VietNamNet Bridge - Thrillist.com has selected the top ten "coolest skyscrapers" in the world, including the Bitexco building in HCM City. Below is the list. Kingdom Centre Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Height/Floors: 991.8ft/74 floors (plus two basement floors) What looks like a giant bottle opener is really the famed arch Sky Bridge of the Kingdom Centre, a mixed-use facility designed by Ellerbe Becket and Omrania & Associates. The client, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal of the Saudi royal family, envisioned an iconic building that symbolized Riyadh while incorporating Islamic geometries and expressive forms. So, file that away for your next cocktail party. Notable amenities include a 3,000-seat wedding hall (so, only 2,934 more invites to send out!) and the King Abdullah Mosque, the world's highest mosque above sea level (77th floor, 600ft). VNN/Thrillist … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s Bitexco among the world’s “coolest” skyscrapers
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Experts propose upgrading rehab centers in HCMC Drug addicts at a rehabilitation center. Many experts have suggested the HCMC government upgrade existing rehabilitation centers instead of building a new hospital to treat drug addicts to save money. The proposal was made amidst controversies over a plan of the city to build a hospital for drug addict rehabilitation. Nguyen Huu Tai, deputy head of the social vices control agency under the HCMC Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, said the city should establish social facilities to take care of drug addicts, especially homeless ones, besides the current centers to minimize vices caused by drug abuse. Tai said as drug addicts are like patients, doctors need to apply appropriate ways to treat them. Le Truong Giang, head of the HCMC HIV/AIDS Control Committee, said the city needs a center to provide initial detoxification treatment for drug addicts before sending them to concentrated rehab facilities rather than investing … [Read more...] about Experts propose upgrading rehab centers in HCMC
First int'l coffee brewing competition held HCMC - The annual Food and Hotel Vietnam 2009 will be held at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC) in HCMC's District 7 October 1-3 with over 300 companies from 20 countries and territories featuring food, drinks, restaurants and bakery services and equipment. The event is being organized by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Exhibition Service Co. (Vietcham Expo) in conjunction with Singapore's Exhibition Services Pte. Some 80% of the participants are foreign companies that will demonstrate the latest equipment and trends in the food and catering industries, including food and beverages, processing and packaging machinery, and consumer goods, according to the organizers. Foreign exhibitors will include some high-profile names like Chinatown Food, Del Monte, EuroChef, Flanders Investment & Trade, Grand Place Chocolate, USA Poultry & Egg Export Council, US Meat, Unilever, and Meat & Livestock … [Read more...] about Over 300 firms to join food/hotel show in the city
In 2010, Vietnam overcame numerous difficulties and challenges to march forward. That was a year when Vietnam's proactive and comprehensive diplomacy effectively served the cause of national defense and development and gained successes to welcome of the 11th National Party Congress. In 2010, Vietnam overcame numerous difficulties and challenges to march forward. That was a year when Vietnam's proactive and comprehensive diplomacy effectively served the cause of national defense and development and gained successes to welcome of the 11th National Party Congress. The world has changed constantly In general, peace, cooperation and development were the major trend in international relations. However, ethnic and local conflicts, border, territorial and resource disputes took places in many areas and became more complicated. Fierce strategic wars among big powers continued. The world was decentralized in all aspects with more importance given to multi-lateral cooperation to cope with … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s diplomacy in 2010: Firmly marching on the road of integration and development.
UK helps strengthen public finance governance Vietnam and the United Kingdom have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen technical cooperation in the area of economic and public finance governance. Signatories to the MoU in Hanoi on February 27 were Minister of Finance Vuong Dinh Hue and UK ambassador to Vietnam Atony Stokes. The MoU covers five areas of cooperation, namely public debt management, Public Private Partnership in public management, financial regulations and financial market (securities, insurance and bonds), macro-economic stabilisation, sovereign credit rating. Both sides will make study tours of financial officials to exchange experience, organise workshops, and short training courses in either Vietnam or the UK, share economic analysis reports, and exchange information and materials on issues of mutual concern. They agreed to jointly devise action plans to be approved every year to effectively implement this three-year MoU. Minister Hue said the … [Read more...] about BUSINESS IN BRIEF 3/3