200,000 cubic meter water supply system inauguarated in Nghe An

Song Lam Water Supply Corp inaugurated the water supply system for the fresh water manufactory in Vinh City’s the central province of Nghe An, yesterday. The project has total investment capital of up VND 500billion and started construction in March 2015. A total length of this system is over 13km passing over five communes in Nam Dan District. The project has completed sooner than expected just for 3 months ago. Accordingly, this system will supply 200,000 cubic meters per day/night. It is evaluated as social security project, aiming to enhance the quality of life of over 480,000 residents in Vinh city and neigboring areas. … [Read more...]

Boosting consumption loans at the year-end

At the end of year, the demands of shopping, repairing houses.. among people increases. Responding to the demand, commercial banks in the province have launched lots of credit packages with competitive interest rates to attract borrowers. Clients getting to know about the consumption-loan packages at a commercial bank Planning for house-repair in the late year, however, in the past few months, Ms. Nguyen Thi Dieu Thanh in Hoa Tan Dong commune, Dong Hoa district, has still hesitated due to not yet enough money. Ms. Thanh let known: Our plan is to rebuild the front part of house, which requires a large amount of money. Our saving is only a half, we have been able to borrow VND 50 million from relatives and we need to borrow VND 50 million, all of which can help us to conduct our plan. Recently, I’ve heard from an accountant that bank lends civil servants loans without collateral, so I contacted to make loans. To meet the demand for purchasing and repairing houses... at the … [Read more...]

NA passes Penal Code (amended)

VGP – With 84.01% of the vote, the National Assembly on November 27 approved the Penal Code (amended) which scraps death penalty for seven crimes. The new Criminal Code abolishes death penalty for seven crimes including plundering property, destroying important national security works and/or facilities; disobeying orders in the military; surrendering to the enemy, which is applicable in the army; undermining peace, provoking aggressive wars; crimes against mankind; and war crimes. In addition, Article 220 of the new law stipulates crimes on infringement of State regulations on public capital management and spending leading to serious consequences. Accordingly, violators who cause damage from VND 100 million to under VND 300 million or less than VND 100 million and relapse into crime will be given a three-year suspended sentence as maximum or put in prison from one to five years. Those who cause damage from VND 300 million to less than VND 1 billion will be sentenced from three … [Read more...]

Int’l charity bazaar to be held in Ho Chi Minh City this weekend

The 22nd International Charity Bazaar organized by the Consular Club of Ho Chi Minh City will take place on Saturday. The event will begin at 9:30 am and run until 2:00 pm at the White Palace Convention Center, 194 Hoang Van Thu Street, Ward 9, Phu Nhuan District, the organizers said Friday in a press release. This year’s event, whose proceeds will be redistributed to help those less fortunate in the community, is a continuation of the tradition of past International Charity Bazaars – selling goods and food from all over the world for a good cause. The fair will feature more than 60 stalls which mainly sell consumer products such as blankets, pillows, clothing, cosmetics, handicraft items, candy, food, and household appliances from 17 countries, including the U.S., Japan, South Korea, and Thailand. Entry tickets cost VND100,000 (US$4.8) each for adults, and children under 10 accompanied by an adult can enter free of charge. In addition to the chance of … [Read more...]

Viettel expresses gratitude to customers

PANO - The military-run telecom corporation Viettel presented gifts to 13 individuals and organizations who have voiced constructive opinions to help develop the corporation under the program "2015 Listening for Development" on November 25th in Hanoi. Senior Colonel Le Huu Hien (centre) handing over gifts to customers. From this January 1st to October 30th, the program received 56,055 opinions from Viettel’s customers. Importantly, up to 77 per cent of them have been used, contributing to the corporation’s raised turnover and improved images. Addressing the ceremony, Senior Colonel Le Huu Hien, the corporation’s Deputy General Director, emphasized that the program has closely linked Viettel and its customers and been a driving force for Viettel to perfect its operations. The three customers with the most constructive and effective opinions were presented with VND 100 million each. The remaining received a reward of VND 30 million each. Officially present in the … [Read more...]

Cham Sculpture Museum celebrates its 100th birthday

PANO - The People’s Committee of the central city of Da Nang presented a flag to the Cham Sculpture Museum in recognition of its achievements in preserving and promoting cultural heritages. Foreigners visiting the museum. The presentation took place at the ceremony marking the 100th founding anniversary of the museum, held on November 25th. Since 2008, the museum has welcomed more than 1.3 million visitors, including over 1.2 million foreigners, contributing VND 43 billion to the city’s budget. The museum is being upgraded at a cost of more than VND 46 billion. It will be a destination of the participants of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit to be hosted by the city in 2017. Translated by Ha Thanh … [Read more...]

National contributors gathered in Hanoi

PANO - Leaders of the Policy Department of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People's Army (VPA) on November 25th met with revolutionary contributors from Ba Ria - Vung Tau province during their visit to Hanoi. Delegates at the meeting. At the meeting, the department's leaders inquired after and offered the ministry's gifts to delegates, as well as informed them of the outstanding achievements of the ministry's gratitude activities. Accordingly, the army has promoted the movements of "Learning and following President Ho Chi Minh's moral example" and "Promoting traditions, contributing talents, deserving to be Uncle Ho's soldiers" inline withtraining and combat readiness, contributing to firmly defending national sovereignty and territorial integrity. Since 2010, they have successfully implemented policies for thousands of national contributors and policy beneficiaries, built over 7,000 houses, raised nearly VND 169 billion for gratitude funds, taken care of over … [Read more...]

VietinBank presents public facilities to Ninh Binh province

PANO - The Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade (Vietinbank) has handed over public facilities, worth VND 13 billion, to Ninh Binh province. Delegates at the inauguration ceremony for the Yen NhanPrimary School The gifts included Yen Nhan Primary School in Yen Mo district; two health stations in Phu Loc commune, Nho Quan district, and in Khanh Thuy commune, Yen Khanh district; and an ambulance to the General Hospital in Yen Khanh district. The province’s officials thanked the bank for the meaningful presents, contributing to improving the teaching and learning quality of local students and medical service for its residents. Up to now, VietinBank has spent more than VND 5.5 trillion carrying out welfare programs across the country. Translated by Viet Anh … [Read more...]

Creating favorable conditions for foreign investors via Investment Law

The Hanoitimes - Information from the Government Office, the Government has promulgated Decree 118/2015 / ND-CP to detail and guide the implementation of some articles of the Investment Law, which stipulates that creating more favorable conditions for foreign investors like the investment procedures in the form of capital contribution and share purchase, the equity by foreign investors. In particular, foreign investors invested in the form of capital contribution and share purchase and capital contribution in economic organizations will not have to implement the procedure for issuance of investment certificate of registration. The Decree stipulates subjects and principles on preferential investment treatment. Accordingly, projects deployed in disadvantaged socioeconomic conditions, projects with the minimum investment capital of VND 6 trillion, or projects using at least 500 workers (excluding those with part-time contracts) are among those eligible for preferential investment … [Read more...]

The PPC’s Chairman Tran Ngoc Cang presented gifts to mountainous teachers

The PPC's Chairman Tran Ngoc Cang presented gifts to teachers ​Chairman of the provincial People's Committee Tran Ngoc Cang has on November 19 visited and offered teachers at preschool-primary school in Que hamlet, Tra Bui commune, Tra Bong district gifts on the occasion of the 33rd years of Vietnamese Teachers' Day (November 20th, 1982 - November 20th, 2015). ​Cang gave best wishes to all officials and teachers of the school and recognized their enormous contribution to the education sector and hoped that they would continue to overcome difficulties, contributing to improving the education quality of the province. The PPC's Chairman also asked education sector and local authority to pay more interest in material and spirit lives of teachers in order to gradually improve the quality of education at local. On this occasion, the PPC's Chairman visited teacher's house and offered 05 presents worth VND 01 million each to typical teachers. Cang affirmed that Quang Ngai PPC would … [Read more...]

Province leader paid a site check at Ca Dam Mountain

​A provincial leader delegation led by Chairman Tran Ngoc Cang has recently paid a field work at the Ca Dam Mountain in Tra Bui commune, Tra Bong district where the province plans to build Ca Dam mountain ecological - convalescent tourist resort. ​Reportedly, the total area of the resort covers 1,266.74 ha that is under management of Tra Tan and Tra Bui commune, Tra Bong district, of which 266 ha is planned to be an executive center and organization of tourist services. Once completion, the Ca Dam Ecological convalescent tourist area will provide tourists inside and outside the province with services of recreation, relaxation, picnics, restaurants, hotels, eco-tourism tours and sports events connecting to the local natural landscapes. According to the PPC, the province will construct 02 roads to Ca Dam Mountain with a total capital of VND 180 billion. After completing the traffic infrastructure investment, the province will call for investors to invest at the Ca Dam Ecological … [Read more...]

An outstanding soldier of the land of martial arts

Staff Sergeant Phan Viet Nhon (second from left) PANO – Staff Sergeant Phan Viet Nhon was born in 1990 into a family of revolutionary tradition in Quy Nhon city, Binh Dinh province, the land of martial arts. Joining the army in February 2012, Phan Viet Nhon has always accomplished his tasks and was soon promoted to Staff Sergeant as Deputy Head of Platoon 1 of Guard Company 30, Battalion 8, the Staff of Military Zone 5. As an enlisted officer holding a platoon commander’s post, Nhon has always shown his leadership and exemplary role in undertaking tasks and training soldiers, helping them better understand documents and instructions of senior commanders as well as the responsibilities and rights of guard troops. Any difficult tasks when assigned to Nhon and the platoon are implemented well, portraying a positive image of the guards of the military zone. Visitors to the Staff of Military Zone 5 were often impressed by the guards in general and the staff sergeant in … [Read more...]

Border guard unit hands over “border cozy house”

Photo for illustratio PANO – The Command of Binh Dinh provincial Border Guard has recently handed over a "cozy border house" for First Lieutenant Nguyen Huu Tuan. Lieutenant Tuan is currently living in Neighbourhood 5, Duy Tan ward, Kon Tum city, working at the Office of Drug Crime Prevention and Suppression under the provincial Border Guard Command. On learning about the housing difficulty of Lieutenant Tuan, the troops of the provincial border guard contributed VND 60 million to help the officer build his house, on an area of 87sq.m. Since the beginning of 2015, the Border Guard of Kon Tum province has built and handed over 7 "cozy border houses" and a gratitude house to beneficiaries at a total cost of VND 590 million. Translated by Huu Duong … [Read more...]

Gov’t promulgates decree guiding Investment Law

VGP – The Government has promulgated Decree 118/2015/ND-CP to guide the implementation of some articles of the Law on Investment. The Decree stipulates subjects and principles on preferential investment treatment. Accordingly, projects deployed in disadvantaged socioeconomic conditions, projects with the minimum investment capital of VND 6 trillion, or projects using at least 500 workers (excluding those with part-time contracts) are among those eligible for preferential investment treatment. Investment registration agencies, planning management bodies, natural resources and environment authorities shall be responsible for full announcement of planning schemes and lists of investment projects. The aforesaid agencies shall be responsible for disclosing information on such planning schemes and lists of investment projects as well as other relevant information within five working days since the receipt of written requests by investors. The Ministry of Planning and Investment is … [Read more...]

HCM City to spend VND 50 billion on pagoda restoration

HCM City People’s Committee has just approved a VND 51 billion(USD 2.3 million) -project to restore the Giac Vien Pagoda on Lac Long Quan Street in District 11. Giac Vien Pagoda stands out for its elegant and classic designs and sophisticated carved patterns The 200 year-old pagoda, which is also known as Ho Dat, is a unique architectural work with great religious value. It was recognised as a national historical and cultural heritage since 1993. However, the pagoda has deteriorated with time. A report from the people's committee showed that some pillars had weakened and many parts of the tile roofs were damaged. They, along with terraces, walls and surrounding fences, will be restored. A damaged roof Damaged floor Many rooms are abandoned as they can collapsed at any time The project is slated to take two years. … [Read more...]

Scholarships handed over to students in HCM City

PANO - The Ho Chi Minh City Students Support Centre in association with Viso Branch of Unilever Vietnam International Company Limited handed over 100 scholarships to needy students in the city. Students receiving the scholarships at the event. Accordingly, 50 students were presented a scholarship of VND 1 million and the rest received VND 2 millions. The annual scholarships are part of the "Viso - A bright begining" fund founded in 2014 by Unilever Vietnam and lasts till 2017. The fund has promised to hand over scholarships, worth VND 2 billion in total, to disadvantaged students in the city and its neighbouring areas. Especially in the 2015-2016 school year, it will give scholarships, worth a total of VND 500 million to 450 students at eight provinces and cities. Translated by Anh Tien … [Read more...]

Comradeship house for former soldier

PANO - The Soldiers Club of Quang Tri Ancient Citadel's Battlefield in Da Nang City handed over a comradeship house to the family of former soldier Nguyen Ba Tung in Hoa Tho Tay commune, Cam Le district on November 21st. The club's representative handing over the house to the family. The one-storey house was built at a total cost of VND 50 million, sponsored by the Ho Chi Minh City-based branch of Vietcombank through the club's gratitude fund. The beneficiary is facing difficulties due to his son's illness and low income. The gift will help his family to overcome adversities and stabilize their lives. Translated by Chung Anh … [Read more...]

Army unit inaugurates great unity house

PANO – The Command of Army Corps 4, in association with the Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of Tien Giang province, on November 20th handed over a great unity house to the family of Ms. Pham Thi Dac, in Neighborhood 5, Ward 10, My Tho city, Tien Giang province. The handover ceremony The recipient is the mother of Martyr Pham Duc Thang of Company 1, Battalion 46 under the Staff of Army Corps 4, who sacrificed himself in Cambodia in 1988. The house was built on an area of 52m2 at a cost of more than VND 84 million, including VND 50 million from troops of Army Corps 4 and Dau Tieng Rubber Company, the rest from veterans and comrades-in-arms of Martyr Pham Duc Thang. Translated by Huu Duong … [Read more...]

MND holds meeting for national contributors of Kien Giang province

PANO - Authorized by the Minister of National Defence (MND), leaders of the General Department of Politics and the Department of Policy (under the General Department of Politics) on November 20th held a cordial reception for the delegation of national contributors of Kien Giang province, during their visit to Hanoi. Presenting gifts to national contributors At the meeting, the MND representatives greeted and presented gifts to the delegates. The representatives then briefed the delegates on a number of typical "gratitude" activities carried out by the army. Since 2010, units across the army have implemented various gratitude activities, building more than 7,000 gratitude and comradeship houses, contributing nearly VND 169 billion to the "Gratitude Fund", taking care of more than 1,400 Vietnamese heroic mothers, providing jobs for nearly 300 children of severely wounded soldiers, presenting equipment worth nearly VND 37 billion to convalescence centers, and more. The MND also … [Read more...]

Vietnamese talents honoured at awards

Outstanding inventions in IT, health, sciences and technologies and the environment have been honoured at the Vietnamese Talents Awards 2015 which was held on November 20 evening in Hanoi. The ceremony was attended by chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan, Vice PM Vu Duc Dam and ministers of Health, Information and Communications, Sciences and Technology, and Education and Training. Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, President Truong Tan Sang and PM Nguyen Tan Dung also sent flowers to the event. Editor-in-chief of Dan Tri/DTiNews, Pham Huy Hoan, spoke at the ceremony IT again featured prominently this year with 18 products selected for the final round, which were divided into successful IT products, promising IT products and products applied in mobile devices categories. The only first prize in IT worth VND 100 million was given to NAVISTAR which helps raise the accuracy and safety of GPS and GNSS. The product was developed by a … [Read more...]