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Ha Noi kindergartens failing to get licences

Update: December, 19/2007 - 00:00

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Ha Noi 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.

11 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’ cemetery.

Three 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.

Thai 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 Foundation.

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.

Human 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.

$5m residential/entertainment zone

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 million).

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.

Australia 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


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