Local Party chief faces dismissal for having sex with 2 staffers, making them pregnant

Authorities in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on Friday said they are considering whether to dismiss the Party chief of a small town who has been accused of having sex with two staff members and making both pregnant. Huynh Duc Hai, the Party secretary of Lang Co Town, has been rebuked in front of his staff. Hai admitted to having sexual relationships with both of the officers, who are working at the Lang Co People’s Committee, around the same time. One of the women is now eight month pregnant while the other is in her third month. A group of inspectors found out the case after rumors about his lifestyle spread around the town. Hai and the two women are all single, local authorities said. … [Read more...]

Nha Ruong- Ancient houses in Hoi Ky Village

Hoi Ky ancient village in Hai Chanh commune, Hai Lang district, Quang Tri province is located by the O Lau river. The village is more than 500 years old. Visitors to the village are amazed at the numerous ancient wooden houses known as Nha Ruong, religious establishments, and the peaceful lives of the local people. Along road to Hoi Ky village are temples, pagodas and clan worship houses which boast unique architectural styles. But visitors are most amazed at the centuries-old wooden houses nestled in large gardens along O Lau River. These houses, which belong to the Duong family clan are comprised of 5 or 7 rooms and wing rooms and are made of thick solid wood. Their columns and doors are engraved with dragons, unicorns, phoenixes and other delicate patterns. In each house, there are lacquered boards with parallel sentences teaching children to do good. Doors between rooms are beautifully decorated. The room in the middle is used to worship the ancestors while its two neighboring … [Read more...]

Business world given credit for rural progress

A section of a rural road under construction in Quang Tri Province's Hai Lang District. The private sector has played a major part in developing rural areas nationwide, said Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh. — VNA/VNS Photo Ho Cau HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam's countryside has been given a facelift over the last five years following a national programme to develop new rural areas thanks to the contributions of businesses and entrepreneurs nationwide, said Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh on Saturday. At a ceremony in Ha Noi, the official said the programme had involved all levels of society, and helped cut the household poverty rate by 2 per cent each year, while doubling the incomes of rural residents. Around 10 per cent of communes and five districts have been recognised as new rural areas. This was attributed to contributions by businesses and entrepreneurs who had funded roads, schools and hospitals as well as agricultural production and job creation, Ninh said. He … [Read more...]

Nha Ruong- Ancient houses in Hoi Ky village, Quang Tri province

(VOVworld)- Hoi Ky ancient village in Hai Chanh commune, Hai Lang district, Quang Tri province is located by the O Lau river. The village is more than 500 years old. Visitors to the village are amazed at the numerous ancient wooden houses known as Nha Ruong, religious establishments, and the peaceful lives of the local people. Along road to Hoi Ky village are temples, pagodas and clan worship houses which boast unique architectural styles. But visitors are most amazed at the centuries-old wooden houses nestled in large gardens along O Lau River. These houses, which belong to the Duong family clan are comprised of 5 or 7 rooms and wing rooms and are made of thick solid wood. Their columns and doors are engraved with dragons, unicorns, phoenixes and other delicate patterns. In each house, there are lacquered boards with parallel sentences teaching children to do good. Doors between rooms are beautifully decorated. The room in the middle is used to worship the ancestors while its two … [Read more...]

Customs officials seize 17 tonnes of smuggled sugar

Illustration image. According to the customs officials, illegal sales and transportation of commodities without adequate papers were quite common during this time of the year. — Photo baochinhphu.vn HA NOI (VNS) — Customs officials at the Lao Bao special trade and economic zone in the central Quang Tri Province have seized about 17 tonnes of smuggled sugar since last month. The latest case was detected on Tuesday, when they checked a passenger coach, with registration number 74K-1469, owned by Hai Lang Transport Cooperative number one. A joint force of the zone's custom officials and Tan Hop checkpoint officials inspected the vehicle and found 15 tonnes of Thai white sugar, allegedly smuggled into Viet Nam, the online government newspaper reported. The cargo was hidden under the passenger seats, in luggage trunks, and in a secret compartment on the vehicle's roof. The coach driver, Huynh Van Khanh, told the authorities that he bought the goods at the Lao Bao special … [Read more...]

VND66 billion for charitable constructions in central province

The central province of Quang Tri and the Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade (Vietinbank) on July 14th handed over social charitable constructions worth nearly VND66 billion. The constructions include 2 cultural houses in Huong Hoa and Dac Rong districts; 17 pre-schools and primary schools in Cam Lo, Gio Linh, Hai Lang, Huong Hoa, Trieu Phong, Vinh Linh, Dac Rong districts and Dong Ha city; 33 houses for poor families; 13 medical stations; 4 ambulances and high-quality medical equipment serving people’s healthcare. In particular, to mark the 68th anniversary of the Day for Wounded Soldiers and Martyrs (July 27th), Vietinbank also provided funds for the province to carry out payment of gratitude activities, including building two memorial steles for martyrs, upgrading 5 martyrs’ cemeteries, and repairing some others. So far Vietinbank has given sponsorship worth over VND162 billion to Quang Tri province, in order to build 233 houses for poor … [Read more...]

VietinBank funds VND66 billion for social facilities in Quang Tri

VietinBank hands over four ambulances to hospitals in Quang Tri NDO - The Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade (VietinBank) held a ceremony on July 14 to officially hand over social facilities to the People's Committee of Quang Tri province. The facilities, with a total value of nearly VND66 billion (US$3.04 million), include two cultural houses in Huong Hoa and Dak Rong districts and 17 kindergartens and primary schools located in Dong Ha city as well as in the districts of Cam Lo, Gio Linh, Hai Lang, Huong Hoa, Trieu Phong, Vinh Linh and Dak Rong. The funded facilities also consist of 33 houses for disadvantaged families, 13 health stations and four ambulances in addition to medical equipment serving the increased demand for healthcare of the local population. VietinBank also contributed financial assistance to the construction of two memorial houses dedicated to war martyrs, the upgrade of five martyr cemeteries and the upgrade other facilities in Quang … [Read more...]

Memorial stele for war martyrs inaugurated in Quang Tri

PANO - A memorial stele commemorating war martyrs who died in the campaign to defend Quang Tri ancient town in the 1972-1973 period was inaugurated by the Liaison Board of former Regiment 64 of Division 320B (now Division 390 of Army Corps 1 under the Vietnam People's Army) on July 2nd in Hai Ba commune, Hai Lang district, Quang Tri province. Defence Minister General Phung Quang Thanh, former Commander of the regiment sent flowers for congratulation. Lieutenant General Hoang Ky, former Deputy Chief of the General Staff under the Vietnam People's Army cum former Commander of the regiment attended the ceremony. Inaugurating the stele At the event Senior Colonel Nguyen Tat Thinh, Head of the board, recalled the unit's historic traditions and held that the project pays tribute to war martyrs and meets the demands of martyrs' relatives and war veterans while visiting the former battlefield. The project was completed after three months of construction, meeting all the set requirements … [Read more...]

Quang Tri studies budget planning

The project was launched at a conference in Quang Tri on Tuesday by the provincial Women's Union, the People's Council, and the Centre for Development and Integration. — Photo baoquangtri QUANG TRI (Biz Hub) — An 810,000-euro (US$921,600) project will be implemented in central Quang Tri province to encourage local community's participation in State budget management. The project was launched at a conference in Quang Tri on Tuesday by the provincial Women's Union, the People's Council, and the Centre for Development and Integration. The project that is funded by the European Union is being carried out from April 2015 to March 2018. It aims to enhance the awareness of the issue among more than 6,000 women and disadvantaged people living in six communes in Gio Linh and Hai Lang districts. It also aims to strengthen the role, competency and responsibility of People's Councils – which directly represents local residents – at all levels in supervising public … [Read more...]

Quang Tri to foster community involvement in state budget management

An 810,000 EUR project will be implemented in central Quang Tri province to encourage the local community’s participation in State budget management. The project was launched at a conference on May 12 in Quang Tri by the provincial Women’s Union, the People’s Council and the Centre for Development and Integration. The project, funded by the European Union, will be carried out from April 2015 to March 2018. In that time it aims to enhance awareness about the issue for more than 6,000 women and disadvantaged people living in six communes in Gio Linh and Hai Lang districts. It also aims to strengthen the role, competency and responsibility of People’s Councils – which directly represents local residents - at all levels in supervising public budget usage. Under the project, beneficiaries are expected to get deeper understanding about public budget collection and spending, and involve themselves in the process via local programmes on poverty reduction … [Read more...]

Capital from Japan helps Vinatex complete supply chain

Workers sew shirts at a factory of the Garment 10 Corporation - Joint Stock Company under the Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex). The group has recently cooperated with Japanese companies to complete supply chain to boost its textile export revenue. — VNA/VNS Photo Tran Viet HA NOI (Biz Hub) — VTJ JSC, a member of Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex), signed an agreement with Tom's Co., Ltd, of Japan to produce T-shirts at Dien Sanh Industrial Zone. Dau Tu (Investment)newspaper reported that the agreement, signed in early April, is a joint project to develop integrated processes, from weaving, dying and sewing to knitting. The cooperation shows the readiness of Vinatex to welcome opportunities offered by free trade agreements, which are expected to be signed in the near future. The project has a total investment of US$12 million and aims to construct and manage three factories. The first factory for weaving and dying has a capacity of … [Read more...]

Vietnamese risk own lives when crossing railways

Many bikers and pedestrians have recklessly defied warnings and thus jeopardized their lives crossing railways in Vietnam. A collision between a train carrying about 600 passengers and a truck occurred on March 10 in the central province of Quang Tri, killing the engine driver and severely injuring four others, including the truck driver. The deadly accident happened on a railway section in Hai Lang District at 10:15 pm when the train, coded SE5, which was on its way from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, crashed into a truck carrying rocks that was crossing the line. The impact cut the locomotive off from the remaining part of the train and threw three carriages, including two for passengers and one serving as a canteen, off the railroad. The accident brought the north-south railway to a standstill for almost a day and caused damage worth an estimated VND23 billion (US$1.07 million). However, the fatal crash and many other collisions happening previously have done little to raise … [Read more...]

Vietnamese risk own lives to save minutes crossing railways (photos)

Many bikers and pedestrians have recklessly defied warnings and thus jeopardized their lives crossing railways in Vietnam. A collision between a train carrying about 600 passengers and a truck occurred on March 10 in the central province of Quang Tri, killing the engine driver and severely injuring four others, including the truck driver. The deadly accident happened on a railway section in Hai Lang District at 10:15 pm when the train, coded SE5, which was on its way from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, crashed into a truck carrying rocks that was crossing the line. The impact cut the locomotive off from the remaining part of the train and threw three carriages, including two for passengers and one serving as a canteen, off the railroad. The accident brought the north-south railway to a standstill for almost a day and caused damage worth an estimated VND23 billion (US$1.07 million). However, the fatal crash and many other collisions happening previously have done little to raise … [Read more...]

Cervical cancer killing 9 Vietnamese women daily: Report

At a conference held in Hanoi today to raise awareness about cervical cancer, it was revealed that nine women are dying every day in Vietnam because of the disease. Medical staff is providing guidance on reproductive health to women in Hai Lang District, Quang Tri Province. One of the main reasons for the growing incidence of the cervical cancer in Vietam is a lack of regular health check-ups. Reports at the conference, which was co-organised by the Institute for Reproductive and Family Health and the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation, also revealed that 20 out of every 100,000 Vietnamese women have the disease, and 11 of them could end up dying. One of the main reasons for the growing incidence of the disease is a lack of regular health check-ups. Besides, women living in remote areas tend to ignore the importance of this matter and do not even get vaccinated against the disease, which is largely lacking across Vietnam. "Cervical cancer is a disease that has stolen the … [Read more...]

Villagers sitting on a ticking pollution time bomb

VietNamNet Bridge – A sudden downpour on a sunny spring day sends Nguyen Mot scurrying into his house. But he is not trying to escape the rain. He darts about, shutting all the doors and windows in a vain bid to keep out the noxious odour that comes up with vapour sent up by the sudden rain. "Pesticides," he says, ruefully. Mot is a resident of Trieu Phong District in the central province of Quang Tri. "We have endured this for decades. The odour is quite light now, but it gets much stronger on hot summer days. "Higher temperatures and sudden showers create more vapour, which means much stronger smells." Nguyen Chi Nghia from Phuong Ngan Village washes his hands with water taken from a local well, which he says smells of pesticides. — VNS Photo Phuoc Buu Explaining the stink, he says: "A lot of unused pesticides left over in the local warehouse were buried in a landfill near here in Phuong Ngan Village, which is in the district's Trieu Long Commune. Mot, 72, … [Read more...]

Quang Tri grants investment license for concrete project

The People’s Committee of central coastal Quang Tri province granted an investment certificate to the My Thuy International Port Joint Venture Company to build a concrete factory in the Dong Nam Economic Zone on March 12. Construction on the 54 billion VND (2.53 million USD) factory is scheduled to be completed over 12 months across eight hectares in Hai Lang district. The factory is expected to supply 85,000 concrete products annually to Vietnam’s market, primarily for the large-scale My Thuy deep-water seaport project. The My Thuy Port is a 750 million USD project with a 4-kilometre edge-to-shore length, a 15-metre depth, and a 700-metre passageway. Once completed, it will be capable of receiving ships weighing up to 50,000 tonnes.-VNA … [Read more...]

Traffic committee urges efforts to improve Vietnam railway safety

Vietnam’s National Traffic Safety Committee on Wednesday issued a message warning about increased railway accidents and calling for more action to improve the situation. >> Train hits truck, throwing three carriages off railway, killing engine driver in Vietnam In the message, which was sent to the Ministry of Transport, the Vietnam Railways Corporation (VRC), and all local units of the committee nationwide, the committee said that railway accidents are on the rise. During the nine-day Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, from February 15 to 23, 10 accidents occurred on rail lines, leaving nine dead and three injured, the committee said, adding that most of these accidents took place at intersections between railways and roads. Most recently, a serious accident took place between a passenger train and a truck on the night of March 11 on a section of the north-south railway in Hai Lang District in the central province of Quang Tri, killing the engine driver and severely … [Read more...]

Accident postpones trains on north-south connection

Travel on the north-south railway line was interrupted for almost 20 hours on March 11 after a train hit a lorry in central Quang Tri Province on March 10 evening. An SE5 train coming from Hanoi slammed into a lorry truck at an intersection in Hai Thuong Commune in the province's Hai Lang District. The collision wrecked the truck, distorted the train and derailed three cars. It slowed train travel near the site and created congestion on National Highway 1A. The train driver died at the scene. The truck driver and three train crewmen with severe injuries were taken to a hospital in the adjacent Thua Thien - Hue Province. According to Tran Nhat Trung, director of the Viet Nam Centre for Incident Tackle and Rescue, a total of 500 staff members were deployed to assist with the aftermath. During the rescue process yesterday morning, a crane collapsed and caused more turmoil at the scene, though no additional fatalities were reported. The incident caused delays for the following … [Read more...]

Train driver is killed as train hits truck

One person was killed and three injured when a north- south train slammed into a truck in the central Quang Tri Province yesterday evening. The driver of the train died instantly, while the truck driver was among the three injured persons who were taken to Hue Central Hospital in the neighbouring Thua Thien - Hue Province. The crash wrecked the truck and derailed three coaches of the SE5 train that was travelling from Ha Noi to HCM City. Witnesses said that the accident happened at 9:41pm in Hai Lang District, after the train left the Dong Ha Station about 30km away. The truck was crossing the railway line when it was hit by the train. The provincial authorities and railway staff arrived at the accident site immediately to conduct rescue work and manage traffic. All the other passengers were sent back to Dong Ha Station. The damaged coaches were hauled to the nearby Quang Tri Station. Those who received mild injuries received medical aid at a local hospital. The drivers of both … [Read more...]

One person killed as train hits truck

One person was killed and three injured when a north- south train slammed into a truck in the central Quang Tri Province yesterday evening. The crash wrecks the truck and derails three coaches of the SE5 train that is travelling from Ha Noi to HCM City. — VNA/VNS Photos Ho Cau The driver of the train died instantly, while the truck driver was among the three injured persons who were taken to Hue Central Hospital in the neighbouring Thua Thien - Hue Province. The crash wrecked the truck and derailed three coaches of the SE5 train that was travelling from Ha Noi to HCM City. Witnesses said that the accident happened at 9:41pm in Hai Lang District, after the train left the Dong Ha Station about 30km away. The truck was crossing the railway line when it was hit by the train. The provincial authorities and railway staff arrived at the accident site immediately to conduct rescue work and manage traffic. All the other passengers were sent back to Dong Ha Station. The damaged … [Read more...]