tudents in boarding schools in North America. — Photo Courtesy of the Association of Boarding Schools The Association of Boarding Schools will organise a fair on boarding schools in the US and Canada at Sofitel Saigon Plaza in District 1 on October 25. The TABS Fair will bring Vietnamese students and their families in direct contact with representatives of 20 boarding schools across North America. Admissions officers will also be in attendance to answer questions from local families about entry assessment criteria, cost of attendance, and available financial assistance. Admission is free of charge. In recent years, Vietnamese enrollment in North American high schools has increased dramatically. Viet Nam in fact ranks third in Asia for US-bound high school students behind only China and India. — VNS … [Read more...] about Fair on N American boarding schools in HCM City
Chief manager of Carina Plaza detained over deadly fireThe Saigon Times Daily The Carina Plaza condo building on Vo Van Kiet Boulevard in HCMC’s District 8. Management board chief of Carina Plaza faces detention for violating regulations on fire prevention and firefighting – PHOTO: HAI AU HCMC - The HCMC Investigative Police on August 8 issued a decision to prosecute and temporarily detain Nguyen Quoc Tuan, 33, head of the Carina Plaza management board, for violating regulations on fire prevention and firefighting that led to a deadly fire at the condo complex in March, reported the local media. The investigation revealed that Tuan was aware that the fire prevention and firefighting equipment of the complex was broken but failed in his duty to ensure fire safety. The investigation further revealed that the residents did not receive any instructions from the board in terms of fire prevention measures, resulting in fatal consequences. Earlier, on April 20, the … [Read more...] about Chief manager of Carina Plaza detained over deadly fire
Officers conduct investigations into Carina Plaza fire (Source: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City’s Investigation Police Agency on August 9 began criminal proceedings against and executed a temporary detention warrant for Nguyen Quoc Tuan, head of the management board of Carina Plaza, for his alleged violations in fire safety regulations, which led to serious consequences in the March blaze. Earlier on March 26, criminal proceedings also started against the incident, which was caused by a malfunctioned scooter parked in the apartment complex’s basement. Police said its investor, the Hung Thanh Co. Ltd., had failed to obey fire safety regulations. When the fire took place, necessary equipment was not available, while fire alarms and sprinkler system did not work. In 2016 and 2017, the Fire Fighting Police Division of District 8 inspected and found a series of violations at the complex, such as failed alarms, sprinkler system, and emergency lighting system. … [Read more...] about Criminal proceedings start against man for involvement in Carina Plaza fire
Viet Nam News Gia Lộc HCM CITY – “When will we be able to return to our apartment?” That’s the question many of the residents of Carina Plaza apartment complex in HCM City’s District 8 are asking again and again, following the devastating fire on March 23 that killed 13 people and injured 47. A resident of the complex’s block C, Hưng (family name withheld) and his family are temporarily living with his parents at their house in District 5 while waiting for the damage to be repaired.. “I have three young children. I want my family to be safe,” Hưng said. After the fire, the district People’s Committee set up a team which, in concert with the complex’s investor, is in charge of helping affected residents. A hotline was also established for local residents. All 736 households (and 2,944 people) at the complex, for instance, were moved to safer areas because of the repair needed after the fire … [Read more...] about After deadly fire, Carina Plaza residents await day they can return to their homes
Rescue was carried out at the scene of the Carina Plaza fire (Photo: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City’s Investigation Police Agency on April 20 started criminal proceedings against Nguyen Van Tung, Director of Hung Thanh Co. Ltd., for his alleged violations in fire safety regulations, leading to serious consequences in the blaze at the apartment complex Carina Plaza on March 23. Colonel Nguyen Si Quang, spokesperson of HCM City’s Police Department, said the proceedings came along with a 4-month arrest for Tung. The Hung Thanh Co. Ltd. is the investor of Carina Plaza at No. 1648 Vo Van Kiet street, in district 8. On March 26, criminal proceedings began against the incident, which was caused by a malfunctioned scooter parked in its basement. Police said the Hung Thanh Co. Ltd. had failed to obey fire safety regulations. When the fire took place, necessary equipment was not available, while fire alarms and sprinkler system did not work. In 2016 and 2017, the … [Read more...] about Carina Plaza’s investor arrested for fire safety violations
People suffering damages from the fire at the Carina Plaza building may not receive compensation from insurance companies. Victims of the fire may not receive compensation from insurance firms According to the authorities, the Management Board of Carina Plaza had not been elected until the time of the fire. Therefore, in this case, the insured subject may only be the building’s investor. This also means that if the building's management violated the insurance contract on fire prevention and fighting for assets, they could be refused compensation, according to Circular No.220/2010/TT-BTC. “In fact, the fire prevention system in this building seriously violated regulations as the sprinkler system had no water to spray, the fire alarms were inactive, and there was no water in the fire hydrant. There were many other issues, including the fact that the management board was not elected according to regulations, but the investor assigned an administrative for the … [Read more...] about Insurance companies may let down Carina Plaza residents
Carina Plaza's management board could propose the insurance company to pay 50 per cent of compensation Regarding insurance compensation for the Carina Plaza fire, is it true that not all insurance holders are compensated because the liability policy may only cover parts, rather than the whole, of the resident’s properties? In this case, apart from the residents who suffered injury or damages to their personal properties, the fire also involved two other subjects: the developer and the management board. The three parties can contact relevant agencies to make claims for damages based on the principle that all parties are in strict compliance with the law. First of all, the developer and the management board, as they are the main individuals to be held accountable for the fire, should contact the company where they have purchased their insurance packages to look for assistance and fill out a compensation claim. The developer and the management board may review their fire … [Read more...] about Carina Plaza fire: management board to compensate uninsured residents
Despite holding 95 per cent of Hung Thanh Co., Ltd., 577 Investment Corporation has refused responsibilities as Carina Plaza’s developer. Meanwhile, Hung Thanh Co., Ltd. has violated numerous regulations while establishing the management board of Carina Plaza, preparing the construction design, and maintaining the building’s fire prevention and fighting system. Over 15 cars and 150 motorbikes have been burnt in Carina Plaza fire Four days after the Carina Plaza fire, which killed 13 people and injured nearly 100, 577 Investment Corporation (NBB) has just sent a letter to the State Securities Commission of Vietnam (SSC) and the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange (HSX) to explain its role in the project. In the letter, chairman of NBB Doan Tuong Trieu confirmed that Hung Thanh was the sole developer of Carina Plaza, according to the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Construction’s decision approving the project. Accordingly, NBB is only a shareholder with 95 per … [Read more...] about Where lies the responsibility for the Carina Plaza fire?
The people claim that all the damage of the Carina Plaza fire was a result of mistakes of the developer and the management board, Hung Thanh Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of 577 Investment Corporation (NBB). 577 Investment Corporation owes nearly VND20 billion ($0.872 million) of maintenance fee of Carina Plaza Yesterday evening, hundreds of residents of Carina Plaza in District 8, Ho Chi Minh City met and discussed with the representative of the developer, Hung Thanh Co., Ltd. The representative was very tired and said: “We are so sorry for the late official announcement because we had to handle the incident, provide information for investigation, and help families whose members died or were injured. We focus on protecting the assets and the vehicles (cars and motorbikes) of residents.” He said that the company has sent people to stay at the hospital to support injured people during the emergency. Hung Thanh Company gives VND100 million ($4,405) after each deceased … [Read more...] about 500 residents of Carina Plaza signed letter to prime minister
Yesterday’s fire in Carina Plaza, which killed 13 people and injured 28, burning a total of 13 cars and 150 motorbikes, showed the weakness of apartment buildings’ management boards. Over 150 vehicles burned in the Carina Plaza fire At 1 AM on March 23, the fire and big explosions started at the basement parking lot of Carina Plaza’s block A and B at 1648 Vo Van Kiet Street, District 8, Ho Chi Minh City, while residents were sleeping and the fire bells failed to go off. Residents were woken by the smell of smoke and the screams of others, but no fire bells. People said that they tried to the small fire extinguishers to little effect. The fire has killed at least 13 people, injured a hundred, burned 13 cars and 150 motorbikes, and damaged the properties of residents. The conflagration caused the highest number of fatalities in Ho Chi Minh City in the last 16 years, which shows the weakness of fire prevention and management at Carina Plaza’s management … [Read more...] about Who will compensate the victims of the Carina Plaza fire?