State-run cinemas ‘dying’ in Vietnam


Scores of state-run cinemas throughout the country – including those in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City – are decades past their good old days, with most of which now dilapidated, making serious losses, or closed. … [Read more...]

Small deeds, significant meanings

Dan Chu Primary School (Tu Ky district) launches the movement of "Feeding super-heavy plastic pigs" to all pupils in the school

Many humanitarian and charitable activities have contributed to encouraging and helping thousands of turns of disadvantaged, sick, or disabled pupils. Over the past years, levels of Red Cross (RC) societies and the educational sector have paid attention to and jointly directed efficient implementation of RC work in schools. Many humanitarian and charitable activities launched in schools have contributed to encouraging and helping thousands of turns of disadvantaged, sick, or disabled pupils overcome difficulties and rise up in life. … [Read more...]

Overburdened by public works, HCMC says farewell to more trees


Hunks of mahogany trees felled on Ton Duc Thang Street on November 12, 2014. Photo credit: Thoi Bao Kinh Te Saigon … [Read more...]

Social News 28/10

President Obama thanks Vietnamese American nurse Nurse Nina Pham - the first person to catch Ebola on US soil has been declared free of the deadly disease 13 days after testing positive, clearing the way for President Obama to give her a big hug in the oval office. "I feel fortunate and blessed to be standing here today. Throughout this ordeal, I have put my faith in God and my medical team." Pham said on October 24 at a press conference. "The Ebola experience was a very stressful and challenging time," she said adding "I am on my way back to recovery even as I reflect on how many others have not been so fortunate." … [Read more...]

Thanh Hoa preps for tourism year

Sam Son beach, one of the major tourism sites in the north-central province of Thanh Hoa. The province will upgrade transportation infrastructure and accommodations to prepare for hosting the national tourism year in 2015. - VNA/VNS Photo Quang Quyet HCM CITY (VNS)- The north-central province of Thanh Hoa will upgrade transportation infrastructure and accommodations in preparation for hosting next year's national tourism year, heard a conference yesterday in HCM City. Vuong Van Viet, the province's deputy chairman, said there were many ways to reach Thanh Hoa from other cities. The drive from Ha Noi's Noi Bai International Airport on the express highway takes one hour and 45 minutes. Moreover, several national highways connect the province to neighboring provinces and cities. Tho Xuan Airport currently offers two flights a day to HCM City and will soon explore flights to cities of Da Nang and Buon Ma Thuot, in addition to installing an automatic control system and signal system for … [Read more...]

“Captain” of Vietnam’s Cheo Theatre

From being an "actress of negative characters"... She has dimpled cheeks, small and sparkling black eyes, cute little lips and a husky voice with a high pitch. She has a strong will and a special passion for Cheo and this is how people often describe the artist, Thanh Ngoan. In the Vietnamese Cheo circle, Thanh Ngoan is talked about as an artist with both talent and beauty. With this advantage, she should have been suitable for the roles of leading characters, but she has impressed the audience with her roles of "negative characters" who are sharp-tongued, talkative and pesky. … [Read more...]

Social News 20/10

The queen of dairy cow named A contest for 126 dairy cows in the northern province of Son La wrapped up on Wednesday with the first prize of VND60 million given to a cow coded 1386 belonging to Bui Van Dinh in Moc Chau Plateau, VietnamPlus reports. The cow won the Moc Chau Dairy Cow Beauty Contest thanks to its outstanding grace and ability to produce more milk than other 19 rivals. Dinh said he has invested much in his cow and paid close attention to the breeding and training of the cow. "I feed, wash and groom it; let it listen to music and enjoy massage, and train it to stay calm in front of people," Dinh shared his winning secrets. … [Read more...]

Social News 16/10

Search for Vietnamese sailors called off The Japanese government has officially stopped searching for six missing Vietnamese sailors after a three-day helicopter search. Six of seven Vietnamese sailors working aboard a Taiwanese ship went missing after jumping off the ship on Sunday. When they went overboard, the ship was 18km off the coast of Hokkaido, Japan. The Department of Overseas Labour Management contacted the other sole Vietnamese sailor left working aboard the ship. He said that the working and living conditions on the ship were good and refused to jump off when his shipmates attempted to persuade him. … [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...]

“Green enterprises” targeted


Over the past time, many FDI businesses in Hai Duong province have conducted a lot of practical activities to protect the environment. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 16/9


Game show capitalises on mixed marriages in Viet Nam HCM City Television is working with the MayQ Media to launch a new singing TV game show targeting Vietnamese and foreign husbands and wives living in Viet Nam. Vo Chong Minh Hat (Husband and Wife Sing Together), which will start next month, is expected to help the couples keep their love in marriage through the passion of music. Couples of all ages are encouraged to send their photos and records or music video clips to the organiser at email today. … [Read more...]

Stopovers on the Central Region heritage road


VietNamNet Bridge - The six world heritage sites recognized by the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in the Central Region creates a "heritage road" worthy to explore. Ho Dynasty Citadel in Thanh Hoa The citadel of the Ho Dynasty is situated in Vinh Loc District, Thanh Hoa Province. It was the capital of Vietnam from 1398 to 1407. … [Read more...]

Downtown HCMC to close Nguyen Hue, introduce trams


Electric cars take tourists through Hanoi's Old Quarter. Photo credit: Vietnam News Agency … [Read more...]

Trave News 20/8

Danang launches tourism advertising campaign Danang has launched a new advertising campaign touting its new slogan "Danang City - a friendly, safe and hospitable community" aiming to attract more domestic holiday and foreign tourists from traditional markets. Tran Chi Cuong, Vice Director of the Municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism (DoCST), said that from now through the end of the year many new tourism products and services have been launched.. This year's programme focuses on three main groups: domestic holiday-makers, foreign tourists and meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions (MICE). … [Read more...]

Weekly press digest – August 11-17

VGP - A conference on multilateral diplomacy in the 21st century, the conclusion of the 30th session of the NASC Standing Committee, the EC Vice President's visit to VietNam, and preventive measures for Ebola are among the top headlines of last week. Phu Quoc Island urged to develop tourism and sea-based economy Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has emphasized the importance of tourism to the island district of Phu Quoc in southern Kien Giang province, saying that it will be a breakthrough for the district to develop its sea-based economy. … [Read more...]

Visit to Con Son for reverence to precious stele


The hexagonal stele not only bears great historical value but also is the place once visited and read by Uncle Ho. … [Read more...]

Gazing on the beauty of eight World Heritage Sites in Vietnam


(Cinet)- Trang An recognised as world mixed heritage site on June 23, Vietnam has eight heritage sites recognised by the UNESCO' World Heritage Committee including 05 cultural heritage sites, 02 natural sites and 01 mixed heritage site. … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s eight World Heritage Sites


Vietnam has long been known for its stunning landscapes that attract millions of local and foreign visitors each year. … [Read more...]

Vietnam relics in desperate need of attention


A large number of relics throughout Vietnam, even recognized ones, are seriously damaged and at risk of collapse. … [Read more...]