Social News 17/12

Six farmers drown as fishing boat overturns Six farmers were drowned when their boat suddenly overturned this morning in Nam Thinh Commune of the northern Thai Binh Province's Tien Hai District. The accident occurred when the farmers were on their way to catch clams. According to the local people, the farmers were in a small boat. The accident was blamed on strong winds and the fact that the small boat was overcrowded. The local rescue team has salvaged the boat after retrieving the victims' bodies. The People's Committee of the district visited the victims' families and gave each VND3 million (US$140) as aid. Court starts hearing former VietinBank execs’ appeals agement department at the Vietnam Bank for Industry and Trade (VietinBank), and other defendants. On January 27, 2014, Nhu was sentenced to life in jail by the HCMC People’s Court for swindling nearly VND4 trillion out of three banks, nine companies, and three individuals. To steal the deposits of customers … [Read more...]

Phu Tho: Boosting Investment Attraction, Socioeconomic Development

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The strong trends of cooperation, development and globalisation; "open" economic policy, multilateral foreign policy and active international integration, expanding cooperation ties with other countries in the world, have opened up new opportunities for investment attraction in general and FDI attraction of Phu Tho province in particular. Three groundbreaking stages for the province in the coming time will be key infrastructure investment, human resource training, and tourism development, aimed to make Phu Tho an industrial province in 2020. … [Read more...]

Social News 10/12

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National award for media coverage of VN launched The Party Central Committee's Commission for Publicity and Education and Steering Committee for External Information Services launched their first-ever award for Viet Nam-related journalism for overseas audiences yesterday in Ha Noi. Print newspapers, radio, television and e-newspapers published in Vietnamese and foreign languages, both domestically and overseas, are eligible for the prize. Pham Van Linh, deputy chairman of the Party Central Committee's Commission for Publicity and Education and the Steering Committee, said that broadcasting Viet Nam's image to the world and spreading the word about the country's achievements were important tasks. … [Read more...]

Travel News 9/12

Saigontourist opens Saigon–Ban Gioc Resort Saigontourist and Saigon-Ban Gioc Co., Ltd will introduce the first phase of the project of Saigon-Ban Gioc Resort in Dam Thuy Commune, Trung Khanh District in the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang on December 15. The four-star resort is located at Ban Gioc Waterfall, one of the most imposing waterfalls in Asia and covers an area of 31.15 hectares. Tourists can admire a spectacular valley at Ban Gioc and Nguom Ngao Cave and peaceful view of the border gate, In the first phase, the resort will have 20 rooms, a reception area, a restaurant serving Western and Asian cuisines and a conference hall with a capacity of over 200 guests. … [Read more...]

Three campaigns launched in half a year

The joy of troops involved in the victory of the Border Campaign in 1950. Photo: The Vietnam National Museum of History

PANO - After the victory of the Border Campaign in 1950, in order to strengthen the active position in the battlefield, the Party Central Committee had a policy saying, "While the enemy was still fearful due to their big loss in the Road 4 battle and did not have enough time to fortify their defensive system in the plain, we should advance our force, decimate the enemy, extend the liberated zones, increase guerrilla warfare in the hilly and plane regions, to change the balance of battlefield in the aim of liberating the whole Northern Delta." … [Read more...]

Social News 8/12

Traffic police officer faces investigation Police in Ba Ria-Vung Tau yesterday started an investigation into a traffic police officer who allegedly crashed his BMW into a group of militiamen while on patrol on Saturday morning, killing two and seriously injuring at least five others. The policeman was identified as Lieutenant Pham Hong Tuan of Chau Duc District's Traffic Division. According to initial reports, a group of militiamen from Lang Lon Commune and Ngai Giao Town in Chau Duc District were on patrol and had stopped by the roadside in Ngai Giao for a break. The BMW was apparently speeding and crashed directly into the group. … [Read more...]

Social News 4/12

Vietnam to host regional environment ministers’ meetings Vietnam will host the 13th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on the Environment (AMME 13), the 14 th ASEAN+3 Environment Ministers’ Meeting and the 5 th East Asia Summit Environment Ministers’ Meeting and related events in 2015. The Prime Minister has asked Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) to coordinate with relevant agencies and localities to prepare for the organisation of these meetings. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has been also urged to work closely with the MONRE to organise meetings on transboundary haze pollution within the framework of AMME 13. … [Read more...]

Discovering Beautiful Stretches of Northwest Roads

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Lao Cai is a mountainous border-sharing province in the north of Vietnam. This is a famous tourist destination of Vietnam where there are many beautiful stretches of road. The recently opened Noi Bai - Lao Cai Highway, the largest expressway in Vietnam stretching a total length of 245 km, is an opportunity for the province to attract visitors to discover its famous landscapes.Vietnam Business Forum has an interview with Mr Nguyen Hong Thang, Director of Laocai Sunrie Travel Company, on opportunities for visitors to enjoy spectacular experiences. Thu Huyen reports.The operation of Hanoi - Lao Cai Highway will create more favourable conditions for visitors to experience the famous cultural landmarks and tourism attractions in northern Vietnam. Could you please tell us more about this? … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 1/12

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German electronic band arrives in Vietnam … [Read more...]

EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 1-10 (daily updated)

Hanoi Urban Flea Market in December 2014 Sun 07 Dec 2014, 9 am HERO Bar 42M Yen Phu, Hanoi Hanoi Urban Flea Market - a quite-young-yet-had-some-popularity flea market in the Westlake district as well as Hanoi's expat community and youngsters. This time, in honor of the immortal holiday spirit, we've come to decide to expand our market in both quality and quantity. Ticket price: 10,000 VND Exhibition "The Cosmos and The Sea" Opening: Thu 04 Dec 2014, 6 pm (at both gallery spaces) Main gallery: 04 Dec 2014 - 10 Jan 2015 … [Read more...]

Old book festival – A meeting for book lovers in Hanoi

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The festival attracts many visitors … [Read more...]

State-run cinemas ‘dying’ in Vietnam

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Scores of state-run cinemas throughout the country – including those in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City – are decades past their good old days, with most of which now dilapidated, making serious losses, or closed. … [Read more...]

Thai investors eye VN beverage market

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VietNamNet Bridge - The big brands in the beverage industry of Vietnam are becoming an investment target for foreign investors. … [Read more...]

Ho Chi Minh City’s iconic general prepares for move to D6

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Social News 24/11

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Hanoi to host Asia-Pacific Disability Forum Conference The 2014 Asia & Pacific Disability Forum (APDF) General Conference will be held in Hanoi from November 26 to 28 as an appropriate celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3). The Vietnam Federation on Disability (VFD) told a press conference in Hanoi on November 21 that the biennial event is to review the progress made on the realization of the rights of people with disabilities set in a strategy reached at the first APDF in Incheon, the Republic of Korea in 2012. … [Read more...]

EU pours USD 19 billion into Vietnam

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The capital city of Hanoi ranked first in the nation in attracting investment from European Union countries, with 357 projects worth USD 3 billion, according to the Foreign Investment Agency (FIA). EU investors have funded projects in 52 provinces and cities, focusing on Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Quang Ninh and Dong Nai as well as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The agency reported that 23 out of the EU's 28 member states had invested nearly USD 19 billion in Vietnam with 1,535 valid projects as of October 20th. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 20/11

HCM City bustling with year-end fashion shows Nguyen Cong Tri - one of 100 well-known contemporary designers will open the Vietnam International Fashion Week 2014 with a performance featuring his latest designs on December 1. The 6-day fashion week will present to fashionista 17 performances of global fashion brands, including Antonio Grimaldi of Italia; On Aura Tout Vu, Defined Moment, andAtelier Chardon Savard of France; ISSUE of Thailand; Frederick Lee from Singapore; Tsolo Munkh from Mongolia;Somarta of Japan and Song Zio of the South Korea; along with local brands by designers Nguyen Cong Tri, Hoang Hai, Adrian Anh Tuan, Le Thanh Hoa, Chung Thanh Phong, Hoang Minh Ha, Ly Giam Tien and Li Lam. … [Read more...]

EU pours $19 billion into Vietnam

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The capital city of Hanoi ranked first in the nation in attracting investment from European Union countries, with 357 projects worth 3 billion USD, according to the Foreign Investment Agency (FIA). EU investors have funded projects in 52 provinces and cities, focusing on Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Quang Ninh and Dong Nai as well as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The agency reported that 23 out of the EU's 28 member states had invested nearly 19 billion USD in Vietnam with 1,535 valid projects as of October 20. … [Read more...]

EU pours 19 billion USD into Vietnam

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Technicians checked Nam Con Son gas pipeline - one of large projects in Vietnam with investment from the EU (Photo: VNA) … [Read more...]

EU pours US$19bil into Vietnam

The capital city ranked first in the nation in attracting investment from European Union countries, with 357 projects worth US$3 billion, according to the Foreign Investment Agency (FIA). EU investors have funded projects in 52 provinces and cities, focusing on Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Quang Ninh and Dong Nai as well as Hanoi and HCM City. The agency reported that 23 out of the EU's 28 member states had invested nearly US$19 billion in Vietnam with 1,535 valid projects as of October 20. The Netherlands topped the list with 221 projects with registered capital of US$6.58 billion, accounting for 34.7% of EU investment in the country. … [Read more...]