Registration for the December 8-12 race will remain opened until Sunday. The charity run will start from the Saigon Zoo in District 1, make its way past various landmarks before finishing at the Thu Thiem Urban Area in District 2. Participants can choose from three different distances: 42 kilometers, 21 kilometers and 10 kilometers. Kids aged between 5 and 14 can register for the 5 km run. For every kilometer the athletes run, the organizers will contribute VND10,000 ($0.43) to the city’s Poor People Charity Fund and to the Sports Sponsorship Fund. The HCMC International Marathon has been held as an annual event since 2013. Last year, it attracted 8,500 runners. Of the sum raised, organizers contributed VND900 million to the two above-mentioned funds, and gave VND70 million to the Newborns Vietnam Fund, which seeks to prevent neonatal mortality and promote neonatal care. … [Read more...] about HCMC International Marathon 2019 lures record registrations
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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?
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (Photo: Bernama) Hanoi (VNA) – Malaysia on March 24 announced that the country may stop buying new fighter jets from European arms companies in retaliation against a plan of the European Union (EU) to curb palm oil use. The Southeast Asian country is the world's second largest palm oil producer after neighbouring Indonesia, and recently threatened to challenge the EU's plan to phase out the use of palm oil in biofuels at the World Trade Organization. In his strongest statement yet on the proposed curb, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said his country could look elsewhere to upgrade its air force fleet of Russian Mig-29 fighters, in effect abandoning plans to purchase France's Rafale jet or the Eurofighter Typhoon. He stressed that if the EU keeps on taking action against Malaysia’s palm oil, the country will think of buying airplanes from China or any other country. Mahathir's remarks come ahead of a five-day … [Read more...] about Malaysia threatens to boycott EU fighter jets over palm oil
This is the first time Hanoi has hosted such an event covering its biggest-ever prize fund of US$55,000. This year’s tournament is expected to attract strong players from home and abroad, such as Le Quang Liem of Vietnam (Elo rating 2,737), Wang Hao of China (Elo rating 2,712), and Sethuraman of India (Elo rating 2,646). The tournament will be divided into two groups: Masters (Elo rating from 2,100 for men and 2,000 for women) and Challengers (Elo rating below 2,100 for men and 2,000 for women). The male champion of the Master category will receive US$15,000. The two runner-ups will be awarded US$6,500 and US$5,000, for second and third. The female winner will get US$5,000, while the youngest and oldest players, who put in the best performances, will receive US$200 each. … [Read more...] about Hanoi to host HDBank Cup Int’l Open Chess tournament
The project is expected to unlock new market opportunities and increase income for the smallholder farmers, thus contributing to better food security, the IFC announced during an event to launch the project in Vietnam on June 22. The project, Farmer Advisory Component, is a component of IFC’s broader Vietnam Food Safety Programme, which was launched in July 2017 in partnership with the Slovak Republic, aiming to address food safety standards and practices in the country. The annual food consumption in the domestic market accounts for roughly 15 percent of Vietnam’s GDP, with an average annual growth rate of approximately 18 percent. But, inadequate safety standards can inhibit the sector’s growth potential, jeopardising consumer health and reducing market opportunities for local food producers in the modern food value chain. “Implementing internationally accepted food safety practices and systems is essential for the sustainable growth of … [Read more...] about Smallholder farmers to get support to improve food safety