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...]

Financial firms lift markets

Vietnamese shares ended mixed this morning on the two local exchanges, while financial firms continued to support the markets. The benchmark VN Index on the HCM Stock Exchange gained 0.5 per cent to close at 548.03 points, while the HNX Index on the Ha Noi Stock Exchange dropped 0.6 per cent to end at 76.39 points. - VNS Photo Gia Vi The benchmark VN Index on the HCM Stock Exchange gained 0.5 per cent to close at 548.03 points, while the HNX Index on the Ha Noi Stock Exchange dropped 0.6 per cent to end at 76.39 points. Financial firms made slight gains to lift the market. The banking sector index gained 0.3 per cent, the insurance sector index was up 0.4 per cent, and the brokerage sector index added 0.1 per cent. Among these companies, insurance firm Bao Viet Holdings (BVH) increased by one per cent, Vietinbank (CTG) gained 1.7 per cent, the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BID) was up 0.6 per cent, and HCM City Securities Corporation (HCM) rose 0.7 per cent. In … [Read more...]

Benefactors donate over VND10.4 billion

The gifts from the program are a source of spiritual encouragement to help poor families realize other people's care and society's companionship to escape poverty. Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Manh Hien awards certificates of recognition to agencies and enterprises with achievements in caring for disadvantaged people The Hai Duong Provincial Fatherland Front Committee on January 30 evening coordinated with Hai Duong branch of the Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (Vietcombank Hai Duong) to hold the program "Spring warmed with human love" at the versatile studio of the Provincial Radio and Television Station to mobilize benefactors to donate and present gifts to poor households on the occasion of Binh Than Tet (Lunar New Year). Mr. Nguyen Manh Hien, Member of the Central Party Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Council, Mr. Le Ba Trinh, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front's … [Read more...]

HVG to invest over VND 333.4 billion in Russian fish firm

Hung Vuong Corporation (HVG) plans to invest VND 333.45 billion (USD 14.8 million) to purchase 51 percent of stakes in the Russian Fish Joint Stock Company, Duong Ngoc Minh, Chairman and Chief Executive officer (CEO), said. HVG also announced over VND 12.3 trillion (USD 546.6 million) in net revenue and a profit before tax of VND 151 billion (USD 6.7 million) in its annual shareholder meeting on January 29. Established in 2003, the corporation processes and exports fishery products. It also produces animal feed and operates cold storage plants in Vietnam and Russia. Minh said that though 2015 profits had decreased, it was connected to the profit downtrend on the global market, and the demand for domestic exports of fisheries products was still high. At the conference He added his group is developing well, while forecasting that the market will be better this year, and he will be ready to take the chance. HVG targeted revenue of VND 24 trillion (nearly USD 1.1 billion) and a … [Read more...]

Board members of Vietnam’s state-run bank probed for violations in previous positions

Two members of the board of directors of a state-run bank in Vietnam have been investigated for several violations in the management of their previous working institutions. Investigators from the Ministry of Public Security have taken legal action against Huynh Nam Dung and Nguyen Phuoc Hoa, both 59, who are members of the director board of the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV), a Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper source at the state-run bank confirmed on Saturday afternoon. Dung was the chairman of the management board of the Mekong Housing Bank (MHB) while Hoa was its general director, before the lender was merged with BIDV on May 23, 2015. Police officers have also instituted legal proceedings against several other people who used to be officials at the MHB Securities Corporation (MHBS) and summoned other relevant individuals. The suspects are accused of several offenses in the management of business activities at MHB and MHBS, which led to the ineffective … [Read more...]

ACV wants to negotiate with foreign investor on strategic partnership

VietNamNet Bridge - The Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV), the biggest enterprise in Vietnam’s aviation industry, has asked for the governing body’s permission to start negotiations to find strategic shareholders in January. The Phu Quoc International Airport ACV’s process of looking for strategic partners is reportedly near completion and an important agreement in the aviation sector is believed to be reached soon as ACV has asked the Ministry of Transport (MOT) to allow it to negotiate with a partner from France. "Aeroports de Paris (ADP) remains the only investor which can satisfy the requirements set by MOT to be eligible for negotiations to become a strategic shareholder," said an official of ACV. "ACV has proposed to MOT to approve the plan to conduct negotiations prior to January 31, 2016," he said. Three candidates have expressed their willingness to become ACV’s strategic shareholders. Of these, ADP was the first one speaking out about its … [Read more...]

BIDV provides financial support for cold-hit localities

The Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) has granted urgent financial support worth VND 2.6 billion (USD 116,948) for localities hardest hit by the recent cold snap, including Cao Bang, Yen Bai, Hoa Binh, Lao Cai, Dien Bien, Son La, Lai Chau and Ha Giang provinces. Snow fell in many localities. Photo: Tuan Red Earlier, the bank gave 9,000 Tet gifts to those localities as part of the program to present 50,000 Tet gifts worth VND 15 billion (USD 674,700) to deprived people nationwide. The cold spell, which took place accross the northern region of the country from January 22-27, has caused serious damage to both crops and livestock. According to the National Steering Committee on Disaster Prevention and Control, by 19:00 January 28, the freezing weather had spoiled 9,453 hectares of rice, 8,472 hectares of rice seeds and 16,149 hectares of vegetables. It also killed 9,409 heads of cattle and 43,242 heads of poultry. Source: VNA … [Read more...]

King Of Trash’s Dreams

VietNamNet Bridge – "King of trash" is the nickname of David Duong. The designate is in a sense appropriate since his life has been attached to waste management and treatment. Starting his business and notching up success in the U.S., David Duong is now shuttling back and forth between the States and Vietnam to accelerate the construction of the Green Environmental Technology Park in Long An, the second project in his home country. "King of trash" David Duong. David Duong had not changed since our previous meeting about a year ago. Small in stature, yet full of enthusiasm, he is eager to talk for hours about waste treatment, the job he has "inherited" from his father after migrating to the U.S. and now having brought it back to Vietnam. He had two important achievements in 2015, David said. First in line was California Waste Solutions Co. bidding on and being awarded a more than US$1 billion contract for waste collection and recycling in the city of Oakland, California. … [Read more...]

Banking network’s biggest Enterprise Resource Planning system applied

Hanoi, January 27 (VNA) – The biggest Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system in Vietnam’s banking sector was officially applied at the State-owned Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) on January 26. The ERP system, designed by the FPT Information System Corporation, ran on a trial basis from October 2015 and helped conduct more than 11 million transactions at BIDV on December 31, doubling the transaction number on normal days. Also, the system did not overload when some 1,000 transactions were made simultaneously. BIDV’s 185 branches and 233 units nationwide successfully operated the ERP system, helping the bank modernise its enterprise resource planning, increase precision and minimise risks. The construction of the ERP system for BIDV included a great amount of work and required advanced techniques. Although completing the project on schedule was a real challenge, the completion one month ahead of schedule was possible thanks to efforts … [Read more...]

VN stocks surge, led by energy

Investors at Saigon Securities Incorporate's exchange floor in Ha Noi. The benchmark VN Index yesterday made the biggest jump in almost four years. — VNS Photo Doan Tung HA NOI (VNS) — Vietnamese shares yesterday enjoyed their biggest jump in almost four years as energy stocks benefited from a strong rebound in global oil prices. The benchmark VN Index on the HCM Stock Exchange jumped 3.9 per cent to close at 542.35 points, the largest one-day increase since March, 2012. The HNX Index on the Ha Noi Stock Exchange rose 3.4 per cent to end at 76.35 points and has gained 4.5 per cent in the past two sessions. Global oil prices yesterday slid after the state-owned Saudi Arabia Oil Company signaled it would not cut production. US benchmark crude West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and London-traded Brent crude lost 3.6 per cent and 3.5 per cent, respectively, to trade at nearly US$31 a barrel. However, the WTI price has risen nearly 17 per cent since it touched a twelve-year low … [Read more...]

Vietnam stocks make large gains

Vietnamese shares rose sharply this morning on both local markets, led by banks and energy firms. The benchmark VN Index on the HCM Stock Exchange surged 3.1 per cent to close at 538.16 points. - VNS Photo Gia Vi The benchmark VN Index on the HCM Stock Exchange surged 3.1 per cent to close at 538.16 points, and the HNX Index on the Ha Noi Stock Exchange gained 1.9 per cent to end at 75.28 points. Energy stocks made gains after global oil prices continued to recover from 12-year lows. American benchmark crude West Texas Intermediate (WTI) was up 0.7 per cent to trade at US$32.42 a barrel, and London-trade Brent crude gained 1.3 per cent to trade at $32.59 a barrel. Energy stocks made large gains. PetroVietnam Gas Corporation (GAS) surged 6.9 per cent, PetroVietnam Drilling and Well Services Corporation (PVD) jumped 6.7 per cent, and PetroVietnam Technical Services Corporation (PVS) rallied 9.8 per cent. The recovery of oil prices also helped to improve investor confidence in … [Read more...]

Transparency and Accountability

Mr Nguyen Van Binh, Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV), has made imprints that cannot be denied by the most intense caveats. The deactivation of the "second currency" and an acquisition of weak performance banks at zero VND. However, the work of the governor in 2016 involves facing challenges to meet higher demands to ensure a transparent system. Getting better Many successful M&A transactions between Maritime Bank and Mekong Development Bank (MDB), Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) and Mekong Housing Bank (MHB), and Sacombank and Southern Bank have occurred. The M&A of BIDV and MHA completed in May, 2015 is rated as a "tiger grows wings" deal. The M&A has increased the total asset of the BIDV to over VND700 trillion, the charter capital to over VND34 trillion; the network has been expanded to nearly 1,000 units across the country, with a total workforce of 24,000 employees. The M&A of the Maritime Bank and the MDB … [Read more...]

Handing over houses to 5 poor households in Son Hoa and Song Hinh districts

Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee in Phu Yen province has coordinated with the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) in Phu Yen branch to hand over the Solidarity House for poor families in the districts of Son Hoa and Song Hinh. Handing over house to the family of Mr. Le Minh Toan in Son Nguyen commune, Son Hoa district They are the families of Mr. Le Minh Toan, in Son Nguyen commune (Son Hoa district) and Mrs. Tran Thi Nhat Son in Son Giang commune (Song Hinh district). Funds for building each house was about VND 50 million, including the support of VND 35 million for each house from Phu Yen BIDV. Representative of the Fatherland Front Committee in Song Hinh district and mass organizations in Son Giang commune has just handed over 3 Solidarity Houses to poor families in the locality, including Mr. Tran Van Viet (Nam Giang village), Tran Quoc Thanh (Tan Giang village) and Pham Van Binh (Ha Giang village). Funds for building each house is nearly 80 million, … [Read more...]