Cambodian and Vietnamese military officers offer incense to fallen Vietnamese volunteer soldiers at the martyrs’ cemetery in Duc Co district, Gia Lai province, on January 4 (Photo: VNA) Gia Lai (VNA) – A high-ranking delegation of the Military Region 1 High Command of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces paid a visit to the Vietnamese martyrs’ cemetery in Duc Co district, in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai, on January 4. The visit was made on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the victory of the southwest border defence war and the joint victory of Vietnam and Cambodia over the genocidal regime (January 7). The delegation was led by General Houth Chheang, Deputy Commander of the Royal Cambodian Army and Commander of Military Region 1 under the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces. Leaders of the Cambodian localities of Rattanakiri, Strung Treng, and Mondulkiri also attended the event. The visit was to honour Vietnamese volunteer soldiers who fought with … [Read more...] about Cambodian armed forces delegation visits martyrs’ cemetery in Gia Lai
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Hefty investments Among 70 countries and territories in which Vietnamese have investments, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar are the three biggest target markets. Laos is the biggest FDI recipient from Vietnam, having accepted $5 billion worth of registered investments. In January 2017, Viettel received an investment license for setting up a telecom network in Myanmar – Mytel. BIDV in 2016 got a license to set up a branch in Myanmar – BIDV Yangon with charter capital of $85 million. The dairy factory Vinamilk built in Cambodia became operational in 2016, while the Vietnam Rubber Group began processing rubber latex in 2015. Hoang Anh Gia Lai Group is one of the biggest outward investors. In addition to a series of projects on agriculture production in Laos, in 2015 built the Attapeu international airport worth $36 million and HAGL Center worth $550 million in Myanmar. In 2016, it kicked off the second phase of HAGL Center and joined forces with Melia Hotel to run a … [Read more...] about How are Vietnamese businesses performing in Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar?
The Thu Thiem Catholic Church complex will be preserved as a national relic under the Cultural Heritage Law, an official said on Tuesday at a meeting in HCM City. Thu Thiem church complex on Thu Thiem peninsula in HCM City’s District 2. — VNA/VNS Photo Xuan Tinh The complex, which includes a number of buildings, will be protected in accordance with the 2001 Cultural Heritage Law and other related legal documents, according to Huynh Thanh Nhan, director of the Department of Culture and Sports. Speaking at the meeting on historic preservation held by the People’s Council, Nhan said the decision would affect the city’s planning of the Thu Thiem new urban area project in District 2 since the complex is located within the area. Previously, the city government had planned to clear all of these works to build a functional area in the new urban area, but decided to preserve them in early February. But it did not issue a detailed plan at that time. The department … [Read more...] about Church complex on Thu Thiem peninsula to be preserved as national relic
The agreements were signed in Paris on March 26 by Trinh Van Quyet, Chairman of FLC Group and Eric Schulz, Chief Commercial Officer, Airbus during the official visit to France of Nguyễn Phú Trọng, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam. Bamboo Airways is set to begin operations in 2019 with aircraft on lease from third party lessors before taking delivery of the aircraft covered by today’s MOU with Airbus. The carrier will focus on linking international markets to Vietnamese leisure destinations, as well as on selected domestic routes. "After evaluating carefully the competing products, FLC Group and Bamboo Airways have selected the A321neo as the most efficient option for our new operation,” said Trinh Van Quyet. “The A321neo will enable us to combine comfort, efficiency and the right capacity for our planned services, which will primarily serve fast growing leisure markets in Vietnam.” … [Read more...] about FLC Group selects A321neo for Bamboo Airways
Compared to the same period last year, traffic accident numbers fell by 2.89% but fatalities rose 1.66%. Among 27 localities posting more fatalities, 14 saw a rise of more than 40% while Ca Mau, Tay Ninh and Cao Bang provinces registered 150% or more extra deaths. Chairing the event, Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh, also Chairman of the National Traffic Safety Committee, said traffic rule violations are rising, especially on highways and rural areas, and management in the field remains poor. Vice Chairman of the Hanoi municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Quoc Hung said the city’s Transport Department will consider a plan to adjust inter-provincial transport routes via Hanoi to ease traffic congestion. Deputy Director of the Ministry of Public Security’s Traffic Police Department Nguyen Ngoc Tuan suggested that the Transport Ministry should build a traffic supervision system and allocate land to build medical and search and rescue stations … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s traffic accident cases down in first quarter