Vice President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh presented the aid to needy households in Quảng Nam Province, each with VNĐ50 million, at a ceremony in Tam Kỳ City on December 16. — VNA/VNS Photo Trần TĩnhViet Nam News QUẢNG NAM — Some 500 disadvantaged families in the central provinces of Quảng Nam, Quảng Ngãi, Bình Định, Phú Yên and Khánh Hoà have received financial aid worth a total of VNĐ25 billion (US$1.07 million) to build their own houses. The financial support was given by Hưng Thịnh Land JSC. Vice President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh presented the aid to needy households in Quảng Nam Province, each with VNĐ50 million, at a ceremony in Tam Kỳ City on December 16. Speaking at the event, Vice President Thịnh said the Party and State always cared for the life of poor people, particularly those living in … [Read more...] about 500 poor families helped to build new houses
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A gunman stormed a house party and killed 11 people, including his former wife and 8-year-old son, before shooting himself in the head during a New Year's party in the southeastern Brazilian city of Campinas late on Saturday. Police in the state of São Paulo said the shooter, identified as 46-year-old Sidnei Ramis de Araújo, is believed to have been angry over a split with his wife, Isamara Filier, 41, and their son João Victor. Three other people remain hospitalized, police said, while four people survived the attack unharmed, including one party attendee who managed to flee to a bathroom and phone the police when the shooting began. Survivors, according to a police spokesman, said that just before midnight, the shooter jumped over a fence surrounding the house, burst through a door and began firing even as he berated Filier for taking their son. Araújo possibly sought to take advantage of the commotion of New Year's Eve to disguise the shooting, police … [Read more...] about Shooter kills 11, himself in Brazil New Year’s party rampage
HCM City Party Secretary Dinh La Thang has urged local authorities to consider implementing a social housing policy that has helped attract more investors in Binh Duong Province. — Photo diendanxaydung HCM City Party Secretary Dinh La Thang has urged local authorities to consider implementing a social housing policy that has helped attract more investors in Binh Duong Province. Thang said that HCM City wanted to provide more housing to lower-income workers, but that implementation had been difficult as investors were often reluctant to pour money into such projects. Thang asked Binh Duong Province’s authorities during a recent meeting in the province to help HCM City officials develop a better social housing policy. He said that administrative procedures on such buildings, which usually contain apartments of 25-35 square metres, could be as streamlined as those used for commercial housing. Tran Thanh Liem, vice chairman of Binh Duong’s People’s Committee, said … [Read more...] about City seeks new social housing models
Saigontourist’s hotels, restaurants and tourist areas are rolling up their sleeves to offer attractive food programs for Christmas and New Year, coupled with arts programs and promotions. Oscar Hotel, 68A Nguyen Hue Boulevard, HCMC’s District 1, tel: (08) 3829 2959 Guests dine at the Oscar Hotel - Photo: Courtesy of Saigontourist The Starlight on the eleventh floor will hold a buffet program from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on December 24 and 31. The buffet has more than 30 dishes and will be rocked along by a music and dance show by Christmas Carol band. Tickets are priced at VND600,000 per adult and VND300,000 per child, inclusive of drinks and ice-cream. Thien Hong Hotel, 52 Tan Da, HCMC’s District 5, tel: (08) 3855 3472 Thien Hong Restaurant will host a buffet featuring more than 30 Vietnamese and Chinese dishes from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on December 24 and from 11 p.m. on … [Read more...] about Food programs for Xmas and New Year celebrations
The festive season is a time to celebrate and make merry with family and friends. This year, the two important holidays, Christmas and New Year fall on the weekend so people have more time to relax and enjoy entertainment and dining with family and friends. In the Daily's issues on Dec. 10 & 17, TravelLiving features Chritsmas and New Year programs of hotels and tourist areas under the management of Saigontourist. Here are some more interesting venues for you to choose for your holidays. ENTERTAINMENT ACTIVITIES Christmas decoration at the Atrium Cafe of the Legend Hotel Saigon - Photo: Courtesy of the hotel *September 23 Park in HCMC's District 1: The fifth "Tastes of the World" festival will take place from Dec. 26 until Jan. 2 in the park with 60 booths from 24 countries. Apart from honoring local and international cuisines, the festival features a bartender contest, a ceremony to set Vietnam's record for the biggest banh xeo (pancake), and a cooking contest with … [Read more...] about Where to celebrate Christmas and New Year?