Six Dong Nai footballers prosecuted for gambling

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(VOV) - The Supreme People's Procuracy of Vietnam on July 29 decided to prosecute six Dong Nai FC players, who had been arrested for match fixing after a V-League match, for gambling and organising gambling. Footballers detained for match-fixing claims The players were among 10 people involved in the case, according to the Investigation Agency under the Ministry of Public Security. They were Nguyen Duc Thien, Phan Luu The Son, Nguyen Thanh Long Giang, Ha Niem Tien, Dinh Kien Trung, and Pham … [Read more...]

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Young Vietnamese pianists win int’l competition

(VOV) -Young Vietnamese piano prodigies Dang Thai Vu and Nguyen Ba Duy Anh took top honours at the Mozart International Piano Competition, held recently in Thailand. Hong An does well at San Jose Piano Competition Duc Anh takes second in Belgium piano competition Young OV piano talent wins Australia ABC awards Following three-rounds of competition, Vu secured second prize in group D ( for competitors aged 7-9) while young artist Duy Anh garnered third prize in group B (aged 13-17). At the … [Read more...]

Vietnam Airlines offers cheap tickets on overseas routes

(VOV) -Vietnam's national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines on July 29 launched its annual promotion programme on a number of international flights, with airfare starting from just VND199,000 (US$9). Vietnam Airlines reroutes flights to Europe Vietnam Airlines launches direct Hanoi -Tokyo route Vietnam Airlines to open two new routes to Japan Golden Autumn 2014 will apply to passengers in Vietnam who buy tickets from August 8 to 22 and departure from August 22, 2014 to March 31, 2015. The price … [Read more...]

Int’l arrivals increase 4.6% in July

(VOV) -Vietnam welcomed nearly 564,736 foreign travellers in July, a year-on-year rise of 4.6%, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT). Foreign visitors to Hue increase sharply 2.3 million foreign visitors travel to Vietnam in Q1 Thousands of foreign visitors visit Danang, Khanh Hoa The rebound has sent a good signal for the tourism industry following a decrease of nearly 20% in June and 9.6% in May. The July figure brought the total number of foreign arrivals in … [Read more...]

Vietnam wins two golds at int’l chemistry Olympiad

Vietnamese students won two golds and two silvers at the 46th International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) that closed in Hanoi on July 28. Tests complete at Chemicals Olympiad Int'l Chemistry Olympiad 2014 opens in Hanoi Vietnam wins big at 2014 Int'l Physics Olympiad Two golds went to Pham Ngan Giang and Pham Mai Phuong both from Amsterdam High School in Hanoi. Phuong is among the top three performers at the event together with a student from Singapore and another from Ukraine. Doan Quoc Hoai … [Read more...]

Vietnam well on course for IPU 132 meeting

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(VOV) - Preparations are now in hand for the 132nd Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly to be held in Hanoi from March 28 to April 1, 2015, according to the State-level steering board for the regional gathering. IPU high ranking official visits Vietnam Preparations for IPU-132 Assembly intensified NA Chairman meets IPU President in Geneva It was reported at a meeting in Hanoi on July 29 that the organising board has developed plans for personnel, protocol, communications, logistics, … [Read more...]

Vietnam, Japan to boost extensive strategic partnership

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(VOV) - Japan's Foreign Minister Kishida Fumio will pay an official visit to Vietnam from July 31 to August 2 and co-chair the sixth meeting of the Vietnam-Japan Cooperation Committee to further promote extensive strategic partnership between the two nations. The visit was made at the invitation of Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh. Vietnam-Japan relations have grown steadily since the fifth meeting of the Vietnam-Japan Cooperation Committee in 2013. Both … [Read more...]

Vietnam attends 4th Mekong-RoK ministerial meeting

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(VOV) -A Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister cum Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh is attending the fourth Mekong-the Republic of Korea (RoK) Foreign Ministers Meeting, which opened in Seoul on July 29. Vietnam welcomes Mekong-RoK cooperation mechanism The event, co-chaired by the RoK Foreign Minister and the acting Thai Foreign Minister, is part of the Mekong-RoK exchange year in 2014. On opening day of the meeting, participants reviewed the progress in past cooperation and … [Read more...]

Large project in Nghe An calls for US$8 billion investment

Zoning plan of eastern Nghe An

(VOV) -Nghe An central province has proposed the Government adjust a zoning plan on the south-eastern Nghe An Economic Zone (EZ), involving the Investment and Industrial Development Corporation (Becamex IDC). Nghe An eyes VND12 trillion investment target Nghe An promotes investment opportunities Nghe An licenses 24 projects in first half According to Nghe An's proposal, the EZ will cover 19,586.4 ha, including large industrial, urban and service areas which will be built on 1.475 ha and is … [Read more...]

Vietnam enjoys US$1.26 bln Jan-Jul trade surplus

(VOV) - The nation enjoyed a trade surplus of US$1.26 billion in the first seven months of the year, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MoPI) General Statistics Office. Total export turnover was estimated at US$83.5 billion, representing a year-on-year increase of 14.1%. Of the figure, the domestic economic sector made up US$27.7 billion, up 12.2%, while foreign invested enterprises (FIEs) accounted for US$55.8 billion, up 15%. In the reviewed period, Vietnam's key export … [Read more...]