of Ho Chi Minh City presented and bestowed the State title of 'Heroic Vietnamese Mother' to 288 women in Ho Chi Minh City. Politburo member and Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City's Party … [Read more...]

Tens of billion VND donated to help needy people celebrate warm Tet

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to needy ethnic minority households in Lao Cai receive gifts from Nhan Dan Newspaper's Youth Union. NDO – A wide range of activities have been held across the country to help policy beneficiaries and needy people to celebrate a warm and joyful Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday. On January 25, Politburo member and Minister of Public Security General Tran Dai Quang visited and presented 50 gifts worth VND1 million each to needy ethnic minority households in Ko Sier and Pan Lam villages, Tan Lap ward, Buon Ma Thuot city, the central Highlands province of Dak Lak. On the occasion, the delegation of the Ministry of Public Security also provided each village with VND100 million to help them celebrate a joyful Tet holiday. Also on January 25, Ha Thi Thiet, Secretary of the Party Central Committee (PCC) and head of the PCC’s Commission on Mass Mobilisation, and members of the Vietnam Red Cross Society and the Vietnamese Young Doctors’ Association presented 100 gifts worth … [Read more...]

Social News 24/12

Institutional reform quality is crucial - deputy minister Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung has expressed concerns over the slower-than-expected institutional process in Vietnam and urged the country to focus on the quality of institutional reform to achieve sustainable development. Speaking at a seminar on market economy development in Hanoi City on December 22, Dung said Vietnam has been doing a lot of things to boost institutional reform, including the restructuring of State-owned enterprises and public investments and legal improvements. But these are not enough, so the nation keeps moving on with further institutional reform. "…We have to find out the key to reform quality as the country will lose opportunities if we have to repeat reform processes," he said. Unlike other countries, Vietnam is in transition and is developing from a low base with a lack of resources and manpower. Therefore, it is tough for the nation to access and adopt good … [Read more...]

Community-based activities help curb human trafficking in Nghe An

Community-based communication activities and prevention measures have proved effective in reducing human trafficking in the central border province of Nghe An. The Women’s Union in Nghe An began the activities in 2012 in the mountainous districts of Con Cuong, Tuong Duong, Que Phong and Quy Chau, where many girls and women have fallen victims to trafficking due to poverty and poor knowledge. The union has held group talks and provided newspapers and leaflets to local women on how to recognize and avoid the tricks employed by traffickers. The union has also worked with the local law enforcement to keep a close eye on vulnerable groups and suspect individuals, while providing financial support and vocational training for returning victims to settle down. Since early this year, as many as 28 training courses for nearly 1,500 locals on the rights of migrant workers have been conducted, in the context of increasing number of Nghe An residents moving to Laos for work. … [Read more...]

Social News 8/12

Traffic police officer faces investigation Police in Ba Ria-Vung Tau yesterday started an investigation into a traffic police officer who allegedly crashed his BMW into a group of militiamen while on patrol on Saturday morning, killing two and seriously injuring at least five others. The policeman was identified as Lieutenant Pham Hong Tuan of Chau Duc District's Traffic Division. According to initial reports, a group of militiamen from Lang Lon Commune and Ngai Giao Town in Chau Duc District were on patrol and had stopped by the roadside in Ngai Giao for a break. The BMW was apparently speeding and crashed directly into the group. … [Read more...]

Social News 15/10

Family farms key to sustainability Sustainable family farming could help solve hunger and food production problems in Viet Nam, UN food security officials said during a celebration yesterday of the 34th World Food Day in the northern province of Quang Ninh's Hong Phong Commune. The commune, where many households farm together and women play an important role, embodied this year's theme: Family Farming: Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and UN Women in Viet Nam hosted the celebration. … [Read more...]

Social News 20/9

USAID grants US$1.5 mil to HCM City's metro project The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) and the Ho Chi Minh City Management Authority for Urban Railways signed a grant agreement on September 18 for a feasibility study on fully integrated information solutions for the central control of a metro system in HCM City. This is the third time USTDA has provided non-refundable aid to help the city implement an urban railway system. Bui Xuan Cuong, head of the Ho Chi Minh City Management Authority for Urban Railways said the project has a total projected cost of US$1.5 million, of which US$900,000 is sourced from USTDA, US$600, 000 from Cisco Systems and the remaining from the city's budget. … [Read more...]

Sports News 4/9

Women's football team prepares for ASIAD 17 The national women's football team on September 3 flew to China for a training camping preparation for the upcoming 2014 Asian Games (ASIAD 17) to take place in Incheon, the Republic of Korea later this month. During the training camp, the team plays a friendly match with a Chinese team on September 5. Upon returning to Vietnam, they plan to continue training at the Hanoi National Sport Training Center. Previously, chief coach Mai Duc Chung announced a list of players selected to take part in ASIAD 17. … [Read more...]

Troops help improve ethnic peoples’ living standards

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PANO - The Economy-Defence Unit 4 under Military Zone 4 has been active in supporting H'mong ethnic minority people in Tri Le commune, Que Phong district, Nghe An province to boost socio-economic development. With its two investment projects, the unit has helped the localities access to electricity and fresh water. … [Read more...]

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 Hoa - Nghi Son segment. Ninh Binh, Thanh Hoa 1,867 PPP Management Board of PPP projects under the Ministry of Transport No. 80 Tran Hung Dao street, Ha Noi Tel: 84-4-39410775 2 Dau Giay - Phan Thiet expressway. Dong Nai, Binh Duong 757 PPP Management board of PPP projects under the Ministry of Transport No. 80 Tran Hung Dao street, Ha Noi Tel: 84-4-39410775 3 Bien Hoa - Vung Tau expressway. Dong Nai, Bà Rịa - Vung Tau 1,175 PPP, ODA … [Read more...]

Social News 21/7

Three dead, three injured in lightning strikes in Lao Cai Heavy rain mixed with thunder and lightning killed three children and injured three others in the north-western province of Lao Cai on July 19. The six were struck by lightning at around 4:03pm while they were grazing their buffalo and taking shelter under a big tree in Bon hamlet, Bao Yen district. The three dead victims were aged from 11-14, and identified as Truong Thi Cau and her two brothers Truong Van Mong and Truong Van Dau from Bon hamlet. … [Read more...]