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

(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...]

Ministry warns expy management unit of delay

Quang Chung Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Van The gave the warning at a meeting on Wednesday between leaders of the ministry and Cuu Long Corporation for Investment Development and Project Management of Infrastructure (Cuu Long CIPM), which is the project management unit. Work on the Trung Luong-My Thuan expressway project restarted six months ago but the unit has not completed legal procedures, funding arrangement, selection of contractors, technical design and site clearance as expected, according to The. Regarding the site clearance, deputy general director of Cuu Long CIPM Nguyen Ngoc Toan reported that so far the project’s capital contribution has reached 91.29% and the corporation is working with relevant localities over site clearance for the project. Authorities of Tien Giang Province, where the project passes, are also working on land clearance for the project and compensation for affected households. Land allocation for some components is scheduled for … [Read more...]

US dollar cools down

The price of the US dollar at commercial banks cooled down on August 27 after tumultuous spikes in the last few days. On the same day, the Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (Vietcombank) posted its USD dollar buying and selling prices at VND22,460-VND22,520. The rates dropped by VND40 and VND20, respectively compared to the previous day. The Bank for the Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) set the buying and selling rates at VND22,450-VND22,510 per US Dollar while the rates at Vietnam Export Import Commercial Joint Stock Bank (Emximbank) are transacting at VND22,430-VND22,520 per US Dollar, both lowered by VND50 to VND25 from a day earlier. According to commercial banks, transactions are rebounding to their normal rates after the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV)’s confirmation that it will not change the exchange rate. General Director of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of Vietnam (Vietinbank) Le Duc Tho said the foreign exchange market is … [Read more...]

Consumer confidence posts larger fall in August

The ANZ-Roy Morgan Vietnam Consumer Confidence index slid 4.9 points to 133.7 points in August, 1.8 points lower than a year ago. The decline was caused by reduced confidence across all components of the survey. In terms of personal finances, just one third of respondents (31 per cent) said their families are ‘better off’ financially than the same time last year. The figure is the lowest recorded for the indicator since November 2014. On the contrary, 22 per cent - up one per cent from July – of respondents said their families are ‘worse off’ financially. Nonetheless, 58 per cent (down 5 per cent from July) of Vietnamese respondents said they expect their families to be ‘better off’ financially this time next year, compared to only 6 per cent (up one per cent from July) who expect to be ‘worse off’ financially. In addition, the ratio of respondents expecting Vietnam to have a sound finance during the next 12 months, down 4 per … [Read more...]

DongABank names caretaker general director

Thanh Thuong and Hong Phuc A leader of the SBV told the Daily that the central bank had assigned An to take the helm of DongABank for the time being. The board of DongABank issued a resolution appointing An as caretaker general director after the central bank had withdrawn its decisions to send two senior executives of the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) to the embattled bank as caretaker general director and deputy general director for crisis management. The about-face comes as DongABank’s operations have not been as bad as expected since Binh was removed over his poor management that had caused hefty losses for the HCMC-based lender. An, 46, a banking graduate at a university in Danang, took up the post of deputy general director at DongABank in March 2008 after he had risen through the ranks at the bank since he joined the bank in 1993. The bank’s board of directors and major shareholders will have to propose some candidates for the post … [Read more...]

BIDV expands network of Japanese customers

Accordingly, the two banks will coordinate finance and banking services catering to the target customer demand, including bank accounts open and management, credit offering as well as domestic and international payment. The Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) on August 24 signed a pact with Kyoto Bank on serving its Japanese business clients operating in Vietnam. Their consultations on investment climate and policies towards foreign businesses in Vietnam will also reach the Japanese enterprises. As of March 31, 2015, Kyoto Bank recorded approximately US$68.59 billion in total asset value. To date, there have been 20 Japanese banks sealing similar deal with BIDV. … [Read more...]

Vietnam cbank allows beleaguered DongA Bank to nominate new boss

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) will not appoint a new general director for DongA Bank, whose CEO was suspended last week for investigation, but it has instead allowed the lender to choose a qualified nominee, a top official of the country’s central bank said. The SBV had previously decided to assign an executive from the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) to take over the position at DongA Bank, after putting the bank under special supervision on August 14 and suspending CEO Tran Phuong Binh a week later. But such a plan was scrapped, Nguyen Hoang Minh, deputy director of the Ho Chi Minh City branch of the SBV, confirmed to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Sunday. The central bank has reviewed the operations of the beleaguered lender over the past few days, and purportedly decided that it is healthy enough to choose a new boss on its own, according to a source with knowledge of the decision. DongA Bank is thus urged to find a qualified candidate to … [Read more...]

Bank restructuring project in finishing sprint

The bank restructuring project of the Prime Minister has entered the finishing sprint this year, so the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has taken drastic actions to tackle weak banks who have been unable to restructure themselves. SBV has put Dong A bank under special surveillance (Photo: SGGP) Since the first merge and acquisition (M & A) deal in which Saigon Commercial Bank (SCB), Tin Nghia Bank and First Joint Stock Commercial Bank (Ficombank) were merged in 2012, this activity has been hotter with many done deals. The longest deal is Southern Bank and Saigon Thuong Tin Commercial bank (SacomBank), in which SBV has approved in principle a merger. It is expected that the trade name Southern Bank will be no longer in use by the end of this year. Besides, the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) has acquired Mekong Housing Bank while Maritime Bank has taken over Mekong Bank. M & A has reduced the number of banks from 42 to 34 since 2011 when the project was … [Read more...]

VN Index expected to recover

HANOI (VNS) — Vietnamese shares could quickly recover, as the first two trading sessions might determine the movement of the benchmark VN Index this week, Viet Capital Securities Corporation wrote in its just-released report. In the recovery, the banking sector would play a main role, even though it had rough trading sessions last week, the company said. There is some market information, including the change in global oil prices and the report of the consumer price index, that are expected to have a strong influence on the securities market. Therefore, investors should observe the market's directions and not sell in the first two sessions, the company advised. Vietnamese shares last week dropped sharply on further depreciation of the dong against the US dollar, the consistent decrease of global oil prices and information about the banking sector. The benchmark VN Index on the HCM Stock Exchange lost 5.56 per cent to close the week at 556.30 points, while the HNX Index on the … [Read more...]

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – August 24

Here are the most important news stories about Vietnam you do not want to miss today, August 24. Society -- A 34-year-old man purportedly slashed four people to death and injured three others in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai on Sunday, before being arrested by police later the same day. -- Pham Thi Ngoc Chien, a pharmacist in the southern province of Binh Phuoc, has been arrested for allegedly pouring insecticide into the water well of her neighbor out of revenge over their conflict, local police said Sunday. -- Doctors at the University Medical Center Ho Chi Minh City announced on Sunday their operation on August 17 on a 16-month-old baby born with the heart outside of her chest was a success, with the girl recovering well and her heart relocated to the right place. -- The Ho Chi Minh City Heart Institute put a VND102 billion (US$4.55 million) technical center into operation on Sunday during a ceremony attended by State President Truong Tan Sang. -- A man was … [Read more...]

Two DongABank leaders suspended

Thanh Thuong File photo of Tran Phuong Binh demonstrating a bank card service in his capacity as DongABank general director. The central bank on August 20 suspended DongABank general director Tran Phuong Binh and his deputy Nguyen Thi Ngoc Van from their posts - PHOTO: TL Vo Hai Nam, risk management director at the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV), was appointed as new general director of DongABank while Pham The Nguyen, deputy director of BIDV’s transaction office No. 2, took up the post of deputy general director at the HCMC-based bank. Binh, 56, was also holding the post of DongABank’s vice chairman. He had worked at the bank since the bank’s establishment over 23 years ago. Binh, who had many years’ economics teaching experience, laid the foundation for the bank’s development. Binh was elected general director in 1988 and vice chairman in 2013. Van, 36, took the post of deputy general director in 2001. The central … [Read more...]

Workshop on socio-economic development in Mekong Delta’s key economic areas

(VOVworld) – A workshop on socio-economic development in the Mekong Delta’s key economic areas from 2016 to 2020 with a vision towards 2030 was held on Friday in Can Tho city. (Photo: agribank.com.vn) The event was organized by the Southwestern Steering Committee, the Ministry of Planning and Investment, and the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam. Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh said the region should focus on economic restructuring, shifting from agricultural production to services and processing industries to meet the demands of agricultural production. It is essential to produce high-quality agricultural products in large scale. Mr. Ninh asked the localities to duplicate new models of agricultural cooperatives and diversify investment resources from individuals and society. … [Read more...]

Mekong Delta region asked to accelerate economic structure transfer

Deputy PM Vu Van Ninh speaking at the workshop (photo: VGP) NDO - Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh told the Mekong Delta region to restructure its economy to move labour from the agriculture sector to industry, processing and service sectors serving agricultural production in order to raise the income of locals. He also asked the region to promote the production of large scale high quality agricultural products to create higher added value for products. The Deputy PM made the request at a workshop on the socio-economic development of the Mekong Delta region in the 2016-2020 period held in Can Tho on August 21. The Mekong Delta region has a strategic significance to the national socio-economic development and plays a key role in the agricultural production of the country. As of the end of 2014, the region accounted for over 90% of rice and 60% of aquatic products for export. The region posted an export revenue of US$12.3 billion in 2014, equivalent to 8.2% of the total … [Read more...]