Renewal – a highlight in CPV’s leadership

(VOVworld) – The international community has acknowledged Vietnam’s successful renewal over the past 30 years, which was initiated at the 6th National Party Congress in 1986. While affirming its achievements in renewal, the Communist Party of Vietnam is determined to comprehensively and synchronously push forward the renewal process in the future. The renewal has obtained tremendous achievements, which is an important premise for national growth in the future. Reality has proved that the Communist Party of Vietnam’s renewal guideline is correct and creative and matches Vietnam’s situation and historical development. Hanoi's Nhat Tan bridge spans the Red river A revolutionary decision Pham Thi Nhu Thuy, in Dien Khanh hamlet, Hai Lang district, Quang Tri province, has kept food stamps and rice books of the subsidy period 30 years ago. The items remind her of a time of food, clothes, and household utensils shortages. Being aware of the situation, the Communist … [Read more...]

Quang Tri launches first bus routes

Passenger buses are ready to serve locals in central Quang Tri Province for the first time. — Photo quangtriplus.net QUANG TRI (VNS) — Quang Tri Province's Department of Transport, in co-operation with Hoan My Commerce and Trade Company Limited has launched two bus routes, the first of its kind in the province, today. The two bus routes include one from Dong Ha City to Ho Xa Township in Vinh Linh District, which is 32 kilometres, and the other from Dong Ha City to Hai Lang Township in Hai Lang District, which is 40 kilometres. Some eight buses will be mobilised to run every 30 minutes on the two routes. The bus will run between 5am and 8pm in the summer and from 5.30am to 7pm in winter. Nguyen Quan Chinh, vice chairman of the provincial People's Committee said that the first two bus routes would meet the travelling demands of locals. The department would continue developing new bus routes in the upcoming time, such as from Cua Viet Beach to Cam Lo Township, Quang Tri … [Read more...]

Corporate scholarships support disadvantaged children

FPT Joint Stock Company has granted 100 scholarships to students suffering from disabilities as consequence of Agent Orange/dioxin in central Quang Tri province. The scholarships worth 1.2 million VND (53 USD) each were presented on December 5 alongside ten long-term scholarships worth 5 million VND (222.5 USD) each from the National Fund for Vietnamese Children. Students reading books from hanging bookshelves in the school yard at Hai Hoa Primary School in Quang Tri Province's Hai Lang District. Quang Tri is one of provinces hit hardest by war aftermath with 2,200 children suffering from after-effects of dioxin-containing Agent Orange herbicide sprayed by US troops during the war. In the past seven years, FPT has given out 840 million VND (37,383 VND) worth of scholarships to assist local disadvantaged youth. Recently, POSCO E&C Vietnam also donated scholarships and bikes to needy students living in central Quang Ngai province. Most recently, 100 scholarships and 100 bikes … [Read more...]

Hanging library gets kids reading

Quiet for once: Students enjoy reading books from hanging bookshelves in the school yard at Hai Hoa Primary School in Quang Tri Province's Hai Lang District. — Photo Trinh Bang Nhiem by Trinh Bang Nhiem Breaks during school time are now more exciting for students of Hai Hoa Primary School in the central province of Quang Tri's Hai Lang District. During the break, the students quickly go to the special "bookshelves" hanging from trees in the school yard. This is a "friendly" library set up at the beginning of this school year with the support of the World Vision organisation. "We want to inspire more students to read," Nguyen Thi Mien, headmistress of the school, told Viet Nam News. "The main reason for the hanging library is that our library room is too small to accommodate many students. Our teachers got the idea of taking books to the school yard for students to read outdoors." The books have been put inside 10 plastic boxes. Each can contain betwen 10 and 20 books. The … [Read more...]

Quang Tri Creating Outstanding Competitive Advantages in Investment Attraction

Endowed with advantages in geopolitical economic position and natural resources, plus combined maritime and historical tourism, combined with good infrastructure, high-quality human resources, and effective administrative reform, Quang Tri province has outstanding competitive advantages in investment attraction. Vietnam Business Forum Magazine has had an interview with Mr Tran Duc Tam, Director of the Department of Planning and Investment of Quang Tri Province, on this issue. Le Sang reports. Infrastructure development, especially of the traffic system, has facilitated trade development across the country, including Quang Tri. With its untapped potential opening up with this advantage, how has Quang Tri attracted investment capital? Geo-economic advantages enable Quang Tri province to expand economic cooperation with Greater Mekong Sub-region countries. Particularly, the province is a traffic hub at the middle of the country and the starting point of the East-West Economic Corridor … [Read more...]

South East Economic Zone formed in Quang Tri

(CPV) - On November 12th, the Quang Tri provincial People’s Committee announced Prime Minister’s decision 42/2015/QD-TTg on establishing the South East Economic Zone. The economic zone (EZ) covers 23,792 hectares on 17 communes and towns of Hai An, Hai Ba, Hai Vinh, Hai Que, Hai Khe, Hai Duong (Hai Lang district), Trieu An, Trieu Phuoc, Trieu Van, Trieu Trach, Trieu Lang, Trieu Son (Trieu Phong district), Gio Quang, Gio Mai, Gio Hai, Gio Viet and Cua Viet (Gio Linh district). It includes functional areas on industry, administration, residence, tourism, services, and sea ports. The formation of the EZ will help to change structure and boost economic growth of Quang Tri in the near future. Nguyen Duc Chinh, Chairman of the Quang Tri provincial People’s Committee affirmed the EZ mainly targets to take full advantage of natural conditions, the economic and geo-political position to engage in international and domestic services and developing socio-economic … [Read more...]

Tan Cang–Thot Not port opens

Sai Gon Newport Corporation inaugurated the first phase of Tan Cang – Thot Not port on Thursday in the southern city of Can Tho. The port has a 75m-long wharf which can berth ships weighing up to 2,000 DWT, a 90m-long barge dock which can receive barges weighing up to 1,000 tonnes, and a 1.1ha storage space. Tan Cang – Thot Not port is an important part of the corporation's shipping system in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta region. SAI GON GIAI PHONG (LIBERATED SAI GON) Quang Tri to build economic zone Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a plan to build an economic zone in the central province of Quang Tri, according to the provincial People's Committee on Thursday. The 23,792ha economic zone encompasses 17 communes and towns of Trieu Phong, Hai Lang and Gio Linh districts. The economic zone is expected to have functional areas like an industrial park, administrative centre, residential areas, tourist areas, service areas and ports. THANH NIEN (YOUNG … [Read more...]

Quang Tri’s Southeast Economic Zone established

NDO - The People's Committee of Quang Tri province on November 12 announced the government Decision No.42/2015/QĐ-TTg on the establishment of Quang Tri's Dong Nam (Southeast) Economic Zone. The economic zone covers an area of over 23,790ha which is bounded by Trung Giang commune, Gio Linh district in the north; by Phong Dien district, Thua Thien-Hue province in the south; by the East Sea in the east; and by the National Highway 49C in the west. Quang Tri's Southeast Economic Zone comprises 17 communes and towns: Hai An, Hai Ba, Hai Vinh, Hai Que, Hai Khe and Hai Duong under Hai Lang district; Trieu An, Trieu Phuoc, Trieu Van, Trieu Trach, Trieu Lang, and Trieu Son under Trieu Phong district; and Gio Quang, Gio Mai, Gio Hai, Gio Viet and Cua Viet town under Gio Linh district. The new economic zone will include functional zones including an industrial zone, an administrative zone, a residential area, a tourism and service area, and a port area among others. It is forecast to have a … [Read more...]

100 + year-old wooden houses in Hoi Ky Village

VietNamNet Bridge - 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 the 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, have 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 ancestors while its two … [Read more...]

More support for disadvantaged people in Quang Tri

PANO - Quang Tri province will provide over VND 23 billion for local needy households to help them build houses to cope with natural disasters in 2015. Photo for illustration. Photo: thanhnien.com.vn Accordingly, the province gave VND 7.337 billion to Hai Lang district, VND 6.190 billion to Gio Linh district, VND 4.063 billion to Dakrong district, VND 3.614 billion to Trieu Phong district, and VND 1.456 billion to Huong Hoa district. The remaining districts received from VND 212 to 273 million. The provincial People's Committee directed the local authorities and functional organizations to promptly deliver the fund to needy people, contributing to helping them build houses, promote production and stabilize their own lives. Translated by Anh Tien … [Read more...]

National Highway 1 crossing Quang Tri inaugurated

Ministry of Transport yesterday opened to traffic a section in the expansion project of National Highway 1 crossing Quang Tri province. Inauguration ceremony of the expansion project for National Highway No.1 crossing Quang Tri province. (Photo:SGGP) Speaking at the opening ceremony, Vice General Director of Power Project Management Board No. 6 Nguyen Kieu Hung said the expansion project of National Highway 1 crossing Quang Tri province was completed two months earlier than expected. The section connecting Vinh Linh to Doc Mieu and Hai Lang districts was invested by Project Management Board No. 6 with its total distance of 60 kilometers. 15 kilometers length National Highway 1 section from southern Doc Mieu to northern Dong Ha city was invested under the BOT model (Build-Operate-Transfer). Deputy Minister of Transport Le Dinh Tho appreciated efforts of investors, local people as well as support of Quang Tri province. On this occasion, the ministry decided to honor 20 groups … [Read more...]

Highway No 1 opens in Quang Tri

QUANG TRI (VNS) — A section of National Highway No 1 in central Quang Tri Province was put into operation yesterday. The 70km-road section, which belongs to the project of Expanding National Highway No 1, was completed two months ahead the schedule. The Expanding National Highway No 1 project from Ha Noi to Can Tho City in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta is a key national project, said deputy chairman of the Quang Tri Province's People's Committee, Nguyen Quan Chinh. Speaking at the ceremony, the vice Minister of Transport Le Dinh Tho said, the road section would help to meet the increasing demand for transport as well as to reduce traffic jams and accidents on National Highway 1. "The road would serve the socio-economy and ensure national defence and security for the Quang Tri Province in particular and for the whole central region in general," he said. Besides, the Ministry of Transport also highly appreciated the efforts of the investor, Project Management Board 6, to … [Read more...]

US officials explore mine consequence recovery in Quang Tri

The US working team led by Michael Rothstein, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Plans, Programmes, and Operations in the US Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs meet with Quang Tri provincial leaders on October 12. (Image credit: NDO) NDO/VNA – A working team led by Michael Rothstein, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Plans, Programmes, and Operations in the US Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, visited the central province of Quang Tri from October 10-13. The visit was to find out more about co-operative activities to address post-war bomb and mine consequences sponsored by the US Department of State in Quang Tri. The team made field trips to projects underway in the province such as the Restoring the Environment and Neutralising the Effects of the War (Renew) project in Dong Duong town, Hai Lang district, and in Quarter No 2, Cam Lo district, and the other run by the Mine Advisory Group in Tan Hiep hamlet, Cam Lo … [Read more...]

Police seize Thai ship for smuggling oil in Vietnamese waters

Vietnamese marine police check a Thai vessel caught smuggling oil in Vietnamese waters on September 26, 2015. Photo: Hai Lang Marine police in southern Vietnam have seized a Thai vessel for smuggling oil in Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone. The officers caught the ship off the southwestern coast last Saturday, when its 11 crew members were moving diesel to a Vietnamese boat. The Thai boat reportedly carried around 130,000 liters of diesel at the time and its Thai captain failed to produce legal documents for the fuel. Marine police on Tuesday said they are still keeping both vessels and their crew members at Phu Quoc Island for investigation. Vietnamese coast guards in July also caught two Thai boats smuggling fuel to two Vietnamese fishing boats in the southwestern waters off Phu Quoc Island. … [Read more...]

Government approves to set up Southeast Quang Tri Economic Zone

The Hanoitimes - According to Quang Tri province, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung recentlty signed the decision on the establishment of the Southeast Quang Tri Economic Zone (EZ), which was designed to become an international trade exchange centre with economic activities to be potentially connected with the East-West Economic Corridor. The Southeast Quang Tri Economic Zone, covering nearly 23,900 hectares spanning 17 communes in the southeast districts of Hai Lang, Trieu Phong, and Gio Linh, will house industrial zones, office blocks, residential areas, tourism-services and port areas. Cua Viet bridge in the central Quang Tri province The new EZ is expected to fully tap available potentials to serve socio-economic development, national defence and security protection of the central Quang Tri and the whole central region. Quang Tri province was one of the most devastated localities during the Vietnam war and often suffers great losses from severe weather conditions such as … [Read more...]

Formation of South East Economic Zone given the nod

(CPV) - Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has decided to establish the South East Economic Zone in the central province of Quang Tri with functional areas on industry, administration, residence, tourism, service, and sea port. Accordingly, the economic zone covers 23,792 hectares on 17 communes and towns of Hai An, Hai Ba, Hai Vinh, Hai Que, Hai Khe, Hai Duong (Hai Lang district), Trieu An, Trieu Phuoc, Trieu Van, Trieu Trach, Trieu Lang, Trieu Son (Trieu Phong district), Gio Quang, Gio Mai, Gio Hai, Gio Viet and Cua Viet (Gio Linh district). Cua Viet port in Gio Linh district, Quang Tri province belongs the South East Economic Zone. (Photo: baogiaothong.vn) The economic zone targets to take full advantage of natural conditions, the economic and geo-political position to engage in international and domestic services and developing socio-economic development of Quang Tri province and the central region, contributing to reducing the gap between the region and others in the … [Read more...]

Quang Tri gets new economic zone

QUANG TRI (VNS) — Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has decided to form a 24,000ha economic zone in the central Quang Tri Province to utilise local potential and the bustling trade with neigbouring Laos. The Quang Tri southeastern economic zone will have functional areas such as an industrial park, an administration centre, residential areas and a tourism complex, besides a port and logistics zone. The 23,792ha economic zone will be spread across 17 towns and communes in the province's Hai Lang, Trieu Phong, and Gio Linh districts. Most of these localities have urban infrastructure, while some are coastal places with beaches and ports. The zone will be on a coastal stretch that borders Thua Thien - Hue Province and National Highway 49, running from the Laos border and connected to two busy border gates of Lao Bao and La Lay. The economic zone is expected to exploit fully its natural and geo-economic location near the East West Economic Corridor that connects Myanmar, Thailand, … [Read more...]

Pollution kills millions of Quang Tri shrimp

QUANG TRI (VNS) — Pollution from waste water released by shrimp farms has killed millions of farmed shrimps in central Quang Tri Province, causing huge losses for farmers. The province's Department of Veterinary Services said 79 out of 223 hectares of shrimp farming in the locality had diseased shrimp. The figure is expected to rise as pollution spreads. Ninety-nine per cent of shrimp on 66ha on farms on Bac Phuoc islet in the province's Trieu Phong District have died from a variety of diseases poisoning the liver and head. Each affected farmer has lost about VND100 million (nearly US$5,000) that they invested in shrimp fry. Tran Van Duong, a farmer, said the disease had spread so fast he and other farmers could not react in time to save them. Similar diseases have attacked other shrimp farms in Hai Lang District in the same province. Nguyen Vu Si, chairman of Trieu Phuoc Commune, which has 149ha of shrimp farms, said farmers had not ensured good hygienic conditions on the … [Read more...]

Central Quang Tri to have new economic zone

The central province of Quang Tri will develop an economic zone in its southeastern area with a view of making it a breakthrough to achieve a robust economic growth. The establishment of the Southeast Quang Tri Economic Zone (EZ), which was designed to become an international trade exchange centre with economic activities to be potentially connected with the East-West Economic Corridor, was approved by the Prime Minister in the September 16 decision. Cua Viet townlet, part of the new EZ. Photo: baoquangtri.vn The new EZ, covering nearly 23,900 hectares spanning 17 communes in the southeast districts of Hai Lang, Trieu Phong, and Gio Linh, will house industrial zones, office blocks, residential areas, tourism-services and port areas. It is expected to fully tap available potentials to serve socio-economic development, national defence and security protection of the province and the whole central region. Quang Tri was one of the most devastated localities during the Vietnam war … [Read more...]

Central Quang Tri to develop new economic zone

The new EZ is expected to contribute to utilising potentials in serving socio-economic development, national defence and the security of the province as well as the whole central region. (Credit: baodautu.vn) NDO/VNA – The central province of Quang Tri will develop an economic zone in its southeastern area with the aim of making it a breakthrough towards achieving strong economic growth. The establishment of the Southeast Quang Tri Economic Zone (EZ), which is designed to become an international trade exchange centre, facilitating economic activities and to be potentially connected with the East-West Economic Corridor, was approved by the Prime Minister in an official decision signed on September 16. The new EZ, covering nearly 23,900 hectares and spanning 17 communes in the southeast districts of Hai Lang, Trieu Phong, and Gio Linh, will house industrial zones, office blocks, residential areas, tourism-services and port areas. It is expected to contribute to utilising … [Read more...]