Art & Entertainment News 20/12

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Twelve sites recognised as national relics Twelve archaeological, historical and architectural relics around the country have been recognised as national relic sites by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The Ky Anh ancient rock rampart in Ky Lac commune, Ky Anh district, Ha Tinh province. The list consists of three archaeological, seven historical and two architectural relics, located in 10 provinces: Son La, Thai Nguyen, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Thua Thien–Hue, Quang Nam, An Giang, Binh Phuoc, Long An and Khanh Hoa. Three archaeological relics named are the Loi Citadel in Thuy Xuan and Thuy Bieu wards, Hue City, Thua Thien–Hue province; Hoa Diem relic in Cam Thinh Dong commune, Cam Ranh city, Khanh Hoa province; and Khe Ho ancient rock ground in Hang Chu commune, Bac Yen district, Son La province. The seven historical sites comprise three in Thai Nguyen, including the complex of Muc Temple and Huong Ap pagoda in Pho Yen district; the relic where the Brigade 308 … [Read more...]

Social News 9/12

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ADB urges use of ICT in healthcare … [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...]

Art & Entertainment News 1/12

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

Ha Noi: Installing 38 cluster of aquatic rafts to improve To Lich river’s water quality

Installing process are implementing on section from Hoang Quoc Viet street to Cau Moi bridge (

To Lich river has total length of 13, 3 km and 20 km2 of drainage flow; it located in Hoan Kiem district, Ba Dinh, Dong Da, Thanh Xuan, Thanh Tri. Water flow can reach to 150.000 m3/ day. Most of urban waste water is untreated so water of river becomes more and more polluted. In an attempt to improve water quality, Ha Noi Drainage One Member limited Company set up 38 cluster of aquatic crafts in To Lich river. So Crossroads in Ha Noi), with total length over 6 km. The frame crafts are made from floating materials, each cluster is separated 30 cm away. Aquatic plants play role as factors helping clean due to its root and body that has filter functions, converts polluted compounds into biomass, and releases oxygen to the water. Aquatic rafts are low cost tools which have life span up to 4 years. Therefore, this project seems an appropriate and friendly solution. … [Read more...]

VN, Italy strengthen relations

Deputy PM Vu Van Ninh (R) and Italian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Benedetto della Vedora, Ha Noi, November 24, 2014 - Photo: VGP/Thanh Chung

VGP - Viet Nam and Italy should boost their cooperation on energy, especially on alternative energies, such as wind and solar power, Deputy PM Vu Van Ninh said. He made the suggestion at the reception for Benedetto della Vedora, the Italian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, in Ha Noi on November 24. … [Read more...]

Vietnam aims to foster space technology

Vietnam hopes to lead ASEAN in satellite development in the coming decades, Dr. Pham Anh Tuan, Director of the Vietnam Satellite Centre, told the Ha Noi Moi (New Hanoi) newspaper. *Will the Vietnam Satellite Centre (VNSC) function like USA's NASA or Japan's JAXA when its construction is completed? The Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) thought of establishing the VNSC in 2007 after the Prime Minister approved a national research and development for space technology. Work on the centre is underway at the Lang Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park, some 40km from Hanoi. Fund for the centre's construction comes from two main sources: Japanese ODA (over 600 million USD) and government's counterpart contribution. The centre is expected to open in 2020 as scheduled. … [Read more...]

VN aims to advance satellite, space technology

Viet Nam hopes to lead ASEAN in satellite development in the coming decades, Dr Pham Anh Tuan, director of the Viet Nam Satellite Centre, told the Ha Noi Moi (New Ha Noi) newspaper. Will the Viet Nam Satellite Centre (VNSC) function like USA's NASA or Japan's JAXA when its construction is completed? The Viet Nam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) thought of establishing the VNSC in 2007 after the Prime Minister approved a national research and development for space technology. Work on the centre is underway at the Lang Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park, some 40km from Ha Noi. Funds for the centre's construction comes from two main sources: Japanese ODA (over US$600 million) and government's counterpart contribution. We expect the centre to open in 2020 as scheduled. … [Read more...]

Pop singer Tan Minh to hold first live show

HA NOI (VNS) - Tan Minh, who has been a pop singer for nearly 20 years, will hold his first-ever live show, entitled Tan Minh in the Spot Light, tomorrow night. Minh, who is currently the director of the Thang Long Singing, Dance and Music Theatre, will perform hit songs that have made him famous, including Buc Thu Tinh Dau Tien (The First Love Letter), Moi Tinh Dau (The First Love) and Phuong Hong (Red Flamboyant Flower). Diva My Linh, who developed her career with Minh, will perform along side Minh during the show that will take place at the Friendship Palace in Ha Noi. - VNS … [Read more...]

Social News 10/11

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Indonesian cargo ship catches fire at Haiphong port … [Read more...]

Ha Noi road plan to be reviewed

HA NOI (VNS)- A 1.5km road connecting Nguyen Van Cu Street in Ha Noi's Long Bien District to the left bank of the Red River would waste millions of dollars if built according to plan, Viet Nam Television reported on Wednesday. Local citizens said the project was designed to cross over a residential area in a U-shape instead of cutting through a patch of nearby agricultural land, even though the latter plan would save the State millions of dollars in compensation and relocation costs. "Moving one household costs between US$100,000 and US$250,000. Moving a hundred households would cost the State millions of dollars," said local resident Vo Van Ba. … [Read more...]

Social News 7/11

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JICA provides assistance in road maintenance The second phase of the Project for Capacity Enhancement in Road Maintenance will commence in December with financial and technical support from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), according to a document signed between the Ministry of Transport and JICA in Hanoi on November 5. At the signing ceremony, Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Hong Truong highlighted the need for the sustainable maintenance and management of Vietnam 's road system, saying that the country's transport system was a crucial foundation for economic development. … [Read more...]

SMEs continue to struggle in improving economy

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VietNamNet Bridge - Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) still face "special difficulties" even though the national economy has improved in the last 10 months, according to a National Finance Supervisory Council's report submitted to the government. … [Read more...]

Policies need to be put into practice

Cao Si Kiem, president of the Viet Nam Small and Medium Enterprises Association, talks to Ha Noi Moi (New Ha Noi) newspaper about incentive policies Some reports say that the Government's policy to support Vietnamese enterprises has had a positive impact on the nation's economic recovery. Would you agree? Generally speaking, there are several factors behind some of the economic successes seen since early 2014: the restructuring of weak banks, helping them avert bankruptcy and reduce the deposit interest rate; stabilisation of the gold market and the exchange rate; and restoring demand-supply balance in foreign currencies. … [Read more...]

Authorities play significant role in ensuring quality helmet production

Hoang Lam, director of the Quality Assurance and Safety Centre (Quatest 3), discusses the importance of the Mandatory Motorcycle Helmet Law with Ha Noi Moi (New Ha Noi) newspaper. Numerous low-quality motorcycle helmets are sold in the market that have quality stamps (CR) from the Quatest 3. What is your response to that? I don't deny that fact. But let me just focus on two factors. First, it is the fake helmets themselves. They don't have the stamps of manufacturing companies but have the CR stamps, or verification stamps that indicate that the helmets conform to regulations. … [Read more...]

Political News 17/10

RoK to sign FTAs with Vietnam, China, New Zealand this year The Republic of Korea (RoK) is undertaking maximum efforts to sign free trade agreements (FTAs) with Vietnam, China and New Zealand by the end of this year in a bid to boost the country's presence overseas, according to the RoK's Prime Minister Chung Hong-Won. An agreement was reached earlier this month by Vietnamese and RoK leaders to conclude their FTA negotiations before the year is out. Signs of progress were noted in RoK-China negotiations, despite a few disagreements on industrial and agricultural goods and seafood. … [Read more...]

Loading restriction signs removed from bridges

A bridge built by the money of local people in Cho Moi District, southern province of An Giang. The Directorate for Roads of Viet Nam removed loading restriction signs from nearly 1,000 bridges.- Photo Otosaigon

HA NOI (VNS) - The Directorate for Roads of Viet Nam (DRVN) removed loading restriction signs from nearly 1,000 bridges nationwide during a three-month inspection process. … [Read more...]

E-tickets a must for a modern public transportation system

Smartcards and e-tickets are set to become the norm, Nguyen Hoang Hai, Director of the Ha Noi Urban Transport Management and Operation Centre (TRAMOC) tells the Ha Noi Moi (New Ha Noi) Newspaper. The pilot project on using e-tickets in buses began on October 6. What is the significance of this project? The increase in commuter numbers and bus routes in the capital city indicates a clear need to improve service quality for passengers. It can also be seen that the number of people using monthly tickets accounts for 70 per cent of total commuters. … [Read more...]

Five-star luxury cruise ships bring 4,500 passengers to Vietnam

The Voyager of the Seas cruise ship is seen at the Tan Cang - Cai Mep seaport in Ba Ria - Vung Tau Province, located in southern Vietnam, on October 12, 2014.

Two luxury cruise ships stopped briefly in Vietnam on Sunday, allowing more than 4,500 wealthy international passengers to tour the country's iconic Ha Long Bay, attractions in Ho Chi Minh City and a coastal province. Voyager of the Seas, carrying more than 3,000 international passengers, docked at the Tan Cang - Cai Mep seaport in the southern province of Ba Ria - Vung Tau early yesterday, after two days of cruising from Kaohsiung, Taiwan. In the provincial capital city of Vung Tau, the passengers visited famous attractions including the statue of Jesus Christ on Nho Mountain, the Niet Ban Buddhist Monastery, Thang Tam Temple, and the Villa Blanche presidential retreat. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 8/10

British dance ensemble to brighten Vietnam stages Two stunning contemporary dance productions "Without Stars" and "There We Have Been" inspired by Haruki Murakami's novel Norwegian Wood are set to light up Vietnam stages this October. James Cousins and his dancers will hit the Youth Theatre in Hanoi for a one-night-only show on October 22 and the IDECAF stage in Ho Chi Minh City on October 25-25. A graduate of the London Contemporary Dance School, James Cousins founded his dance company in 2012 along with creative producer Francesca Moseley. … [Read more...]