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...]

Social News 17/11

Newspaper fined for inaccuracy The Ministry of Information and Communications' Deputy Chief Inspector, Do Thi Tinh, has decided to fine the Dan Viet online newspaper VND 15 million (US$714) for publishing inaccurate information. The story in question, "The world's most magnificent presidential palaces," was carried on November 2. The paper could appeal or contest the decision, the ministry said. The Information and Communication Ministry this year has issued fines on a large number of online and print newspapers for a variety of offences dealing with incorrect information. … [Read more...]

November 10 -16: International Guitar Festival in HCMC

A Nhan Dan selection of noteworthy arts and culture events in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City    HANOI PERFORMANCE Concert and Classical Ballet "Firebird"

8 pm, November 11 and 12 Hanoi Opera House 1 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district Ticket prices: VND 200000 - VND 350000 - VND 500000 Subscription Concert Vol.75 "Wagner - Bartok - Brahms" 8 pm, November 13 and 14 Hanoi Opera House 1 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district You are invited to Subscription Concert Vol.75 "Wagner - Bartok - Brahms" with: Conductor: Honna Tetsuji Viola Soloist: Imai Nobuko Special Guest Oboe: Furube Ken-Ichi and the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra Ticket prices: VND 200000 - VND 350000 - VND 500000 … [Read more...]

Social News 2/10

Dong Nai rioters imprisoned for disturbing peace The People's Court of Nhon Trach district in the southern province of Dong Nai sentenced 15 men to 9-14 months in prison on September 29 for "causing social disturbances" in Nhon Trach Industrial Park. The accused include Nguyen Van Tri, 24 from Khanh Hoa province; Tran Ngoc Tha, 17 (Binh Dinh); Le Van Sang, 24 (An Giang); Dinh Tuan Vu, 31 (Hau Giang); Vien Van Man, 24 (Bac Giang); Le Van Dung, 19 (Phu Yen); Vu Viet Dinh, 29 (Binh Thuan); Du Quoc Ky, 22 (Ca Mau); Nguyen Huu Duc, 21 (Can Tho); Vo Ngoc Ba, 39 (Ho Chi Minh City), Danh Dung, 19 (Kien Giang); Bui Tan Vu, 23 (Dong Thap); Hoang Minh Khai, 19 (Bac Lieu); Ly Huu Trong, 26 (Ca Mau) and Tran Van Khanh, 26 (Thanh Hoa). … [Read more...]

Dong Nai rioters imprisoned for disturbing peace

The People's Court of Nhon Trach district in the southern province of Dong Nai sentenced 15 men to 9-14 months in prison on September 29 for "causing social disturbances" in Nhon Trach Industrial Park. The accused include Nguyen Van Tri, 24 from Khanh Hoa province; Tran Ngoc Tha, 17 (Binh Dinh); Le Van Sang, 24 (An Giang); Dinh Tuan Vu, 31 (Hau Giang); Vien Van Man, 24 (Bac Giang); Le Van Dung, 19 (Phu Yen); Vu Viet Dinh, 29 (Binh Thuan); Du Quoc Ky, 22 (Ca Mau); Nguyen Huu Duc, 21 (Can Tho); Vo Ngoc Ba, 39 (Ho Chi Minh City), Danh Dung, 19 (Kien Giang); Bui Tan Vu, 23 (Dong Thap); Hoang Minh Khai, 19 (Bac Lieu); Ly Huu Trong, 26 (Ca Mau) and Tran Van Khanh, 26 (Thanh Hoa). … [Read more...]

Social News 20/9

USAID grants US$1.5 mil to HCM City's metro project The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) and the Ho Chi Minh City Management Authority for Urban Railways signed a grant agreement on September 18 for a feasibility study on fully integrated information solutions for the central control of a metro system in HCM City. This is the third time USTDA has provided non-refundable aid to help the city implement an urban railway system. Bui Xuan Cuong, head of the Ho Chi Minh City Management Authority for Urban Railways said the project has a total projected cost of US$1.5 million, of which US$900,000 is sourced from USTDA, US$600, 000 from Cisco Systems and the remaining from the city's budget. … [Read more...]

Help members and farmers develop family economy

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Thanks to enhancing the movement of farmers producing and trading well (PTW), so far, lots of peasant households in Dong Xuan district have not only got rid of poverty but also enjoyed favorable conditions to strive for being well-off. Some households even earn an annual income of millions of hundreds of dongs. Dong Xuan farmers' association now has 63 member branched, 187 groups with 7,244 members. Annually, the district's association organizes the movement of farmers emulating to PTW to all branches before propagating and popularizing to all farmers. For the movement of PTW to gain high efficiency, during the implementing process, the association's levels always pay attention to inner forces, shifting plants and poultry, cattle in the compatible way with crops and local conditions; simultaneously implementing the advocacy of producing in the direction of environmental protection, producing lots of high quality commodities…Thanks to this, lots of members and farmers have mastered … [Read more...]

Social News 12/9

Two Chinese citizens cross the border with $900,000 in cash According to the Hai Quan (Customs) Newspaper, in late August the customs body of the Xa Mat border gate in the southern province of Tay Ninh detected two Chinese citizens illegally transporting three suitcases and a cardboard box containing VND18.2 billion ($900,000). The cash was scheduled to be brought from Vietnam to Cambodia. In a dispatch issued on September 5, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc assigned the Ministry of Public Security to investigate the illegal transport of money through the border and report the results to the government in October. … [Read more...]