kindergartens failing to get licences
HA NOI — Only 87 out of
106 private kindergartens in Ha Noi are licensed, according to the city’s
Education and Training Department.
In addition, only 172 of
Ha Noi’s 423 pre-school groups are licensed.
The Education and Training
Department said it was inspecting kindergartens in the city and has instructed
district authorities to carry out safety inspections on buildings and equipment.
martyrs’ remains found in Binh Thuan
BINH THUAN — The remains
of 11 martyrs have been discovered in the Mai Lam township of Ham Thuan Bac
District, in the central province of Binh Thuan since Sunday.
According to Ngo Thanh
Long, from Ham Thuan Bac District’s Bureau for Home Affairs, Labour, Invalids
and Social Affairs, in the areas where the remains were found some 30 Vietnamese
soldiers were killed on March 22, 1969.
In 1982, the remains of 12
martyrs were found in the district.
The provincial authority
plans to commemorate the dead before they are interred in the local martyrs’
die after lorry plunges into ravine
LAI CHAU — Three people
died when a lorry plunged down a 20-metre ravine after careering off Highway 4
in Giang Ma Pass, Lai Chau Province.
The lorry’s driver, Chu
Dinh Hoa, and one passenger, Vu Dinh Hoc, were killed in the accident. The
second passenger, Vu Dinh Manh, died from his injuries four hours later.
Local police are
investigating the cause of the accident.
It has been alleged that
the driver fell asleep at the wheel.
Embassy, expat Vietnamese give money
HA NOI — Thai Embassy
and the Thai Community in Viet Nam donated VND100 million (US$6,250) this week
to the National Fund for Vietnamese Children and the Blue Dragon Children’s
The money was raised on
Thailand Day in Ha Noi last month.
Vietnamese Ambassador in
Canada Nguyen Duc Hung yesterday also handed the Viet Nam Red Cross Association
VND270 million ($1,680) for flood victims in the central provinces.
The money was donated by
overseas Vietnamese living in Toronto.
traffickers jailed for 62 years
HA NOI — Two men and one
woman were convicted of people trafficking by a Ha Noi court last Tuesday and
sentenced to a combined total of 62 years in prison.
Nguyen Van Thanh, 20, was
convicted of recruiting and selling five women to Chinese men and of raping a
15-year-old girl. He was jailed for 30 years.
Nguyen Thi Lut, 36 and
Tran Duy Giang, 16, were found guilty of colluding with Thanh and received jail
terms of 20 years and 12 years, respectively.
CA MAU — A project to
build a residential complex cum entertainment area in the southern-most province
of Ca Mau has received local authority approval.
The park will occupy an
area of 15ha and has a total investment capital of VND80.5 billion (US$5
The project is being
funded by the Viet Nam-Australia Joint Stock Company.
The park will include
hotels, luxury villas, restaurants and an entertainment complex.
The provincial authorities
are looking for investors to expand the proposed site to 32ha.
donates funds to centres
HCM CITY — The
Australian consulate general has donated some US$10,000 for two projects to help
orphans, the homeless, and other disadvantaged groups in HCM City.
The projects are funded
from the consulate’s Direct Aid Programme (DAP).
Australian consul general
Mal Skelly said money was used to purchase new equipment to teach tailoring
skills at the Centre of Education and Vocational Training for Children and
Teenagers in Go Vap District. — VNS