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Monthly Archives: July 2014

HCM City hosts Vietnam Global Education Dialogue

Nearly 200 delegates from universities around the globe are gathering at the Vietnam Education Dialogue 2014: Higher Education Reforms (VED 2014) in HCM City from July 31 to August 1. The two-day conference provides a good chance for Government leaders, scholars, and university and business representatives around the world to present and debate initiatives about

An airport to take shape in Quang Ninh

The terminal will be used for civil and military purposes and be capable of serving both domestic and foreign flights. It is designed to receive 5 million passengers a year and even accommodate large aircraft like Boeing 777s. It will be built in Doan Ket commune, Van Don district, covering nearly 284.6ha and at a

Lottery company sued for refusing to pay winner

A man in Can Tho City is planning to sue Vinh Long Lottery Company after they refused to pay him a prize.    Ly Hung Phu holds his winning ticket On June 20, Ly Hung Phu, from Co Do Town, bought a lottery ticket. However, due to his busy work schedule, he forgot about the

Fansipan-Sapa cable car to open in 2015

The world’s longest three-rope cable car system, extending from the northern Lao Cai Province’s Sapa Town to Fansipan peak, will open for passengers in 2015. It normally takes people one or two days to reach the peak of Fansipan mountain on foot. The three-rope cable car system, invested by SunGroup, will carry passengers from the

Couple passes the hundred year mark together

A couple living in Nghe An Province has just been given the title of the oldest living couple in Vietnam by the Vietnam Records Organisation. Cao Vien is 106 years old and his wife, Vu Thi Hai, is 100 years old. They live in Village 2, Dien Chau District. According to the Vietnam Records Organisation,

Deaths in shelling of Gaza market, school enrage UN

More than 100 Palestinians were killed in the bomb-scarred Gaza Strip, among them victims of Israeli fire on a crowded market and a United Nations school. Palestinian paramedics move a victim of an Israeli air strike on a market to an ambulance in the Shejaiya neighbourhood near Gaza City on July 30, 2014. More than

Defence ministry provides VND 8 bil for Agent Orange victims

Despite the conflict ending in 1971 – four decades on – Vietnamese are still suffering from the devastating effects of Agent Orange sprayed on crops, plants and trees by US military forces. Sen. Lieut. General Ngo Xuan Lich, Chief of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) General Political Department, made the statement on July 30 during a

Nguyen dynasty’s documents receive UNESCO certificate

A ceremony was held in Hanoi on July 30 to receive a certificate recognising a collection of official administrative documents of the Nguyen Dynasty as documentary heritage of the Memory of the World Programme in Asia-Pacific by UNESCO. The collection is comprised of 85,000 documents bearing the seals of 11 Nguyen Kings (1802-1945), including royal

Advanced fisheries surveillance ship handed over

Vietnam’s second most advanced surveillance ship was handed over on July 30 to the Vietnam Fisheries Surveillance Force in northern Quang Ninh province by Ha Long Shipbuilding Co, Ltd. The vessel – coded KN-782 – is 90.5m-long, 14m-wide and 7m-high and has been under construction since October 2012. It has a displacement of 2,500 tonnes and a

18,000 Vietnamese marry foreigners each year

On average 18,000 Vietnamese marry foreigners each year, with 78% of them coming from Ho Chi Minh City and poor areas of the Mekong Delta region. This information was released at a seminar jointly held by the Ministry of Public Security and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in the Mekong Delta city of My Tho on