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Overseas Vietnamese Liaison opens

Update: September, 16/2006 - 00:00

Domestic Highlights

(16-09-2006)

Overseas Vietnamese Liaison opens

The Association for Liaison Overseas Vietnamese-HCM City (ALOV-HCM City) was officially established this past Thursday.

The association aims to gather overseas Vietnamese and inform them of State policies as well as protect overseas Vietnamese’s rights when they reside in foreign country or return to Viet Nam.

The 35-member executive board of the ALOV will be led for a five-year term by Dr. Luong Bach Van, vice chairwoman of the city Fatherland Front Committee.

Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)

Gov’t invests $40 million for biotechnology

Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development reported that the Government has invested VND653 billion (US$40.8 million) in developing biotechnology studies and agro-science projects over the last five years.

The projects have created over 109 new technologies, 141 new machine and equipment models, 13 production lines and six million seedlings in a vast effort to develop the Viet Nam’s modern agriculture.

NHAN DAN (The People)

HCM City funds business association websites

The HCM City People’s Committee has recently endorsed a plan pledging VND450 million (US$28,125) to help the city’s Business Association set up websites.

Hoang Nam Son, general secretary of the association, said that nine of the group’s sub-divisions – including the associations of Art Handicrafts and Wood Processing, Food and Foodstuff, Leather and Footwear and Rubber and Plastics – would receive the investment capital to launch their websites.

"The association has around 24 members, only three of which have their own websites," Son said.

DAU TU (Investment)

Cat Lai Port receives one million TEUs

HCM City based Cat Lai Port welcomed its one millionth 20-foot-equivalent unit (TEU) of the year on Thursday, three months earlier than last year.

The Tan Cang Company, the owner of Cat Lai Port expects to receive a total 1.4 million TEUs this year.

A newly opened modernised terminal has recently helped contribute to the port’s increased operation efficiency.

the Sai Gon Times Daily

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