Pha Rung Shipbuilding Yard launches a 34,000 ton ship

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The Pha Rung Shipyard Company Ltd. (Vinashin Pha Rung) has launched a 34,000 ton ship PR 04 named "FOUR EMERALD". The PR 04 is 180m long, 30m wide, 14.7m high and has a capacity of 45,500 cubic-metres and was built on order from the Italian ship-owner Coedier Navegacao Ida following the design by the Carl Bro A/S, Denmark. The corporation expects to hand over the ship in July 2011. After launching the PR 04, the Vinashin Pha Rung also layed down a keel for similar ships, HR 34 and PR 06, … [Read more...]

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Pha Rung Shipbuilding Yard hands over 34,000-ton ship to Italy

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The Pha Rung Shipyard Company Ltd., under the Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (Vinashin), on Friday handed over a 34,000-ton cargo ship named "Four Diamond" to its Italian partner Premuda Group in Hai Phong City. The "Four Diamond" is 180m long, 30m wide, 14.7m high, with a capacity of 45,500 cubic-metres and a speed of 14 nautical miles per hour, was designed by Denmark's Carl Bro Company and the Shanghai Hengar Ship Design Company. It is equipped with modern systems including … [Read more...]

Vietnamese, Lao army press cooperation promoted

Lieutenant General Nguyen Trong Nghia (right) presents gifts to Lieutenant Colonel Khamsao Keoviset.

PANO - Lieutenant General Nguyen Trong Nghia, Deputy Director of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People's Army on September 29th received a visiting delegation of reporters of the Lao People's Army. After briefing the guests on the VPA's military press activities, general Nghia encouraged the two armies' military press agencies to work together to cover big events of the two countries in general and the two armies in particular, including the 70th anniversary of the Vietnam … [Read more...]

Thousands of youths join traffic culture festival

Youths instructed how to drive safely

PANO - More than 2,000 youths in Ho Chi Minh City took part in the festival, "Youths with traffic culture", on September 28th by the city's Youth Union and other units. There were various interesting activities during the event, such as a seminar on responsibility of youths for promoting a traffic culture, a photo and painting exhibition, and a contest on how to drive safely and on obedience of traffic laws. … [Read more...]

Army corps cares for public healthcare

The wheelchair presented to Nguyen Van Hai

PANO - Doctors from Army Corps 16 of the Vietnam People's Army on September 28th arrived in Ia Rve border commune, Ea Sup district, Dak Lak province, in response to the "Army joins hands for community's health" campaign. They provided free health check-ups, medicines, and gifts to nearly 300 needy locals. The corps' Regiment 737 also handed over a wheelchair, worth VND 1.6 million, to Nguyen Van Hai, a paralytic in Hamlet 6 of the commune. … [Read more...]

Germany phases out UXO clearance support in Vietnam

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PANO - Germany has successfully concluded the drive on humanitarian support to clearunexploded ordnance (UXOs) left behind from the war in the Central provinces of Vietnam, said a representative of the German Embassy to Vietnam on September 25th. … [Read more...]

Quang Tri applauded for national defence work

Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Thanh Cung (first from right) inspects the construction of barracks of the Quang Tri provincial Military Command. Photo: qdnd.vn

PANO - Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Thanh Cung, Deputy Minister of National Defence, on September 25th visited the Military and Border Guard Commands of the Central province of Quang Tri. The General was briefed on the two commands' results in implementing their missions since early this year by their commanders. Accordingly, they closely worked with the police and customs to fight drug related crimes in border areas, and actively helped local authorities and residents develop the … [Read more...]

Documents on late General Le Trong Tan exhibited

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PANO - The Military Library, under the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People's Army (VPA), on September 24th opened an exhibition on late General Le Trong Tan, former Chief of the VPA's General Staff, to mark his 100th birth anniversary. … [Read more...]

Units boost women affairs and gender equality

Delegates at the training course. Photo: qdnd.vn

PANO - A training course to enhance professionalism of nearly 300 officers in charge of women affairs was kicked off on September 24th by the General Staff, General Department of Politics and General Department II of the Vietnam People's Army. Lieutenant General Vo Van Tuan, Deputy Chief of the General Staff, and Major General Ho Trong Dao, Head of the Department of Politics under the General Department of Politics, attended the event. … [Read more...]

Modern medical system installed

Leaders of Military Science and Technology Institute and Central Military Hospital 108 sign hand-over document.

PANO - A telemedicine system linking the infirmary on Song Tu Tay Island with the Central Military Hospital 108 in Hanoi was officially put into operation on September 23rd. The system is donated by the family of Phan Thi To Duyen and set up by the Electronics Informatics Chemical Joint-Stock Company (ELINCO) under the Military Science and Technology Institute of the Ministry of National Defence. … [Read more...]

Young intellectuals well perform in reality

Youths and the unit's cadre providing people with rice planting techniques.

PANO - Economic-National Defence Unit 327 of Military Zone 3, on September 23rd, reviewed the implementation of the second stage of Project 174 on bringing young intellectuals to the unit. Over the past two years, the youngsters have teamed up with the unit's troops to hold dozens of vocational training courses, give free health check-ups and clothes, harvest crops and carry out other gratitude activities for local people, contributing to raising their income and maintaining social order. … [Read more...]

Border guards rescue troubled trawler

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PANO - Ship BP-320403 of Border Flotilla 2 under the Binh Dinh provincial Border Guard Command on September 22nd towed trawler BD95605-TS with 14 fishermen on board ashore. … [Read more...]

Contest for commanders and commissars of bridges and regiments opens

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PANO - Military Zone 4 on September 22nd kicked off a four-day contest for commanders and commissars of its bridges and regiments in 2014. More than 40 contestants will compete in various categories, including knowledge of combat commanding requirements and soldier management and unarmed line-up regulations of the Vietnam People's Army, and of documents on building comprehensively strong units, K54 shooting, and Party and political work. … [Read more...]

Troops mastering hovercraft

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PANO - Brigade 249 of the Engineering Arm has brought hovercraft into training courses for search and rescue missions and others. … [Read more...]

Army leaders pay homage to General Vo Nguyen Giap

General Phung Quang Thanh offers incense to late General Vo Nguyen Giap.

PANO - General Phung Quang Thanh, Minister of National Defence, and Senior Lieutenant General Ngo Xuan Lich, Director of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People's Army , offered incense to late General Vo Nguyen Giap on his first death anniversary at his residence at 30 Hoang Dieu Street, Hanoi, on September 22nd. They praised the great contributions of General Vo Nguyen Giap to the national revolutionary cause and the development of the Vietnam People's Army. The late … [Read more...]

Air force troops hailed for completing command exercise

Senior Lieutenant General Do Ba Ty hands over certificates to individuals and units with the outstanding achievements in the exercise

PANO - The Air Defence and Air Force Service on September 19th wrapped up its command exercise, in the presence of Senior Lieutenant General Do Ba Ty, Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People's Army cum Deputy Minister of National Defence. >>Air Force holds command exercise The three-day successful event has contributed to improving the command capabilities of the Service's units, and to evaluating troops' professionalism in recommending solutions to fight against the enemy. … [Read more...]

Headquarters of Military Broadcasting Centre to be built next year

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PANO - Senior Lieutenant General Ngo Xuan Lich, Director of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People's Army, on September 19th chaired the first session of the Steering Board for the construction project of the Headquarters of Military Broadcasting Centre. At the event, the Defence Minister's decision on establishing the eight-member board and permanent agencies, headed by General Lich, was announced together with its operating regulations, the number of members of the … [Read more...]

Program for people’s health in Dak Nong launched

Lieutenant General Nguyen Trong Nghia (second from left) presents gifts to policy beneficiaries in Quang Truc commune

PANO - Lieutenant General Nguyen Trong Nghia, Deputy Director of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People's Army, inspected preparations for the program "Army joins hands for community's health" in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong on September 20th. … [Read more...]

Lao Defence Minister visits Army Corps 15 of Vietnam

Major General Dang Anh Dung presents flowers to Senior Lieutenant General Sengnuon Saynhalat

PANO - A high-ranking Laotian military delegation, led by Minister of National Defence, Senior Lieutenant General Sengnuon Saynhalat, paid a visit to Army Corps 15 of the Vietnam People's Army on September 19th. >>Defence cooperation deepens Vietnam-Laos relationship Receiving the delegation, the unit's Commander Major General Dang Anh Dung held that the visit was part of activities contributing to cultivating the two armies' traditional and friendly relations. Apart from doing business … [Read more...]

Deputy Defence Minister visits military shipbuilder

Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh inspects production activities of Factory X51 of the Ba Son Corporation. Photo: qdnd.vn

PANO - Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Deputy Minister of National Defence, on September 18th inspected the Ba Son Corporation of the General Department of Defence Industry. Over the past years, the corporation's employees have considerably mastered shipbuilding technologies, and at present are building six Molniya missile boats, which will be launched in 2017. … [Read more...]