Musical show for patients to be broadcast live

PANO - The 70th "Bringing music to hospitals" program, to take place at the Central Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion, will be broadcast live on VTV6 channel at noon on March 21st. This program will be organized simultaneously at the studio 14 (S14) of Vietnam Television and the institute. MC Cong To, singers Thai Thuy Linh and Bui Anh Tuan will be at S14 while two young singers Minh Chuyen and Viet Tu, musician Nguyen Tuan, 3 child singers namely Mai Chi Cong, Bich Hang and Vu Thai An and MC Tuan Tu, will join doctors and patients at the institute. Notably, FPT's Strategic Director Nguyen Huu Thai Hoa will perform some immortal songs by late composer Trinh Cong Son. As part of this program, 10 patients with adversity will receive gifts in both kind and cash from donors, including the Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV). The program, launched 3 years ago, is co-organized by the Tim Hong (Red Heart) … [Read more...]

International Nelson Mandela Day observed in Vietnam

PANO - The South African Embassy in Vietnam on July 17th organised a range of activities to mark the International Nelson Mandela Day, which falls on July 18th. Accordingly, more than 100 people took part in a blood donation event, and visited and presented gifts to needy patients under treatment at the Central Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion. In 2009, the United Nations declared July 18th "Nelson Mandela International Day" in recognition of the great contributions of the former South African President to the struggle for freedom and justice. The annual event is to call upon people to spend 67 minutes helping other people. Translated by Son Ca … [Read more...]

Organising activities to celebrate International Nelson Mandela Day in Vietnam

The Hanoitimes - A lot of activities took place in Vietnam to mark the International Nelson Mandela Day, July 18. On July 17, the South African Embassy’s staff in Vietnam and donors visited and presented gifts worth 75 million VND to poor patients who is treated at the Central Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion. Previously, the embassy hosted a blood donation event with the participation of more than 100 people. In November 2009, the UN General Assembly declared 18 July "Nelson Mandela International Day" in recognition of the former South African President’s contribution to the world’s peace, freedom and justice. Thu Minh … [Read more...]

Activities mark International Nelson Mandela Day in Vietnam

Nelson Mandela, late president of South Africa. (Photo: AFP/VNA) A range of activities have been organised in Vietnam to mark the International Nelson Mandela Day, which falls on July 18. One day prior to the date, the South African Embassy’s staff in Vietnam and donors visited and presented gifts worth 75 million VND (roughly 3,400 USD) in total to poor patients being treated at the Central Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion. Previously, the embassy hosted a blood donation event with the participation of more than 100 people. In November 2009, the UN General Assembly declared 18 July "Nelson Mandela International Day" in recognition of the former South African President’s contribution to the world’s peace, freedom and justice.-VNA … [Read more...]

Whole-army blood transfusion safety workshop opens

PANO - Major General Vu Quoc Binh, Director of the Military Medical Department, on March 20th chaired the 2014 Whole-Army Blood Transfusion Safety Workshop in the central city of Da Nang. The two-day workshop reviews blood transfusion safety in the army over the past time and is working out orientations for the time to come. Officials in charge of blood test and transfusion of military hospitals will be provided with new circulars and regulations on blood transfusion of the Health Ministry, as well as discuss blood transfusion safety with other experts in the army, the Health Ministry and from the US. Under statistics from the Central Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion, about 10 per cent of the annually donated blood contains contagious germs, including HIV. Besides, some medical equipment and shortage of regulations on blood transfusion badly impact blood transfusion safety. The workshop, jointly organized the Military Medical Department under … [Read more...]

Voluntary blood donation spell in 2013-2014 school year launched

The education and training sector is expected to mobilize officials, teachers, etc. to donate blood with the aim of collecting around 1,440 blood units.The provincial Red Cross Society on the afternoon of 2 December, in coordination with the Department of Education and Training, deployed the voluntary blood donation spell in the 2013-2014 school year.The education and training sector is expected to mobilize officials, teachers, and laborers in preschools, primary schools, and junior high schools across the province to donate blood from 10 December 2013 to 10 January 2014 with the aim of collecting around 1,440 blood units (about 120 blood units per district, provincial town, or city).The Central Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion and the provincial General Hospital will directly take and receive blood.The blood donation spell was organized to overcome the shortage of blood for emergency aid during the Lunar New Year when students and pupils return home for the … [Read more...]

Hai Duong Gyno-obstetrics Hospital saves parturient woman with rare blood group

Hai Duong Gyno-obstetrics Hospital has timely saved the life of Bui Thi Hoan, a parturient woman with postpartum haemorrhage.Patient Bui Thi Hoan is on the way to recoveryHai Duong Gyno-obstetrics Hospital has timely saved the life of Bui Thi Hoan in Lai Vu commune (Kim Thanh, Hai Duong), a parturient woman with postpartum haemorrhage.This was a special case as patient Hoan, with rare blood group AB, needed transfusion of up to 17 blood units.Patient Bui Thi Hoan, who had been transferred from Kim Thanh district General Hospital to Hai Duong Gyno-obstetrics Hospital, had signs of premature delivery at 11:20 pm on 5 July. At that time, she was just 26 weeks pregnant.Previously, Ms. Hoan had underwent the first Caesarean (in 2000), a cervical polypectomy (in 1998), and a miscarriage after one month of pregnancy in need of emergency aid because of excessive bleeding (in 2010).At 5 am on 6 July, Ms. Hoan gave a natural birth to a 0.9-kg baby girl, who was immediately rushed to "For 15 … [Read more...]

Thousands of young people join “Red Sunday” campaign

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(VOV) - Over 3,000 young people braved the chilly weather to participate in the fifth "Red Sunday" campaign on January 20, donating blood at Hanoi National University. Blood Donation Festival due on Sunday Blood donation festival launched in Hanoi Blood donation festival for cancer patients Speaking at the event, Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien said she hopes the campaign would develop into a valuable, reliable source of blood donations for patients in need. The campaign is expected to collect around 800-1,000 units of blood. According to the organising board, the number of young people who registered to donate blood greatly exceeded expectations. It demonstrates the young generation's sympathy for the disadvantaged and their willingness to share the burden of social security responsibilities. "Red Sunday", co-organised by the Central Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion and the Tien Phong (Vanguard) newspaper, was launched in 2009 and has collected more than … [Read more...]

More Quang Binh fishermen to receive shipbuilding loans

Workers build a wooden fishing ship (Photo: VNA) The central province of Quang Binh has map out a plan to provide financial assistance for local fishermen to build and upgrade 80 more fishing vessels and five logistics vessels by 2016. The plan was revealed by the local People’s Committee on July 30 at a conference reviewing the first-phase implementation of a programme on fisheries development under Government Decree 67. Under the plan, in the second of half of this year, 22 fishing vessels will be built for districts, towns and cities in the province, according to the local steering committee for the programme. So far, as many as 17 fishing shipbuilding projects have been approved by the local People’s Committee, including six iron-covered and 11 wood-covered ships worth a total of 95.23 billion VND (4.45 million USD). Local branches of the Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Agribank) and the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) have … [Read more...]

Great Opportunities for Making Inroads into Russian Market

The "Moscow Vietnam High Quality Goods" Fair 2015 is set to take place at Hanoi-Moscow Complex, Moscow from November 12 to December 12, 2015. This is aimed to introduce Vietnamese high-quality consumer goods to Russian businesses and consumers. With a display area of over 15,000 square metres, the fair will be an opportunity for Vietnamese enterprises to introduce their products, promote brands, seek partners, establish business ties, expand markets and gradually build distribution and dealership networks in Russia. Vietnamese products will be displayed and introduced to Russian enterprises and sold directly to consumers; thus, this will also be a good chance for them to learn about the market, consumer tasks, consumer habits and purchasing power of customers, as well as the needs of Russian distributors. Exhibitors will be partially financed by the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) for booth installation (estimated at US$100,000 in total), granted a 50 percent … [Read more...]

Da Nang to build, upgrade 1,000 houses for the needy

The central city of Da Nang plans to upgrade and build 1,000 houses for revolutionary contributors and impoverished households from ethnic minority groups in 2016, as heard at a conference on July 27 to review this year’s progress. Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Tran Tho lauded efforts of local departments, agencies and localities in caring for families while calling on the entire society to join in the work. A charity house. Photo: baodanang.vn So far this year, the city has repaired 987 houses and built 201 new ones at a total cost of over VND 32 billion (USD 1.47 million), helping improve accommodations for 1,052 families who rendered services to the nation and 132 disadvantaged ethnic minority households. On the occasion, the city presented each family whose homes were built or upgraded in 2015 with a television set. Municipal leaders also honoured the three main sponsors – VinGroup, the Hai Van branch of the Bank for Investment and Development of … [Read more...]

Vietnam seeks to boost exports to Russia

Thuy Dung The high-quality Vietnamese goods fair 2015 in Moscow is part of a series of activities to be conducted following Vietnam’s signing of a free trade agreement (FTA) with the Eurasian Economic Union. According to Nguyen Canh Son, chairman of Hanoi-Moscow Trade Center Investment Joint Stock Company (INCENTRA), the forthcoming fair aims not only to sell products but also to explore the market. The fair’s organizers will assist enterprises joining the fair. In particular, Vietnam Airlines will reduce airfares for Vietnamese exhibitors while the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) will financially support preparations for the event. INCENTRA will provide free booths, a 50% reduction in hotel costs at Hanoi-Moscow Hotel, and transport costs. Russia-based Rus Event Project will send invitations to more than 12,000 importers, distributors and retailers of Russia. "We will assist enterprises in opening offices and stores in Russia to do long-term … [Read more...]

State-owned banks maintain ground in first 6 months

Transaction activities at BIDV. Photo: BIDV The Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) and the Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (Vietcombank), two of the four state-owned banks in Vietnam, have reported positive financial results for the first half of 2015, confirming their leading positions in the market, according to a local newspaper. The Thoi bao Kinh te Vietnam (Vietnam Economic Times) quoted BIDV Chairman Tran Bac Ha as saying that the bank remains one of the largest listed banks in the industry with total assets of around 730 trillion VND (33.46 billion USD), a surge of 25 percent against the same period last year and 14 percent from the beginning of 2015. It saw a 31 percent lending growth and 33 percent deposit growth year-on-year to 535 trillion VND (24.52 billion USD) and 574 trillion VND (26.3 billion USD), respectively. These expansions, 4-6 percent higher than the industry average, have helped BIDV grab 12.7 percent of the … [Read more...]

Housing credit package disbursement pushed forwards

Over 22,200 households have signed borrowing contracts worth 10.1 trillion VND (466 million USD) with commercial banks under the Government’s 30 trillion VND (1.4 billion USD) housing credit stimulus scheme, said Head of the Department of Housing and Real Estate Market Management Nguyen Manh Ha. Some 43 social housing projects also applied to borrow nearly 6 trillion VND (279 million USD). Of the total, 2.4 trillion VND (111.6 million USD) has been disbursed for 40 projects. Ha said that the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) has become the leading bank, loaning to 7,581 households from the credit package with a total value of nearly 7.5 trillion VND (348.8 million USD). BIDV also committed to provide loans worth 3.7 trillion VND (172 million USD) for 22 projects in line with current regulations, which include low-income housing projects in northern Hai Duong province, central Hue city and central Da Nang city. In addition, the Vietnam Joint Stock … [Read more...]

Vietnam High-quality Goods Fair in Moscow

At the initiative of the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) and the Embassy of Vietnam in the Russian Federation approved by the Prime Minister, a high-quality Vietnamese goods fair will take place from November 12 to December 12, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. The fair is a one of series of events to welcome the free trade agreement between Vietnam and the Eurasian Economic Union that the Prime Minister has assigned relevant central agencies to carry out. Other major events include Hanoi Days in Moscow, a conference on Vietnam - Russia bilateral payment and a global business conference. Attending companies will get a lot of incentives such as free display booths, a half-valued air ticket support for two people per company, a half-rate accommodation in Hanoi - Moscow Hotel, free corporate advice on exports to Russia, branding, sales network construction, business to business (B2B) contacts, and free media and advertisement programmes in Russia. Q.C … [Read more...]

Businesses enjoy cost reduction to sell goods at trading fair in Russia

Businesses will enjoy 100 percent cut of rent and 50 percent reduction of round-trip airfare to Moscow to attend a goods sale fair in Russia from November12-December 12, announced the fair organization board at a press conference yesterday. The fair will be hosted by the Vietnamese Embassy to Russia, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam. It is expected that about 12,000 Russian firms will also attend the event. Deputy Head of the Trade Promotion Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade Ta Hoang Linh said that the fair would create opportunities for Vietnamese businesses to introduce their products, find customers and distribution partners to penetrate the Russian market and the Eurasian Economic Union that signed a free trade agreement with Vietnam in May. … [Read more...]

Large room for attracting foreign portfolio investment in Vietnam

Foreign investors at the the investment promotion conference themed 'My Vietnam - Your Investment Destination' in New York on July 1 NDO - Vietnam is fully capable of utilising foreign portfolio investment (FPI), an important form of overseas investment in an economy, helping stimulate the financial market towards efficiency, transparency and expanded size, as well as helping improve corporate management quality and fostering economic relations. Large room for foreign portfolio investment At the investment promotion conference themed 'My Vietnam - Your Investment Destination' held in New York on July 1, Vietnamese Minister of Finance Dinh Tien Dung talked about investment opportunities for foreign investors, saying that Vietnam is now emerging as a country with great potential for foreign investment as it boasts a favourable geographical location, political stability, and stable economic growth among others. He noted that Vietnam posted an average economic growth rate of 6.4% … [Read more...]

What do US investors want in Vietnam?

VietNamNet Bridge - US investors are interested in at least four areas in Vietnam, said Mr. Pham Viet Muon, former Vice Chair of the Government Office, an organizer of Vietnam’s investment promotion conference in the US on July 1-5. Related news US investors taking noteUS billionaire amazed at Vietnam’s economic change Mr. Pham Viet Muon and American billionaire Phillip A Falcone, President of Habinger Foundation - the ivnestor of the huge Grand - Ho Tram project in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province. The event, themed "My Vietnam - Your investment destination" took place in New York City from July 1- 5 with the purpose of strengthening US investors’ confidence in development potential of the Vietnam market. The event hosted by the State Securities Commission (SCC) and the Vietnam Ministry of Finance in collaboration with US partners was designed to create a substantive dialogue channel helping US businesses and investors better understand the situation in Vietnam and the … [Read more...]

Banks and insurers prop up the market

Shares extended their rallies this morning, with the VN-Index adding another 0.86 per cent to close at 632.67 points, propped up again by bank and insurance stocks. The VN30, which tracks the top 30 shares by market value and liquidity on the HCM Stock Exchange, also rose 0.55 per cent to end at 652.27 points. Large banks and insurers such as Military Bank (MBB), Vietcombank (VCB), Eximbank (EIB) and Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam Insurance (BIC), besides Bao Viet Holdings (BVH) rose strongly, with two insurers hitting the ceiling price. The VN30, which tracks the top 30 shares by market value and liquidity on the HCM Stock Exchange, also rose 0.55 per cent to end at 652.27 points. The market condition was rather neutral, with 94 stocks rising, 89 declining and 121 going flat. Nearly 70 million shares, worth more than VND1.15 trillion (US$52.8 million), were traded by the end of the session. Among them, Ocean Group (OGC) led the trading with six million of its … [Read more...]

VN Index set to reach 640 point benchmark

HA NOI (VNS) — The VN Index will approach the benchmark of 640 points this week as some companies will announce their business results for the second quarter, which are expected to be positive enough to improve market conditions and drive up the benchmark, according to Sacombank Securities JSC (SBS). Bao Viet Securities Corporation (BVSC) recommends that investors should hold a stable amount of shares and avoid risky investments as the VN Index and HNX Index are showing uncertain progress. BVSC also recommends that investors should focus on small and medium shares on the market such as securities shares, real estate shares and export shares. The stock market struggled to improve, approaching a benchmark of 630 points by the end of last week. By the end of Friday, VN Index gained 1.76 per cent to close the week at 627.28 points while the HNX Index ended at 88.24 points, an increase of 0.62 per cent. Blue chips, bank shares, gas shares and securities shares registered strong … [Read more...]