Daily Archives: September 1, 2018

Northern provinces recover from floods, landslides

Efforts are underway to overcome consequences of floods in northwestern mountainous localities in Vietnam.

In Son La province, floods affected more than 1.500 houses and submerged 960 hectares of farm land. 11 schools and 45 irrigation works were damaged.

In Yen Bai, torrential rains killed one person, destroyed 200 houses, and damaged nearly 600 hectares of crops. Roads and irrigation works were broken.

Dien Bien province, 50 houses were ravaged. Transportation on national highways was disrupted due to landslides. The total loss was reported to reach 1.5 million USD.

In the affected localities, people were evacated to safer places. Road sections affected by lanslides are being repaired to ensure traffic as soon as possible. Bui Minh Hai, Deputy Head of Dien Bien province’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said: Apart from 3 reservoirs with water level exceeding 50 centimeters, other reservoirs are in safe levels. We have asked districts and communes to mobilize all resources to overcome the flood aftermaths, so that everything is back to normal before the new school year.

Source: VOV5

PM urges for stronger production, exports

The Prime Minister has issued an instruction on solutions to develop production and boost exports.

According to the instruction, the PM urged for the reform of institutions, simplification of administrative procedures, and removal of obstacles for exports. Ministries and sectors are asked to review regulations on production and imports of materials for manufacturing and processing so as to make it easier for businesses, while information should be disseminated to exporters.

The PM asked for strengthened negotiations and integration to develop markets and penetrate new markets. Trade promotion and trademark building should be accelerated. He also called for further provision of market information to cope with market fluctuations.

Source: VOV5

Vietnam ranks 16th in ASIAD 2018 medal tally

As of 4 p.m Saturday, Vietnam won 4 gold medals, 16 silver medals and 18 bronze medals, ranked 16th in the medal tally of the ongoing Asian Games (ASIAD) 2018 in Indonesia.

On Saturday, Vietnam women’s sepaktakraw team won a silver medal after losing the Thai team in the final round, while men’s team won a bronze medal.

On Friday, Vietnamese volleyball team beat the host Indonesia in the quarterfinal to advance to the next round. The same day, boxer Nguyen Thi Tam lost to Pang Chol Mi from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and won a bronze medal in the women’s 51 kg.

Source: VOV5

President sends greetings on new academic year

President Tran Dai Quang on Friday sent a letter of congratulations to teachers, parents, and students on the occasion of the new academic year.

In his letter, President Quang praised the education sector for its achievements in the previous academic year, which he said should be capitalized on in this academic year. He called for further reform of education to meet the demands for high quality human resources and to serve national industrialization, nationalization, and international integration. Mr. Quang said he hopes the teachers will remain passionate for their work and the students will promote the learning tradition and nurture dreams to contribute to national development.

Source: VOV5

Ha Long-Hai Phong Highway inaugurated

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has inaugurated a highway linking Ha Long and Hai Phong city and Bach Dang bridge in Vietnam’s northeastern region.

Mr. Phuc was speaking at the inauguration ceremony on Saturday: The modern highway and bridge have received a great deal of investment from investors, people, and administration. Our next important task is to make this investment efficient. There should be a lot of passengers and goods to be transported through this highway. It depends on the booming economy and tourism of Quang Ninh province and Hai Phong city in the near future. I call on authorities of Quang Ninh and Hai Phong to continue reform the method of investment attraction and investment environment so that the region will become a leading hub of tourism, manufacturing, and innovation of Vietnam.

The Ha Long-Hai Phong highway is the first project invested by the provincial budget and public private partnership. It will shorten the distance from Ha Long to Ha Noi from 180km to 130km and from Ha Long to Hai Phong from 75km to 25km. Bach Dang cable-stayed bridge is designed by a Vietnamese and has become a symbol of Vietnam’s new bridge and road techniques.

Source: VOV5

Vietnam, Australia hold 15th round of human rights dialogue

The 15th round of the annual dialogue on human rights between Vietnam and Australia took place in Hanoi on Tuesday in the spirit of frankness, constructiveness and mutual respect.

Highly valuing the development of the Vietnam � Australia strategic partnership, they shared information on achievements, difficulties and challenges in promoting and ensuring human rights, discussed human rights issues of common concern, focusing on law-governed State and legal reform, ensuring basic freedom rights and rights of the vulnerable groups. Both sides explored measures to reinforce collaboration within the bilateral framework and at multilateral forums. The Vietnamese delegation expressed interest in Australia’s challenges in ensuring human rights such as rights of the aboriginals and children, as well as balance between security demand and anti-terrorism activities.

The two sides pledged to continue discussing issues of interest to narrow differences, thus raising mutual understanding and deepening bilateral strategic partnership.

Source: VOV5