Vingroup launching 5-star hotel in Can Tho City - News on 29 December 2016


Vingroup launching 5-star hotel in Can Tho City

On 24 December 2016, in Can Tho City, Vingroup officially launched the standard 5-star Vinpearl Can Tho Hotel at No. 209, 30 Thang 4 Street, Xuan Khanh Ward, Ninh Kieu District.

With 30 floors and 3 basements, Vinpearl Can Tho Hotel is designed according to contemporary Asian architecture style and consists of 262 international standard rooms and high-class convenient service system of restaurants, bars, swimming pool, spa, etc. Vinpearl Can Tho Hotel also includes a 700m² ballroom with the capacity of 500 people and 3 luxurious meeting rooms with modern audio and lighting equipments, which meet events in regional and national scale.

Vinpearl Can Tho is the 9th hotel in Vinpearl hotel and resort system of Vingroup. The launch of Vinpearl Can Tho Hotel is the beginning of the new product chain of Vinpearl brand in the major cities in Viet Nam. Thu Giang …

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Better care quality needed for the elderly

Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam has emphasised the need to provide better health care services for the elderly, by developing a standardised care system in health facilities and in the community, especially for those in rural and mountainous areas.

Localities should launch physical exercise movements among the elderly and make the performance of physical exercises of the elderly part of cultural festivals, he said during a Việt Nam National Committee for Elderly (VNCE)'s conference in Hà Nội on Tuesday. The Deputy PM noted that the Ministry of Health and Việt Nam Social Insurance were working together on a plan to make health records for individuals, which will firstly benefit senior citizens and children.

Enterprises, organisations and individuals with outstanding achievements in implementing support policies for seniors should be honoured, while public buildings should be designed to be friendly and accessible to the elderly, he stated. He also asked the Ministry of …

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Three-wheel vehicles ignore regulations

Hanoians still see three-wheel vehicles carrying bulky goods on a lot of local streets, ignoring regulations. The situation continues, even though, two months ago, Deputy Prime Minister cum Chairman of the National Committee for Traffic Safety Trương Hòa Bình ordered authorised agencies to strictly deal with violations related to three-wheel vehicles.

The order came after two fatal incidents caused by three-wheel vehicles were reported in Hà Nội in late September. The victims were a 9-year-old boy and a middle-age woman. The deaths have sparked public concerns about the danger of three-wheel vehicles carrying bulky goods.

Three-wheel vehicles transporting steel, wood and building materials were seen on major streets city-wide, such as Đê La Thành, Hào Nam, Xuân Thủy, Cầu Giấy, Nguyễn Xiển, Khuất Duy Tiến, Đại Cồ Việt, Trần Khát Chân, Giải Phóng, Thanh Trì and Nguyễn Văn Cừ. Even in streets around Hoàn Kiếm (Sword) Lake, these vehicles are also present, reported Tiền Phong …

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Trà Vinh green lights plan to grow specialty fruits

The Trà Vinh Province People's Committee has approved a plan to develop 20,000ha of specialty fruits from now through 2020. The plan, to be implemented by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, targets 70 per cent of the 20,000ha being farmed using good agriculture practices for exports.

Each hectare will yield an annual income of VNĐ170 million (US$7,700). The lands for the specialty fruits, mostly orange, mango, grapefruit and banana, will be zoned in Cầu Kè, Càng Long, Châu Thành, and Tiểu Cần districts. In Cầu Kè, situated on the Hậu River and with fertile soil and freshwater all year round, about 4,000ha of specialty fruits will be developed and also be used for tourism services.

Trần Trung Hiền, director of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said the province would raise around VNĐ620 billion ($28 million), including from private investors, to carry out the plan. The money would be used to build infrastructure and …

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No choice but to step up fiscal prudence

Increased growth, reduced spending and less debt guarantees are the solutions as rising public debt and its repayment exerts a lot of pressure on the Government, Đặng Đức Anh, a senior official with the Ministry of Planning and Investment, tells Vietnam News Ageny (VNA). What is the status of Việt Nam's public debt?

According to the Government, the value of Việt Nam's public debt in 2016 will edge close to 65 per cent of the country's gross domestic product (GDP) - the ceiling allowed by the National Assembly. The value of Government's debt could be 53.1 per cent of the GDP, higher than the ceiling. These numbers are estimated upon economic targets set by the Assembly and the Government at the beginning of the year. But macroeconomic results, on which the public debt is calculated, are lower than initial predictions. Therefore, unless the Government takes serious actions, this year's public debt will surpass the ceiling level of 65 per cent. Why has Việt Nam's …

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City crackdown on fake goods

HCM City's market management authorities should closely monitor the production and trading of goods for Tết (Lunar New Year) to keep out contraband and fakes, Lê Văn Khoa, deputy chairman of the city People's Committee, said.

Speaking at a seminar on Tuesday, he said they should also urge businesspeople to choose quality goods to sell. The New Year falls on January 28. This year market management teams have uncovered nearly 5,400 cases of trading and possession of banned, smuggled and fake goods, according to the Market Management Division. They seized more than 39,000 bottles of imported alcoholic drinks and energy drinks and 6,656 bottles of expired juices and green tea.

They also found nearly 50 tonnes of Aone monosodium glutamate made in China and Thailand but labelled as made in Việt Nam. They fined the offenders around VNĐ134 billion (US$6 million), more than 40 per cent up from last year. Cigarette smuggling from neighbouring provinces is rife and done Bình …

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Head Photo: VinPearl Can Tho