Hoa Binh Corp. helps build social shelter in Dak NongHung Le Hoa Binh Construction and Real Estate Corporation late last week donated VND5 billion to Maison Chance, a shelter for orphans, street children, disadvantaged people and the physically handicapped in Vietnam, in an effort to join hands to build a social protection center in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong. The project, which started construction in May last year, remains unfinished due to a lack of funding for completing the upgrade of a school area, vocational training zone, and a dwelling house. When in place, the center in Dak Nong is envisaged to provide shelters, healthcare and education services and vocational training for ethnic children in difficult circumstances and those with disabilities. At a ceremony to mark the company’s 30th anniversary, Hoa Binh Corporation granted 1,000 health insurance cards worth a total VND630 million to the HCMC Red Cross Society to give support to underprivileged … [Read more...] about Hoa Binh Corp. helps build social shelter in Dak Nong
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An inauguration ceremony was held Wednesday, Nov 2, to build an additional 14 rooms at a special home for poor, old stage artists in Ho Chi Minh City. The rooms will be built in a new building with an investment of VND600 million (US$28,570). The building will covers an area of 140 square meters in the center, which has a total area of nearly 6,000-square-meters. Residents of a special home for senior stage artists in HCMC at the inauguration ceremony held Wednesday Nov 3 for a new building with 14 rooms. … [Read more...] about More senior stage artists to be housed in HCMC center
Red Carpet Not An Easy Task By Quoc Hung At a Japanese company in Vietnam. to develop supporting industries, Vietnam should have proper policies to attract the investment of more Japan's small and medium enterprises Japan now has over 214,000 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the manufacturing industry without overseas investments. This situation offers Vietnam opportunities to attract these firms in a bid to develop the feeble supporting industry at home. After more than 16 years of operating as the leading auto firm on the local market, Toyota has only been involved in 17 domestic component suppliers despite its highest level of local content among industry insiders. Toyota has had to import the majority of nearly 40,000 components to assemble cars while only purchasing simple spare parts like seats, glass and screws from domestic partners. Not only Toyota but also many other foreign auto producers and electronics firms in Vietnam are doing business in the same way. … [Read more...] about Red Carpet Not An Easy Task
Construction has started on the first public high rise parking lot in Ho Chi Minh City, as many similar structures are expected to be built in coming years. On March 23, the Saigon Transport and Mechanics Company (Samco) began the ten-story project on Co Giang Street in District 1. The amount of total investment has not been released but the company said the project will accommodate 500 cars. The Investment Development for Underground Space Corporation (IUS) also said it will continue the US$100 million project on Le Van Tam Street this August so that it could be put in service in 2015. The project was started in 2010, but red tape has stalled its construction. Another project on Cach Mang Thang Tam is also planned to break ground this year. Two other ventures which have been approved are located at Hoa Lu Stadium at the corner of Dinh Tien Hoang and Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Streets, and one at Tao Dan Park on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai. Since 2003, HCMC has been planning to develop high … [Read more...] about Work on high rise parking lot breaks ground in HCMC
Establishing limited areas where prostitution is allowed, under strict rules that protect prostitutes and everyone else, is an idea supported by many officials and experts. A reporter from Phap Luat HCMC found that three of the five prostitutes he interviewed at the Phu Nghia Rehabilitation Centre in HCM City supported the idea of legalized "red light districts." Phan Thi C.Y. said that "I suppose that if I work in such a zone, I will have to wear an ID card and everybody will know what I do, but I think it is better than the current situation when we live in fear of getting infectious diseases and being beaten or cheated." "I don't know what I will do after I leave this centre, because I don't even have a primary school diploma," C.Y. added. "Perhaps I will go back to the business (prostitution) because I have to take care of my mother and my younger brother." Last year the Agency for Social Evil Prevention (Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs) polled over 4000 … [Read more...] about Should Vietnam experiment with “red light streets”?