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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Duo combine a mixture of styles

On stage: Pho An My performs at her show in 2011. - Photo vietnamnet.vn

HA NOI (VNS) - The duo of pianist Pho An My and composer Dang Tue Nguyen will present a new stage production that combines the traditional art of tuong and chamber music. … [Read more...]

Deputy Defence Minister visits Army Corps 16

Sr. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Thanh Cung (first from the right, front row) visiting Army Corps 16.

PANO - A defence mission, led by Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Thanh Cung, Deputy Minister of the National Defence, on November 13th paid a visit to Army Corps 16. At the working session, the corps' Commander, Lieutenant General Le Duc Tho, briefed the mission on the results of task implementation in 2014. Accordingly, the corps has well carried out training missions, and command and staff exercises, as well as production activities. … [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...]

Motorbike owners rebel over new road-use fees

National Road 1A during rush hour. Motorbike owners are worried about how to budget for an increase in road-use fees that starts today. - VNA/VNS Photo Khuong Duy

HA NOI (VNS)- Motorbike owners are worried about how to budget for an increase in road-use fees that starts today. Many say they will refuse to pay. … [Read more...]

VietinBank: Reliable Partner of FDI Enterprises

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As a leading credit institution in Vietnam, the Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade (VietinBank) is proud to be a pioneering provider of modern financial and banking products and services of international standard for foreign direct investment (FDI) enterprises in the country. Moreover, with its experience and knowledge of policies and markets in Vietnam, VietinBank always understands and shares difficulties with FDI firms and introduces effective and timely solutions to … [Read more...]

Social News 22/10

Free health checks offered in Kien Giang Over 500 disadvantaged people in the Cuu Long (Mekong Delta) province of Kien Giang received free health screening on Sunday. At the programme, organised in An Minh Bac Commune in U Minh Thuong District by local authorities, the Thien Tam Charity Foundation belonging to the Tan Binh District Red Cross, and Bayer Viet Nam, medicines and supplies like instant noodles and cooking oil were also donated to the beneficiaries. They were taught how to grow … [Read more...]

Huynh wins in Nam Ky Khoi Nghia cycling tour

HA NOI (VNS) - HCM City's Huynh Mai Huynh secured the yellow jersey of the Nam Ky Khoi Nghia cycling event which ended last Saturday. Huynh failed to make it to the top three of the final stage but maintained a commanding lead in the tour with a total time of 20:46.12 after seven stages. He was followed by Nguyen Van Duc of VTV Can Tho and Nguyen Minh Tam of Vinamit HCM City. Meanwhile, Pham Phat Dat of the Vinh Thinh-Hoc Mon squad won in the 130km final stage from Dinh Quan District to Hoc … [Read more...]

Dong claims yellow jersey

HA NOI (VNS) - Le Van Dong of VTV Can Tho took the yellow jersey from Tang Tri Hung of Thanh Son Hoa Nong in the third stage of the Nam Ky Khoi Nghia cycling tournament yesterday. Dong has the best time after three stages, followed by Huynh Mai Duy of HCM City and his teammate Nguyen Van Duc. He also won the 156km Phan Thiet to Phan Rang-Thap Cham City stage with a top speed of 33.821kmh and a time of 4:36.45. Today, the cyclists will compete in the 107km stage from Phan Rang-Thap Cham to Da … [Read more...]

Army unit assists locals in economic development

Ea Sup Economic-Defence Zone's inauguration

PANO - Border district of Ea Sup in Dak Lak province has changed positively thanks to the Ea Sup Economic-Defence Zone operated by the Army Corps 16 for nearly 14 years now. The zone has attracted hundreds of not only local households but also other new settlers' households from Ben Tre and Thanh Hoa provinces. Besides, Regiments 736 and 737 under the corps have generated jobs for over 5,000 labourers, ensuing stable income for them. With instructions from the regiments, new settlers in the … [Read more...]

Social News 14/10

New diseases need int'l fightback, experts say More than 100 health, livestock and environment experts from 17 countries are discussing ways to promote collaboration in disease prevention in the face of several newly emerging diseases at a three-day workshop that began in Ha Noi yesterday. They agreed that increased collaboration was needed to prevent and fight the spread of diseases like avian influenza H5N1, H7N9, SARS and Ebola. "We should mobilise society as a whole to participate in … [Read more...]

Social News 13/10

19 'fake' school health workers fired Tuy Phuoc District officials approved a request to fire 19 health workers at local elementary and middle schools who used fake degrees to get the job. The district's Bureau of Education and Training and Bureau of Interior Affairs made the request after the workers were caught buying fake degrees. The workers included 44-year-old Pham Thi Xuan Mai and 38-year-old Trinh Thi Ngoc Hau, who earlier this year were sentenced to 12 and 18 years in prison … [Read more...]

Frustrated by red tape, Vietnam man files petition for revenge

Ho Van Ve and his petition for the right to assault the men who attacked him in March. Photo: Le Van  A Mekong Delta

xe om (motorbike taxi) driver has petitioned the local authorities for permission to exact a violent revenge on a group of men who thrashed him in March. … [Read more...]

Memorial house of Paris Peace Accords negotiator opened

The inauguration ceremony of a memorial house of Le Duc Tho (Photo:SGGP)

Party Committee of Nam Dinh province yesterday held an inauguration ceremony of a memorial house of Le Duc Tho who was known as senior adviser of Democratic Republic of Vietnam's mission in Paris Peace Talks in 1973 at his home town. This memorial site will be officially completed on 10th October, 2014 to celebrate the 103th anniversary of his birthday. … [Read more...]

Memorial complex commemorates late Politburo member

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the memorial complex

NDO - A memorial complex commemorating late Politburo member and Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee (CPVCC), Le Duc Tho, was inaugurated in Nam Dinh city's Nam Van commune, Nam Dinh province on October 5 on the occasion of his 103rd birthday (October 10, 1911-2014). Present at the ribbon-cutting ceremony were Le Hong Anh, Politburo member and standing member of the CPVCC's Secretariat; Dinh The Huynh, Politburo member and Head of the CPVCC's Commission for … [Read more...]

Army Corps 16 begins constructing new irrigation systems

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PANO - Army Corps 16, on October 1st, held a ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of irrigation systems in the economic-defence zones in Ea Sup district, Dak Lak province. The VND 100 billion project, carried out in La Lop and Rve communes, will concentrate on building or reinforcing reservoirs, barrages, and drainage canals in the economic-defence zones of the corps' Regiments 736 and 737. It is to exploit potential of fallow land, improve local environment, build infrastructure, … [Read more...]

Social News 2/10

Dong Nai rioters imprisoned for disturbing peace The People's Court of Nhon Trach district in the southern province of Dong Nai sentenced 15 men to 9-14 months in prison on September 29 for "causing social disturbances" in Nhon Trach Industrial Park. The accused include Nguyen Van Tri, 24 from Khanh Hoa province; Tran Ngoc Tha, 17 (Binh Dinh); Le Van Sang, 24 (An Giang); Dinh Tuan Vu, 31 (Hau Giang); Vien Van Man, 24 (Bac Giang); Le Van Dung, 19 (Phu Yen); Vu Viet Dinh, 29 (Binh Thuan); Du … [Read more...]

Dong Nai rioters imprisoned for disturbing peace

The People's Court of Nhon Trach district in the southern province of Dong Nai sentenced 15 men to 9-14 months in prison on September 29 for "causing social disturbances" in Nhon Trach Industrial Park. The accused include Nguyen Van Tri, 24 from Khanh Hoa province; Tran Ngoc Tha, 17 (Binh Dinh); Le Van Sang, 24 (An Giang); Dinh Tuan Vu, 31 (Hau Giang); Vien Van Man, 24 (Bac Giang); Le Van Dung, 19 (Phu Yen); Vu Viet Dinh, 29 (Binh Thuan); Du Quoc Ky, 22 (Ca Mau); Nguyen Huu Duc, 21 (Can Tho); … [Read more...]

Social News 28/9

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New expressway develops crack after torrential rains Three days after opening, Viet Nam's longest expressway, which runs 245km from Noi Bai to Lao Cai, has developed a 10-metre crack that runs from one side to the other. … [Read more...]