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...]

BIDV launches VND 1.5 trillion credit for fishermen

The Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) has launched a line of credit worth VND 1.5 trillion (USD 68.1 million) for fisheries production and processing. Of the sum, VND 500 billion (USD 22.7 million) will be offered to enterprises while the remaining for households and individuals at an annual interest of 6-8 percent. Photo for illustration: vietnamnet.vn Ship-owners will be entitled to an interest waiver for six months, starting from April 8. Those who had their fisheries suffer from mass deaths are able to repay their loans interest-free for three months from April 8, and those who suffered slow consumption can enjoy a one-month interest-free payment starting from April 8. Borrowers who are indirectly affected are entitled to a 50 percent discount of interest on their outstanding loans, also from April 8. All outstanding loans and interest will be restructured. Source: VNA … [Read more...]

Large banks cut lending rates to assist central fishermen

Large commercial banks have implemented low interest rate credit packages, exempted and reduced interest rate, and extended debt payment deadline to assist fishermen in the north central region to overcome difficulties in the aftermath of the mass fish deaths. Locals destroy dead fishes in the north central region (Source: VNA) Specially, Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) yesterday announced a VND1.5 trillion (US$67 million) preferential credit package to customers from fields of seafood production, processing, farming and consumption. Of these, VND500 billion will be for businesses at short term interest rate of 6 percent and long term rate of 8 percent, the rest VND1 trillion for individuals and households. In addition, the bank will exempt boat owners from interest payment within six months starting April 8. These customers were formerly loaned under Decree 67 to build fishing boats and now can not sell their catches after the fish death. BIDV will also … [Read more...]

Vietnam stocks up from two-day fall

Vietnamese shares on April 29 rebounded from a two-day decline on both local markets before the national holidays as blue chips were boosted by higher investor confidence. The benchmark VN Index gained 1.1 percent to close the week at 598.37 points, recovering all loss during the previous two sessions. The HNX Index on the Hanoi Stock Exchange advanced 0.5 percent to end at 80.68 points, bouncing back from a decline of 0.9 percent in two days. "Higher investor confidence in large-cap stocks boosted local markets yesterday after the Prime Minister at a meeting promised to give local companies solutions to their problems," Bao Viet Securities Corp (BVSC) wrote in its report. Higher investor confidence picked up insurance companies and banks. Insurer Bao Viet Holdings (BVH) and BIDV Insurance Corp (BIC) led the insurance sector by surging 5.2 percent and 6.9 percent, respectively. Among banks, the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BID) jumped 6.1 percent, while … [Read more...]

PM pledges best possible conditions for business development

The State will protect legitimate rights and business right of enterprises in line with national laws, and the Government will create the most favourable condition for business development and start-up initiatives, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. Speaking at an online conference with the attendance of about ten thousand of business nationwide in Ho Chi Minh City on April 29, the Government leader highlighted the importance of enterprises to the nation’s development. "Enterprises are the driving force for national economic development," he said, stressing that all enterprises, regardless of their scales and types except for some operating in security and national defence, will have equal access to resources such as capital, natural resource, land, market and business opportunities. Scene of the conference He admitted that while the Party and State have focused on building and fine tuning mechanisms and policies for enterprises’ development, the current business … [Read more...]

New house for former volunteer youth

PANO - The labour union of the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) - in association with the labour union of the transportation sector and the Vietnam Former Volunteer Youth Association - inaugurated and donated a gratitude house to former volunteer youth Vu Thi Xuan of Yen Chinh commune, Y Yen district, and Tran Thi Van of My Phuc commune, My Loc district, Nam Dinh province on April 28th. At the inauguration This is a meaningful gift for former volunteer youth nationwide from BIDV leaders and more than 20,000 BIDV employees. It also displays the Vietnamese tradition "Good leaves protect the worn-out leaves", contributing to paying tribute to former volunteer youths and sharing difficulties with them. The Director of BIDV's Nam Dinh branch Pham Van Loi said: "BIDV has always paid much attention to implementing social welfare for national contributors, especially former volunteer youth. BIDV presents gifts to volunteer youth to help them overcome difficulties in … [Read more...]

Financial problems bar fund named after Vietnam’s swimming talent from being set up

Money issues have delayed the foundation of a fund intended to honor a talented Vietnamese swimmer and teach more kids to swim in a country where drowning deaths are among Asia's highest. The Anh Vien Foundation, named after Vietnam’s top female swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien, was unveiled by the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) in June 2015, after the 20-year-old stole the show at the 28th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games. At the region’s biggest sporting event in Singapore, Anh Vien bagged eight gold medals and smashed eight records, becoming Southeast Asia’s best swimmer. The foundation in her name would therefore help inspire more young swimmers to thrive in the regional and global arena, BIDV said at a meeting to discuss the plan with local sports authorities last year. The fund will also sponsor programs to teach swimming at countrywide schools to reduce drownings in Vietnam, according to the lender. Thirty-two children in Vietnam die … [Read more...]

All roads lead to Lai Chau

Vietnamese government is actively promoting investment, particularly from foreign businesses, into the northern mountainous provinces, with Lai Chau as the newest host. Being held the first time in Lai Chau, the Investment Conference today chaired by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, is a part of a variety of events to promoting investments and tourism, jointly organised by the Lai Chau People’s Committee, the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the North-West Steering Board where PM Phuc used to serve as a deputy chairman, and Bank of Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV). The conference will be followed by the Lai Chau’s Tourism and Culture Week, taken place from April 27 until April 30. "Over the last decade, the province has made impressive transformation in terms of infrastructure, improving minor ethnic minorities’ living," said Phuc. Lai Chau is potential for agriculture and forestry development, in particular tea plantation and processing, as well … [Read more...]

Swing for the future

Vietnam Investment Review has granted thousands of Swing for the Kids schol­arships worth between VND500,000 and VND10 million to students from disad­vantaged backgrounds across the country. Awarded to students showing high academic potential, the scholarships aim to help them achieve their ambitions. Van Nguyen talked to scholarship students about their hopes for the future. DINH VAN HOC - The first student to receive a full Swing for the Kids four-year scholarship back in 2009 I would like to extend my sincere thanks to VIR and the Swing for the Kids organisers for supporting me dur­ing my studies at the University of Na­tional Economics. The Swing for the Kids scholarship enabled me to study for four years at university. I have now graduated and have a good job at the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam, but the scholarship still en­courages me to work harder. My father passed away when I was 15. My mother, a rice farmer, became older and weaker as … [Read more...]

Lai Chau Determined to Improve Business Environment

To further expand cooperation, attract resources for socioeconomic development, and effectively implement Resolution 19/NQ-CP dated March 12, 2015, Lai Chau province is determined to take many new steps and solutions, like public administration reform and policy troubleshooting, to improve its business environment and competitiveness. Vietnam Business Forum has an interview with Mr Nguyen Quang Huy, Director of Department of Planning and Investment of Lai Chau province, on this issue. How do you assess Lai Chau province’s direct investment attraction results in recent years? In the past years, Lai Chau province has focused on attracting investment capital, reforming administrative procedures, and issuing investment preference and support policies in line with local conditions and laws. Therefore, investment attraction has seen positive development steps. More projects with higher effect have been licensed. The province has licensed 124 investment projects with a total … [Read more...]

VND10.6 trillion pledged for projects in Quang Tri

Hung Le Tourists visit the Quang Tri Citadel. The government of Quang Tri Province on Sunday gave the nod to 18 projects with combined invest- ment pledges of over VND10.6 trillion in the sectors of energy, hi-tech agriculture, and tourism - PHOTO: YEN MINH Quang Tri allowed investors to move on with the projects at a conference on investment and tourism promotion jointly organized by the central province and the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV). The event was attended by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Nguyen Van Binh, head of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission. BIDV signed agreements to lend VND5.12 trillion (US$229.5 million) to five projects. They include Huong Linh 2 wind power plant, Khe Sanh cow farm, phase two of Resort Sepon, procurement of machinery and equipment for dredging and construction of a seaport, and hotel-commercial complex in the city of Dong Ha. BIDV chairman Tran Bac Ha said the bank will support … [Read more...]

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc promotes investment, tourism of Quang Tri

(VOVworld)- Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended a meeting to promote investment and tourism of Quang Tri province in Dong Ha city, Quang Tri, on Sunday. The meeting was hosted by Quang Tri provincial People’s Committee and the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV). In his address to the meeting, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said the Vietnamese government creates the most favorable conditions for foreign investors, including improving infrastructure, the legal system and administrative reforms. He urged Quang Tri provincial leaders to increase regional coordination to expand the market and create value-added chains of service-tourism products, and utilize services along the East-West economic corridor. … [Read more...]

Licence of long-delayed Trung Luong-My Thuan to be revoked

The transport authorities have warned to revoke the investment certificate of Trung Luong-My Thuan expressway-phase 1 due to the long delay in construction as well as submitting the investor consortium’s audited financial reports. The construction of VND15 trillion ($670.3 million) Trung Luong-My Thuan expressway-phase 1 project in the southern region remains standing at starting point after 14 months of re-launching. As of now, only three of 24 packaging tenders have been kicked off with poor performances although the local authorities have handed over 80 per cent of land for investors. According to Dang Trung Thanh, deputy head of the Department of Traffic Works and Construction Management under the Ministry of Transport, contractors have yet to concentrate its resource to implement the project, leading to the long delay. Besides, the investor, namely Trung Luong-My Thuan BOT Company consisting of Tuan Loc Investment Construction JSC, Yen Khanh Production and Trade … [Read more...]