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 … [Read more...]

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Travel News 17/11

Conde Nast Traveler lists Long Bien Market a world's best Conde Nast Traveler named the Long Bien wholesale market in Hanoi located under the famous Long Bien Bridge that was repeatedly bombed and repaired during the war with America on its list of the world top 7 street markets. Heralded by the Communist party as a symbol of Vietnam's resilience, today the bridge watches over a buzzing hive of vendors selling live frogs and sweet mangosteens. Since this is a daily market, it's best to make … [Read more...]

Social News 9/11

HCMC to spend VND4 trillion removing households on canals Ho Chi Minh City plans to spend VND 4 trillion (US$188,421,853) evacuating dilapidated houses which located along the canals to make city more beautiful. The Department of Construction in Ho Chi Minh City said that it has removed over 10,000 households which located along canals in districts 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, Binh Tan, Tan Binh, Tan Phu, Go Vap, Binh Thanh, Thu Duc and Binh Chanh. As of plan to evacuate 15,000 households living in … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s egg coffee makes world top 10 best drink list

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Vietnam's egg coffee makes world top 10 best drink list … [Read more...]

Travel News 3/11

Air route launched between Phu Quoc and Singapore An air route linking Vietnam's Phu Quoc island in the southern province of Kien Giang and Singapore was launched at Phu Quoc International Airport on November 2. To start, Vietnam Airlines will operate flights twice a week using A321 airplanes. It will later adjust the number of flights to market demand and operational effectiveness. This is the second international air route to Phu Quoc after a route between the island and Russia was launched … [Read more...]

Urban space expansion

The city's space will be expanded in five main directions, forming axes towards surrounding economic zones. Westward expansion of the city's space (Photo: Mai Anh)

Hai Duong city's urban space has been increasingly expanded to help the city gradually become a nucleus in the urban system of the Northern focal economic region. Since its liberation on October 30, 1954, Hai Duong city's urban space has been increasingly expanded, especially after 1997, to help the city gradually become a nucleus in the urban system of the Northern focal point economic region. … [Read more...]

Activities for Agent Orange Victims

The Provincial Association for Victims of Agent Orange/ Dioxin assists member Hoang Van Xanh in Hiep An commune (Kinh Mon district) with money for house construction

In their lives, victims of Agent Orange/ Dioxin inherently suffer many disadvantages. In their lives, victims of Agent Orange/ Dioxin (VAOD) inherently suffer many disadvantages which can increase many more when the protection of their legitimate rights is not cared about by associations. … [Read more...]

Hai begins sixth stint as Binh Duong coach

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HCM CITY (VNS) -Le Thuy Hai has agreed to continue as coach of the V-League team Becamex Binh Duong, marking the sixth time that he was retained as team coach since 2007. … [Read more...]

Schools will struggle to meet enrollment target

Pre-school children study painting in Hong Tri Commune, Bao Lac District, Cao Bang Province. A lack of funds makes it hard for remote, mountainous areas to achieve the target of universalising pre-school education for five-year-old children by the end of next year. - VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Thuy

HA NOI (VNS) - It would be difficult to achieve the target of universalising pre-school education for five-year-old children by the end of next year, agreed educational experts at a conference yesterday. … [Read more...]

Social News 9/9

Authorities uncover illegal timber trade Police in Thua Thien - Hue Province have uncovered cases of illegal logging of rare trees that are listed in Vietnamese Red Book of Endangered Species. The trees included Burma padauk (Pterocarpus macrocarpus), cho (Dipterocarpus retusus) son huyet (Melanorrhea laccifera), doi and chua. Exploitation, purchasing and transportation of these species are prohibited in Viet Nam. Last Friday night, traffic police stopped a bus in the province's Huong Thuy … [Read more...]

Sports News 4/9

Women's football team prepares for ASIAD 17 The national women's football team on September 3 flew to China for a training camping preparation for the upcoming 2014 Asian Games (ASIAD 17) to take place in Incheon, the Republic of Korea later this month. During the training camp, the team plays a friendly match with a Chinese team on September 5. Upon returning to Vietnam, they plan to continue training at the Hanoi National Sport Training Center. Previously, chief coach Mai Duc Chung … [Read more...]

Social News 4/9

HCM City has stem cell assoc The government of HCMC has licensed the establishment of a stem cell association to serve hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. According to health experts, the biggest problem with hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is a limited number of donors as Vietnam's current population policy encourages each family to have two children only. Stem cells can only be extracted from biological siblings, making it difficult for patients to have homologous bone marrow … [Read more...]

30,000 tourists visit grave of General Vo Nguyen Giap during holidays

The grave of General Vo Nguyen Giap in Quang Binh province.

Border gate guards in the central province of Quang Binh September 2 said that in nearly 30,000 holidaymakers visited the grave of General Vo Nguyen Giap in the Vung Chua-Dao Yen area during national holidays. Nguyen Cao Ky, deputy head of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism said that there was an increase in the number of domestic and international visitors arriving in the Vung Chua-Dao Yen (Swallow Island) from the beginning of the year. … [Read more...]

Sports News 13/8

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K+ awarded broadcasting rights for all Premier League matches K+ Satellite Digital Television yesterday announced that it has acquired the broadcast rights of the English Premier League (EPL) and other leading football league matches in the 2014-15 season. As in the previous season, K+ subscribers will enjoy all 380 EPL matches. In Viet Nam, the best games on weekends are only available on K+ channels. Speaking at a press conference, Cao Van Liet, general director of VSTV, said: "The new … [Read more...]

Social News 26/7

US$330 million needed for Vietnam-Japan university Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has signed a decision approving establishment of a Vietnam-Japan university under the Vietnam National University in Hanoi at an initial cost of US$330 million. Japan is expected to provide more than US$200 million in official development assistance (ODA) loans for the project and US$100 million will be contributed by Japanese enterprises and organizations. The remainder will come from the State budget. A source … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 25/7

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The Aristocrats tour to stop in HCM City As part of their "Culture Clash" Asian tour, US rock band Aristocrats will perform at a live concert in HCM City on August 13. The band, made up of guitarist Guthrie Govan, bassist Bryan Beller, and drummer Narci Minnermann, will play instrumental rock and jazz fusion. The show will begin at 8 pm at the HCM City Music Centre, 57 Cao Thang Street, District 3. Tickets costing VND500,000-1 million are available at the venue. HCM City awaits South Korean … [Read more...]

Vietnamese female painters attend Mongolian exhibition

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Eleven Vietnamese female painters are attending the international exhibition "Her Presence in Colors XI" in Mongolia. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 21/7

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Vocal contest return fetes Hanoi A vocal contest will be held as part of celebrations for the 60th anniversary of Ha Noi's Capital Liberation Day on October 10 in 1954. … [Read more...]