Art & Entertainment News Headlines 11/4

France to host Vietnam Film Festival in July The French coastal city of Saint Malo plans to put on a Vietnam Film Festival this summer, organisers said at an April 8 press conference in Paris. The event will be organised by French company Iriscomm in collaboration with the French Embassy in Vietnam and the Cinema Department under Vietnam's Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. Ngo Phuong Lan, director of the Cinema Department, said the festival will give French audiences their first … [Read more...]

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Art & Entertainment News Headlines 8/3

More than 60 art troupes from home and abroad have registered to take part in the biennial Hue Festival 2014, which is slated to take place on April 12-20 in the imperial city.

Hue Festival to feature 60 art troupes Vietnam will, for the first time, welcome world famous guests such as Brazil's Sururu Na Roda band, Japan's Bati-Holic drum troupe, and the Palestinian folk dance troupe Asayel. The festival will highlight Nha Nhac - the royal court music and dance of Hue which has been named by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. A similar variant of this elegant music is popular in Japan, where it is known as "Gegaku", and also expected to be … [Read more...]

Houses granted to needy troops and policy beneficiaries

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PANO - The Tank-Armoured Arm on December 11th handed over a gratitude house to the family of Mr. Luu Van Cuong, a needy officer of the Tank Non-commissioned Officers' School No.1, after three months of construction. The 50sq.m house was built at a cost of VND 115 million, with VND 75 million raised among the school's troops and the remaining from his relatives. The unit's troops contributed 50 working days to complete the house as scheduled. The same day, the Army Corps 3' Command … [Read more...]

Lawmakers discuss State budget spending priorities

HA NOI (VNS) — National Assembly deputies looked into the spending of the 2013 State budget and the State budget estimates and allocation for the next year at their sitting last Saturday. Discussing the plan of issuing Government bonds and allocating the capital to important projects in the 2014-16 period, deputies agreed to prioritise capital to projects on National Highway 1A expansion and National Highway 14 construction. They suggested total investment in a number of sub-projects should … [Read more...]

Vietnam cops suspended for drunkenly insulting reporters

Two of the three police officers accused of insulting reporters and preventing them from entering a land plot in Ha Tinh Province to report a land revocation case October 25

Three police officers in the north-central province of Ha Tinh have been temporarily suspended for allegedly insulting reporters and preventing them from approaching a site to report a land revocation case, Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reported. Police in Ky Anh District said Tuesday that the three officers had been suspended for a week pending investigations into the accusations by the reporters. However, they refused to reveal the identities of the officers. On October 25, a group of … [Read more...]

Kon Tum urged to accelerate key infrastructure projects

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Nhan Dan - The Central Highlands province of Kon Tum should hasten the progress of major projects especially the upgrading of infrastructure. The request was made by General Tran Dai Quang, Politburo member, Minister of Public Security cum head of the Central Highlands Steering Committee at a meeting with Kon Tum province's leaders on January 15. General Tran Dai Quang asked the provincial leaders to focus on accelerating key transport projects such as the Ho Chi Minh, 14C and 14 routes … [Read more...]

Son songs stay in spotlight

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The fifth episode of In the Spotlight, a series of live music performances organised by a local entertainment and advertising company, will focus on late composer Trinh Cong Son. Hong Nhung, Tung Duong, and My Linh at a recent press conference on the music event. Photo: Internet According to organisers, the performances, to be held late next month and early January, will be called Goi Ten Bon Mua (Telling the Name of Four Seasons). They said the programme would present, to some extent, … [Read more...]

Bicycle trips geared towards fit tourists

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by Trung Hieu - Ngoc Tien … [Read more...]

Legislators see canaries in the mines

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Lawmakers have lambasted the government for allowing ineffective mining operations to pollute local communities without bringing in funds to the state. Illegal miners look for gold on the banks of the Ba River in Phu Yen Province. "In mineral-rich areas, residents are often poor ones and authorities generate low revenues. These people have been suffering from a paradox as they live among rich mineral resources with nothing to show for it," said representative Ha Son Nhin of Gia Lai Province … [Read more...]

ART & ENTERTAINMENT IN BRIEF 19/4

Countdown to 2012 Olympics starts in HCM City The British Council in Vietnam launched the 100 Day Living Clock Countdown in Ho Chi Minh City on April 18 to welcome the upcoming London 2012 Olympics, which will open on July 27. The numbers from 1-100 were illustrated by children studying at the British Council in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Every day starting from April 18, a new number will be unveiled in varying locations across Vietnam and the world, while number one will be announced in … [Read more...]

ART & ENTERTAINMENT IN BRIEF 7/3

Vietnamese war novel published in Iran The Farsi version of "Noi buon chien tranh" (The Sorrow of War), a novel by writer Bao Ninh, has been released in Iran. This is the first Vietnamese novel to be translated into the Farsi language, with 2,000 copies published by Iran's Ofoq private publishing house. Some Vietnamese books published in Farsi are President Ho Chi Minh's "Nhat Ky Trong Tu" (Prison Diary) and General Vo Nguyen Giap's "Hoi Ky ve Dien Bien Phu" (Memoirs of Dien Bien Phu). … [Read more...]

Nominees wait with bated breath

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The 17th National Film Festival kicks off tonight, Dec 15, in the central province of Phu Yen, promising a tough competition with many productions from non-state studios participating. Ladies man : A scene from the film Nhung Nu Hon Ruc Ro (Bright Kisses) produced by the BHD studio. — File Photo The three-day festival, running through Saturday, has lured about 108 entries in the categories of feature, documentary, scientific and animated films, and will recognise and honour the best works of … [Read more...]

Free movies in Hanoi, HCM City

VietNamNet Bridge - For Vietnam Cinema Day (March 15), the Vietnam Cinema Association will present free screenings of 11 films from Golden Kite Awards 2010 and previous years. From March 10 to 13 in Hanoi, the free movies will be screened at Ngoc Khanh Cinema, Thang Tam Movie Theater and National Cinema Center. In HCM City, the screenings will be at Thang Long A Movie Theater, Fafilm Movie Theater and Tan Son Nhat Cinema Center. Tickets are now available at the above theaters. Schedule Ngoc … [Read more...]

Free movies on Vietnam Cinema Day

From March 10 to 13 in Hanoi, the free movies will be screened at Ngoc Khanh Movie Theater, Thang Tam Movie Theater and National Cinema Center. In HCMC, the screenings will be at Thang Long A Movie Theater, Fafilm Movie Theater and Tan Son Nhat Cinema Center. Tickets are now available at the above theaters. Schedule Ngoc Khanh Movie Theater (523 Kim Ma St., Hanoi) - 9 a.m. on March 11: Hat lua vanh dai and Chi Dau - 9 a.m. on March 12: "Nhung co gai Ngu Thuy" (Ngu Thuy girls) and … [Read more...]

Party and State leaders pay Tet visits to localities

General Le Hong Anh, Minister of Public Security

Pham Quang Nghi, Politburo member, Secretary of the Hanoi's Party Committee paid Tet visits to the northern province of Ha Nam on January 28. On behalf of the Party and State, Mr Nghi praised the achievements made by the province in 2010 and expressed his delight at the province's socio-economic development. He added that the city's people and cadres should promote the province's advantages, fully tap its potential for industrial development, build new rural areas and roads, and pay a … [Read more...]

11th Party Congress announces CPVCC members

The 11th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) on January 18 elected 175 official members and 25 alternate members to CPV Central Committee (CPVCC) for the 11th tenure. The following is the list of the official members of the 11th CPVCC: 1. Hoang Tuan Anh, member of the CPVCC and Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism 2. Le Hong Anh, Politburo member of the CPVCC and General and Minister of Public Security 3. Le Thi Thu Ba, member of the CPVCC, member of the … [Read more...]

The list of 200 members of the 11th Party Central Committee

The list of 175 official members of the 11th Party Central Committee No. Name Position 1. Hoàng Tuấn Anh Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism 2. Lê Hồng Anh Politburo member, High-ranking General, Minister of Public Security 3. Lê Thị Thu Ba Member of the National Assembly Standing Committee, Chairwoman of the National Assembly's Committee for Justice 4. Hà Ban Party Secretary of Kon Tum province 5. Bùi Quang Bền Party Secretary of … [Read more...]

House discusses stimulus package, budget deficit

A view of the NA session on May 25, which focused on the economic stimulus and budget deficit (Photo: Nhan Dan)

Lawmakers debated important issues related to the economic stimulus package and budget deficit at the fifth session of the 12th National Assembly on May 26. Most agreed that the Government's economic stimulus has helped minimize the impact of the economic crisis. Many deputies, including Nguyen The Thao of Hanoi and Luong Van Hai of Binh Thuan Province, said publicity, proper use, and supervision of the stimulus package are essential to ward off a recession. Some deputies said the use of … [Read more...]

Muong Khuong keeps it green

Slippery slopes: A view of rice fields in Muong Khuong District, in northwest Lao Cai Province. The district is planning to remodel itself into a centre of community-based eco-tourism The district is looking to develop into an eco-friendly destination Muong Khuong district is planning to remodel itself into a centre of community-based eco-tourism in northwest LaoCaiProvince in its current period of development (2005-10), said the chairman of the district people committee Nong Van Hung at a … [Read more...]

The key to success in the Central Highlands

Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) has become a dynamic economic region with an average growth rate of 13 percent per annum over the last 33 years. The region is home to 47 ethnic groups with diverse cultures and has vast reserves of natural resources. However, it is now facing a widening gap between rich and poor, particularly areas inhabited by the ethnic minorities - a factor that has negatively impacted on the region's sustainable development. A VOV reporter interviewed Ha Son Nhin, Secretary … [Read more...]