Illustrative image (Source: VNA) Two persons died while preparing for storm Nakri and one went missing due to the storm as of 17:00 on November 12, according to the office of the Central Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.Khanh Hoa provinces. It triggered heavy rains and caused widespread blackouts. A total of 30 houses were damaged by the storm, while over 400 houses were flooded. More than 1,000 ha of rice and food crops and over 5,000m of canals were damaged by flooding. Phu Yen province, while roads blocked by landslides (107 sites) have been re-opened to traffic. VNA … [Read more...] about Two die, one go missing due to storm Nakri
This was part of the company’s practical activities to realize the Government’s Resolution 30A on assisting needy localities. Also at the event, Viettel handed over nearly VND 18 billion in cash to help the district carry out social welfare programs during the 2019-2020 period, such as building new gratitude houses and handing over breeding cattle and seedlings to needy households, constructing schools and public facilities, and purchasing medical and educational equipment. At the ceremony Lo Van Thang, Deputy Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ba Thuoc district, has highly appreciated Viettel’s great support over the past time. For the past nine years, the group has financed the district with VND 80 billion, helping the locality reduce poverty, he added. Meanwhile, Deputy Political Chief of Viettel Can Long Giang held that once operational, the school and medical clinic will benefit local people and the district’s education and … [Read more...] about Viettel supports poor district in Thanh Hoa
Talented-young chess player Nguyen Anh Khoi (Photo: Kha Hoa/Thanh Nien) The Vietnamese team finished in first in the standard chess category which concluded on June 16. Talented-young chess player Nguyen Anh Khoi enjoyed a number of impressive performances at the tournament, with eight wins and one draw. He earned a total of 8.5 points, one point higher than the second-ranked player Miciano John Marvin of the Philippines. Photo: Truong Duc Chien/Thanh Nien Khoi earned the additional standard of the International Grandmaster title following the tournament. The positive result helped the youngster gain three standards and he has been named among the top players with an Elo rating over 2,500 to officially obtain the title of International Grandmaster. Other chess players, including U16 Dao Minh Nhat, U12 Hoang Minh Hieu, U10 Nguyen Thai Son, and U8 Nguyen Manh Duc, also gained significant achievements. Female chess players, such as U16 Bach Ngoc Thuy Duong, U12 Nguyen … [Read more...] about Vietnamese players win big at ASEAN+ Age-Group Chess Championship
She returned to Vietnam in August after Chinese authorities raided and deported undocumented immigrants. More about how she returned later. Cut to the present. In a countryside garment factory in the northern Bac Giang Province, Bien sits beside a bunch of red cloth bags. Around her dozens of other workers are making bags on sewing machines, but not Bien: Her job is to affix the company label on the bags, and she gets less than VND100,000 ($4.32) a day for it. She was given that job after failing to learn sewing despite eight days of training at the factory. "It's too difficult, I can't sew," she says. Bien is one of many Vietnamese trafficking victims rescued from China who returned lost, damaged, with little assurance their life would ever go back to the normal old days. Before being trafficked to China, she had been quite resourceful, working her family's rice field in Dong Lo Commune in Bac Giang while also attending a babysitting class. On October 2, 1991, when she was 23, Bien … [Read more...] about The plight of human trafficking survivors: Back from hell but to what?
At the meeting, VAVA Chairman Sen. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Van Rinh briefed the delegation on affairs related to Agent Orange/dioxin in Vietnam. According to Rinh, the US army sprayed some 80 million liters of toxic chemicals in Vietnam during the war, 61 percent of which was Agent Orange, containing 366kg of dioxin. As a result, more than 3 million ha of forested land was destroyed, while basic water and food sources for millions of people were contaminated. Scene at the meeting Preliminary statistics showed that 4.8 million Vietnamese people were exposed to Agent Orange/dioxin. Tens of thousands of people died from exposure, while millions of others went on to suffer from cancer and other incurable diseases. Children and grandchildren of many victims have been affected with widespread birth deformities. Rinh said the toxic chemical still remains across 28 sites in Vietnam to date. Most recently, Da Nang airport, one of these spots, saw all of its dioxin-polluted area … [Read more...] about German left-wing party delegation learn about plight of Vietnamese AO/dioxin victims