Nha ruong – an acient wooden house in Quang Tri province

Nha ruong ancient house (Cinet)- Hai Chanh commune, Hai Lang district, Quang Tri province is home to Hoi Ky ancient village in over 500 years old with 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 belongs to the Duong family clan with 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. The antique house was built in 1889 during the reign of King Thanh Thai. The home is now 121 years old as part of the fourth generation to live in the house and carry on the tradition of ancestor worship. The house has a width of 12.3 meters, a length of 9.5 meters, and is divided … [Read more...]

War-era bomb unearthed from river in central Vietnam

Sappers fish the 250-kg bomb out of Se Pon River in Quang Tri Province on August 11, 2015. Photo credit: Tuoi Tre A fisher caught a 250-kg bomb leftover of the Vietnam War while fishing on a river in the central province of Quang Tri on Tuesday. Ho Van Phuong was casting his nets on Se Pon River and felt something stuck in the nets. He dived into the nets to check and found the huge bomb. He immediately informed local authority of the discovery. Sappers arrived at the scene and pull it out of the river. The unexploded bomb was then relocated to another place and defused. The 1.5m-long bomb was identified as a Mark 82 (Mk 82) – an unguided, low-drag general-purpose bomb, part of the US Mark 80 series. Just one day earlier, an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team from Norwegian-funded Project RENEW safely removed a huge bomb from the garden of a farmer in Quang Tri's Hai Lang District. Quang Tri, the former demilitarized zone during the Vietnam War between 1954 and 1975, … [Read more...]

200kg bomb excavated from river in Quang Tri

The bomb clearance team removing the bomb in Hai Lang District to a safe place to defuse.— Photo nhandan.org.vn QUANG TRI — An unexploded bomb weighing 200kg has been excavated from Sepon river in central Quang Tri Province. The bomb was found yesterday on the riverbed by a local who was fishing in that section in the province's Huong Hoa District, when the bomb was entangled in his net. The bomb was 1.5m long and the bomb clearance staff believed it was dropped by the US Army during the war. The clearance team removed the explosive device to a safer place to defuse it. A day earlier, the clearance team removed a similar bomb in a household garden in the province's Hai Lang District. Nguyen Vu, the householder said an American bomber jet dropped three bombs in his garden in 1972, of which two exploded and the third remained unexploded for 43 years. Quang Tri was the locality hit the hardest by American bombing during the war. Numerous unexploded devices remained … [Read more...]

200 kg bomb disarmed in Quang Tri province

Sappers in the central province of Quang Tri deactivated a bomb weighing over 200 kilograms in Trieu Trach commune, Trieu Phong district on August 10. Bomb disarmed in Quang Tri province (Photo:VNA) The 1.65-metre MK82 bomb had a 27.4-centimetre diameter and was discovered in a local garden in Hai Tho commune, Hai Lang district. According to the homeowner, Nguyen Vu, the American army dropped three bombs on his garden in 1972, two of which exploded and the last was buried deep in the ground. Preliminary statistics show that unexploded ordnances (UXOs) have claimed more than 42,000 lives and left 62,000 injured, primarily rural individuals and children, in Vietnam over the last four decades – averaging roughly 1,500 deaths and 2,300 injuries each year. According to the National Steering Committee for Recovery over the Post-war Bomb and Landmine Impact, an estimated 800,000 tonnes of UXOs are scattered across 6.6 million hectares, or 20.12 percent of the country’s … [Read more...]

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...]