Hai Duong wins 3 medals at National Open Dancesport Cup and Championship

Hai Duong dancing couples have completed the competition program of the 2013 National Open Dancesport Cup and Championship. Dancing couples of Hai Duong team on 15 October completed the competition program of the 2013 National Open Dancesport Cup and Championship (held in Ho Chi Minh city). As a result, the dancing duo Nguyen Duc Hoa and Vu Thi Hai Yen grabbed one silver medal for the foxtrot and one bronze medal for the waltz in the championship tournament. The dancing pair Nguyen Quang … [Read more...]

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22nd session of the National Assembly Standing Committee closes

(VOVworld) - The 22nd session of the National Assembly Standing Committee closed in Hanoi on Tuesday. From October 10th to October 15th, the deputies discussed revisions to the 1992 Constitution and a number of draft laws and the government report on the implementation of development programs and the state budget for this year. They also discussed the additional issuance of government bonds for national highways 1 and 14 and the investment policy to build the Ho Chi Minh highway. High on the … [Read more...]

Reforming grassroots mass mobilization


(VOVworld) - Vietnam is making great efforts to reform mass mobilization at the grassroots level to better serve the country's industrialization, modernization, and international integration process. Mass mobilization and the strength to rally the people 83 years have passed since the first Party resolution on mass mobilization took effect, helping to strengthen the bonds between the party and the people. The work has also helped the party gather people's strength to fight foreign invaders … [Read more...]

EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR Oct.15 -31 (daily updated)


HCMC - Exhibition "In the Midst of Life"Opening: Fri 25 Oct, 6 pmExhibition: 25 Oct - 25 Nov 2013Craig Thomas Gallery 27i Tran Nhat Duat, Tan Dinh ward, Q.1, HCMC Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 11 am to 6pm; Sundays 1 to 5 pm; and by appointment You are invited to the exhibition "In the Midst of Life", a solo exhibition of wood burn paintings by Hanoi-based artist Ngo Van Sac. Ngo Van Sac says that one day he may return to using conventional canvas, but right now he is enchanted by … [Read more...]

Education UK Exhibition 2013 in Vietnam

Photo: Trang Vu

(CPV) - The UK Education Exhibition 2013 will see the largest ever number of participating institutions - 68 UK universities, colleges and schools. Organised by the British Council Vietnam, the exhibition will hit Hanoi (Melia Hotel), Ho Chi Minh city (Intercontinental Hotel) and Da Nang (Novotel Hotel). Vietnamese parents and students will find information on diverse undergraduate, postgraduate and pathway programs. Domestic programs leading to UK-accredited degrees will also be exhibited. … [Read more...]

Friendship FC wins Lotteria Challenge Cup 2013

The winning team posed with the organizing board. (Photo: Thu Ha)

(CPV) -The little footballers of Friendship FC from Ho Chi Minh city won Lotteria Challenge Cup 2013 after beating Huu Bang club from Hanoi 2-1 in the final match, which took place in Hanoi on October 13. Lotteria Challenge Cup 2013 started in Ho Chi Minh city in September 14, 2013. Regional-level pre-qualifying rounds were held in four main locations: Ho Chi Minh city (16 teams, competing on September 14, 15), Can Tho city (eight teams, competing on September 18), Hanoi (16 teams, competing on … [Read more...]

Science Film Festival 2013 to open in Hanoi

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(CPV) - The 3rd Science Film Festival held by the Goethe Institute in Vietnam and the Vietnamese Partner Organisation A&C will be held from October 24 to December 15. This year, the Science Film Festival showcases fascinating films, games and activities about nature, environment and new technologies. Since 2005 the Science Film Festival has inspired students in Southeast Asian countries. It aims to raise young people's awareness of current scientific and environmental problems through the … [Read more...]

Kon Tum strives to make tourism a flagship industry

Dubbed as the "Junction of Indochina" on the Truong Son Range, the Central Highland province of Kon Tum is endowed with remarkable strengths and conditions to develop tourism. Bui Thi Thanh Van, Director of Kon Tum Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said the province is now stepping up tourism development to rapidly reach sustainability, making it a flagship industry of the province by 2020. The Vietnam Business Forum reports. * Being a culturally diverse land with six indigenous … [Read more...]

Over 100 students participate in voluntary blood donation

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The Ho Chi Minh city Youth Social Work Centre and the Ho Chi Minh city Haematology and Blood Transfusion Hospital on October 13 organized a festival to call upon blood donations. The event attracted 115 volunteers to donate their blood, students from universities, colleges, members of volunteer clubs and residents. Many of them have donated their blood many times at hospitals and centres. Mr. Bui Xuan Thoi, 28 years old, a staff member from the Ho Chi Minh city Youth Social Work Centre, who … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s museums learn to think outside the box

The War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh city is filled with the fragrance of grass and rice, punctuated by the lingering smoke of cooking fires. Foreign visitors watch on as old women - once guerrilla fighters - cook the rice which will then be pressed into balls. There in the museum they can also try various kinds of foods popular during the war years, liked baked sweet potatoes for soldiers who went out to crawl among deadly munitions, or dried banana skins - a rather unusual 'specialty' … [Read more...]