Kien Giang Province takes heed to dengue prevention

NDO – Nhan Dan Online selects outstanding events that made the headlines over the past week. PM visits Thailand, holds talks with Thai counterpart Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc paid an official visit to Thailand from August 17-19 at the invitation of his Thai counterpart Prayuth Chan-ocha. During the visit, PM Phuc and his Thai counterpart Chan-o-cha sought collaboration measures to build the ASEAN Community and maintain the association’s central role on the occasion of ASEAN’s 50th founding anniversary, as well as seeking ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation within sub-regional programmes and projects. The two sides discussed long-lasting issues such as how to minimise conflicts at sea, illegal fishing and smuggling on each other’s waters, along with illegal Vietnamese workers in Thailand. They agreed to accelerate negotiations on an agreement concerning criminal extradition and a treaty pertaining to mutual legal assistance, as well as the expansion of the treaty on labour as Thailand has high demand for labourers while Vietnam has a large supply. At the same time, the two PMs decided to set up mechanisms to settle existing problems with these incomplete agreements with the aim of avoiding further issues. PM Phuc also met with businesses of both countries. During the visit, he attended the signing of agreements and memoranda of understanding between ministries, sectors, localities and businesses of both nations. During the visit, the Vietnamese government leader also held meetings with Thai officials and local communities, as well as the Vietnamese community in Thailand. National Assembly Standing Committee…... [read more]

The Ministry of Construction (MoC) and the South Korea International Co-operation Agency (KOICA) held a workshop in Ha Noi on Thursday to review implementation of the Green City Planning Decision Support System (GDSS) in Viet Nam. — Photo baoxaydung.vn The Ministry of Construction (MoC) and the South Korea International Co-operation Agency (KOICA) held a workshop in Ha Noi on Thursday to review implementation of the Green City Planning Decision Support System (GDSS) in Viet Nam. Under the project, which has been operating for more than half a year now, The South Korea Research Institute for Human Settlement and the Construction Ministry’s Project Management Board, as well as the administrations of Thai Nguyen and Kien Giang provinces have compiled a set of green urban indicators and a GDSS to evaluate urban development nationwide. Workshop participants said this would be the foundation for building a legal framework and guidance document for green city planning in Viet Nam. They also discussed ways to improve project efficiency and expand it in the future. The project’s bigger aims are to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, strengthen climate change adaptation and initiate reasonable and effective use of natural resources. The project will be piloted in urban areas in Ha Noi and Thai Nguyen and Kien Giang provinces. Viet Nam faces various serious urban problems including inadequate infrastructure and environmental degradation as a result of rapid economic development and urban population growth. — VNS ... [read more]

The Trung Hoa-Nhan Chinh urban area in Hanoi (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Construction and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) held a workshop in Hanoi on August 17 to review the implementation of the Green City Planning Decision Support System (GDSS) in Vietnam. Deputy Minister of Construction Phan Thi My Linh said the project was sponsored by the Republic of Korea and has been carried out for more than a half year. The Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements along with the management board of projects of the Ministry of Construction, northern Thai Nguyen and southern Kien Giang provinces coordinated to build a set of green urban indicators and a GDSS to evaluate urban development nationwide. This is a foundation to building a legal framework and guidance documents for green city planning in Vietnam. During the workshop, participants discussed improving the efficiency of the project to expand it in the future and refining legal documents on urban planning. The project aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, ensure climate change adaptation and make reasonable and effective use of natural resources. Vietnam faces various urban problems such as infrastructure shortages and environment degradation as a result of rapid economic development and urban population growth.  The Korean Government aims to help Vietnam in creating a brand new city, improving living standards and in environmentally sustainable urban planning, according to KOICA. The project will be piloted in urban areas in Hanoi…... [read more]

NDO - The Phu Quoc Fish Sauce Association received a decision from the People's Committee of Kien Giang province on August 18 in recognition of Phu Quoc fish sauce as a traditional craft. In addition, the fish sauce making village on Phu Quoc Island has been recognised as a traditional craft village. Huynh Quang Hung, Vice Chairman of Phu Quoc district People's Committee, said that Phu Quoc fish sauce is the first product of Vietnam to receive the EU Certificate of Protected Designation of Origin of Phu Quoc (PDO "Phu Quoc"), demonstrating the great attention of the authorised agencies and Kien Giang province to the craft of making Phu Quoc fish sauce. Hung noted that the People's Committee of Phu Quoc district will consider the planning of a construction site for concentrated fish sauce production facilities to ensure the sustainability of the traditional craft, as well as helping to improve and preserve the quality of Phu Quoc fish sauce. Furthermore, the Phu Quoc fish sauce craft village will become one of the typical tourist sites of Phu Quoc Island. Phu Quoc fish sauce has over 200 years of formation and development. Currently, there are more than 50 fish sauce producers on Phu Quoc Island, producing approximately 30 million litres of fish sauce annually, with a total annual revenue of VND600 billion (US$26.4 million) and creating jobs for thousands of local people.... [read more]

Located in southern Kien Giang province, Phu Quoc is frequently touted one of Vietnam’s most beautiful islands and its renowned Bai Dai Beach is blissfully secluded with white sands and expansive vitas stretching to the horizon, the website said.  Phu Quoc island district is well-connected with international airports, home to luxurious resorts and foreign visitors can enjoy 30 day visa-free stay on this island.   Phu Quoc is the largest Vietnamese island with a total area of 574 square kilometres and a permanent population of approximately 85,000. In 2006, it was recognised as a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. In the first five months of this year, the island welcomed nearly 858,000 arrivals, more than 47 percent of the yearly target, up 21 percent from the same period last year. The figure includes nearly 181,000 international tourists, or 60 percent of the yearly target, up 30 percent year on year. Meanwhile, Mui Ne beach in the central province of Binh Thuan is famous for adventurous activities, particularly wind-surfing and kite-surfing, due to its warm temperature and clear skies.  It also consists of massive sand dunes, suitable for activities such as sand-boarding.  Mui Ne boasts many attractive landscapes such as Hon Rom, Hon Lao Cau and Bai Rang. Coming to this beach, travellers also have the chance to witness the daily life of fishermen in a humble fishing village.  Other beaches on the list by CNN Travel are Yunokawa (Hakodata, Japan), Patnem Beach (Goa, India), Tanjung Rhu…... [read more]

Phu Quoc and Mui Ne beaches of Viet Nam have been listed among 20 most idyllic beaches in Asia by CNN travel. Phu Quoc Island (Photo: VNA)   Located in southern Kien Giang province, Phu Quoc is frequently touted one of Viet Nam’s most beautiful islands and its renowned Bai Dai Beach is blissfully secluded with white sands and expansive vitas stretching to the horizon, the website said.  Phu Quoc Island District is well-connected with international airports, home to luxurious resorts and foreign visitors can enjoy 30 day visa-free stay on this island.   Phu Quoc is the largest Vietnamese island with a total area of 574 square kilometres and a permanent population of approximately 85,000. In 2006, it was recognised as a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.   In the first five months of this year, the island welcomed nearly 858,000 arrivals, more than 47 percent of the yearly target, up 21 percent from the same period last year. The figure includes nearly 181,000 international tourists, or 60 percent of the yearly target, up 30 percent year on year. Meanwhile, Mui Ne beach in the central province of Binh Thuan is famous for adventurous activities, particularly wind-surfing and kite-surfing, due to its warm temperature and clear skies.  It also consists of massive sand dunes, suitable for activities such as sand-boarding.  Mui Ne boasts many attractive landscapes such as Hon Rom, Hon Lao…... [read more]

Phu Quoc and Mui Ne beaches of Vietnam have been listed among 20 most idyllic beaches in Asia by CNN travel. Phu Quoc island Located in southern Kien Giang province, Phu Quoc is frequently touted one of Vietnam’s most beautiful islands and its renowned Bai Dai Beach is blissfully secluded with white sands and expansive vitas stretching to the horizon, the website said.  Phu Quoc island district is well-connected with international airports, home to luxurious resorts and foreign visitors can enjoy 30 day visa-free stay on this island.   Phu Quoc is the largest Vietnamese island with a total area of 574 square kilometres and a permanent population of approximately 85,000. In 2006, it was recognised as a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.  In the first five months of this year, the island welcomed nearly 858,000 arrivals, more than 47 percent of the yearly target, up 21 percent from the same period last year. The figure includes nearly 181,000 international tourists, or 60 percent of the yearly target, up 30 percent year on year. Meanwhile, Mui Ne beach in the central province of Binh Thuan is famous for adventurous activities, particularly wind-surfing and kite-surfing, due to its warm temperature and clear skies.  It also consists of massive sand dunes, suitable for activities such as sand-boarding.  Mui Ne boasts many attractive landscapes such as Hon Rom, Hon Lao Cau and Bai Rang. Coming to this beach, travellers also have the chance to witness the daily life of fishermen in a humble…... [read more]

Phu Quoc island (Photo: VNA)     Hanoi (VNA) – Phu Quoc and Mui Ne beaches of Vietnam have been listed among 20 most idyllic beaches in Asia by CNN travel. Located in southern Kien Giang province, Phu Quoc is frequently touted one of Vietnam’s most beautiful islands and its renowned Bai Dai Beach is blissfully secluded with white sands and expansive vitas stretching to the horizon, the website said.  Phu Quoc island district is well-connected with international airports, home to luxurious resorts and foreign visitors can enjoy 30 day visa-free stay on this island.   Phu Quoc is the largest Vietnamese island with a total area of 574 square kilometres and a permanent population of approximately 85,000. In 2006, it was recognised as a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.   [A summer holiday on Sao Beach, Phu Quoc island] In the first five months of this year, the island welcomed nearly 858,000 arrivals, more than 47 percent of the yearly target, up 21 percent from the same period last year. The figure includes nearly 181,000 international tourists, or 60 percent of the yearly target, up 30 percent year on year. Meanwhile, Mui Ne beach in the central province of Binh Thuan is famous for adventurous activities, particularly wind-surfing and kite-surfing, due to its warm temperature and clear skies.  It also consists of massive sand dunes, suitable for activities such as sand-boarding.  Mui Ne boasts many attractive landscapes such as Hon Rom, Hon…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – With demand for sand for construction rising even as prices are skyrocketing, Deputy Prime Minister Truong Dinh Dung has recommended the use of other materials in construction in place of natural sand. Sand for construction is piled at a site in Tien Phong Ward in the northern province of Thai Binh. As many localities in Viet Nam have cracked down on illegal sand mining, the huge demand for sand and its rising prices have seriously affected many major construction works.  The huge demand for sand and its rising prices have seriously affected many major construction works such as the Trung Luong – My Thuan (in Tien Giang Province) Highway, A section of National Highway No 60 in Ben Tre Province and the Lo Te - Rach Soi Road in Kien Giang Province. The contractors of these works said the rising sand prices have caused construction costs to balloon and even the suspension of some of them. Speaking at a recent conference on investment in infrastructure development in the Mekong Delta, Dung called on the ministry to co-ordinate with provincial authorities to improve management of sand mining in rivers, estuaries and channels in the region. Sand exploitation must be linked with the protection of river banks and the coast from erosion, he said. He also instructed the ministry to co-operate with relevant agencies and find other materials to replace natural sand in transportation infrastructure projects in the country in general and in the Mekong Delta in particular. In…... [read more]

Businesses in southern Vietnam slow in innovationVan Nam HCMC vice chairman Le Thanh Liem (L) greets a delegate at the fourth Southern Industry and Trade Conference in HCMC last Friday - PHOTO: VAN NAM HCMC – Enterprises in 20 cities and provinces in southern Vietnam have remained slow in technology innovation though the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) is higher  than the average of the country. At the fourth Southern Industry and Trade Conference held in HCMC last Friday by the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the HCMC Department of Industry and Trade, enterprises in the south have medium or low production technologies and low competitiveness. The southern region encompasses HCMC, Can Tho, An Giang, Bac Lieu, Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Ben Tre, Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc, Binh Thuan, Ca Mau, Dong Nai, Dong Thap, Hau Giang, Kien Giang, Long An, Soc Trang, Tay Ninh, Tien Giang, Tra Vinh and Vinh Long. Many small and medium enterprises in the region which make up a majority have been closed down due to limited finances and outdated technologies, among others. HCMC vice chairman Le Thanh Liem said that if the southern cities and provinces make full use of their strengths, promote investment activity and expand markets, they could gain stronger growth, contribute to the economic development of the country and improve their competitiveness on domestic and international markets. According to a report delivered at the conference, the 2016 IIP of the region surged 9.28% versus 2015, well above 7.5% nationwide. In particular, Tay Ninh, Ben…... [read more]




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