Motorcycle taxi driver Trần Văn Quí, 32, of the Mekong province of Đồng Tháp, was honoured by Tuổi Trẻ (Youth) Newspaper and the National Traffic Safety Committee during the Civilization Trip campaign, which urged residents to be aware of traffic safety, order and civilized behaviour on public streets. VNS Photo Gia Lộc HCM CITY — Motorcycle taxi driver Trần Văn Quí called "a crazy man" by some people because he he attached a small board with the words "Free Charge for Students and People with Disadvantages" on his motorbike. “In the beginning, I was sad because I was called that name. And then, I thought that the nickname was fun,” Quí said. Quí, who is from the Mekong province of Đồng Tháp, became a motorcycle … [Read more...] about Civilization Trip campaign honours people with good behaviour
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If you are a young person from the north-central Vietnamese provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh, the potentially lethal dangers of journeying thousands of miles and being illegally smuggled across borders by international trafficking networks seem like a small price to pay for the reward of little more than the opportunity to work. H.T.L., a young Vietnamese man from Ha Tinh who has spent the last five years illegally working in the UK, shared his own harrowing migration journey to what many Vietnamese consider ‘the promised land’ with Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper, in the hope of shedding light on the dangers that lie ahead for his rural Vietnamese countrymen who are looking outside their native borders for hope and opportunity. A journey to hell L.’s 2015 journey to the UK began in the same fashion as most migrants from Nghe An and Ha Tinh – with both intermediate and extended families draining their savings and pawning their assets to raise … [Read more...] about Vietnamese man shares grim journey to UK in search of better life
News Digest (13-12-2008) VN, Mongolia agree to boost trade to US$10m by 2010 HA NOI — Viet Nam and Mongolia have agreed to boost two-way trade from US$3.5 million to $10 million by 2010. Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ho Xuan Hung and Mongolian Minister for Food, Agriculture and Light Industry Tunjin Badoamjunai, agreed on this at the 13th session of the Viet Nam-Mongolia Inter-governmental Commission for Economic and Scientific and Technological Co-operation. At the four-day session, which opened in HCM City on Wednesday, the two sides also discussed measures to foster economic, scientific and technological co-operation for the next two years. They also agreed to create favourable conditions for business, saying that co-operation between the two banking sectors had created a trustworthy and fast payment mechanism. Nation lauds forum to promote democracy held in Indonesia HA NOI – The Vietnamese Government highly appreciated Indonesia’s … [Read more...] about VN, Mongolia agree to boost trade to US$10m by 2010
An overview of the conference (Source:http://hoinhabaovietnam.vn/) Hanoi (VNA) – The Hanoi Interior University under the Interior Ministry, the French Embassy in Vietnam and the Chandler Institute of Governance on December 6 jointly held an international conference on the training of the human resources in service of international integration. Opening the function with the participation of managers, experts and scientists from Vietnam, France, Italy, Russia, Sweden, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia and Nigeria, Deputy Minister Trieu Van Cuong said the Vietnamese Government has implemented varous cooperation activities with countries having rich experiences in administrative reform. This conference comes within the common efforts aimed at raising the quality of the personnel, thus pushing up the administrative reform, the official said, adding experiences learned from the function will create important theoretical and practical foundations for the ministry in providing … [Read more...] about Int’l confab on human resources training for integration
A Vietnamese taxi driver accused an American woman of Vietnamese descendant of sexually harassing him on May 4 but oddly the latter had reported to local police that she was raped by another cabbie just a couple of days earlier. The accuser-turned-accused Pham Thi Thanh Ngoc, 40, is also the one who had lodged complaints to local police against a Vietnamese tabloid for what she called ostensible made-up stories last year that she raped many taxi drivers, one of whom was said to be forced to have sex with her over 30 times in two days. However, all of her accusations have been disproved by Vietnamese authorities eventually. Ngoc: I’m a rape victim The American woman told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on May 1 that she returned to Vietnam to meet a 31-year-old young man named N.Đ.T. living in the southern city of Vung Tau who proclaimed himself as a “poor kept man.” Ngoc said after having a vacation in Hanoi, she and the man in question flew to Ho Chi Minh City … [Read more...] about Vietnamese American’s rape accusation: Raping? Being raped? Or lies?