VNECONOMY updated: 16/08/2006

A conference for overseas Vietnamese entrepreneurs will be held in central Da Nang city on Sept. 21-22, said Tran Quang Hoan, Deputy Director of the Committee for Overseas Vietnamese, at a press briefing in Ha Noi on Aug. 15.
The conference will bring together 30 overseas Vietnamese entrepreneurs from 18 countries as well as representatives of local businesses and overseas Vietnamese-owned enterprises in 38 provinces and cities nationwide.
It will serve as a forum for overseas Vietnamese entrepreneurs to share experiences with businesspeople at home, and put forth proposals to remove difficulties in their business activities.
At the meeting, jointly organised by the Committee for Overseas Vietnamese, the Ministry of Planning and Investment, and the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the participants will also be introduced to changes related to the investment environment in Viet Nam.

Source: Vietnam Agency

Yen Do, founder of first Vietnamese-language newspaper, dies at 65

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. He covered the Vietnam War, then went on to establish the first and largest Vietnamese-language newspaper in the United States.

The daughter of journalist Yen Ngoc Do (ee-YEN’ nGOHK’ DOH’) says he died Thursday at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center of complications from diabetes and kidney disease. He was 65.Do started Nguoi Viet (nGOY vee-YET’), which means “Vietnamese People,” in 1978 from his garage in Garden Grove.It started as a four-page weekly and grew to a nearly 18-thousand-circulation daily that helped define the Vietnamese American experience.Do started his journalism career in his native Saigon. He assisted American and French journalists covering the Vietnam war.Do and his family arrived in Camp Pendleton with the first wave of refugees when Saigon fell in 1975. Copyright 2006 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.