Social News 18/11

Stop preventable deaths: UNICEF UNICEF has launched a campaign called ZEROworkplace that involves companies in its efforts to eradicate preventable child deaths in Viet Nam. ZEROworkplace enables managers to provide critical information to employees in an inexpensive and effective way that can have a lifesaving impact on their children. "In Viet Nam, 100 children die every day from preventable causes," Youssouf Abdel-Jelil, UNICEF's representative in Viet Nam, said at the launch ceremony in … [Read more...]

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Social News 17/11

Newspaper fined for inaccuracy The Ministry of Information and Communications' Deputy Chief Inspector, Do Thi Tinh, has decided to fine the Dan Viet online newspaper VND 15 million (US$714) for publishing inaccurate information. The story in question, "The world's most magnificent presidential palaces," was carried on November 2. The paper could appeal or contest the decision, the ministry said. The Information and Communication Ministry this year has issued fines on a large number of online … [Read more...]

Weekend visit to craft villages in Hanoi suburbs

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VietNamNet Bridge - Going to the village of Dao Thuc to watch water puppetry or to Thach Xa Village to learn how to make bamboo dragonflies are trips that you should try.Thach Xa Bamboo Dragonfly Village For a long time, memories about peaceful childhood in bucolic areas revolved around the image of kites, the blue sky and beautiful swarms of dragonflies. However, this memory is gradually becoming strange to young people. Now, they do not fly kites or catch dragonflies to make it "bite their … [Read more...]

Protection of geographical indications of “Vinh Kim” for smithy star apple products

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On October 28, 2014, National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam issued Decision No. 3874 / QD-SHTT on the certificate of registration of geographical indications of 00044 for Vinh Kim smithy star apple, Tien Giang Department of Science and Technology is "Vinh Kim" geographical indication management agency. Vinh Kim smithy star apple with unique flavor that domestic consumers favored thanks to a good quality, differently typical characteristics compared to other types of star … [Read more...]

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – November 9

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Enjoy your breakfast while reading these news items on today's Vietnamese media: … [Read more...]

Travel Highlights 7/11

Hau Giang to revive famous market Nga Bay floating market, one of most famous floating markets in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta, is an attractive destination in Hau Giang Province. At the market, hundreds of boats hang samples of their products, mostly agricultural produce, on bamboo poles. Sales begin early in the morning and end by noon. When the floating market was established in 1915, it was located at the meeting point of seven canals and rivers in Nga Bay town. It became one of the … [Read more...]

Ha Tinh opens tourist rest-stop

The central province of Ha Tinh has opened a tourist rest-stop in the Song Nghen eco-tourism area in Can Loc District. Situated 20km away from Ha Tinh City, the 14-ha Song Nghen eco-tourism area is located along the Nghen River and has beautiful nature, quiet settings and tourism service facilities. Ha Tinh has many attractive destinations such as Ke Go Lake, Son Kim hot spring, the Deo Ngang pass and Xuan Thanh, Thach Hai and Thien Cam beaches, Dong Loc T-junction and Huong Tich … [Read more...]

Travel News 3/11

Air route launched between Phu Quoc and Singapore An air route linking Vietnam's Phu Quoc island in the southern province of Kien Giang and Singapore was launched at Phu Quoc International Airport on November 2. To start, Vietnam Airlines will operate flights twice a week using A321 airplanes. It will later adjust the number of flights to market demand and operational effectiveness. This is the second international air route to Phu Quoc after a route between the island and Russia was launched … [Read more...]

Political News 31/10

President Truong Tan Sang yesterday conferred the Independence Order (second class) upon Hai Duong city to celebrate its 210th founding anniversary.

Hai Duong receives national honour President Truong Tan Sang yesterday (Oct 30) conferred the Independence Order (second class) upon Hai Duong city to celebrate its 210th founding anniversary. In 1804, under the reign of the Nguyen Dynasty's King Gia Long, the main town of Hai Duong was moved from Mao Dien, in today's Cam Giang district, to Han village where the major citadel Thanh Dong was built. … [Read more...]

Social News 30/10

USAID Assistant Administrator for Global Health to visit Vietnam Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez, Assistant Administrator for Global Health at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will pay a working visit to Vietnam from October 30 to November 1. During his time in Ho Chi Minh City, Dr. Pablos-Mendez will attend the launch of new USAID health initiative that encourages local private sector investment and an enhanced commercial market important to Vietnam's HIV response. He will then … [Read more...]

Urban space expansion

The city's space will be expanded in five main directions, forming axes towards surrounding economic zones. Westward expansion of the city's space (Photo: Mai Anh)

Hai Duong city's urban space has been increasingly expanded to help the city gradually become a nucleus in the urban system of the Northern focal economic region. Since its liberation on October 30, 1954, Hai Duong city's urban space has been increasingly expanded, especially after 1997, to help the city gradually become a nucleus in the urban system of the Northern focal point economic region. … [Read more...]

Social News 23/10

More Vietnamese nurses, orderlies recruited to work in Japan The Department for Overseas Labour Management on October 20 announced the recruitment of 180 nurses and orderlies to work in Japan as part of the Vietnam-Japan economic partnership agreements (EPA). Selected candidates will take part in a one-year Japanese-language course, starting in mid-December this year. All expenses for tuition and accommodation are covered, while the cost of health check-ups and passport applications need to be … [Read more...]

Quang Tri Practically Improving Business Environment to Attract Investment

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Since the Second Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge connecting Savannakhet province of Laos with Mukdahan province of Thailand was inaugurated on December 20, 2006 to open the the East-West Economic Corridor (EWEC), the economic development cooperation between countries along this corridor has been enhanced. Particularly, the opening of La Lay International Border Gate - the second international border gate of Quang Tri province - is expected to be an important chain of the EWEC, to exert a pull on … [Read more...]

Sat river – city’s typical feature

The Hai Duong municipal project to build embankments on either side of the Sat river not only helps protect the riverbanks and prevent and control floods but also contributes to creating a green, clean, and beautiful urban space

The Sat river is closely associated with the foundation and development history of former Thanh Dong as well as present-day Hai Duong city. Confluence city … [Read more...]

Hai Duong’s medals exceed target

Hai Duong's athletes won one gold, one silver, and one bronze, one silver medal more than the assigned target. The 2014 Nationwide Clubs' Table Tennis Tournament (held in Da Nang) ended on October 19 afternoon. Hai Duong's athletes won one gold, one silver, and one bronze, one silver medal more than the assigned target. In the final game of the women's doubles, two athletes, Vu Thi Thu Ha and Dinh Thi Hue, of Hai Duong Hoang Thach Vicem Cement women's team, outstandingly played and outdid Dong … [Read more...]

Images: The sacred places of Vietnamese martyrs

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VietNamNet Bridge - These are the places where every inch of land is soaked with the blood and bones of the martyrs who died for the country's independence and unity. Truong Son Martyr Cemetery - located in Vinh Truong Commune, Gio Linh District, Quang Tri Province - is the eternal resting place of more than 10,000 soldiers who died on the Ho Chi Minh trail during the Vietnam War. This is the largest cemetery for martyrs in the country. … [Read more...]

Social News 19/10

Local news sites remain blocked Users remain blocked from the websites of Vietnamese newspapers with platforms hosted by the Vietnam Communications Corporation (VCCorp) since October 13. The newspapers include Thoi bao Kinh te Viet Nam (Vietnam Economic Times) at , Nguoi Lao Dong (Labourers) at and Gia Dinh Xa Hoi (Family and Society). Other company websites have the same issues. Nguyen The Tan, deputy general director of VCCorp, told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper that the breakdown of its Data … [Read more...]

Social News 14/10

New diseases need int'l fightback, experts say More than 100 health, livestock and environment experts from 17 countries are discussing ways to promote collaboration in disease prevention in the face of several newly emerging diseases at a three-day workshop that began in Ha Noi yesterday. They agreed that increased collaboration was needed to prevent and fight the spread of diseases like avian influenza H5N1, H7N9, SARS and Ebola. "We should mobilise society as a whole to participate in … [Read more...]

Social News 13/10

19 'fake' school health workers fired Tuy Phuoc District officials approved a request to fire 19 health workers at local elementary and middle schools who used fake degrees to get the job. The district's Bureau of Education and Training and Bureau of Interior Affairs made the request after the workers were caught buying fake degrees. The workers included 44-year-old Pham Thi Xuan Mai and 38-year-old Trinh Thi Ngoc Hau, who earlier this year were sentenced to 12 and 18 years in prison … [Read more...]

MoT inspector with attitude irks VATA

HA NOI (VNS)- The Viet Nam Automobile Transportation Association and the Ha Noi Transport Association have proposed the Ministry of Transport (MoT) to fine its deputy chief inspector Thach Nhu Sy. The associations said that Sy had submitted false inspection results and displayed an unreasonable attitude. Specifically, Sy led an inspection at the Can Tho Port and Ferry Joint Stock Company in July this year. The results of the inspection were sent to the MoT highlighting violations the company … [Read more...]