(CPV) - KOICA Vietnam Office and two non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Vietnam, the community-based Health and HIV/AIDS Care and Support Centre for (HHCSC) and the Centre for rural Community Research and Development (CCRD), have signed an agreement for a small grant. Accordingly, USD76,000 will be used for two project proposals in Hai Phong city and Quang Binh province. HHCSC is going to improve the quality of life of children affected by HIV/AIDS through increasing capacity of grandparents who care for their grandchildren due to the death of parents, or single mothers or fathers, while CCRD will introduce sustainable farming practices supporting a cleaner overall environment through introducing biogas and bio-fertilizer technologies to farmers. … [Read more...] about KOICA starts support for local NGOs in Vietnam
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Rock Concert with Dissonant Nation Sat 31 May 2014, 8 pm L'Espace 24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội You are invited to the Rock concert with Dissonant Nation. With the resonating album titled WE play We are in their credit, the trio from Aubagne started a dynamic style of rock performed in 3 languages: French, English and Marseilles. Their energy guarantees to burn the night away! Expect a vigorous yet refreshing performance that will certainly bring in a good mood. Tickets: Ticket price: 120 000 VND Special price for members of L'Espace and students: 60 000 VND … [Read more...] about EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR MAY 20-31 (daily updated)
Shop blaze kills four family members The victims are a couple, their 15-year-old son and 74-year-old father. The cause of the blaze remains unknown. Rescue teams failed to save the victims because it took time to break down the family's automatic rolling door, which was tightly closed, when the blaze occurred at 1am. The case is under investigation. Dozens survive passenger bus fire Dozens managed to escape a passenger bus with bunk beds after it was on fire in Ha Tinh province early on November 4. The North-South express bus caught fire when it was travelling past Phu Viet commune, Thach Ha district, at 04.00am. The blaze was said to break out at the rear-end of the bus and quickly spread across the vehicle. Passengers managed to get out of the bus before local fire fighters put out the roaring fire within 30 minutes. Investigation into the cause of the incident is under way. Students win American Academy scholarships As many as 28 students in the central city were … [Read more...] about Social Highlights for November 4
Gender parity in Vietnam has made great strides. But the gap remains wide. When receiving a flower bouquet from his father, Kieu Trinh, the 2010 Silver Ball winner, burst into tears. Kieu Trinh has been so brave and undaunted on the pitch. But, on the stage that night, the 26-year-old goalkeeper of Vietnam's national women football squad and the HCM City team became so deeply moved. (From R): Kieu Tring, 2010 Silver Ball winner; Kim Hong, Golden Ball; and Ngoc Anh, Bronze Ball, during the award-giving ceremony last week … [Read more...] about Roses For Women? Yes, And Same Prizes, Too!
To understand why President Hugo Chavez may win yet another election in Venezuela next month, go and sit under the mango trees of Los Rastrojos or Sabaneta. There, in the rural villages of his childhood at the heart of Venezuela's great savannah or "llanos," family and friends pour out tales of a boy whose motor-mouth and popular touch - now mainstays of his rule - were evident early on. … [Read more...] about Insight: Chavez plays populist card for Venezuela election