Storm kills at least 19 in single province Society

Storm kills at least 19 in single province

Although storm Mirinae abated late in day on Nov. 2, heavy rains continued falling, causing raging floods in the central province of Phu Yen, claiming at least 19 lives and injuring 16 others.
President Triet busy with economic promotion Politics

President Triet busy with economic promotion

October 24 was a busy day for State President Nguyen Minh Triet travelling around Phu Yen province to inaugurate a new air route, grant investment licenses for three major projects and launch construction of a transport system.
Business

Cargo carrier takes off in early 2010

The first flights of Vietnam’s first private air Cargo carrier, Trai Thien Air Cargo Joint-Stock Company, is scheduled to begin operations in the first quarter of next year.
Politics

Vietnam ready to join efforts for peace in Middle East

“Vietnam stands ready to join the international community’s efforts towards the peaceful settlement of Israel-Palestine and Arab-Israel conflicts, and the ultimate attainment of a just, comprehensive and lasting peace in the Middle East;” said the Vietnamese Ambassador to the UN.
Travel

Ballots available for City poll

Foreign tourists and expatriates in the city can participate in a poll of the 100 most existing sites or activities in HCM City from now until the middle of next months.
Business

Vietnam Airlines launches new website

Vietnam Airlines said it expects to officially launch a website that meets the global aviation alliance standards at www.vietnamairlines.com on October 10 in a bid to make booking, confirmation, and payment procedures easier for passengers.
World

Laos to build new Luang Prabang airport

Laos will start construction of its new Luang Prabang airport next year and put it into operation in 2013, Khampheng Saysompheng, Vice Chairman of Luang Prabang province, has said.
Ketsana claims 92 Vietnamese lives Society

Ketsana claims 92 Vietnamese lives

By October 1, the death toll from typhoon Ketsana in Vietnam’s central and Central Highlands provinces had risen to 92 people, with 19 people still missing and 199 injured.