Out of love

by Nguyen Ngoc Tu Going through the door, Sau Tam always grumbled. That was because he found Diep bending over doing the cooking or something on the other side. "Why don't you stay in bed and rest? Leave these odds and ends to me!" But today she grumbled at him upon seeing blood smeared all over his knee. "Did you fall down? You should be more careful!" "No, nothing of the sort. I've got to teach San to crawl," he said. "Which play are you going to stage?" "Phan Le Hue." She forced him … [Read more...]

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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...]

Vietnam metro recognizes three new historical relics

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The Lam family tomb in Tao Dan Park was built in 1895 and is considered an artistic relic, according to the city Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism. Archeologists said it is the burial place of Lam Tam Lang, a Guangdong immigrant who died in 1795 and his wife Mai Thi Xa. Tao Dan Park is located at 55C Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street in HCMC's District 1, a ten minute walk from Independence Palace. Mieu Noi (Floating Temple), or Phu Chau Temple, is located on an islet in the Vam Thuat … [Read more...]

Ca Mau Brilliance in Southernmost Viet Nam

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VGP - Ca Mau is the southernmost province in the country. It is endowed by nature with an abundant source of seafood, vast green forests of cajeputs and mangrove trees, large rivers and pristine beautiful natural scenery. These are the resources that benefit the economic and tourist development of the province. Exploring Ca Mau province From Ca Mau City, we started our journey to discover the southernmost land of the country. Situated in the centre of the city is the imposing Victory … [Read more...]

Tien Giang pledges investment incentives

HCM CITY (VNS)— The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta Province of Tien Giang last Saturday unveiled a list of 13 projects that require investment. Four of them, all of which are key projects, include the drainage and waste water treatment system in My Tho City, Tien Giang central square, Tan Phuoc Industrial zone, and the provincial administrative area. The projects require a total investment of US$360.7 million. The list also includes a project to build apartments for specialists and workers at the … [Read more...]

Tra Vinh Water Resources Exploitation and Management Co., Ltd: Joining Hands for New Countryside Construction

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By focusing on preventing drought, accelerating seasonal crop restructuring and increasing crop productivity, Tra Vinh Water Resources Exploitation and Management Co., Ltd always excellently completes assigned tasks and confirms its role as a leading irrigation unit in the province. Director Do Trung said the company's main tasks are managing and operating irrigation systems to supply water for agricultural production, industrial production and livelihood of the people in Tra Vinh province. … [Read more...]

President inspects measures to cope with sea level rise

President Truong Tan Sang talks with dragonfruit growers in Tien Giang Province's Cho Gao District about the impacts of the sea level on their activities. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang

HA NOI (VNS0— President Truong Tan Sang is currently paying a working visit to the Mekong Delta, inspecting efforts being made to cope with rising sea levels. Sang visited the Go Cong sea dyke in Tien Giang province yesterday. The 21km sea dyke plays an important role in protecting the 54,400ha Go Cong fresh water zone that houses a 40,000ha production area on which thousands of locals earn their living. The Go Cong protective forest is widely-considered an effective shield to protect the … [Read more...]

Social Headlines December 8

Hanoi tax evader jailed for 28 months Director of the Vietnam Information and Credit Rating Company Le Dinh Quan was sentenced to 28 months in prison at a trial in Hanoi on December 6 for tax fraud pursuant to the Article 161, clause 3 of the Criminal Code. From 2008 until 2011, Quan, asked his chief accountant Pham Thi Phuong to make 291 fake contracts on hiring experts worth over 5 billion VND (230,000 USD) to raise the company's operational costs, meaning that he had to pay less in … [Read more...]

Road Traffic Network Development: Platform for Economic Growth

In recent years, thanks to the attention of the Central and local governments and efforts of local traffic authority, the traffic network of Ca Mau province has improved, contributing greatly to social and economic development of the province.

The province has 119.33 kilometres of national road, 307.8 kilometres of provincial road; over 65 out of 82 communes are accessible by car, over 3,600 kilometres of rural traffic have been built. Focal urban road networks in Ca Mau city and other towns have been continuously constructed and upgraded to facilitate transportation from Ca Mau city to the provincial coastal areas. According to the general traffic development scheme of Ca Mau province, till 2020 and toward to 2030, the province will … [Read more...]

2 directors arrested for motorboat sinking that killed 9

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Police in Ho Chi Minh City reported that they have arrested two directors of two different companies for wrongdoings that contributed to the death of nine people in an overloaded motorboat that sank off the city's Can Gio District in August. >> Nine missing as motorboat sinks off HCMC The detainees are Vu Van Dao, 45, director of the Viet-Sec Technology JSC (Viet-Sec) and Chairman of the Vung Tau Marina JSC, and Dinh Van Quyet, 43, director of Vung Tau Marina. They were arrested … [Read more...]

Long An Strengthening Tourism Development Linkage

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In Vietnam Tourism Development Planning, Long An province holds an important position as an ecological tourism destination in the southern region. Not only being naturally endowed with Vam Co Tay and Vam Co Dong Rivers supplying fertile soil for its fruit orchards, Long An also has lush rice fields and diverse plant and animal ecosystems, creating favourable conditions for eco-tourism development. Well-known places of interest in the province include Phuoc Loc Tho tourist site (Duc Hoa … [Read more...]

Flotilla 2 saves five troubled fishermen

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Flotilla 2 under the Tra Vinh Provincial Border Guard Command successfully saved 5 fishermen in distress at sea on July 19th. At 1pm on July 19th, the Truong Long Hoa Border Post received an SOS signal from troubled trawler TV 2322 TS, with Pham Van Thuat at the helm, a native in Nha Mat village, Truong Long Hoa commune, Duyen Hai district. While fishing around 7 nautical miles from east of the Vam Lang Nuoc water, the trawler sank after its engine failure caused by strong winds and high … [Read more...]

Child-centred climate resilience programme launched

The Child-Centred Climate Change Resilience Programme in southern Tien Giang province, funded by the Australia Agency for International Development, was launched on April 16. The project, worth 8.1 billion VND (more than 387,000 USD), will be implemented from now to 2014 in seven communes where suffer impacts of climate change and sea water level rising. They include Gia Thuan, Kieng Phuoc, Phuoc Trung, Tan Dien communes and Vam Lang town of Go Cong Dong district, Binh Xuan and Binh Dong … [Read more...]

SOCIETY IN BRIEF 3/4

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Drug trafficking detected in Quang Binh Border guards in the central Quang Binh Province, in co-operation with the Laos' Khammouane Province Public Security Department, have discovered a trafficking operation of 22,000 ecstasy tablets running from Laos to Viet Nam. A semi-truck, two motorbikes, three mobile phones and 1 million Lao Kip (US$127) were confiscated together with the pills. The three traffickers apprehended are of Lao nationality. The case has been under the two countries' … [Read more...]

GOVERNMENT IN BRIEF 1/4

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Twinning with French court to aid consensus The Viet Nam Supreme People's Court and the Court of Cassation of France have established a twining relationship to create a legal foundation and favourable conditions for co-operation between the two countries legal and judicial sectors. An agreement was signed by Chief Judge of the Viet Nam Supreme People's Court Truong Hoa Binh and his French counterpart Vincent Lamanda in Paris, as part of Binh's visit to France last week. Under the … [Read more...]

President inspects sea level rise prevention in Mekong delta

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President Truong Tan Sang visiting residents in Tan Thieng commune, Cho Lach district in Ben Tre province (Image: VNA) President Truong Tan Sang is paying a working visit to the Mekong delta to inspect its efforts to cope with rising sea level. Sang visited the Go Cong sea dyke in Tien Giang province on March 31. The 21km sea dyke plays an important role in protecting the 54,400 ha Go Cong fresh water zone that houses a 40,000 ha production area on which thousands of locals are earning their … [Read more...]

Free freshwater supply for residents in Mekong Delta

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Authorities in provinces in the Mekong Delta will now supply free freshwater to people in the region to meet the severe shortage of clean potable water in this entire area. Dried river in the Mekong delta According to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, in Ben Tre Province, 63,000 households or 250,000 people are in dire need of freshwater, which has resulted in high costs for clean water, even higher than previous years, said the department. Freshwater for daily needs … [Read more...]

Shrimp prices up in Tien Giang

Thanh Cong Unprocessed tiger prawn is now sold at VND220,000 per kilo of 30 units and VND180,000 per kilo of 40 units, up VND40,000 and VND20,000 respectively against last week. Meanwhile, white-legged shrimp has marked up VND5,000-8,000 to VND95,000-98,000 per kilo of 100 pieces, said Phan Van Phuc, a shrimp trader in Vam Lang Town in Tien Giang’s Go Cong Dong District. The shrimp crop is coming to an end, so output is falling. However, the demand for shrimp among processors is surging, … [Read more...]

Tien Giang Cashing in on Local Resources to Draw Investment

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Lying on the western gateway to Ho Chi Minh City, Tien Giang province functions as a vital link in the centralised multiple model of the southern key economic zone that forms urban economic corridors in the Mekong Delta region. With its very important position of the transit region, with its huge production scale and high consumer demand in both Southeast and Southwest regions, Tien Giang province catches the interest of investors for its prime location, which helps reduce transportation costs … [Read more...]

The long lines of Tan Thanh

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Tan Thanh Beach in Mekong Delta Tien Giang Province’s Go Cong Dong District is not an ideal place for swimming, but it’s a real treat for the taste buds to visit. The quay at Tan Thanh Beach in the Mekong Delta’s Tien Giang Province … [Read more...]