The plan is designed to protect the authenticity, as well as outstanding cultural and archaeological values of the large complex of Champa religious relics. It will also launch activities to clear unexploded ordnance and conduct technical research and studies on original building materials in a bid to restore the complex. My Son Sanctuary comprises eight groups of 71 monuments built throughout the 7th -13th centuries Once the religious and political capital of the Champa Kingdom, My Son Sanctuary is located on a hilly landscape in Duy Phu commune of Duy Xuyen district, about 70km southwest of central Da Nang city and 40km from Hoi An city. It is comprised of eight groups of 71 monuments, built throughout the seventh to 13th centuries. The first construction of My Son dates back to the 4th century under the reign of Bhadravarman for the worship of God Shiva-Bhadresvara. But later on, the temple was destroyed. At the beginning of the 7th century, King … [Read more...] about Management plan for My Son relic site receives approval
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Talented-young chess player Nguyen Anh Khoi (Photo: Kha Hoa/Thanh Nien) The Vietnamese team finished in first in the standard chess category which concluded on June 16. Talented-young chess player Nguyen Anh Khoi enjoyed a number of impressive performances at the tournament, with eight wins and one draw. He earned a total of 8.5 points, one point higher than the second-ranked player Miciano John Marvin of the Philippines. Photo: Truong Duc Chien/Thanh Nien Khoi earned the additional standard of the International Grandmaster title following the tournament. The positive result helped the youngster gain three standards and he has been named among the top players with an Elo rating over 2,500 to officially obtain the title of International Grandmaster. Other chess players, including U16 Dao Minh Nhat, U12 Hoang Minh Hieu, U10 Nguyen Thai Son, and U8 Nguyen Manh Duc, also gained significant achievements. Female chess players, such as U16 Bach Ngoc Thuy Duong, U12 Nguyen … [Read more...] about Vietnamese players win big at ASEAN+ Age-Group Chess Championship
The facility, to enable Tan Long Group JSC (Tan Long Group)—a market leader in soft commodity trading—to diversify the procurement of agri-commodities, is part of IFC’s Global Warehouse Finance Programme (GWFP) that increases available financing to agricultural producers and traders in agricultural countries such as Vietnam. Underpinning the deal is a 50:50 risk-sharing partnership between IFC and VPBank, with each participating in risk for up to $25 million on an unfunded basis covering half of every eligible transaction under the facility. “Diversifying trade finance products will help realise VPBank’s strategy of becoming a leading SME bank over the next five years, with supporting local importers and exporters as a pillar,” said Dinh Van Nho, VPBank deputy chief executive officer cum head of Corporate Banking Division. This partnership is expected to have a significant development impact on the animal protein value chain in Vietnam—an … [Read more...] about Unlock further agri-financing opportunities for processing firms
A woman in Vietnam’s Central Highlands has died after catching influenza A (H1N1), also known as swine flu, prompting local authorities to put more than 40 people in quarantine to prevent an outbreak. The patient was identified as Nguyen Thi Thom, 37, a resident in Kon Tum Province, online newspaper VnExpress quoted Nguyen Loc Vuong, director of the provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, as saying on Monday. Thom had had symptoms including a mild fever, fatigue, and eating disoders for about half a month before she was admitted to the Kon Tum Province General Hospital on November 3. The patient tested positive for influenza A (H1N1). She passed away at the infirmary five days later on November 8. Competent authorities have taken measures to prevent a potential outbreak, including quarantining a total of 44 people who had recently been in contact with the patient and are at risk of being exposed to the flu. They were also given antiviral drugs. One of them has … [Read more...] about Dozens quarantined after woman dies of swine flu in Vietnam
She returned to Vietnam in August after Chinese authorities raided and deported undocumented immigrants. More about how she returned later. Cut to the present. In a countryside garment factory in the northern Bac Giang Province, Bien sits beside a bunch of red cloth bags. Around her dozens of other workers are making bags on sewing machines, but not Bien: Her job is to affix the company label on the bags, and she gets less than VND100,000 ($4.32) a day for it. She was given that job after failing to learn sewing despite eight days of training at the factory. "It's too difficult, I can't sew," she says. Bien is one of many Vietnamese trafficking victims rescued from China who returned lost, damaged, with little assurance their life would ever go back to the normal old days. Before being trafficked to China, she had been quite resourceful, working her family's rice field in Dong Lo Commune in Bac Giang while also attending a babysitting class. On October 2, 1991, when she was 23, Bien … [Read more...] about The plight of human trafficking survivors: Back from hell but to what?