Both lost to Belgium’s Eddy Merckx, who beat Nguyen in the knockout round and Chien, Vietnam's top player, in the quarterfinal. The Belgian made the break, a move that suits his style, against Nguyen. He led with a score 13-2 in the first three innings with two, eight and three points. Nguyen closed the gap between the sixth and 10th innings and even went into the lead (19-16). But Merckx dominated the next seven innings scoring 31-20 to win the match 40-29. Chien easily defeated Columbian Jose Juan Garcia in the knockout stage 40-21 to set up a clash with Merckx in the last eight. Once again, the Belgian earned the right to break. He played error-free billiards to score 21-9 in the first half and win the match 40-28. The 51-year-old went on to win the World Cup beating Frenchman Jérémy Bury 40-16 in the final. Chien won €3,500 ($3,860) for his quarterfinal finish. He and Nguyen will join Nguyen Duc Anh Chien at the World Union of Billiards World Championships to … [Read more...] about Belgian ends Vietnamese hopes in Carom Billiards 3-Cushion World Cup
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National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on November 21 appreciated the World Bank (WB)’s comprehensive cooperation with Vietnam and its contributions to the country’s development in recent times. NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (R) shakes hands with Country Director for the WB in Vietnam Ousmane Dione During a reception for Country Director for the WB in Vietnam Ousmane Dione in Hanoi, Ngan also highly valued the outcomes of the recent conference to announce the WB’s study on factors impacting socio-economic development in ethnic minority regions in Vietnam. She thanked the bank for its coordination with the Vietnamese NA in specific cooperative activities, expressing her belief that it will continue to work closely with the legislative body in building and supervising the implementation of policies for ethnic minority groups. According to Dione, Vietnam is holding opportunities to thrive in the future, and the country will effectively and … [Read more...] about NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan receives WB’s country director
NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan arrived in Bangkok today for her trip to Thailand to attend the 40th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA 40) and to pay an official visit to the host country. National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan is welcomed at Don Mueang airport by many high-ranking officials of Thailand The trip is being made at the invitation of Chuan Leekpai, Speaker of the House of Representatives of Thailand and also Chair of AIPA 40. She was welcomed at Don Mueang airport by many high-ranking officials of Thailand, and Vietnamese Ambassador to the country Nguyen Hai Bang. The AIPA 40 will be held under the theme of “Advancing Parliamentary Partnership for Sustainable Community”. Ngan’s participation at the AIPA 40 continues to affirm the Vietnamese NA’s role and position in the organisation, as well as Vietnam’s active and responsible participation in the building an ASEAN Community of peace, … [Read more...] about NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan in Bangkok for AIPA 40, Thailand visit
The Vietnamese Government will create the most favourable conditions for firms from the Republic of Korea (RoK) to operate successfully in Vietnam, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said on November 11. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and Kim Jung-tai, Chairman of Republic of Korea's Hana Financial Group Inc. At a reception for Kim Jung-tai, Chairman of Hana Financial Group Inc. of the RoK in Hanoi, the leader welcomed the Korean firm’s operation in Vietnam and said he is delighted that the RoK attaches great importance to Vietnam's role in its New Southern Policy. The Vietnam-RoK cooperation has recorded strong developments in recent times, and collaboration between Hana Group and the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) is a vivid manifestation of this bond, he stressed. According to PM Phuc, there are more than 6,000 Korean enterprises operating in Vietnam, and about 160,000 Korean nationals living and working in Vietnam. Meanwhile, more than … [Read more...] about Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc greets Chairman of Hana Financial Group Inc.
Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Doan Toan (R) receives Governor of Belgium’s Antwerp province Cathy Berx. (Photo: hanoimoi.com.vn) Hanoi (VNA) – Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Doan Toan on November 11 hosted a reception for Governor of Belgium’s Antwerp province Cathy Berx, who is on a working visit to Vietnam. Informing his guest of the capital city’s socio-economic development in recent years, Toan highlighted that Hanoi has become a leading destination in the country for foreign investors. However, the city is facing many challenges from the urbanisation process such as traffic congestion and environmental pollution, he said, adding the city will continue calling for foreign investment in waste treatment and infrastructure development. He also said the city wants to learn from Antwerp’s experience in building smart urban areas. On the occasion, he expressed his hope that the Antwerp … [Read more...] about Hanoi, Belgian province boost cooperation