Art & Entertainment News Headlines 15/4

A night of exotic music will be performed by Malian musician Musbaba with Vietnamese artists in Ha Noi tonight.

Ha Noi hosts concert fusing Malian and Vietnamese music The night will include pieces composed by Musbaba, a Ha Noi-based artist, using traditional Vietnamese instruments such as the dan tranh (16-chord zither) with Malian percussion. The concert is part of a project launched in 2012 by Musbaba to gather artists from different musical genres. Since then, Musbaba has worked to combine Vietnamese dan tranh melodies with Malian rhythms. The project has created unusual yet harmonious … [Read more...]

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State urged to seek non-state investments for higher education

Le Van Hoc, Deputy Chair of the National Assembly's Committee for Culture, Education, the Youth and Children.

VietNamNet Bridge - Educators believe that the State should pour its money into the pre-school and general school education, while it is necessary to seek other investment sources to develop higher education. Le Van Hoc, Deputy Chair of the National Assembly's Committee for Culture, Education, the Youth and Children, said he personally thinks the higher education universalization is an inevitable trend. In recent years, the higher education system gets only 10 percent of the total 20 percent … [Read more...]

Accelerating Urbanisation

In recent years, the pace of urbanisation in Vinh Long province is very fast, thus giving a strong facelift to urban areas. The contribution of the construction industry is significant to this success.

Vinh Long province now has eight administrative units, with Vinh Long City being the provincial capital. Vinh Long City is the third-grade urban zone, Binh Minh Town is the fourth-grade urban zone, and six townships - district capitals - are the fifth-grade urban areas. In 2013, although the construction and real estate industries are slumping in Vinh Long province, many urbanisation and housing investment projects are being carried out, including Phuoc Yen serviced residence project; Hoang Hao … [Read more...]

Army units launch annual sports festivals


PANO - Army Corps N.4 and Military Zone 7 on June 18th officially opened their annual sports festivals. Photo for illustration. The Corps 4's event, which will last until June 25th, drew the participation of nearly 2,000 coaches and athletes from its subordinate units and three twinned collectives, including the Dau Tieng Rubber Company, the Binh Duong School of Technology and the Binh Duong University. Meanwhile, the 4-day sports festival of Military Zone 7 also attracted over 2,000 … [Read more...]

US consul attends MBA grad ceremony in Binh Duong


US consul Le Thanh An was among the guests attending a graduation ceremony in Binh Duong province on Sunday when 20 students of the second MBA joint training program between Binh Duong University and Benedictine University in the US were conferred degrees. The ceremony was also attended by Professor Cao Van Phuong, principal of Binh Duong Uni., Dr. William Caroll, principal of Benedictine Uni, and other local education officials. The joint program was established two years ago in which all … [Read more...]

Ten finalists of the beauty contest for the disabled


VietNamNet Bridge - Ten of the over 70 contestants have been selected for the final round of the "Beauty of Crescent Moon 2013", the pageant for girls with disabilities, which will take place on the evening of April 14 in Hanoi.Beauty contest held for the disabled The event's previous name is "Miss Disable" and it is now changed into "Beauty of Crescent Moon." The contest attracts more than 70 girls. The competition aims to honor the beauty, wisdom and courage of the girls in unfortunate … [Read more...]

Military youths mark anniversary of the Youth Union


PANO - Youths of many army units have organized a wide range of practical activities to celebrate the 82nd anniversary of Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union on March 26th. The same day, Director of the General Department of Politics held a ceremony to launch an emulation movement for its youths, "Military youths to reach peak" and "Military youths to embark on science and technology". This is to implement the action program in the 8th Youth Congress and serve as a model for its units to learn and … [Read more...]

Students contribute ideas to 1992 Constitution revisions


(VOV) - Students and pupils nationwide are contributing their ideas to the draft amendments for the 1992 Constitution. At Binh Duong University of Economics and Technology, most of the students agreed that the 1992 Constitution revision was necessary in order to match the new situation and catch up with other development trends in the world. According to them, some articles in the Constitution needed to be clarified and explained in a more precise and scientific manner. Tran Thi Cam Tu, … [Read more...]

Binh Duong province: summarizing international integration activities period 2007 – 2012


BEGIC - In order to evaluate the implementation of direction, innovation policies and international economic integration of the Communist Party and Government after Vietnam’s membership in World Trade Organization, early December, at the Department of Commerce, International Economic Integration Committee of Binh Duong province hold the "Summarized Meeting on International Integration Activities of Binh Duong province, period 2007 – 2012" Vice Chairman of Provincial People’s Committee … [Read more...]

Local architect honored as world’s vanguard in 2012


Vietnamese architect Vo Trong has recently been named on the 2012 Design Vanguard list of the Architectural Record, America’s 110-year-old monthly magazine dedicated to architecture and interior design. "No matter where the project is or how big or small it may be, Vo and his partners apply a design approach shaped by their knowledge of farm sheds in paddy fields, the metabolism of Japanese urbanism, and the need to connect modern life with the environment that will sustain it," the … [Read more...]