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Free tickets on offer

Update: January, 11/2012 - 10:02

HA NOI — Mekong Aviation JSC (Air Mekong) will offer a promotional programme for flights between Ha Noi and HCM City, the carrier announced on Monday.

Passengers who buy two tickets, will be given one free. The offer lasts from January 13-23.

Despite difficult economic times, Air Mekong posted a 75 per cent occupancy rate last year. During the period, it performed 10,750 flights, carrying 710,000 people on 14 domestic routes.

Ha Noi hosts beverage fair

HA NOI — A fair showcasing international and domestic beverage brands will be held in Ha Noi, starting tomorrow.

Co-organised by the Viet Nam Beer, Alcohol and Beverage Association and the Viet Nam Exhibition and Fair Centre, the event will run for 10 days and supply quality drinks for the Tet holiday.

Vinaconex targets $40m revenue

HA NOI — Vinaconex Corporation hopes to make VND19 trillion (US$905 million) in turnover this year with VND852.3 billion ($40.6 million) in earnings before tax, up 1 per cent on last year.

Last year, the corporation continued to implement many big projects, including real estate.

From 2012-16, Vinaconex will continue restructuring.

PetroVietnam Insurance wins award

HA NOI — PVI Holdings has been listed as the Vietnamese Insurance Company of the Year in Viet Nam by World Finance, a British finance magazine.

It is the second time in succession that the company has won the prize.

In 2011, PVI Holdings' revenue reached VND5,200 billion (US$247.6 million), 6 per cent above target. Profit was VND450 billion ($21.4 million), up 34 per cent over the previous year.

Help for entrepreneurs

HCM CITY — Viet Youth Entrepreneurs is providing an opportunity for students to work as interns in entrepreneurial environments, including start-up companies and venture capital funds.

Students can also participate in a series of workshops, seminars and talk series simulating the process of building a venture.

The activities are aimed at building leadership capability, soft skills and an entrepreneurial mindset.

Backing the scheme are Stanford Technology Ventures Programme, HCM City National University, IDG, VinaCapital and others.

Stocking up for Tet

QUANG BINH — Central Quang Binh Province's Industry and Trade Department will commodities worth VND850 billion (US$40.48 million) for the Tet holiday.

The goods will include 800 tonnes of rice, 600 tonnes of meat, 1,000 tonnes of seafood and 6,000 tonnes of vegetables.

The province has also made sure that petrol supplies meet demand and that companies supply kerosene, iodine salt and other essential goods at set prices.

Metro accepts ‘plastic'

HA NOI — Metro Cash and Carry Viet Nam will allow the use of credit card payments in its national system.

Vietinbank will also provide credit card services and ATMs at all Metro centres. — VNS

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